Elinetrouwt: BabyShipp: blu-eyedwife:
I like Leni Ann and think it works well with Meika. Is it pronounced Len-E or Lean-E?
When I first saw Leni I was reading it as "Len-E" I forget the origin but there is another site that said I think the german origin of it is "lean-E" I actually like both. I'd probably leave it up to DH to decide on how he would like to pronounce it :P
Leni is indeed a German name, in German it is actually pronounced LAY-nee (emphasis on 'lay').
Hendrick is a Dutch name, or at least the most common Dutch variety of 'Henry'. Although here (living in the Netherlands and Belgium) it is usually spelled 'Hendrik'. It is cute, but pretty old-fashioned were we live, I expect it to make a comeback anytime now because of the vintage trend.
Just so you know a little more on the origin :).
Hendrick/Hendrik is an option. I just don't want baby to end up being called Henry or Rick. Not that they are bad names, just not our style.
We discussed the Jimi reference tonight and its out. As for others thinking its not honoring Henry, his grandfather, its kind of irrelevant as that would be the meaning WE were putting behind it. When does anyone really guess that the name is to honor someone unless you tell them? The Jimi thing is too much to make it worth it though.
As for why not just name the kid Henry, its just not our style. I'm all about honoring someone but I like to add a tiny bit of individuality to it too. Best of both worlds I guess. If I don't like the name, I don't like it. I dont dislike the person I'm naming them after, just their name :] The same thing could be said about nick names. If you like the nick name, why not just name the kid that name.
When I first found Leni, I read it as "len-e" but then found the German origin
This is the site I found for pronunciation of Leni. I was hearing it as "lee-nee"
Felix isn't so bad, I think about Felix the cat though :P
Patton, Bowen, Blaise, Case, Wesson/Weston, Cash - these are not bad... just not what we're looking for. The search continues!