hi there! i'm due with baby #3. my due date is september 6/09. i already have 2 daughters and my ultrasound tech 'thought' it was another girl. not like we're surprised, but anyhow, we are having many, many issues trying to find a good name this time. my two other daughters have the names Kaia Faith and Kaybrie Joy. we weren't planning on the 'k' theme with the first two, just happened to like those names that started with 'k'. i think we'd like to avoid the 'k' names this time around b/c i don't think i want to have my daughter's being the KKK (kwim?). i have always LOVED the name Brynn. it's one of my absolute favorite names and i would love to use it, however, it doesn't fit with our middle name of Grace. we want to use Grace as our middle name this time b/c it 'goes with' Faith and Joy that we used before for the girls. ack! so... here's the conditions...
1. feel like i need at least a 2 syllable name to go with the middle name Grace.
2. avoiding names that start with 'k'.
3. want something unique and different (not common but not totally crazy and out there -- see my daughter's names)
4. avoiding names that also start with 't' and also avoiding names that end in 'son' b/c i don't like the way they sound with our last name.
i have a huge list of names that i already like but just can't seem to pick that 'perfect' name, if you know what i mean. here's a few of my favs for you to deliberate over:
-Hadley (my husband really likes this one but i worry it's too masculine compared to my daughters' girly names)
-Payton (again, too masculine? maybe b/c the other spelling of it we'd use as a 2nd name for a boy)
-Brynley or Brynnley or Brynly (i like the sound of this name especially b/c i can shorten it to Brynn when she's older, which i love, but i just don't like any of the spellings for it. help!)
-Paige (not 2 syllables but love the name)
i guess that's it for now. i hope to get a few good suggestions and comments. i'm just starting to freak out b/c baby is due SO soon and both other times i was a week early.
thanks in advance,
(incidentally if this baby turns out to surprise us and be a boy, we already have a name picked out and it was SO easy to choose -- Drew Peyton. what's up with that? not fair!!)
I wonder---are you flexible about the middle name? Because if you'd consider other virtue names that go with Faith and Joy, we might be able to find a multi-syllable one that goes with your first name favorite of Brynn. This sort of thing:
None of those sound as good to me as your Brynley Grace option, though. My favorite spelling is Brinley: Brinley Grace.
You could also use Brynna: Brynna Grace.
You mention liking the name Paige and wishing it were more than one syllable; I wonder if you would like the name Paisley? Paisley Grace.
I like Hadley and think of it as cutely tomboyish but still primarily feminine---probably because of the name Haley. Same with the name Payton/Peyton---probably because I'm watching One Tree Hill (with main female character Peyton Sawyer).
Let's have a poll over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results (211 votes total):
Ayla: 7 votes, roughly 3%
Hadley: 16 votes, roughly 8%
Payton: 2 votes, roughly 1%
Juliet: 21 votes, roughly 10%
Ainsley: 24 votes, roughly 11%
Brinley: 61 votes, roughly 29%
Brynna: 63 votes, roughly 30%
Paisley: 17 votes, roughly 8%
Name update 04-08-2010! Stephanie writes:
i was due sept 6th with a girl and i really wanted to use brynn as a name or a variation on it. you gave me so many options and for that, i thank you. in the end, i allowed my husband the honor of naming our baby and with much consideration... and 2 hours AFTER her birth, she was finally named Hadley Grace. she was 6 lbs 14 oz and was born september 8/09. two days after her due date. she is the perfect fit to our family, a sweet little sister for Kaia and Kaybrie. thanks again for all your help.