I'm 37 weeks today and we still don't have a name for our DD2. I know some people don't feel worried about having the name ready but we have to get her passport ASAP after she is born as have a big family trip to attend hence we don't have the luxury of taking our time after she is born.
I think we have managed to narrow the first name options down to:
Helena Natasha Thalia Alexandra
For middle names one is fixed as Marilyn (family name) but all other female family names (that we would consider using!) are taken. We definitely want two middle names as a family tradition hence please can you help with your views on the first names ( feel free to suggest others we might like) plus please suggest any middle names you think would go nicely. Surname is two syllables starting with E.
I like Helena and Thalia from your list, not so keen on the other two - Natasha feels slightly dated to me and Alexandra is just close to my own name (which I don't like). Some other names I like that I think are similar to yours: Aurelia Oriana Cecilia Sylvia Viola Claudia Clemency/Clemence Margarita Gloria Georgina/Georgiana
I'm thinking the other middle name can only be one or two syllables, because all your existing chosen names are three or more, eg.
Helena Marilyn Vita Helena Daisy Marilyn Thalia Zoe Marilyn Thalia Marilyn Rose
A few other 1/2 syllables that might work: Georgia Ava Pearl Constance Iris Phoebe Grace May Martha Ruby Faith
Many thanks everyone, great feedback and some lovely suggestions to consider too. Thalia is pronounced with a silent 'h' so sounds like tah-lia. Hadn't considered the 'h' at the beginning could be confusing but not sure if Talia looks right? Any thoughts?
Also now reconsidering Natalia from one of the posts above, as it is similar to Natasha but also gives the option of Talia/Thalia as a nn.
Thalia Helena Marilyn Helena Thalia Marilyn Stick with the correct spelling of Thalia, it's beautiful! Good luck with the birth, you'll take one look at her and know what to call her........your list is beautiful so one name with pop into your head when you meet her :-)