I definitely agree about picking something short! Luckily, long, frilly names don’t appeal to us, so we won’t be tempted to stray from our (unintentional) pattern. Part of me thinks we should pick another two syllable name so #5 wouldn’t be the only sister without a two syllable name. And part of me also wants to pick a four letter name so Miss [name]Cora[/name] isn’t the only one without a five letter name. I also worry about choosing another name with an L, again making [name]Cora[/name] the odd-girl-out. But then I realize that I’m over thinking it… I try to remind myself that we’re naming individuals and that their names will only be lumped together on [name]Christmas[/name] cards (and a few other places).
@mrs_anton_yelchin1990 - Thank you for the suggestions! I love [name]Hazel[/name] and [name]Mabel[/name], but I don’t like that they share an ending with [name]Sybil[/name]. I adore [name]Jane[/name], but then I start to worry that it is only one syllable. But points for being 4 letters! I also love [name]Alice[/name], but it looks too similar to [name]Olive[/name] for my taste. [name]Greta[/name] is great, and something I’ve never considered before. [name]Rose[/name] is beautiful, but maybe a little too light?
@dame - Thanks! I love [name]Daphne[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] (one of our top choices for [name]Olive[/name]!).
@averelladavina - Thank you! I absolutely love [name]Mary[/name]! Plus, it’s two syllables and four letters! Definitely a great option, but as I think about it, I remember that it does have the Downton [name]Abbey[/name] connection. I love the show, but am iffy about having three daughters share names with main characters. Ooh, [name]Beth[/name] is beautiful and so sweet! We considered [name]Edith[/name] for [name]Olive[/name], but scratched it off the list because of Downton [name]Abbey[/name]. [name]Elise[/name] is lovely as well!
@peacebird10 - Thanks! I love [name]Violet[/name], but it’s become too popular for my taste. I adore [name]Estelle[/name]! It’s going on the list!
@southernbeauty - [name]Ivy[/name] is adorable, but unusable for us because of the [name]Ivy[/name] League. [name]Bridget[/name] is great, and unexpected! Thanks!
@emmabobemma - Thank you! My husband and I will keep that in mind! As for names, I love [name]June[/name]! [name]Vera[/name] is beautiful, and again I find myself loving [name]Mabel[/name] - I can’t decide if it’s too similar to [name]Sybil[/name]. Ooh I absolutely adore [name]Blythe[/name]! Thanks again!
@ashthedreamer - I’m glad you like [name]Hugo[/name] and [name]Frederick[/name]. We’ve had plenty of time to think about boy’s names! Ha! Yes, I’m afraid [name]Edith[/name] is a little too Downton for us to use. I still love it, but when we considered if for [name]Olive[/name] I hadn’t seen the show. Now that I’ve caught up, and become rather obsessed, I just don’t think I could do it. Also, [name]Edith[/name] doesn’t seem to have the best luck… I love [name]Flora[/name], but it’s far too similar to [name]Cora[/name]. Again, I love [name]Alice[/name], but I don’t like [name]Olive[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] together. [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Nell[/name]! I’m not sure about a full name, though. Thanks!
@lorijohnson - Good to “see” you again, too! [name]How[/name] are you? I adore Emse and [name]Maude[/name] (as you may remember). But I’m absolutely crushing on [name]Gwen[/name]! I love it! Thank you!
@katemp91 - I love [name]Clare[/name] (and [name]Clara[/name]) and [name]Mae[/name]. Thanks!
@pardalote - Thank you! I adore [name]Margot[/name], but it’s a close friend’s name so we sadly can’t use it.