[name]Hi[/name]… I’ve lurked here for ages and have posted a few times before I knew my baby’s gender (and received some really helpful, thoughtful answers so thank you), but now I’m really stuck on trying to decide on a name for my second daughter due in [name]January[/name]. It’s actually become a real stress in our marriage! My first is [name]Lily[/name] [name]Kate[/name] [name]Lorraine[/name]. Our last name is Blamire. Part of the problem is that my husband and I are not seeing eye to eye on names, to say the least. I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Isla[/name] but he really doesn’t. He says he’ll accept it if I really want it but under duress. Sigh. We don’t agree on any other name, except for one. We both really love [name]Ella[/name] but are put off by its popularity. FYI, she’ll have two middle names, the third one being [name]Vivien[/name] after her gran and the order is set e.g. [name]Vivien[/name] can’t be moved to second name place. So what do you think? Should we just go for [name]Ella[/name], despite its popularity, because its the only name we both love (and its not like we didn’t choose a really popular name for our first, albeit unknowingly)? Or should I push through [name]Isla[/name] since its a little less popular (although rising fast I know) and a beautiful name? And what about middle names? I love [name]Isla[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Vivien[/name] ([name]Rose[/name] after my Grandma) but think if we go with [name]Ella[/name], we’d want something a little more original for a middle name, preferably one syllable… [name]Wren[/name]? [name]Plum[/name]? [name]Pearl[/name]?
[name]Isla[/name] _____ [name]Vivien[/name] Blamire
[name]Ella[/name] _____ [name]Vivien[/name] Blamire
Other names we’ve thought of but have mostly put aside because we can’t agree, just to get a sense of our style, are [name]Rosie[/name], [name]Gemma[/name], and [name]Violet[/name]. Anyway, sorry for the rant. Thanks in advance for any and all feedback. Much appreciated.