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Thread: Trying to decide on girl's name
May 22nd, 2013 01:54 PM #1
Trying to decide on girl's name
My husband and I are probably going to start ttc in the next year, so we have been discussing baby names. We have the boy name picked out: Declan Leighton (Leighton is a family name, pronounced 'Lay-ton'). But, we are having trouble agreeing on/finding a girl name that we both like. We really want to use his mom's middle name somehow (Elaine). I want a name that is not very popular, but that is not too 'out there' either. We live in the southern US, so I am afraid that some of the names I like will be mispronounced or spelled incorrectly, etc.
Our last name is really long, starts with a V and ends in a Y.
Here is what we have liked so far:
Aurelia Elaine (pronunciation nightmare in the south?)
Catherine Elaine (However, I hate the nicknames for this name, it would be Catherine only)
We both really like Elena (e-lane-ah), but my niece's name is Delana (Duh-lane-ah). I've also read a lot on how this name is pronounced and spelled so many different ways...
Other names that have caught my eye include:
Emmaline (While Emma is a lovely name, it is SO popular that I would never use it, but I don't hate this name...)
Does anyone have any suggestions??
Thanks in advance!!