Thank you, [name]Lemon[/name]! I’m glad you like [name]Susannah[/name]; it’s a long-standing favorite. As a bonus, it’s a smush of my mom’s name ([name]Susan[/name]) and my sister’s name ([name]Anna[/name]).
I can definitely see where you’re coming from with [name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Sophie[/name] [name]Valentine[/name] - I’ve tried bunches of combos, but not many have seemed ‘right’ just yet. Maybe because it’s one of the few that doesn’t have any family connotations? I’m not a huge fan of [name]Sylvie[/name]/[name]Sylvia[/name], but I’ve toyed with the thought of [name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] [name]Valentine[/name], along with others (which are, naturally, slipping my mind now that I need them - I’ll remember them when I’m trying to fall asleep, I’m sure). The issue with [name]Ruby[/name] is that it’s a bit cheesy with [name]Valentine[/name]. I’ll definitely be rethinking that one!
As for [name]Rosalind[/name], I’m more partial to [name]Juliet[/name] as well. It’s a form of my great grandma’s name ([name]Julia[/name]), which I love on its own as well as for the family links! I do like [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Juliet[/name], but I need to think about whether I want two floral-ish names together. Now that you have me thinking about more toned-down names, I’m wondering about [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Zoe[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] or [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Marie[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]. I suppose as a bonus, if I use [name]Marie[/name] I can call her [name]Rosemarie[/name]!
As for [name]Penelope[/name], I’m glad you (mostly) like it! Admittedly, I have a guilty pleasure sort of thing going on for double barrel nicknames, so half the reason [name]Claire[/name]'s in the middle is for the possible nickname [name]Nella[/name] [name]Claire[/name].
I probably won’t change the order of [name]John[/name] [name]Edward[/name], despite the associations. It’s my dad’s name (and my grandpa’s name), and he would have passed it on to a son if he’d had one. I feel like I should continue the tradition, even if it’s as a middle name. I’ve considered [name]Jack[/name] [name]Edward[/name] (second middle), though, and am definitely thinking about it.
I actually love the name [name]Vincent[/name], and I’m glad you suggested it! I always forget about it. I’m probably going to bump that up to a first name on my list, actually.
Thank you so much for the detailed, and very helpful review! I really appreciate it! :]