Help us find a name we can both love!
I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to post a thread in this forum all day. This is the girls counterpart for the "Befuddled and Bewildered" thread and the Ragnar/Riordan/Roderick poll over in the boys' forum. Hopefully this works.
I kind of need suggestions on girl names. I'm looking for feminine, a little bit romantic, but not over the top frilly. Hubby does have a list of favorites for girls, and while there is sometimes overlap in styles, it's hard for me to guess what we both might like. I need some fresh perspective. Our daughter is Eve An@stasia nn Evie, and she has the totally perfect name that both of us agreed on 100% without feeling like we had to take a bunch of compromises. Tough act to follow. Brothers are C@spian, Zeph@n nn Z, and Per3grine nn Pip.
The one name we can both live with is Serafina nn Fia. I actually want Fia, just Fia; it would be my #1 pick. Serafina is really a little too light and fluffy for me. But, hubby only likes Fia as a nn and seems to like Serafina a lot. So...maybe this is the compromise. I'm not totally convinced, but it's all we've got at the moment. We've already gone through just about every possible name that would get us nn Fia, thanks to Berry input here ( http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...-need-a-formal ), and Serafina seems to be the only one we can both live with.
Other favorites (in approximate order)
The only ones from my list he even marginally likes are Gwen, just Gwen, not any elaboration thereof (at least none that I've been able to suggest). Zinnia, which he ruled out because he doesn't want to use another Z name. Willow, which he maybe, might, consider if I really campaign for it.
Other names he likes:
And the only ones from his list that I like are: Dagny, but we ruled it out because our surname resembles Taggart, and it sounds like a joke. Ophelia, but Shakespeare's Ophelia is too crazy for us so it's out. Natalie and Felicity are okay but I don't like them enough to use them. Aria is pretty but it's TOO light and airy, and what if the poor child can't sing? I just really dislike the others and/or there are acquaintances I don't wish to name after.
Any other suggestions, ideas, input, anything? I'm happy to sort through brainstormed ideas, but if you're interested in the "rules," here goes:
1) No C, E, P, T or Z names.
2) No ends in S, T, or ER names (and preferably not N either).
3) I don't care for any of the -LINE names.
4) I do seem to like a lot of -lia names.
5) Every single name DH likes contains an "EE" sound.
6) DH will reject any name that resembles Eileen. Like Irene. Forget it.
7) We like nicknames.
8) Meaning is important to us.
Thanks so much for your time and thoughtful responses, Berries! We appreciate it so much.