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June 27th, 2013 12:49 PM #6
June 27th, 2013 01:18 PM #8
So Gracie is gone? Sad!
Hannah, Anna and Susannah all contain Anna; Vivian has Ann at the end; and Amelia shares that Ah sound. Amelia, Olivia and Leah have a very similar ending, and that leaves Lucy the only name that's really different from the others.
When I see a bunch of names that share sounds and then a totally different one I wonder what the parent finds attractive about that different name. You maybe haven't even thought about it before! But take a look. Lots of flowy A-vowel names and then Lucy. Is it the meaning on this one? Is it *because* it's different? Is it Dad's choice? It might be helpful for you as you think through this, whether you're liking all those flowy -anna- and -ia names, or if Lucy is a standout because it's different from the rest, or if it's the meaning, or what exactly it is that you like about it. If you could find a name that meant something like "bringer of light" but sounded more frilly like the -anna- names, would that be the perfect match?
Personally, I like the meaning of Lucy Victoria Jane the most. The ending of Victoria gets that -ia part that I see in several of your names. Actually, I would suggest Victoria Lucy Jane.
I know you're trying to weed down the list, but I wonder if since you're trying to choose between so many beautiful (but similar) choices that you haven't found just the right balance yet? I'm going to go ahead and suggest Hannelore which combines meanings that you have listed above with "grace; God is my light" - I believe Hannelore sounds something like Hannah-lore-eh. Hannelore Victoria Jane? That way you get Hannah, and almost a double-barrel name like several others, and yet it's one complete name.
Have you considered variations of Lucy, like Lucia, Lucienne? Lucia Jane Victoria, Lucia Jane Evelyn, Lucienne Felicity Jane...
Eliora, Leora, Nora and basically the Eleanor/Elinor names have a meaning of light, as well.
But if this is all just too much overthinking and new information, in answer to your question on the combos you posted, I like the meaning of Lucy Victoria Jane best and the prettiness of Anna Caroline Jane best.
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June 27th, 2013 01:39 PM #10Senior Member
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Here is the deal with Grace no, she is not gone... But I am trying to get hubby to think on other options. I love Grace too, but we have used it... Emma.s name is Emma Addison Grace .... While she said she disn't mind at all, she is 11.. And I just have something in the back of my head having a hard time getting past "re-using" a name.. Having said that, hubby has also mentioned just naming the baby Gracie... As it would be different... Well, a little different.. I think Gracie is cute, but to me it is a non.. Hubby then comes back with well, we have a Maggie.. Point taken, we do.. But she was named after my great grandmother who was Maggie... So... Am I over thinking Grace/Gracie??? What do you think??
Yes, I see what you mean. I do have a pull to names that end in the "ah" sound, as I love the way it sounds with our last name, and I just feel they are sweet, feminine girly sounding..
The Ee sound as in Lucy I know I love too, as we have Maggie, Kelsey, Sophie....
Lots to think about, but you bring up good points!~ "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."~ Mother Teresa
June 27th, 2013 01:45 PM #12
You've put so much thought and consideration into naming this child that I'm sure whatever you decide will be wonderful!
Hannah Evelyn Jane - Hope your husband comes around to Hannah. I prefer it over Anna. It's soft and pretty.
Hannah Felicity Jane - This combo is gorgeous and I slightly prefer it over the Evelyn combo. I think Hannah is gorgeous albeit popular.
Leah Evelyn Jane - Leah and Levi are too similar for my comfort level.
Lucy Evelyn Jane/Lucy Victoria Jane - I love the sweet Lucy. If you don't mind that it has the same initial as Levi and you won't get to use Luke Elliot, this is a pretty choice. I think Victoria "looks" better because it doesn't have a "y".
Susannah Evelyn Jane - I loved Susannah Joy too but this combo does flow well. My only issue: another "S" initial may be too much for girls so close together.
Amelia Evelyn Jane - Yes, it's too close to Emma for my liking. It's a pretty combo though.
Vivian Jane - I like this combo very much with I don't like that Vivian begins with the same letters at the end of Levi's name. Why I notice these things is beyond me!
Olivia Jane - A beautiful name that is very popular.
Anna Caroline Jane - too similar to Emma for me so that's why I prefer Hannah. Have you considered Joanna/Johanna?All the best,
June 27th, 2013 01:45 PM #14Senior Member
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I can not explain why, but I have never been a fan of Lucia. we lived in a south American country years ago, and Lucia feels very tied there for me, I knew so many Anna Lucia's...
Hubby LOVES Eleanor. She has been on our list for years, and a serious contender. However, I have held back from Eleanor, simply b/c to me, she does not have the pretty, frilly feminine appeal I find in my other daughters names. I feel she is just to the point, though yes, beautiful meaning.. Again I could be wrong....~ "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."~ Mother Teresa