So, we know our little jellybean is going to be a girl... and that's great, cause we have had our little girl name pinned down since not long after we got married... Kaylynn Marie. That's after both mine & DH's mothers... Brenda Kay and Carrie Lynn... along with my own middle name.
So, for almost 4 years we've been pretty much certain about this name. Once we confirmed she was a girl, we started telling close family the name and DH's mother loves it! She has been using it on Facebook (despite our requests against it - we are still calling her jellybean, and probably will until she gets here).
However, now my husband's cousin is engaged to a guy named Calen (pronounced the same). So now DH is having 2nd thoughts. For one, he says we'll already have a "Kaylynn/Calen" in the family and now he thinks it sounds like a boy's name.
Personally, I think Calen's name sounds feminine, but the spelling does seem more masculine than our baby girl name (Kaylynn). I love the name Kaylynn, but do admit it will be a little weird having 2 names pronounced the same at family gatherings... still I don't know what to do!!!
I'm named after my grandmothers and I love that! I wanted to keep the tradition going and this name seemed so perfect to me, that is until Calen came along. And I'm afraid I'm beginning to harbor a grudge against Calen, because this guy seems to have suddenly messed up all our perfect plans. I'm really not dead set on the name, especially if DH doesn't like it, and she doesn't have to have my name at all.
I've approached DH with other name options like Brenlyn Marie and Brenna Lynn, but he doesn't like those. I don't know how else to honor our mothers with her name... no other combinations sound good to me. I need help!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!