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Thread: A sibling for Jane and Henry
August 21st, 2009 08:19 PM #11
Re: A sibling for Jane and HenryOriginally Posted by twinkle
I would prefer Louisa and here are some combos.
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Re: A sibling for Jane and Henry
Well, after thinking probably too much on all these names (our other kids' names just sort of came to us), I think I've made at least a few decisions. I think Louisa is it for a girl for a first name, and I realize that probably rules out the vowel middle name, and I'm fine with that (fine with that for a boy too). We're okay with a non-L name as well -- I think I was partial to that based on the two names I already liked. My husband likes Louisa very much, and likes Leo but not as much as Louisa. I'm a little worried it may be getting trendy too, but its still our front-runner for now. So, I suppose I'm looking for the right middle name for Louisa (hopefully I can find one with personal meaning such as a family member or friend with similar name) -- my husband said NO to Elspeth -- I don't think he'll come around on that one. And I'm really still pretty open on a boy's name. If I could have an ultrasound tomorrow, I might cave and find out the sex! Some other thoughts:
What do you all think about syllable variations? I read on some other post that 3-1-2 works well, which means a short one syllable middle name would go well with Louisa Landrum. Of course, I don't think you should abandon names you love based on a formula, but its a good place to start. We had originally chosen Louisa Kate but a family member has named their new baby Sarah Kate and she goes by that. I had thought that ruled out Kate (which I have always loved) but possibly not as a middle name only. Still, something more original (but still classic) may be in order! I'll just name a couple of short names I think are too boring or popular to use: Faye, Kay, Ann, Grace, Rose.
As for Augustin instead of Augustus, I do like the name as well if not better, but I don't think it sounds good with our last name which is Landrum - i think our last name sounds bad with every name ending in an -in, -en, -on -- or at least its hard to say. Too much of a rhyme or something. I also like Lionel but the ending L doesn't work well with our last name.
I'm still considering Augustus as a first name possibility, but it would be a daring choice for my family (my husband's family would relish the opportunity to have a "Gus"). Here are a few family names we've tossed around -- I'm wondering which might go best with Leo, similar or just each other:
Charles (we've leaned against Charlie as a nickname due to popularity in our area)
Verdis (yes, an odd one - its my dad's - he's hated it all his life!)
Walter (nn Wally not an option due to family member, and Walt I'm not crazy about but husband is)
Hope this isn't too long -- I've got way too many names and issues flying around my head lately! -Dana
P.S. I love Eliza, and pushed that early on in the pregnancy, but my husband knocked it out early on . . .