Originally Posted by Riss
My family has an odd tradition when it comes to girls names. My Great Grandmother's name was Evelyn. My Grandmother's name is Jayne Evelyn, Mom is Karren Jayne, and I'm Christina Karren. I think I got the short end of the stick.
I love the names Edana and Aiden. They're not all that easy to shorten.
Hope it kind of helps.. even just a little.
This tradition is also in my family... sorta... I am kinda the starting point. My grandmother's name was Kathleen, so my name is Krystal Kathleen. I loved it so much growing up I decided to start a tradition... So my daughter's middle name will be Karen after my mom's first name. I don't think you got the short end. Karren is lovely.
Originally Posted by marykz
the best advice I got for naming was to pick a first and middle from the list.
go stand at the bottom of the stairs of the house, facing up the stairs.
yell the name really loud up the stairs.
Picture yourself yelling this name like this for the next 18+ years. still like it? (As in "Kayleigh Grace Get your Butt Down here or you will Miss the Bus!!!")
That's how we came up with Kayleigh Grace
We had Katarina, Adele, Julianna, and Marguerite as alternates. (we really wanted Grace as the middle.) We took the list to the delivery room, then when she arrived we watched her for a while and decided what we thought suited her best.
We also double checked what the initials would be. Emily Ann was high on our list until we looked at EAZ (Easy) as her initials
We also don't like nicknames. I love Elizabeth, but don't like Lizzy. Love Margaret, but don't like Maggie. Sooooo there you are.
That's a really clever way to check name flow. Good Advice.
I too am not a big fan of shortening names. But it really depends on the name and the person.
People who dared call me "Krys" (minus my sister and friend matt) would receive the death glare and a very distinct "My name is KRYSTAL"
FH and I have decided on the name Elora Karen for our (some day) daughter. When I told my mom she immediately said AWW ELLIE!!! I cut her off so quick...I do not like names that end with "ee" sounds. They are fine for those who have them, but not for me. I will most likely use Ella for a nick name for her, just to stave off the inevitable "Ellie's" that will come.
I really loooove the name Amelia in your list for a girl. Such a pretty name and no way to shorten it really.
If we have more than 1 girl the other names I like are Roslin, Zoe, and Amelia. Haha we are hoping we will have a girl one day because we cannot find a single boys name that suits our family.