[name]Hi[/name] Ladies! I’ve been lurking around for a few days, and posting some, but I could really use your help! We don’t know if we’re having a boy or a girl yet, so here’s my top 10 of each and our issues…any opinions and suggestions for similar names would be great- I feel like all this debating has sucked my creative juices dry! Please Hang with me- I know this is long, but we;re at an inpass it seems and could use some outside help!
Top Girls Names:
Our philosophy with girl names is cute for a child, functional for an adult. Make it short and sweet. If it’s a longer name, we’d like a shorter nick name, preferably one syllable, but two will be okay. We’ll give the baby a longer middle name then to balance (probably [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Addison[/name], or [name]Vivian[/name], all family names).
[name]Belle[/name]- we love, but wonder if it flows well with our last name, Stroud.
[name]Wren[/name]- my favorite, and Husband likes too, but having problems getting people on board with it
[name]Paige[/name]- My mother always says, “You mean like a book?” My husband confessed that he likes it b/c of [name]Jimmy[/name] [name]Page[/name], the guitar player, but I still think it’s beautiful! As a mn, maybe?
[name]Isla[/name]- We like it, but I can’t convince DH that mispronunciation won’t be a big issue, even though the name is gaining popularity.
[name]Coraline[/name] (nn [name]Cora[/name])- [name]Just[/name] [name]LOVE[/name]…DH is still on the fence
[name]Lila[/name]- [name]Lillian[/name] is a family name about six times over- several aunts, a great grandmother, etc, but DH really dislikes the name. We thought this was a nice way to still honor those people with a name we both like.
[name]Cate[/name]- Simple, classic, but beautiful. We don’t like the full name [name]Catherine[/name], but would be open to other suggestions of what this could be a nn for.
[name]Grace[/name]- An all-time favorite, we wonder if it’s beginning to get to popular?
[name]Miriam[/name] (nn [name]Miri[/name]?)- Again, we really like it, but DH says he still thinks of this little old lady on his street growing up who use to give out fruit at Halloween. Is it too old lady-ish?
[name]Calla[/name]- I think its beautiful, but part of me thinks it sounds incomplete.
[name]Olivia[/name]: DH’s favorite name. While I agree it is very pretty, it is SO popular! I don’t mind recognizable names, but Top 10 in the country is a little too recognizable for me! A middle name, maybe?
Names we like but cannot use, for a plethera of reasons: [name]Amy[/name], [name]Joy[/name], [name]Hope[/name], [name]Sarah[/name], [name]Allyson[/name], [name]Nicole[/name], [name]Marie[/name], [name]Mary[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Mira[/name], [name]Cammy[/name]/[name]Camryn[/name], [name]Claire[/name], [name]Noelle[/name]
Names already vetoed by one of us: [name]Ashlyn[/name], [name]Sadie[/name], [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Felicity[/name], [name]Zoey[/name], [name]Vera[/name], [name]Clara[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Naomi[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Lilly[/name], [name]Avery[/name], [name]Callie[/name], [name]Cara[/name], [name]Heidi[/name], [name]Emily[/name]
This is long…I think I’ll do a Part 2 for boys,