Our 1st daughter is named Simone Maya. The middle name having a special meaning to us as we were married in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The choices of middle names with meaning we have come up with for our second daughter are Jean (runs in both sides of our families), Rose (our relationship started with a single rose) and Lily (Tiger Lily was our wedding flower). Now we can not come up good first name options, it's been a huge struggle. I'm hoping you can help. Our Last name is one syllable and starts with a 'B.' Here's some criteria of our likes and dislikes:
We would like:
Two syllables but no more than three
Something that sounds good with Simone
A Name (not made up, put together names)
When you see it written, you know how to say it (no funny spellings)
Meaning (Something that doesn't have a negative meaning)
We do not like:
Super Popular Names (if it's on the top 100 Social Security List, I will hestiate using it, even if I like it)
Highly Feminine Names (these often end in the 'ee' or 'ah' sound; Christy or Hannah) This is a hard one to avoid and if I find the right name, this one won't matter.
Nicknames (the name should be the name)
Classic Names (we want something different than Elizabeth)
Name update 10-19-2009! Amy writes:
I wanted to thank all your readers for their name suggestions. It was great to read other people's ideas. Our 2nd daughter was born on Oct. 18 and her name is Giselle Marie. Thanks to reader Giselle, we did use your name! In between contractions we decided on Marie for the middle name. We liked the flow and Marie is the same middle name of 3 very strong women that are and will forever be in our lives. Thank you again.