Hello, we are due to have our 3rd child and second girl Christmas eve. We have always had a harder time picking names both my husband and I could agree on. We have Allison Adelaide and our Son is Lucas Calvin who we call Allie and Luke. For our new baby girl we have narrowed the options to Phoebe and Amelia. Amelia is my husbands favorite it is also a family name from my grandmother, I like it also, but I feel like I lean toward Phoebe, which isn't a family name just one we both happened to like. I would be happy to name the baby Phoebe Amelia. Hitting both the names. Amelia is tricky for me because I don't like Milly AT ALL, and the middle name can't be an S because our Last name is an S name and I am not thrilled about those initials! I wanted to use a "Christmas" middle name but my husband vetoed Noelle which was my favorite, and all the A, names are out...So Middle names for Amelia are running low!
Any advice would be welcomed...
OMG, am I BEHIND much? Your baby could easily be here already. But we will plow ahead anyway in the hopes that she is not yet here and there is still time to be of use.
Phoebe Amelia is a terrific name. I like the way it introduces a new first initial, too. We'll leave it alone and turn our attention to the problem of if you want to use Amelia as the first name.
One nickname I've heard for Amelia is Mia. You could also do Amy or Ammy (kind of like Emmy) or Lia.
Middle names, hm. It's too bad he's vetoed Noelle, because I love the sound of Amelia Noelle. How about Eve, since she's due Christmas Eve? Amelia Eve. Or Amelia Holly or Amelia Ivy (from The Holly and the Ivy). Amelia Merry. Amelia Carol. Amelia Christmas. Okay, I am reaching here. My favorite is Amelia Eve: it commemorates her due date whether she's born before or after or on, and it's a pretty middle name.
Let's put it to the vote in a poll over to the right [poll closed; see below]: Phoebe Amelia, or Amelia ___. If you have a favorite middle name idea, you can put it in the comment section.
Poll results (193 votes total):
Phoebe Amelia: 76 votes, roughly 39%
Amelia ___ : 117 votes, roughly 61%
Name update 12-26-2008! Chantel writes:
We had our baby December 23rd,2008, healthy and well! We named her Phoebe Amelia, she was dark haired and in my mind Phoebe was dark haired and Amelia light, so to us nothing else fit her...Thanks for all the advice, I loved many of the names, Especially Eve but my husband is Adam which we thought was just kinda funny sounding...
Thank you all again, and A Happy New year to you all!