Originally Posted by sleet76
Others that I've liked, and we seem to have similar name tastes:
Orlee (a friend just named her daughter this, and I love it!)
Hazel (likely choice for my last child had he been a girl)
Willa (other possible recent choice in case of a girl)
oooooh. Pretty name choices!!! I love the meaning of "Vivian"...full of life! Miriam is pretty, too...I think it has the same meanings as "Moira," actually. Depending on where you look it's always different, but a couple of our name sources say it's "wished-for child." Miriam. My friend knows a Miriam who's called "Mira" as a nickname.
Evelyn isn't off the table, but I do wonder if we'll regret using the name. I'm trying out "Elinor" right now, and re-reading Sense and Sensibility
, so we'll see if that name really grows on me. Our youngest was party named after a character from a book, so it might be fun to continue that.
One worry I have with Elinor is that the nicknames for it "Ellie" and "Ella" are SO popular as names. So we'd want to call her "Elinor" all the time, I think. "Ella" is near #5 in our state--so I'm imagining that there will be several Ellas in her class some day.
Part of me wonders, since the nicknames for Elinor are so popular anyway, if we should just name her Evelyn! I do like to think of her as an adult someday...Evelyn is such a feminine, breezy sort of name, but Elinor seems much stronger, much more grounded (while still being lovely). I wonder if maybe she'd like having a more serious, more (for lack of a better word) powerful name.
I love Moira, and I've been looking at it for years (it's been on the list for each child), but....I don't know if I have the, er, cohones
It's such an unusual name, with such unusual sounds. The "MOY" part is really a mouthfull. Plus I know an adult Moira that now goes by "Mo," which would not be my favorite outcome.
With all the uncertainty about her name, part of me is actually glad we haven't gotten a referral yet. I think I read somewhere that we wouldn't have to name her until finalization (six months after we bring her home), but that agencies really frown on that. They usually want a name with the referral acceptance. Brgmf.