I didn't really feel like posting about this.. the name we have chosen for the baby, that is.. but I'm going to go ahead and do it anyway. I was hesitant because I have heard stories from experienced mothers about how they'll announce the babies name and people will be brutally honest and tell them how horrible they think the name is. I myself have already experienced this! I told one friend the name we chose, and her reaction was a very loud "I don't like that! It's terrible!"
So if you don't like the name we have chosen, please keep your displeasure to yourself and just call the baby by her name. Thanks! :)
ANYHOW, the name we have chosen for the baby and is about 99.9% going to be the name at this point is Annaliese. There may still be some variations on the spelling, though. (It's pronounced "Ann-uh-lees").
I was hoping to have a German or German-sounding name for the baby, and this name does the job. John and I also think it is very pretty sounding. Good thing the baby ended up being a girl, cuz we were not agreeing at all for boy names!
So here's the problem. We are having trouble coming up with a middle name that sounds nice with the first name. We talked about our mothers and grandmothers names and they are all 3 or more syllables long. It just sounds funny to us having a long first name with a long middle name too, at least for the names we can think of.
John's sister suggested that, since we are giving her a German first name in honor of my heritage, we give her a red-neck middle name in honor of his. Ha! Funny stuff. Though Annaliese Dixie-May sounds nice..