Is this name to American for living in the UK?

(109 Posts)
Sprinklesomepixiedust Fri 15-Mar-13 20:55:52

DH and I have decided on a name for soon to be born DD1. When we revealed the name to my parents they said it sounded ridiculous and far too 'American' for living in the UK. However DH is American and before you say anything, there are careful reasons why we chose this name.
The name is Savannah Dallas Kaitlynne
Savannah is one of our favourite names and always has been. Dallas may sound a little ridiculous but it is where DH originates from and was where she was conceived naturally after 3 unsuccessful rounds of IVF in the UK. It is also pretty much my favourite place in the world! And Kaitlynne was the name of DH's sister who sadly died last year so we thought it would be nice to include that.
DH's family love the name but I do worry it sounds very American for the UK(we dont live in a particularly multi-cultural area at all, I think DH is pretty much the only foreign person!) What are your opinions on the name?

crashdoll Wed 20-Mar-13 18:23:17

Love Savannah smile Please drop Dallas, it makes it sound OTT and far too Americanised.

TidyDancer England Wed 20-Mar-13 18:36:24

Okay. You asked for opinions on the name.

Personally I dislike them all. Certainly don't hate them, but dislike, yes. And that's not because they're very American (which they are), they're just not my kind of thing.

All the reasons you have given, I think are lovely. The fact that you love the names are what matters most.

IroningBoredDaily Thu 21-Mar-13 06:58:55

I'd love to know what op has decided to go with. Please let us know.

WafflyVersatile Fri 22-Mar-13 23:01:59

I think you can use Caitlin and it still be in honour of your sil. but Kaitlynne is fine too. Your daughter will be half american so why shouldn't she have american names. 'Why is she called that?' Because her dad's american. end of discussion.

I quite like Savannah (sp?) ever since reading that book, midnight in the garden of good and evil.

and Dallas has meaning for you.

Tranquilitybaby Fri 22-Mar-13 23:30:42

The meaning behind them is lovely, but for me together Savannah and Dallas - no sorry. I know of a Savannah Indiana and that's bad enough.

But variety is the spice of life and all that, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. If you like it go for it! smile

simplesusan Fri 22-Mar-13 23:38:46

I would say go for it.

I know a Savannah. I knew a Dallas, she will be in her 40s now and I always thought what a great name. I prefer Caitlyn To Kaitlynne, as I like names spelt with a C. However if your dh's sister's name was spelt that way then go with it.

Startail Fri 22-Mar-13 23:43:08

Lovely meanings and Dallas instantly explains the non English spelling on job applications etc.

I think it works perfectly.

ThreeMenFromCarntyne Sat 23-Mar-13 08:33:14

I kniw a Dallas, it's a famiy name for her, not stripper or out there at all.

ChristineDaae Sun 24-Mar-13 15:35:37

I think it's gorgeous!!

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