Here we are again.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were in a name-finding funk concerning our sweet Penelope.
I guess it wasn’t that long ago.
Anyway, we are here again. This time we do have the first name… which we are 100% set on.
It’s the middle name that has me in a tizzy.
See, it has to be a family name. That’s just how we roll around here… first name is a ‘chosen’ name. Middle name is a family name. And for our kiddos from China, we keep their Chinese name as a second middle name. So, they’re super-cool.
And while we do have some nice family names to use, they’re just not quite right.
One is Lillian. I like it, it’s lovely, but just doesn’t sound quite right with Esther…
Esther Lillian? Sort of reminds me of Easter Lily.
We also have Ann. A beautiful name, just a bit too short with Esther. Especially considering none of our other girlies have mono-syllabic names.
We thought about Annabelle. As an extension of Ann. Love the name, love the meaning, but too much like Isabelle, right?
And we have Elizabeth. It was my grandfather’s sister. It’s pretty, elegant and sounds nice with Esther. But is it the one?
I just don’t think so. Her initials would be EEYL.
Another one I loved, for which I was about to abandon our ‘rule’ of second name being a family name, was Violet. Or Violette.
LOVE Esther Violet.
But her initials, y’all? Would have been EVYL.
Oh my, no.
Other family names that we could use, but won’t:
And then the family names I like, but don’t love:
Sooo, there we have it. And because it was y’all who helped us name our sweet Poppy G, we figured we’d ask again.
Y’all up for it?