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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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  • SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    These I will only consider as MN If at all.
    Brooke, Delaney, Fayth(Faith), Fiona, Grace, Hazelle, Hope, Izabele(Isabelle), Jade, Jaida, Joy, Mae, Nicolette, Paige, Phoebe, Rae, Sofiya(Sophia), Saige, Zella, Zoey

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    To be more FAIR I went through Nik’s list just like I did mine(saying the name out loud in different tones. Saying it to family, friends, neighbors really anyone who would listen, having other people say the name and just getting a real feel of it) Some weren’t as bad as I initially thought and some I really don’t like:

    Anya(Not a fan)
    Arina(Sounds to much like arena)
    Aviana(OK)
    Allaynah(Will only consider if he changes the spelling)
    Ayanna(I don’t know how I feel about this)
    Anabelle(OK)
    Arabella(Its fine)
    Braelyn(Not a fan)
    Bryleigh(NO)
    Bellamae(I hate Bella as a NN and that’s all I see happening. And it sounds like a perpetual child)
    Brielle(My feelings on this have not changed)
    Catrina(NO)
    Cianna(NO)
    Danette(All I hear is “Damn It”)
    Dailyn(I don’t Know)
    Davina(Nik really likes this but I’m not sure)
    Ellamae(It’s the perpetual child again)
    Emmaleigh(“Because there aren’t enough Emily’s in the world?“)
    Evalena(Not a fan)
    Emelia(Only as Amelia)
    Fayth(Only as Faith and only as a MN)
    Fabiana(NO)
    Guiliana(I prefer Juliana)
    Giselle(Not a fan)
    Gianelle(I have had this said like John-Elle and Jen-Elle. Ether way I‘m not really a fan of this)
    Giada(Not a fan)
    Hazelle(Only as a MN)
    Innya(NO)
    Ivanna(NO)
    Izabele(Even as Isabelle I’m not a fan. There are just too many.)
    Jesimae(OK)
    Jaida(I don’t know)
    Janika(NO)
    Joella(NO)
    Kaliyah(NO)
    Katerina(A neighbor told me Katerina Khalski sounds like a mail order bride and that is not the vibe we are going for)
    Katya(Same thing happened as Katerina)
    Leilani(OK)
    Lanna(Not a fan)
    Mae(Only as a MN)
    Maiya(Not a fan)
    Maelie(NO. We have a Maelis and a Marlie this seems like a combo of the two)
    Myanna(NO)
    Maeana(NO)
    Melia(Not a fan)
    Nadiya(OK. Different spelling)
    Nicolette(Only as a MN)
    Nataliya(OK)
    Novella(OK)
    Oksana(NO)
    Persephone(I prefer Penelope)
    Rae(Only as a MN)
    Rebekah(OK)
    Raelynn(OK)
    Raeanne(NO. To close to Ryan)
    Rosabelle(OK. But I’m not sure)
    Rosamae(NO)
    Sofiya(Only as Sophia and only as a MN)
    Shaelyn(I don’t really know. Perhaps a different spelling?)
    Serenity(OK)
    Saige(Only as a MN)
    Sascha(OK)
    Trinity(I’m not sure)
    Vianna(NO)
    Valentina(Cute but I don’t think so)
    Yasmeena(Not ever going to happen)
    Zella(OK. Only as a MN)

    gmr2broadway
    gmr2broadway
    Participant

    Okay, so here’s my take….
    This name-thief is a horribly selfish person (FOUR TIMES?). If you love Delilah, use Delilah. She’s counting on you to cave in. If she starts whining about you using it, just calmly say “Well, you knew we planned to use it. And we still love it.”.

    If you decide to switch it up… I have to say I like your list better. But guess what, BOTH of you guys have nice tastes! It’s just a matter of compromise. Your baby won’t have a terrible name.

    Nik’s List: I LOVE Mae and Catrina. I like Arabella, Ellamae, Nicolette, and Rebekhah. I would personally nix the “alternate spellings” (Fayth, Sofiya, etc) and the Rae-variants, but I don’t hate them.

    Your List:
    I loe Caroline, Emmeline, Grace, Meredith, and Josephine! Tessalynn, Delaney, and Zoey feel like outliers to your very classic list, but again, I don’t hate them.

    My suggestions:
    You like Aryanna. He likes Arina and Ayanna. Why not Ariana/Arianna? Classic, gorgeous, and a meld of your styles.
    Also: Annette, Eloise, Helena, Annalyn, Natalie, Genevieve, Danielle, Eliana, Amelia, Mariana… Shakespeare might be a good inspiration for you guys, too: Ophelia, Desdemona, Juliet, Cordelia, Bianca, Miranda, Titania, Viola, Imogen, Rosaline, Adriana.

    Good luck!

    gmr2broadway
    gmr2broadway
    Participant

    Okay, so here’s my take….
    This name-thief is a horribly selfish person (FOUR TIMES?). If you love Delilah, use Delilah. She’s counting on you to cave in. If she starts whining about you using it, just calmly say “Well, you knew we planned to use it. And we still love it.”.

    If you decide to switch it up… I have to say I like your list better. But guess what, BOTH of you guys have nice tastes! It’s just a matter of compromise. Your baby won’t have a terrible name.

    Nik’s List: I LOVE Mae and Catrina. I like Arabella, Ellamae, Nicolette, and Rebekhah. I would personally nix the “alternate spellings” (Fayth, Sofiya, etc) and the Rae-variants, but I don’t hate them.

    Your List:
    I loe Caroline, Emmeline, Grace, Meredith, and Josephine! Tessalynn, Delaney, and Zoey feel like outliers to your very classic list, but again, I don’t hate them.

    My suggestions:
    You like Aryanna. He likes Arina and Ayanna. Why not Ariana/Arianna? Classic, gorgeous, and a meld of your styles.
    Also: Annette, Eloise, Helena, Annalyn, Natalie, Genevieve, Danielle, Eliana, Amelia, Mariana… Shakespeare might be a good inspiration for you guys, too: Ophelia, Desdemona, Juliet, Cordelia, Bianca, Miranda, Titania, Viola, Imogen, Rosaline, Adriana.

    Good luck!

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    So we decided to play nice with each other and narrow down the list:

    FIRST OR MIDDLE NAMES:
    Aviana, Alayna, Alexandra, Amelia, Anastasia, Arabella, Caroline, Charlotte, Davina, Evangeline, Jesimae, Juliana, Juliette, Leilani, Melanie, Nataliya, Novella, Penelope, Persephone, Rebekah, Raelynn, Serenity, Sascha, Tessalynn, Vanessa, Victoria

    MIDDLE NAMES ONLY:
    Brooke, Delaney, Faith, Fiona, Grace, Hazelle, Hope, Jade, Joy, Mae, Nicolette, Paige, Rae, Sophia, Saige, Zella, Zoey

    @gmr2broadway Giving in to her would be using Delilah. That’s what she does. My sister gave in and used Carter(A name she had her heart on since she was about five.) And now we have two 3 year old Carters. My SIL thinks its cute to have them dress alike(Seriously she calls every time she knows my sister will be somewhere with her kids just to make sure they match.) If I didn’t have family members named Genevieve, Danielle, Bianca and Adriana they would absolutely be on our list. And I really don’t know where Tessalynn, Delaney and Zoey came from, I normally don’t even like them.


    embra
    Participant

    From your shorter list, my favorites are Alexandra, Caroline, Charlotte, Juliana, Juliette, Nataliya (although I prefer the Natalia spelling), Penelope, and Victoria. For middle names, I like Grace, Jade, Joy, Mae, Paige, Saige, Zella, and Zoey (although I prefer the Zoe spelling). I love the name Fiona, but think 3 syllables is cumbersome between long first and last names. Also, I don’t love Jesimae, but I think Jasmine is pretty, and is a Disney “princess” too. A few combinations that might be cute:
    Penelope Saige
    Caroline Joy
    Charlotte Zoey or Zella
    Victoria Mae (Vicki Mae?)
    Nataliya Grace
    Alexandra Jade (Lexi is a cute nn I think)
    Juliana or Juliette Paige

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I think Juliana would be a good pick that you both seem to like fairly well.
    I think Caroline and Charlotte are great too.
    I like Juliana Hope, Caroline Paige or Charlotte Sophia.

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    Just a few combos we have considered:

    Aviana Grace Khalski(Anyone know any good NN?)
    Alayna Mae Khalski(Ally Mae.)
    Alexandra Delaney Khalski(Alex, Ally, or Lexi?)
    Amelia Faith Khalski(Lia.)
    Anastasia Mae Khalski(Ana Mae. Nik really likes this.)
    Arabella Nicolette Khalski(Ari. I’m not sure Nicolette is going to be on the list for too much longer.)
    Caroline Rae Khalski(Cary?)
    Charlotte Evangeline Khalski(Charlie.)
    Davina Jesimae Khalski(DJ? Jesi? Nik really likes Davina but I’m having a hard time finding a good combo.)
    Evangeline Zella Khalski(Nik’s not a fan.)
    Jesimae Brooke Khalski(I don’t know if Jesimae will age well.)
    Juliana Faith Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Juliette Paige Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Leilani Aviana Khalski(Leila?)
    Melanie Sophia Khalski(Mel.)
    Nataliya Juliette Khalski(I’m not sure.)
    Novella Rae Khalski(Would Nova work as a good NN?)
    Penelope Hope Khalski(Penny.)
    Persephone Saige Khalski(Penny? I really don’t know.)
    Rebekah Caroline Khalski(Bex, Becky or Becca?)
    Raelynn Faith Khalski(Rae.)
    Serenity Jade Khalski(Ren?)
    Sascha Rae Khalski(I don’t think anyone would spell this right.)
    Tessalynn Jesimae Khalski(TJ? Tess?)
    Vanessa Hazelle Khalski(Van?)
    Victoria Zoey Khalski(Vicki, or Tori.)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I love Charlotte Evangeline, Juliana Faith and Rebekah Caroline.


    embra
    Participant

    I like these the best:
    Juliana Faith Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Juliette Paige Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Rebekah Caroline Khalski(Bex, Becky or Becca?)
    Penelope Hope Khalski(Penny.)

    I think Novella is far more a normal word than a name. You have so many other nice names on the list; I think I’d give that one a miss.


    marhogjo
    Participant

    I love Anastasia Mae and your first name choices of Amelia, Alexandra, or Charlotte.

    In full disclosure my daughter is Charlotte and baby number 2 is on track to be Alexandria, so I’m not completely impartial.

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    We narrowed the list a bit more and played around with some combos. Still not sure about some of them though:

    FIRST OR MIDDLE NAMES:
    Alayna, Alexandra, Amelia, Anastasia, Caroline, Charlotte, Davina, Juliana, Juliette, Leilani, Penelope, Rebekah, Serenity, Victoria

    MIDDLE NAMES ONLY:
    Delaney, Faith, Grace, Hope, Jade, Mae, Paige, Rae, Saige, Zella

    Alexandra Grace Khalski(Alex, Ally, or Lexi?)
    Caroline Paige Khalski(Cary?)
    Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae.)
    Davina Jade Khalski(DJ.)
    Juliana Delaney Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Juliette Grace Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Leilani Zella Khalski(Leila?)
    Penelope Saige Khalski(Penny.)
    Victoria Mae Khalski(Vicki, or Tori.)

    I think we are both liking these combos:

    Alayna Mae Khalski(Ally Mae.)
    Amelia Faith Khalski(Lia.)
    Anastasia Mae Khalski(Ana Mae.)
    Rebekah Caroline Khalski(Bex, Becky or Becca?)
    Serenity Jade Khalski(Ren?)


    embra
    Participant

    Of these, I like:
    Alexandra Grace Khalski(Alex, Ally, or Lexi?)
    Caroline Paige Khalski(Cary?)
    Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae.)
    Juliette Grace Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Penelope Saige Khalski(Penny.)
    Victoria Mae Khalski(Vicki, or Tori.)
    Amelia Faith Khalski(Lia.)
    Rebekah Caroline Khalski(Bex, Becky or Becca?)

    Of the ones you both like, I like Rebekah Caroline best. Of the first bunch, I like Juliette Grace, Caroline Paige, or Victoria Mae best.

    SarahJane
    SarahJane
    Participant

    I’m really just procrastinating finishing my Christmas list, But I did get Nik to think about some combos while he painted the nursery today. I think we have our top ten but I’m not sure on a couple of them:

    Alayna Mae Khalski(Ally Mae.)
    Amelia Faith Khalski(Lia.)
    Anastasia Mae Khalski(Ana Mae.)
    Rebekah Caroline Khalski(Bex, Becky or Becca?)
    Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae.)
    Davina Jade Khalski(DJ.)
    Juliana Faith Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Caroline Davina Khalski(Cary?)
    Juliette Grace Khalski(Jules, or Julie.)
    Penelope Saige Khalski(Penny.)


    bjsbowman
    Participant

    I love Charlotte! Unfortunately, I had a friend “steal” this one from me. We were going to use Charlie or Lottie as NN.
    I love

    Charlotte Snow
    Charlotte Ella
    Charlotte Grace
    Charlotte Faith
    Charlotte Rae

    I think it’s princess-y and sophisticated

    shaye
    shaye
    Participant

    Anastasia
    Viola
    Lucy
    Eloise
    Cecily
    Alora
    Maisie
    Ariel
    Emilia
    Clara
    Darla
    Daphne
    Heidi
    Giselle
    Ophelia
    Jasmine
    Laura
    Mya
    Natalia
    Symone
    Sylvia
    Phoebe
    Sadie
    Valerie
    Vivian

    promise
    promise
    Participant

    Another great nickname for Penelope is Lola!

    promise
    promise
    Participant

    And Carly as a nn for Caroline


    JViti
    Participant

    I have 2 name thieves in the family. Both have stolen the names I like. I still used my son Anthony’s name.

    Here are some other names for you to consider

    Alexiana (she’ll be the ONLY one I’m sure)
    Kaelyn
    Ashlyn
    Mariah
    Bryanne (prn either Bree-anne or Bry-anne)
    Cameron
    Hailey
    Liana
    Britney
    Madelyn
    Madeline
    Angela
    Kellie
    Lacey
    Brooklyn
    Tatiana
    Callie
    Adalyn
    Aliannay
    Aaliyah
    Alexia
    Kylie
    Jennifer (only throwing it in cuz its my name lol)
    Cheyenne
    Cheyanne
    Desiree
    Karissa
    Lily
    Lilyanne
    Laurel


    momof2alike
    Participant

    I actually know a Raelynn and it was one of my choices. She is one of the sweetest, most well-behaved toddlers I’ve ever known and I love the name.

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