finally this week after weeks /months of wrangling accepted dh's name choice (felicity) for dd4 (age 8 months)over my choice cecily and used our joint second favourite arabella a name we both love as her second name but worried it was to posh grand a name etc to use as afirst name .
she has spent most of the last 8 months known as little one or pet by me etc . as we I have been so indecisive .i have always really disliked dh's choice and hated using it or hearing it etc until very recentky . it is only in the last week have grown to like dh's choice enough to use it for her without cringing .
suddenly today ds4 age 3 who has verbal dyspraxia and find certain sounds impossible to articulate announced to a friend my baby sister is called arabella (pronounced Perfectly).i nearly cried as it was really sweet ,really cute and lovely to hear him say her name so perfectly .it also sounds really lovely . also i think it would suit her perfectly.
felicity the best he can manage is "licity" and being a "f" sound will probably not be pronounced properly for some time. also as verbal dyspraxia is common in our family dd4 is also likely to have similar articulation problems nd it would be nice for her to be able to pronounce her own name sooner rather than later .
question being do we stick with felicity or change to using arabella
It must be a hard decision with her being 8 months, but I think in this case I'd be tempted to change to Arabella. More for the fact that you didn't really like Felicity in beginning, and it sounds as though you've made yourself like it...? I like both names btw, but prefer Arabella - I love saying it! Good luck
grimma dh does like it . it has always been his second choice . it would also be nice to call her arabella as not only be a compromise but also it would be alovely story to tell her in years to come how her brother picked her name. although being siblings she'll probably hate him for it
vino some of my issues with felicity have always been it's use in acertain aussie soap opera . really surprised howc positive peoples reaction to arabella and the possibility of name changing . i had been expecting aflaming .