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March 12th, 2013 09:06 PM #1Senior Member
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Please help - last minute wobble!
Our baby is due VERY soon and although we have picked two excellent first and middle name combos, I am having a last minute wobble.
One of our options in Henry Gabriel (which we both LOVE) but this morning I was struck by the thought that perhaps it should be Henry Cy to honor my Dad. (My Dad is still with us BTW). I don't love the name Cy in the way I love Gabriel, (though it is rather cool) but I like it and of course I love the connection and meaning etc. DH thinks it's an "okay" name but loves my Dad and would be happy to use it. While my Dad doesn't like his name, I think he'd be really touched to know his grandson was named after him. None of the other grandchildren are. (Some extra info: we are using my maiden name as a second mn so perhaps that covers the honoring thing?)
Gabriel was chosen for its lovely lyrical sound, its three syllable balance with a two syllable fn and a one syllable last name and because it has literary links for us - the name of one of our favourite authors and the initials H.G. are a little nod to another literary fave. This ties in perfectly with our daughter's literary-inspired name and initials. Plus it's a name I have always loved.
But the sentimental pull of my Dad's name is strong!
So, please share your thoughts with me:
March 12th, 2013 09:18 PM #3
I was going to suggest both, but I see you're using your maiden name as a second middle. I say, save Cy for your next son. You don't want your dad's full name in the middle of your son's name. Well, maybe you do, but that's a bit weird. Good luck, I'm sure you'll pick the perfect choice in the end.Girls:
Brenna, Coraline, Cordelia, Elodie, Francesca, Gianna, Helena, Ingrid, Margaret, Marilyn
Alaric, Griffon, Ivan, Joesph, Kenneth, Lucian, Nero, Orion, Phillip, Samson
March 12th, 2013 09:21 PM #5
I think Henry Gabriel works best. It flows better, it's the name you both love already, your dad doesn't like his name anyway and if you put your maiden name in, I think you're already honouring him. Henry Gabriel wins hands down.
Is Cy short for anything? Henry Cyrus or Henry Cyril might stand a better chance against Henry Gabriel, as Cy just doesn't feel like a complete name to me.
Good luck with whichever you go with
Last edited by charlieandperry1; March 12th, 2013 at 09:23 PM.
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