What do we think of the name Magnolia Jane? (Amazingly Jim actually kinda likes it too, so it's a for-real suggestion and not just purely of my own fantasy.) Possible nicknames being Maggie (Maggie Jane!) Nola, or Lia. Is it a little too out there, especially with our other kids' names? Or does it work? I feel confident that the nicknames work really well with the others, especially Maggie and Lia. But is Magnolia veering from the "elegant and old fashioned" category into the "excessively flowery/unusual" category? I'm especially looking for opinions from people from the Midwest, because I know full well that in many other regions of the country it'd be a perfectly lovely choice at which no one would bat an eyelash. But, around here the push towards older, stronger sounding names hasn't caught on full force just yet. Several of my choices from the original name post were weird enough for this town, but I feel like this one might really be pushing it. On the other hand, I absolutely love it. So there's that. But if you know me well and genuinely hate this name or feel it doesn't "work" with our family, please be honest. I'm sure there are names YOU love that I don't, so you're not going to hurt my feelings.
Side note: what is UP with me and the constant posting lately? I am totally in that second trimester happy space, right? And you should see my house, with the dishes done every night and the carpets vacuumed on a regular basis! It's astonishing!
Ahem. *brisk hand clap* Back to the name!