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.
And the unusual spelling will give her an opportunity to underscore her family pride of she chooses.
How often does the spelling of a middle name come up?
But I am just worried that the LICE part will lead to jokes. Pronunciation more important than spelling
Bottomline --- if you and the wife like it you go with it....that is all that matters.
BTW....I think it sounds fine.
Best of luck to you for a healthy delivery!
For a middle name itís good
#1's middle name was my in-laws last name... it never even crossed my mind that my family was being slighted because my daughter was already receiving my last name
Daughter #2's middle name was my mom's first name
nobody will ever care except the family. if that name makes you and your wife happy then do it
Really similar to what your compromise is - really pretty names
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Mike in NY said:
| 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.
Unique and meaningful. Run with it.
You have more lattitude. Hollice honours both moms so go for it! Itís not something crazy like Abcde
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.
and I wouldn't name my kid something like that, even a middle name.
and I know you might think it's noble, but grandparents love of a child (in my experience) won't change even a little based on the name.
but if you like it that's all that matters.
Some cultures do it. Why not?
and apparently although not common Hollice with the same spelling is sometimes used for a girls name.
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Beautiful thing about middle names is the latitude.,if she doesnít like it she will never have to use it. If she does like it bonus.
I personally like it and imagine she will too or at least understand the concept of it
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| nobody will ever care except the family. if that name makes you and your wife happy then do it
This. Plus I do like it because it's unique but not too out there.
And the last name is Jefferson, you'll be fine.