Alright, so I know this is probably really hard for everyone, but if you HAD to choice your top girls name, what would it be? If it helps, you can write the runner-ups, too!
As for me, I have absolutely no clue. Most likely [name]Violet[/name] [name]Graciella[/name] [name]Hope[/name] - [name]Violet[/name] I like, [name]Graciella[/name] after my mom, and [name]Hope[/name] after me.
But then of course there’s the problem of wanting her to have her own, non-family middle name… oh, the choices!
[name]Hi[/name] [name]Jennie[/name], I also find [name]Linnea[/name] a gorgeous name.But what IS the proper pronounciation?Is it [name]Linn[/name] e a ? Today my favourite name is [name]Celia[/name] .But I’m not sure if I prefer just [name]Celia[/name] or [name]Cecilia[/name] ,for older classic names I find them cool and jaunty and they sound refreshing in the current sea of Avas etc.
To M25111, Sorry ,I read your question as an answer.I say [name]Celia[/name] as [name]Seal[/name]-ya but maybe it can also be pr. as See lee a , I don’t know?Actually the latter may sound even prettier although unfamiliar to me.Good question for some name nerds!
Girl: [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Colleen[/name] ([name]Colleen[/name] after my great grandma) nn L.C. (like [name]Elsie[/name])
boy: [name]John[/name] [name]Stephen[/name] ([name]John[/name] honors great Grandpa (his surname was [name]Johnson[/name]) [name]Stephen[/name] honors my dad. I also like [name]John[/name] [name]Russell[/name] [name]Stephen[/name] nn J.R. ([name]Russell[/name] is after my hubby)
It’s really hard to choose one. Sometimes, I think [name]Elena[/name], or [name]Lena[/name]. Then I ponder the qualities of [name]Alexandra[/name]. I called [name]Sara[/name] my #1 for a long time, but I think it’s not anymore. [name]Sara[/name] has a lot of qualities I consider perfect for a name, short but pretty, not a lot more than a [name]Jane[/name] or [name]Anna[/name], but just enough that I think it’s not too plain. I like having a short name to say that cuts out all the extraneous parts of [name]Katherine[/name], which is why I prefer [name]Sara[/name] with no H. I tend to prefer names with the similar qualities I like about my own name. I think I have shifted over to [name]Lena[/name], but there is something I’m not sure about it.
Wonder what [name]Alexandra[/name] is doing there? That is 4 syllable giant name compared to what I usually like. I don’t know, I guess that is my “catch-all” big name with all the nickname options. There are no bad nicknames (imo) in [name]Alexandra[/name], compared with [name]Elizabeth[/name] - I tend to prefer the [name]Beth[/name] end and not altogether fond of the [name]Eliza[/name] end, so I’ve never loved it for that reason. I’ve only considered [name]Alexandra[/name] for about a month or two, it hasn’t really been on my mind as a favorite for years and years, but it’s appealing to me a lot and so we’ll call that my favorite name right now.
As for middle names, I never think of them. I suppose when it is time, it will have to be more meaningful than something I would just regard as “favorite,” so I just never think of them.
I’ve found two pronunciations, and as far as I know, both of them are right:
I definitely prefer [name]Linn[/name]-AY-ah because the [name]LINN[/name]-ee-ya pronunciation is very Swedish so you need the lilt in order for it to sound right. [name]Linn[/name]-AY-ah is much easier to say elsewhere.