[name]Hi[/name] all. I’m very new to Name [name]Berry[/name], but I need some help coming up with a name for the daughter my husband and I are expecting. We have two daughters already. Their names were picked, for the most part, long before they were born. Our oldest is [name]Mary[/name]-[name]Lennox[/name] [name]Rose[/name]. I’ve loved “The [name]Secret[/name] Garden” for as long as I can remember, so I always knew I’d name my first daughter [name]Mary[/name]-[name]Lennox[/name], and [name]Rose[/name] was DH’s grandmother’s name. Our younger daughter is [name]Prudence[/name] [name]Virginia[/name]. My husband is a huge Beatles’ fan, and so our daughter is named for the song “Dear [name]Prudence[/name]”. [name]Virginia[/name] was my grandmother’s name.
Basically, my husband and I both used our “absolute favorite” names and we are stuck. We want this daughter to have a great name story and a great name as well but we just can’t come up with something! The only word I can find to describe our style is “sturdy”. We like names that feel strong, serious and old-fashioned. Not too frilly or feminine, but not unisex or too modern sounding. Does that make sense? My husband is sort of picky (he seems to have lots of bad name associations) but I’m pretty open, so please give any suggestions you think would fit. Also we don’t want something very common, popular or of-the-moment. Our last name is Naughton (rhymes with “cotton”). For middles I was thinking we could feminize one of our grandfather’s names. Mine was [name]Edwin[/name] and my husband’s was [name]Eugene[/name], so we could go with [name]Edwina[/name] or [name]Eugenie[/name], or something else, depending on the first name.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!