2 weeks away... still undecided! Input, please

[name]Hi[/name] Berries! Having baby #3 in 2 weeks, and still haven’t fallen in love with a name.

If it’s a girl, I want something fun, fresh, and modern. I like androgynous names, or names that have been ‘stolen’ from the boys’ side… here are some examples of what I like (but for various reasons, none of these are The [name]One[/name]!)…


Any other ideas, Berries? PS: I plan on giving her a very feminine middle name, to balance out the first name.

Thank you!!!

Emerson, Cassidy, Spencer, Harley, Reese and Dylan sound like names you might like.

Emerson Rosalie
Emerson Carys
Emerson Livia
Emerson Pearl
Emerson Tessa
Emerson Agnes

Cassidy Annabel
Cassidy Willow
Cassidy Emmeline
Cassidy Hope
Cassidy Mariah
Cassidy Ruth

Spencer Evelyn
Spencer Miranda
Spencer Corinne
Spencer Fiona
Spencer Ivy
Spencer Lucia

Dylan Faith
Dylan Iris
Dylan Orla
Dylan Clara
Dylan Eva
Dylan Maeve

Harley Vienna
Harley Stella
Harley Elena
Harley Genevieve
Harley Monica
Harley Tabitha

Reese Penelope
Reese Carina
Reese Fiona
Reese Aria
Reese Estelle
Reese Josephine

I think it would be a good idea to use a girly name with a boyish nickname.

Antonia “Toni”
Charlotte “Charlie”
Theodora “Teddi”
Samara/Samantha “Sam”
Bernadette “Bernie”
Michaela “Micki”
Georgia/Georgina/Georgiana “Georgie”
Jacqueline “Jackie”
Lenore/Eleanor “Lenny”
Leonora/Leona/Leonie “Leo”
Josephine “Jo”

[name]How[/name] about [name]Rowan[/name]

My favourites from your list are: [name]Quinn[/name], [name]Avery[/name] and [name]Sidney[/name]. I also think that the idea of [name]Ryan[/name] on a girl is fairly appealing.

Here are a few more ideas for you:

I also love the pp’s suggestion of [name]Rowan[/name], which is one of my personal favourites, and one which I can never decide if I like better for boys or girls.

[name]Arden[/name] is one my favorite boys name for a girl.

From your list my absolutely favorite is [name]Avery[/name]. I think it’s beautiful and fun, feminine but not girly. What about [name]Emery[/name], [name]Ellery[/name]?
I also like [name]Quinn[/name], with it’s quirkiness.

[name]Sydney[/name] is pretty common where I live, and while I don’t dislike it, it’s always felt to close to [name]Cindy[/name] to me. What about [name]Landry[/name]?
Sorry, but I don’t like [name]Chandler[/name] at all.
I actually know a woman named [name]Ryan[/name], but I think I prefer it as a nn for something else. Like [name]Renata[/name] nn [name]Ryan[/name]
What about [name]Rowan[/name], [name]Reese[/name]?
I’d prefer something like [name]Dara[/name] or [name]Danica[/name] to [name]Drew[/name]

A few name suggests paired w/more feminine middle names.

[name]Adair[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Afton[/name] [name]Mirabel[/name]
[name]Darby[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Phelan[/name] [name]Alexa[/name] ([name]Fay[/name]-lan)
[name]Emery[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name]
[name]Greer[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Gaynor[/name] [name]Morwenna[/name]
[name]Hadley[/name] [name]Michaela[/name]
[name]Hollis[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Mercer[/name] [name]Elyse[/name]
[name]Peyton[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Quincy[/name] [name]Angelica[/name]
[name]Bergen[/name] [name]Dorothea[/name]

My personal favorite is [name]Greer[/name] [name]Sophia[/name].

Personally, I don’t think you can decide, because they are so masculine. I love some of the suggestions given that are more unisex and not totally male. The ones I like are:


Those don’t feel “fresh” in any way, shape, or form, honestly. The whole trend is stale and bland. I agree that giving her a feminine first name with a “unisex” nickname would serve her better in the long run.

[name]Sidney[/name], [name]Quinn[/name], and [name]Avery[/name] work the best too me. The seem familiar enough on girls that people won’t be shocked by her gender. I have met probably 6 Chandlers all in elementary school. I love Friends as much as the next person but I’m really sick of the name. What about [name]Indigo[/name]? It feels fresh and modern without being too gender oriented. I love the suggestion of [name]Rowan[/name] as well.

[name]Male[/name] or unisex name ideas:


I like [name]Emerson[/name], [name]Andy[/name] or [name]Andie[/name], and [name]Ryan[/name] as girls names.


Thanks for the ideas, everyone. Please keep them coming, if you feel inspired.

[name]Bellamy[/name] is the only new one I can think of.

[name]Sage[/name] or [name]Blythe[/name] come to mind. [name]Sage[/name] is more common for boys in my area, but I have met a baby girl [name]Sage[/name] before and she was precious. [name]Blythe[/name] is commonly a girls name, but it has a more unisex/masculine feel in my opinion and has a lovely meaning of happy, carefree.

I like the suggestion of [name]Greer[/name] [name]Sophia[/name].
I also knew a [name]Sage[/name]…a law student, a bit dreamy but top of her (college) class, so intelligent.
Also like the suggestions of [name]Rowan[/name] and [name]Avery[/name]. I think of those names as being feminine because I first heard them being used for female characters in books. [name]Avery[/name] is the name of a beautiful girl in a short story (White [name]Magic[/name]) by L.M. [name]Montgomery[/name], so it was being used a female name a century ago.
What about:
[name]Aubrey[/name] (I love [name]Aubrey[/name] Beardsley’s work)
[name]Reese[/name] ([name]Rhys[/name])

I hope you opt for a name that’s unisex and not strictly male - less confusing!