Okay, this is not entirely true. Our baby has a first name, Olivia. But I am stuck on a middle name. I mean really, really stuck! We had the name Madison picked out for years and the middle name was to be either Olivia or Grace. We chose Grace so that we could save Olivia for another girl if we ever had one. I am so glad that we did!!! But we never had another middle name ready for another baby girl.
Our dilemma is that Olivia is 4 syllables and our last name is 3 syllables and we want a 1 syllable middle name, 2 at the most. But nothing that ends with an 'a' or begins with a vowel. And a perfect middle name would sound good said with her nickname, Livvie. I call Madison, Maddie Grace a lot and I tend to do that a lot with names. It doesn't HAVE to sound good with Livvie, but it would be a plus.
Here are some of the options and pros and cons of each.
Olivia Joy (okay, just not in love, but it flows with Grace)
Olivia Paige (hubby's fave, but we live near a major roads named Olive and Page and they are often said together and it is stuck in my head that way.
Olivia Reese (one of my faves, but Livvie Reese sounds like Liver Eese to me, which does not even make sense at all)
Olivia Renee (I like this one, but Hubby isn't sold)
Olivia Shay (maybe, not sure what I think about this one)
Olivia Elaine (not sure if I like that it begins with a vowel or if I like it together)
A few names that are out for various reasons: Ann(e), Marie, Lynn, Dawn.
So, which do you like? Or what suggestions do you have? Help me name this baby girl!!!