I still like Lindsay best! Nora and Isabel are both nice, too.
Maybe Clara, Sandra, Gabrielle, Abigail, or Hannah?
Most people will pronounce Lindsay right. They might misspell it as Lindsey, but both are pretty common spellings. In the US, it was pretty popular around when you were born, and for a few years before that, but it is less common for new babies these days. In Australia, it peaked in popularity earlier than in the US, but was still pretty common for girls your age. And the Lindsay spelling is more common there. I definitely think people will have heard the name, it won’t be too uncommon or outdated. I still think Lindsay would be a pretty good option for you, if you like it.
I looked for names with a similar meaning and didn’t really find anything. But these ones have water-related meanings. They might not be what you’re looking for, but they might give you some ideas:
Adrianne – Of the Adriatic sea
Marina – Of the sea
Merilyn/Marilyn – Bright as the sea
Morgan – Bright sea
Or these are some water-related names:
If you like Lindsay, I’d say go for it! It’s pretty and simple, and since it will be what you’re called, it has to be something you love!
What characters is your name written with in Chinese? Maybe you could find an English name with a meaning similar to Xiaoxiao.
It’s definitely still a title people in the US are familiar with. And yeah, I though of the idea of being barren, too. Even if not a barren woman, there’s the idea of a barren wasteland. Barren means like, dead, dry, deserted. So I personally wouldn’t use it, way too many connotations attached to it. It doesn’t sound like a name to me. Sorry.
What about names like:
Glad to hear your husband’s doing well! Hope he’s still doing alright!
Elijah – Never been a fan, but I see the appeal. It’s nice and classic, and I do kind of like the nickname Eli.
Daniel – Love it, it’s just such a great, simple name. CLassic, handsome, works great on all ages.
Joshua – I like it, though it seems like its gone down in popularity in the last 20 years? I know a TON my age, but haven’t heard of many younger…
Christian – Ugh, I like the name, but I just think it’s mean to name your child after a religion….
Eliana – Pretty, simple, modern. Could be quite nice.
Evangeline – I know I always say this, but I’ve never liked it. I just think it sounds tacky, like you’re trying too hard to give your daughter some overwhelmingly girly and angelic name. And like Christian, wayyyyy too religion-y. I know a lot of people on here like it a lot, so I always feel bad being honest about it, but I really can’t stand it…
Christine – I really like Christine! I grew up with a lot of Christinas, but Christine is so much prettier in my mind, and I think it ages really well too.
Julia – Love it! Simple, pretty, classic, sounds good with a lot of middle names and sibling names.
I have never met a person names Reid who wasn’t a truly awful and immature person, so I am personally very biased against the name. But I’m also not really a fan of it sounding like an actual, common word (read). I do think the style kind of works with Arthur and Damian, though, as those two names are rather different from one another too – Arthur’s more classic, while Damian fits today’s trends – and yet actually sound really good together. I feel like a name like Reid is sort of inbetween that modern and classic feel, so as a set all together, they do sound pretty good.
Lucan – Seems out of place with your other boys names. I agree with the suggestions of Lucian or Luca/Lucas, or maybe Lorcan or Logan? Lucan just sounds odd to me…
Arthur – I’m not a huge fan, I think of either the aardvark, or like, an old British man. Doesn’t fit a child to me…
William – Love! Especially with a nickname, I think a little Will or Liam would begreat with Charlie!
Leo (possibly Leopold?) – I like Leo as a nickname, not crazy about Leopold. I’ve always though Leopold sounded really stuck-up. What about Leonard or Leonardo?
Ottilie (nn Tillie) – Pretty, but maybe a little too odd for my taste.
Elodie – Pretty, and I think it would sound nice with Charles/Charlie. What about Melody, Elaina, Eliana, Eliza, or Elora?
Tessa – It’s okay as a nickname for Theresa, but alone it seems too nickname-y. Since you have the handsome Charles with a great nickname already, a nickname-y type like this feels sort of off to me…
Cara – I like Cara a lot, and I think it’s dissimilar enough to Charles that it would be okay. Though I’d be hesitant about another C name, too. You could spell it Kara?
Jake – Too many. I’m sure most of them are short for Jacob, though, but I do know one who’s just Jake…
Ross – 1
Calvin – 0
William – at least 4
Bernard – 0
Barbara – 1
Rachel – at least 3
Eleanor – 0
May – 0
Lucy – 1
I’m not a fan. I understand the appeal these days, but I always think it sounds too much like “grody.” Plus, “Bro” is such a common term for people these days, like “dude” or “man,” and I cannot read or hear Brody without hearing just the Bro part. I like the similar Brady a lot more…
TheWishingStarParticipant10 months, 4 weeks ago
I have a good friend whose full name is Eliza. I call her Eli, pronounced like Ellie, and her husband calls her Liza. So, I think it works pretty well as a full name. Though personally, I prefer Elizabeth, just because it’s longer and a bit classier. And I know people ALWAYS assume my friend’s name is short for Elizabeth. Eliza on it’s own is spunkier and a bit unusual, but I don’t really see it as different from Elizabeth, and if you’re not using Elizabeth because it’s already a family name, Eliza doesn’t really seem any better to me…
As for Eliza Evangeline, I’m not a fan. I don’t usually like alliterating names much, they sound like superheroes. And Eliza and Evangeline both have sort of harsher consonant sounds, like z, v, and g, not to mention the Ls, and that just makes the two of them sound very similar. I also can never hear Evangeline without hearing “evil angel,” and also “evangelist,” so I’m not a fan of the name in general… I know you like it though, but I personally would opt for a first name that didn’t sound so similar to it.
TheWishingStarParticipant10 months, 4 weeks ago
Zera – Go here: http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning-search.html
I’m not sure how to get there from the main page, but if you search any name, the option to do a meaning search pops up at the top. There might be a way to get there from the homepage too…
Henry and Leon.
And Avery, though the more I say that, the less sure I am of whether it’s two syllables or three….
I love Juliet!
while I appreciate the French spelling, if you’re going to have the Romeo and Juliet association, you really might as well spell it right. Juliet just looks so much nicer to me, too. I don’t really mind the Romeo and Juliet thing. Like, no, Juliet is not a character I admire a whole lot, but I love Shakespeare, I love Shakespearean names, and in general, those names are pretty respectable and classy.
Laurie if it’s the full name.
Brian or Bryan?
I think I’m having the same issue as Lilybell was last week. Certain threads think I’m not logged in, no matter how many times I login. Like, I can reply to this thread right now just fine, but there are a couple in the Baby Names Advice board that if I enter them, it just shows the “Login to reply” button, which takes me to the login page, which, after I log in, sends me back to the thread, but it still has the “Login to reply” button instead of a reply box. It’s only certain threads, though, and it seems like, in the past, when someone else replies to it, it resets itself and I can reply to it the next day or whatever. Not sure what the issue is, but it’s kinda weird…
I agree, I like Kaiya a lot better than Raven, but I’d much prefer Kaia or Kaya. Kaiya just seems unnecessarily long. Raven is nice, but embra pointed out, people associate it with dark hair and dark people. It’s the type of name female villains in really cheesy fantasy movies have. I like the name Raven – I grew up watching That’s So Raven – but I dunno, I just think it brings up that dark image for a lot of people, and that’s not something I would want to place on my child.
What about Kaiya/Kaya Marie or Kaiya Raven? Mix hem up a little bit? I’ve never really liked the name Rayne. It’s a misspelling of a pretty common word, and naming your kid after weather seems weird to me… Marie is a classic, simple middle name that sounds good with a lot of first names. You could also try Maria, Mary, Marianna, etc…
Claire, Clare, Clair?
Still Tristan. Both names have meaning to you guys, which is great, but I think the Tristan meaning will be more obvious to more people, plus it’s just so much more usable….
But I think you two should come to an agreement. If you don’t both love both names, maybe you should look for a third name you both adore instead of trying to pick the better one.
I have friends named Ayana and Ayaka. Neither go by Aya, but they could work? Ayaka’s a Japanese name, but it’s simple enough to pronounce that it’s not really a problem in English….
I think Aya works well on it’s own, though, not really necessary to make it longer if you already like it…
I really like Kinley, not a huge fan of Sienna on it’s own, but together, I think they work okay.
Sienna I don’t like because it’s not just the Italian for the color, it’s used as a color name in English too. Like, in a standard set of 24 crayons, there’s always a “Burnt Sienna.” So to me, it’s kinda no better than naming your kid Blue or Violet. It happens, but I don’t like it much….
As a middle name I think it’s okay. Just not really my favorite..
If you like “Kinsi,” you could just go with Kinsey, Kinzee, Kinsie, Kenzey, Kensie, etc… I like Kinley a LOT better, though, it’s more unique.