We have decided on a first name.....wasn't on our poll!

We have finally made a decision and all our family loves it, and agrees. We took a big sigh when we came to this decision, and finally feel peace and our baby girl is named! Her first name will be [name]Annaliese[/name]. Now…we are looking for a middle name that goes with [name]Rain[/name]. She will be given 3 names. So…[name]Annaliese[/name] {something} [name]Rain[/name].

So far, we are looking at [name]Victoria[/name] and [name]November[/name]. What do you think? Suggestions are MOST welcome. Oh and as far as the [name]Alexis[/name] being in there…do you think it could stay? [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Alexis[/name] [name]Rain[/name]? A few people like it, but I am not sold on it. We were trying to honor the birthmothers naming of the [name]Alexis[/name], but we have found out that all the other siblings names were changed for their adoptions, so we felt like [name]Annaliese[/name] was a close name to it.

I just want to say thanks for answering our poll. I don’t know how to delete it or I would do that! I don’t know why we didn’t think of this name before, but now that we have it, it’s a keeper!

I love, love, love [name]Anneliese[/name], brilliant choice.

I think that we need to soften [name]Alexis[/name] now that we have [name]Anneliese[/name], some combos are really popular but I like them all.

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Rain[/name] Beautiful!
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Sophie[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Courtney[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Trudy[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Emily[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Georgia[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Delia[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Geneva[/name] [name]Rain[/name]

Aww thanks [name]Rollo[/name]! We are in love! More in love than ever! LOL [name]Catherine[/name] and [name]Sophie[/name] are family names, so both I love! Also, if we can find something that flows after [name]Rain[/name], we are open to that, too! So…[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Rain[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] or [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Rain[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]…along those lines…But I do like the idea of keeping the [name]Rain[/name] in 3rd…and if we don’t find the perfect name…then she will be [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary!

[name]Anneliese[/name] is really pretty! I wouldn’t spell it [name]Annaliese[/name]-- that just looks wrong. Middle names…

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Marina[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Lily[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Julia[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Giada[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Nora[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Alia[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Rain[/name]

I think [name]Rain[/name] works really well in 3rd position.

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Camden[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Gwyneth[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Ianthe[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Kathlyn[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Mavis[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Pippa[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Willa[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
got to go, more later

The girl’s name [name]Annaliese[/name] \a-nnalie-se, ann(a)-liese\ is a variant of [name]Annalisa[/name] (Latin), and the meaning of [name]Annaliese[/name] is “graced with God’s bounty”.

The baby name [name]Annaliese[/name] sounds like [name]Anneliese[/name], [name]Annalise[/name], [name]Annaliesa[/name] and [name]Analiese[/name]. Other similar baby names are [name]Annalee[/name], [name]Annelise[/name], [name]Annalissa[/name], [name]Annalie[/name], [name]Analise[/name] and [name]Analiesa[/name].

[name]Annaliese[/name] is an uncommon first name for women and an equally uncommon last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

[name]Ivy[/name] was on our poll, we love that one. [name]Frances[/name] is a family name we can’t use. I like the spelling this way…[name]Rebecca[/name] is our oldest daughter’s name…I like a few others, too. Thanks for sharing!

I REALLY love [name]Gwyneth[/name]…the baby’s grams name is [name]Gwendolyn[/name]! [name]Pippa[/name] is our daughter’s nickname ([name]Pip[/name]/Pipster). I can’t use [name]Violet[/name]…when I read it, I see Violent [name]Rain[/name], LOL The other I like from your list is [name]Juliet[/name]! Wow [name]Susan[/name], keep them coming!

I like [name]Annaliese[/name] - I even like [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Alexis[/name] [name]Rain[/name]. I’m glad you made a decision on the first name and feel settled and everyone is happy.

[name]Just[/name] wanted to come on here for the 2nd name suggestions - [name]November[/name] would be ok, except for the 1992 Guns ‘n’ Roses epic ballad, “[name]November[/name] [name]Rain[/name].” It was a long time ago, so maybe everyone forgot about it, but it was on MTV, like 95 times per day for a while. It’s a pretty good song for a hair ballad, I liked it, but after the 7th minute, it turns for the very worst. [name]Don[/name]'t watch if you’re emotional or could get emotional:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VX6gMudhCU

For all I know, you loved that song and that’s why you thought the name was good, and I don’t have a problem with it if you’re already informed.

[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Rain[/name] is good though, [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Alexis[/name] is good too. I don’t have any other suggestions. I don’t know exactly the “protocol” of adoption, so I don’t know if you have to change it - if it puts you at peace and doing right by the birth mother, I think it’s ok. I don’t know how it feels to be adopted, and if that’s weird or not for the child. I’d defer to others if there’s some real reason you shouldn’t do it.

Hmmm…honestly never heard of the song! I was thinking along the lines of honoring my Mama whose birthday is in [name]November[/name], and the baby is due in [name]November[/name]. Plus, I had thought long and hard of using [name]November[/name] as a first name and nm Novi as I love it. So…that’s the reason behind [name]November[/name]. All of my children, but the oldest our adopted. [name]Annaliese[/name] will be our 9th. My other kids love their names. They all keep their first name they are given (unless they are babies).

I watched the video. Never saw it before. I love the music and the words are meaningful, but what an awful video!! It wouldn’t change my mind tho. I don’t listen to rock or classic rock…so wouldn’t chance hearing it again. I did remember hearing it once or twice.

[name]Annaliese[/name] is a beautiful name on it’s own and has the potential for great nn’s as well.

Like [name]Karen[/name] my first thought of [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]November[/name] [name]Rain[/name] was the Guns ‘n’ Roses song. That’s not neccesarily a bad thing but I think more people might pick up on it than you think. I’m not even a Guns ‘n’ Roses fan but the song was very popular.

Great suggestions! Sorry for repeats.

[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Carina[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Ione[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Lillian[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Leora[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Leonie[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Malia[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Rain[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Sera[/name] [name]Rain[/name] - or [name]Sara[/name]/[name]Sarah[/name]/[name]Serra[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Rain[/name]

[name]Hi[/name], Mama of Many! I love [name]Anneliese[/name], but I would spell it this way, not [name]Annaliese[/name]. The traditional [name]German[/name] name is spelled with an E rather than an A, and I think it looks classier, personally.

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Emera[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Johanna[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Katrina[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Mathilda[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary*****
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Stefanie[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Breanna[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Briony[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Mariah[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Samantha[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]September[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary

Thanks very much. I just never gave it any thought as I didn’t remember a song with that same name…but I will consider that. [name]Victoria[/name] is my pick and [name]Olivia[/name] is hubby’s! Thanks for sharing!

[name]Hi[/name], Mama of Many! I love [name]Anneliese[/name], but I would spell it this way, not [name]Annaliese[/name]. The traditional [name]German[/name] name is spelled with an E rather than an A, and I think it looks classier, personally.

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Emera[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Johanna[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Katrina[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Mathilda[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary*****
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Stefanie[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Breanna[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Briony[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Mariah[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Samantha[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]September[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McCreary[/quote]

I love love love [name]September[/name] [name]Rain[/name] any songs I should avoid on this one? LOL We love the spelling with the A not E…my Grandmother’s sister was [name]Anna[/name] and died when she was only 18. All the girls in the family now have [name]Ann[/name] in their name who were born since her. So we opted for [name]Anna[/name] since no one used that anywhere yet.

I love the idea of [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]November[/name] [name]Rain[/name]! I have never heard the above song either, so that didn’t even cross my mind.

Best of luck with your new little girl!

Thanks for the vote [name]Amaryllis[/name]!

Nope, no songs to avoid with [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]September[/name] [name]Rain[/name] as far as I know! Haha. There is just something slightly more feminine about [name]September[/name] than [name]November[/name] in my opinion, but I understand you want to honor your mother. Any other way we can help you do that, or are you deciding not to?

Good luck! Beautiful first name :slight_smile:

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Lemon[/name], LOL…okay thanks for that vote. [name]September[/name] is my birth month, and I always loved the song [name]September[/name] Morn (or something like it). Mama’s name is [name]Susan[/name] [name]Catherine[/name].

I love [name]Annaliese[/name]–great choice!! I think [name]Alexis[/name] fits in there nicely [name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Alexis[/name] [name]Rain[/name]. I would discourage [name]November[/name] because that song is well known and, even if you didn’t know of the song, it will seem that you named her after it. It would be like naming her [name]Lucy[/name] Diamonds or something equally well known. (I’m not really trying to compare Guns N Roses to the Beatles, but it was all I could think of lol).