View Poll Results: DH's MN Pick vs My MN Pick
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Elizabeth Rose Opal
Elizabeth Jane Opal
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May 21st, 2012 12:43 PM #1128 year old name nerd, dreaming of a future:
Claudie, Lilac, Hadley, Thea, Phoebe, Mirabelle, Penelope & Clementine.
Otto, Quentin, Xavier, Ace, Lennox, Byron, Rafferty & Harlan.
May 21st, 2012 12:45 PM #13
LOVE Elizabeth Jane nn Eliza Jane! That song is adorable, I play it for my kids all the time. And the full name + nickname combo is just so very sweet. Elizabeth to me feels like a little black dress. Sweet, simple, and classic...never going out of style. Eliza is my favorite nn, Jane one of my favorite mn's.
May 21st, 2012 01:03 PM #15Senior Member
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Elizabeth Rose Opal. Sorry hubby, but I think your point of view is pretty selfish. As others said, adding Opal doesn't take away from your grandmother at all. She will still have the same first initial and last name. And who knows if your daughter will want to use her initials the same way your grandmother did. Not trying to be harsh.
Anyway, Elizabeth Rose Opal (Elizabeth Opal Rose has better flow to my ears, but either way) is beautiful and classic.Proud mama to two sweet boys:
Dashiell David Rowe
Flynn William Warfield
"Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
May 21st, 2012 02:04 PM #17Senior Member
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Just going to throw this out after reading your detailed descriptions about your name selections.... I like Elizabeth, but what about Cora Rose, which would honor both grandmothers? I know it wouldn't give you the initials E.R, but Cora is a classic name that sounds great with James and John. Good luck!
May 21st, 2012 02:51 PM #19
First of all, Elizabeth is fantastic. I believe the name will be an asset to anything she does in life, including any professional career she may pursue. It's a beautiful, classy name. (I know a brilliant attorney who goes by her formal name 'Elizabeth,' and it suits her perfectly.)
Secondly, in spite of being biased towards Jane (as it is the middle name of my mother, daughter, and me), I actually prefer Rose as a middle name for Elizabeth. Jane is lovely, but I think Rose is more unexpected and adds wonderful brightness to the name. Elizabeth Rose is simply gorgeous! Eliza Rose is a cute nn.
Thirdly, it probably would be okay, but - personally - I would not give an extra middle name to my daughter if my sons had one mn. This little girl will be the baby of the family (at least for now) and is the only girl (at least for now), and I would hesitate to give the impression to my boys that there is any preferential status given to their sister. I'd keep the number of middle names the same, but that's just me. (I had two boys and then a daughter too.) However, if you do end up giving her two middle names, I'm sure you can give a satisfactorily explanation to your boys regarding the desire to honor more than one female namesake, and it will all work out.
So, my first choice is Elizabeth Rose, and second choice is Elizabeth Jane. My third choice is Elizabeth Opal, which is lovely too.
Last edited by everwaiteing; May 21st, 2012 at 02:58 PM.Mother of three teenagers: (1) Daniel Glen, (2) Timothy Austin, and (3) Rebecca Jane... all middle names honor family... 3rd generation mn Jane. (A second girl would have been Susanna Eve and a third boy, maybe Isaac...)