Calling all pro-namers: We have a 1st...need a middle

We are adopting a little girl named [name]Sena[/name], and plan on pronouncing it like [name]Sen[/name]-na the plant. I would love to give her a longer vintage middle that has meaning. Before we knew her name we had been thinking about [name]Anna[/name] ([name]Ah[/name]-na) as my gm and ggm were both named this, and it’s my sisters middle. BUT-- [name]Sena[/name] [name]Anna[/name] it’s exactly the flow I was thinking of.

I love vintage, nature ( this might already be covered?), and names that start with an A. In this case I don’t think it should end with an A. I do not like trendy names and won’t use overused names ( [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Olivia[/name], [name]Isabelle[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name] etc.)

[name]Magnolia[/name] is out as [name]Sena[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] is too nature-y even for me. [name]Sena[/name] [name]Alice[/name] doesn’t seem to flow well either. My husband votes [name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name].

Other thoughts I had were:

[name]Coralie[/name] ( husband indifferent)
[name]Anabel[/name] ( husband is OK with and could honor [name]Anna[/name])
[name]Vivienne[/name] ( husband hates this one)
[name]Aveline[/name] ( pronounced leen at the end)

OK, berries–lay it on me! [name]TIA[/name]!

I love the name [name]Sena[/name]. It’s different, yet not unheard of. I agree that, while [name]Anna[/name] is meaningful to you, it really don’t flow well with [name]Sena[/name]. [name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] sounds wonderful on the other hand, and it’s vintage.

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Clarice[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Lorraine[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Laurel[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Iris[/name]

[name]Rose[/name] names are nature-y, and can be vintage as well like [name]Sena[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name], [name]Sena[/name] rosalind, [name]Sena[/name] [name]Rosamund[/name], and [name]Sena[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name].

Hmm, I think [name]Sena[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] is gorgeous. Other thoughts:

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name] (for [name]Anna[/name])
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Annelle[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Anais[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Flannery[/name] (little bit of [name]Anna[/name] in there amid the lit reference)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Mannon[/name] (ditto)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Rhiannon[/name] (ditto)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Roxanne[/name]

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] (has some sounds of [name]Evangeline[/name] and Vivenne)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Augustine[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Marian[/name] (little tiny bit of [name]Anna[/name]?)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Leonie[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Romilly[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Corinne[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name]

I really like [name]Sena[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] and [name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name].
Sena Ivy
Sena Jessamine
Sena Lavender
Sena Margaret
Sena Irene
Sena Mabel
Sena Ingrid
Sena Marjorie
Sena Maisey
Sena Giselle

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Adelaide[/name]
[name]Senna[/name] [name]Annemarie[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Annaliese[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Angeline[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Annalie[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Antoinette[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Augustine[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Aurelie[/name]

[name]Senna[/name] [name]Anabel[/name]!

What about [name]Sena[/name] Avonlea? If you like [name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables at all then it’s a fun literature name and it’s beautiful too.

You also seem to like short and sweet and slightly natural middle names so what about [name]Lake[/name]?

I love the suggestions of [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Augustine[/name], [name]Leonie[/name] ( too much [name]Leo[/name] in a sibset?) and [name]Lavender[/name] ( too much plant?). I will share them with my husband.

Sparrowfinch I had thought [name]Avalon[/name] before, Avonlea is cute and I do love [name]Anne[/name] of green gables :slight_smile:

Any other input?

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Abrielle[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Aubry[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Augustine[/name]

I’m kind of floored that people would rate this thread “terrible”. Wow.

Thank you for your help to the people that have posted ideas-- but to the rest of you, you might want to reevaluate your values. Adopting a child and keeping her given name is “terrible”? Or asking for help on name ideas ( just like any other person on here) is “terrible”? [name]Shame[/name] on you, and thanks for making me feel bad.

I like the suggestion of [name]Sena[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name]. [name]Sena[/name] [name]Julianne[/name] is also an option. Also:

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Alexandria[/name] (though it ends with an “a”, I think it’s okay)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Aislinn[/name] (or [name]Ashlyn[/name] if you prefer that spelling)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Elise[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] Adrielle

P.S. You have nothing to feel bad about. Nothing at all. I actually think it’s quite sweet and considerate of you not to change your daughter’s name.

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] doesn’t do it for me, but I don’t think it would be a bad choice at all.

[name]Coralie[/name] - Very pretty! I had this as a first name option for a really long time and I still love it. [name]Sena[/name] [name]Coralie[/name] flows well.
[name]Anabel[/name] - Like the name, but not with [name]Sena[/name].
[name]Vivienne[/name] - Not my style at all. It reminds me of a street I live next to, so I’m probably not the best person to be talking.
[name]Blythe[/name] - [name]Sena[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] sounds thre best, [name]IMO[/name]. I like it a lot.

[name]Edit[/name]: I agree with [name]Gabriela[/name]. You have NOTHING to feel bad about.

Thanks ladies. My husband does not like [name]Blythe[/name] it seems. So, my top choices are:

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Annalise[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] ([name]Blythe[/name] if he’d go for it)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] ( French pn)

I’m just not loving any of them though and trying to be positive about the whole name.

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]?

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Roseanne[/name].

I know [name]Roseanne[/name] leaves a weird taste in people mouth after the show but I think it’s a great mix between [name]Anna[/name] and a nature name. I think Especially when you’re adopting giving that child a family related name can be particularly meaningful, not just for her but the whole family. It’s a clear sign that she is one of the group, instead of a tag-along addition.

Frm your current list I’d vote for [name]Sena[/name] [name]Annelise[/name].

I apologize if the iPad auto-corrected anything oddly.

Lol, I partially love [name]Roseanne[/name] BECAUSE of the show - I’m a big fan of [name]Roseanne[/name] [name]Barr[/name].

I agree, though - I think [name]Sena[/name] [name]Roseanne[/name] would be a beautiful choice.

[name]Sena[/name] is lovely. Combos that come to mind are:
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Seraphine[/name] (as long as you are ok with alliteration, of course)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Alouette[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Marcheline[/name]

From your short list I like [name]Sena[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] best but prefer the [name]Juliette[/name] spelling in this instance.

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] is my first choice with [name]Sena[/name] Avonlea as a second.

[name]True[/name] Lexium. Which makes [name]Annalise[/name] or Anneleise the apparent choice with my 3 [name]Anna[/name]'s and my husbands mom being [name]Elizabeth[/name] in the middle ( [name]Lise[/name]/[name]Liese[/name]).

It’s just hard letting go of my names, and a close friend just named her new daughter [name]Analee[/name]. In our case though I don’t see how she could have issue with [name]Annalise[/name] for all the family connections it has for us.

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Lavender[/name] was my first thought! [name]Sena[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] is very pretty, as is [name]Sena[/name] [name]Annalise[/name]. My suggestions would be:

[name]Sena[/name] [name]Briony[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Collette[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Felicity[/name] (instead of [name]Blythe[/name]?)
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Sena[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]

Good luck! =]