My first baby is due in 2 months and we we SO sure we’d had the perfect name for her… and then came all the second guessing. Whereas I was once hung up on choosing a unique, elegant name (first [name]Evelina[/name], nn [name]Evie[/name], then [name]Elysia[/name], nn [name]Ellie[/name]), I realize now that since this is a decision that we (and she!) will live with for her entire life, what’s most important is that we choose a name we love. I like [name]Evelina[/name] and [name]Elysia[/name], but I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Eva[/name]. It’s simple, it’s elegant, it’s sweet, it’s sophisticated, it’s stylish… it’s… the name!
But that leaves me in a bind, because now I need to at least foresee the issues this raises for our future children. I like short names for boys, but girls are harder! I love [name]Esme[/name] and [name]Emma[/name] and [name]Isla[/name], but these all seem too similar to [name]Eva[/name]. Most of the other girl names I like are longer names that get shortened, but I’m seeking uniformity here. If one baby gets a full name without being shortened, they all must!
So, here’s where I ask you for help: What names do you think would go nicely with [name]Eva[/name], should she have a sister in the future? I love E names but would prefer to give each child their own first initial. And, again, it must not be a full name unto itself- not one prone to nicknames.