Audrey, Oliver, Christian, and .....

I am currently 23 weeks with my fourth baby. My kids are [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Andrew[/name]. We also miscarried a baby that we named [name]Christian[/name]. We are absolutely stuck on girls names right now.

[name]Rachel[/name], [name]Rebecca[/name], [name]Greta[/name] and [name]Gretchen[/name] have been on our short this for each pregnancy. We really don’t like [name]Becky[/name], though, so we probably wouldn’t really use [name]Rebecca[/name]. [name]Greta[/name] and [name]Gretchen[/name] are so hard to find middle names for, and our daughter thinks that [name]Gretchen[/name] sounds too much like “The Grinch.” [name]Rachel[/name] just isn’t right.

Lately, my husband and I have both been stuck on [name]Piper[/name]. I’m just not sure that it would be wise to use something so gender neutral after the classic names we have used. We almost named our daughter [name]Campbell[/name], and [name]Piper[/name] would have made a great sibling name, but we are on a much different naming path now.

Is there a long name that we could use [name]Piper[/name] as a nickname for?

I’d love any suggestions, we are totally lost!!

If it makes a difference, we are pretty set on [name]Henry[/name] “[name]Hank[/name]” [name]Alexander[/name] for a boy.

Thanks!

[name]Sara[/name]

I love [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Christian[/name], and [name]Henry[/name] - they are all great names!

Please don’t use [name]Piper[/name]! (I confess I’m not a fan of this name at all in the first place and it’s actually one of my all time least favorites - all I think of is “12 pipers piping”, though I suppose the [name]Christmas[/name] carol theme might go well with a sister named grinch :slight_smile: - but I especially dislike it in this sibset).

By the way, while I think they work absolutely wonderfully together, I do think of [name]Audrey[/name] as in a slightly different category than [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Henry[/name], the latter being turn of the 20th century antiques, the former being more of a timeless, glamorous name. I would recommend matching a sister’s name more closely to the style of [name]Audrey[/name] than to that of her brothers, so I’m not going to suggest names like [name]Mary[/name] and [name]Louise[/name], though I do love them and they make great siblings to [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Henry[/name].

Anyway, my suggestions of names to go with [name]Audrey[/name]:

[name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Nina[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Marilyn[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Lillian[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Magdalena[/name]
[name]Camille[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name]

(These are all, by the way, among my personal list of absolute favorites!)

I agree that [name]Piper[/name] seems off with the other names.

I like [name]Greta[/name] a lot.

Other ideas that I can picture with [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name]:

[name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Molly[/name]
[name]Julia[/name]
[name]Alison[/name]
[name]Elise[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Norah[/name]
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Gillian[/name]
[name]Ava[/name]
[name]Esme[/name]
[name]Lilah[/name]
[name]Camille[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Emeline[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Grace[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Mercy[/name]
[name]Isobel[/name]
[name]Cora[/name]
[name]Lyra[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]

I agree that [name]Piper[/name] doesn’t seem right with the classic [name]Audrey[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name]. I would suggest [name]Philippa[/name] nn [name]Pippa[/name] or [name]Piper[/name] though, do you like that?

Good [name]Luck[/name]:slight_smile:

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

I don’t really like [name]Piper[/name] with [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Christian[/name]…what about:

[name]Coraline[/name] nn [name]Cora[/name]
[name]Mathilda[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name]

Good luck

What about [name]Margaret[/name], nn [name]Greta[/name]?

Names with [name]Piper[/name] in the middle:

[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Piper[/name] (close to [name]Oliver[/name]'s sound, though)
[name]Julia[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Piper[/name]

Others you may like (not all of which work with [name]Piper[/name]):

[name]Annabelle[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name])–Has the V sound of [name]Oliver[/name], though
[name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Tess[/name]

I’m so sorry about the loss of your son. :frowning:

Best wishes to you!

I agree that [name]Piper[/name] doesn’t go. I love your children’s names, by the way!

Some more suggestions that fit in terms of style and popularity (sorry for repeats):
[name]Sadie[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Bella[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name]
[name]Sienna[/name]
[name]Lila[/name]
[name]Alicia[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] (love the [name]Audrey[/name] Hepburn link between the two)

Good luck!

I dont feel that [name]Piper[/name] goes well with your other childrens names. Also i dislike the name piper for one it seems too trendy and it has the word pipe in it. [name]Rivka[/name] is a form of [name]Rebecca[/name]. goodluck

[name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] nn [name]Piper[/name]

Thanks for all the suggestions!! I love a huge majority of them, but they they are also names that my husband has absolutely vetoed. I’ve taken out all the names that are no’s, but added some notes. Any other ideas?

He says absolutely not:
[name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name]-I love the classic Hollywood feel. He hates names with not strong consonant sound.
[name]Nina[/name]
[name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Magdalena[/name]
[name]Camille[/name]/[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Lila[/name]-[name]Delilah[/name] is a favorite of mine.
[name]Elise[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name]-I like [name]Natalie[/name], but our last name ends in [name]Lee[/name].
[name]Norah[/name]
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]/[name]Sophia[/name]-Another favorite
[name]Ava[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Isobel[/name]/[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Cora[/name]/[name]Coraline[/name]-[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Cora[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Mathilda[/name]/[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Piper[/name]-One of my top names
[name]Eliza[/name]-Another that would be on my short list.
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name])–Has the V sound of [name]Oliver[/name], though
[name]Tess[/name]/[name]Theresa[/name]/[name]Therese[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name]

Does not flow with last name (starts with SH)
[name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name]

Used by family and friends
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Molly[/name] (we call our son [name]Ollie[/name])
[name]Alison[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] (cousin named [name]Abby[/name], [name]Abby[/name] and [name]Gabby[/name] too close :frowning:
[name]Sabrina[/name] (cousin named [name]Serena[/name])

I think the suggestion of matching more to [name]Audrey[/name] is great! My husband said I have too many rules for the “perfect” name, which is probably true. Flowing with [name]Audrey[/name] and something that is Biblical or a [name]Saint[/name]'s name are my top priorities. Send me anything!!

Also, he is working hard to convince me on [name]Greta[/name], [name]Rachel[/name], or [name]Rebecca[/name]. Any middle name suggestions?

Thanks so much! This has been so helpful!

[name]Sara[/name]

Your husband is tough!! I can’t believe he said “absolutely not” to [name]Cora[/name] - one of the least offensive names imaginable :slight_smile:

Have you considered [name]Miriam[/name]? It’s very pretty and soft, has the biblical connection you’re looking for, and has some really beautiful nn options, including [name]Mira[/name] and [name]Mimi[/name], both of which have a little hint of that Hollywood feel you spoke about with [name]Vivian[/name].

I could easily see [name]Audrey[/name] and [name]Mimi[/name] as sisters!

I like jlm’s suggestion of [name]Miriam[/name] and [name]Mimi[/name] has that more Hollywood feel.

Such a pity about some of the names you can’t use!! But I’ll try to add some more suggestions. I think from your husband’s ideas, [name]Greta[/name] is wonderful. I also really like the names [name]Rachel[/name] and [name]Rebecca[/name], but for me they don’t have that extra bit of pizzaz that [name]Audrey[/name] does. But I think [name]Greta[/name] has that.

Other Biblical ideas (some are place names from the Bible):
[name]Ariel[/name]
[name]Bethany[/name]
[name]Carmel[/name]
[name]Shiloh[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Deborah[/name]
[name]Eden[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Leah[/name]
[name]Lois[/name]
[name]Myra[/name]
[name]Salome[/name]

Saints names:
[name]Juliana[/name]
[name]Kiara[/name]
[name]Louise[/name]
[name]Marcella[/name]
Belina
[name]Merryn[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Rita[/name] (for me this really has the Hollywood flare!)
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Fara[/name]
[name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Valentina[/name]
[name]Ingrid[/name]
[name]Isidora[/name]

[quote=“sarasays”]Thanks for all the suggestions!! I love a huge majority of them, but they they are also names that my husband has absolutely vetoed. I’ve taken out all the names that are no’s, but added some notes. Any other ideas?

He says absolutely not:
[name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name]-I love the classic Hollywood feel. He hates names with not strong consonant sound.
[name]Nina[/name]
[name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Magdalena[/name]
[name]Camille[/name]/[name]Camilla[/name]
[name]Eva[/name]
[name]Lila[/name]-[name]Delilah[/name] is a favorite of mine.
[name]Elise[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name]-I like [name]Natalie[/name], but our last name ends in [name]Lee[/name].
[name]Norah[/name]
[name]Lily[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]/[name]Sophia[/name]-Another favorite
[name]Ava[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Isobel[/name]/[name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Cora[/name]/[name]Coraline[/name]-[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Cora[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Mathilda[/name]/[name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Piper[/name]-One of my top names
[name]Eliza[/name]-Another that would be on my short list.
[name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name])–Has the V sound of [name]Oliver[/name], though
[name]Tess[/name]/[name]Theresa[/name]/[name]Therese[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name]

Does not flow with last name (starts with SH)
[name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name]

Used by family and friends
[name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Molly[/name] (we call our son [name]Ollie[/name])
[name]Alison[/name]
[name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Piper[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] (cousin named [name]Abby[/name], [name]Abby[/name] and [name]Gabby[/name] too close :frowning:
[name]Sabrina[/name] (cousin named [name]Serena[/name])

If you see repeats from your list, it’s because I love those names.
[name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name], a saint’s name
[name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Frances[/name], a saint’s name
[name]Gwyneth[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] - a saint’s name
[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Maisie[/name], a saint’s name
[name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name], a biblical name
[name]Paloma[/name] nn [name]Polly[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] nn [name]Pippa[/name], a form of [name]Philip[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name], biblical
[name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Simona[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] nn [name]Tibbie[/name], biblical
[name]Tamsin[/name], a form of [name]Thomas[/name]
[name]Theresa[/name] nn [name]Tessa[/name], a saint’s name
[name]Veronica[/name], a saint’s name

[name]Greta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Heloise[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Tamasin[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]

[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Eugenie[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Meredith[/name] (one of the name combos I thought of for my own daughter)

[name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Rebecca[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]

Your kids have great, classic, elegant names! I would use [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Cecilia[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], or [name]Margaret[/name] for a girl. I really like [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]! So pretty! [name]Piper[/name] really doesn’t work here AT ALL, so I’d stay away from that one. Sorry!

For your boy name, I really like [name]Henry[/name] [name]Alexander[/name], but maybe you could do all of your kids’ names in vowels, since you have [name]Audrey[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name]. You could do [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], and [name]Eliza[/name], or [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], and [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Henry[/name]. But, if you don’t want to do that, [name]Henry[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] is great! Why are you calling him [name]Hank[/name]?

Other boy names - [name]August[/name], [name]William[/name], [name]Thomas[/name], [name]Frederick[/name], [name]Gabriel[/name], [name]Julian[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name], [name]Archibald[/name], [name]Elias[/name], [name]Emmett[/name], [name]Phineas[/name], [name]Tobias[/name]…

Good luck!

[name]Rachel[/name] and [name]Rebecca[/name] aren’t the best fit with [name]Audrey[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name] imo (especially if you don’t like the [name]Becky[/name] nn). [name]Greta[/name] could work–I also liked pp’s suggestion of [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Greta[/name].

[name]Greta[/name] [name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]

I love, love pp’s suggestion of [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Miranda[/name] and [name]Gwyneth[/name]! All seem to fit with the siblings and have a similar old Hollywood kind of feel like [name]Audrey[/name].

[name]Hank[/name] was my attempt at a compromise. My husband likes [name]Frank[/name]. I just can imagine using it. Using the nickname [name]Hank[/name] for [name]Henry[/name] seemed like a fair trade, but I misunderstood. My husband is not set on [name]Henry[/name] “[name]Hank[/name]” [name]Alexander[/name]. So, back to the drawing board for boys, too.

We are trying to stay away from another A name, and we are unsure about using another vowel name. We will probably have at least one my kid, so does using a vowel name for our third living child trap us into a vowel name for a fourth child? (The baby that we miscarried, [name]Christian[/name], isn’t really discussed much other than between my husband and I, so while we’d like a name to flow and fit stylistically, it is OK if [name]Christian[/name] is the odd name out.) I’m sure we could find an E name for a boy or a girl, but I don’t think we could use [name]Ursula[/name] or [name]Uriah[/name] if/when we got there.

I love [name]Lydia[/name], but the husband says no. I think we attack the naming issue differently. I have a list in my mind that included most of the suggestions already given, that I could live with. I need to make combos, think about it for a week or so, try calling the baby that. He just has the gut “no” reaction. In my pregnant state of mind, I feel like I’m being more compromising, and am I getting frustrated. He keeps saying that we’re only looking for one name, so why keep something around if we aren’t going to use it. But, all the suggestions here have made me feel sure that I’m on the right track style-wise. If I can just get him on board!!!

I guess I’d say that choosing a vowel name for this baby would make choosing a vowel name for a potential next baby a likely thing to do - if it were me, this is what I’d do. I don’t personally think it matters that [name]Christian[/name]'s name would be the odd-ball non-vowel name, considering that it matches stylistically. If you choose another classic, you’ll be fine! So, you have an A and an O, which leaves E, I, and U…

E Names - Girl
[name]Eliza[/name]*
[name]Eleanor[/name]*
[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Edith[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Emily[/name]
[name]Emma[/name]*
[name]Eve[/name]
[name]Eloise[/name]*
[name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name]*

I Names - Girl
[name]Irene[/name]
[name]Iris[/name]*
[name]Ida[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name]
[name]Isabel[/name]*
[name]Ivy[/name]*

U Names - Girl
[name]Ursula[/name]

E Names - Boy
[name]Elias[/name]*
[name]Emmett[/name]
[name]Elliott[/name]*
[name]Edward[/name]
[name]Edgar[/name]
[name]Edmund[/name]
[name]Ethan[/name]

I Names - Boy
[name]Ignatius[/name]
[name]Ira[/name]*
[name]Isaac[/name]*
[name]Isaiah[/name]

U Names - Boy
[name]Ulysses[/name]

You said you’d probably have one more child after this baby, correct? Then I’d go with an E name for a boy and an I name for a girl, assuming you want to continue the vowel theme. If not, I can always suggest more classics to you.

[name]Both[/name] of your (living) children have names with five syllables - [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Andrew[/name]. Would you like to continue this? I think [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Isabel[/name], or [name]Iris[/name] would be perfect for a girl, while [name]Elias[/name] and [name]Elliott[/name] are my picks for a boy. [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Julia[/name], [name]Isabel[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name], and [name]Iris[/name] [name]Madeline[/name] are beautiful for little girls, while [name]Elias[/name] [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Elliott[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] are great for boys…

Best of luck!

Our sons name is [name]Oliver[/name] and our daughter is [name]Ellery[/name] (we too have a babe in heaven, [name]Hope[/name]). I’m on the boards looking for our second daughter’s name, I’m due in [name]January[/name]. Maybe you can take [name]Ellery[/name] and I should take [name]Audrey[/name] and we can be done - I’m going CRAZY trying to find the perfect name. :O) hee hee

[name]Hope[/name] you find yours! Good [name]Luck[/name]!

I think that [name]Margaret[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name] go really well together and you get the nn of [name]Greta[/name] which would have to make this name perfect.

A big vote for [name]Margaret[/name]. To give your daughter a classic middle name would be the way to go.

[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Elise[/name], I really like this combo!
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Catriona[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Olwen[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Laurel[/name] Another favourite

For a boy what about [name]Quentin[/name] [name]James[/name]? I think that [name]Quentin[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name] are just perfect together. Classic and quirky and I adore [name]James[/name].

[name]Quentin[/name] [name]James[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Laurel[/name].

My third child, a daughter, is named [name]Gretchen[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name]. Before she was born my mom started calling her [name]Gertie[/name] and it stuck. She has been [name]Gertie[/name] ever since. She’s 5 and I’m not even sure she can spell [name]Gretchen[/name]. EVERYONE calls her [name]Gertie[/name]. I don’t know if people are just being polite but we get tons of compliments on her name. It’s very old fashioned sounding but still seems to be kind of fresh. Also, her two older brothers are named [name]Stuart[/name] and [name]Will[/name] and the baby I’m expecting now will be [name]Oliver[/name]…so a similar flavor to what you have going. [name]Hope[/name] that helps!