QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Feb 19 2012, 08:40 AM)
QUOTE(primrose.piano @ Feb 17 2012, 07:33 PM)
Where have all the Lydia's gone?? Such a lovely name IMO.
My first name is (fairly) unusual for it's initial letter, and my surname is very unusual...and can be embarassing..
A work colleague named his baby daughter Lydia last year.
My #2 daughter is Lydia, now aged 34. My older daughter, age 35, now that's more interesting.
I had this boyfriend when I was at school in the 1960s. I loved him loads but somehow we drifted apart when we'd left and both married other people. In 1999, with both of our marriages amicably behind us, I contacted him out of the blue and it was an almost intantaneous reunion; we moved in together six months later and married about two years after that (both now aged 64). It turned out that we had both called our first child Chloe.
It's been at the top of the little girls' name charts for several years now, but it was almost unknown back in the mid 70s. People couldn't pronounce it (I had something sounding like Schloer more than once) and the certainly couldn't spell it (Clowey, Chole, Cleo). And somehow both of us had chosen that name.
(He also has a son called Sam, which was what I'd been going to call both of mine had they been boys. Well, not both of them - oh, you know what I meant!)