I think i'm going insane trying to find the perfect name for my buba. I'm finding it such a huge responsibilty and really want to get it right.
We've shotlisted to ELiza and Laila as first names. Though we also like Elsa and Matilda.
If we name her Eliza the middle name will definately be Florence and me and hub LOVE this name..... only problem is i think i would shudder if DD decided to go by Liz when she's older so that puts me off the name a little.
If we name her Laila (which i slightly prefer) then i am totally stuck on middle names. It was going to be Laila Hope but the Corronation Street assosiation is really putting me off - especially with the big story line this week. other ideas are: Laila Esme Laila Beatrice/ Beatrix and my hub likes Laila Belle
Any other idea's for mn's for Laila appreciated or opinions on the ones we have (not rose, may/mai or grace though as they are very popular with my friends children).
Hi. Eliza is lovely and i don't think is likely to be shortened to Liz because the sound isn't in the name iyswim. I like Laila too and if I was choosing I would go for this. However it is more trendy and not as classic. How about
I like all your ideas - although not Laila Esme or Belle. I wasn't actually going to comment at all, as I don't really have a definite favourite here, but you've reminded me that I like Lilibel and Lilibeth. How about one of those instead of Laila? Names could be Lilibel Florence or Lilibeth Marie.
I like Hope as a first name as it happens. I don't watch Coronation Street though, so I have no idea what your worried about.
If you both love Florence then why not have Laila Florence? Or are you worried about too many L sounds with your surname? Personally, I think it sounds lovely.
The only other middle names I can think of (Elizabeth, Felicity) have L in them too.
OK, a couple more ideas. How about:
Laila Iris Laila Pearl
Agree that Laila Belle sounds like a boat.
Sorry, not being much help here. Would just reiterate that I don't think having a middle name with L in it is a problem and if you both love Florence (which is a beautiful name) then I'd be tempted to go with it.