I am pregnant and about to have a child. I was thinking about enrolling her (hopefully) in a Waldorf school. I was thinking of names, and so far, the best is Rainbow. Any ideas.
Rainbow is a lovely name but name your child whatever you want! I'm certain Waldorf schools won't judge you on names! My DD is Phoebe Renee which means the bright one reborn. I miscarried twice before I had her so it was appropriate. Phoebe was my grandma and Renee is my middle name. It also sets up a tradition of a greek first name and french middle name like me. Congrats on your baby!
I think she might be made fun of but some kids will find any reason to make fun of another child's name no matter what it is, especially true for noun-names (like apple) and names that are times or places (like summer or bronx) but then again it would be a conversation starter and might help her make friends because her name doesn't blend in.
I think a more common middle name or make an unusual name the middle name would work well. If she grows up and wants a business or professional job it might be tough to be taken seriously with the name rainbow and a common first name could give her something else to go by. For example, if her name was Jane Doe it could be Jane Rainbow Doe and as an adult could choose to go by Jane Doe or Jane R. Doe or use rainbow as a nickname. Or it could be Rainbow Jane Doe so she could go by R. Jane Doe or R. J. Doe.
It would just stay away from two very uncommon names. What if she wanted to become a lawyer or a stock broker? Rainbow Moonbeam Doe probably wouldn't have much credit in a courtroom but R. Jane Doe would. She could even say rainbow was her nickname if she didn't want to get into it.
Well, I'm not sure why a Waldorf school has anything to do with what you name your baby girl. I guess alternative parents tend to choose alternative names for their kiddos but I see a whole gamut of them at school. I do like Rain or Rayne for a first name but not Rainbow as much. I definitely like Rainbow for a middle name. Maybe you can name her Rainbow and called her Rain