Originally Posted by wobblykate
Our girl is Eden Aileen. I thought I was being so original
. But it's stuck, she is Eden and I think she picked the name herself. So, there you go.
Everyone loves Eden, but my mom, at least, had a harder time with Aileen. She would mispronounce it on purpose when I talked to her on the phone. She's gotten used to it, I think. She didn't like my Nephew's name before he was born and now she thinks it 'so original'
How is it pronounced? Not like Eileen?
Mine have "ethnic" and classical names.
I chose a name that I thought was quite classical, along the lines of Augustus and Julian or whatever, but apparently, nobody studies more than two paragraphs of classics anymore so it is just as exotic as if I'd opened the Turkish Baby Name Book to the middle and picked out the longest name on the page. Like it had NO relation to our culture and history whatsoever.
After that I decided to heck with Aiden, Keegan, Eden, Steven, Madison, and Evan, no offense, but we are just going with DH's culture and meaning and how the two names sound together and if it sounds weird, oh well! So do Daljit Daliwal and Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey and Rahm Emmanuel so obviously I'm not setting my children up for failure, not in this country or the English-speaking world, at least.
I'm not going to post the names here as that would de-anonymize me but they are three syllables, phonetically spelled, and deeply meaningful and I love them.