Hi-I need some serious help with my daughters middle name. I am due May16th-or sooner!-and can't decide. With my last daughter it took us a year and a half to pick her middle name (Charlotte Michelle-Charlotte is after my grandmother and Michelle is what my 9year old son picked out). We've chosen Josephine as the first name. I would like to honor my other grandmother in the middle name but it just seems like too much, or the rythm is off or something. Her name is Catherine and she goes by Kay. I thought about Josephine Kay-but then it sounds like an initial and not an actual name. So I'm thinking of adding a second middle. Josephine Catherine ___ Etch....ry or Josephine ____ Catherine Etch....ry. I don't want it to sound too stuffy or formal, or too frilly and it would be nice to use something that has an interesting meaning. Help, I've looked through the name book 500 times and am numb! Any suggestions would be so helpful.
I think Josephine Catherine is wonderful. There is slight visual confusion (because the ine/ine endings appear to rhyme but don't), but nothing that would be deal-breaking for me considering the family connection. You may be able to make the rhythm more to your liking by adjusting how carefully you pronounce the name Catherine: it can be three syllables (CATH-er-rin) or two (CATH-rin).
I think Josephine Kay is also wonderful. I know what you mean about Kay/K., but again, I think the family connection makes it worth it.
I think either one would be a good choice. Let's have a poll over to the right [poll closed; see results below], and also take further suggestions in the comments section.
Poll results (234 votes total):
Josephine Catherine: 97 votes, roughly 41%
Josephine Kay: 137 votes, roughly 59%