How close is too close to family member names?
I feel like half the names I like are out due to nieces/nephews/friends kids being named something close.
I like Helena (Hel-ayn-a) but I have a neice Elaina and I know that is way too close. Shay (my middle name) or Shaylynn (mine and DH's middle names together but would be nicknamed Shay) is on the list, but my nephew's name is Trey. And I babysit him while my sister works, so they would be around each other a lot and Shay and Trey...I dunno. I have asked Mason to say Shay, and he said Trey....so I'm not sure how well that will work. Not to mention my BIL goes by Shane (even though it's not even close to his real name).
Also, how do you feel about picking popular names? A lot of the names I like are pretty popular, but I'm not sure I want her to have a name on the top 20 list. But I guess Mason ended up being a lot more popular than I thought it was when I named him. It went from 34 the year he was born to 12 last year.
I really had no idea I was going to have such a hard time with girls names!