A few more suggestions
Palmer - rare but totally familiar, the palm-bearing Christian
Arielle - "lion of god"
Clare or Serena - both were saints
Azaria - "helped by God"
Haniah is nice and I really do like Niah! Hopefully he comes around and you get to use it!
If not my suggestions are:
Celeste - means heavenly
Allegra - joyous
Sylvia - one of my recent loves
Evangeline - bearer of good news
Lucia (loo-sha) - means light
Originally Posted by valentine
I actually really liked the name Jessamy when I saw it in our baby name book. I wrote it down and kept it in mind for a possible middle name.
Maybe we are working backwards here... do you have a list that he LIKES?
Haniah is beautiful! At first I thought he was put off because it ended with "h" but then I read that he didn't like it starting with "h". Uhm, what's wrong with H names?? But I really instantly thought that if you liked it so much and his only problem is that it starts with H is drop the H? Aniah? I think that's really neat still, unique, and a spin off of a classic name. Pitch that one to him.
Never consider that one before, but Haniah is lovely! Guess I prefer Ania though. If Haniah is a spin of Hannah, Ania is from Anna. Same meaning, but doesn't start with H. How about that?