A little sister for Leon, which name?


Our son [name_m]Leon[/name_m] get’s a little sister and we have a shortlist of names. Which one do you prefer that fits best with [name_m]Leon[/name_m]. We prefer classy, timeless, french and good match with [name_m]Leon[/name_m].


I would not use a name with the same initial for a number of reasons. As far as I can tell Estée is not [name_m]French[/name_m] and is very much tied to the Estée Lauder makeup brand. I believe it’s just a faux [name_m]French[/name_m] diminutive of [name_f]Esther[/name_f]. I don’t think [name_f]Marilou[/name_f] fits because, at least in the US, it has country bumpkin connotations.

That leaves [name_f]Juliette[/name_f], [name_f]Julia[/name_f], Céleste, and [name_f]Anna[/name_f], which I think are all good choices, but my vote goes for [name_f]Julia[/name_f].

[name_f]Anna[/name_f] and [name_f]Julia[/name_f] are my favorites for you.

Note: The name will be used in The Netherlands / Belgium

I prefer [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] with [name_m]Leon[/name_m].

I’m loving [name_m]Leon[/name_m] and [name_f]Marilou[/name_f]. So sweet. I find both names youthful but sophisticated. Perfection!

I’m in love with [name_f]Marilou[/name_f] as well. You can’t go wrong with any of the names you currently have. I think they go well with [name_m]Leon[/name_m].

However, [name_f]Lily[/name_f] and [name_m]Leon[/name_m] may be a bit of a mouth full?

Céleste is a lovely, traditional [name_m]French[/name_m] name and could give you Estée as a nickname if you like.

I also love [name_f]Esther[/name_f] nn Estée, or just Estée on its own. I know a little Estée (Swiss [name_m]French[/name_m]) and it wears well, despite the Estée Lauder connection.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] them all! Particularly Estée, [name_f]Lucie[/name_f], and [name_f]Julia[/name_f]!

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I really like [name_m]Leon[/name_m] and I think [name_f]Julia[/name_f], Céleste and [name_f]Marilou[/name_f] fit best from your list. I do believe that [name_f]Julia[/name_f] is very popular. I don’t know how important that is to you.
Some other suggestions:

Als Nederlandse website gebruik ik vaak babybytes maar Nameberry is veel fijner :slight_smile:

[name_f]Celeste[/name_f] is beautiful and not as common as some of the other options it would pair very nicely with [name_m]Leon[/name_m]

[name_f]Celeste[/name_f] and [name_f]Lucie[/name_f] are my favorites!

[name_f]Anna[/name_f] and [name_f]Julia[/name_f] are my favourites, especially considering the names will be used in the Netherlands/Belgium. I like [name_f]Lucie[/name_f] as well but personally I would not like another ‘L’ name (so also excluding [name_f]Lily[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilou[/name_f]).

My favorites from your list are the sweet, feminine [name_f]Lucie[/name_f] and strong, classic [name_f]Julia[/name_f]. One quick recommendation: The bright, gorgeous [name_f]Adele[/name_f] would seem to fit your criteria. [name_f]Celine[/name_f] and [name_f]Fleur[/name_f] also pop to mind.

Assuming they translate equally well, I would go for [name_f]Julia[/name_f], [name_f]Celeste[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f] or [name_f]Juliette[/name_f].

[name_f]Lucie[/name_f] /Lily and [name_m]Leon[/name_m] are too cute for me - sound like a hipster hairdresser name. I think [name_m]Leon[/name_m] is strong, mysterious and handsome so the sister’s needs to be equally confident.

Definitely [name_f]Celeste[/name_f] with [name_m]Leon[/name_m].

Céleste goes wonderfully with [name_m]Leon[/name_m].

My favourite for you is Céleste, I think. Also loving [name_f]Lucie[/name_f] and [name_f]Anna[/name_f] with [name_m]Leon[/name_m].

Thank you all, currently there are two names remaining:

[name_m]Leon[/name_m] and [name_f]Julia[/name_f]
[name_m]Leon[/name_m] and [name_f]Juliette[/name_f]

It’s a hard choice… help! :slight_smile:

I think Estée or [name_f]Juliette[/name_f]