[name]Hi[/name] all! My husband and I are expecting our second daughter in [name]July[/name] and would like her name to honour both of our dads. Our firstborn is [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name], which loosely honoured our moms (each of her first initials matches an initial from our moms). My dad’s name is [name]William[/name] [name]Hugh[/name], and FIL (who has passed away) was [name]Michael[/name] [name]Leslie[/name]. The name we have come up with so far is [name]Lia[/name] [name]Michelle[/name]. I love the reference to our dads, and the sentimental meaning for [name]Michelle[/name] is starting to trump the fact that I am not the hugest fan of the name itself. However, I’m concerned that it isn’t THE name. Here are my concerns:
- the tie-in to the Glee actress (spelled differently, I know, and we won’t call our daughter by both of her names too often…but it still kinda bugs me)
- I feel there may be more options that I just haven’t found yet. I came up with this name VERY early in my pregnancy, and it feels odd to be decided already (it took right up until a week before [name]Evangeline[/name] arrived to decide her name).
Can anyone think of some suggestions, using [name]William[/name] [name]Hugh[/name] and [name]Michael[/name] [name]Leslie[/name] as jumping off points? A few key parameters to consider–my husband has absolutely vetoed [name]Michaela[/name], and our last name starts with a “W” so I want to avoid [name]Willa[/name] and [name]Willow[/name]. We would also prefer not to have two middle names.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!