I am having a baby girl in a few weeks, and we still dont have a solid name picked out! We are a bit artsy, so we really like [name]Coltrane[/name] (we are into jazz). But since its such a masculine name we would like to have a very feminine middle name to balance it out. But we have no clue what would go with it. I am Spanish, so ideally i would like a feminine Spanish name…but I cant think of any! Any suggestions?

You mean like [name]Coal[/name] Train?

This is just my opinion, but I’d definitely stay away from [name]Coltrane[/name] for a girl, as you can certainly find a more feminine (yet creative and artistic) name for your baby. I could accept [name]Coltrane[/name] for a boy (nn [name]Cole[/name]), but on a girl, well, I can’t see it by any stretch of the imagination. Jarreau (as in [name]Al[/name]) would be more feminine and sounds more appealing to the ear. Would you consider using [name]Coltrane[/name] as a middle name? You could name her [name]Lena[/name] [name]Coltrane[/name] (for [name]Lena[/name] Horne), for example, or perhaps simply save [name]Coltrane[/name] for a boy. Either way, here are some potential names for you (either Spanish, artistic, or musical):

Here are some ideas:






[name]Jazz[/name]-related names (would be great as middle names):

[name]Lena[/name] (great for first name, as well as nn for [name]Elena[/name])

[name]Don[/name]'t worry! You’ll find a name! :slight_smile:

For a girl, I would only use [name]Coltrane[/name] as a middle name. If you look up [name]Coltrane[/name] on the “check out a name” box to the left, you can scroll down to find [name]Jazz[/name] Names such as [name]Lena[/name], [name]Dinah[/name], [name]Bechet[/name], [name]Quincy[/name], [name]Billie[/name], [name]Ella[/name], etc. that will all work for a girl. There are more names on the list plus there is a Musician Names list. I know a couple who named their kids [name]Coleman[/name] and [name]Lena[/name]. Very cute! If you love a male jazz name like [name]Louis[/name] as in [name]Armstrong[/name], you can feminize [name]Louis[/name] and make it [name]Louisa[/name] and call her [name]Lulu[/name]. So cute! My fave musician name for a girl is probably [name]Lena[/name]. For a boy there are a lot more choices including [name]Coltrane[/name].

Great ideas, [name]Susan[/name]. You know, the [name]Jazz[/name] Names list doesn’t appear on my screen when looking at the alphabetical listing of the Hot Lists. [name]Lena[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Etta[/name], [name]Dinah[/name], [name]Bechet[/name], etc., combined with any of the Spanish names above would sound beautiful.

I know, the [name]Jazz[/name] Names list isn’t on the hot lists. You have to look up a jazzy name on “check out a name” in order to find the list. Scroll down and you will find it.

[name]Nina[/name] or [name]Simone[/name]?