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  • marhogjo
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    In November we found out our second child would be another girl. We were already 100% set on Alexandria Hazel before we found out gender. Then a few weeks later, my DH and I admitted to each other we weren’t sure out that one any more and came up with Holly Allegra instead. Fast forward 2 months and now this little girl is due in 8-9 weeks and we don’t have a name anymore. Hubby likes Allegra Justine (nn AJ). I’m not sold on Allegra as a first name because I do NOT like Ally as a nn. Our first daughter is Charlotte Magnolia. Clearly, we like classic(ish), rather feminine names and LOVE a variety of nns (Charlotte goes by Charlie, Charla, Chuckles, etc.). I don’t like anything that ends in -ison, anything with the potential for Bella has a nn, and we won’t consider last names as first names. My own name is highly unusual…while some people enjoy having uniqueness like that, I have not always appreciated the constant mispronunciations, so I would prefer my kiddos have something people don’t butcher on a regular basis (their last name already provides some difficulty for others as it is).

    Sorry if that sounded as though I’m frustrated :) Does anyone have any suggestions for something that would go well with Charlotte as a sibling?

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  • embra
    Participant

    With Charlotte as a sibling, and a desire for nicknames, I like Madeleine, Miranda, Rosalie, Caroline, Meredith, Elizabeth, Celia, Clarissa, Vivian, Emmaline, Victoria, Roxanne, or Genevieve. For mns, Holly, Violet, Hazel, Laurel, or Ivy all fit the floral motif you seem to like.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  embra.
    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I love the suggestions of Madeleine, Caroline, Meredith, Clarissa, Emmaline and Genevieve.
    A few other ideas are Josephine (Jo, Josie, etc.), Marian, Eleanor or Victoria.

    peace.love.ohana
    peace.love.ohana
    Participant

    Quinn, Evangeline, Roslyn, Isla, Opal, Penelope, Aria, Seraphina, Davina, Josephine, Coraline, Margaret, Margot


    marhogjo
    Participant

    Thank you for the suggestions! My husband has latched onto Penelope as his favorite. He would love to use the name of one of the holes from Augusta National as a mn (don’t ask). So, the top contenders are:

    - Olive (I like Olivia better)
    - Juniper
    - Azalea
    - Holly (our last name ends with an -ee sound, too, so 3 names in a row with -ee might sound odd)

    Any thoughts on these as mns and Penelope as a first? Or any other mn suggestions? I’m about 70/30 convinced on Penelope so an awesome sounding middle name might tip me to 100%. Thanks!


    embra
    Participant

    Of those options, I think Olive sounds best with Penelope. Penelope sounds cute with Charlotte. I like it!

    MissFreckles
    MissFreckles
    Participant

    I think Penelope Olive is ridiculously adorable! Are you okay with the nn Penny? Too cute!!!


    marhogjo
    Participant

    So, now the hubby doesn’t like any of those as middle names…my favorite we’ve come up with so far is Penelope Drew. He also likes Penelope Nicole, but Nicole is his sister’s middle name and I’m not a huge fan of it. We’ve thrown around:

    Penelope Wren
    Penelope Drew
    Penelope Snow
    Penelope Ryan

    Any thoughts?

    I think we’re trying to stay away from Penny as the nn, though it is the most obvious choice. I like Nell or Nelly. He likes Pippa (Pipsqueak – he calls our older daughter Squeaker).

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I like Penelope Wren!


    marhogjo
    Participant

    So…we’ve proven ourselves to be extremely indecisive. Hubby and I couldn’t agree on a middle name we liked for Penelope so we’re branching out and looking at other names again. The top contenders are:

    Samantha (maybe Rae as a mn)
    Claire
    Casey (or some other spelling)
    Penelope (haven’t ruled it out completely)
    Or any of a combination of those

    Any other suggestions? I like Genevieve but can’t get hubby on board and we can’t do Josephine (girl dog named Joey). You guys have provided so many other beautiful options, too. Thank you!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I really love Claire! :) I like Samantha too but it’s pretty popular.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    I love Penelope with Charlotte! Penelope Claire or Penelope Wren!!

    TwilitAmity
    TwilitAmity
    Participant

    Penelope goes well with:
    Samantha
    Claire
    Allegra
    Wren
    Drew
    Snow
    Juniper
    Alexandria
    Madeleine
    Sophia/Sofia
    Fiona
    Abigail
    Grace
    Genevieve
    Avery
    Isabelle
    Beatrice
    Delilah
    Gabrielle
    Gwendolyn

    Samantha:
    Penelope
    Casey
    Ryan
    Olive
    Holly
    Elizabeth
    Chloë
    Hailey
    Lily
    Lauren
    Riley
    Nicole
    Morgan
    Audrey
    Kaitlyn
    Jordan
    Zoe
    Rachel

    Claire:
    Penelope
    Ryan
    Olive
    Azalea
    Holly
    Emma
    Ella
    Lily
    Elizabeth
    Ava
    Hannah
    Isabella
    Sophie
    Amelia
    Audrey
    Anna
    Eva
    Riley
    Hailey
    Zoe
    Mia
    Hayden
    Bailey
    Elise
    Morgan
    Layla
    Lauren
    Aubrey
    Taylor
    Victoria

    Casey:
    Samantha
    Allegra
    Alexandria
    Genevieve
    Wren
    Drew
    Snow
    Juniper
    Dakota
    Christian
    Gabriel

    Allegra:
    Penelope
    Casey
    Ryan
    Olive
    Holly
    Chloë
    Eden
    Bailey
    Elizabeth
    Scarlett

    Alexandria:
    Penelope
    Casey
    Ryan
    Olive
    Holly
    Elizabeth
    Chloë
    Riley
    Taylor

    Genevieve:
    Penelope
    Casey
    Ryan
    Olive
    Azalea
    Holly
    Isabella
    Olivia
    Chloë
    Ava
    Evangeline
    Evelyn
    Gabriella
    Audrey
    Ella
    Elizabeth
    Emma
    Scarlett
    Lily
    Amelia
    Bella
    Elise
    Sophie
    Gemma
    Anastasia
    Violet
    Eva
    Hannah
    Hayden
    Victoria
    Rowan
    Phoebe
    Lucy
    Felicity
    Eden
    Gwyneth


    alphabetters
    Participant

    Just wanted to comment in case you didn’t know, Allegra is a very common allergy prescription.

    Maybe just make a short list of like 4 favourite names and then wait to see what feeling you get when you look at your baby? :)

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Charlotte is lovely! And Chuckles is so cute. It reminds me of both the TV show Chuck and Pushing Daisies (both were incredibly adorable!). I love it.

    Have you considered Hazel up front? I actually like it best of the options you’ve mentioned so far, and Charlotte and Hazel are beautiful together, I think. I also really liked the idea of Charlotte and Alexandra/Alexandria.

    What about some name that yields Annie? I think Charlotte and Annie would be adorable together, actually, but I think it’d just depend on which form you like the best. I think Anneliese, Annika, Anais, Annabel (although that could give you Bella, I suppose), Angelina, Anastasia, Johanna, or even Alexandra could get you Annie, and Annie’s just so spunky and feminine. I love her.

    A few other ideas:

    Charlotte and Felicity
    Charlotte and Juliana
    Charlotte and Eloise
    Charlotte and Louisa
    Charlotte and Penelope (saw this mentioned, and I think it’s brilliant! Penelope’s lovely)
    Charlotte and Adelaide
    Charlotte and Madeleine
    Charlotte and Adele
    Charlotte and Aurelia
    Charlotte and Fiona
    Charlotte and Tabitha
    Charlotte and Gabrielle
    Charlotte and Emilia
    Charlotte and Willa
    Charlotte and Zoe

    Good luck!

    Esmeralda
    Esmeralda
    Participant

    I think Penelope is lovely with Charlotte and you shouldn’t rule it out just because you haven’t found the right middle name yet. I love Penelope Olive and Penelope Claire.

    Also:

    Penelope Hazel
    Penelope Rae
    Penelope May
    Penelope June
    Penelope Kate

    Other names I like with Charlotte, that have numerous nicknames:

    Adelaide (Addie, Ada, Della… maybe a bit place-namey as a set though)
    Rebecca (Reba, Bec, Becca, Becky)
    Georgina/Georgiana (Georgia, Georgie, Gina, Nina, Ana, Annie)
    Beatrice/Beatrix (Bea, Betsy, Trixie, Triss)
    Rosalie (Rose, Rosa, Rosie, Lee, Lia, Sally)
    Rosemary (Rose, Rosa, Rosie, Mary, Molly, Maisy)
    Vivienne/Viviana (Vivi, Ana, Anne, Annie…Viviana has more here but I love Vivienne with Charlotte)
    Louisa (Lou, Lou-Lou, Lucy, Liza, Isa)
    Amelia/Emilia (Emmy/Amy, Millie, Mia, Lia, Melia)
    Emmeline (Emmy, Mel, Millie, Lina)
    Elinor/Eleanor (Elle, Ellie, Ella, Nor, Nora, Lina, Lena, Lenny)

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 3 weeks ago by Esmeralda Esmeralda.
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