Wife and I are expecting and are trying to come up with a middle name for a girl.. My wife saw the name Hollis in a baby name book and liked it. When we thought about it, we realized we could honor both of our mothers (hers = Holly and mine = Alice) if we change the spelling to Hollice. Cool or stupid? We're not trying to be trendy, just trying to honor the moms without picking one.
But I am just worried that the LICE part will lead to jokes. Pronunciation more important than spelling
I don't think he should concern himself. Nobody but family and close friends will know the spelling of her middle name.
To the OP; IMO choose what is meaningful to yourself and your wife. That is what matters. And the nice thing is if a name is meaningful to the parents it will mean something to the child and be a sense of pride for them that their name was chosen especially for them. A great gift from a parent to a child.
The original Hollis is the name of a questionable neighborhood in Queens. So I personally don't like it. But if you're not from here or don't live here it might not matter. Or even if you are since you're spelling it differently it might not matter.
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