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April 7th, 2013 02:01 PM #6
April 7th, 2013 02:10 PM #8
I think in theory it sounds nice, but I'm not sure that I would use it, personally, only because it reminds me of a wheelbarrow. That's not to say that I wouldn't like it on someone else's child.
However, my cousin is called Birdie by everyone, and her name bears no relation to Birdie at all. Literally, at all. If you wanted, as only a name nerd might, to use as many names on your list as possible, you could go with something like June Elizabeth (which I love) and then call her Sparrow as a nickname. I know for many people nicknames must be intuitive to the actual name, but in my opinion, anything goes. So good luck - I'm sure whatever you pick will be beautiful.
April 7th, 2013 02:10 PM #10Member
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Thanks for the feedback so far!
I'm not set yet on a mn - I know I want something traditional and decidedly feminine. I do like more sophisticated rather than frilly in that category. I think a longer name works well since my ln is 1 syllable. Katherine is a family name. June I just love. And Elizabeth sounds really good with it. But definitely open to suggestions
Philomena - thanks for the honest feedback. I didn't think you were being mean, and it is more helpful to me to hear why people don't like the name than just dismissing it. The celebrity connection is unfortunate. I'm sure that's what some people will think whether it's true or not. I sort of disagree with the juvenile aspect, though I see where you're coming from. To me, Emily, Kylee, Molly, Zoey all sound more juvenile and cutesy to me. I guess that's just personal taste.
April 7th, 2013 02:21 PM #12
I really like Sparrow. I wouldn't worry too much about her being teased because of her name. If anything, I think other kids will think it's cool! The only concern I have is whether a Sparrow would be taken seriously as an adult. But if you use a more traditional middle name, she could always go by S. Elizabeth Lastname professionally. Or you could put Elizabeth Sparrow on the birth certificate and call her Sparrow, plenty of people go by their middle name.
April 7th, 2013 02:57 PM #14
Sparrow running around! Here are some more traditional, sophisticated, feminine middles:
Sparrow Vivian (or Vivienne)
Sparrow Louisa (I am not a fan of the Louise/Louisa/Eloise trend, but I have to admit that this one flows beautifully)
Sparrow Julia (since you love June)
Sparrow AnnelieseZion Nathaniel ~ Solomon Fable ~ Balthazar Wolf ~ Malachi Sparrow nn Kai ~ Tobias Rowan ~ Caspian _____
Alice Willow ~ Ophelia Wren ~ Juliet Snow ~ Lucia Pearl ~ Eve Wisteria nn Evie ~ Cosima Rose ~ River Seraphine ~ Elowen Briar
Narnia Rose, Astoria nn Story, Illyria, Serafina, Soraya, Faerydae
Orion Melchior North, Tobias Loki, Edmund, Frost, Oberon, Kenshin, Remiel, Atreyu