I’m mostly a lurker here, but I’m due in late Nov/early Dec with our first baby, and after culling my name list down from hundreds, I’m finally, finally ready to get some opinions from you wise Berries.
Most of these have some sort of familial or sentimental meaning to us, but I’m having a hard time coming up with a combo that strikes the right balance of serious, sweet, whimsical, not too popular, but not majorly difficult to spell or pronounce either, and a bit unexpected too. Help!
I’m open to other name suggestions, although after years of compiling name lists for fun it feels like I’ve heard them all. I know that’s absolutely not true though!!
A couple of other issues in the mix:
This baby will have my husband’s last name, which sounds like Angstrom. It’s a great name, but to me it’s, well, a little clunky. Since the LN starts with a vowel, any FN ending in a vowel, especially an ‘ah’ sound, tends to rub me the wrong way. But there are a few names that I love so much that I might be willing to overlook that, like [name]Saskia[/name] and [name]Anthea[/name]. Or do i need to kiss them sweetly goodbye because of those pesky back to back vowels?
Also, in my perfect name-world the first name would have 3 syllables, the middle name 1, and the last has 2 syllables. For various reasons most of the 1 syllable middle name options have dropped off the list. Not many 2 syllable ones are there either. Is 3-3-2 too much?
Anyway, here’s our current shortlist. Thanks for reading!
First name contenders:
[name]Saskia[/name] -(I’ve loved this name for 20 years. Nickname could be [name]Kiki[/name]!)
Annegret - (It’s a [name]German[/name] ‘smush’ name that I can’t get out of my mind)
[name]Anthea[/name] - (soo pretty…)
[name]Sorrel[/name] -(from one of my fave books as a kid. I know some people think of horses though.)
[name]Beatrice[/name] -(getting too popular?)
[name]Caroline[/name] - (regal, great sound, but maybe not sparkly enough?)
[name]Margaret[/name] - (lots of family/sentimental value, but still not quite right)
[name]Linnea[/name] - (DH is more excited about this one)
[name]Anneliese[/name] -(very pretty, but has less ‘meaning’ to us)
Middle name possibilities