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  1. #1
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    Torn -- Your thoughts please

    Everyone, I wrote in a couple of months ago about our little girl arriving in May. At that time, we were pretty sold on the name Gemma. Recently, Isla is creeping in as another favorite as a first name. Now, on to the middle name. My MIL is named Susan and my mother is Suzanne, so we wanted to use a combo of the two as a middle name: Suzette. I know both Moms would be touched if we chose to do this. I love Isla Suzette. I don't love Gemma Suzette. If we choose Gemma, I would like the middle name to be Pearl. I like Gemma more than Isla and Suzette has more meaning than Pearl for us. What are your thoughts on the best choice? Also, maybe Gemma Suzette is not so bad??? Our last name is starts with a "G" and is two-syllables, if that makes a difference. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
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    Re: Torn -- Your thoughts please

    Isla Suzette is cute!
    Gemma Susannah or Gemma Susanna sounds very pretty to me. I think I might love it even more than Isla Suzette. It flows and it's softer. If you like it, try writing it with your last name to see if you want to have the "h" at the end of Susanna or not. I think I would go with Gemma Susanna (without the "h").
    Gemma Pearl is super pretty, too, but I agree that it is very important to honor relatives. You'll be happy you honored your relatives as time goes by. I am so happy that my daughter Laura has the same middle name as my mom - Elizabeth. My mom loves the name Elizabeth a lot more than her first name which is Helen, so she is so happy with Laura's middle name. When Laura was a baby, my mom's eyes would gleam and she would tell her, "We have the same middle name!"
    Plus when your kid gets to be a teenager and is sometimes a little bit difficult, it is comforting and reassuring to know that he or she has a family name. Then you realize they're not some alien from outer space: they really are your kid and you will all get through this phase. My son Peter is sad because his middle name isn't after his dad or one of his grandpas. We just chose his middle name because it was my fave name. But he likes it pretty well. His first name is the same as my cousin, but he says that that is not enough. A few years ago I remembered that one of his great, great, great grandfathers was named Peter, and told my son. His face lit up with joy.

  3. #3
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    Re: Torn -- Your thoughts please

    I like Isla Susan or Isla Susannah

  4. #4
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    Re: Torn -- Your thoughts please

    I think Gemma Suzette is adorable! That's what I would go with, if I were you. Your favorite first name, and a middle name with meaning. Sounds perfect, to me.
    Proud mama to two sweet boys:

    Dashiell David Rowe
    and
    Flynn William Warfield


    "Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
    -James Franco

  5. #5
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    Re: Torn -- Your thoughts please

    Gemma Suzette is adorable and also original. I love it!

  6. #6
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    Re: Torn -- Your thoughts please

    Thank you guys for your thoughts! It makes me happy to think that there are fans of Gemma Suzette! I do love the middle name Susanna, but I don't like first and middle names to end with the same sound, so I ruled Susanna out.

  7. #7
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    Re: Torn -- Your thoughts please

    Gemma Suzette is so beautiful (and kind of spunky!) Good choice!

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