I find naming so stressful.
It doesn't help that my background is (half) Hispanic, and my husband's is not - as a result, many names that are names to me (and are in my family) do not even register as names to him.
We managed to name our two boys (a week or two after birth!) after a lot of struggle. I like names that are a little unusual, and since the boys got DH's last name (Jewish-German) I like having a first name that reflects my heritage more. But I gave them both "standard" middle names they can revert to if they end up not liking their unusual names. They are:
So now we're expecting a girl. It feels like there are even MORE options for girls! Augh! Some that we've considered are:
Lapiz OR Lazuli
I am drawn to Aztec names like Xochiti (I have two distant cousins with that name) but I think it would be too hard because few know how to pronounce it here (SO-chee).
I like Citlali (which means star, and is pronounced Seet-LAH-Lee), but how would you pronounce it?
I like Tulipan but it's not common as a name, it's a flower (Hibiscuis) but in my family we called them tulipan and I've always loved that word. (Two-Lee-PAN).
I too like a lot of the common names - like Isabella and Olivia - but don't want a top 25. I liked having an unusual name. Kind of ironic, since now MY name is top 10, though with a different spelling (Sofia).
Any thoughts? I know I can't name her until I meet her,but I'm trying to get some thoughts in order now! She's due in a few days....