Let me first say that although I’m not actually pregnant now, we’re thinking it over and so of course I’m thinking about names, name obsessive that I am. So anyway, I recently stumbled across the name [name]Arabella[/name], after not even having known that the name existed. Some names have grown on me over time, but [name]Arabella[/name] was a name that I loved from the start. I thought about it all the time, even coming up with the perfect middle name. Ok, a few perfect middle names. But after a while, I realized that there might actually be more problems than virtues for my favorite name.
The biggest issue: is [name]Arabella[/name] too precious? That’s basically what I heard every time I mentioned the name to someone. She could go by [name]Ari[/name] or [name]Bella[/name] and that would help, but those would not be the names someone saw when they looked at a resume, a class list etc. Would a girl named [name]Arabella[/name] be respected in the work force? Would she eventually hate me for giving her such a “frilly” name?
I would really appreciate your thoughts on the pros and cons of [name]Arabella[/name].