Hi, this naming thing is so difficult. I always think I have settled on a name but then I change my mind. Nothing seems right.
Our current list for DD due in May is Elizabeth, Rose, Margaret, Alice, Victoria.
I had my heart set in Rose and this is what my DH wants, but I just think it might be a bit overdone with every middle name being Rose. I really want a name which is not "now" if that makes sense. So then I moved to Elizabeth as a more "classic" name but that doesn't feel right. I like Alice but DH is not as keen. I also like Margaret but is that too "old lady". I like classic, royal names. Victoria is an outlier because I hate Vicky and I think it will inevitably become Vicky.
Any other suggestions? I want it to "match" George. So that they sit nicely together. Should I stick with Rose or are my concerns valid? Is it really "now"? I was at a nursery today settling in my son and every name seemed so "now" and it just made me want for something a little more underused. So no cutesy names, no Rubys, Lilys, Charlottes, Avas, Lilas, Lolas, Evas, Evies etc. I like these names but I want something a little less common, if you know what I mean.
As you said, OP, Rose is used a lot, as a MIDDLE name, so why not use it as a first? You loved it, your DH loves it, and I bet there won't be many others anywhere she goes. It's lovely, simple and classic. <giggles at the thought of a baby Peppa>
You seem to have similar taste in names to me - if I had had a boy, then my preferred name was George, For our girls, I liked Victoria (but hate "Vicky" - and "Tori" is even worse, imo). Also considerd Alce, Elizabeth and Margaret but all ruled out for various reasons. What about: Emma, Emily, Rebecca, Lucy, Sophie, Julia, Caroline, Philippa, Matilda or Mary?
Been lurking as I have a George too and one on the way. I also love royal names (both mine and my mother's names are 20th c queens of England) so I like Charlotte (not common here), Caroline, Anne and have got a lot of other good ideas from this thread! Only 10 weeks so a bit early but if I have another boy my main requirement is to avoid "Thomas the tank engine names"! So no James, Edward, Henry... but there seems so much more variety in girls' names.
Rose as a first name would be pretty and doesn't pop up as a first name very often. Unlike Beatrice and Alice it has more of a 'z' sound so if you are happy it works with your multiple 's' surname, it goes nicely with George.
I have an Alice. Lots of people comment on how lovely her name is and we've met no other little Alice's yet. So I know I am biased but its a great name. She's nearly 2 now and can say her own name without any difficulty
My dh is George coincidentally... I've got three girls: Elizabeth, Sarah and Charlotte, and a ds - Edward. The names all sort of go together I think. We started off regal, than didn't want to choose Victoria (because of the Vicky possibility) and used Mary as a middle name... it's difficult to strike a balance between classic/not too popular and the 'not too boring'... George and Alice sounds lovely though. We know a George and Freya, and a George and Jessica, and George and Amy...