I’ve been a name nerd since my own childhood but I really never thought it would be my turn to name a child. [name_f]My[/name_f] long awaited daughter (!!!), [name_f]Fern[/name_f] [name_f]Lilian[/name_f], was born three weeks ago. We have loved [name_f]Fern[/name_f] for her for a long time. It ticks so many boxes for me- a nature name, familiar but not popular, not frilly or romantic, a name for an adult, not easily shortened. It suits her down to the ground and I’m delighted with it.
[name_f]My[/name_f] own name is [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and I’m the fourth in my family so I felt under a little pressure to carry it on. I’m [name_f]Liz[/name_f], my mother is [name_f]Lilian[/name_f], my grandmother was [name_f]Lily[/name_f] and my great grandmother was just [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]. We decided to use [name_f]Lilian[/name_f] instead of [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] as I wanted to honour my mother without honouring me or anyone else. It feels important to me that she’s specifically named after my mom.
I can’t deny that I’ve already begun to stress about how we can possibly name a sibling as successfully.