Girl names still a problem

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Registered: 09-13-2011
Girl names still a problem
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 7:47am

My husband and I actually have some pretty good options for a boy this time. Since we struggled agreeing the last two times on a boy's name I'm hoping is a sign, since we have two girls and we agreed early on about what our top choices were for a girl when we were pregnant. Not that I wouldn't love another girl, a boy would be fun too is all. However my husband has become obsessed with girl names that have a t or a d in them somewhere.

Right now he really likes






Violette- pronounced Vee-o-let



I do like them especially Cordelia, Violette and Felicity. I am trying to convince him though to enjoy some that I really like like







He likes Iris and Lenore more on my list. He thought Lisette would be a good compromise since it had two sounds we both liked but neither of us actually have strong feelings towards the name. We agree it'd be nice, on someone else's daughter. :smileyvery-happy:

Do you have any suggestions for how to come down from what feels like A LOT of names to maybe a few? Do you think any of them stand out as GREAT! Are there any from his list (Cordelia, Colette etc) that work really well with my list (Iris, Annelise etc) as first and middle name combinations? Are there any that we should stay away from, and if so why? Our other daughters are Genevieve Leah and Estelle Pearl. Thanks

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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 9:06am

Hi, again.

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Registered: 11-12-2008
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 8:58pm
Since your primary issue is how to pare down your list, I'd suggest that you keep the three you pointed out as the ones you like most from his list. Sooo, that leaves Cordelia, Violette, Felicity, Iris and Lenore. You could try both sitting down and rating each name on a scale of 1-10, or assigning a percentage from 0-100 as to how much you like it. This may help clarify for you.
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Registered: 09-15-2007
Tue, 10-25-2011 - 9:30am

First of all, I love your daughters' names.

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Tue, 10-25-2011 - 11:32am
My absolute fave from your list is Felicity! Similar to that, and close to the C names you like would be Cecily... do you like that?? I really love those two girl names.

I knew a Lenore growing up, and it is a gorgeous name, that would be my second choice! Gopod luck!

~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11