Since few of you make it over to the BNB. DH and I are going round and round with girl names. Last time we had tentatively agreed on Margaret Ann or Margaret Virginia, because randomly DH decided he didn't want to honor his mother but wanted to honor the state of Virginia instead (insert mega eye rolls) but A/S revealed a boy. So here we are again confused over girl names.
Ann is to honor DH's deceased mother. The meaning of the names is
important to us as well. We'd really like at least one of them to have a
spiritual meaning or connection (such as a Biblical figure). For a long
time we thought the name was Margaret Marianne. Marianne would also
honor my late grandmother, Marian, and Marian/Mary means "wished for
child" and of course is after the Biblical Marys. But we've decided to
not name after my grandmother for some personal reasons and we're left
with trying to find another way to get the spiritual meaning.
So here's what we got:
DH's favorite. But aside from Ann being a form of Hannah, there's no
spiritual or Biblical connection since we don't do saints. I've always
really liked Margaret, but paired with Ann it just doesn't seem to fit
Margaret Marianne- since few people would probably connect it with Marian anyway.
Josephine Ann- DH's second favorite. Josephine means "God will add" and is a feminine form of Joseph, a character in the Bible we love.
Ann Elizabeth- Elizabeth means "God is my oath" and is after the character Elisabeth in the Bible, who we really love. This combination was first on our list for years. DH just all of a sudden doesn't like Ann for a first name, but I still really do.
Elizabeth has been on our short list for a first name for years. The
only reason why it hasn't been higher before is because DH has a crazy
aunt named Beth but I think I'm finally ok with using it even if she
thinks the baby is named after herself.