So, I’m due in 6 days and DH made it obvious today he loves the name Maureen for a girl (honor name for his gram). I had Ruby and Eva picked out as a sister for our first, Anna. I was cool with using Maureen as a MN for either of those but DH seems super set on using it as a FN. Specifically he’d like Maureen Theresa.
I’m trying to compromise. We already have a Maren, Mary Theresa, Marian, Maeve, Mary and Maryellen all living in the close family (hello Irish). And actually 2 other Maureens. He seems to think this is a good thing, to name after other people in the family. I call it redundant when there are 3 people in everyone’s recent memory with the same name and we’d add a fourth. I’m actually trying to steer clear of Mary names as much as possible for a lot of reasons including messy family history.
My compromise would be the name Mae. Cape May is our family vacation place and I love the way saying Mae sounds. It’s so pretty and short. It can be seen as honoring any Mary based name including Maureen if he wants that. I can think whatever I want to in that respect ”. To respect the fact that DH really wants it to be the FN, I’d love a double barrel that BEGINS with Mae. I feel like it also might bypass some of the super cutesy country feel that can come with Mae ending names (Ellie-Mae, Lola-Mae etc). I’m also trying to rectify it with Anna. Saying “Anna and Mae” kind of sounds like Anna Mae, or even Anime if I’m being mumbly ”. So I feel like a second name will make them distinct.
Finally, do you DO a MN with a double barrel first? If yes, let me know. I feel like it might get a bit long.
So, fill in the blank! Maybe keep in mind that I love Ruby and Eva just about equally and am kinda bummed he’s not going for either!
Anna Dorothy and Mae-__________ (possible MN?) Rodgers.
Just for an example of my taste beyond my daughter’s name, here’s some that were on my list: Noelle, Lynette, Elise, Leila, Vivian, Clara (which I’d absolutely use if it wasn’t terrible with LN Rodgers)