Baby #3 on the way...Any Suggestions?

I have a 6 year old son - [name]August[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] nn-[name]Gus[/name]
I have a 4 year old daughter- [name]Georgia[/name] [name]Danielle[/name] no nn
[name]Baby[/name] #3 is on the way and I am not sure what to do? Probably because of their ages my kids love that both of their names start with “G” even though tehcnically my first doesn’t. Should I give the 3rd a G name? Also we chose a month and state and I feel a little weird about just giving this one a Name-name, Maybe a city? or a flower? Or a day of the week? Give me some advice!

I didn’t really notice the “G” connection or the word-name connection. I think its because both of the names are well established names and not [name]JUST[/name] words. If that makes any sense…
I think you can pretty much go however you’d like…you’re not “tied” into a particular style.


[name]Elijah[/name] - nn [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name] - nn [name]Harris[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] - nn [name]Roe[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] - nn [name]Al[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name] ([name]DASH[/name]-el) - nn [name]Dash[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] - nn [name]Rhett[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name] - nn [name]Seb[/name]/[name]Baz[/name]

[name]Eleonora[/name] - nn [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] - nn [name]Mattie[/name]
[name]Victoria[/name] - nn [name]Tori[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] - nn [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] (silent t)
[name]Mila[/name] (MEE-la)
[name]Eliza[/name] - nn [name]Ellie[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] - nn [name]Josie[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] - nn [name]Jules[/name]
[name]Mabel[/name] - nn [name]Mae[/name]

Thank you for those suggestions…

[name]Jasper[/name]- My husband is definitely a fan of this one

[name]Margot[/name]- already on my list but no t
[name]Eliza[/name]- My name is [name]Elizabeth[/name] and I have considered [name]Liza[/name]
[name]Frances[/name]- Well I have considered [name]Francesca[/name]

My husband and I both like the name “[name]Ike[/name]” as it is feels very similar to [name]Gus[/name] and we have both enjoyed that name. I would like a longer name to give the baby and call him [name]Ike[/name] for short but I just think [name]Isaac[/name] is way too overused, any suggestions for a long name for [name]Ike[/name]?

[name]Long[/name] name for [name]Ike[/name]:
(you could use any I name followed by a K name in the middle)


I couldn’t really think of anything “normal”

[name]How[/name] about these other nn - similar to [name]Gus[/name]?













It’s cute that your kids feel a connection because their names start with the same letter. [name]How[/name] about these suggestions my favorite have ** beside them:
[name]Glen[/name]** - a well established word name
[name]Gram[/name]** - name of a measurement
[name]Gunner[/name]/[name]Gunnar[/name] - an occupational name
[name]Gannet[/name] - a bird name
[name]Gentry[/name] - a military word name
[name]General[/name] - another military word name
[name]Griffin[/name] nn [name]Griff[/name]** - name of a mythical creature
[name]Gage[/name] - word name
[name]Garner[/name] - a word name meaning to collect
[name]Garrison[/name] nn [name]Gary[/name]** - word name meaning military post
[name]Garnet[/name] nn [name]Nettie[/name]** - a gemstone name
[name]Gray[/name] - a colour name
[name]Gale[/name]** - a familiar sounding word name with an uncommon spelling
[name]Gardenia[/name] - a flower name
[name]Gemma[/name] nn [name]Gem[/name] - another gemstone name
Generousity nn [name]Genny[/name]** - a virtue name which seems quite a lot like the very lovely [name]Felicity[/name] to me
[name]Geneva[/name]** - the Swiss city
[name]Goldie[/name] - a precious metal name
[name]Ginger[/name] nn [name]Ginny[/name]** - a spunky nature name
[name]Glimmer[/name] - a word name
Galah - an australian bird name
[name]Granada[/name] - Spanish city name

My absolute favorites are [name]Ginger[/name]/[name]Ginny[/name] or [name]Generosity[/name]/[name]Genny[/name] for a girl and [name]Griffin[/name]/[name]Griff[/name] or [name]Garrison[/name]/[name]Gary[/name] for a boy

I like [name]Ike[/name] very cool I can’t think of any nickname apart of [name]Isaac[/name].



I personally would steer clear of another G name for fear of getting too matchy, but I like the idea of using another word name so long as it isn’t a place or a month. Here are some which I think go nicely with [name]August[/name] and [name]Georgia[/name] :

Flowers, trees and plants :
[name]Asher[/name] nn [name]Ash[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Forest[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Josephine[/name] nn [name]Posy[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name] nn [name]June[/name]
[name]Lily[/name] or [name]Liliana[/name] nn [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Linden[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Magnolia[/name] nn [name]Maggie[/name]
[name]Marigold[/name] (nn [name]Goldie[/name]?)
[name]Mariposa[/name] nn [name]Posy[/name]
[name]Poppy[/name] or [name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] and it’s many variations ([name]Rosanne[/name], [name]Primrose[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name], [name]Rosemary[/name], [name]Ambrosia[/name], [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Rosita[/name] et cetera)
[name]Sylvan[/name] nn [name]Sylvie[/name]

[name]Music[/name] :
[name]Allegra[/name]/o (o for a boy)

Gemstones :
[name]Emerald[/name] (but there is a proliferance of [name]Em[/name]- names at the moment, and it seems a little frivolous next to [name]Georgia[/name])
[name]Jasper[/name] (finally, a boys’ name!)
[name]Jet[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Sapphira[/name]/e (although, this seems a little floaty next to [name]Georgia[/name], which I’ve been trying to avoid. Also, [name]Sapphira[/name], while it is a lovely name, was a character killed by God in the New Testament for lying, so if associations are important to you then it would probably be best to avoid that one.)

[name]Virtue[/name] names :

Culinary names :
[name]Amandine[/name] (French for almond)
[name]Cosima[/name]/[name]Cosette[/name]/[name]Colette[/name]/any other Co- name nn [name]Cocoa[/name]
[name]Fennel[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Olive[/name] (or [name]Olivia[/name] or [name]Oliver[/name])
[name]Quince[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Sage[/name] (suitable for a boy)

Colours :
[name]Cinnabar[/name] (for a boy, I think)
[name]Cordovan[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Grace[/name] nn [name]Gray[/name]
[name]Grayson[/name] nn [name]Gray[/name] (for a boy)
I think many more unusual ones like [name]Cerulean[/name] and [name]Vermillion[/name] could possibly work for a boy.

[name]Bird[/name] names :
[name]Alouette[/name] (French for lark)
[name]Falcon[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Hawk[/name] (for a boy)
[name]Merle[/name] (French for blackbird, pronounced [name]MURL[/name], traditionally masculine but could also work on a girl. A possible nickname for [name]Muriel[/name], [name]Meryl[/name] or, dare I say it, [name]Merlin[/name])
[name]Paloma[/name] (Spanish for dove)
[name]Sparrow[/name] (girl or boy)

There is also [name]Savanna[/name], [name]Wolf[/name], occupational names (my favourite is [name]Archer[/name] nn [name]Archie[/name]), month names and, if you are feeling brave, time of day names ([name]Evening[/name] nn [name]Evie[/name] is the most accessible, in my opinion).

Good luck!

I would not follow the G theme and I like most of the suggestions so far.

I thought of [name]Mason[/name] and then I thought No, people will think of the [name]Mason[/name] [name]Dixon[/name] line esp with [name]Georgia[/name]. [name]Do[/name] I have my American politics right? (I am an Aussie.)

But I still like [name]August[/name], [name]Mason[/name] and [name]Georgia[/name]

[name]Beau[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], [name]August[/name]
[name]Joel[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Grant[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name] (does [name]General[/name] [name]Grant[/name] come to mind? If so forget this one.)
[name]Tristan[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], [name]August[/name]
[name]Charlton[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], [name]August[/name]
[name]Benedict[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], [name]August[/name]
[name]Blake[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Reid[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Parker[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Maxwell[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]James[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Milton[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Clement[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Simon[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Truman[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Wyatt[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Phineas[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Georgia[/name]

[name]Cassandra[/name] one of my faves with your sibset
[name]Scarlett[/name] this is nice!

[name]Hi[/name]! I wouldn’t follow a G theme, either. I love [name]August[/name] and [name]Georgia[/name], and some names I can see with both (sorry for repeats):

[name]Annabelle[/name] (with [name]August[/name]/[name]Gus[/name]/[name]Georgia[/name], you’d have two A’s and two G’s, although that’s a theme, too)


Now that I think about it, [name]August[/name] and [name]Georgia[/name] don’t feel like nouns to me (although they are), but when a third noun name is added to the mix, like [name]Ivy[/name], [name]August[/name] and [name]Georgia[/name] do feel like nouns to me, and I sense a theme. Because of this, I think I’d personally go with a non-noun for your third baby’s name.

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

[name]August[/name] and [name]Georgia[/name] are beautiful names, with a lot of classic feel, so perhaps another “classic” name, what about:

[name]Alexandra[/name] nn [name]Alex[/name] or [name]Sandy[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn Enny

[name]Benjamin[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name]
[name]Jonathan[/name] nn [name]Jon[/name]

Good luck!

I think [name]Ike[/name] is okay by itself. it’s a bit of a stretch, but you might get [name]Ike[/name] from [name]Ezekiel[/name]. [name]Dwight[/name] D. Eisenhower used [name]Ike[/name] as a nickname, so if you can get [name]Ike[/name] out of [name]Dwight[/name], I say anything is fair game.

I love, love, love your kids names and am eager to hear what you choose! ([name]August[/name] is tops on my list if I have a boy born in that month).

I also love that [name]Margo[/name] is on your list because it is what I am naming my baby if it turns out to be a girl…I like that it has the “G” sound in it without being a G name…[name]Gus[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], and [name]Margo[/name].

I wouldn’t completely abandon the idea of a G theme… you have a hard and a soft G in there, so it’s not as matchy-matchy as it seems.

I love your feedback! This website is great. I think if it is a girl I wll go with a G name and here are a few my husband and I like, let me know what you think…

[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Lenore[/name] nn-[name]Gigi[/name]
[name]Marigold[/name] [name]Lee[/name] nn-[name]Goldie[/name]

[name]Marigold[/name] nn [name]Goldie[/name] is perfect (in my top 5!). It’s not a G name, but has a G nickname, which is what I was just going to suggest. [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Lenore[/name] is beautiful too, but personally I’d go with a full name that doesn’t start with a G, but has the G nickname. That way they’d all have their own initial, but share one, too. The other name I thought of like that is [name]Virginia[/name] nn [name]Ginny[/name].

[name]Marigold[/name] is SOOOO cute. I love it with your other names. Perfect.

[name]Marigold[/name] is unique, but not weird. [name]Goldie[/name] is a cute nickname. I love [name]Genevieve[/name] – it just makes me think of a beautiful woman. It leaves lots of nickname options, too. [name]Gigi[/name] is adorable.

I would definitely go with [name]Marigold[/name] [name]Lee[/name] nn [name]Goldie[/name]. I think its beautiful and perfect with your other children"s beautiful names.

I like [name]Ike[/name] for a boy as a nn
maybe you could have [name]Israel[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]. You could get [name]Ike[/name] as the nn and [name]Israel[/name] is a country going with the month/state theme.

Names that could lend themselves to the nn [name]Ike[/name]:

[name]Michael[/name] (hey, there’s the “[name]Ike[/name]” sound inside!)
[name]Micah[/name] (same)
Names with an -ick ending ([name]Dominic[/name], Jarick, [name]Broderick[/name], [name]Patrick[/name], [name]Eric[/name])
“-ick” becomes “[name]Ike[/name]!”

Maybe I’m stretching it with some of those but I really think people limit themselves when it comes to nicknames. It certainly doesn’t have to be an exact part of the name to be a nickname! :slight_smile:
Best of luck to you!

I really like [name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Gigi[/name] but [name]Gigi[/name] is more commonly a nn for [name]Georgia[/name] than [name]Genevieve[/name] so I think that might be confusing…you could use [name]Gen[/name], [name]Genny[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Eve[/name]

Honestly I don’t think you need to go with a G name. Some options to think about

[name]Lillian[/name] ([name]Lily[/name])

[name]Just[/name] a few ideas…

As for [name]Ike[/name], I would go with [name]Isaac[/name] :slight_smile: GL