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March 26th, 2013 02:59 AM #1Senior Member
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- Mar 2013
She's due any day and we still haven't decided :(
Okay, so we have two frontrunners which are very very different, and we can't decide between them, which sort of makes us feel like maybe neither of them is the right one. So we're open to suggestions as well.
- names that were in use in the late 1800's, early 1900's. anything that's sprung up from nowhere in the last 50 years or so is probably a no.
- historical, mythological, magical, literary, animal and nature associations.
Current favourites are:
pros: sort of honours family, as we've got an Eleanor, an Elaine, and an Elizabeth we'd love to recognise, and I really like the name. My young niece also keeps telling me that her new cousin's name is to be Ella, and who wants to argue with a three year old?
cons: ridiculously, stupidly popular where I am, feels a bit nicknamey, and I don't like the longer names that tend to derive Ella as a nickname, like Isabella and Gabriella.
pros: I like this name and its associations, love Minnie as a nickname, and MIL is pushing for Minnie to honour her family.
cons: Very unusual name that is a bit 'out there' and has sounds in it that bug a lot of people. Most people seem to hate it, honestly. One friend suggested Athena as an alternative, but I'm hopelessly in love with Arthur for a potential future brother.
In a perfect world a name would exist where both Minnie and Ella would be nickname options, but I'm pretty sure this isn't that world. Minella isn't a name, I already checked
ugh, why is this so hard. I used to love thinking about what names I'd give my kids, and now that I'm actually having one, it's suddenly not so fun :P
March 26th, 2013 03:28 AM #3Senior Member
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- May 2011
March 26th, 2013 03:33 AM #5Alice - Beatrix - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Harriet - Mabel - Susannah
Albert - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter
March 27th, 2013 10:30 AM #7Aurelia - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Zenobia
Alaric - Anton - Cedric - Dexter - Erich - Felix - Hector - Hendrik - Leonidas - Victor
Engaged to the best Man in the World. (God-mama to Lawrence, a little bundle of sunshine).
March 26th, 2013 04:18 AM #9Member
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- Dec 2012
Don't worry about popularity- truly! I have an Ava (gasp!) and I've only met three other Avas in the past five years, if you love a name then that is what matters not the popularity. There is a lot of negativity on NB about popular names but they are often popular for a reason- beautiful sound,classic feel etc. I love Ella, think its beautiful, simple and elegant. However if you're after suggestions how about
AnnaMy three cherubs- Harry Edward, Ava Bonnie and May Rose