Ariel has arrived, but with no middle name

[name]Isla[/name], [name]Sawyer[/name], & [name]August[/name] are proud to announce the arrival of their baby sister, [name]Ariel[/name], who arrived at home on February 4th.

[name]Ariel[/name] was going to be named [name]Cora[/name], but my sister in law “stole” our name for her daughter who was born five days before [name]Ariel[/name].

Throughout my pregnancy, [name]Isla[/name] insisted that this baby was a girl (told us she was moving to Australia if she got another brother!) and that her name was [name]Ariel[/name]. I told her that no it wasn’t. I was wrong.

When the baby was born, we all thought [name]Ariel[/name] was the only name that suited her, except [name]August[/name] who really, really wanted to name her Bug. :slight_smile: When I said that wasn’t a name for a girl, he said “Hows about Ladybug?” :slight_smile:

Can you help me come up with the perfect middle name for [name]Ariel[/name]? Thanks!


Let’s see. Middle names for [name]Ariel[/name]? [name]How[/name] about . . .

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Day[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Harper[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Summer[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]


Congratulations on baby [name]Ariel[/name]! What is her last name?

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Mara[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Susannah[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Maria[/name]

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Renee[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Jacqueline[/name]

I like [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Deborah[/name].

P.S. [name]Deborah[/name] (or [name]Devorah[/name] is you prefer the Hebrew version) means “bee” :slight_smile: I think that Bug is the cutest nickname for an older brother to give a little sister.

I agree with pp. Are there any names that mean “bug” or “ladybug”? That would be cool if older sister gave her a first name and big brother her a middle name.

Congratulations, hope you love the name [name]Ariel[/name]. I do!

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] is lovely is that your style?

Some ladybug info

“Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home…your house is on fire, and your children will burn. Except little [name]Nan[/name], who sits in a pan, weaving gold laces as fast as she can!”

Undoubtedly, you’re familiar with this well-known children’s rhyme, but do you know how it originated?

In Medieval [name]England[/name], the farmers would set torches to the old Hop vines after the harvest, to clear the fields for the next planting.

The poem was a warning to the aphid-eating Ladybugs, still crawling on the vines in search of aphids.

The Ladybugs’ children (larvae) could get away from the flames, but the immobile pupae ([name]Nan[/name]) remained fastened to the plants (laces) and couldn’t escape. [name]Kinda[/name] morbid, huh?


“Gl”cksk”fer” – [name]Austria[/name]
“Slun”cko” - Czechoslovakia
“Marieh”ne” – Denmark
“LadyBird” – [name]England[/name]
“Lepp”kerttu” – Finland
“Coccinelle” – [name]France[/name]
“Marienkafer” – Germany
“Paskalitsa” – Greece
“Parat [name]Moshe[/name] Rabenu” – Hebrew
“Lieveheersbeestje” – [name]Holland[/name]
“Katicabog”r” – Hungary
“Coccinella” – [name]Italy[/name]
“Tentou Mushi” – Japan
“Da’asouqah” – [name]Jordan[/name]
“Mudangbule” – Korea
“[name]Mara[/name]” – Latvia
“Kumbang” – Malaysia
“Marieh”ne” – Norway
“Biedronka” – Poland
“Joaninha” – Portugal
“Buburuz”” – Romania
“Bosya Kopovka” – [name]Russia[/name]
“Pikapolonica” – Slovania
“[name]Mariquita[/name]” – Spain
“Nykelpiga” – [name]Sweden[/name]
“Ugurb”cegi” – Turkey
“Ladybug” – United States
“Ilsikazana Esincane” – Zulu

Looked up [name]MARIQUITA[/name] and it had a different meaning

The girl’s name [name]Mariquita[/name] (from Spain) it is a variant of [name]Mary[/name] (Latin), and the meaning of [name]Mariquita[/name] is “star of the sea”.

Ladybugs are classified as Coccinellidae so perhaps a name such as [name]Nellie[/name] or one of the names it is used as a nn for would be cute with [name]Ariel[/name] so big bro can help name her.

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Nellie[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Helen[/name]/ [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Cornelia[/name]

Also, there are bee names such as [name]Melissa[/name], [name]Deborah[/name], [name]Devorah[/name], Devri, and of course [name]Beatrice[/name] which can be shortened to [name]Bea[/name]/ [name]Bee[/name]! :slight_smile:

Thanks! I didn’t not know that about the ladybug poem. Very interesting.

That’s a sweet idea.

I thought it was cute too until I asked him why he wanted to name her Bug, and he said, “Mama, look! She’s SO Bug-like.” :slight_smile: I don’t see it. haha Okay, I still think it’s cute and I think the nickname may stick. He’s got [name]Sawyer[/name] and my husband calling her Bug too.

[name]Deborah[/name] is my mother-in-law’s name so that won’t work, but thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks for all the great suggestions so far.

So far, I like . . .

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

but none I love. Any more suggestions?

Congratulations on your new baby girl. I think it’s cute that your son already gave her a nickname.
As for some suggestions, I’m sorry for any repeats:

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name]**
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Gianna[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Madison[/name]**
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]/[name]Sophia[/name]**
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]**
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Nicolette[/name]**

And out of curiosity, what are your other kids’ middle names?
Good luck! :slight_smile:

Such a cute story :slight_smile: From your choices I really like [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Winter[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name]. More suggestions:

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Bethany[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Fern[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Colette[/name]/[name]Nicolette[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Paige[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Charmaine[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Eden[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Jacqueline[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Sienna[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Meredith[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]

[name]Hi[/name] there! Congratulations!!! I think that [name]Ariel[/name] is beautiful. :slight_smile:
Sorry for repeats!

[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Daisy[/name] (then again, I think of a [name]Daisy[/name] in the air…) :slight_smile:
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Ariel[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

I like [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] and [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Hope[/name].

I like [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] & [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Tess[/name].

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Henry[/name] & [name]August[/name] [name]James[/name]