Expecting Baby, Looking For Traditional But Uncommon Name
We have a new baby coming in the fall, and have b/g twins, with names and nicknames. also needing to be factored in are my stepchildren's names. All trendy or popular names are out for us.
my current children are Alethea, nn Lela, & Noble, nn Ned. My stepchildren are Nora and Peter, which knocked out two of my top favorite names, Flora and Petra.
Currently, boy's name isn't posing too many problems. Considering girl names, my top favorites are
Cicely, (SISS-a-lee) probably call her Kiki. I read somewhere that Kiki can be slang for female genitals in the philipines. Does that knock it out? Husband not a huge fan of Cicely.
Ilona maybe call her Ilka
Esme but I wouldn't want the accent mark just for simplicity's sake.
Our last name is German, but common enough in USA, two syllables and ends in ER.
There are many names that I adore that are not choices for us because of family and close friends already using them. I want our child to be the only one with that name in our circle. Our other children are named for grandparents, but we don't have any direct family names left that aren't being used by nieces, or aren't too popular, or both.
Any ideas? My name is Susannah, which I have always loved, and I would like to give this baby a name that she will love. I have spent my life correcting spelling errors and butchered or shortened versions of my name, and obviously my daughter Alethea will too, so that doesn't deter me.
suggestions and feedback?
Sun, 06/08/2014 - 9:50pm