#1 is Emerson...What If #2's a Girl?

We have a two year old daughter named [name]Emerson[/name]. We are expecting in a few weeks and haven’t agreed on a girl’s name (we didn’t find out the baby’s sex). The possibilities, so far, are [name]Elsa[/name], [name]Arden[/name], & [name]Quincy[/name].

The requirements are:

  1. A name you can instantly pronounce when seeing it
  2. [name]One[/name] that has at least one nickname possibility ([name]Emerson[/name] is also [name]Em[/name], [name]Emie[/name], Ems, etc)
  3. A strong name (one that would work as well for a doctor or president as it would for a teacher or artist)

Thanks everyone!!!

I like [name]Elsa[/name] a lot, but it is vastly different in style from [name]Emerson[/name]. I would either go with [name]Arden[/name] or [name]Quincy[/name]. More ideas:

[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Afton[/name] nn [name]Affie[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Bellamy[/name] nn [name]Bell[/name], [name]Amy[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & Carington nn [name]Carrie[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & Darlington, nn [name]Darly[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Delaney[/name] nn [name]Laney[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Ellen[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name] or [name]Nell[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Jocelyn[/name] nn [name]Joss[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & Lexington nn [name]Lexie[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Madigan[/name] nn [name]Maddie[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Romilly[/name] nn [name]Romy[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] & [name]Sheridan[/name] nn [name]Sheri[/name]

Out of your names listed, I don’t feel like [name]Elsa[/name] matches. I prefer [name]Quinn[/name] over [name]Quincy[/name], so I suppose my favorite out of your names would be [name]Arden[/name]. Have you looked at other unisex names? [name]Harper[/name] or [name]Rowan[/name] would be a good match with [name]Emerson[/name].

[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Arden[/name] sound nice together imo

[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Antonia[/name] ([name]Toni[/name])
[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Theresa[/name] ([name]Tess[/name], [name]Terri[/name], etc…)
[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Sloane[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Ruth[/name] ([name]Rue[/name], [name]Ruthie[/name])
[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Avery[/name] ([name]Ava[/name], [name]Avie[/name])
[name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Eleanor[/name] (these match more than [name]Em[/name] and [name]Elsa[/name] to me, but it might be a little close)

And throwing it out there, I like [name]Emerson[/name] and [name]Gertrude[/name]. I know people have very mixed feelings on that one, but its uber strong and [name]Trudy[/name] is so sweet!

I like the suggestion of [name]Romilly[/name].

[name]How[/name] about:
[name]Deirdre[/name] ([name]DeeDee[/name])

I immediately thought [name]Auden[/name], [name]Aubrey[/name] or [name]Audrey[/name].


I forgot to mention that I really, really dislike one-syllable names. So, [name]Quincy[/name]'s nickname would be [name]Quinn[/name]. Plus, I can’t think of any nickname for [name]Quinn[/name]. I like [name]Harper[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name], but can’t think of any nicknames for either.

Out of the names listed, I would go with [name]Arden[/name]. I actually like [name]Elsa[/name] the best, but it doesn’t quite sound right with [name]Emerson[/name]. I only like [name]Quincy[/name] for a boy.

Here are more ideas. I hope you don’t mind:

[name]Adair[/name] ([name]Addie[/name])
[name]Beverly[/name] ([name]Bev[/name])
Blakesley ([name]Blake[/name])
[name]Bristol[/name] (Bristy)
[name]Britton[/name] ([name]Britt[/name])
[name]Brooklyn[/name] ([name]Brook[/name])
[name]Burgundy[/name] (Burgie, Gundie)
[name]Carmen[/name] ([name]Carma[/name], [name]Carmie[/name])
[name]Cameron[/name] ([name]Cam[/name], [name]Cammie[/name])
Clairvaux ([name]Claire[/name])
Devereux ([name]Dev[/name], Devvie)
[name]Ellery[/name] ([name]Elle[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Ellie[/name])
[name]Evelyn[/name] ([name]Evie[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Lyn[/name])
[name]Everly[/name] ([name]Ever[/name], [name]Evie[/name])
Flannary ([name]Flann[/name], Flannie, [name]Flana[/name])
[name]Gillian[/name] ([name]Gill[/name], [name]Gillie[/name])
[name]Hadley[/name] (Haddie)
[name]Harlow[/name] ([name]Harly[/name])
[name]Holland[/name] ([name]Holly[/name])
Jernigan (Jernie)
[name]Jordan[/name] ([name]Jordie[/name])
Joyner ([name]Joy[/name])
[name]Kimberley[/name] ([name]Kim[/name], [name]Kimmie[/name])
[name]Laramie[/name] ([name]Lara[/name], [name]Mimi[/name])
[name]Leighton[/name] ([name]Leigh[/name])
[name]Marlow[/name] ([name]Marly[/name])
Sadler ([name]Saddie[/name], [name]Sadie[/name])
Sharrow ([name]Sharry[/name])
[name]Starling[/name] ([name]Star[/name])
[name]Waverly[/name] (Wave, Wavie)
[name]Whitney[/name] ([name]Whit[/name])
[name]Willoughby[/name] ([name]Willa[/name], [name]Willow[/name])
[name]Winslow[/name] ([name]Winnie[/name])