So, my husband and I are trying to conceive, and I do believe I’m channeling all my “oh-my-goodness-when-am-I-gonna-get-pregnant” energy into obsessing over names, lol.
Anyway…I lost my sister fairly recently and if I were to have a girl I would want to honor her somehow, name-wise. But I can’t see naming the baby after her outright. That would be too painful for me and possibly for my parents.
So…I’d like to just use her initials: A.M.
I’m kind of in love with the name Aderyn (pn A-DARE-in), which is Welsh for bird, but I know it’s not exactly the most popular name on this forum and I’m still trying to get my husband to like it. I like that it’s uncommon but not too “out there,” and while I love the full name it also has great nickname possibilities: [name]Ada[/name] (which I [name]LOVE[/name]), [name]Addie[/name] (just in case she doesn’t look like an [name]Ada[/name]) and possibly Dare as a “family only” nickname (if by chance she comes out with a personality similar to that of my sister).
But I’m having trouble thinking of middle names that start with an “M” and make a good combo with Aderyn. So far, this is all I’ve got:
Aderyn [name]Morgana[/name] (I like this, but it kind of screams pagan and we’re not really)
Any other suggestions?
Also, there’s a distinct possibility that I won’t be able to talk my husband into using Aderyn. His response when I first suggested was “What the hell’s a derin?” I suppose I could get behind just plain “[name]Ada[/name],” though it sounds like it should be a nickname for something longer. So, anyone have any opinions on the following:
[name]Ada[/name] [name]Marigold[/name] (Too cute, or too cute by half?)
[name]Ada[/name] [name]Rose[/name] (here “[name]Ada[/name]” would be for my sister and “[name]Rose[/name]” would be for my best friend, since that’s her middle name. Except she already has a daughter with the middle name “[name]Rose[/name]” (it’s also a family name) so would that be weird? We married into the same family, so our kids would be cousins).
Other suggestions for middle names for [name]Ada[/name] that start with “M?” Or other ways of “getting to” [name]Ada[/name]? I’m not a big fan of [name]Adalyn[/name] or [name]Adeline[/name].
My husband’s only suggestion so far (not that there’s anything wrong with that, remember I’m the one going name crazy and I’m not even pregnant yet!) has been “[name]Aura[/name].” I do like [name]Aura[/name], I just like [name]Ada[/name] better. And I’m having trouble thinking of “M” middle names that would work with it. Again, I’d love some suggestions!