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|Thu, 08-12-2010 - 10:48pm|
well we are far from done with the overall deciding of a name for this baby girl. But so far my "picky" (his term not mine) husband has only given the nod of approval to 3 names.
in his order Clara (or Claire), Elise and Penelope.
Here are my feelings:
Elise- my first choice of the 3 by far. Always liked this name but I am having a hard time thinking of a nick name. We have a niece named Eleanor who goes by Ellie and I fear other that 'Lise there isn't much left for nick names....and I do not want to leave it to the whim of my family.
Clara- I can't decide if I like Clara or Claire more. I think someone on here mentioned feeling like Claire is such a middle name now....it's lost a lot of it's 'power' as a first name. I feel much the same. It's a beautiful name, but I just don't know if it's got enough "umph" (for lack of better word) to be a first name. Clara is also wonderful - my only thought on it is that it's such a short sounding name (DH,DD and I all have longer multi-syllable names).
Penelope- I like the name, not as much as the other 2 but it's a longer name and there is good potential for nick names. The nick names do bring up a small issue though I don't like Penny and Hubby isn't sold on Pippa which in my mind leaves Nell/Nellie. I love Nell, but with our niece Ellie...I worry it would be to similar.
So I turn to you mavens of naming
- what do you think of the choices overall (with Adeline for a sibling)
-nick name suggestions for Elise? and what do you think of the Nell nick name with our niece.
-any other suggestions along these lines you think my hubby might go for?
After this is settled it's on to "just in case" boy names *laughs*