Which of These Names?
I'm 24 weeks into my pregnancy and expecting a girl. My husband and I both love the name Dahlia, and we thought that we had settled on Dahlia Pearl. My husband, however, is keenly aware of the tiniest variances in accents, and the myriad of pronunciations associated with Dahlia was proving too much of a bother, especially since we prefer the British pronunciation, DAY-lia. So, yesterday, we started our hunt again, and I'm pretty sure I lost some sleep over it last night. I've narrowed it down to four names, and I would love some opinions.
1. Azalea Pearl (Azalea solves the pronunciation problem and is very similar to Dahlia, but is it too uncommon? It might be my favorite, but I can't decide if it's too weird or a hidden gem. Pearl is a family name which I love and my husband tolerates.)
2. Flora Beatrice (Flora is a family name which my husband and I both like. I love Beatrice, but my husband only tolerates it.)
3. Maeve Aurelia (Maeve my husband and I both like and feel that it goes well with our Scottish last name. Aurelia we also both like, and it's somewhat similar to Dahlia.)
4. Madeleine Pearl (Madeleine is my husband's favorite, and I like it, and I've already gone over Pearl.)
Which do you like best, and what would you do?
p.s. Her big brother's name is Abraham (Abe) Alastair, so whether it clashes with that is another consideration.
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 4:19pm