Everything becomes so much harder when someone has to agree with you about your name picks, I was very lucky that DH loves my top picks, but adding new ones is much harder, especially when DH’s main comment on names he like is just “it has a nice sound to it” and I have no way of quantifying that. We’re trying to find a first names to go with the middles [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] [name_m]Parnell[/name_m], thoughts on the ideas we have listed would be great and suggestions would be amazing.
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] - DH’s favorite, I like it and could see it fitting in with the other girls names we have picked out and I don’t know what in particular is wrong with it, but it just doesn’t feel like “the one”
[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] “[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]” - A name that came across a lot working on the Dutch part of my family tree, our only problem with it is that DH has an ex named [name_f]Nellie[/name_f] and goes back and forth on whether he is okay with using it for a child.
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f] “[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]” - A family name for a person I would love to honor and DH loves the sound of it, but I put it in my signature waiting to fall in love with it and never did
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f] - It’s a name that means a lot to me, but that I can’t find a nickname that I like for it to make it feel a little more wearable.
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] “[name_f]Dot[/name_f]” - It’s a name of several women I admire and I always bring it up, but DH can’t see it fitting in our family, which isn’t helped by the fact that my favorite nickname for it “[name_f]Dodie[/name_f]” is the most common word for pacifier in the part of [name_f]Ireland[/name_f] we’re living in.
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f] “[name_u]Ronnie[/name_u]” - My confirmation name, DH is a fourth generation [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] and our second son would be a fifth so he thinks that I should have a kid named after me too, but it’s not something I’m as interested in and my confirmation name is the only one I’d not mind sharing with a child. We both like the idea of it, but DH doesn’t like the actual name.