Does this work for a sister for Daphne?
Our DD's name is Daphne. We are expecting #2 in Oct and don't know if it's a boy or girl. We've been struggling with a sister name!
Yesterday I gave my husband a list of names I had narrowed down: Calla, Cara, Celeste, Elsa, Elyse, Hazel, Iris, Isla, Mae, and Yvette. He circled ELYSE, HAZEL, MAE, and YVETTE.
I said to him, "Oh, you like Mae? Interesting. I wish you liked Maelle (pr. "my-ELLE)." This was a name I suggested to him back when we were pregnant with Daphne. I also suggested it again for her middle name, and both times he said he didn't like it! Anyway, he goes "Maelle? Yeah that's nice, I like it!"
So now he's totally good with it! Wtf? Boys are silly!
But my questions for you guys are:
1. Do you think it "goes" enough with Daphne? I was leaning towards something old-fashioned and classic (like some of the other names on my list).
2. Do you think it will be a giant pain to always have to explain the spelling and pronounciation? Our last name is short and not too difficult.
I really do love the name. Daphne and Maelle. To me they are both pretty names, both have a bit of a french feel to them. We are in Canada so I think it's ok if they are a little "french" :)
Honest opinions! Thank you!
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 9:58pm