What are pretty girl names you can recommend? I need to know because my husband and I have a deal. He gets to name all our sons, and I name all our daughters, so if our next baby is a girl, I get to choose the name. I’ve been researching beautiful baby girl names and it seems the most popular birth names these days are quite pretty, and very different than in the past.
I looked up the top birth names for girls in the last couple of years, and they are:
List Of Top Girl Birth Names 2011
I love names for girls that are long and end in a vowel, especially “a”. My favorite girl names tend to be old-fashioned Italian names. I also look up the meanings because I feel like a birth name’s meaning can direct a person in life if they know what it means and want to live up to their name.
My name in English is Penelope, which means “The Weaver”. It’s pretty lame (Penelope was the long-suffering wife of Odysseus, who weaved on a loom for ten year while spurning suitors and waiting for her faithless husband to return from warring, adventures, and romps with goddesses). That is so not me.
My baptismal name is Greek for “Most Holy” or “All Things Good and Holy”. It’s in honor of the Virgin Mary, and it’s the name I always challenged myself to live up to (even when I fall very short, it inspires me).
What is your favorite name for girls? Do you like your own name? What does it mean and does the meaning of your name inspire you?