I've been reading your blog, never thinking I would have to request help myself, but things are getting desperate. Why, you ask? Well, let me introduce you to my difficult husband. The man who likes no names. I am fairly picky myself, but have suggested at least 40 names that he's struck down (using his extensive vocab of choice words to express his contempt). Please help us. Our baby needs a name, and I'm pretty sure my husband wants to keep from being strangled. The basics:
I'm due on April 11th with our second girl.
Our daughter's name is Melia Quinn Cargill (muh-LEE-ah)
Names I like that have been rejected: Eliana, Eliza, Ciana, Sabine, Zadie, Cela, Lily
Name I love that he is "considering": Juniper
The only name he actually cares for right now: Tessa
We don't like popular names (I know, I know), but I like names of lots of different styles. I couldn't tell you what style he prefers, but his most violent reaction is against the unisex names. He also isn't a fan of the noun names--places, flowers, etc.
We don't have any specific requirements about name length, certain letters, etc., and I feel like most names go with Cargill. Obviously, we haven't even gotten anywhere near the whole middle names issue.
So I'm kind of at a loss. I feel like it is going to have to be something obscure that we haven't come across. Any help would be wonderful.
p.s. If you don't have any naming help, maybe you know of a way I could bypass him when the birth certificate signing time comes around. I kid. Sort of. He really is a great guy--there's just something about this naming issue...
Some people (I am looking at YOU, Paul) are truly skilled at shooting down every possibility presented to them. Saying "Fine. YOU make a list, then" can lead to some helpful discussions. When I made Paul do it, he came up with a list of, basically, 1980s cheerleaders. It was nice to be the scoffer for a change, and he was more reasonable about MY suggestions after being on the receiving end of scoff.
Well, fine. His list is one name long: Tessa. So how about a list from me?
Britta Cargill; Melia and Britta
Clarissa Cargill; Melia and Clarissa
Darcy Cargill; Melia and Darcy
Juliet Cargill; Melia and Juliet
June Cargill; Melia and June
Romy Cargill; Melia and Romy
Sylvie Cargill; Melia and Sylvie
Willa Cargill; Melia and Willa
Anyone else want to take a shot at it? And let's have a poll over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results (264 votes total):
Tessa: 59 votes, roughly 22%
Britta: 32 votes, roughly 12%
Clarissa: 11 votes, roughly 4%
Darcy: 20 votes, roughly 7%
Juliet: 41 votes, roughly 15%
June: 21 votes, roughly 8%
Romy: 29 votes, roughly 11%
Sylvie: 28 votes, roughly 11%
Willa: 23 votes, roughly 9%