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#1 crazzy4y0u

Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

I've been strugling with this for months!

We are expecting number 2 in about a week.
Ive been stuck between two names, Marlee and Eliza, I also like Laila (not sure if DH likes this one though)
MN was going to be Jayme (DD1 has my middle name, DD2 was going to have DH's middle name (James)
DH has told me that he likes the name Marlee because he once had a very short term gf named Eliza many many years ago, and didn't want to use that name...  Another alternative to Eliza, for me, is Aliza.
DD1's name is Alexi.  Im not sure if Aliza is too close to Alexi?

For right now, first name options are Marlee and Aliza.  and middle name options are Jayme (prefered, after DH), Mae (after my grandmother) or Jae/Jaye (trying to shorten Jayme to make it sound okay with Marlee) in that preference order.

Please help!!!
I'm not 100% happy with any of them like I was with DD1's name...
Marlee has been on my list since we had DD but a cousin has recently names their dog Marley... do you think that matters?  
I had always loved the name Marlee because I used to sing the song "three little birds" to DD1 as a baby.  It's the Elizabeth mitchell cover of a bob marley song.
Surname is 3 syllables and start with H.

Please list your top three combination prefrences in order...

#2 Cirrus

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

My favourite from your list is Laila, which goes well with Alexi.

For mn
Mae is awesome.

(Jayme spelling is confusing - do you want it to be pronounced Jamie?)

Three couples in my extended family have children with names that were once also dogs names in the extended family (although generally gone before the birth of bub)  - eg Bella. However, the child quickly owns the name, so I don't think it matters.
Don't know if this applies with ex-gf though!

#3 pippityroo

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

I'm quite fond of Marlee. Great name!

My son is Marley, had he been a girl, he would have still been Marley.

#4 Plaxy

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Eliza Mae or Eliza Jay (for James) would be my first choice.  I'm not keen on Aliza so much.

Agree Jayme doesn't really work with Marlee so Marlee Jay is an ok option. Laila Mae or Jay another option.

#5 Gudrun

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

I would go with Marlee Jay.

#6 domestically~challenged

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

Laila original.gif

#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Aliza  Jaime

Marlee Jae

Laila Mae,  Jae, Jaime

would you consider Alysse, Alyssa, Liza, Eloise to remove the name a little from Eliza.  You'd always have to spell it Aliza

other names from Ja names  - Jada, Jayda, Jaydelle, Jayden, Jaelyn, Jaelene, Jakayla, Jamila, Jamara, Jamiah, Jamika, Jamira  or Amy from James/Jayme

a combo of James/Jayme and mae  Jamae  Jamaela Jamaya Jamaeah Jaymae Maejaime Majaime

#8 Imaginary friend

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

I agree Aliza and  Alexi are too similar and  I dont think Eliza would be good with the ex GF history.

I quite like Marlee but agree it doesnt go with Jayme (btw  I would spell it Jaymee or so pronounciation is more obvious - presuming it is meant to be pronounced Jay-mee and not Jayme like Jayne)

Laila is ok and Laila Jayme works fine.

but I vote for Marlee Jay. original.gif

#9 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

I love Eliza, Eliza Mae would be beautiful.

What about Lila rather than Laila? I pronounce these the same, as Ly-lah.

Or Leila, pronounced Lay-lah?

#10 staceyrnz

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Love Marlee! I have a daughter named Ava Marlie. What about Marlee Jayne?

#11 B.feral3

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

I'm not fond of Marlee. Eliza is stunning though.

#12 emlis22

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Not a huge fan of Marlee, but think it goes well.

I would go with Jaime or Jamie... or to be honest, just James. The only problem is, Marley is more or less uni sex so it could be confusing, but something like Aliza James or Leila James I think is totally fine - I know girls with their Dad's names as middles.

#13 Bel Rowley

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

I don't particularly like Marlee, but I prefer it to Aliza. I prefer Layla to Laila, but I wouldn't use either with Jay/Jayme as a middle name. If Eliza is out, I guess I vote Marlee.

#14 crazzy4y0u

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:25 AM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
Dh has since told me that he knew an old lady named Eliza that use to help him and his friends when they were teens. So he likes the name now...

Jayme would be pronounced like jamie, i didnt realise it could be pronounced another way! Thanks

I agree. Aliza is too similar to Alexi

Keep the ideas coming, i really appreciate it! original.gif

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

so would the old girlfriend thing both you -

I think Eliza Jaime (this spelling) is lovely or some of the other spellings I mentioned earlier

#16 Therese

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

I really like Eliza.

#17 Mille-Mille

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

My niece is Marley and she is adorable, it makes me love the name original.gif

#18 crazzy4y0u

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:51 AM

The gf thing doesnt bother me at all. It was only a one day thing when he was a teenager.  I think my cousin recently naming their dog marley bothers me a little.   Even though its been a name ive loved for years!  Although, dd1 may have been an Eliza if i didnt have a preschool student with the name at the time.

I think its really A choice between marlee and eliza. Mn jaime or mae... Jae is okay but u really want one of the other two mn's.

#19 learning

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Eliza Mae is lovely. original.gif

#20 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

I much prefer Eliza (but only this spelling).  I wouldnt care about an old girlfriend if the alternative was naming a child Marlee.
Otherwise, how about a name that you couold nickname to Marlee, such as Amalie, Amalia or Marlene (pronounced the German way)?

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

I think Eliza Mae is lovely

#22 Sui-yat

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

I think Eliza Mae is nice. I'm not too keen on giving girls boys' names so would probably save James incase you have a son in the future.

#23 buba4

Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Marlee Jae would be my pick, lovely original.gif
Think Aliza & Alexi to similar. Good luck

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