We are pregnant with our first baby girl, and due on or about November 21st, 2009. The one thing that we know for sure is that her middle name will be "Rose." This is due to the fact that my maiden name was a very complicated Polish surname that had something close to "Rose" in the pronounciation. It would be too cruel to give this baby the actual surname as a middle name, so we've decided to use "Rose" instead, as a shout out to my side of the family. Therefore, the baby's first name must go with "Rose" as a middle name. We have a very common last name, "Thompson."
Our favorites so far are:
Maggie Rose Thompson
Winifred "Winnie" Rose Thompson
Gwendolyn Rose Thompson (I love this, but don't like the nickname "Gwen," can I get "Winnie" as a nickname out of it?)
I guess we like uncommon names, and apparently old fashioned names. If it's a BIG name (like Winifred) we like the possibilty of a cute nickname coming out of it. I LOVE "Winnie." Any other suggestions?
Maybe "Lynnie" as a nickname for Gwendolyn? Adorable. (Though an older Lynnie/Winnie might still choose to go by Gwen.) Some more uncommon, old-fashioned names with cute nicknames:
Eleanor Rose Thompson (Ellie, Lenni)
Elsa Rose Thompson
Lydia Rose Thompson (Liddy)
Meredith Rose Thompson (Merrie)
Millicent Rose Thompson (Milly)
Virginia Rose Thompson (Ginny)
Willa Rose Thompson
From my list, my favorite is Willa, a name that is complete in itself while still having the cute-nickname appeal of Winnie.
From your list, my favorite is Winifred.
Let's have a poll over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results (197 votes total):
Maggie: 30 votes, roughly 15%
Winifred: 23 votes, roughly 12%
Gwendolyn: 35 votes, roughly 18%
Eleanor: 16 votes, roughly 8%
Elsa: 10 votes, roughly 5%
Lydia: 16 votes, roughly 8%
Meredith: 11 votes, roughly 6%
Millicent: 8 votes, roughly 4%
Virginia: 13 votes, roughly 7%
Willa: 35 votes, roughly 18%