We are down to 2 choices, and i’m due in [name]April[/name]… so it’s time to decide. Our first daughter has a greek name (Marilena) that honors both her grandmothers ([name]Eleni[/name], and [name]Maryellen[/name]) and is unique. We found that a lot of people have trouble pronouncing it-- which is a bummer. We wanted something that wasn’t too popular for our 2nd daughter and is just as beautiful and unique. I love the name [name]Zoe[/name] for #2 (given it’s greek, easy to pronounce and has a great meaning), but it’s just too popular in our neighborhood (we live in NYC).
Our narrowed down choices are:
[name]Calista[/name] Zafiriadis Considine (ancient Greek derivative, unique, easy to pronounce)
[name]Vivienne[/name] Zafiriadis Considine (easy to pronounce, great meaning, but is it too popular?)
[name]Both[/name] girls middle name is my last name, and they will have their fathers last name. Is [name]Calista[/name] Considine, too many c’s? Thoughts on which one works best?
I adore [name]Vivienne[/name], but it just does not feel right with Marilena (which I don’t find hard to pronounce at all, it’s lovely!). Marilena and [name]Calista[/name] are so very complimentary without being overly matchy, couldn’t get much better.
Tough choice. I really love [name]Vivienne[/name] and I wouldn’t consider it too popular. Although, I can imagine [name]Vivian[/name] hitting top 50 or even top 20. I do like [name]Calista[/name] though, and it is really unexpected. I vote for [name]Calista[/name] as well.