Originally Posted by TranscendentalMom
Wow! Interesting...why did you change it?
BTW - I
Violet & Fern! Adorable.
Anyway (sorry to derail!) when I was pregnant with her during 2007, I read the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy (The Golden Compass anyone?) and fell in love with the name Lyra. Soooo, when dd was born we named her Lyra (still love that name)...
However, the movie 'The Golden Compass' came out at right around the same time, and the name gained mad popularity in my city (my neighbour/best friend works on L&D - and there were lots of girls named Lyra during that time period!) and I started to panic.
My name is Melissa, and I was ALWAYS Melissa 'Last Initial' growing up, because it was like THE most popular name in the early 80's. I swore I wouldn't name my child anything that would end up common (as an aside - I also wanted to name her Delilah and call her 'Lilah' - but that damn song "Hey there Delilah..." came out at that time too!
) and I had to change it!
Now, looking back, I honestly think it was a bad combo of being under extreme amounts of stress, things in my life were spiraling out of control, and this baby's name was ONE thing that I could change/fix/control. Soooo, with much persuasion from me - my ex (at the time dh) agreed to change her name (he couldn't even pronounce Lyra - kept calling her Kylee - I kid you not)...
Her name is Rue. Like the flower. Which is a little bit hippy, but what can you do??
I blame it on the PPD/hormones/stress. It seems to suit her, but I still have regrets over changing her name. Sometimes.
I'm a back and forth kind of person!
Good luck with whatever route you choose to take! I love names, linguistics fascinate me!