I posted a bit ago about our trouble deciding on a name for our 3rd daughter due in 5 weeks. We’ve not got much further to be honest, though there is a favourite name in the lead, I’m having trouble because I feel it doesn’t match the other 2 girls as well as I would like! I must have some mild form of ocd as I like things to match, to go well together, and the girls names are really important as far as this is concerned. All will have 2 middle names (I had one middle while my sister had two and it’s bothered me right into adulthood haha!)
Our older girls are [name]Alyssa[/name] [name]Jenna[/name] [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]. Part of me would prefer the name to be 3 syllables and end in ‘a’ and therefore ‘go with’ the others, and none will end up feeling left out etc. My sister recently mentioned that she sometimes felt she was ‘only’ [name]Emma[/name] compared to my [name]Rebecca[/name] and our brother [name]Dominic[/name]. [name]Silly[/name]? Well it’s about on the same level as me being annoyed that she got 2 middles and I only got 1. It never occurred to me that her first name was shorter so maybe it evened it out a bit?
Anyway our favourite for baby 3 is currently [name]Thea[/name]. It’s been on our lists since no.2 so I at least feel it’s not just been conjured up, we’ve liked it for a couple of years. BUT I’m having trouble definitively deciding on it because I’m not sure it fits in with my idea of ‘matching’ the other 2 girls.
I really like it, but it seems very simple and short compared to the others, though only one syllable less? Really this name would be more sensible (if this was just about sensibility!) as we have a double-barrelled name! But I just can’t shake the feeling that if this bothers me now, it’s always going to bother me.
While I love the name [name]Alyssa[/name] (though rare here in the UK it gets alot of mis-spelling and mis-pronunciation etc) I’m not as in love with the name [name]Francesca[/name], though lovely, I sometimes feel that DH loved it more and it was nice to be able to agree on a name when we didn’t agree on many! She’s nearly 2 now and thankfully I don’t dislike her name, but I don’t want to be left with similar possibly bigger feelings on no.3’s name.
Soooo what to do?
[name]Do[/name] we try and find a 3 syllable name we like as much? Also worth mentioning that my dh doesn’t agree with me, thinks the syllable number issue is silly and that we have enough trouble limiting the search to names ending in a!
I’m also looking at a longer name which you can get [name]Thea[/name]/[name]Thia[/name] from? It’s a shame there are so few of these!
So far I like
[name]Bethia[/name] - BUT the emphasis in this name is [name]Beth[/name] not [name]Thia[/name] and she’d get called [name]Beth[/name], which while nice is too popular for me
[name]Elethia[/name] - but would prefer 3 syllables not 4 lol
[name]Alethea[/name] - but really too close to [name]Alyssa[/name] to use
Such a shame that names which emphasize the [name]Thea[/name] sound more aren’t that attractive - don’t like [name]Theodora[/name]/[name]Dorothea[/name] etc
Any 3 syllable names suggestions ending in a would be appreciated, I might find another I like as much as [name]Thea[/name]
Other names we liked were [name]Lana[/name] and [name]Cora[/name] but they have the same problem [name]Thea[/name] does really? Dh has vetoed loads of names which I like - [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Matilda[/name]…
For middle names I really want to use [name]Faith[/name] as the 3rd name as loved it for years and not been able to use yet. Other middle would like to end in a too…like Lilana, [name]Rebecca[/name], [name]Sabrina[/name] etc
Thankyou for reading! Any ideas?