We are having a baby girl due September 29, and we're still really stuck on the name! We currently have two little girls- Lilly Samantha and Kira Madeline, who we had no trouble naming. Their last name begins with a C and ends in -ing. We want our baby girl to have a shorter first name and a longer middle name like her sisters. I'm leaning toword two syllables, to go with her sisters, but I'd be fine with one as well. Right now we are thinking about Alexandra and Charlotte for a middle name, but the big issue is the first name. My top two are probably Maya and Faith, but I don't totally love either of them. I also really like the name Halle (I like that spelling rather than Hallie) but I'm worried it sounds to similar to Lilly. I love the name Hunter as well, but I don't think it really goes with our others. Some other names we've considered are:
Bryn (my husband likes it, I don't)
Abby (It seems too much like a nickname to me, and I don't love Abigail)
Taylor (not sure if it goes with the others...and I don't love it)
Leigh ( I LOVE this name, but I don't like the idea of having two kids with the first initial)
Lea/Leah (same problem as Leigh)
Becca (I like Becca, I hate Rebecca, and Becca feels too much like a nickname)
I also love Allison, Hannah, and Natalia, but these all seem too long to go with Lilly and Kira. I want them to be about the same length. I also love the name Niamh, which is Irish, and both my husband and I have Irish backgrounds, but I worry about naming my daughter something so uncommon that so few people will be able to pronounce.
I love the names Veronica and Victoria, though I think both are too long to go with Lilly and Kira.
I love Sydney as well, but again it seems to long for me, visually.
Thank you so much!!
I leaned heavily on the "Short and Sweet" section of The Baby Name Wizard (still linking to old edition because it seems like I need to link SOMEHOW to the book---but what the hey, Amazon.com? Ever going to list the second edition?), and then added a handful more your list brought to mind:
My favorites from that list are Alia, Bria, Britt, Mila, and Tia. I love the names like Anya and Eva and Romy, but I wonder if those sounds are a little heavy with Lilly and Kira (the book listed Roma instead of Romy, which is even heavier).
Name update 09-28-2009! Katherine writes:
Eden Alexandra arrived Friday, September 25, at 9 am. She is a beautiful, delicate little girl and her name fits her perfectly. Thank you so much, all of your suggestions and the comments from the readers helped to narrow down what we really wanted and it was a comment from a reader that put Eden in our head and made us fall in love with it. Thank you!!