I need your help. Big time.
Our baby girl is due in seven weeks and we have yet to agree on her name. We have an ongoing list that we add to from time to time, compiling a stack of possibilities that neither of us are completely sold on. I have my own personal favourites; my husband has his, and ne’er the two shall meet, it seems.
A few months back I asked for name suggestions and you offered some great ones. The thing I have come to realize, however, is that I am looking for a name that I’ve never heard of before.
Both of our girls’ names are variations on more common names: Avelyn (a twist on the old-fashioned “Evelyn”) and Karenna (a snappy little tweak to “Karen”). I had never heard of either of their names until I went searching for them, but the moment I saw them, they leapt into my heart and I knew they were right.
So what I’m asking you for is this: tell me a name you think I might never have heard of before. Nothing too bizarre or deranged (aka: no Beulah-Marie or Rainbow Delight), but perhaps a little change or twist to a more basic name that I haven’t dreamed up yet. Another possibility is a name that’s so old, it’s new again, tucked away in a secret branch of our family tree. Do you have any great old family names you’d be willing to share?
What do you say? Can you help a pregnant girl (with an ornery husband who likes BORING names) out?