We need help naming dd #2!
I had another girl on 6th December, and my husband and I can't agree on a name for her. We are harrassed daily by well meaning family and friends asking what her name is, and its starting to get me down.
Our other daughter is 3 and called Mir@bel. I chose her name in the end, as he wouldn't commit to any 1 name... and he didn't like it much but grew to love it. He can be very indecisive... but i love him!
Here is our list:
Lorelai. My husband was concerned it wasn't 'pretty' like Mir@bel, and then said he prefers the spelling Lorelei. We would pronounce it laurel-eye so is either way fine or is one spelling, ai or ei more likely to get the eye sound we want? Do you think Lorelai/Lorelei is a pretty name?
Eleanora - but we don't like the nickname Elle/Ellie/Ella etc and dh keeps mocking it by saying Nora is an old lady name. Is it? I thought it was back in vogue?
Aurora - but my husband wasn't warming to this name which i love, yet he then suggested (much to my amazement)...
Aurelia - but this is a 'new' name to my ears, and I'm not sure if its better than Aurora. How can he dislike Aurora but like Aurelia!? It means golden or gold or something like that. We are both dark haired, though our 3 year old is dark blonde, and the new baby looks to be the same, this could change. What else can golden mean? What do you think of this name?
Evangeline - my husband doesn't like 'Angie' names. I said she'd be known as Eve or Evie mostly and it'd be a nice surprise that her full name is Evangeline and not the more popular Evelyn. He isn't convinced.
I don't know what to do! I'm trying to meet him half-way but it feels like its his way or the highway!
On the flip-side, we like nature and place names too (as Mir@bel is also a place name, and a plum fruit, though spelled differently)
We love Willow, but its quite popular/trendy now, and a bit too 'hippy' sounding, so i suggested Laurel, which i love also as a nickname for Lorelai/Lorelei. He said there's too many L's in it, like Lorelei. His name is an L name. I tried selling it based on this, but it was not enough to sway him.
We like Savannah- but its gotten too trendy! Any suggestions?
Am I just going to have to take charge again and make this decision for the both of us, whilst he sits on the fence poking holes in every name?
Thanks for reading! X
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:25am