I'm in need of your and your crowd's help! I found out today I'm scheduled for a c-section at the beginning of this coming week. My baby girl will arrive in days and we are still unsure about her name.
Our last name is very difficult to pronounce, most people cannot say it correctly. It starts with "O" and has to "Ks".
Names we both like a lot but we can't use are Danielle, Michelle, Brooke, Hailey, Nicole, Gabrielle. We also like the name Kayla but I question if adding yet another K to the combo it's a good idea. I like the names Allison, Jacqueline and Amy too but my husband doesn't at all.
We'd like a name that's easy to spell and with a unmistakable pronunciation. I'd like an "american" kind of name. Her name cannot start with B or with H because of the initials. We'd like a name outside the top 20, unique yet recognizable.
The name we like the most is Arielle, which is far from matching our criteria! It has two pronunciation, and we only like the less common one (it can be pronounced air-ee-uh or ar-ee-el. We only like ar-ee-el.) To make matters worse, the most common spelling is Ariel, but we are choosing the less used and less "american" one. Soundwise, we feel it works very well with our last name, we like that is uncommon and sweet and without harsh sounds. But, I'm afraid I will be submitting my daughter to a life of correcting her name's pronunciation and spelling.
What do you think? And if this was to be her name, which middle name would you suggest?
We also like the name Megan. Does Arielle Megan flow well? Does Megan Arielle flow better? Or which middle name would go well with Megan?
And if not Arielle nor Megan. Which other names would you suggest?
We need help!!! Thank you, thank you.
Not enough time to answer this, so let's just put it up for discussion!