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February 20th, 2012 04:52 PM #1Junior Member
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Redone...Twin Sister names for my babes! :)
Hello everyone. I have recently posted about twin girls names my hubby and I had chosen. But..after seeing some of your answers we are second guessing ourselves. The original names we had were Sophia Kate and Anna-Grace. We had chosen these names because we likes them and thought they were pretty. But the ones we are considering now are names that have more personal meaning to us. It amazing how quickly you can become attached to names when they are personal. So, the first name is Sophia Adele. Sophia is a name that means a lot to us. We think it is beautiful and timeless...Adele is my grandmothers name whom I am extremely close to. I don't know why I never thought of using her name before...I supposed because she only when by her nickname,Tense. Our next name is Elizabeth Rose. I have adored Elizabeth for as long as I can remember. I love that it is a bible name,classic and timeless. My hubby likes all of the nickname potential. He chose Rose as the middle name. I love it ...but I am now sure if I love it as much as Adele. He wants to call her Rosie and I agree it is a sweet name. Do you think the name compliment one another, some style, twin names but not too matchy. Also...what is your opinion on "name stealing" I know my sister likes the name Adele and would someday (maybe in about 5-10 years) use it. She is not married, dating or pregnant. She have never voiced wanting to use this name until after we had chosen it. She had never told anyone is the family that it was her "name" and that she was using it. How was I to know...*sigh* She says I have stolen it from her...ugh. I don't want to cause strife but can you claim a name without voicing it and without intention of using it for YEARS to come. I feel torn. We have searched and searched for names we love and that feel "right" to us. Sophia Adele and Elizabeth Rose are "the ones" to us. Comments PLEASE! God bless!
February 20th, 2012 05:00 PM #3
What beautiful names you have chosen! Sophia Adele and Elizabeth Rose go so nicely together. Sophia and Elizabeth are classics that will grow well on your little girls! *(As a side note, if you want to call Elizabeth "Rosie," have you thought of naming her
Rose Elizabeth, instead? Sophia and Rose make beautiful sisters, too.)
As for your sister, you have not stolen the name Adele from her, as you didn't know she wanted to use it in the first place! How about suggesting to her that you would like Adele to be a family name? My sister and I, as well as several cousins, used Catherine as a mn for our daughters, and we consider Catherine to be a family name that is carried on throughout the generations.
February 20th, 2012 05:11 PM #5
Sophia Adele and Elizabeth Rose are lovely! Sophia and Elizabeth pair really well and I love the family connection for Adele. I agree with @kyemsma that if you plan on calling her Rosie Rose Elizabeth might be a bit easier.
I agree that you couldn't have possibly stolen Adele from your sister, either! If she never said anything there is no way you could have known. Sophia Adele is lovely and if it's a family name then I think name stealing goes right out the window, lol. Why should one person be able to honor a family member but not the next? My sister once told me that she wanted to use Genevieve Grace, nn Gigi, sort of in honor of our grandmother (Arlene Grace). I didn't say anything, especially since we're both years from being mothers ourselves, but I had already planned for months to use Grace somewhere in my first daughter's name to honor the same grandmother! I have every right to name my daughter after our grandmother as my sister does. I have no issue with my daughter sharing a mn with my niece... My grandmother's an amazing person. She deserves to be honored twice, haha. I would just talk to your sister and tell her you want to use it in honor of your grandmother. As you said, you're extremely close to your grandmother, and if she wanted to use it, she should have told you earlier.
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February 20th, 2012 07:47 PM #7Senior Member
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Really pretty names for twin sisters and I would not worry about your sister. Maybe you could just mention to her that someday when she has a daughter she should feel free to also use the name Adele if she still wants too. You both have the right to use a special family name.
February 20th, 2012 07:57 PM #9
I think Sophia and Elizabeth are great together.
Adele and Rose are lovely, equalizing middle names as well.
My only dislike is that Rose is such an over used middle name, imo. And Sophia is so incredibly common. Elizabeth is a bit common sounding as well. They don't stand out in my mind at all. Except for Adele. But that's just my preference, these are your twins, and your names to choose. I still like the combos very much, and think they sound great.
Your sister is just being a bit hurt. It's nothing to get upset about. She's not dating or even close to expecting, use it. It's being used as a middle name anyways, and it's your grandmother's name. You have equal rights to it. It's not like it's the first name. Use it, and don't think twice!2O - Aries - Slytherin - Daycare Assistant Teacher
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February 20th, 2012 09:30 PM #11Senior Member
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Sophia Adele and Elizabeth Rose are lovely names and if these are the ones you like, you should use them! If you want more suggestions though, here are a few. If you want to still honor Adele and not use the exact name, you could use Sophia Adelaide or Adelaide Sophia and I think this would work well with Elizabeth or Rose. If you are going to use Rosie as a nn, I would put Rose first. You could use Rose Elizabeth or if you wanted a longer first name, you could use Rosemary Elizabeth or Rosamond Elizabeth. I think all of these work well with Sophia or Adelaide. All the best!
February 20th, 2012 10:04 PM #13Member
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Beautiful combos, they roll off the tounge well. I agree with the other comment that they are commonly used names, so as long as that doesn't matter, and that is what you are looking for. As for your sister, you did not know and she never claimed it. Share it! If she wants to use it later then she can. She has to understand that you need a name now, and she may not need it ever. Don't feel bad. Adele is gorgeous!*Mother to Sophie Madison*2nd Girl due in July*
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February 20th, 2012 10:17 PM #15Senior Member
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Sophia Adele and Elizabeth Rose. Both lovely.
I'm also not sure about using Rosie as a nickname – you can get so many wonderful nicknames from Elizabeth, that it seems a little strange to me. However I think most nicknames evolve over time, so I don't think it is an issue to get caught up on.
As for your sister, how silly! I think that since Adele is in the middle spot, then when she has the opportunity she can use it too. (Plus what if she only has boys and you are always left regretting not having used the name?)
February 20th, 2012 11:12 PM #17Senior Member
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I agree with the majority of the comments above: I think using Adele as a mn means it can be shared as a family name and your sister should be able to come to terms with this; it could be a lovely bond for future cousins (perhaps thatis a way to sell it to her?) The suggestion of Adelaide is a good one too (I love this name). I would be inclined to use Rose (or a longer version) for the first name if your intention is to mainly call her Rosie; being known by a name that is completely different to your fn is a big pain in the $%^&.
My other hesitations would be that Sophia (& Sophie) is very popular right now, but that may not be a problem for you. One option would be Josephine/a which could be shortened to Sophie/a but there is the option to be Jo/Josie etc if there are too many Sophias in her class, workplace etc. Also I would be inclined to switch the mns as I think that the double 'a' of Sophia Adele is a bit awkward - Sophia Rose and Elizabeth Adele works better IMO....or....
Rose Elizabeth & Adelaide Sophia
Josephine Adele & Rosamond Elizabeth
All of the above being said, I think your choices as they are are quite lovely (and lucky you for getting twin girls!)Fave names: Astrid, Anise, Annika, Cleo, Gabrielle, Holly, Marnie, Mardi, Miranda, Miriam, Poppy, Sydney
I'm from Australia, so when I'm referring to popularity I'm using Aussie lists.
February 21st, 2012 12:52 AM #19
My recommendation is ...
Isabella Rose ______ [and] Sophia Kay Adele
Olivia Rose ______ [and] Sophia Kay Adele
Elizabeth _________ [and] Katherine Adele
Elizabeth _________ [and] Victoria Adele
Adele = maternal great-grandmother's first name
_____ = paternal great-grandmother's first name
P.S. Adele is all yours!