May 17, 2003

What’s in a name?

Filed under: How did we find Rani? — Tamra @ 12:05 am

What to do…what to do… I mean Ranigandha is a beautiful name, but it is a trifle long and pretty hard to pronounce. It’s pronounced Rah-nih-gun-duh. Most people I’ve talked to think it’s just fine to change an adopted child’s name. In fact I’ve noticed that most people do change them. I really like the nick name Rani and would like to keep it, so I came up with a few other names like Raina, Rania, Rahna, etc that were shorter yet still allowed the Rani nick. DH VETOED them! He wants to keep her name the same. Fine I say and start thinking of middle names. I come up with nada and decide ok how about Ann Ranigandha and we call her Rani still. DH says No, yet he has no personal preferences to lay out on the table. If we use a different middle name I’d really like it to be one syllable since Ranigandha is so long. I love middle names so I don’t really want to just leave her at Ranigandha Hyde KWIM? *sigh* What to do….what to do….

One Response to “What’s in a name?”

  1. Catherine Says:

    I think a 2 or 3 sylable middle name would work!

    Ranigandha Elizabeth Hyde i think sounds more balanced than

    Ranigandha Ann Hyde or Ranigandha Lynn Hyde –

    (example middle names of course!)

    dont limit yourself because of the length of her first name, celebrate the beauty and give her a distinguished middle name too!

    Congrats! I am thrilled for you 😀


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