We Only Half-Agree!
- Halfway there
You and your husband must feel like you're very close to a baby name choice. You both like the name Noelle, you're just divided on how to use it.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the distance between you and a baby name is larger than it appears. It's been distorted by the "middle name illusion": before birth, middle names look a lot bigger than they really are.
Most parents choose two names for their babies, a first and a middle. We know that the first name takes pride of place, but we take care to get both elements right. Some of us even start off with a middle name we like, then look for a first name that sounds good with it. It's a two-part composition...until the baby is born. From then on, the first name is the child's identity, and the middle name a seldom-seen accessory.
The reality is that your husband wants to name your daughter Noelle, and you want Adriana. I'm afraid that the only ways to come to an agreement are for one of you to bow to your spouse's wishes, or for the two of you to go back to square one and find a whole new name you can both feel good about.