A reader named Claire is having a baby girl.
“The name I really love is Arianne,” she says. “But I am concerned too many people will think of the word aryan. I don’t think of that, but I don’t want her to dislike her name.”
What’s your take?
My first instinct is to pronounce Arianne the traditional way, with a stress on the last syllable. So Arianne doesn’t make me think of “aryan” at all. (If the stress is going to be on the first syllable, though, I think Arianne could be a slightly risky choice.)
And now for question #2.
While Arianne is at the top of her list, Claire says she’s also considering the names Melody and Marion. The baby’s last name will start with an L and rhyme with “meow.”
The middle name for Arianne would be Elizabeth and for Melody would be Jane. (Claire didn’t mention a middle for Marion.)
Please comment if you have more to say on either question!
P.S. Lots of adorable pics over at Claire’s blog Two Little Monkeys. :)