This has been such a headache, and I have been browsing your archives for inspiration, thinking I'd see something that would tickle my fancy. But since we're having such a rough time thinking up and narrowing down names for our baby girl, I thought it best just to write and get your/your readers' advice and suggestions!
Our last name is (phonetically) Will-HELL-mee. Our first child - a baby girl - is due in late September / early October, and our finalist names are currently: Sophie, Jamison ("Jamie"), Rowan, Nola, and Riley. Sophie (my parnter's grandma's name) is the current front-runner, but we want some others in our back pocket, and also are concerned that Sophie might be a little too "girly." Our possible middle names include Ellen (my grandma's name), Nelle (Ellen backwards), Kate, and Nola (it's both a first name and middle name finalist).
We definitely like gender-neutral names, and tend towards the classic as opposed to the trendy. Celtic/Gaelic names are always welcome for consideration, but we don't like spellings that are too outlandish or impossible to pronounce (like Siobhan or Roisin). We tend to prefer names under three syllables, but if it's a really good one, it can be considered (which is why Jamison is still hanging by a thread on our list).
We've rejected many "-yn" names (think Jadyn, Kalyn, Kamryn, etc.). Other names that one or both of us liked but ultimately rejected include: Sadie, Carlie, Avery, Madison ("Maddy"), Grace, Charlotte ("Charlie"), Josie, Tegan, Ryan, Posey, Presley, Maisie, and Mina.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide! We really like Sophie, but want to decide on some alternatives we like just as much to have in our back pocket when our little girl arrives!
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