A reader named Lauren is expecting her second child–a baby girl–and needs some name ideas. (Her son’s name is Michael Christopher.) Here’s what she says:
I have my heart set on using Reilly or Rose as a middle name (both family names). I LOVE the name Emma Reilly, but my husband hates it. We can’t seem to come up with another name that we both like. I have thought about Kayla Rose, but think Kayla may not be good as an adult. Please help.
I think it’s too bad Emma Reilly is out of the running–Emma would have sounded great with Michael.
Kayla doesn’t seem to fit as well, in terms of style. Like other Kay-names, it’s quite trendy and (therefore) very modern-sounding. But who knows how long the Kay-craze will last?
Emma, on the other hand, is a classic that’s been weathering naming trends for decades (much like both Michael and Christoper).
Also, Kayla is sometimes considered a variant of Michaela, the feminine form of Michael…so Kayla and Michael could be viewed by some as forms of the same name. That might be a bit odd.
Here are some other possibilities:
Do any of the above sound particularly good with Rose and/or Reilly? What other names would you guys suggest?
Update, 6/09: The baby has arrived! Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Lauren chose.