[name]Hi[/name] everyone. I posted on this site for the first time a while ago in an effort to find a name for my baby girl due in [name]May[/name]. My husband and I have narrowed down our list to four names. I’ve written some pros and cons about each name below that are making our decision difficult. We would love some feedback about which name sounds the best. We also have a son named [name]Nicholas[/name] and with him we decided really easily and with our daughter we are having a real difficult time. I have my own paranoid fear that I’m going to decide on a name now and then find in future that I’m not going to like it and regret naming my daughter that. I’m not sure why I think these things, I’m just much more indecisive and unsure than I was with [name]Nicholas[/name]. Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated
[name]Angelina[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] - Pros: Really like the nicknames Ang and [name]Angie[/name]. Also, [name]Gia[/name] was on my original list as a first name and a friend suggested [name]Gia[/name] as a nickname for [name]Angelina[/name] which I love. [name]Vivian[/name] is to honor my late Aunt.
Cons: Everyone keeps telling me that people will automatically think I named her after [name]Angelina[/name] [name]Jolie[/name], which I’m not obviously. This really doesn’t bother me, however, in the same way that it bothers people around me.
I also originally loved [name]Angelica[/name] but hubby hates it so [name]Angelina[/name] would be our compromise, yet I’ve actually started to like [name]Angelina[/name] better than [name]Angelica[/name] lately.
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Claire[/name] : Pros: Really like the way the name [name]Lydia[/name] sounds and looks when written. Nothing too much to say about it, I just like it and find that it sounds kind of mysterious, but in a good way.
Cons: My husband doesn’t like it or dislike it, he just thinks its ok. When I hear characters on tv and such named [name]Lydia[/name] I’m not as crazy about the way it sounds as opposed to when I say it out loud, but then again I will most likely be hearing myself say it more than anybody so I don’t know if that’s a big deal or not. Also, I can’t think of any nicknames because I’m really not a fan of Lyd or Lyddy.
[name]Olivia[/name] [name]Meredith[/name]- Pros: [name]LOVE[/name] the nickname [name]Liv[/name]. Again, just like the way it sounds. [name]Meredith[/name] is to honor my mother.
Cons: A friend of a friend is named [name]Olivia[/name] and I’m not crazy about her, but again shes not a close friend of mine and I barely see her so I don’t know how concerned I should be of that. Like [name]Lydia[/name], my husband does not love or hate it.
[name]Eliana[/name] [name]Brooke[/name]: Pros: I learned from this site that [name]Eliana[/name] is another form of [name]Helena[/name], which is my grandmother’s name. I’m not as crazy about [name]Helena[/name] as I am about [name]Eliana[/name] so I thought this would be a different way to honor her. I also like the exotic feel of the name [name]Eliana[/name].
Cons: My mother says it sounds too foreign and that people will find it too different. I worry that its too long, even though [name]Angelina[/name] is just as long but for some reason sounds shorter when I say it out loud and also for some reason I have trouble picturing it on a baby and see it as more of a woman’s name.
Also, I would love to know, if we don’t end up using [name]Lydia[/name] or [name]Olivia[/name] for this child and I end up using one for a future child, which one do you prefer? Because they basically rhyme so I could never use both. Thank you so much!!
P.S. Sorry this is so long!