We are quickly approaching the due date of baby # 3 and would love your opinion on our potential girl's name...My husband and really like Joelle Aimee. It honours both my sisters in different ways, we love the meaning, and think it's pretty, elegant, and timeless.Here's where I'm stumbling: We already have two daughters: Peyton & Mackenzie. I realize that both their names fall into the "unisex/british surname" category/style (generally speaking) and I'm worried that 'Joelle' deviates too much from this? I know that these categories and rules (as you so recently reminded us all!) are only guidelines... but I also don't want to choose a name that stands out like a sore thumb! If you have other suggestions as alternatives, we'd love to hear... We'd prefer a name that has a different ending sound than our girls' names, and would consider the following names as middle names: Nicole, Sara, Danielle, or Aimee (all are significant within our family).
Name update! Nicole writes:
Thanks so much for posting my question back in November... To refresh your memory: we were unsure whether 'Joelle Aimee' sounded too different than our daughters' names, Peyton and Mackenzie. We were very encouraged by your readers remarks and were confident about our choice once receiving their feedback.
Only trouble was... We had a BOY!! He arrived December 7th (13 days overdue) and his name is Bennett Daniel. We love how this name fits with our girls' names... My only concern is that Bennett has crossed over as a female name, but most feedback (and I agree!) is that 'Ben' will always be a masculine name.