Fairytale/fanciful middle name


We have two kids: Diggory [name]Joseph[/name] Merrett and [name]Gwendolen[/name] Pixie Merrett. We are having another daughter who is due in two weeks. We’re pretty settled on [name]Maeve[/name] for her first name but are still debating middle names.

I really like the idea of giving her another fairy-tale/nature name for her middle name like [name]Gwen[/name]. (My husband has a tradition in his family of giving the father’s first name to the first born son as his middle name which explains my son’s middle name).

Can anyone suggest some sweet, fun fairytale/fanciful/nature names that fit with [name]Maeve[/name] Merrett (last name pronounced like Merit)? We don’t mind the name being really out there as it’s a middle.

So far we have:

[name]Willow[/name] (Husband not sure as he had a cat named [name]Willow[/name] once!)

…and that’s it! Help please.

Thanks -[name]Morgan[/name]

Oooo fun!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Solana[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Leola[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Irie[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jessamine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Peaches[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Phoenix[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Angelica[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Eulalia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Talullah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lilac[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tulip[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marigold[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bellatrix[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Leilani[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Honey[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Larkin[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Saffron[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Zola[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Juno[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Junia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Oceane[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Meadow[/name] (too much?! Lol)
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Octavia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Paloma[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Rowena[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Posy[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Amarantha[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tansy[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]January[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Olympia[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Primrose[/name]! I just saw it in another thread, and I really like it: )

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Iris[/name]

Thanks for your replies. I like [name]Primrose[/name] and I’ve been trying to suggest [name]Winter[/name] to my husband for ages but he thinks it’s too heavy with [name]Maeve[/name] as a first. I’ll go over your long long list and get back but thanks again for the input.

I think what I like about Pixie is it’s sass and spunk combined with the fairie aspect which balances the strong first name of [name]Gwendolen[/name].



I love [name]Maeve[/name]!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Jessamine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Angelica[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Amaryllis[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Titania[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Talullah[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bryony[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Larkspur
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Linden[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Cordula[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Primula[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Xenia[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Athena[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Alodia
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Liliosa[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Lisela
[name]Maeve[/name] Gloriana
[name]Maeve[/name] Bellisant
[name]Maeve[/name] Clerimond
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Melisande[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Alexandrine[/name]

I love your children’s names, and I think [name]Maeve[/name] is a fantastic choice for your newest addition! I have a penchant for the whimsical myself, so I’ll see what I can come up with as a middle name for [name]Maeve[/name]:

*[name]Maeve[/name] Eilonwy-- the magical princess from [name]Lloyd[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]'s [name]Black[/name] Cauldron series
*[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Aine[/name]-- pron. like [name]Anya[/name], sometimes considered queen of the faeries
*[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Ailsa[/name]-- my personal favorite name for a future daughter, comes from a word meaning ‘elf victory’
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Fairchild[/name]-- meaning child of the faeries. the final V sound in [name]Maeve[/name] kinda runs into the F in [name]Fairchild[/name], though…
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Eowyn[/name], [name]Arwen[/name]-- from LOTR
[name]Maeve[/name] Elowen-- Cornish for [name]Elm[/name] Tree
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Titania[/name]-- fairy queen from Midsummer [name]Night[/name]'s [name]Dream[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Corrigan-- a female faerie in the folklore of [name]Brittany[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Seelie-- the seelie court are considered the friendly group of faeries
[name]Maeve[/name] Selkie-- seal faerie

Are any of those along the right lines? I also like [name]Winter[/name], [name]Willow[/name], and [name]Primrose[/name]! :slight_smile:

I think [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Laurel[/name] or [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Lilou/name are fun. [name]Laurel[/name] is more “nature” and [name]Lilou[/name] is fun and cute like Pixie.!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tiara[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Indira[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Peony[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tamsin[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tansy[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Xanthe[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Gypsyrose

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Tiger[/name] [name]Lily[/name] Merret
[name]Maeve[/name] Stardust
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Melisende[/name]

I really like the sound of [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Winter[/name] [name]Merritt[/name]! I hope you can make your DH reconsider!

[name]How[/name] about [name]Aurora[/name]?
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Luella[/name] Merrett - apparently a famous elf
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Luna[/name] Merrett
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Ellette[/name] Merrett - english for “little elf” - seems like alot of “-ett” but they are pn. differently as you said Merrett is pn. the same as Merrit therefore “-ette” and “-it” allow this to work!
[name]Maeve[/name] Sebille Merrett - english for “a fairy”
[name]Maeve[/name] Fira Merrett - disney fairy name
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Blossom[/name] Merrett
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Elysia[/name] Merrett

I am loving [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Luella[/name] Merrett and [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Blossom[/name] Merrett - both have the same fun feeling as Pixie with similar meaning!

[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Ariel[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Babette[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Darling
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Sarafina[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Tinkerbell
[name]Maeve[/name] Chesire
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Esmerelda[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Fauna[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name] Summerset

This is so surreal. We have girl #2 on the way (due in [name]January[/name]) and we are naming her [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Winter[/name]!!

Also - we have a cat named [name]Morgan[/name] (after [name]Morgaine[/name]/[name]Morgana[/name], queen of the fairies!!). Too funny.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Maeve[/name] [name]Isla[/name] Merrett?
[name]Maeve[/name] [name]Autumn[/name] Merrett
[name]Maeve[/name] Whisper

Good luck!

[name]Dahlia[/name] (flower)

[name]Hi[/name]! I absolutely [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Bellatrix[/name], and would totally use it if I had the courage! I think it sounds so fairy-ish. I was also going to suggest Tinkerbell, as a pp has already mentioned. In addition, apparently Tinkerbell has a whole posse now, and I’m not sure of any of the fairies’ names, but I think that would be great inspiration!

Hey and thanks for all the responses.

I love the name [name]Gypsy[/name] as a middle but my hubby is from [name]England[/name] and [name]Gypsy[/name] in the UK has a different connotation so he’s not on board.

DCMom - that is pretty eerie. Actually it does help me let go of [name]Winter[/name] as a middle name because I wouldn’t like the idea of another girl (especially born so close together!) with the same first and middle name, even though we’re up in [name]Canada[/name].

My husband has declared that since I chose Pixie as a middle for [name]Gwendolen[/name] and suggested [name]Maeve[/name] as a first then he gets to pick her middle name. His top choice is [name]Idris[/name]. He likes it because it’s Welsh and is the name of a little dragon on this old show called [name]Ivor[/name] the Engine. It means fiery and I like the association but I find it very male sounding and not fun enough to really balance out [name]Maeve[/name]. He also likes Elfin but I actually prefer [name]Idris[/name] and feels it flows better.

So please keep suggesting fun, punky, fantasy inspired middle names so I can convince him of something else!


Other’s I’ve thought of:

[name]Trixie[/name] (but too matchy with Pixie!!)

[name]Ophelia[/name] (intials would MOM)

I love [name]Winter[/name] as well.