[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Aster[/name] [name]Miriam[/name] IS a gorgeous name. But for what it’s worth, I don’t think it is THE name. My only reason for this is because of the two middle names ([name]Aster[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]). I remember that you had decided that two middle names was just too much when you are also giving your daughter a hyphenated last name.
That being said, I am a believer in listening to your dreams. Ultimately, though, you are the only person who can interpret your own dream. What do you think it meant? Why was [name]Jessica[/name] there, all of a sudden? What was the significance of the tatoo?
– [name]Just[/name] to tell you, as an aside, I did breath a sigh of relief when I came to the end of the story, and determined that it was NOT a dream about naming your daughter ‘Tatoo’ … —
As far as the name you dreamed up, I do think it’s interesting that [name]Aster[/name] is still in there, but that it was preceded by a much more conventional or traditional name. What this makes me think (and of course, I could be wrong about this), is that you are wishing you could name your daughter [name]Aster[/name] but feel you can’t (so it goes in the middle). You may be a bit uncomfortable on some level with the more unusual names that your (awake) self seems to prefer.
I wonder if there is a name that is halfway between [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Aster[/name] …? I have to admit that one of the names that does come to mind is one you mentioned once before as one of your original choices: [name]Beth[/name] . I also think of the name [name]Garnet[/name], which, in addition to being a jewel name, means ‘pomegranate’ and comes from the French. I also think ‘[name]Jule[/name]’, which looks like [name]Juliet[/name] but sounds like ‘[name]Jewel[/name]’.
Actually, come to think of it, [name]Etoile[/name] really comes to mind. It means ‘star’ in French. It has the ‘et’ spelling (though differently pronounced than [name]Juliet[/name]), it is a French name (like [name]Juliet[/name]). I know [name]Etoile[/name] has already come up on these message boards for you, but I would take another look at it …
However, since [name]Juliet[/name] is coming out of the blue for you, to me, it seems to me that its purpose in the dream was to stand in front of [name]Aster[/name] … allowing you to use [name]Aster[/name] – the ‘unusable’ name. But is [name]Aster[/name] really so unusable? Could it be that [name]Juliet[/name] happened to come up because it is (a little bit) similar to [name]Jessica[/name], and that’s why it happened to be that name up front?
Ultimately, this sounds like a wish fulfillment dream. You are suffering because you haven’t been able to settle on a name for your daughter, and the name just appears to you in a dream …
Look for what this dream can teach/tell you, but realize that it is just a dream, and whatever it’s telling you is something you already know at some level, anyway.
P.S. This has nothing to do with your dream, but …
Would you like to name your daughter ‘[name]Iris[/name]’, which is both a flower and a (Greek?) goddess name? [name]EDIT[/name]: Sorry, I just re-read your old post saying you can’t use this name because your friend already used it for her daughter. Too bad! Does seem like a great name for you.
Or how about Myrthe (which reminds me of the English word ‘mirth’ and also of ‘blythe’) but is also a Dutch name for the flowering ‘myrtle’. [name]EDIT[/name] – oh, sorry, not good with [name]Miriam[/name]
Or how about a name honoring ‘[name]Jessica[/name]’, perhaps [name]Jessie[/name] or [name]Jessamyn[/name] (means ‘jasmine’)?