Help - can't decide on middle name

(8 Posts)
NorseFrench Mon 22-Aug-16 20:40:47

I think DH & I have finally agreed on a first name for a girl (boys names discussion yet to be had!). I'm very undecided on a middle name.
First name will be Zoe and currently middle name choices are narrowed down to Freya or Yseult.

DH likes both & would be happy to go with either.
Freya I'm unsure about because it's become quite popular here in recent years. But it is unusual in both the countries we are from.
Yseult ticks the unusual box but is basically unknown in my home country, so maybe too "out there"?
We went for that spelling rather than Iseult because of our surname.

Otherwise, any suggestions? We are looking for a middle name that is less common (so not in the Top 50). Other names I liked were Leah, Saskia & Xanthe but DH vetoed the last two.
Thanks!

Sophronia Mon 22-Aug-16 23:23:58

I like Zoe Yseult

SorenaJ Tue 23-Aug-16 08:46:47

Zoe Yseult

Coconutty Tue 23-Aug-16 10:27:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ffion3107 Tue 23-Aug-16 10:34:31

I know a Zoe Marie, I think they go well together. Also like Zoe Freya. I wouldn't know how to pronounce Yseult?

HouseworkIsASin10 Tue 23-Aug-16 10:40:47

Nobody takes much notice of a middle name, unless it's hyphenated.
So use what you like.

NorseFrench Tue 23-Aug-16 21:11:49

Thanks everyone.

coconutty I would pronounce Freya as Fray-ah
ffion DH tells me Yseult is the French version of Iseult / Isolde / Ysolde
He plans to pronounce is Eeser (or something like that?)
I would pronounce it more like Isolde.

user1471501988 Wed 24-Aug-16 18:37:03

How about Elspeth or Ysanne

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