So, knowing that we have the whole wide world open to us when it comes to girls’ names, what ones do you like?
Now’s your chance to offer an opinion. When she’s here, it’s all over.
A few guidelines…
1. We tend to prefer traditional names, rather than trendy ones.
2. We tend to prefer entire names, rather than nicknames…we do not object to calling our kids nicknames, but their given names should be whole ones. i.e., Elizabeth instead of Libby, Margaret instead of Maggie or Meg, etc.
3. We’re not hardcore about meanings. After a few years of teaching, I learned that kids’ names tend to mean who that person is, instead of what their names mean. It is for this reason that I refused certain boys’ names associated with students who were …let’s say… a “challenge” in my classroom.
So Cam’s name means “unique,” but it can also mean “crooked nose.” This doesn’t bother me that much, since to me Cameron means conscientious, intelligent, inquisitive, a little uptight, and all the other things that make up our Cameron.
Extra points for incorporating an Austen character or a theologian’s name.