Hello Nameberry’s! I have come for your expert opinions. As my due date is in clear sight ([name]Jan[/name])- and I have daily panic attacks over this LO’s name. I will try to make this short, but I want to give you all the info I can.
My son is [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Jackson[/name]. His name was switched close to the end of my pregnancy after my brother passed away, and his first name is in honor of my brother (this was actually all my husbands idea too). We kept the original name we were using as his middle.
My husband and I decided that we would like to use a family name again for our daughter, as a middle. After discussion, I agreed to let my husband pick the name from his side of the family, since I have my brother’s name I really thought I had no choice (not saying that in a bad way). Well, he has VERY limited choices as he would only pick a name from is grandmother, mom or sister- all of whom are named after each other. Originally, he picked [name]Elda[/name] (gma and mom) and told his family, who is ecstatic. He recently decided that he want to make sure his sister was honored as well and changed it to Maryelda (one word) and yes, announced it to his family.
I am slightly crushed by this, not that his sister is now honored but I feel that this really limits the first names we can give her. It was hard enough to come up with a name I loved in general and now I have this factor of a long, two-name, middle name. My DH keeps saying that middle names don’t matter and no one will ever know it…hmmmmm
Oh, and how can I forget to mention…my DS also has my last name as a second middle name name, which I REALLY wanted for my DD as well, and now I don’t think I can. I am so worried that we are giving our daughter a hideous name, when I really wanted something beautiful and feminine. It all makes me so sad.
So, we have [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] _____ (one syllable) ______ (two syllable) and _________ Maryelda _____ _____
Questions for you all:
[name]Do[/name] I need to find a one syllable first name for my DD? Should I nix my last name as a second middle?
Suggestions on ANY names would be wonderful…what my list is down to as of right now: [name]Violet[/name], [name]Isabelle[/name], [name]Ava[/name] (in no order).
Thank you so much for sticking around to read the entire post and for all your help!!!