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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Name Game

Ya'll, naming this second baby has been a pain in my @$$!!!!! We cannot agree on anything, and the few we can agree on, I'm not in LOVE with. Jason wants to keep the "Lee" sound in the name. I need some opinions:

1. Keely Reese
2. Analise
3. Analee

Jason doesn't like the spelling in 2 & 3 because of 'Anal'. Really? Do ya'll think people will REALLY make fun of her for that???? I don't want to spell it Annalise because I feel like people will be more inclined to shorten it to Anna, and I don't want it shortened to Anna. If WE decided to call her something shorter at home, like we call Paislee "Paise"--(Pays)--we would call her "Lise" (Lease).

Our other option is Keely--(Key-lee). I like Keely. Don't necessarily want to spell it that way, but it seems like every other spelling looks weird, or can be mispronounced. I've even seen people think it's Kelly. Weird, but whatever.

We had Brynlee on the list-but I'm not crazy about Bryn, and it's getting too popular. We also had Britlee, a name Jason chose a loooong time ago--before Paislee was born, and I HATED it, but over the last couple of years it has grown on me. Everyone seems to think it's super weird though, maybe it will take a couple of years for it to grow on them too? :)

If we have to go with another "lee" name, I don't want it to be too 'out there' and like we are just trying too hard to find another lee name. I think it could get tacky and with Analise and Keely it's not too out there and they also go well with Paislee.

Jason, Ashley, Paislee and Keely
Jason, Ashley, Paislee and Analise

What do ya'll think?? And if you think Analise--any middle name suggestions??

Thank you bloggy friends!!
XOXO,
Ashley

5 comments:

  1. i like the name Britlee... and out of the 2 you have listed i like keely ;)
    good luck!

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  2. I think you could add the extra "n" in and not have people shorten it. As long as you refer to her as Annalise people should pick up on it. My cousin's name is Whitley and I think that's a really cute name for a little girl. Her parents shortened it to Whit-whit, and so that's what everyone calls her but her sister is Margaret Ann and that's what everyone calls her. So I think it will depend on how you refer to her. I like Keely too, so I'm probably not going to be any help. :)

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  3. I'm with berrin....I love britlee...that is my favorite! Very cute and it keeps the "lee." As for the other two, keely or analise, it's a toss up! I'm 50, 50!

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  4. Ashley... Paislee... Keely, it just fits! I like the "lee" :)

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  5. My coworker spells her daughter's name "Annelise" so there is no "anal" in there :) Happy New Year!!

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