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Help me! We named our daughter Hailey Kayla Potter. On the day we brought her home I started to have doubts. The name started sounding like "hail" (and I don’t think my daughter is a storm), and just plain boring. Also people would call her "hay hay" for short and "hey Hailey", which I felt sounded weird. More people pronounce it Hail-ey than Hey- lee. The doubts increased and I asked a couple of friends what they thought. They said they thought the name was ok but might not age well. This increased my doubts. She is now 3 months old and I cringe every time I hear her name! The problem is I am worried that I change it I may regret it. Her middle name is Kayla and that’s what we would change it to. My husband doesn’t care and just wants me to make a decision but I am nervous that I will make the wrong one especially because a lot of people have complimented the name Hailey too. My other worry is that it might be hard for me to call her something else even though her current name really bothers me and I can’t stop thinking about it. Sincerely, Confused
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Elizabeth in Montana
We like Verity for our daughter's first name, for both the meaning and uniqueness, but we are struggling with a middle name. I love cacti/succulents and thought it would be neat to pick the name of a unique plant. Hoping for something different but still pronounceable and feminine. Any ideas?
Baby Name Genie:
Not to be prickly, but this cacti question is a thorny one. Let me sharpen my quill and take a stab at it. Name your daughter Verity Jade, if you don't want a few barbs thrown your way.

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