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The Name Thief Strikes Again! Help Needed

  • SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    Me and my husband Nik, have spent countless hours trying to agree on a name for our new baby girl. (Seriously our styles are so different from each other) About a week ago we came upon the name Delilah and both fell in love. So this morning my sister-in-law gave birth to a beautiful little angel and decided to name her…that’s right Delilah! Now this is not the first or second time she “stole” a baby name from a close family member, this is the FOURTH time. We were trying to keep it from her to avoid this from happening to us,(She has done this to my sister, aunt, and two cousins) but she heard from “someone” that we were planning on using Delilah and she “absolutely loved it so much”. So now we have no name that we both like.

    So we really need help. Nik wants a name that is “Cute princess-y sweet” (this apparently means taking a random name and adding Anne, Ana, Belle, Bella, Elle, Ella, Rose…. well you get it.) I like a name that can “grow up” with her. (cute/sweet now. Mature and grown later)

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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Oh no, I’m sorry!

    Hmm, I think there are a lot of names that (IMO) combine both of your preferences. How about:

    * Anneliese
    * Liliana
    * Rose … I love it as a FN and would consider it if it didn’t sound repetitive with our LN
    * Gabrielle
    * Elena
    * Juliana
    * Isla
    * Eliana
    * Annemarie
    * Lucia, nn Lucy


    embra
    Participant

    How about:
    Anyssa
    Clarissa
    Luciana (nn Lucy)
    Katerina (nn Kate)
    Meredith
    Cordelia
    Jillian
    Leila
    Laurel
    Cassandra
    Alisondra
    Victoria
    Gianna
    Anaiah

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Oh that stinks!!

    Some random suggestions:

    Caroline
    Amelia
    Gwendolyn
    Evangeline
    Lillian
    Madeline
    Bianca
    Remonia
    Natalie/Natalia
    Vivienne

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    If Delilah is “THE NAME” for your baby, I would use it. There’s no rule that says there can only be one Delilah out there. Do what feels right for you and your husband. If in your heart-of-hearts it’s “THE NAME” then go for it. Actually, Anabel just wrote a really great post about name theft. Give it a read and some consideration. And always always always go with your gut. Good luck, Momma!

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    So we were just throwing around some names and have actually found some we are both “just ok” with.

    Nicolette(I’m not to sure because hubby is Nikolai. But the name is cute. Maybe MN?)
    Evangeline(I like it but cant really get Nik behind it)
    Anabelle(Guess who picked that one?)
    Rosabelle(Really? I don’t know about this my sister is Rosie)
    Charlotte(I think Charlie would be a cute NN when she is young and than have the option of Charlotte when she is older)
    Ellamae(Two family names in one. don’t know how this will grow with her)
    Leighanne(We are both on the fence with this one)
    Brielle(I really don’t see a CEO or president of anything named Brielle, But it is cute.)
    Arabella(Ari as a NN?)
    Emmeline(Nik’s not sold on this.)
    Anastasia(Only hesitation is Fifty Shades.)
    Sophia(I really don’t like how popular it is. Possible MN?)
    Allaynah(Too much? Maybe Alayna? Definitely not Elaina.)
    Penelope(Penny?)

    And now just for my princess obsessed boys we have:
    Briar-Rose Aurora(Ben loves “Sleeping Beauty“. He was Prince Phillip for Halloween)
    Cinderella (Max also likes the names Rapunzel, Pocahontas, and Mulan)
    Snow White(Perhaps Snow could be a MN? Good job Easton!)
    Schuyler only knows about five words and keeps saying “No baby”(I think we might be in trouble.)

    @TwoSapphires My baby cousin is Lilianna.(I love the name) We do like Juliana.(what would be a good MN?)

    @ember We are kind of liking Katerina.(Not sure with LN Khalski .)

    @Phlutegirl I would absolutely still use Delilah if they weren’t going to be around each other so much. Our family is very close(and very big) and has something going on pretty much every weekend. We already have the confusion of two Jacobs, three Michaels, five Williams, two Carters, and the most confusing Addalyn, Adaline, and Adalynn.(And Nik said Delilah is no longer an option.)

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    From your list, I love Penelope, Charlotte, Evangeline, Emmeline, Anastasia, and Arabella. I like Annabelle spelled like that or like Annabel.

    You might also like:

    Rosalind
    Amelia
    Eleanor
    Katarina
    Anneliese
    Lucy
    Genevieve
    Audrey
    Caroline
    Beatrice
    Violet
    Eleanora
    Cordelia
    Cora
    Delia
    Leonora
    Gabriella (Brielle would be a cute nickname option)

    If you’re looking for a reasonable spelling of Allaynah, have you considered Elena? or even Eliana as an alternative name?

    Ella Mae as two separate names would be an option to consider. You could always add a second middle name to give her some additional versatility. Ella Catherine Mae Lastname could be Ella, Ella Kate, or Ella Mae, depending on what suits her.

    One of the great things about several of the names on your list is that they provide a great variety of nickname options. Evangeline could be Eva, Evie, Angie, Lina, Lena, Vera, Viv, Vivi, et al. Penelope could be Penny, Poppy, Nell, Ella, Elle, Lola, et al.

    Overall, a great list! Best of luck!

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Man, I would have called her out on stealing the name. That’s so rude!

    Nicolette – I think the name is pretty, but I’ve always thought it sounded too much like Nicorette, those quit smoking products! What about Nicola, or just Nichole?
    Evangeline – Ugh. I will never like this name. I think it sounds tacky and overly religious, but with the added side effect of sounding like “evil angel.” A lot of people on this site love it, though.
    Anabelle – Pretty, simple. I prefer the spelling Annabel, though, especially since Isabelle/a’s so trendy right now, and the -belle ending is becoming so common. There are also so many Belles and Bellas these days!
    Rosabelle – What about Rosette or Rosalie instead?
    Charlotte – I love Charlotte! I’m honestly not crazy abut the nickname Charlie, but Charlotte is so pretty, na dht enickname Lottie would be cute.
    Ellamae – Sounds like 2 names mushed together.
    Leighanne – Maybe spelt Leeanne or Liane? Or Liana? Lina?
    Brielle – cute, but I agree, I don;t think it would age too well. It’s very in-style with trendy names these days. Also, it kind of reminds me of umbrella. What about Brianna, Brianne, Brenna, Gabrielle/a?
    Arabella – Ari’s cute! Arabella is pretty, not my style personally, but I think it could be nice. What about Arielle, Ariella, Adrielle?
    Emmeline – Love it! Maybe consider Amelia/Emilia?
    Anastasia – Love it, though I’d be hesitant with 50 Shades, too, just because they’re still so popular, and the movie will be coming out soon. Darn those bad books ruining good names!
    Sophia – Could be a nice middle name! I love Sophia, it’s one of the few really popular names these days that I would actually consider, despite the popularity.
    Allaynah – The spelling is definitely too much. Alayna or Alaina would be much better. What about Alanna?
    Penelope – Love it! So pretty!

    Aurora could be worth considering, too. Princessy and actually usable! Vivian comes to mind, too.

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    So we added and deleted some names taking into account family and friend input. And of course all you lovely people.

    Davina(Do we call her Davy or Vinny?)
    Anastasia(Still a little hesitant.)
    Raelynn(Did he make this up or is it an actual name?)
    Penelope(I’m still liking Penny despite what some family members say.)
    Aryanna(Still like Ari as a NN. This seemed preferred over Arabella.)
    Emmaleigh(So he likes this but not Emmeline.)
    Alayna(So I looked this up and it is an actual spelling.)
    Juliana(I like Jules as a NN.)
    Delaney(I sort of like this as a MN.)
    Juliet(Nik shot this down but I put up with his crazy spellings/made up names so it’s on the list.)
    Victoria(Vicky or Tori?)
    Veronica(Ronny?)
    Meredith(I really like this name but with Nik’s accent it kind of sounds like he’s saying “Merry Death”. So I don’t know.)
    Valentina(Grandpa is Valentino is he is all for this.)
    Esmeralda(My boys have been watching “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and it’s in my head.)
    Savannah(Savvy? Vannah? Van?)

    @TheWishingStar I did call her out. In the hospital. I was applauded.


    embra
    Participant

    You have a lot of good names on your list! Here are my thoughts (the starred ones are my favorites):
    Davina – not my style
    Anastasia – A beautiful name, but it brings up images of either Twenty shades or doomed Russian royalty.
    Raelynn – The closest I’ve heard to this name is Raylan the (male) main character on the TV show Justified. I think it is pronounced in a similar way. That aside, I think it’s cute on a little girl, but may not age well.
    *Penelope – Very pretty and Penny is a cute nn. Nell or Nelly would work too.
    Aryanna – Very nice. I prefer the Arianna spelling though
    Emmaleigh – Pretty. However, she will still look up every time the teacher calls on one of the 20 other Emilys in her class, and no one will know how to spell it.
    Alayna – ok
    *Juliana – love it
    Delaney – cute as a mn
    *Juliet – I love this name. Would he go for it more spelled as Juliette do you think?
    *Victoria – Beautiful! I prefer Vicki or Vicky over Tori as a nn.
    *Veronica – cute and sassy, but would still age well
    *Meredith – pretty and classic
    Valentina – pretty
    Esmeralda- makes me think of a witch
    Savannah(Savvy? Vannah? Van?) – ok, but I like many of your other options much better. Savannah feels a bit trendy to me.

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    So just playing around with some combos. Tell me what you think.

    Davina Raelynn Khalski(Still don’t know what a good NN would be.)
    Anastasia Juliet Khalski
    Penelope Sophia Khalski
    Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae would be cute.)
    Aryanna Raelynn Khalski
    Veronica Delany Khalski
    Alayna Meredith Khalski
    Juliana Nicolette Khalski
    Victoria Evangeline Khalski
    Caroline Alayna Khalski

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    Anastasia Juliet, Victoria Evangeline, and Charlotte Mae are wonderful! They are the clear stand-outs on the list for me!


    kimiha
    Participant

    hmm name thieves. well these are some names that have the same feel as delilah

    ariella
    catalina
    delaney
    antoinette
    evangeline


    embra
    Participant

    As is, I like these the best:
    Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae would be cute.)
    Veronica Delany Khalski
    Caroline Alayna

    If I could mix up the names, I think these would be cute:
    Victoria Delaney (nn Vicki Lane?)
    Juliana Meredith
    Penelope Caroline

    I also think having a few shorter options for mns couldn’t hurt to help the full name to flow better.

    Another thought, if you used Cordelia, you could nn Delia, which is fairly close to Delilah without being the same name. Or you could go with Cori, Cora etc. as nns. I think Cordelia Mae would be adorable – Delia Mae? Cori Mae?

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    Still just trying to find a combo we both like

    Charlotte Grace Khalski(Charlie.)
    OR
    Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae.)
    Arabella Faith Khalski(Ari.)
    OR
    Aryanna Paige Khalski(Ari.)
    Anastasia Juliet Khalski(Ana.)
    OR
    Anastasia Mae Khalski(Ana Mae.)
    Penelope Lynn Khalski(Penny.)
    OR
    Penelope Saige Khalski(Penny.)
    Amelia Paige Khalski(Lia.)
    OR
    Amelia Nicolette Khalski(Lia.)
    Caroline Alayna Khalski
    OR
    Caroline Rae Khalski
    Raelynn Faith Khalski(Rae.)
    OR
    Raelynn Evangeline Khalski(Rae.)
    Alayna Paige Khalski(Lane. Ally.)
    OR
    Alayna Joy Khalski(Lane. Ally.)
    Juliana Delaney Khalski(Jules. Julie. Ana.)
    OR
    Juliana Faith Khalski(Jules. Julie. Ana.)
    Juliette Evangeline Khalski(Jules. Julie.)
    OR
    Juliette Davina Khalski(Jules. Julie.)
    Victoria Evangeline Khalski(Vicky. Tori.)
    OR
    Victoria Delaney Khalski(Vicky. Tori.)
    Veronica Charlotte Khalski(Ronny. Charlie.)
    OR
    Veronica Lynn Khalski(Ronny.)
    Savannah Lynn Khalski(Savvy.)
    OR
    Savannah Faith Khalski(Savvy.)
    Davina Evangeline Khalski(Angie.)
    OR
    Davina Jade Khalski(DJ.)


    embra
    Participant

    Assuming we are supposed to pick one from each pair, I like:
    *Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae.)
    Aryanna Paige Khalski(Ari.)
    Anastasia Mae Khalski(Ana Mae.)
    *Penelope Saige Khalski(Penny.)
    Amelia Paige Khalski(Lia.)
    Caroline Alayna Khalski
    Raelynn Faith Khalski(Rae.)
    Alayna Joy Khalski(Lane. Ally.)
    Juliana Delaney Khalski(Jules. Julie. Ana.)
    Juliette Davina Khalski(Jules. Julie.)
    Victoria Delaney Khalski(Vicky. Tori.)
    *Veronica Charlotte Khalski(Ronny. Charlie.)
    Savannah Lynn Khalski(Savvy.)
    Davina Jade Khalski (D.J)

    The ones I starred are my favorites.

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    We have been informed that our name list was a bit long so we narrowed it down.(Originally it was about a mile long.) We are trying to get down even more. Other suggestions are welcome:

    FIRST NAME
    Arabella OR Aryanna
    Emilia OR Amelia
    Emmeline OR Emmaleigh
    Juliana OR Guiliana
    Juliet OR Juliette
    Charlotte OR Caroline
    Veronica OR Victoria
    Raelynn OR Alayna
    Anastasia OR Penelope
    Savannah OR Davina

    MIDDLE NAME
    Saige OR Paige
    Rae OR Mae
    Faith OR Grace
    Hope OR Joy
    Delaney OR Davina
    Lynn OR Jade
    Charlotte OR Evangeline

    @embra We are just playing around with names trying to find some we both like.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    FIRST NAME
    Arabella
    Amelia
    Emmeline
    Juliana
    Juliet
    Caroline
    Victoria
    Alayna
    Anastasia
    Savannah

    MIDDLE NAME
    Paige
    Mae
    Grace
    Joy
    Delaney
    Lynn
    Charlotte

    Some combos:

    Caroline Joy
    Arabella Grace
    Emmeline Charlotte
    Juliet Delaney


    embra
    Participant

    I think Veronica Jade would be cute and kind of sassy, but something that would still age well.

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    My preferences (favorites bolded):

    Aryanna, though the spelling Arianna would be so much better, and makes more sense with NN Ari..
    Amelia
    Emmeline
    Juliana
    Juliet
    Charlotte
    Victoria
    Alayna
    Penelope
    Savannah

    Paige
    Rae
    Grace
    Joy
    Davina
    Jade
    Charlotte

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    Nik has been complaining about me not being fair toward his name choices so we both made lists that we each like and decided to have family and friends(and you guys too) vote on your favorites.(First and Middle)

    NIKS LIST:
    Anya, Arina, Aviana, Allaynah, Ayanna, Anabelle, Arabella, Braelyn, Bryleigh, Bellamae, Brielle, Catrina, Cianna, Danette, Dailyn, Davina, Ellamae, Emmaleigh, Evalena, Emelia, Fayth, Fabiana, Guiliana, Giselle, Gianelle, Giada, Hazelle, Innya, Ivanna, Izabele, Jesimae, Jaida, Janika, Joella, Kaliyah, Katerina, Katya, Leilani, Lanna, Mae, Maiya, Maelie, Myanna, Maeana, Melia, Nadiya, Nicolette, Nataliya, Novella, Oksana, Persephone, Rae, Rebekah, Raelynn, Raeanne, Rosabelle, Rosamae, Sofiya, Shaelyn, Serenity, Saige, Sascha, Trinity, Vianna, Valentina, Yasmeena, Zella

    MY LIST:
    Aryanna, Alexandra, Anastasia, Brooke, Caroline, Charlotte, Daphne, Delaney, Emmeline, Evangeline, Fiona, Grace, Gwendolyn, Hope, Jacqueline, Jocelyn, Joy, Josephine, Juliana, Juliet, Layla, Meagan, Miranda, Melanie, Meredith, Morgan, Paige, Penelope, Phoebe, Savannah, Tessalynn, Vanessa, Veronica, Victoria, Zoey

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