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Since one of my patristics friends guessed the name, I'll give you the top three (in order):

Perpetua (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06029a.htm)

Perpetua is our top choice, partly because we think it's pretty and mostly because we like the saint for whom she would be named. (Also, an irony - she was gored by a bull and so has been named the patron saint of cattle. An appropriate saint for a child born in Texas, eh?)

Constance come from the virtue, of course. And is pretty.

Ingrid is just, well, pretty. There is an Ingrid of Sweden, but we don't know anything about her yet. Our main hesitation about Ingrid is that it is just so very Scandanavian-sounding and we have no heritage of it on either side of the family.


Apr. 24th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
I love that name! I think, though it is still not common, it would not be entirely out of place in Europe. or at least England. it's not like I've never heard the name before, at least.

and omg, Peppi is a TOTALLY ADORABLE nickname.

Perpetua Pearson has a nice sound to it and I don't think there are too many Ps.

I like Constance, too. just as long as you know that everyone will call her Connie.

Ingrid is a lovely name, but that might be my Swede side talking ;) I don't think you'd have to worry about people saying, "why would you name your child a Scandinavian name when you aren't Scandinavian???" people name their kids things from all sorts of different cultures nowadays.

(if you're taking votes, I want to vote three times for Perpetua)
Apr. 24th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Hurray! Thanks. All this encourage for Perpetua is helping. Lewis and I far prefer it, but were getting a bit discouraged by all the hesitancy.

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