I went with...
Serafina Kate Wallace. I was able to eliminate Elena and then I flipped a coin. I don't mind the frilliness of Serafina and I like all possible nicknames. Her dad's family is trying them all out, but his mom likes Sera/Seri the best so far. I call her Serafina. I briefly considered an alternate middle name hat meant water, but ultimately decided Kate sounded better, than anything new I was coming up with.
As for Marina... I wasn't sure if I wanted it to get Aria, or if I really wanted Marina for Marina. Her dad wasn't crazy about Aria as the nickname and didn't think his family would go along with it. If he wasn't going to be on board, I knew the family would call her whatever they like. Marina was a constant on my list, but I always added in names that I liked more, but she always made the cut.
It's funny, though, cause the day after I submitted the paperwork to correct the birth certificate, I was feeling name regret, but it wasn't for Marina, it was for Stella. I spent the day thinking I made a mistake and that I'll have to reamend it... but I decided to hold that thought. As the days go by, it feels like she's becoming Serafina, and I say it all day long now, and I like the sound of it. So in the end, I feel good about it.
Thank you everyone for your help! And a special thanks to Tirzah for this suggestion.
I plan to stop in once in awhile and if I have another baby someday, I know where to go :)
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:08am