Arabella, Penelope, Calista and ...? [Girl #4?]

I have three daughters called [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] ([name_f]Bella[/name_f]), [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u]) and [name_f]Calista[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] ([name_f]Callie[/name_f]) and one sone called [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] ([name_u]Dash[/name_u]). I absolutely love all their names. They are both bold, and soft. All of their names have literary references and historical use.

I’m looking for a name for this little one, also a girl! I would like a strong but soft name with elegance that has a spunky and cute nickname. I’d highly appreciate not repeating any initials.

I’ve tried out [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] but it has no nicknames I like, [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], which I find too soft, [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], which I can never imagine in my own child. I’m currently liking the nickname [name_f]Etta[/name_f]. Any full name suggestions? Is it too similar to [name_f]Bella[/name_f]? I also really like [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]/[name_f]Luna[/name_f] but I’m not sure. Opinions?

[name_f]Violetta[/name_f], nn [name_f]Etta[/name_f]. I love it in your set.

Also
[name_f]Julietta[/name_f]
Cozetta
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] (also lovely in your set!)

Good luck!

Ps [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] is great, but there are a LOT of [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]/[name_f]Lulu[/name_f]/lu-names already out there.

Suggestions for [name_f]Etta[/name_f]:
[name_f]Abrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Aleta[/name_f]
[name_f]Alouette[/name_f]
[name_f]Babette[/name_f]
[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f]
[name_f]Carletta[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Nanette[/name_f]

[name_f]Violetta[/name_f]- an opera
[name_f]Aida[/name_f]- ditto
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]- Shakespearean like [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]- ditto
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Oriana[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]- [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]- [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]-
[name_f]Teresa[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosette[/name_f]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]

I would try to use a name that doesn’t end in A, since two of your girls already do.

[name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Calista[/name_f], and:

[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgette[/name_f]
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogene[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]
[name_f]Juliette[/name_f]
[name_f]Lynette[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
[name_f]Laurette[/name_f]
[name_f]Marjorie[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicolette[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphine[/name_f]
[name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_f]Therese[/name_f]
[name_f]Thomasine[/name_f]
[name_f]Valerie[/name_f]
[name_f]Miriam[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariam[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] and [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] for you. I think a [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] could also be [name_f]Etta[/name_f].

As a mother of a [name_f]Valentina[/name_f], I have to mention some nicknames that you make like:
[name_f]Nina[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivi[/name_f]
[name_f]Vali[/name_f]
[name_f]Vita[/name_f]
[name_f]Lena[/name_f]
[name_f]Leni[/name_f]
Ale
[name_f]Tia[/name_f]
[name_f]Vana[/name_f]
[name_f]Alli[/name_f] (maybe too much of a stretch?)

Our [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] is nicknames [name_f]Nina[/name_f], but sometimes [name_f]Vali[/name_f]:heart:

My first thought was [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]? Or perhaps [name_f]Julietta[/name_f]?

[name_u]Love[/name_u] your sibset-- great names! I think [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]/[name_f]Luci[/name_f] is a great fit. [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f], [name_f]Julietta[/name_f], [name_f]Nicoletta[/name_f], [name_f]Elisabetta[/name_f], [name_f]Marietta[/name_f], or [name_f]Violetta[/name_f] are good fns for [name_f]Etta[/name_f].

Some possibilities:

[name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] ([name_f]Bella[/name_f]), [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] ([name_u]Penny[/name_u]), [name_f]Calista[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] ([name_f]Callie[/name_f]), [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] ([name_u]Dash[/name_u]), and

[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]
[name_u]Damaris[/name_u]
[name_f]Davina[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Edwina[/name_f] (love [name_u]Win[/name_u] or [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] as a nn)
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
Elisande/Elysande
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Eugenie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eulalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Ferelith[/name_f]
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Frederica[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Hannelore[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
[name_f]Honoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Hyacinth[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]India[/name_f]
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
Ivelisse
[name_f]Jacinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Leticia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucretia[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_u]Meredith[/name_u]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f]
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f]
[name_f]Roxana[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]/[name_f]Theodosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Valerie[/name_f]
[name_f]Vanessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Venetia[/name_f]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
[name_f]Victorine[/name_f]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Xenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f]

Your daughter’s names are gorgeous. I think [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] would fit in perfectly and you could use [name_f]Etta[/name_f] as a nickname.

[name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Calista[/name_f] &

  • Lunilda
  • Evolette
  • Isolette
  • [name_f]Euphemia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Eugenie[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Alcyone[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
  • Hirondelle
  • [name_f]Astoria[/name_f]
  • Iriacynthe
  • Belize
  • Azelma
  • Iselda
  • Esmerée / Esmeray
  • Galateia
  • Rosamay
  • Rosehilda
  • Rosethorn
  • [name_f]Calliope[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Calypso[/name_u]
  • Florestine
  • [name_m]Augustine[/name_m]
  • Euphrosine
  • [name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Aloysia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Imogene[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Velvet[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Melissande[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Hermione[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
  • Amaltheia
  • [name_f]Valencia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Vera[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] / [name_f]Primarosa[/name_f]
  • Lizluna
  • [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Marilou[/name_f]
  • Pimprenelle
  • [name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Azalea[/name_f]

I really like [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]. For nickname [name_f]Etta[/name_f] I would suggest [name_f]Rosetta[/name_f].

[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] [name_f]Gwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] [name_f]Cosette[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] [name_f]Melusine[/name_f]

[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Gwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Sabine[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Thisbe[/name_f]

[name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f] would be perfect.

There are some really beautiful suggestions, for nickname [name_f]Etta[/name_f] I like either [name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] or [name_f]Loretta[/name_f].
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Loretta[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]

I have three girls myself with names that I personally adore

Eala - means ‘swan’ in Gaelic
[name_f]Elara[/name_f] - a moon of [name_m]Jupiter[/name_m]
Constantinova - a family name that we shorten to ‘[name_f]Nova[/name_f]’

other names that I’ve always adored are

[name_f]Odette[/name_f] - swan princess
[name_f]Skie[/name_f] - variation of [name_u]Sky[/name_u] & could be short for [name_u]Skylar[/name_u]
[name_f]Desdemona[/name_f] - Shakespearean
Evraelle
[name_f]Melisande[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
Aurellia
[name_f]Ezria[/name_f]
[name_m]Everette[/name_m] - this would work with the nickname ‘etta’ too
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f]/ [name_f]Lilah[/name_f]
[name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_f]Rayna[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Violetta[/name_f], [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] or [name_f]Julietta[/name_f] with the nickname [name_f]Etta[/name_f]. [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Calista[/name_f], [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] and [name_f]Violetta[/name_f] look like a sibset to me:).

[name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Calista[/name_f], [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] and…
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] nn [name_u]Frankie[/name_u], Cesca
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lila[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] nn [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f]
[name_f]Natalia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lia[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] nn [name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] nn [name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_f]Bridget[/name_f] nn [name_f]Bridie[/name_f]
[name_f]Gracelyn[/name_f] nn [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Gracie[/name_f]
[name_f]Katalina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Kat[/name_f], [name_f]Lina[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f] nn [name_f]Mini[/name_f]
[name_f]Janessa[/name_f] nn [name_f]Nessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Vanessa[/name_f] nn [name_f]Nessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Selena[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Sela[/name_f]
[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f] nn [name_f]Becky[/name_f]
[name_f]Adeline[/name_f] nn [name_f]Della[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Evie[/name_f], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Lina[/name_f]
[name_f]Louella[/name_f] nn [name_u]Lou[/name_u], [name_f]Lulu[/name_f]
Iradessa nn [name_f]Essie[/name_f]
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f] nn [name_f]Annie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilliana[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f], [name_f]Lia[/name_f], [name_f]Ana[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] nn [name_f]Anna[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] nn [name_f]Tillie[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] nn [name_f]Bea[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lia[/name_f]
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] nn [name_u]Scout[/name_u], Scar
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] nn [name_f]Elle[/name_f]
[name_m]Navada[/name_m] nn [name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Serenity[/name_f] nn [name_u]Seren[/name_u]
[name_f]Lumina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Luna[/name_f]

[name_f]Etta[/name_f] is similar sounding to [name_f]Bella[/name_f] but at least it’s not [name_f]Ella[/name_f], that would be too confusing.

Name suggestions to go with [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], and [name_f]Calista[/name_f]

[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] - [name_f]Evi[/name_f] (pronounced Eh-Vee)
[name_f]Elianna[/name_f] - [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_m]Eli[/name_m], [name_f]Lia[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] - Flicka, [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], Lissy
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] - [name_f]Flo[/name_f], [name_u]Rory[/name_u], [name_u]Ren[/name_u]
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] - [name_u]Frankie[/name_u]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] - [name_f]Evie[/name_f], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Gigi[/name_f]
[name_f]Natalie[/name_f] - [name_f]Talie[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - [name_f]Viva[/name_f], [name_f]Vivi[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmerelda[/name_f] - [name_f]Esme[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] - [name_u]Lennie[/name_u], [name_f]Nora[/name_f]

To get to [name_f]Etta[/name_f]:

[name_f]Julietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Loretta[/name_f]
[name_f]Yvette[/name_f]
[name_f]Josetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]