Post by JayneArson on Jan 16, 2017 17:13:08 GMT -5
DD is named F.iona R.uby and her little sister will be born in April. DH and I are struggling big time with a girl's name. We just don't love anything as much as we love DD's name. There are a lot of names that we like, but the right name just hasn't hit us (and I'm not sure that it will).
This LO's middle name will be Caroline.
S sounding names are generally out - especially ones that start with a "See" sound like Cecilia since our last name starts with that same sound.
Names we like with my often baseless concerns included:
Violet (too popular?) Naomi (MIL says this sounds "country"?) Isla (worried it's too popular and too Irish-trendy like Siobhan or Shannon were) Noelle (I don't like that it sounds like No L - like no letter L) Claire (I don't love the double C with Caroline as the middle name) Juliet (DH loves, I don't - don't like Romeo and Juliet) Emma (way too popular so it's out - but such a great name)
Can you convince me of one of these names? Offer some others we may not have thought of (though I feel like we've looked at every name in existence). TIA!!!
Violet - Toss, replace with Vivian Naomi - Toss replace with Nadia Isla - Keep (beautiful, but I agree, its going to get popular) Noelle - Toss Claire - Toss (I don't love this double C) Juliet - Keep Emma - Toss (for popularity reasons) replace with Esme
Violet is a bit too themey with your DD's middle being Ruby. Or maybe I'm overthinking it.
Claire is a bit too close to Caroline in my head. Emma is super popular. If you don't care, then go for it, but DH and I steered clear of the top 40 names. (I think Ashley was in the 40s on the Social Security list and Kayla was in the 60s, if memory serves.)
Instead of Juliet, how about Julia?
Rachel Rebecca Diana Victoria Vanessa Veronica Alexis Meredith Mary Vivian Zara
Naomi is biblical, but also very international it's used in Japan too. There's also Noemi, which is a legitimate variation due to language. ETA: I agree with Oliver's Bear, that Caroline Claire has a better flow. I don't mind the alliteration when Claire is moved in the middle.
Suggestions: Ada Audra Heidi Leona Lucia Lyra Myra Nina Nora Rhea Rosalie Thalia Thea/Theia Zoya ETA: (although I pronounce it more like the polish zoja)
I'm going to vote for Noelle. I love it - simple, sweet, and makes me think of Christmas. I like that you're using it for an April baby because the whole thematic use of it in December makes me roll my eyes a bit. I like that it has a very different sound than Fiona so when you say them both together they are distinct names. It's not trendy or popular, but classic and known.
Post by JayneArson on Jan 17, 2017 20:04:19 GMT -5
Thank you ladies! All of your comments have been very helpful. I'm glad that no one else thinks Naomi is "country." I was thrown for a loop when my MIL told me that! I think it must be because of Naomi Judd.
I'm leaning more and more towards Violet, which is really at the top of our list. MIL and my mom don't really like the name, but I need to get over that - everyone else seems to like it (or Noelle!). And anyway, they'll grow to love it when they meet LO.
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