OK. I took your advice and put my foot down. DH took it much better than I expected. He wants us both to like our baby's name too, but he still asked that I pick a middle name off his list since I chose the first name.
I can't bear to give up the first name Lila. I picked it because I liked the sound and then found that means "play" in Sanskrit. Play as in a theater production. And theater has always been a passion of mine. So I just feel that this is supposed to be her name.
Of the names on his short list there was only one that made me think "That's pretty". And although original, it's a actual name (according to babynamer.com).
So her name will be Lila Siren Lastname.
Yes, I considered that the word can have a sexual connotation (and police siren LOL). But if DH is ok with it, the numerous other meanings and the fact that it just sounds pretty and harmonious, make me like it enough to overlook it's stripper-esque qualities.
Coming from a musical family and being an accomplished vocalist myself, I like the idea of naming my daughter after a mythical creature with a voice so beautiful men would die for. Especially in conjunction with her first name meaning "play". The only thing I love more than theater is MUSICAL THEATER! And the Sirens of Greek Mythology were never portrayed as sexual beings. Their songs appealed to the spirit, not the flesh.
Then of course there are the screen sirens of all the classic films I loved to watch with my grandmother: Grace, Katherine, Audrey, Ava, Ingrid, Rita, Veronica...to name a few.
And then in Latin the word means peace, tranquil
So let me have it: Even though it might not be your style, if you met someone IRL with that name would you think more "Oh, that's pretty and interesting" or "Poor kid, stupid parents"