At 36 weeks and struggling to find a name for the last 16 weeks I really need some help. My husband I cannot seem to find a name that we both find acceptable for our baby girl.
Our son’s name was pretty easy because it involved a family name from my husband’s side, [name]Sterling[/name], that was a no-brainer for us. His middle name is [name]Barrett[/name] and we did struggle with it until about a week before he was born but we love his name - it is unique but not too weird.
We would have loved to use a family name for our daughter but the names in our family are terribly old-ladyish and not cool - [name]Doris[/name], [name]Edna[/name], Laruth, [name]Linda[/name], etc.
My favorite names are [name]Emma[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name]. My husband I both have reservations about [name]Emma[/name] because of its popularity. [name]Katherine[/name] is a beautiful classic name but his stepsister’s daughter is named [name]Catherine[/name] and I don’t want to cause any controversy.
My mother’s name is [name]Linda[/name] and my sister’s middle is [name]Lynn[/name] so I have considered the name [name]Emmeline[/name] (pronounced [name]Emma[/name]-lynn) to kind of combine the name I like with something from my side of the family but my husband doesn’t really like it.
We want a classic name that is not too trendy but we are really struggling. We like the Southern appeal of the name [name]Charlotte[/name] but do you feel that is becoming too trendy as well?
We would like a name with 2-3 syllables because our last name is a short one syllable and starts with an F. It just flows better to have a slightly longer name.
Any thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated!