Feminine, Elegant, and Strong girl's name? (Poll)

Hi there! I have a boy Soren and a girl Vivienne and will soon give birth to my third (and last), a girl. I want to round out the group with a name that sounds feminine, elegant, and strong.

A few caveats:

  • Avoiding the most popular names (eg. Olivia, Ava, Sophia), but a name in the top 100 is ok.
  • We are American but live in Europe so want a name that wears well internationally.
  • No names that start with the letter “V” since we really strongly associate that with our daughter (“S” names are ok). We also liked but ruled out Ivy because it sounds too much like Vivi.
  • No “n” sound ending, since the first two already have that, and it feels too repetitive.

I’m currently considering:

  • Eve
  • Lina
  • Lyra
  • Maeve
  • Rose
  • Sylvia (nickname Sylvie)

I would love to hear your opinions and any suggestions!

  • Eve
  • Lina
  • Lyra
  • Maeve
  • Rose
  • Sylvia (Sylvie)

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I would stay away from [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Eve[/name_f] if you don’t want the repeating V sound.
[name_f]Lina[/name_f] seems like a nickname to me.
[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]!


In order of preference Id say

[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]- is elegant feminine and strong however has a strong ‘v’ sound. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Vivi[/name_f] are kind of repetitive. However as your last child I love how it ties the ‘s’ beginning from [name_m]Soren[/name_m] and the strong ‘v’ sound from [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] and ties it all together. [name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] are a very well styled sibset

[name_f]Rose[/name_f]- ticks all your boxes, elegant, feminine, strong and has no worrys of repeating initials however it does sound/feel rather similar to [name_m]Soren[/name_m]. But [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_m]Soren[/name_m] & [name_f]Rose[/name_f] feel well styled/matched.

[name_f]Eve[/name_f]- Again feels strong, elegany and feminine. Though again is very 'v" heavy.

[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]- has no problems of repeating sounds. However I would describe [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] as sweet and lilting and not necessarily strong and elegant.


[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] fits in the best with the sibset, in my opinion – it stands out as distinct but still fits. [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] sounds kind of like a combo of [name_m]Soren[/name_m] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f].
[name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], and [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] also fits nicely, but is more popular!
Both [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] are feminine, elegant, and strong to my ear! You can’t go wrong :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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[name_m]Soren[/name_m] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] are gorgeous!!

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[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] is my favourite, thought I’d throw [name_f]Iris[/name_f] in there too :purple_heart:

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I love [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] and [name_f]Rose[/name_f] for you! Maybe you would like [name_f]Lila[/name_f]? I think [name_f]Eve[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] are a bit too close to [name_f]Vivi[/name_f], especially as it’s possible that [name_f]Eve[/name_f] may get called [name_f]Evie[/name_f] once in awhile.

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I like [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] best! I also think [name_f]Rose[/name_f] works well, but maybe a longer version with nn [name_f]Rose[/name_f]. I think [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], or [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] would be lovely with [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] and [name_m]Soren[/name_m].

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I voted for [name_f]Rose[/name_f] because in my opinion it’s very international ( especially thanks to the movie Titanic which is really popular in Europe), feminine elegant and timeless. As an European [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is very simple for to me to understand and pronounce.
[name_f]My[/name_f] second favorite is [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] but I think it’s definitely more unusual than [name_f]Rose[/name_f].

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I voted [name_f]Lina[/name_f] but prefer the spelling [name_f]Lena[/name_f].

Some strong feminine names:


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Thank you! I keep alternating between liking unifying sounds and thinking it is nice to have 3 names all differentiated from each other. As you can see, I really gravitate towards girls’ names with “V” in them. :grin:

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Thank you for your thoughtful reflections! I was thinking similarly about how [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] really could tie the 3 names together.

I hadn’t thought about how [name_f]Rose[/name_f] sounds similar to [name_m]Soren[/name_m], but now that you say it I do hear it!

[name_f]Eve[/name_f] was a favorite when I was pregnant with my second, and I think I’ve just had trouble letting it go even though it’s probably too “V” heavy…

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I’d recommend -

[name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] & [name_f]Lois[/name_f]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] & [name_f]Rosa[/name_f]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] & [name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] & [name_f]Julia[/name_f]

although I love the names [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] & [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], they are a bit too similar to your other kids’ names in my opinion with the S and V sounds. I voted for [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] & [name_f]Rose[/name_f] :rose:

I like [name_f]Eve[/name_f] best and it fits your description very well in my opinion