Hello. My name starts with a K and so does my husbands, our last name is Ogawa. Our baby girl is due on November 1st.
We are having one heck of a time picking a name. Obviously we have settled on the most popular names ever (isn't that how it always works). My favorite is Emma; His is Isabelle; We have Olivia and Lilian on the list as well. Middle names aren't as much of a disaster we have a couple that go with each first name.
The difficulty factors in here....I am American/Irish (100%), My husband is half Japanese (hence the last name) and half Spanish. So we wanted a first name that both families will be able to pronounce.
We have pretty much settled on the above 4 and need help choosing, but if you have another suggestion I am all ears.
Thank you so much for your help
I like Emily even better than Emma: I think Emily Ogawa has a nice sound and rhythm. I like all four of your choices; my favorite on its own is Olivia, and my favorite with your surname is Lilian.
Let's have a poll over to the right [poll closed; see results below] with your four choices plus my choice of Emily, and people can leave more suggestions in the comment section.
Poll results (195 votes total):
Emma: 22 votes, roughly 11%
Isabelle: 17 votes, roughly 9%
Olivia: 22 votes, roughly 11%
Lilian/Lillian: 65 votes, roughly 33%
Emily: 69 votes, roughly 35%
Name update 11-08-2009! K. writes:
Olivia Emerson Ogawa was born on Nov 4. Thank you so much for all comments and suggestions on the names!