All Done! Now to pick one?

Hello Nameberries! We decided that we were going to abandon part of our technique. We have officially decided on our girls and boys names but now we just have to pick one. Eeek! :shock:


Thoughts? Suggestions? Brutally honest opinions? Let me know! :slight_smile: Thanks Nameberries.

Is this your first child? If not do you mind sharing your other children’s names? What does your last name rhyme with? And what mn’ are you conidering? Sorry to bombard you with questions it just makes it easier to decide which name I think would be best.

Yes, this is our first LO. Our last name is [name]Garner[/name]. We will probably choose a name from this list to use as a MN and if its at all possible we’d like to use two MNs.

[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Willa[/name] [name]Rose[/name] is my suggestion. :slight_smile: I usually don’t like [name]Rose[/name] for a middle name, but I really like it in this situation! Good luck choosing, you have a great list. (p.s., I am so jealous that your husband likes [name]Vivian[/name]!)

Ok here are some different combos. Great names btw :slight_smile:

[name]Willa[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Beatrice/Katherine
[name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Willa[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Olive[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Willa[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Georgina[/name] [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Georgina[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Georgina[/name] [name]Olive[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]/[name]Margaret[/name]/[name]Susannah[/name]/[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]India[/name] [name]Willa[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]/[name]Alice[/name]/[name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Jane[/name]/[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Daphne[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Patience[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Jane[/name]/[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Jane[/name]/[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Olive[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]India[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Garner[/name]

Oh man! I had a whole JKL response typed abt an hour ago, and this new Nameberry (killing me!) froze. Luckily, you chose my picks! My beloved [name]Jane[/name], and the lovely [name]Katharine[/name]! I should have taken odds on your name brackets-I think I picked most of your faves! Here’s my thoughts on your still standing names…

[name]Alice[/name]-Nice, classic, quiet, understated.
[name]Beatrice[/name]-A bit more flamboyant than [name]Alice[/name], but still tasteful.
[name]Caroline[/name]-Beautiful and timeless. Much more common than the above.
[name]Daphne[/name]-Quirkiest, most personality-infused, so far.
[name]Elizabeth[/name]-Kind of a snooze. Would be a great MN.
[name]Frances[/name]-This, I love.
[name]Georgina[/name]-Oh God. So great. Very formal name=adorable on a little girl
[name]Hazel[/name]-This has dropped to the bottom of the pack. More established hipster than your others.
[name]India[/name]-Maybe the most brave of your names. I find it elegant and Gone WIth the Wind. Others may question you on its tastefulness.
[name]Jane[/name]-I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. SO much that I wish I would have saved it for a FN rather than using it in the MN spot for [name]Phoebe[/name]. It is the epitome of effortless class. [name]Jane[/name] [name]Garner[/name] is a lady to contend with.
[name]Katharine[/name]-my preferred spelling.You really can’t go wrong with [name]Katharine[/name]. My fave NN is [name]Kit[/name].
[name]Lucy[/name]-Cute, but so cute that everyone loves it and so it’s not very surprising.
[name]Margaret[/name]-I love this only if you use the full [name]Margaret[/name]. [name]Meg[/name] would also be great, but Maggies are EVERYWHERE!
[name]Naomi[/name]-Really dislike this name. It’s the ‘yomi’ sound. Your others are much more elegant.
[name]Olive[/name]-OK, but pales next to some of your others. Might make a quirky MN to a more mainstream FN.
[name]Rose[/name]-In the simple, one-syllable race, I much prefer [name]Jane[/name].
[name]Tabitha[/name]-I like this in theory, but it’s still a bit of a cat’s/witch’s name for me.
[name]Vivian[/name]-Nice, but more on-trend than some of your others
[name]Willa[/name]-OK, but seems like more of a compromise name.

Faves: [name]Daphne[/name], [name]Frances[/name], [name]Georgina[/name], [name]India[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Susannah[/name]

[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Georgina[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]India[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Olive[/name]

You have a really great list! Considering your last name, [name]Garner[/name], here are the ones I would eliminate:

[name]Margaret[/name]: [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Garner[/name] just doesn’t flow right, though that could be just me. If you really love it, use it, but it’s just not ideal. I do think [name]Margaret[/name] is lovely, though.

[name]Olive[/name]: [name]Olive[/name] [name]Garner[/name] reminds me of [name]Olive[/name] Garden, like the restaurant. I wouldn’t use it.

[name]Rose[/name]: [name]Rose[/name] [name]Garner[/name] sounds a little like ‘rose garden’. That’s not too big of an issue, though. I really love [name]Rose[/name].

Ones I would eliminate, just based on preference:

[name]Georgina[/name]: I’ve never liked any [name]George[/name] names, and [name]Georgina[/name] just doesn’t have a nice sound to me.

[name]India[/name]: [name]India[/name] is a country, not a name. You have MUCH better on your list! :slight_smile:

[name]Patience[/name]: This sounds like an order, rather than a name. I don’t like many virtue names, and this is perhaps my most loathed. Again, you have much better names on your list, in my opinion.

[name]Willa[/name]: It’s really insubstanial sounding, especially compared to such strong classics you have on your list. I’ve never liked it much.

The rest of your list is wonderful, but here are my personal favorites:

[name]Alice[/name]: I love [name]Alice[/name], and it goes very well with most middle names.

[name]Caroline[/name]: It’s such a classic, and sounds great with [name]Garner[/name].

[name]Elizabeth[/name]: Again, it’s classic, and there are literally dozens of nicknames to choose from. [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Garner[/name] is very sophisticated sounding.

[name]Katharine[/name]: I love this spelling, and [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Garner[/name] is wonderful.

[name]Lucy[/name]: It’s playful and classic all at once. I really like [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Garner[/name], too.

[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Garner[/name]: Though I prefer [name]Vivienne[/name], I really like [name]Vivian[/name], too.

[name]Susannah[/name]: [name]Susannah[/name] is lovely!

You almost can’t go wrong-- I love your style! :slight_smile: [name]Do[/name] you need middle name suggestions?

[name]India[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] is my vote.

Very cool names! My scores on a scale of 1-10:

[name]Alice[/name] - 6
[name]Beatrice[/name] - 10
[name]Caroline[/name] - 7
[name]Daphne[/name] - 8
[name]Elizabeth[/name] - 7
[name]Frances[/name] - 6
[name]Georgina[/name] - 10
[name]Hazel[/name] - 7
[name]India[/name] - 6
[name]Jane[/name] - 10
[name]Katharine[/name] - 8
[name]Lucy[/name] - 7
[name]Margaret[/name] - 7
[name]Naomi[/name] - 7
[name]Olive[/name] - 5
[name]Patience[/name] - 5
[name]Rose[/name] - 7
[name]Susannah[/name] - 7
[name]Tabitha[/name] - 7
[name]Vivian[/name] - 8
[name]Willa[/name] - 7

Winners = [name]Jane[/name], [name]Georgina[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name].

What beautiful names you have chosen! [name]How[/name] about:

[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Garner[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Garner[/name]


You’ve got a great list here. Off the list, my favorites for a first name are [name]Daphne[/name] [name]Garner[/name], [name]Frances[/name] [name]Garner[/name], [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Garner[/name], and [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Garner[/name]. I don’t really love [name]Daphne[/name] as a first name, but it sounds so nice with [name]Garner[/name] - maybe I’ll bump that down to a middle name…

Okay, so I like [name]Frances[/name] [name]Garner[/name], [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Garner[/name], and [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Garner[/name]. [name]Frances[/name] needs something frilly and feminine in the middle, along the lines of [name]Caroline[/name] or [name]Katharine[/name]. [name]Frances[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] is gorgeous, as is [name]Frances[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]. I’m going with [name]Frances[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] for flow, though. Now, with two very classic names, she needs a little bit of whimsy and spunk for a second middle name. Enter [name]Hazel[/name], [name]India[/name], [name]Olive[/name], and [name]Patience[/name]. I think my favorite is [name]Frances[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Olive[/name] [name]Garner[/name]. One name down!

Okay, next we have [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Garner[/name]. She could be the vintage classic [name]Sosie[/name] or the comfy classic [name]Annie[/name] - what is more your style? I think [name]Susannah[/name] needs something strong and sweet, along the lines of [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], or [name]Patience[/name]. I love both [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Margaret[/name], but [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Patience[/name] is fun, too - very Colonial, if you will, almost Puritan. But, alas, [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] wins out! Now we need something a little flirty and perky, right? Names like [name]Daphne[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], and [name]Rose[/name] stand out to me. But, I think [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Garner[/name] is the best choice! If you’re open to suggestions, something like [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Molly[/name] [name]Garner[/name] would be gorgeous. Second choice down!

Finally, we’ve got [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Garner[/name]. I think [name]Vivian[/name] is romantic and feminine and sultry, so she needs something a little sweeter and more classic to back her up. I’m thinking [name]Alice[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], or [name]Tabitha[/name] would be perfect, but [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] really stands out to me. Second choice is definitely [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Alice[/name] because I love [name]Alice[/name] so, so much! If you’re open to something else, [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name] would be gorgeous, too. Okay, so [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] has that quirky style that combines feminine flair with classic composure. To finish the name, I’d end in a sweet, vintage name, like [name]Frances[/name], [name]Hazel[/name], [name]Jane[/name], or [name]Rose[/name]. My favorite is [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Garner[/name], but [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is a close contender, second only because [name]Vivian[/name] and [name]Jane[/name] end in the same sound. Third name down!

Okay, so, in order, I’d choose these name for your first baby girl:

  1. [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Garner[/name]
  2. [name]Frances[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Olive[/name] [name]Garner[/name]
  3. [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Garner[/name] - But I love [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Molly[/name] much more!

Good luck to you!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Lots of nice names! [name]Susannah[/name] is my favorite! I suggest:

[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Garner[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Garner[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Garner[/name]

Okay, we’ve semi-decided on one middle name. [name]Frances[/name] is definitely one we’re using, just don’t know if it’ll be in the first mn spot or the second. [name]Both[/name] of our moms have [name]Frances[/name] as their mn, except my [name]MIL[/name]'s is spelled [name]Francis[/name].
Oh also phoebesmom-I have to agree with you for the most part about [name]Naomi[/name]…but DH adores this name and I couldn’t find a better N-name, so there it is.

My picks: (Are you a one-or two-mn person? I’m thinking one, right?)

[name]Georgina[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]India[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

Middles with [name]Frances[/name]:

[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Hazel[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Georgina[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Daphne[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Olive[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Willa[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Georgina[/name]

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Jane[/name]! I also love [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Rose[/name]!

I love [name]Alice[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]!

[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Garner[/name]!


Bring [name]Tabitha[/name] back from that 70s Bewitched show. It’s about time! A gorgeous name!

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Garner[/name] is gorgeous!!

[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] or [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] :slight_smile: