DH and I NOT on the same page

Ok Please help!
Let me start by saying I am having a hard time because I am a [name]Jennifer[/name], I graduated with 9 other Jennifers, and I [name]DO[/name] NOT want to do this to our daughter. In addition to that, our last name is [name]Miller[/name].
DH loves any name on the top ten list, I want something just a little bit different, but not too crazy. ALL suggestions are welcome, we would like to use [name]Marion[/name] as a MN also.

HIS list~

My List~


My last name is [name]Miller[/name], too, and I’m a [name]Lauren[/name]. I feel your pain! Coincidentally, my grandmother’s name is [name]Marion[/name] ([name]Miller[/name]), too…

Your husband seems to like more popular, yet still classic, names - [name]Emma[/name], [name]Isabel[/name], etc. - whereas you seem to be more into unisex, modern names - [name]Emery[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], etc. Is this accurate?

My sister’s name is [name]Sarah[/name], which I adore. [name]Sarah[/name] is a bit plain, I suppose, but I think your husband would like it. To dress it up, what about [name]Sariah[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]? [name]Sariah[/name] is a variant of [name]Sarah[/name] and maintains its same “princess” meaning (it is pronounced sah-[name]RYE[/name]-uh). I love it!

As for your list, with its more unisex feel, maybe [name]Bellamy[/name] would work. [name]Bellamy[/name] is a unisex name with a similar feel to [name]Emery[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name], yet it has that [name]Belle[/name] part that screams feminine and classic, like [name]Isabel[/name]. Your husband can have a little [name]Belle[/name] (or [name]Bella[/name], since he likes popular names) if he so chooses, and you get a lovely [name]Bellamy[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]! (N.B. A lot of people worry about the BM initials, but my brother is a [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Miller[/name] - B.M. - and he’s survived unscathed! This name does have a lot of M, but it isn’t that terrible in my opinion.)

Another compromise name might be [name]Cassia[/name]. It means “cinnamon” - what could be better - and has a unique, feminine feel that will likely appeal to your husband and perhaps yourself. [name]Cassia[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name] is absolutely beautiful, too!

If any of those are a hit, let me know. Otherwise, I’d be happy to go in either direction with more name suggestions!

Good luck, and take care!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I’m sorry your having trouble, JLM! :frowning:

He like [name]Emma[/name] and you like [name]Emery[/name], so you both may like [name]Emilia[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], or [name]Amelie[/name]. There’s also [name]Emmeline[/name], but I don’t think it’s the best with [name]Marion[/name] in the middle. ([name]Emma[/name] [name]Miller[/name] is really M heavy, but I think the other [name]Em[/name] names work better with [name]Miller[/name]…)

You like [name]Ellery[/name] and he likes [name]Isabel[/name], so you both may like names that contain “[name]El[/name]”:

[name]Annabelle[/name]/[name]Annabel[/name] (combines your love of [name]Anneliese[/name] with his love of [name]Isabel[/name])

There’s also [name]Mirabelle[/name] and [name]Marielle[/name], but not with [name]Marion[/name] in the middle. :slight_smile:

Classic name vintage names not in the top 10 (not all of them work with [name]Marion[/name], but I thought I’d include them anyway in case you aren’t set on [name]Marion[/name]):

[name]Clementine[/name] (nn [name]Emme[/name] for him)
[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name])
[name]Lila[/name] (destined for popularity, but at the moment, not as popular as [name]Lily[/name]…Plus, [name]Lily[/name] [name]Miller[/name] rhymes because of the [name]Lil[/name] and [name]Mil[/name] sounds.)
[name]Susannah[/name] (nn [name]Annie[/name])

There’s also [name]Isla[/name] (eye-la), which I think is really pretty with [name]Marion[/name] in the middle.

Names that feel exotic to me like [name]Anneliese[/name] (again, not all of these names work with [name]Marion[/name]):


[name]Don[/name]'t worry! You’ll find a name you both love. :slight_smile:

Take care! :slight_smile:

I forgot the unisex names! Sorry!

[name]Auden[/name] (close to [name]Audrey[/name], which he may like)
[name]Bellamy[/name] (Oops…lots of M with [name]Miller[/name])
[name]Romilly[/name] (Darn! I forgot about [name]Miller[/name] again!) :slight_smile:

I think I mentioned [name]Aurora[/name] on the other list, and [name]Rory[/name] could be a unisex nickname you may like.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

My suggestion would be to look at the SSN list after rank 100 and talk about which ones you both like. Since my taste is probably closer to your husband’s, I went down the list and found some I think he’ll like. See if you like any… They are in descending popularity.

[name]Adriana[/name] (rank 173)
[name]Gemma[/name] (888)

I really like your list and I dont think you and DH are that far off style wise. I like Lemons sujestion os [name]Sarah[/name] or a [name]Sarah[/name] based name. I want to suggest [name]Zara[/name] or [name]Zora[/name]. Good luck.

The name has to be [name]Bellamy[/name], this gives him the [name]Isabel[/name] factor and you the [name]Emery[/name] factor combined.

_____ [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]

[name]Andrea[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name] (ON-dray-ah) nn [name]Drea[/name] (DRAY-ah), [name]Drew[/name], or [name]Andie[/name] - love
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Hope[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]India[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Ingrid[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Noa[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name] - love
Paisha [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Marion[/name] [name]Miller[/name]

[name]How[/name] about:
[name]Amelie[/name] [name]Marion[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Marion[/name]
[name]Elise[/name] [name]Marion[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Marion[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Marion[/name]
[name]Anastasia[/name] (means “grace”) [name]Marion[/name]

Thank you everyone!!
We are looking everything over revising the list!! :slight_smile: