[name]Hi[/name] everyone. I’m new to nameberry, I happened to stumble upon it while looking up baby names. Anyway, my husband and I are expecting our second child, we already have a son [name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Parker[/name] and are now expecting our first daugher [name]May[/name] 24th. Naming our son was easy because he was named after my husband, however, for a girl we are having trouble deciding. We have compiled a list of names that we each like and have been reviewing them but I would love to get some more feedback. There are some we like more than others but decided to post the whole list anyway. I would love to hear some opinions on the name as well as some possible combinations. Other suggestions are welcome as well. Thank you!!
[name]Eliana[/name]-Pronounced [name]Ellie[/name]-ah-nah. We know you can spell it Illeana and pronounce it Eel-ee-ah-nah but we’re not a fan of that pronunciation.
[name]Jordana[/name] -Pronounced Jor-Da (like Dad)-Nah not the way it looks like Jor + the name [name]Dana[/name] (some people I’ve talked to mispronounce it that way)
[name]Isabelle[/name] - I know it’s pretty popular but in High School when I took French everyone had to pick a French name that the class addressed them as and I picked [name]Isabelle[/name] and have loved it ever since
[name]Angelina[/name] - Not crazy about the [name]Angelina[/name] [name]Jolie[/name] association but hubby nixed [name]Angelica[/name], which was a favorite of mine so I’m trying to substitute and I’m not a fan of [name]Angela[/name]
[name]Briana[/name] - Pronounced [name]Bree[/name]-[name]Ah[/name]-Nah
[name]Gia[/name]-Worried that this looks too incomplete as a first name, however, I’m not a fan of [name]Giovanna[/name]. [name]Gianna[/name] is alright, but I really like [name]Gia[/name], just can’t decide if it looks incomplete.
[name]Alexandra[/name]-I’m afraid this will get shortened to [name]Alex[/name] or [name]Ali[/name], which I don’t care for. Also, I have a cousin named [name]Alexandra[/name] but she lives in another state and we’re not really close so I don’t really want her to think I named my child after her (Sounds horrible, I know) but then again maybe that wouldn’t even occur to her since we only see each other like once a year if that. Also, she goes almost exclusively by [name]Allie[/name] so it might not even be an issue, I’m just overanalyzing.
[name]Olivia[/name]-Again, popular, but I have always loved it and also love the nickanme [name]Liv[/name].
Some possible middle names: