I really need your help! Our baby girl is due soon (Nov. 12) and we’re having an impossible time agreeing on a name. Her middle name will likely be Jane and we’re using my husband’s last name, which is M!n (rhymes with tin). I love the name Eliza, but my husband really doesn’t – to such a degree that it sadly won’t be her name. His favorite names are Lucy and Penelope, which are nice, but I'm having a hard time moving beyond Eliza. Because of the last name, we can’t use first names that begin with “C” or “Se,” and I would prefer to avoid names beginning with “B.” Also, we have a son named Theodore (Teddy).
Tremendous thanks in advance for your help! I am extremely eager to hear your suggestions and ideas from your readers.
I love the name Eliza, too, and Eliza Jane is so wonderful. Would it work to use Eliza or Eliza Jane or Jane Eliza as the middle name(s)? Then you'd still have your special name in there. This solution works especially well if your husband will be getting his choice of first name: the deal becomes "You have the name you love as the first name; then in victory you graciously allow me to use the name I love as the middle name." Lucy Jane Eliza M!n, Lucy Eliza M!n, Penelope Jane Eliza M!n, Penelope Eliza Jane M!n, etc.
The name Lila is similar in sound to Eliza. Lila Jane M!n.
Eloise, too. Eloise Jane M!n.
I also really love Penelope. That would be my choice over Lucy, especially with a Theodore: Theodore and Penelope are so great together.
Other names that come to mind when I think of Eliza/Penelope/Lucy and Theodore:
I might add to this list, but want to get this posted quickly since this could already be too late.