Middle ground for a middle name
We are officially ttc for #2 and are both loving Susannah. We always had it down as a middle name for a second little girl because it honours a dear aunt of mine, but we love its elegance coupled with its pioneer girl charm so much that its become a top contender for a first name. So now we're talking about a middle name for Susannah and we're butting heads. We both have our favourites, now we need a compromise.
I love Susannah Delphine. For me, its the perfect name. Delphine is a long time love of mine and i love the flow with Susannah. Its also a bit unexpected which is important to me since Susannah is more familiar than our dd's name. However, Dh has an almost pathological hatred of Delphine. I can't really explain it, its just annoying. He's usually very open minded with names but i don't think i'll ever win this one. Sigh.
He loves Susannah Memphis. I actually like it; Memphis is bluesy and cool (i know i lifted that from the database description, but its true!) and Dh is a big blues and early rock and roll fan (as am I). Its unexpected and the flow isn't bad, and Memphis is a good looking and sounding word. But on the other hand, i think its a bit silly considering neither of us are from the States, we live in a small village in south-west england, and we've never been to Memphis. Something about that just irks me.
Do you Berries have any ideas of a compromise between Delphine and Memphis that would sound good with Susannah? Here's a couple i've come up with:
Susannah Maybelle: this has the music connections that dh like and it is adorable. But im a bit jaded with the whole Belle thing.
Susannah Mirabelle: i like the frilly character but see above about Belle names
Susannah Pearl: pretty but i dont think dh loves it
Susannah Lucille: i got really excited when i thought of this last night, it mixes the bluesiness of Memphis with the beautiful French flair of Delphine. But now i'm thinking theres too many "u"s.
Any other ideas?