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May 3rd, 2013 04:30 PM #1Junior Member
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I thought I was certain about my daughter's name, but now I'm not so sure. Help!
My husband and I are expecting our third child, a girl, in early June. We are already parents to two boys, Henry Oliver and George Parker. We were all set on naming our daughter Alice Helena, but a few weeks ago new neighbors moved into our building and guess what their daughters' names are? Alice and Helen. What are the odds? So I started to rethink our daughter's name. What do you all think? Alice Helena or Saoirse Helena?
May 3rd, 2013 04:35 PM #3
May 3rd, 2013 04:36 PM #5
I think Alice is adorable!
for some reason saoirse always sounds like I am mispronouncing another name. I dont dislike it in theory but it just doesnt sounds quite tight coming out...
I wouldnt worry about some new neighbors kid having the same name unless YOU care. You may never become friends or they or you could move at any point! I would change a name that I like just because I met someone new with the same name!
Hope it all works out!boys names drive me crazy!
May 3rd, 2013 04:50 PM #7Member
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I love Alice Helena with your other two names - I think it fits much better than Saoirse (I love that name, too, but it seems like a big departure in your style).
I totally understand the frustration of having a name you love and then encountering someone with it! I've loved the name Maeve for a long time and a mom who goes to toddler storytime at the library just named her newborn that - grr! I don't think Alice is a name like Sophia or Isabella in terms of popularity, but it's certainly a name you could expect to encounter somewhere, so it wouldn't be that unusual to have two in one grade-school class, say, or even a building.
Are you planning to live there forever? Are these people going to be in your lives for years and years? Are the girls close in age to your children/daughter? I wouldn't be too hasty to reject Alice until you've had time to think it through.
May 3rd, 2013 04:51 PM #9Mama to Caleb Nicholas and Annabel Hope
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