My husband and I are expecting our third child (and first girl!) in early [name]October[/name]. We’re not getting anywhere in our name discussions, and I’ve been hugely impressed with everyone’s creativity and insight here, so I thought I’d throw out some possibilities.
Our sons have more old-fashioned names, and our last name is one syllable, starts with a “B,” and is a noun (so we have to be careful with noun first names). Oh, and I’m forced by family tradition to use the somewhat-bland middle name “[name]Marie[/name]” – she’ll be the fifth generation of women to hold it.
Here’s what we’re considering, though we’re far from having our hearts set on anything. [name]Feel[/name] free to critique or suggest other ideas.
[name]Zora[/name]: Have always loved this name and love author [name]Zora[/name] [name]Neale[/name] Hurston, but worry that it will sound too much like “Zoro.” Or do kids even know who that is anymore?
[name]Georgia[/name]: Sentimental story involving my husband and I at a [name]Ray[/name] [name]Charles[/name] concert brought about this choice. But is it too yuppie?
[name]Clover[/name]: So sweet, but a noun name…
[name]Clementine[/name]: [name]Love[/name] the name, don’t love the nicknames.
[name]Evelyn[/name]: Was the name of my beloved grandmother, who passed away two years ago. For some reason, though, she went by [name]Gert[/name].
I also liked [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Dinah[/name] and [name]Beatrix[/name], but my husband vetoed them.
Thanks in advance for any help!