I don't live in the south but am from VA-so yes, the -lee thing does have a southern feel to it for me. I am living in MA now, and I/no one around me has a southern accent, but my MIL (in Va) was the first, of course, to call her Rosa Lee
. You can imagine how long it took her to get Saoirse
I don't know that I love the name anymore-but my mother suggested calling her by both names. All the names I have suggested to my Dh that end in A he has vetoed-so I do feel rather stuck with it in that I suggested it and agreed to it and now he won't entertain changing it to anything but Violet
. so I DO need to decide if I'd rather call her Violet
, or try to call her Rosalie Violet
, or just call her Rosalie
Fwiw, I've gotten numerous compliments on her name, which may help me get though this rough patch and remember eventually why I thought it was an option!