Family name dilemma
So we decided on a name for our adopted daughter before we met her. Basically keeping her orphanage name Sena ( pronounced Say-na, be we decided on Sen-na) and adding Belle Violet ( my son has a double middle so we wanted her to have one too).
After meeting her I'm having regrets of not giving her a family name as her middle. As a bonding tie to our family. We still have to re-adopt and have her name decided by that time.
Family names in the running are: Anna, Eloise, Annabelle, and a smoosh Eliana.
We are also considering Hana as its from her culture.
Which would be he best name to give to her if she wants to use an American name when she's older? I am going to use my maiden name as her second middle.
I'm not looking for great flow, just the best choice for a name if she wants it in the future. I've posted about this before- hopefully it's clear what I'm asking as its a complicated situation.
So... Sena (Sen-na) ? Ch- one syllable Smiles.
I love Anna the most, but it clashes with Sena, don't you think? If you could do Sena Ch- Anna that would be fine. If not, I'd do Sena Eloise Ch- or Sena Eliana Ch-. Annabelle is lovely too (or Annabel?). Sena Annabelle Ch-.
Many congratulations, by the way! If I'm understanding right, she's not living with you quite yet? And how old is she? Sorry for my questions, I just get so moved by adoptions, I want to know it all...
I'm new to this and don't quite understand 'ch-' but...
Sena Eloise Belle Smiles (I think thats what you're asking... right?)
If she wants to use an American name, she can go by Eloise, Ellie, Ellie-Belle, Ellie-Bellie etc
Sena Eloise flows best, and is lovely.
I love the name Eliana. I like Sena Eliana Violet the best.
Thank you for the replies! I am currently living in Ethiopia with her and my 19 mos old son until we get a visa for her. I've been here 6 weeks.
Ch- one syllable is my last name and will be her second middle.
I love the nicknames that go with Eloise, I'm just not sure a girl will love that name? Is Annabelle more love able? Or Eliana since its a bit trendy? I don't mind the clash of her first and middle. We're going to get that with her name already given.
I really want to hear opinions on the best choice for her to potentially use: Anna, Hana, Annabelle, Eliana or Eloise. Thanks!
Anna. It's so beautiful and classic. I really love it, it's warm and twinkling, like a little star! I like Eloise too, it's very pretty. I knew a couple in school, they liked their name fined it seemed. Annabelle is very pretty too, and princessy. I think I'd go with one of these three.
I hope you get the visa for her soon so you can all get home!
@ Ottilie: Anna is my favorite too, or Annabelle. We have a close friend with a daughter Analee, which is why I think I'm faltering so much. My friend said its no problem- I just feel awkward about it.
I want to love Eloise- I am just unsure about it other than its a perfect match to Leopold!
I hope we get home soon too! Oh, and she's 23 months.
Any other ideas out there? Which name would you want as a possibility?