So, I'm having some trouble with my new baby's name. My plan was to name her Elizabeth Gloria Vos. I really like the name Elizabeth. My mother's name is Gloria. It was perfect. I was planning on calling her Lizzie. I love Lizzie Bennett from "Pride and Prejudice." When she gets older, she can be Liz if she wants. I have only good associations with the names Elizabeth and Lizzie and Liz.
Lately, I am having second thoughts about Elizabeth. The reasons are several. First, Lizzie is really close to Lucy. I have already refered to Lizzie as Lucy and she isn't even born yet. Having a Lizzie and a Lucy just 11 months apart might pose problems. I can't make it work in my head. Second, I have considered Ellie as a nickname for Elizabeth. However that is too close to Emily. Emily and Ellie. That doesn't seem to work either. I don't want to call her Elizabeth. Third, I am feeling more and more that I don't want to relegate my mom's name to a middle name. She was too important to me to just throw her name away.
So I am toying with Gloria as the first name. Does it fit with the rest of our names? I don't really know. I wouldn't name her Gloria Elizabeth because I don't want to throw Elizabeth away. Maybe our next girl :) could be Lizzie? I would choose Carolyn as the middle name if Gloria was the first name because it is a combination of my mother-in-law's first name and my middle name and also the first name of another woman that I really admire. So what's your opinion? Gloria? Lizzie? Or something totally different that I haven't even thought of? Suzy, you supposed to be some kind of self-proclaimed name guru--help me out.
You may wonder why I don't consult Chris with this problem. It's cause he has no say. We made a deal before we even got married: he got to choose the first two boys names and I got to choose all the rest with no say from him. He got his Christopher, Jr and his Calvin Stephens and now I could name this baby Minelli Ripozo and he couldn't say anything. I guess he could say something but I wouldn't have to listen. Best deal of my life.
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