if I named her Violet? Other choices include Emily and Ainsley, apparently all either up-and-coming, or wildly popular. The funny thing is I don't know a single little girl named Emily and it's supposed to be the number one name for the last 10 years, or something like that. Many of the girl names that I like end with the long E sound, unfortunately my married name is also a two-syllable name with a long E sound and things get a little, umm, sing-songy. Violet, though, is pretty, no? This is what's going to happen: I am going to wrack my brains for the perfect girls' name, then go for my sonogram and find out I'm having a boy---this happens every time. Not that I wouldn't want a boy, I love having boys and probably wouldn't know what to do with a girl if I had one, but it is odd that I've gone through the same process with each pregnancy.
Courtesy of Flower History--
When Napoleon married Josephine, she wore violets, and on each anniversary Josephine received a bouquet of violets. Following Napoleon’s lead, the French Bonapartists chose the violet as their emblem, and nicknamed Napoleon "Corporal Violet". In 1814, Napoleon asked to visit Josephine's tomb before being exiled to the Island of St. Helena. When he died, he wore a locket around his neck that contained violets he had picked from Josephine’s gravesite.
Common sayings include: Dream of violets and advance in life. Wear a garland of violets to prevent dizziness. Violets are considered a good luck gift, but when violets bloom in autumn, epidemics will follow within the year.