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Girl name ideas

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    OK, I’m looking for some inspiration and fresh ideas; what are some girl names that you think work well with big brothers William Gabriel and Alexander Emmanuel, and a Portuguese last name that sounds sort of like “Banderas”?

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  • ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Oh, no! I totally had a brilliant response for you, but when I posted it I was logged out for some reason. I don’t know what happened–I totally didn’t log out! (And I just posted my own thread, so it obviously doesn’t happen every time?)

    I feel like I know your favorites too well to judge–I just keep thinking of those! I really love Eva on your list, though–it’s so strong and yet beautiful, and William, Alexander, and Eva are so great together. With your boys, I especially like the idea of these:

    Hannah
    Hazel
    Grace
    Felicity
    Violet
    Annabel
    Anneliese
    Zoe
    Lillian (och, Lillian! William, Alexander, and Lillian!)
    Charlotte
    Elena
    Sofia
    Natalie
    Nora
    Cora
    Claire/Clara
    Penelope (I think Poppy would be adorable with William and Alexander, but I don’t know if Poppy’s really your thing…)
    Amelia/Emilia (LOVE Emilia with your boys!)
    Lila
    Julia

    … and I can’t remember any more of the names I suggested! :( Hopefully this gets you started, though.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks for the suggestions! Those are a lot of great ideas; I love most of them! A few I can’t use because they’re already “taken” by family/close friends. Several I love but don’t quite work with our last name (i.e. I adore Claire/Clara but it sounds kind of rhymey with our LN). Hazel, Felicity, Natalie and Penelope are the only ones that I’d say are NMS; otherwise I think you know my style well by now. :)
    I need to see what DH thinks of Cora. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that name to him yet but I’ve been crushing on it lately.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I keep forgetting that most Americans say Clara like CLAIRE-ah! I’ve used the British pronunciation (CLAH-rah) for so long. I suggested it because it had the same sort of style that Elena, Lucia, etc. seem to have–international, lush, beautiful, and classy. And the British pronunciation sounds fine with Banderas, haha. It didn’t even cross my mind. (Oops!)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Ohhh, yeah, that would sound better! I think you’d be constantly correcting people here in the US (and I had a great-aunt Clara, with the claire-uh pronunciation, who I’d love to name after if I could) but that is a lovely pronunciation. :)

    SpongeCake
    SpongeCake
    Participant

    Penelope
    Frances
    Emmeline
    Helena
    Eleanor
    Charlotte
    Vivian

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    William, Alexander and…..

    Charlotte
    Clara
    Olivia
    Elizabeth
    Natalie
    Sophia
    Paisley
    Rylie
    Hannah
    Gwendolyn
    Grace
    Juliet
    Chloe
    Isabella

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I like Emmeline quite a bit!
    I adore Olivia but we have a niece by that name. Also nieces named Hannah and Isobel (so no Isabella, which I do love). We both love Sophia but it just seems SO popular.
    Gwendolyn has been growing on me.
    Do you all think Grace sounds “hiss-y” with a LN ending in “s”?
    Thanks for all the ideas!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I think Grace sounds fine with your last name because it is more than one syllable. I love it but with my one syllable ending in S last name, I don’t think it works.

    JessShow
    JessShow
    Participant

    I just posted something looking for advice as well on our 4th. My daughter, who is 22 months old, is named Bryn. I get compliments all the time on her name! And we love it, too. It is a short, pretty name. And we are considering Lyla (or spelled Lila) for our next, but that is what my post is about. I recently met a little girl at my son’s preschool with that name and when I told the mom we were considering that name she said that she gets compliments on it all the time as well. There is a girl in my other son’s K class with the name Ila and I just love that. Also can be spelled Isla, which of course rhymes with the name we are considering.

    So, those are some pretty, unique, yet not too weird name ideas! I love your boy names!

    JessShow
    JessShow
    Participant

    Oh, also I have a friend who named her daughter Maeve and another friend whose daughter is named Tatum. I like both of those :)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks, Jess! I do looove Lila. Last time I asked DH, he wasn’t interested in Lila but maybe he’ll come around. :)

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