Ok, I know its really early for me to be asking this...
Names are very important to me. I think they play a big part in a person's life. So I am starting early looking for names for my little girl. (sounds so wierd in a good way to say that!) Please let me know what you think of these, and add any others you like!
Hubby is VERY Scottish and so we are mainly looking at scottish/celtic/gaelic type names. I like unusual and pretty names... My name is Laylla and I have always LOVED being a little bit different. Although it seems to be gaining in popularity as I get older...
We are also considering naming her after hubby as he is a III and not going to name any sons after himself. He is Charles Edward III and we thought of naming her Charlie Elizabeth IV... I am only worried that the "cute factor" of naming her for her father (and my grandmother with elizabeth) will wear off...
So the list thus far is:
Charlie Elizabeth IV
Shenandoah (Shana for short)
Just some that I have heard. Not sure if they are celtic, but they sound like it. I really like the ones you have so far too. Picking a name is really hard for us too. My DH is from S Africa so we have to consider how everyone will pernounce it. Good luck with the naming and Congratulations on the lil girl!!
My brother is half South African. His dad would pronounce my mom's name Pottie instead of Patti. Nice huh?
I like Rose for a middle name. I have lists of names I like, but just thought I would name that one for a middle.
It helps in the name choosing game to narrow it down to lets say, names that you prefer starting with a certain letter. Then cut out all the dislikes which is pretty easy. So you write down your names and he writed down his (better to do this seperatley) and then you trade papers. Start ruling in and out and hen compiling if you can. Now if only my own advice were as easy for choosing a boy name. We have always come to easy agreements on girl names so maybe that is why God always gives us girls <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/idea.gif">!
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I think I may have one you will like. I have a friend with a daughter who they named after an Elizabeth. It is Eilish: which is Celtic for Elizabeth. It is pronounced eye-lish. I just love that name. I am Scottish as well, and my dh is French, so we'll see what we end up coming up with. Let us know what you decide on.
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I once heard of these tips for naming a baby:
1- If the last name is long, choose a short first name, eg: Jan Papadopoulus. Vice versa is correct too, eg, Natascha Brown.
2- Very unusual first name with an ordinary last name, eg: Stanislau Smith. Or an ordinary name with an unusual last name, eg: Anne Stravinsky. These names sound better than both unusual or both ordinary, eg: Stanislaw Stravinsky, or Anne Smith. These sound too unusual or too ordinary!
3- Avoid first names that end in a vowel if the last name starts with one, eg: Anna Archer. Not a good combination because the names run together when said.
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epiphany-can't help you any on the scottish thing but just thought i would tell you the names i've been working with-1st-i love the name annie but noone else does so here goes the others-lindsey,emily,paige,mckenzie,molly-gosh i won't ever be able to decide-i'm thinking emily paige-what do you think
Eilish sounds cute but they might call her eyelash! I mean lets face it kids are cruel whether we like it or not and I would hate to think of sending my kid out there destined for name calling. It may happen even if her name were Sarah, but we, as parents gotta lessen the blow. However cute it is for a name I just couldn't bare it knowing that I chose a name that would cause that kinda grief.
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LOL Marie, I agree! Its one of the first things I said. I have to consider teasing mainly because hubby is really really funny about trying to make fun of the names we pick. I keep telling him that kids will make fun of a name no matter what we do, but he insists on giving them the least possible options. :} The "eyelash" thing and the fact that it does't flow well with our last name (which is the main reason) are why we will be using it for a middle name only.
My two neices are named Anne Margaret and Paige Esther. Margaret and Esther are both family names. LOL my sister didn't even know there was an actress named Anne Margaret when she named the baby! Also another unusual name is Tennielle (Ten-EEl)... thats my sisters name. Never met another one!