Georgiana or Scarlett for our baby?

I am due in [name]October[/name] with our first baby, husband and I cannot agree on a name! I know we still have plenty of time to decide, however I would really like a name before she is here… Also I will be using the term “I” a lot in this post as husband is pretty burnt out on baby names and is happy with either choice.

With that being said, we have two names we have agreed upon, which is a miracle in itself! Her middle name will be [name]Hope[/name] (family name) and last name is 2 syllables, starts with G ends with N.

[name]Georgiana[/name]/[name]Georgianna[/name] [name]Hope[/name] - Pros: I love the idea of a G first & last name, great nickname possibilities Cons: Very long, and worried about pronunciation. I realize traditional spelling is [name]Georgiana[/name]. I love the “[name]Ah[/name]-na” sound, not “[name]Anna[/name],” not sure which spelling would achieve that. I know someone who has the spelling with the double n, pronounced the way I like. I don’t like [name]Georgina[/name].

[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Hope[/name] - Pros: Beautiful, shorter name. Easy to pronounce and spell. Cons: I really dislike nicknames Scar and [name]Lettie[/name] - and anytime I mention this name people ALWAYS bring up the nn Scar. I guess I don’t care what people call her as long as she doesn’t mind.

Anyway, we love them both equally and I have no friggen clue, thoughts/advice?? Since I’m on a role, other names we like but have nixed are [name]Anneliese[/name], [name]Regina[/name], [name]Paige[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Sloane[/name] and [name]Tessa[/name]. Thanks in advance!!

[name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Hope[/name] would be very pretty! I’m not crazy about [name]Scarlett[/name] as it has too many negative associations (scarlet woman, scarlet fever) and I think [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Hope[/name] is heavy on the word names.

This is tough! [name]Both[/name] names are nice.

I agree that [name]Georgiana[/name] is a tad long. [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Georgia[/name]? I think that’s a nice alternative. [name]Georgie[/name] is a cute nickname too.
As for [name]Scarlett[/name]… I think it’s a beautiful name, but I can understand why you wouldn’t want your daughter to be called Scar… I don’t think I would love that.

In that case, I think I’ll go with [name]Georgiana[/name], since she could always fall back on the nicknames [name]Georgia[/name] or [name]Georgie[/name], both of which I think are more attractive than Scar or [name]Lettie[/name].

I prefer the name [name]Scarlett[/name]. I think [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Hope[/name] is beautiful & simple.
I think [name]Georgiana[/name] would get out pronunciation you’d like since the double “n” actully has the name “[name]Anna[/name]” within the name.

Best of luck!

My daughters name is [name]Scarlett[/name] and the only nicknames she has ever been called are [name]Pixie[/name] and [name]Baby[/name] =) no one has ever called her Scar.

I like [name]Scarlett[/name] well enough, but [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Hope[/name] sounds like an odd phrase, a color + a feeling. It’s just too wordy. [name]Even[/name] ignoring that, I prefer gorgeous, strong, stately [name]Georgiana[/name] (-ana is more likely to get you [name]AH[/name]-na; -anna would be AN-na). It really does have great nicknames, it’s loaded with character, and it’s not difficult to pronounce. [name]Even[/name] if someone gets it wrong, they’ll only need to be corrected once.

[name]Do[/name] you plan to have additional children? I ask because [name]Scarlett[/name] and [name]Georgiana[/name] have such different vibes, picking either one will have an impact on any naming you do in the future. As hard as it is to contemplate naming a second child when you’re having a hard time naming the first, maybe it would help you to imagine naming a little sister/brother for [name]Scarlett[/name] and for [name]Georgiana[/name]. If it’s easier to imagine one than the other, maybe that will point you toward the name you’ll be happiest with for your firstborn.

I like [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Hope[/name] best. It’s a pretty, feminine name that flows well.

[name]Georgiana[/name] just sounds too frilly and over-the-top to me. Plus I think there are pronunciation issues with it - as noted in the original post.

[name]Love[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]! Have you seen the movie The Duchess with [name]Kiera[/name] Knightley? The lead character was [name]Georgiana[/name], and was she was a very interesting woman.

I love [name]Georgiana[/name]! [name]Scarlett[/name] is pretty too but very popular. I also think it depends on your naming style too. [name]Georgiana[/name] is very old fashioned and frilly. It might be difficult to pair with another sibling name with if you dont like any other over-the-top old fashioned names.

I like the name [name]Scarlett[/name] but paired with [name]Hope[/name], it’s just too wordy. [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Hope[/name] is gorgeous though.

[name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Hope[/name]. So lovely. :slight_smile:

[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Hope[/name] is my pick! [name]Just[/name] discourage people from calling her Scar if you dnt like that

I prefer [name]Georgiana[/name],not a fan of [name]Scarlett[/name] at all.
Maybe it’s because I’m British and everyone pronounces it with the “[name]Ah[/name]-na” ending as in [name]Georg[/name]-ee-ah-na that I’ve never considered there being a pronounciation problem. I think it is an easily corrected one though. Simply say “no it’s pronounced x”. It’s a beautiful name that would age really well.
Also I think the original spelling would be more likely to give you the pronounciation you want.

I like them both and can see your dilemma! If you choose [name]Scarlett[/name], other nn possibilities that make me like the name are [name]Arlo[/name] and [name]Etta[/name]. I don’t like traditional nn for [name]Scarlett[/name] either!

[name]Georgiana[/name] all the way. Awesome name and fabulous nicknames. Pretty and strong

I really love [name]Georgiana[/name]. With the no-frills middle name [name]Hope[/name], I think a longer, flowing first name is ideal. So, my #1 choice is [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Hope[/name], and my second choice would be [name]Georgia[/name] [name]Hope[/name].

[name]Love[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] as it has such spunk and attitude.
I think as it is 2 syllable a nn is not required. IF you dearly wanted a nn then how about Scarli? Personally though, I would just have [name]Scarlett[/name] as is- it is already short enough.

[name]Scarlett[/name] is much prettier!! [name]Love[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Georgiana[/name] is much more interesting and prettier. I like [name]Violet[/name], but not [name]Scarlett[/name].

My Goddaughter is named [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Isabel[/name].I love her name and no one calls her Scar or [name]Lettie[/name]. The thing about nicknames is that you can correct ppl if they call your baby anything you do not like. I have several family members who make it clear what nn they do not like prior to baby being born. Most memerable was my hubby’s Aunt wants her son never to be called [name]Alex[/name], it’s [name]Alexander[/name]. My [name]MIL[/name] sometimes “forgets” but my Aunty never gives into her, she always corrects my [name]MIL[/name]. LOL.