I named my daughter Lucy Elizabeth. Lucy is the name of my Great Grandma (my mother's, mother's, mother). I thought it would be nice to go up the female line for a girl. I never met my Great Grandma as she passed away when my Grandma was very young but I have been told she was sweet and kind like my Grandma and, although I would have loved to name my daughter after my much loved and missed Grandma, I think Margory would be hard to live with (especially with Marg Simpson etc.). My Mum's name is Lynda and Lucy is reasonably close to her name and she is very special to me. My Mum used to be called Lyndy Lu and now Lucy gets Lucy Lu which is cute. I had also thought of Lucinda (Lucy and Lynda) but it might have been a bit confusing if someone was calling out to one of them and the other thought it was them. It's also nice to have a simple, easy to spell name (although I didn't realise how popular it has become). My name is Bronwyn and, although it's not too unusual, it was annoying having people using the wrong spelling and not pronouncing it properly as I was growing up. I'm now just Bron or Broni to everyone which is easier. As far as Elizabeth for a middle name - it is my middle name and seemed to work well with Lucy as well as being the name of royalty (we call her our princess or 'her highness' as this seems to suit sometimes as she very easy to spoil). There were some Elizabeth's on her Dad's side too.
My best friend has a daughter 3 months older than Lucy and she has also chosen a name based on old family names. She called her Pearl Avis. Still very unusal but well enough known so she won't have any trouble with it.
Another unusual name for a girl is Danica (pronounced Daneeka). This is my neice's name with Jade as a middle name because they sound good together and the ititial's DJ are cute. It's a very popular name in The States and her father is from the island of Bermuda where it is also popular. She gets Nica as a shortened version. My sister didn't put a birth notice in when she was born because she didn't want anyone copying it, although a couple of years after she was born, we saw it used a few times.
I think a name is the biggest decision you can make about your childs future so I found it very hard but ended up going back to one of my original thoughts.
Broni and Lucy (18/10/02)