Thanks for the replies guys! It seems [name]Solveig[/name] is a little too unusual when not living in a Scandinavian country, and, unfortunately, I live in [name]California[/name]. (Maybe in somewhere like Wisconsin, a “little Norway”, I could have pulled it off) My family is from [name]Bergen[/name], Norway, while my husband’s family is from [name]France[/name], and so far we’d found two names that went well together but represent both countries. [name]Solveig[/name] would fit with the Norwegian side, but I thought it does fit with Esm” okay.
Thanks for the suggestion on spelling, [name]Elena[/name]. I might actually consider that…Some other legitimate spelling variations Solvei and Solvej (which may be easier to get Sool-vai from), and I could change it to Solvai. Definitely something to think about. Thanks!
A huge thanks to all who suggested alternatives (and, of course, to the compliments as well)! A bunch of the suggestions were spot on - I love [name]Beatriz[/name]/[name]Beatrice[/name]/[name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Clio[/name]/[name]Cleo[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Lyra[/name], Sunniva, [name]Alma[/name] (although, [name]Alma[/name] and Esm” are a bit of a tongue twister), [name]Saskia[/name] (I like it pronounced the [name]German[/name] way: ZAHS-kee-uh), [name]Tullia[/name], [name]Zephyrine[/name], [name]Luna[/name], and [name]Carys[/name]. This gives me a huge list to think about and work off of.