My husband and I are expecting a baby girl around April 20th. We have really struggled with picking a final name and are just fine with having 2 or 3 choices and deciding when we meet this little lady- however picking 2-3 has proven difficult as well. Our last name is Cameron. We would like to give her a "classic" sounding name that grows well with her from infancy through late adulthood. Here are some first and middle names that we have been considering. Any advice is welcome!
Katherine (nickname: Kay- honoring maternal grandmother)
Hayes (family name)
Any other name suggestions are appreciated and we are definitely looking for some advice in terms of name order.
If you are looking for a classic-sounding name that will grow with her, Katherine's your girl. I'm not sure, though, about the sound of Katherine Cameron. Similar classic names: Margaret, Elizabeth, Victoria.
From your lists, my (alphabetized) favorites are:
Della Hayes Cameron
Della Katherine Cameron
Della Wyeth Cameron
Katherine Hayes Cameron
Katherine Maeve Cameron
Maeve Katherine Cameron
Maeve Wyeth Cameron
It's too soon to call it, but I'm worried Adelyn/Adalyn/Adalynn/Adelynn/Addilyn might end up clumped with Addison and Madison rather than with the classics. I'd suggest Madeline or Madeleine or Adeline or Abigail or Nadia or Adrianna or Adelaide.
If you like Wyeth, I suggest Meredith and Willa and Gwyneth and Elizabeth and Athena and Bethany and Lilith. I'd like to suggest Bronwyn and Rowan and Arwen and Bethan, but I'm not sure they're right with Cameron.
If this is your first baby and you plan on having more, I recommend thinking about what effect each name will have on names for future siblings. (See also: Advice for First-Time Parents.) There are so many different styles on your list, and it would be helpful to find out which most closely represent your own naming style. If you have a little girl named Katherine, and then you have another girl later, will you be able to find a sister name you like? If you instead name this little girl Wyeth, will you be able to find a sister name you like---or a brother name you like? It's hard to have to think about sibling names when it's already hard enough to think of a name just for THIS baby---but it may save you significant stress in the future.