Hello! DH and I have been thinking about names for our baby girl, but we haven’t really come up with anything other than [name]Holly[/name]* or [name]Julia[/name].
[name]Do[/name] you like [name]Holly[/name] or [name]Julia[/name] best? Any other suggestions?
We also considered [name]Lucia[/name], [name]Lainey[/name], and [name]Norah[/name], but have decided against them in favor of [name]Holly[/name] or [name]Julia[/name]. I also like [name]Claire[/name]/[name]Clara[/name], [name]Colleen[/name], and [name]Anna[/name], but DH thinks [name]Colleen[/name] doesn’t work with our last name that beings with an N (it sounds like Nav-a-lynn but actually ends in -line).
We want a somewhat classic name that isn’t in the top 50 right now. We’re not set on any middle name, but some we like are: [name]Kathryn[/name] (after my mom, [name]Catherine[/name] & sister, [name]Katherine[/name]), [name]Marie[/name] or [name]Marin[/name] (variants of [name]Mary[/name], my grandmother’s name), [name]Elise[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Claire[/name], [name]Ann[/name] (my middle name), or [name]Sophia[/name]. Other ideas welcome, especially a name that would go with Holly as a middle name.
*[name]One[/name] of my best friends, [name]Holly[/name], passed away in [name]June[/name] after a long battle with cancer. I’d like to honor my friend by naming my daughter after her, but I’m not sure if I love the name or just the person it reminds me of… My friend was amazing though…smart, kind, loving, loyal, creative, courageous, etc. It’s weird though, everytime I say that name I just picture my friend… I can’t picture our baby. I feel a little more comfortable with [name]Julia[/name], but remember sitting in my friend’s memorial service having a strong feeling that the baby would be a girl and that she should be named [name]Holly[/name] after my amazing friend… I do like that [name]Holly[/name] is a little less common and it sort of fits with her early Dec. due date (though she may be born in Nov).
Thanks in advance!