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May 14th, 2013 02:06 PM #1Senior Member
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I'm so upset :( naming my baby is becoming so stressful help!
With middle name combinations aside, could you please give me a rating 1-10 for each first name and comment on them. I will tell you the names and my pros and cons
1. Cecelia- pro: I love the nick names for it CeCe, Celia, Cela (see-la). I love how feminine it is and pretty and I like names that are three syllables or longer on girls. It fits well with my daughters name izabella. Cons: it's in the low 200's which is a bit more popular than I typically like but in my state in 2011 there wasn't even 5 girls names Cecelia with either spelling of it.
2. Cecily-pro: similar to Cecelia since it is a variant of it. Still 3 syllables which I like. I like the rythm of the name and the antique quality of the name. It also goes great with izabella. Cons: less nick name choices than Cecelia. Main nick name would be CeCe. Might be mispronounced as Sicily or misspelled as Sicily. Could be called Cecil or sissy if kids make fun.
3. Felicity: pro: still not extremely common explicitly in my state. Long name like I like. Nice meaning and makes you feel happy just saying it. I like that just like cecily it's a bit more unexpected maybe than Cecelia is. Cons: the tv show felicity. Lack of nick names, I only like the nick name fliss for this name or fi. Lissie is out because it sounds too much like izzie. I don't like that it sounds close to words like electricity or facility
4. Cordelia-pro: nick names are cute cordie, Delia, corrie, C.C. (Middle name will be Celeste cc comes from initials) also Cora is a cute nick name. I like that it has an antique feel and isn't popular. Easy to spell and pronounce and has literary connections to king Lear and reminds me of Buffy as well lol. Cons: people calling her deedee or Cornelia or Cornelius. Also it sounds to some people kinda clunky and old fashioned in a bad way I'm told.
Please be as honest as you can my feelings won't be hurt. I really need help from people who love names like me. My husband can't choose and says let's have four girls and name them all lol.
May 14th, 2013 02:23 PM #3Member
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All those names are beautiful. My vote goes to Cordelia. Corrie sounds really cute. I love the nn Felicity with the nn Lissy too... how come you don't want it to be close to Izzie? Cecelia is a tough name to spell and say imo, but that could just be me. I still like it. Cecily is cute I knew a girl named this and her occasional nn was Sassy... Your cons really aren't all that bad, so don't stress!
Rate: Cordelia 10, Felicity 10, Cecelia 7, Cecily 8.
May 14th, 2013 02:25 PM #5Senior Member
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May 14th, 2013 02:26 PM #7
No need for stress! Regardless of what you choose, she will have a fabulous name. Reading through your pros and cons, I think you should go with Cecelia. The only con was the name's popularity, and as you mentioned it wasn't popular at all in your state. You mention cons for all the other names that lead me to believe you don't love them as much as Cecelia.
Sorry this process has become stressful for you... Good luck! Your daughter will have a beautiful name and lots of love from her mama.Little Bean arriving September 2014
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May 14th, 2013 02:29 PM #9
1. Cecelia- I love this name! So pretty and sweet. CeCe is my one of my all-time favorite nns! But could sound hissy with all the s sounds. Rating: 7
2. Cecily- I really don't like this name. It sounds like a pig squealing to me. Rating: 4
3. Felicity: I love it! Such a happy, sweet name. Another nn possibilty is Flick, which could sound cute on a spunky little one. Rating: 8
4. Cordelia- I love Cordelia! So beautiful. The Latin meaning, "heart", is so sweet! Rating: 9| Arabella Monet | Henrietta Plum | Isolde Noor | Agatha Ruby | Marian Primrose |
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