I’m new to the boards but I’ve been using this site for some time now looking for ideas. I’m really hoping for some advice and opinions.
I’ve always been kind of obsessed with names-- probably because I hate my own so much. My husband and I just found out we’re having a girl, and I’m so thrilled and excited! I secretly really wanted a girl! But I knew it meant trouble with the naming. Of course, we easily picked a boys name-- [name]Elijah[/name]. But we have different taste in girl names. Plus–and this is the bigger issue in a way–I already had girl names picked for years, and now I can’t use them. I loved [name]Ava[/name] before it became ridiculously popular, so that’s out. Plus my husband thinks its too close to [name]Eve[/name] and his name is [name]Adam[/name]. The other name that I absolutely adore is [name]Ariel[/name]. [name]Just[/name] my luck, his sister’s name is [name]Ariella[/name]!!! So my top 2 picks are out, and I just can’t find anything else that I love as much.
My mother suggested [name]Arabella[/name] months ago, and I fell in love with it. My husband doesn’t like it and feels its still too close to [name]Ariella[/name]. It’s possible he’ll cave in, but I’m also feeling that maybe [name]Arabella[/name] is a little too prissy and frilly. These are other names we’ve considered, and somewhat agree on (meaning he doesn’t HATE them):
I like vowel names!! The last one–[name]Elza[/name]-- is actually my favorite right now. I love that its close to [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Ella[/name] which I’ve always liked, but more unique. I like the twist of the Z, and I like the z sound in names in general. But its kind of the opposite of [name]Arabella[/name]-- maybe not “pretty” enough? It doesn’t quite have that nice flow.
So, any suggestions? I’d also love opinions on [name]Elza[/name]!