We are having a girl in two weeks and she still doesn't have a name.
We have 15 month old twins Colton Thomas (my father's first name) and Chloe James (husband's middle name).
We are veering away from another "C" name but would totally name her a C name if we loved it.
Our last name is Stratton
My name is Marissa and my husband's is Matt.
Names on the list:
Husband likes Colby.....I think it sounds like a tongue twister with the twins.
For some reason Stella is in the lead but we can't pull the trigger?
We are thinking Stella Vita or have tossed around Stella Maris. My name, Marissa is a derivative of Maris (meaning sea) and Stella Maris means star of the sea. Middle names we have used family names. Vita is my great grandmothers name.
But is Stella getting too popular? Everyone tells me it is but no one can tell me that they know of any Stellas???
We also love boy names for girls.
I know I haven't given you much time but would LOVE to hear you toss any suggestions our way.
We are DESPERATE : )
I agree with you: I think adding another hard-C and L name like Colby is too much---especially since it also repeats the first syllable of her brother's name. Shelby might work instead, or Darby, or Darcy, or Delaney, or Laney.
With Chloe, I think Lola might be too much Lo---or maybe not, I keep saying them together and can't tell. Chloe and Lola. Hm. Maybe it just ties them together nicely? Lila would work too, without the repeating -lo- sound---though it's still a lot of L.
Stella Maris is so pretty, and I love names that lead to a collection---in this case, it would be fun to collect starfish-themed items. (And I've been considering tattoos lately, so my mind goes immediately to how fun it would be to get a sweet little starfish tattoo! or a star over a wave!) I'm a little worried about the name, though, since it's also used to refer to several other things, including the Virgin Mary. Stella Vita is also wonderful.
The name Stella IS getting more common:
But I think that's a point in its favor: according to the Social Security Administration, Colton is #73 and Chloe is #9. Stella is right now entering that same level of popularity.
The name Hadley is much less common (#216 in 2010), but I like it with the sibling group. I like Haley even more: it's more coordinated in femininity with her sister's name, and its multiple spellings bring it closer to the popularity of Chloe.