Throughout our 7 year marriage, my husband and I have had a fairly easy time agreeing and compromising and negotiating on just about everything - until we started trying to name our baby girl. We have discovered that we are world's apart on girl names - names I like, he hates and vice versa.
After months of debate, reading and re-reading of the Baby Name Wizard book, (which I have recommended now to about 10 different people!) we have finally agreed on the following names as "potentials". Even getting this many that we both would consider is a huge step.
Now about our family -
We have a 21 month old named Alex Aiden. We like a lot of the suggested sister names from the BNW for Alex, Alexander, Alec, etc.
Our last name is two syllables and starts with E. A lot of names sound sing-songy with it, or they kind of run together.
We are planning on using Elizabeth as a middle name because it's all over our family tree. The only exception might be if we name her Emily - then we were thinking about using Kate as a middle name.
We are not that concerned about popularity of the name (obviously, since Emily is a contender).
We are totally open to other suggestions.
So here is our hard fought list:
katelyn (kate for short)
madilyn (maddie for short)
We'd love some help and an impartial opinion! Thanks!
Good list! Lots to work with!
The only change I suggest is the spelling of Analise: because of the word spelled by the first four letters, I recommend spelling with two Ns instead: Annalise. (My favorite spelling of the name is Anneliese---but that's also the hardest one to spell, and in fact I had to look it up just now to make sure I had it right.)
Let's look at each name with your son's name, and we can also check out the initials of each name (using Elizabeth as the middle name with all choices except Emily, for which you'd use Kate).
Alex and Annalise (AEE)
Alex and Anna (AEE)
Alex and Cara (CEE)
Alex and Emily (EKE)
Alex and Katelyn/Kate (KEE)
Alex and Lauren (LEE)
Alex and Madilyn/Maddie (MEE)
Alex and Molly (MEE)
Alex and Sarah (SEE)
My favorites from the list are Cara Elizabeth and Emily Kate, although I also think it's super-cute the way Lauren gives use the initials (and potential nickname) LEE.
Annalise Elizabeth: 16 votes, roughly 10%
Anna Elizabeth: 13 votes, roughly 8%
Cara Elizabeth: 34 votes, roughly 21%
Emily Kate: 24 votes, roughly 15%
Katelyn Elizabeth: 10 votes, roughly 6%
Lauren Elizabeth: 25 votes, roughly 16%
Madilyn Elizabeth: 6 votes, roughly 4%
Molly Elizabeth: 23 votes, roughly 14%
Sarah Elizabeth: 8 votes, roughly 5%]
Just wanted to let you know...
Emily Kate arrived (2 weeks early!) last night [07-15-2008] at 10:43!
Thanks to you and everyone for the comments!