I think it's too late...unless maybe you do June, Juno, Cleo, Clio, Claudette, Claudie ect...something really close to what she's used to. Obviously I think naming/names are important (I mean I am obsessed with this forum) but I think that a child's life/identity/feelings of self worth are WAY more important!
I mean what if you find the 'perfect' name & next year that's the name of the biggest celeb baby or some horrible criminal or next years deadly hurricane? At some point her name is just her and imo that happens once she turns her head when you call it out.
I am going to send you a PM........I think you should follow your heart.
I personally felt bad changing my dog's name from what the pound called her...so this topic has been disturbing me. We changed her name from Crystal to Pistol and for a transition period we called her Istol!
I just think that this should be about Chloe and her feelings not you & yours.
Cleo / Clio is cute, but it's not that unique & what if it surges in popularity? Will you dislike it in that case? Is this name thing about your image? Is this discontent really not about names at all? Do you have a lot of stuff going on that is outside of your control so you're focusing on something that you can change?
It sounds like you & your partner didn't communicate very well in the hospital when you were picking a name. Maybe these feelings of discontent go back to that?
I think you need to reevaluate whether this is about the name or if it goes deeper.
Also take some time to think about how it might feel to be called something new suddenly & be told your old name is gone now. Does Chloe June ever hear you talk about how great Finley's name is and how cringe-worthy her name is to you?
I think that this could make Chloe feel that life isn't stable & her identity isn't her own and that she is like an item that you can change & switch up according to your moods or the current trends.
Your older daughter could pick up on this too.
Another potential idea could be that you live with the name for like 5 more years & if you really can't stand it Chloe can help pick a new name...at least it could be fun for her. Though Finley would probably want to do the same!
I do feel it is rather late. But I also feel it's not too late to 'tweak' her name with a nickname.
Many people have come up with the same idea I was thinking of Cleo.
Your decscription sounds like a Cleo to me. I think start using it as a nn and her full name will gradually fade in use.
Alternatives: Clover, Clio and Clea.
I personally love Chloe June, but if you truly don't like Chloe then I would recommend changing it, and make sure you do it fast! After the age of 2 children become extremely attached to their name. But if you haven't been calling her Chloe then she is probably not attached to that part any way. I personally like Harper June, as Harper is one of my favorite names. The other name that was already mentioned that I like is Ellery, Ellery June sounds beautiful and goes well with Finley. Good luck!
I really like the suggestion of calling her Clover! It is close enough to Chloe that it would be an easy transition, and it offers some spunkiness and uniqueness and character. I think Finley and Clover are a cute combo, too! It also reminds me of Harper, which you love. It's too bad it isn't ideal with your last name, but maybe you'll have to compromise.
Chloe June is a beautiful combo. I, like others have already mentioned, think it's way too late to change her name. Not only that but from what you said, your husband doesn't seem thrilled about the prospect of a name change. It seems like he's just trying to shut you up by telling you "ok". I think you really need to consider him in this as well as your baby girl. She is really the only person that should matter in this decision, in the end though. I would be completely understanding if you named her something like Toiletta, but Chloe June is a pretty name. It's not like she would be discriminated against because of her name. I think if anything you should have her go by a nn, Cleo is my personal fav out of the ones I've seen. To me it seems totally selfish of you to want to change her name.