I know you're out there, you ladies who love to comment on baby name threads. Since the DDC's are all social groups now, you have all been lurking about with no where for your baby name opinions to go. Well, now it's your turn to help (me, mercilessly begging for ideas). Please help me name twin B! (Both twins are girls).
Here's the scoop:
~DH has a lot of opinions about baby names, but refuses to look for names. He only vetoes mine. This is why I need new ideas.
~I have 6 baby name books and a crapload of name websites bookmarked, none of them are helping me right now.
~We cannot have any names that start with H, X, or Z. (our last name starts with a Z and everyone on my side of the family seems to start with H)
~No names that are associated with tragedy or evil. This rules out Clementine (because of the song) and my favorite, Ophelia (because of the whole suicide thing). This is an issue that DH is not willing to budge on, and I have to respect it.
~No "boy" names, last names as first names, or gender neutral names. We are dealing with some gender disappointment, and we dont want a lot of "oh, it sounds like daddy wanted a boy" or our kiddo growing up thinking that we wanted her to be a boy.
~We like old-timey names, with the first name being kind of rare, and the middle name being pretty normal.
~It's always a plus for us if the first name has a great nickname.
Anyway, I know that's kind of a lot of limitations, and Im totally out of ideas, so help me out!
Here are our current names:
DD: Adaline Sarah- "Ada"
Baby A: Calliope Mae- "Callie" (also, Poppy is apparently a common nickname for Calliope in Greece. My dad is Poppy, so that is pretty unlikely, but I like it)
Current Baby B ideas: Evelyn, Olivia, Lucinda, Natalya, Lydia, Elise, Alice. (DH just hasnt vetoed these yet.)
Oh, and also:
I don't really care if the twin's names "go" together, but they can't be silly- like we can't do "Callie and Hallie: or "Calliope and Penelope."
Just in case one baby turns out to be a boy, those names are already picked out, so we will have boy backups.
I know we have plenty of time, but no name has ever just "come to us" for our kids besides Adaline (and that came when I was about 10 weeks pregnant). We need to pick a couple of good ones and live with them for awhile.
Thanks so much ladies! I look forward to hearing all of your expert baby naming ideas!