Ok, so we're having a girl, our first...and we've realized we like very few girl names.
Our last name is Giesbrecht, and her middle name will for sure be Faye, named after my best friend who passed away a few years ago.
We have a couple names we like, and just a few weeks ago, I had a brainstorm and am thinking of using my Grandmother's maiden name for our daughter's name.
The names we both like are :
Georgia (sweet Georgia Faye)
Madelyn (too common now, in my opinion)
Lily (husband's favorite)
and the maiden name....Ellington. Is that too weird? It sounds like the girl off of So You Think You Can Dance, Karington. I love the name and it sounds cute shortened to Ellie. . Ellie Faye...But could we ever call her the formal Ellington? It sounds masculine on it's own without the middle name...
Advice? Input? Any other names suggestions?
Ellington is a terrific surname name, and the great nickname Ellie makes it easy to use. If I were considering using it, my main worry would be coordinating it with the names of future siblings.
With the exception of Ellington, all the names you're looking at fall into a category The Baby Name Wizard calls "Antique Charm." The trouble is, this is a category many people like---so any name I might suggest (Adeline, Ava, Charlotte, Clara, Lucy, Lydia, Sadie, Violet, etc.) is either already as common as Madelyn or in danger of becoming as common as Madelyn.
Still. I'm adding Eliza Faye Geisbrecht and Clara Faye Giesbrecht, because I love them both. Let's take a vote!
[Poll results (273 votes total):
Georgia Faye: 79 votes, roughly 29%
Madelyn Faye: 9 votes, roughly 3%
Lily Faye: 19 votes, roughly 7%
Ellington Faye: 113 votes, roughly 41%
Eliza Faye: 26 votes, roughly 10%
Clara Faye: 27 votes, roughly 10%]
Name update 03-18-2009! Liz writes:
So sorry for being so behind on the update! Ellington Faye was born Oct 28, and we couldn't be happier with her name. Thanks so much for the suggestions and it was really neat to see how people voted (Ellington had a strong 41% lead, which did help us decide!) and how they weighed in with the name suggestions. We'll be back when it's time to name Ellie's future brother or sister!