Georgia on my mind
DH and I are TTC, so I've been thinking about our list again. I mentioned Georgia to DH the other day and surprisingly enough he loved it. I *think* I love it, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to use it on my child. Do you think this name has a lot of teasing potential? I know it's a pretty classic name, but we live in a small community in the Midwest where most people use names like Lilly, McKenzie, and other more popular options.
The other issue I have with it is that we are having a hard time choosing a middle name. At one point we had said that we would like all our children to have a biblical name somewhere in their name, but I don't know of one that flows well with Georgia. Also, if there isn't one we like or like the meaning of, then I don't see the point in forcing that theme. Any suggestions on biblical names or just regular names? We'be already used Elizabeth. Thanks!
I adore the name Georgia...and I don't think it has any more teasing potential than other names. IMO, kids tease each other about ANY name. Sure, some can have more potential - names that can be slang for body parts, "stripper" names, "hippie" names...I don't think Georgia is one of those. Why would a Georgia be teased? Because the name is also a state and country? I can't even think of a reason to tease a Georgia.
Biblical names that go well with Georgia: (unfortunately I don't know a TON about biblical characters or meanings, so not sure if these have a nice meaning or not)
Georgia Ruth (this flow is lovely, but might be too old-fashioned together)
I love Georgia! Its very pretty. I don't think it has teasing potential and it's beautiful with Mae. It's quite popular here in the UK so it doesn't sound strange to my ears at all. Georgia Catherine came to mind with Mae Elizabeth, or how about:
Thanks for the suggestions!
I'm not sure why I feel like she would get teased. Maybe it's more of a concern that people will just dislike the name.
I really like Georgia Ruth, but DH said it was too old lady. He suggested Georgia Love (pretty sure he was kidding..) or Georgia Grace. I don't mind Georgia Grace. I just feel like Grace is too much of a filler. I know Elizabeth is often a filler, but it's my middle name, so for us it was meaningful. If we were to have a second DD, I'd like her name to mean something to us as well.
Georgia's pretty popular where I live. The only teasing potential I see is if you live in/near to Georgia State but as you say you're in the Midwest I'd imagine you probably don't have much of a connection to it if any at all.
And what about Georgia Ruth?
If you're interested in using a virtue name in the middle spot, I think Georgia Faith, Georgia Verity, and Georgia Patience are all lovely.
I too can't think of any reason to tease Georgia. I taught a nine-year-old Georgia in camp once; awesome name, even on younger kids! It ages so well. Georgia is on my list, honoring a grandfather :)
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Georgia would be a lovely sibling name for Mae's sister. Both names have spunk with a little sass added in for good measure. I don't know why you would think it had teasing potential. Personally, I can't think of any issues. Since Georgia is a place name, I would eliminate any word names in the middle spot to avoid combos that are too descriptive.
I think the teasing potential would depend on the sensitivity level of the kid. I know a 7-year-old Georgia and I've asked her if she gets teased, she's always said no. I hear people call her George, Georgie, Georgia-pordgia and curious George, but she doesn't object to any of it. A more sensitive kid might get upset, but I'd imagine only mildly.
I think it's relatively tease-proof! It's sweet and spunky, classic yet fresh. Great name.