Named into a corner!
Hi all! I'm expecting my second daughter (my husband's third) in January and we are struggling to choose a name that will go with her big sisters. My husband has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage and she splits her time pretty evenly between her mom and us. Her name is Sparrow Hollis G----. My husband and I have a toddler that we named Starling Hadley G----. In naming her, we put a big focus on finding a name that "matched" Sparrow's. Star is her only sibling, and we knew the big age difference and only having Sparrow here part time would be challenges to them bonding as sisters, so we felt naming was a good start to helping them see themselves as kind of a sibling team. However, my husband and I were really only planning to have one child together (this pregnancy is a WONDERFUL surprise, but definitely a surprise), so we didn't think further than finding the one perfect name. Now I'm worried that we won't be able to find a name for this new baby that works well with the set we were so careful to create. If it were just a matter of finding a name with the same initials, I think we could do it (I have an S name that I LOVE and an H name that would work for me) but the name I'm liking right now is not a bird name like Sparrow and Starling. I guess my question is, is that okay? Can I use a name that fits the initials pattern but goes its own way in meaning? Or is it really important to find a bird name that works? And if it is, does anyone have any suggestions? (I have ONE name in mind that fits both criteria, but I'm not crazy about it right now.)
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:14am