We always loved the name Evelyn and planned to use it until some family drama thwarted us. After searching and arguing and trying to force every name on Nymbler into working, we finally just decided to use Evelyn despite any drama associated with the name. It's Dh's favorite name, I really like it, but love other names too. If I could've gotten Dh on board, there were 5 or 6 other names I would have happily used.
So when I agreed on Evelyn, I asked Dh to be more lenient and open minded on the MN since he got to "pick" the first name. Or at least picked it by vetoing all other options!
We always loved Noelle. It's beautiful, fits Evelyn, and is super feminine. But I would like to use a family name for our daughter for some reason. (Ds does not have a family name.) my maternal Gma is Margaret. I love the name, but it's definitely not as "pretty" sounding. Plus, Dh isn't into the name as much as Noelle. But he agreed to use it if it means that much to me. For some reason, I can't shake the idea that I will be super disappointed if I don't use a family name. Not sure if can articulate why! I'm definitely not getting any pressure from family to use the name, I'm just drawn to the idea of using a family name and Margaret is the only one that seems to fit.
So wwyd? Would you use Noelle bc it's pretty and your Dh loves it. Or would you use Margaret despite the fact that your Dh wasn't totally on board and bc you feel really drawn to using the name?
Sorry for the novel!