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March 27th, 2014 12:37 PM #1Junior Member
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Less than 10 weeks to go and no sign of a name... HELP!
With our first, my husband and I had the name conversation buttoned up by mid pregnancy. Our son is Nicolas Leon (Nico). We are expecting a baby girl in 2 months and are spinning our wheels, coming up with NOTHING! Have decided we need help. We are fortunately/unfortunately surrounded by little girls with great names so a lot of the ones we would potentially consider are off the table (Lila, Maya, Sonia, Charlotte, Georgia).
1. My husband is from German-speaking Switzerland so anything that is pronounced differently in German is out (that means most J names and many I names, also some A/E names) ie Ivy = Evie in Switzerland. The name must also be recognizable in Europe (no Savannahs, etc)
2. I would GREATLY prefer a name that is not in the top 50, preferably top 100. My husband prefers more classic names like Anna (out b/c of family usage)
3. Our last name begins with a hard K sound so C names like Colette (which we love but can't use bc of son's name) or Claire probably aren't the best choice
3. Names we have given serious consideration to but ultimately vetoed: Vivienne (too old-fashioned sounding in hubs mind), Scarlett (too trendy), Fiona (means fair and this baby will likely have dark hair/skin), Elena (concerns about pronunciation, also too similar to Elaine which I have bad connection to)
So... can you help? Please?! Any and all suggestions welcomed!
March 27th, 2014 12:44 PM #3
March 27th, 2014 12:49 PM #5Senior Member
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March 27th, 2014 12:54 PM #7
March 27th, 2014 01:12 PM #9
I think by limiting yourself to names that sound the same in German and English the list is very short...especially considering your other conditions. Would something that is pronounced differently but you like both be acceptable? I also think you might be unnecessarily limiting yourself by staying out of the top 100.