Hello, Nameberry. My name is [name]Dorothy[/name], I have two children and I am expecting my third in [name]April[/name]. I am in serious need of naming help because I am stuck. My husband is no real help, he tries, but suggests silly things like [name]Thor[/name] and [name]Boss[/name]. I am adamant about naming my children after my family members and will not compromise because I think it is so important and special. My situation is a little complicated, but I am so hoping that naming experts can help me sort through it and come up with a gorgeous name! Here it goes:
My oldest daughter is [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Marie[/name]. I know what you’re thinking - “Wow, boring.” [name]Lucy[/name] is my grandmother’s name and I have a few aunt’s with this name, too. My grandmother, [name]Lucy[/name], wasn’t born with a given middle name. Her confirmation name that she chose for herself is her middle name. I love that she chose it for herself, and it’s also her mother, my great-grandmother’s, first name. [name]Marie[/name] is also my cousin’s name and [name]Mary[/name] is my other cousin’s name. So, it isn’t boring or a filler name to us. It has tons of meaning and is so special.
My son is [name]Francis[/name] [name]Aidan[/name]. When we adopted him from [name]Russia[/name], he was eight months old, and was named [name]Ivan[/name]. [name]Ivan[/name] is his second middle name, but we don’t use it, however it’s still there. [name]Frances[/name] was my great-grandmother’s name, and [name]Francis[/name] is my grandfather’s middle name. [name]Aidan[/name], again, you’re probably thinking, “Trendy, so unoriginal.” Again, it’s special. My great-grandfather’s name was [name]Ignace[/name], which means “fiery” and since I just cannot get behind the name [name]Ignace[/name] (especially how he pronounced it, God love him - he was a great man, but “eeg-knots” is not appealing.) [name]Aidan[/name] means “little fire” so I think it honors him in a more updated way. [name]Francis[/name] is [name]Frankie[/name] 99% of the time.
Anyway, now that I’ve told you how important family use is for me, I can explain my further choices for baby #3. These are the names that are up for use. I love most of them, some I could use some encouragement to get behind, and I just want to hear your opinions and reactions to them. Thank you so much!
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] (my great-great-grandmother’s name was spelled [name]Katharine[/name], but I don’t know how I feel about that. My Aunt’s name is spelled [name]Katherine[/name].)
Thoughts? Reactions? Ideas? Suggestions?