A Sister for Nora Penelope

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries -

This week’s Name Sage is about naming a sister for [name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]. He says [name_f]Anna[/name_f], but she thinks it’s a little plain. She says [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], but he just doesn’t like it.

They’d love something with that same mix of tradition + the slightly unexpected. (I mean - how cool is [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] as a middle name?)

Full post + my suggestions here, but I’d love your thoughts on naming a sister for [name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], too!

Best,
[name_u]Abby[/name_u]
The Name [name_u]Sage[/name_u]

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Without looking at your suggestions, I’d say

[name_f]Alice[/name_f] [name_f]Winona[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Anya[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]

I would suggest [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] as the first and most obvious choice but if he doesn’t like [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] then it seems an unfair compromise… So how about the following:

[name_f]Annie[/name_f] (a cross between [name_f]Anna[/name_f] and [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], still underused and very vintage in style)
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f]
[name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_f]Edie[/name_f]
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Martha[/name_f]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f]

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[name_u]Love[/name_u] the mention of [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]! [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] would be so sweet with [name_f]Nora[/name_f].

Some other suggestions I would make are [name_u]Jean[/name_u] (maybe even [name_u]Joan[/name_u] for a more vintage take), [name_f]Helen[/name_f], [name_u]Louise[/name_u], [name_f]Ellen[/name_f], [name_u]Kay[/name_u], or [name_f]Annie[/name_f] (blending his [name_f]Anna[/name_f] and her Ivy). Some combo with those names:

[name_u]Jean[/name_u] [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_u]Joan[/name_u] [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Helen[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_u]Louise[/name_u] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Ellen[/name_f] [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] (maybe [name_f]Elle[/name_f] Veronica)
[name_u]Kay[/name_u] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Annie[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]

and a bonus: [name_f]Juliana[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u].

[name_u]June[/name_u] is so sweet and work perfectly with [name_f]Nora[/name_f].

[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] and [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] gets my vote :slight_smile:

[name_f]Edie[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] was the first name that popped into my head and I see PPs have suggested [name_f]Edie[/name_f] & [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] too! [name_f]Edith[/name_f] nn [name_f]Edie[/name_f] would be nice. Maybe [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]?

I also think the suggestions of [name_u]June[/name_u] or [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] would be great

Also…
[name_u]Alma[/name_u]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] "Bea’
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]
[name_f]Judy[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f]
[name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Tess[/name_f] or [name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]

[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f], [name_f]Marianne[/name_f] & [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] came to mind for middle names

i adore nora penelope, it’s sweet, spunky and soo beautiful :sparkles:

some suggestions for her little sister:

alma dorothea
blake emmeline
doris cordelia
dottie evangeline
eva magnolia
franny amelia
hazel francesca
iris seraphina
lily georgette
lottie clementine
lula winifred
mae florence
poppy charlotte
siena isabelle
violet josephine
willa azalea

good luck! :tulip:

Nor@ Penel0pe and……

[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Amy[/name_f] [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Aimee[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Amy[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] and…

[name_f]Philomena[/name_f] [name_f]Giselle[/name_f] " [name_f]Mena[/name_f] "
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Soleil[/name_f]
[name_f]Irena[/name_f] [name_f]Faustine[/name_f]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u] [name_f]Salomé[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f] Madlaina (mad-LYE-nuh)
[name_f]Lenna[/name_f] [name_f]Ophélie[/name_f]
[name_u]Briar[/name_u] [name_f]Aurore[/name_f]
[name_f]Zella[/name_f] [name_f]Milada[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogene[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogene[/name_f] [name_f]Margaux[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaux[/name_f] / [name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Honey[/name_f]
[name_f]Jasmine[/name_f] [name_f]Léa[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivetta[/name_f] [name_f]Róisín[/name_f]
[name_f]Delfine[/name_f] [name_f]Fiamma[/name_f]
[name_u]Lael[/name_u] or [name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_f]Lune[/name_f] [name_f]Yvaine[/name_f]
Épiphanie
[name_f]Zerline[/name_f]
[name_f]Zephyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Lysandra[/name_f] (probably as a middle)
[name_f]Rosina[/name_f]
[name_f]Rozala[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Blanche[/name_f]
[name_f]Florentina[/name_f] (middle)

With [name_f]Nora[/name_f], I’d love to see:

[name_u]Mirren[/name_u]
[name_f]Roxy[/name_f]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u]
[name_u]Lane[/name_u]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]

[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] &

[name_f]Sadie[/name_f]
[name_u]Billie[/name_u]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosie[/name_f]
Lotta/Lottie
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Addie[/name_f]
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
Etta/Ettie
[name_f]Gracie[/name_f]
[name_f]Hattie[/name_f]
[name_f]Millie[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]

good luck!

[name_f]My[/name_f] suggestions would be:

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] (bright, clear) pairs well with [name_f]Nora[/name_f] (light)
[name_u]Julie[/name_u] or [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Diane[/name_f]

Definitely lots of potential common ground on this one.

[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] immediately comes to mind as a name that might appeal to both parents and is very complimentary with [name_f]Nora[/name_f].

[name_u]Alma[/name_u], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Martha[/name_f], [name_f]Cleo[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Imogen[/name_f], [name_f]Blythe[/name_f], [name_f]Enid[/name_f], [name_u]Mirren[/name_u], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], [name_f]Mabel[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f], and [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] are all great suggestions already mentioned but here are a few more ideas:
[name_f]Anise[/name_f]
[name_f]Dita[/name_f]
[name_f]Esme[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f]
[name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Feo[/name_f]
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f]
[name_u]Marion[/name_u]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadine[/name_f]
[name_u]Zoe[/name_u]
[name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Marceline[/name_f]
[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwen[/name_f]

I hope her husband can get on board with [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]. It’s so cute with [name_f]Nora[/name_f]!
I also like…
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] (so cute with Nora)
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
Rosalyn/Rosalie
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Juno[/name_f] (my favorite with [name_f]Nora[/name_f] and on it’s own, maybe [name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f], [name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], and [name_f]Juno[/name_f] Calliope)
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] (taking this one from novembermom because it’s awesome)
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_u]Josie[/name_u]
Millie/Milly (perfection)
Lily/Lili
[name_u]Harper[/name_u]
[name_f]Rosie[/name_f]
[name_u]Coco[/name_u]
[name_u]Nico[/name_u]
Nelly/Nell
[name_f]Dixie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ione[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilou[/name_f]
[name_f]Posey[/name_f]

I’d suggest
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]

The best suggestion I can think of is [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]. It contains the “an” from [name_f]Anna[/name_f] & the long I & v sounds from [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]. Could be nicknamed to [name_f]Eva[/name_f], [name_f]Evie[/name_f], or [name_f]Annie[/name_f].

Other names that contain similar sounds to [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] and/or [name_f]Anna[/name_f]:

[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_f]Ava[/name_f]
[name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Irina[/name_f]
[name_f]Aviva[/name_f]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] nn [name_f]Evie[/name_f]
[name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
Maeve/Maeva
[name_f]Mila[/name_f]

[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] is stunning :heart_eyes: I can totally see a little sister being [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] Annabel/ [name_f]Annalise[/name_f]

With [name_f]Nora[/name_f] I can see

Freja/ [name_f]Freya[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_u]Camille[/name_u] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Kate[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
Elle(n) [name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Posey[/name_f] [name_f]Natalia[/name_f]

Absolutely LOVE [name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] and all your suggestions. You really hit the mark! :dart: [name_f]Nora[/name_f] was top of my list for my little girl, but she became [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] through compromise with my husband, and I couldn’t love it more now.

[name_f]My[/name_f] suggestions to add to your list:
[name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Hope[/name_f]

[name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]

I love the suggestion og [name_f]Margot[/name_f]. If the mom likes short names like [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], perhaps she’d consider the nickname, [name_f]Meg[/name_f]. [name_f]Nora[/name_f] and [name_f]Meg[/name_f] would make a darling sibling set.

For an unexpected middle I could imagine with Nor@ Penel0pe something like …
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Imogene[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Eugenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Rowenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]