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|Tue, 07-13-2010 - 5:05pm|
...we are expecting our third and last child! It is still very early, but of course I'm jumping into the name game feet first already! LOL I think I have my list narrowed down pretty well this time (at least for now), but I have a few issues I want opinions on. Mn for a girl will be Joanna and for a boy will be Wayne.
Eloise- my only thing is the fact that it is three syllables and both my boys' names are two syllables. Yes I know, nitpicky...but I want all the names to sound good together. I still love this one though
Elise- is this becoming too popluar? Does it go with my boys?
Estelle- I think this is my favorite. Does it fit? What nickname would be obvious for this?
August- I have loved this name for a long time, but I was distraught to find out (from several naming sites) that this is now crossing over into a gender neutral name! To me, August nn Gus is ALL boy, but I don't want people to question whether or not my baby is a boy or a girl. What do you think, would you give this name up because of that? Also- kind of a stupid question but, this baby will not be born in August, is it weird to name a child August who is born in March? Or is the opposite true, is it weird to name a child August who IS born in August?
Cyrus- the obvious problem with this is the association with Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus (I'm NOT a fan of either.) However, I like it because of Cyrus the Great of Persia, who let the Jews go home. (I just took a Western Civ class, that's where I got the name from.) Plus I LOVE the nn Cy. Opinions?
Dashiell- this is a recent addition to my list and my current fav. My issue would be spelling and pronunciation. We tried to spell my other boys' names so that the pronunciation would be obvious, but with this name, I don't think I would want to change the spelling. I want the pronunciation Dash-uhl. Should I change the spelling? Dashul, Dashel, Dashell...etc? Or leave it and correct people, because I have a feeling most would get it wrong.
That's it! I'm pretty proud of narrowing it down this far, but I told DH he was only getting a list with two options this time, so I have to make sure I have my two favs for each gender when I give it to him for vetoing...Thanks in advance!
Edited 7/13/2010 6:56 pm ET by mommacissy