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Thread: Leo & Lucy...too similar?
November 6th, 2010 02:46 PM #6
July 13th, 2012 10:15 PM #8Junior Member
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Bumping this old thread up because this is our current dilemma...
We've got less than 2 weeks until baby girl's arrival and she is still not named. Eek! Big brother is named Leo.
I still love Jane but I am never going to convince my husband on that one. We had kind of compromised at Zoe because I was starting to freak out that she didn't have a name, but something about Zoe isn't doing it for me. Other names we are still poking around are Ivy, Audrey, and Susannah (my husband likes this one, but I'm not crazy about it).
This week I've been coming back around to really loving the name Lucy, which is one that we both have mentioned over the last few months. I would be the last person on earth who would do matchy-matchy sibling names on purpose, including alliterative names. The matchy factor is one of the things that I think is bugging me about Leo and Zoe. Somehow I think it's actually *better* with Leo and Lucy, even though they both start with L.
My husband is still not totally convinced and thinks they are too similar.
What do you all think?
July 14th, 2012 03:02 AM #10
I was in the same boat! If you'd have asked me Before, I would have said I'd Never give kids Matchy-names. But, time changes and things happen...lol. Here we are with a Conor, and b/g twins on the way. Cormac and Cordelia. There's a whole lot of matchy going on there. But, it wasn't on Purpose. I didn't set out to be matchy. And, I had a GREAT deal of dilemma about it. In the end, we decided to just go for it. The names were thought of separately. We both love them each, separately. It's Very hard to find a name that both parents feel the same way about. In the end, if you both really like it, I say use it no matter what. And now after I let myself talk myself into doing it (after WEEKS of pouring over name lists and driving myself and my husband crazy), I realized that no other names gave me those same feelings. And now, I'm 100%, absolutely, content and happy with the choices. My husband never wavered on it. He couldn't understand why I all of a sudden had a problem with it.
Names stick with a child for life, but there's No way to predict how they'll feel about a name. All any of us can do is pick one that we like and hope they'll like it too. It's a risk with each and every name out there. Go with what you feel. Starting out life with a sweet name that both of your parents enjoy saying, and happily agreed on to help you begin your life, is a great gift.
If you're like me, and interested in all of my background name drama here are links to my discussions.
Also...these names are for life, not just for when they are little. Their names will be said together a lot now, but less and less the older they get. If you choose Lucy or Zoe or anything else, it's not going to be as strongly connected to Leo through the next (hopefully) 100 years of their lives, as it will be during this first bit.
And, I'd love to know what you decide on in the end!
Last edited by thompssn; July 14th, 2012 at 03:09 AM.
July 15th, 2012 04:35 PM #12Senior Member
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