jesba, thanks so much.
- ko is a suffix (and increasingly less fashionable one, but I’m okay with using trad Japanese names, not the newer ones) and you can append it to just about anything.
[name]Pansy[/name], GREAT QUESTION, and one I’ve asked myself. So far my reason has been that this baby has 6 other siblings, who all have names that are 2-3 syllables and 6-8 letters.
The closest sib in age to this baby is my 13mo [name]Cora[/name] [name]Dove[/name]. That is, [name]Cora[/name] [name]Dove[/name] is her full first name. Her middle names are [name]Columbia[/name] [name]Megumi[/name].
it just seems like it’d be a little…asymmetrical to have [name]William[/name], [name]Bronwen[/name], Hilani, [name]Sakura[/name], Musashi, [name]Cora[/name] [name]Dove[/name] and then [name]Mei[/name].
Elsewhere I’ve considered [name]Marigold[/name] as a fn, and a way to get to [name]Mei[/name]. I’ve also considered [name]Naomi[/name], since it’s got a Japanese meaning.
But I just recalled how much I’ve always loved plum blossoms and thought, aha, U ME ko, handy…