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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:40 PM
I am currently pregnant with my second bub and I'm stuck on a middle name for her. Complicated by the fact I know the gender, but DH doesn't (party pooper!) so name discussions are.... interesting! He keeps saying we have plenty of time, I think the second half of my pregnancy flew last time, I want a name sorted!
The first name I've chosen (and run past DH, he likes it too) that I'm pretty set on is Leila. But I"m stuck on a middle name Ideas I've had are:
Leila Violet (My current fav, but likely to have changed my mind tomorrow!!)
Leila Jasmine (second fave, although Jasmine is the name of our friend's daughter, so might not be possible)
Leila Eloise (? too many L's?)
A google search puts the top 2 ideas as Grace and Rose, but Grace is DD1's middle name and Rose is my mother in law - both out.
Any other suggestions welcome!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:00 PM
I think Leila Violet and Leila Jasmine are both good.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
I think you have to reject anything ending in 'A' and anything with "L" in it - leaning towards Kate or Jade (but would ditch the superfluous "Y").
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:14 PM
I like Violet and Kate.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:19 PM
I like Jade but Jayde gives me a twitch.
I like Leila Violet the best.
Jasmine (which is pleasant) reminds me of related names Jessamy and Jessamine, which are the same flower - I adore Carolina Jessamine in my mother's garden - but far enough away in sound not to tick off Jasmine's mother if that's what you're worried about.
Grace and Rose are one syllable so tend to flatter names like Leila - some other ideas could be Claire, Faith, May, Jewel, Fern, Blythe, Jane, Ruth, or Maeve.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:51 PM
I love Leila Violet and Leila Eloise
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:53 PM
I'm afraid I'm not keen on any of your options, so I'm going to second some that others have suggested!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:55 PM
I love Kate as a middle name and also think Leila Jasmine is lovely.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:48 PM
Out your options Leila Violet is the only one that really sounds good IMO. Another suggestion - Leila May
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:38 PM
I would choose between Leila Jasmine and Leila Violet. I don't think any of the others fit. My pick is Leila Jasmine.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:30 PM
Leila Kate - nice
Leila Jayde - ok
Leila Jasmine - nice
Leila Eloise - ok
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:59 AM
I like Leila Kate - has a lovely sound.
Also thought Leila Rose was a great suggestion. One syllable names seem to work well after Leila.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:42 PM
Thanks everyone for replying, much appreciated. I agree about the spelling of Jade, I wrote it with a "Y" as that's how a friend spells it for her DD, just used to writing it that way!
I think it's now down to Leila Violet or Leila Kate. Or Bethany (though DH is not a fan of Bethany, but I like it, was on my original short list).
Claire is also nice, but is my cousin's name, and Leila Rose would have been the top pick had Rose not been my mother in law's name. Our surname is 2 syllables long and both those syllables end in "n", so doesn't really flow with Jasmine, unfortunately.
Thanks again, this child might actually have a name before she graduates high school after all!
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