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Think we've decided on boys/girls name whoopee!

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JessieEssex Fri 25-Jan-13 09:22:58

I'm 30+5 with DC2 and haven't found out the gender. DD1 is Imogen Elizabeth.

We have decided on.......

Samuel Raymond
Penelope Rae (Ray?)

DH's much missed late Grandad was Raymond so the middle name is definite.

Any thoughts? I'm renowned for changing my mind so although I say we have decided, I'm still open to ideas!

MoelFammau Mon 28-Jan-13 11:37:00

Yep! Or Raymonde actually. Both used. I liked Raymonde a lot but have German in-Laws and they'd pronounce the 'e'.

JessieEssex Mon 28-Jan-13 11:50:38

Raya's really pretty, thanks.

DH has now said that he loves Joyce as a middle name. Penelope Joyce? It's quite pretty but is Joyce taking the old lady name trend a tad too far? It is the name of his lovely Nan, who we all adore, and would be beyond delighted if we used her name, but....Joyce?....

Marcheline Mon 28-Jan-13 12:25:50

Not really a fan of Penelope Joyce, much prefer Penelope Joy.

But we are possibly using Penelope for DD2 and she will have a family middle name, so I understand how important it can be to get the compromise between honoring the rlative and the sound of the name right.

JessieEssex Mon 28-Jan-13 12:54:53

Hmmm, you're right Marcheline it's a difficult balancing act! There doesn't seem to be much point in veering so far from the name that the link to the family member is lost.

Marcheline Mon 28-Jan-13 12:58:51

Exactly. But I also don't think that it is a good idea to use a name just because of a lovely relative if you don't like the actual name.

Have you thought about giving two middle names? Penelope xxx Joyce could work.

Marcheline Mon 28-Jan-13 13:00:33

Obviously not 'xxx' as a name, but something you love just because it is a pretty name. Hope that makes sense but my brain isn't working properly.

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