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    Jan 2012

    Help for a surname that ends in -ey

    Hello Berries,

    I'm looking for thoughts/feelings about a conundrum that I'm sure at least some of you also share, and others certainly will have an opinion on.

    My partner and I are not planning to have a child for at least a few more years, but when we do, we're certain that we will choose his name as the baby's surname. (I don't feel at all attached to mine for various family reasons and don't want to pass it on.) His surname is OK, but slightly problematic. It's almost a word name, two syllables, and it ends in -ey.

    Problem: I love so many female (and some male) names that also end in that same -ey sound. My top favorite names are Rosie (hence I chose it for my username), Maisie, Lettie, Annie, Winnie. I just love old fashioned, ends-in-ie names for girls.

    My non-ie ending favorites are Clementine, Aurora, and Paloma, among others, but my absolute favorite long name is Penelope. I also like Calliope.

    My partner likes some of these more than others, but is on board for all of them.

    What is the general consensus on these ends in -ey first names with a two syllable, ends in -ey surname? The surname starts with an S and sounds kind of like Sawley.

    Basically, I am psychologically preparing myself to axe these names before we are actually pregnant if they really aren't workable. I go back and forth on whether they are OK or not but ultimately can't decide.

    Final note: for most of the -ie names, we'd put something more formal on the birth certificate (Rosetta or Rosalind or possibly Aurora for Rosie, Scarlett or Letitia for Lettie, Annabel for Annie...)

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