I am the dad of a litte girl that’s gonna come to this world next [name]March[/name]. My wife and I are trying to find a name but I think we’ve seem them all, and to think that we will decide her name, that she will carry through her whole life, puts a pressure on me that is so big I think I’m gonna crack. Is it like this for everybody? I’m really upset about this.
If it was a boy we had the name decided: [name]Damon[/name], because of the lead singer of the band Blur (we met on the internet in a discussion list about the group). However, “he” turned out to be a “she” and now we’re back to the start.
We are Brazilians that emigrated to [name]Canada[/name], so we want a name in English but that’s readable in Portuguese without much effort. Also, my wife’s half-Japanese, so we may use Japanese names. The thing is that if she has a sibling in the future, we may not want to use a Japanese name and it’s weird having two siblings one with a Japanese name and not the other, right?
This is what we got 'til now, followed by small pet peeves:
Miyuki (the problem is that my wife’s name is this, just without the “Mi”)
[name]Willow[/name] (I love it but the Portuguese translation for this plant is “crybaby”)
[name]Mabel[/name] (bullying may be hard on her, as it rhymes with everything, and also the Portuguese pronunciation is too different, more like “Mah-belle”)
Akemi (I can’t think of something bad about it but I’m still not sure about it)
What do you guys think about those names? [name]Do[/name] you think my “caveats” are reasonable?
I’d love to post our names and surnames here but I wouldn’t want our names to be found on Google… would it be possible to delete the post after the discussion has ended?
Thank you so much for your help…