Lately I've been thinking about using one of my middle names rather than taking on a brand new name.
The one in mind is Laurel.
- elle sound at the ending
- My grandfather is fond of the name
- It's already legally mine, therefore I already feel partial to it
- Nicknames of Ari, and Elle.
- L initial
- Only two syllables
- Also my great-aunt's name, who I'm named for. Which takes away from the personal feeling
- I'm not sure it particularly fits me
- Has a bit of a boring air and feel to it I think.
The combos in mind are:
Laurel Alena Charlotte V.
Laurel Ashleigh Charlotte V.
Laurel Lesley Charlotte V.
Laurel Aubrey Charlotte V.
Laurel Alena has been me running favourite for a while now, thoughts?
I adore Laurel! I think out of the ones you listed I like it paired with Aubrey the most.
I really do love Laurel! The name feels like (and this will sound corny and probably not make much sense): a child wandering through a forest.
It feels fresh and pure. I think of a summer sunrise between the trees. Laurel is really a stunning name!
I like Laurel Alena best.
Laurel Aviva (meaning springlike, fresh, dewy.) I think Aviva livens up Laurel. I really love Laurel Aviva Charlotte.
Also, you mentioned that you share a name with your great-aunt. I also like name connections. When you stop to think about how they lived their life and the things that they've gone through, you don't feel so alone. The world has a way of bringing you to your knees. So when I hear the name I share with my grandmother, I feel a lot stronger. As though nothing could bring me down. Try as they may. Just a thought.