Help! My Dad has poisoned our name......

(84 Posts)
ineedanewmiddlename Sun 13-Jan-13 21:55:45

I need a new middle name. We had the first name Ava, middle name Florence. We both loved the name Ava Florence. I committed the cardinal sin, and told my parents our girls name. My Dad said Ava Flo, followed by Over-Flow. Dad has spoilt the name for me. My husband would still use the name, as he does not think middle names are ever used, and nobody else would come up with Over-Flow. I’m not taking the risk, the name has been tarnished.

It’s 35 weeks and we’re back to the drawing board. I should mention it took us 30 weeks to finally decide on Ava Florence, and I’m particularly difficult when it comes to names.

I have a few rules when it comes to the middle name:
- It must not end in an - a (Ava ends in an a)
- It must not end in an –ie or –y. I don’t like ie or y names.
- It must not start with a vowel, a G, or a T.
- It must be more than two syllables. Ideally I’d like a longer middle name, as we have chosen a short first name.

My husband is an inverted snob, and his rules are:
- It must not be posh or pretentious (it took me ages to convince him that Florence is a common name)
- It must not be more than three syllables

So far, we have ruled out the following names:

Ava Juliet
Ava Primrose
Ava Delphine
Ava Seraphine
Ava Constance
Ava Clarice

Your help would be hugely appreciated.

Yfronts Wed 23-Jan-13 17:27:51

Ava Clementine

Tincletoes Wed 23-Jan-13 21:16:19

I know it breaks your vowel rule, but I think Ava Eloise is pretty

Cadence? As in the micro-chip design software? grin

mathanxiety Fri 25-Jan-13 04:49:12

Ava Katherine
Ava Naomi
Ava Noelle
Ava Simone
Ava Hope
Ava Jasmine

anonymosity Fri 25-Jan-13 05:16:57

Do you NEED a middle name?

Alligatorpie Fri 25-Jan-13 05:25:30

Ava Charlotte is lovely
Or
Ava Frances
Ava Simone

Raeray Fri 25-Jan-13 05:57:26

How about
Ava Alice
Ava Ellen
Ava Isobel
Ava Edith

Know they're vowels but maybe worth a consideration!

Also how about Ava Renee to keep a little of Florence lettering in her middle name?

Rosa Fri 25-Jan-13 06:20:36

What about Eva ?

emblosion Fri 25-Jan-13 07:55:09

Ooo I like Ava Renee!

Was popping back to say I like Ava Frances too.

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