We are expecting our sixth kiddo in [name]October[/name], a girl, and she will be named [name]Marigold[/name].
Camillus is a family name that I’ve been longing to use for the last 9 years, and since I’m getting older I figure the sixth kid is as good a time as any.
Camillus will be pronounced Kuh-MILL-iss
My only issues are:
- Camillus is a male name ([name]Saint[/name]) although in my family it was a nun who had that name, therefore it has female associations for us.
- I keep hesitating on spelling it Camillus or Camillys, to make it a bit more feminine.
- With an out of the ordinary first name like [name]Marigold[/name], I’m wondering if another out of the ordinary middle name is a bit too much (though in our families Camillus won’t seem anything BUT ordinary)
- While [name]Marigold[/name] doesn’t match my other girls’ names at all, it does slightly bother me that they have such pretty, feminine names, while [name]Marigold[/name] will have a masculine middle.
But I’m finding it difficult to let go of Camillus, because I have deep affections for that name and have wanted to use it for a long time.