I’m creating my girls’ list…
The name [name]Emma[/name] was always my first choice, but seeing that everyone else these days has the same idea, I’d rather my future daughter not be one among the masses! My husband is not a big fan of it anyway. However, he loves my second choice, [name]Adelaide[/name]. So I think we’ve decided upon [name]Adelaide[/name] [name]Corinne[/name] (how lovely that it’s meaning is [name]Noble[/name] Maiden!) for our first daughter ~ nn [name]Addie[/name] [name]Corinne[/name]. But I’d like to have your opinion about our 2nd daughter’s name!
[name]One[/name] thing you must know is that I am a HUGE fan of 3 syllable firsts followed by 2 syllable middles, esp since our last name is a Mc_____, at 4 syllables. (Longer first names give more leeway for nns; I love that I can be a [name]Kimmie[/name] [name]Jean[/name] as well as a [name]Kimberly[/name] all depending upon the formality of the occasion)
I am also extremely drawn to the Victorian [name]Era[/name], so names like [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Lavinia[/name], [name]Claudia[/name], [name]Minerva[/name], and [name]Clarice[/name] strike my fancy (see my list “Victorian [name]Doll[/name] Charm” https://nameberry.com/userlist/view/26657) altho some of those particular names are def too much for my husband and have difficult meanings to swallow ([name]Claudia[/name] = “lame”)
For our boys, we have also picked out personally meaningful, classic, familiar but rare names (1. [name]Gabriel[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] and 2. [name]Tobiah[/name] [name]Joseph[/name])
We like the name [name]Natalia[/name] as a first name (nn [name]Talia[/name] meaning “gentle dew from heaven”) because it’s cute, meaningful, and beautifully rare, but is it too modern to flow with our other choices? And what would you choose as [name]Talia[/name]'s middle name? Would we be able to pick a name with old-fashioned charm? [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Clarice[/name] is lovely, but then both girls would have the same middle initial. Or [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Elise[/name]?? I’m not sure… What do you think?