Anastasia or Clementine?
Hi guys. So, I’ll be having a baby girl in three months and I still haven’t thought of a good name to give her. I really love names which are uncommon but still have a nice ring to it. I have a five year old son named ”Hajime” which means ”Beginning” or ”Genesis” in Japanese. I love the Japanese people due to their kindness and form of respect. I also love their culture which is why I thought that naming my son using a Japanese name wouldn’t be so bad. People sometimes call him Haj or Haji which sounds really masculine and strong. Now that my baby girl is coming, I’d like her to feel comfortable with her name and gain a strong sense of femininity and self-confidence from it. My top pick was Anastasia. It means ”Reborn” and some of friends have told me that Stasia and Anya would be a lovely nickname. I agree, however, I feel as if this name is still very common in this day and age. I live in the UK and even though you don’t hear the name Anastasia here very often, you know that there will be thousands of people out there who would have the same name as you. But it can’t really be avoided, can it? My second option would naming my daughter ”Clementine” which means ”Merciful”. The only downside that I am seeing here is that Clementine can also be linked to an orange. I love the name Clementine but I would also like my daughter to love her name as well. I was considering whether I could just use Clementine as a second name but I can’t really think of a good first name to go with it. Any suggestions? What do you guys think? Many thanks.