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May 8th, 2013 03:59 AM #1Junior Member
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Am I suffering from pregnancy brain?
My hubby and I have finally nailed down a name we both like for our daughter. We really struggled to find a name for our first daughter, Sabine Elizabeth, so I'm really happy that we can agree this time. However, I'm not sure if we're just being crazy... So here it is:
Nelle is pronounced in the German way (ie. it rhymes with "hella" - as in, "yummm, that was hella good"). And Cole is a family name that is usually given to boys in my family, but we thought - why not for a girl??
May 8th, 2013 04:11 AM #3
Well, I think you'll definitely have pronunciation issues. People will either say "Nell" or "Nelly". I don't think anyone will guess it's "Nella" without being told (unless, of course, you live in Germany). I'm not sure it's a great match with your first daughter's name. Sabine Elizabeth is a very full, formal name (if you know what I mean) and Nelle Cole seems rather abrupt in comparison. I think Cole is fine for a girl (for a middle name) if it's a family name. Overall, I don't think it's a terrible name, but it's not outstandingly good, either (in my eyes). I don't mean to offend, I'm just offering an honest opinion.First baby due on September 7, 2015!
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May 8th, 2013 04:22 AM #5
I quite like the pronunciation Nella, but I agree that it would never get pronounced correctly, Sabine is more commonly known to be pronounced taps Sabina but it could get annoying correcting the pronunciation of Nelle. Otherwise I think it's a beautiful name, and Cole is okay for a girl as a middle name.
May 8th, 2013 11:30 AM #7Senior Member
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May 8th, 2013 11:49 AM #9“And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz