We are expecting a girl this November. If this baby was a boy we had 3 names we easily agreed on. Leo, Arlo and Eli. Eli was the name I wanted with our 3 yr old son. I agreed to let m DH make the final decision and our son's name is Owen.:) Which was on our top 5 list. We seem to be having a harder time agreeing on girl names. It's agreed that I get the final say this time but we need to agree on a top 5. We won't pick a name before she arrives as we both believe we need to meet her first. DH has a #1 name that we loves and wants and some he is ok with.
I seem to like a lot of names but seem to fall out of love with names quickly. Especially since most of names get vetoed by my husband.:( My list changes often but these names are ones that I seem to go back to. Our last name is Sharp.
DH dislikes all these names except Lola and is Ok with Fiona.
Marla (this is the name he wants)
Josephine (I like this for a mn and like Josie for a nn)
Tessa (which we both don't like with our LN. Too "s" heavy)
I do like some of his names. I really want our top 5 list to be fair as I will most likely be the one to sacrifice. With your help I was hoping to eliminate a few, get new name options, and to get some honest opinions on our lists. We have 2 months to go so there is still plenty of time for us to get serious.:)
Thanks Swistle and followers. I hope to receive some great advice and hopefully some new names.
I think I'd start by going down each list name by name and brainstorming names that seem similar to you in sound or style---the goal being to see if names that appeal to one of you result in similar names that appeal to both of you.
Here's how my list would look after brainstorming your lists:
Eloise and Eliza and Elsie seem so close, I feel like working more in that area. Elena. Louisa. Elodie. Elsa. Leslie. Lindsay. Elise. Eleanor. Esmé. Lydia. Elspeth. Hazel.
And you've got Amelia, and he's got Mia---often used as a nickname for Amelia. It seems like you guys are so close to agreeing!
Name update! S. writes:
Our little girl arrived Nov 21, 2011
Our top 6 ended up being Clara Josephine, Stella June, Ivy Sophia, Isabel Quinn, Maggie Elizabeth and Eliza Quinn.
After we met her we knew she was either a Clara Josephine or Eliza Quinn and it took us almost a week to decide. But we decided on Clara Josephine.
Thank You for your help everyone!