Looking for input on a couple of names.
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|Fri, 08-03-2012 - 3:54pm|
So, I thought I was all set on a name for a girl and a boy. Then I thought I'd changed my girl's name. Now I'm just in a muddle. DH is not much of any help. He's stuck on a name he knows I won't use and so really has very little opinion on any others.
Genevieve Alice - This one is all about family. Genevieve was the middle name of my honorary grandma. Eve it the first half of my MIL and her mother's name (we used the second half for the middle name of DD1). Alice is my mom's first name (her middle name is DD1's middle name). Only concern is nickname (which is important to me). I'm thinking Genna or Jenna, but people would be left questioning the spelling. My sister suggested Genie or Jeanie, but I'm just not sold.
Katarina Ione - This one the first name is close to Katrina which my DH wants. (I refuse to name my daughter after a hurricane ... especially when that's why he wants the name. I think it's wrong to assume her personality based solely on birth order or give her an out for acting out of control.) Ione was the first name of my honorary grandmother. I thought we'd just call her Kate for short...a little worried about too many Kates/Katies, but not too worried. DH insists she should be called Kat. I think that's a spunky name for a teen or adult, but it feels like something that would only fit certain personalities...just feels too limiting.
Both go fine with DD's name, so that isn't an issue. Maybe we're having a boy and it won't matter, but I can't count on that. We were in the same place with DD. We aren't the type of people who can look at a newborn and say they look like this name or that, so waiting to see the baby will not help.
Any thoughts on either of these names? I'm hoping someone sees something in one of them that I am missing that will point me one way or the other.