Baby #4


Baby #4 on the way so looking for input on names again…

Our other kids are Caleb, Meira (pronounced Meerah) & Elena (pronounced Elayna) so I feel pressured to pick another 5-letter name even though 2 of our boy favorites aren’t. Here are some we like/have considered…
Boys: Nathan, Gabriel (Gabe), Jacob, Derek, Micah, Jesse
Girls: Lydia, Lucia (Lucy), Norah

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

I love [name_m]Jacob[/name_m], [name_m]Micah[/name_m] and [name_m]Jesse[/name_m] for boys
I’d suggest [name_m]Noah[/name_m] for a girl

1 Like

There’s some notable E trend going on, in terms of sounds you like.

For boys, [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] fits the best. Runner up: [name_m]Derek[/name_m].

For girls: [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]?

1 Like

For boys I love [name_m]Caleb[/name_m], [name_f]Meira[/name_f], [name_f]Elena[/name_f] & … [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] (Gabe) or [name_m]Jesse[/name_m]

For girls I love [name_m]Caleb[/name_m], [name_f]Meira[/name_f], [name_f]Elena[/name_f] & … [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] or [name_f]Lucia[/name_f] (Lucy)

Also just curious but are you guys pronouncing [name_f]Lucia[/name_f] as Lu-ci-ah or Loo-che-ah?

For the boy names I just want to add 2 points I don’t know if you thought of. I bring them up because like you I would feel the pressure for a 5 letter name if I were in your position and these were just 2 other things I would personally stress about myself

  1. If you use [name_m]Jacob[/name_m] you have the 5 letters for all kids covered. That’s great. But now all your girl names end in an and all your boy names end in b. I don’t know if this baby is planned on being your last or if a baby #5 is a possibility of the future. But if I used [name_m]Jacob[/name_m], I would then feel pressure for another name to end in a or b, as the names would feel uneven to me if I didn’t. So for that reason I would avoid [name_m]Jacob[/name_m] as a first name

  2. I’m guessing this must not be something that bothers you but if you used [name_m]Micah[/name_m] then would it bother you that him and [name_f]Meira[/name_f] would share the same first initial? Many people name all their kids the same letter or the first 2 and not the next so I don’t think it would be abnormal if you did use [name_m]Micah[/name_m] (I do like the name too and it does go well with your kids names) but for me personally I’d avoid it because I would want all my kids to have a different letter

I definitely wouldn’t worry about pressure for 5 letters though. If you love [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] or [name_m]Nathan[/name_m] the most I say use them! Both [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] and [name_m]Gabe[/name_m] sounds great with your kids’ names and have a nice flow when you say them together. I think if all your kids’ names are close to the length in size not letters then it doesn’t matter to much!

1 Like

I love [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] & [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] for you :white_heart: :sparkles::blush:

1 Like

I really like [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m], [name_f]Lucia[/name_f], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], [name_m]Nathan[/name_m] and [name_m]Jesse[/name_m] for you!! Good meanings, sweet sounds and solid choices.

I wouldn’t have noticed the five letter think tbh

A few others:


1 Like

First, I wouldn’t have the five letter thing as main priority. If say, you have two faves and it helps decide one, then sure, but wouldn’t have it as a strong filter while you’re still collection options.


I would say don’t use Gabriel - Gabriel and Caleb are very close, I think - but it is my favourite boys’ name in your list so should stay on there. Gabe is just so swoony! Second would be Jesse. Jacob third.

I think I’d avoid repeat starting letters, so no Micah and Meira - also if you choose Micah, then you’ll have three with an A sound ending and Caleb on own. I find Nathan less sparkly compared to your others, though depends if you prefer Nate to say, Jake. Derek unfortunately is the name given to the dorky kid in a lot of pop culture. It shouldn’t matter but it probably does.


Norah is too close to Meira and Elena for me. I would choose the smart and lovely Lydia. Lucia is nice but I think it gets lost a little with your others. Norah probably pips it.

Other options, Caleb, Meira, Elena &


Naomi / Noemie (agree with above)

Hope this helps! :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles::sparkles:

1 Like

I hadn’t even noticed the E trend but you’re right, great observation!

If this is a girl I think we are set on Lydia as we were already leaning on that and most of you helped confirm that’s a good choice!

As for boys, Gabriel is our favorite and seems to be the favorite of most replies as well so maybe I should just stop worrying about the 5-letter issue and go with that!

Thanks everyone for your input!


[name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_f]Lydia[/name_f]! How about [name_m]Grant[/name_m]?

1 Like

[name_m]Nathan[/name_m] is one of my favourite boys names. For a girl, I’d choose either [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] or [name_f]Norah[/name_f] because of Lucia’s many different pronounciations.

(A baby [name_m]Derek[/name_m] would be cool though)

1 Like

With the siblings’ names, I like [name_f]Lucia[/name_f] and [name_m]Jacob[/name_m] the best!

1 Like

For boys, I think [name_m]Jacob[/name_m] and [name_m]Micah[/name_m] would work really well with [name_m]Caleb[/name_m], [name_f]Meira[/name_f], and [name_f]Elena[/name_f]!

And for girls, I absolutely adore [name_f]Lydia[/name_f].

1 Like

[name_f]Love[/name_f] the suggestion of [name_f]Nadia[/name_f]!

1 Like

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite for a boy is [name_m]Nathan[/name_m], awesome classic.
For a girl, I would pick [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], so spunky and cute.

Well we found out little one is a GIRL and her name will be [name_f]Lydia[/name_f]! Thanks everyone for your input!

1 Like

I like [name_m]Micah[/name_m] and [name_f]Lydia[/name_f]!