Help me fall in love with Jasmine!

We’re expecting DD#2 in [name]April[/name] and we still can’t agree on a middle name. First name is [name]Waverly[/name] and we have very few mn options that DH & I both agree are acceptable. However, I don’t [name]LOVE[/name] his favorites and vice versa. He is really set on [name]Waverly[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name] and although I think [name]Jasmine[/name] is nice, I prefer the alternate, [name]Jessamine[/name]. DH doesn’t care for [name]Jessamine[/name] at all so I’m looking for help to make me fall in love with his favorite! I do like that [name]Jasmine[/name] is clearly a feminine name and I love that it’s a floral name. I’m just so stuck on the Disney movie association that I am having a hard time picturing a german/irish/french/korean baby sporting the middle name. And our last name is very clearly german so I feel like it doesn’t quite fit.

What are your experiences/thoughts/feelings on the name? What are your associations with it?
Please help me love this name!

[name]Waverly[/name] is 3 syllables…[name]Jasmine[/name] is 2 syllables…[name]Jessamine[/name] is 3 syllables…how many syllables are in your last name? I would go with [name]Waverly[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name]. [name]Jasmine[/name] is a pretty name. And not as popular as the other princesses.

[name]Waverly[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name] is a beautiful name. I don’t necessarily associate the name [name]Jasmine[/name] to the Disney princess. I think of the name [name]Jasmine[/name] as exotic and feminine!

Our last name is 4 syllables which is another one of our main struggles in finding and agreeing on a mn but at this point most of our favorites are a mouthful so I’m moving past that issue… for now. Most likely her middle name won’t be used very often anyway. My main concern is that her name sounds nice, means something to us, and DH and I agree on it!

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Jasmin[/name]! It makes me think of cats and pearls and the deliciously fabulous middle east, the beautiful flowers, the scent, heavy perfumes, lace, satin and boudoirs, long baths, tea in porcelain cups with hand painted roses… you get the picture. Does [name]Jasmin[/name] have some meaning to you or do you two just like the name? If it’s a meaning thing: Menodora, Sambac.

[name]Jessamine[/name] is gorgeous too, I just like [name]Waverly[/name] [name]Jasmin[/name] better.

I know a Japanese/Italian [name]Jasmin[/name] by the way!

Thank you, @ottilie! That wonderful description is helping me see [name]Jasmine[/name] in a broader view. And it is also nice to know that there is a Japanese/Italian [name]Jasmine[/name] out there somewhere! I’m actually feeling like maybe there’s a chance of me getting on board with DH’s favorite now! :slight_smile:

I like [name]Jasmine[/name], but I find [name]Jessamine[/name] to be a more exotic, interesting flower name.

My suggestion is to get a perfume heavy with [name]Jasmin[/name] like Fracas. You will likely fall in love

Or watch [name]Aladdin[/name]. Lol.

We love [name]Aladdin[/name] but I’m trying to get past that association, haha. I do love the scent of [name]Jasmine[/name]!

Aww, you’re welcome! I know this is very random, but my favourite cook book writer [name]Tessa[/name] Kiros has a daughter named [name]Yasmine[/name] (basically the same name) and she’s super cute (finnish/greek/italian).

http://images.vanityfair.it/Storage/Assets/Crops/266136/8/69735/tessa_650x435.jpg

http://images.vanityfair.it/Storage/Assets/Crops/266145/8/69757/tessa_325x435.jpg

She’s the oldest one in each photo. The little sister is [name]Cassia[/name] which is super cute too!

Oh, she is adorable! I love [name]Cassia[/name], too! You’re really helping reshape my thoughts on [name]Jasmine[/name] and I really appreciate it! I would really love to fall deeply in love with the name so my husband can have his way & I can feel great about it, too!

Good, I’m glad it helps. This is sort of my mission now, so…

Chinese folk song called [name]Mo[/name] Li Hua ([name]Jasmine[/name] [name]Flower[/name]):
[name]Flower[/name] of jasmine, so fair!
[name]Flower[/name] of jasmine, so fair!
Budding and blooming here and there,
Pure and fragrant all declare.
Let me take you with tender care,
Your sweetness for all to share.
[name]Jasmine[/name] fair, oh jasmine fair.

I just Googled it and found this on YouTube: http://youtu.be/4uS_sMeuHwM
That did it!
I think I have just fallen in love with [name]Jasmine[/name]!
Mission complete & well done, ottilie! Thank you! I’m ready to get home and tell my husband we can make it official now and I can’t wait to meet my little [name]Waverly[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name]! :wink:

Yay, that makes me so happy, [name]Waverly[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name] is a breathtaking name! Congratulations!

[name]Jasmine[/name] <fav spelling of the name! :slight_smile:

[name]Jasmine[/name] is a beautiful name! my nieces name I always think of the flower :slight_smile:

I like [name]Jasmine[/name]! I have always loved the fact that the flower is most fragrant at night because it makes me think of a really resilient, positive person who is able to be strong even during tough times. Idk, maybe that is an odd association, but it’s part of what appeals to me about the name.