A Sister for Iris & Janie

Hey Nameberries. I”ve lurked here for a while and am finally in need of your great name advice. My husband and I have two daughters, [name]Iris[/name] [name]Leona[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] “[name]Janie[/name]” [name]Wilhelmina[/name]. For our girls we picked names that have a bit of a vintage feel, that went well with our longer last name (four syllables, starts with M) and that aren”t popular but aren”t unheard of. [name]Leona[/name] and [name]Wilhelmina[/name] were dh/my grandmother”s names. We”re expecting our third girl and we are sort of at a loss for names. Nothing feels like “it” yet. We want something with the same qualities we liked in [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Jane[/name]”s names. Possible middles are [name]Cecelia[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name] (both family names) though we’re willing to use something else if necessary. Also, while we aren”t set on sticking with a four letter theme, it would be a plus.

A few names we”ve considered:

Thanks in advance for any and all advice!
[name]Andrea[/name], [name]Jay[/name] & the girls

[name]Iris[/name] [name]Leona[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] [name]Wilhelmina[/name] are so gorgeous! I love them! :slight_smile:

Anyway. From your list, I really like [name]Alice[/name], [name]Helen[/name], and [name]Beatrice[/name]. [name]Dora[/name] = the [name]Explorer[/name] and [name]Aria[/name] is not nearly as classic as [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Jane[/name]-- I’d even call it trendy. [name]How[/name] about:

[name]Eleanor[/name] ([name]Nell[/name], [name]Nora[/name])

From your list, I really like [name]Alice[/name], [name]Helen[/name], and [name]Beatrice[/name]/[name]Bea[/name]. The nickname [name]Nell[/name] would work really well for [name]Helen[/name]!
Hmmm, here are some ideas!

[name]Kate[/name] (for [name]Catherine[/name]?)
[name]Lillian[/name] nn [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Beth[/name]?
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] nn [name]Gia[/name]?
[name]Susannah[/name] nn [name]Susie[/name]/[name]Suzy[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] nn [name]Mia[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] that helps!

I think that [name]Dora[/name] is a cute name but one of my friends is a 50 year old [name]Dora[/name]. She is extemely clever and thoughtful and absolutley hates [name]Dora[/name]. I knew her for 10 years before I even knew it was her actual first name (she always uses another). When I sat down to post I tried to think of an older person that [name]Dora[/name] could suit I could only see it on the very young and the very old.

I haven’t been exposed to children much, perhap a couple of “[name]Dora[/name] the [name]Explorer[/name]” DVD’s could cure me!

The vintage feel of [name]Dora[/name] is nice with [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Janie[/name].

I think that [name]Dora[/name] and [name]Helen[/name] fit perfectly with [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Janie[/name]!

Some other ideas:

[name]Addison[/name] or [name]Adelaide[/name] “[name]Addie[/name]”
[name]Cerys[/name] (KAIR-riss)
[name]Margaret[/name] or [name]Marguerita[/name]

…just some sorta random ideas. HTH some!

I love the idea of sticking with your four letter theme. Not only because it fits your other girls names, but it sounds like a short, sweet name is best with your last name. I also really like [name]Catherine[/name] and [name]Cecilia[/name] (spelt this way).

Are you open to other middle name suggestions, too?

First name suggestions with [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Jane[/name]:

My favourites with [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] are [name]Adah[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Anne[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name] and [name]Nora[/name] [name]Catherine[/name].

I’d love to offer you some middle name suggestions, if you’d like. I hope you like some names from my list!

More four-letter names:

[name]Aida[/name] <—like the opera! major love

Of all those, I like Aida, Dawn, Lena, Lila, and Rhea the best.

[name]Nora[/name] was the first name that came to mind.


[name]Iris[/name] [name]Leona[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] [name]Wilhelmina[/name] are gorgeous names. And you have had some fabulous suggestions so far.

I noticed you have [name]Alice[/name] on your list. [name]How[/name] about using the old French/English spelling [name]Alys[/name].It is still a legit spelling with a lot of history to it, but fits with the 4 letter vibe :slight_smile:

4 letter ‘antique’:




I’ve starred the ones that I think fit the best :slight_smile:

Oh, [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] are lovely. Here are some suggestions with my faves in bold (sorry for any repeats). Good luck to you!

I love your daughters names! I just wanted to mention that [name]Alice[/name] sounds similar to [name]Iris[/name], imo.
You have so many great suggestions so far, nameberries are the best!

[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Mary[/name]
[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Elsa[/name]
[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Ruth[/name] ([name]Ruthie[/name] is so cute!)
[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Anne[/name] or [name]Anna[/name] (love this!)
[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Sara[/name]
[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Iris[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Leah[/name]

Sorry for any repeats!

I agree that [name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] sound too similar to [name]Iris[/name].

suggestions: ( some are 3 or five letters long but tried to stick to four)