I think Aveah and Zavia might have some pronunciation issues. Azalea is the pick for me. I would avoid North because of the Kanye/Kardashian reference. River and Jasper are my picks from your boy’s list.
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Bryony - a “green” name for your list. It’s a type of vine and was a popular name for girls in the Victorian era when floral names were a popular trend for girls.
Brynja – “brin ya” a cool Nordic name.
Calandra – a type of lark native to the Mediterranean.
Iris (or any of the other million flower names for girls)
Put Elena with Catherine. Catherine Elena.
From your revised list, I like Lillian Charlotte the best. Here are some other suggestions:
Lillian Mireille (meer AY)
Save Hermione for the middle name spot. Your future daughter will thank you. I’m with everyone else on the “it looks like you’re a fan girl” train.
Lavinia Estelle is my clear favorite from your list. You could always look up the popularity of Violet for the state in which you live and see if it ranks higher or lower in your state (as opposed to the national ranking of 89 – with only 0.1692% of all babies named Violet in 2012. That’s less than 0.2%!) Have you considered Eleanor Josephine nicknamed Ella or Ella Jo?
I think most of the names on your list are pretty common trendy names for right now. Some of your girl names are also trendy boy names (Avery, Sawyer, and Reese) and Ainsley is a masculine/surname that is a trendy name for girls these days. Grayson (and it’s spelling variants) is common for both genders these days and Ryder, Logan, and Brody are all passing trends with boy names. Whatever you pick will fit right in.
Personally, I think Elizabeth June and Josiah Graham are the clear stand outs on your list. I like the variety of nicknames for both of those and how they don’t sound like dated trends. They’re classic and they age well. Elizabeth could be Liza, Eliza, Liz, Libby, Betsy, Bess, Ella, Ellie, Beth, Lily, or any of the bazillion nicknames for Elizabeth out there. Josiah could be Joe or Joss or Sy. It’s easy for me to pick a favorite here! Best of luck!
Congratulations! Your list is wonderful! I love your taste in names! Best of luck! I hope you have a healthy, boring, and uneventful pregnancy!
Anastasia Juliet, Victoria Evangeline, and Charlotte Mae are wonderful! They are the clear stand-outs on the list for me!
From your list, I love Penelope, Charlotte, Evangeline, Emmeline, Anastasia, and Arabella. I like Annabelle spelled like that or like Annabel.
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Gabriella (Brielle would be a cute nickname option)
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!
I think the two most common spellings are Lindsay and Lindsey. Most people I know with those spellings basically say “Lindsay with an A” or “Lindsey with an E” every time they give their name. There are a whole host of other spellings in use out there, but I think those are the top two.
I wouldn’t call Shelly and Shelby exactly common, but they are rather generic. I don’t find either of them particularly attractive names (that’s just my personal taste). Shelby first spiked in popularity in the 1940s and because of that, it sounds like a name dated to the 40s (to me). It could give the impression of having an “old lady name” (which is not necessarily a bad thing – I tend to like a number of “old lady names”). Shelly peaked in the 60s and 70s, so that is also rather dated, but to a generation older than you. It’s a nickname for Michelle, which has remained steadily popular since the 50s. You could always consider going with Michelle, nicknamed Shelly.
If you want something more “common” you could always go with a classic and timeless English name. For versatility, you could choose one that offers a variety of nicknames. Someone named Catherine, Alexandra, or Elizabeth could be anyone of any age, race, occupation, or social group.
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Your husband has great taste! Nice list!
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!
I think either of the title or the word “barren,” neither of which leave a good taste in my mouth. If you’re going to use the title Baron as a name, I would spell it correctly. It will make your child’s life easier, and he’ll thank you for it when he’s old enough. Life’s hard enough.
Lindsay is a pretty dated name in most English speaking countries, which could work for you, as it would be typical of someone your age. The major drawback I see with Lindsay is that there are several spellings of it that are popular, and thus, most people named Lindsay end up having to spell their name for people on a regular basis. Also, the spelling of Lindsay might not end in an -ie, but it ends in the same sound, which your original post says you don’t like. It is very similar in style and sound to other popular names from the early 90s, like Ashley, Stephanie, Kelsey, Courtney, Chelsea, Sydney, et al. I think it blends in with those names rather well.
I realize this might be a random suggestion, but Violet came to mind as a possible name to consider. I think it fits your criteria: it doesn’t end in an -ie or -a; it isn’t common, but is well known and can be spelled correctly by those just meeting you, and has a sound that is distinctive from most other common names (unlike Lindsay).
I think Emily Rose is a great choice!
Grant is a great underused classic!
Of those two choices, I prefer Lillian. Although, you really can’t go wrong with Lily by itself.