First Girl - I want to honor family but this is hard!
We're expecting child #3, a girl and we are struggling with how to honor grandparents when they all have names that don't seem to fitright!!
Our first son is Ian Robert - Robert after my husband and his grandfather. Second son is Garrett David - David after my dad.
For a girl, I love names like Lydia, Meredith, Brynn & Evelyn but we're still open to ideas. Not to trendy, maybe a little old fashioned sounding but something I can picture for a litle girl and maybe someday on a business card.
Now our mothers names are Linda Sue and Anita Louise and grandmothers are Louise Dianne, Doris Marie, Betty Margarite and Hazel Colleen. We aren't crazy about our grandmothers names but could do Louise or maybe Marie. Ann and Anna is also a family name - my middle name(Ann), my aunts name (Ann Louise) and my great grandmothers name (Anna).
In my mind I imagined Lydia Sue because it's close to my mothers name but she didn't seem to love the idea. She suggested Ann or Anna, which I like but I don't think I like it as a middle name to any of the ones we're favoring. And then there is Louise which is my husbands grandmothers name, his mothers middle name and my aunts middle name.....I can see Lydia Ann Louise, Meredith Ann Louise, etc. as a nice flowing name but that's just tacking on a first name to my aunts actual name. And while I love her, it seems a bit much to honor an aunt that way when we aren't especially close.
I'd really like to incorporate a family name. Is there some combination that I'm overlooking? Or maybe a different first name that would solve my problems? I feel like I'm at a dead end and my husband doesn't have many opinions on the subject....he's more of a thumbs up or down guy!
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 1:47pm