It has been a while since I've posed a name advice topic. Ben & I are both enjoying parenting our (VERY) soon to be 1 year old, Wiley James Benjamin. We've talked about TTC Baby #2 but I'm still insisting we wait another year. We still have our second boy name picked out, Theodore Lark Alfred "Teddy" but have yet to settle on a girls name. If #2 is a girl, her first name will most likely be Leona after Ben's grandmother, Leona Mae. However, I would prefer that she go by her middle name, what ever that may be. We've come up with a few combo's but it isn't really a list since most have been vetoed by either me or him. Our only "maybe" on the list is the first one, but I'd still love some feedback! Thanks in advance.
Leona Katherine "Kit" - going with the nickname Kit because my name is Katherine (a family name) and I go by Katie.
Leona Beatrice "Birdie/Bertie"
Leona Elizabeth "Birdie" - Elizabeth is my sister's middle and a family name.
Leona Evermay - Ben's top choice and our original option if Wiley had been a girl. However, I've lost my love for this name as I cannot find a nickname that I can live with.
Leona Mary Mae "Mary" - Does Mary Mae sound too much like "Marry Me" ?? Mary would honor my grandmother but I'm still iffy on using Mary for other reasons. I like the name, just not sure if I love it enough to outweigh the bad associations.
Leona Patience - Another one of Ben's choices, I like Patience, but I wouldn't want to call her Patience.
Leona Rooney "Rooney/Roo"
Leona Winifred "Wynn" - I'm shying away from this one because I don't want to end up with a W- theme.
Leona Prairie - I've sadly given up this combo since the last name begins with Cow____ and I feel Prairie Cow____ is just asking for it.