What do you think of the name [name]Viola[/name] [name]Lee[/name]? My husband and I love it but I am concerned (eventhough I wish I wasn’t) about what family memebers and friends will think.
Why we love it?
I love it because it seems a bit unusual, but it is still a classic name. It was very popular in the late 1880’s to 1920’s.
My husband and I are big music lovers and it is the title of an old blues song that the Grateful Dead cover.
It is also the name of a beautiful spring flower / pansy.
[name]Lee[/name] is a family name that I would like to use. Our last name is long, so I thought [name]Viola[/name] [name]Lee[/name] is short enough and simple.
Why I am hesistant?
I made the mistake of telling my mother-in-law a couple years ago that I liked the name [name]Violet[/name] and she responded, “What’s in a name anyway”. So, I concerned she will really hate [name]Viola[/name].
I noticed when I read other blogs that some people associate it with an old lady name and not a beautiful, youthful name. Of course, you always want to imagine your little girl / grown daughter as beautiful.
I worry that since it is a bit out there that I will regret it. I love my son’s name and don’t regret it for a second. However, I did recently have a cat that I named 3 times! I have thought about this name for 2-3 years. [name]Do[/name] you think that is enough time?
What do you think? I would rather ask strangers than people I know. As a side note, our son’s name is [name]Julian[/name] [name]Ryder[/name]. [name]Ryder[/name] is after a GD song as well. So, let me know if you think [name]Viola[/name] goes well with his name. Other second choice names we would consider (but we tend to like [name]Viola[/name] better) are:
- [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
- [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
- [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Do[/name] you like one of these better?