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May 11th, 2013 04:42 PM #6
May 11th, 2013 04:52 PM #8Senior Member
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May 11th, 2013 04:57 PM #10
I love both names, though I find them very different. Aurora is very frilly and girly and sweet, while Melisande has an elegant medieval feel to it. I prefer Melisande for its rarity, but honestly you can't go wrong here! What about Melisande Aurora Stapley or Aurora Melisande Stapley? If you're set on honouring your grandmother, Aurora Sophia Stapley and Melisande Sophia Stapley both sound nice. If the initials are that big of a deal to you, leave her middle name off her official documents (here in Canada middle names are usually optional on forms; my sister has one but doesn't use it and thus hardly anyone knows it). Or whichever you don't use as a first can be in the middle.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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May 11th, 2013 05:10 PM #12
I really like both Aurora and Melisande. I'd go with Aurora Zophia (I love Zophia! The Z just makes the name for me.) You could also use another name that means "wisdom" to honor your grandmother--NB did a blog post on "wisdom" names recently.
Edit: Here it is! I really like Athena, Minerva, and Kaya. http://nameberry.com/blog/wise-choice
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May 11th, 2013 06:47 PM #14Senior Member
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I love the name Aurora, but recently took it off my list after the shooting. I'd also say the ASS initials are a deal-breaker.
Melisande, while foreign, is pretty straightforward to pronounce, as all it's letters/sounds are the same in French as they are in English. I think people will easily be able to read it, but will likely ask your daughter how to spell her name if they have to write it. Also, another possible nickname I didn't see listed is "Missy".
In your shoes, provided you liked the names pretty equally, I'd choose Melisande. If you like Aurora better, I might still suggest choosing it despite the shooting, but definitely change up the middle name situation.Lillian Elizabeth 6.16.13