Fifth child... due in 2 weeks... HELP!

So I’m due on the 13th with my fifth child, we don’t know what we’re having, and we did have a list of names, three for a boy and five for a girl, but we’ve recently vetoed all the boys names and I think we’re down to three girls names, none of which I’m sure of.

Here’s our kids names:

“[name]Nate[/name]” [name]Ignatius[/name] ([name]Ignatius[/name] is a family name on my husbands side)
“[name]Theo[/name]” [name]Theodore[/name] (my favourite boys name of all time)
“[name]Sera[/name]” [name]Seraphina[/name] (she’s almost 5, we didn’t copy jen & ben)
“[name]Gemma[/name]” [name]Gwendolen[/name] ([name]Gemma[/name] because I used to refer to her as my gem, although more often we’re calling her [name]Gwen[/name] or [name]Gwennie[/name])

For the new baby we want:

3 or 4 syllables, okay if more
preferably 8 or 9 letters
easy nickname
not terribly popular

for girls, can’t end in [name]INA[/name]
for boys, must be clearly male, strong.

any ideas are greatly appreciated!

we’re thinking:

[name]Philippa[/name], nn [name]Pippa[/name] (loved for a long time, top choice)
[name]Rosalie[/name], nn [name]Rosie[/name], [name]Rosa[/name], Row (not my fave, & worried about twilight)
[name]Fionnuala[/name], nn [name]Nuala[/name] (likely won’t use it because of pronunciation/spelling issues)

I think [name]Phillipa[/name] nn [name]Pippa[/name] pairs wonderfully with your other children.

For boys how about:


First off, your children have beautiful names! I love [name]Philippa[/name], nickname [name]Pippa[/name], and think it goes wonderfully with [name]Nate[/name], [name]Theo[/name], [name]Sera[/name] and [name]Gemma[/name]. I like [name]Rosalie[/name] as well (you might also like [name]Rosemary[/name] or [name]Rosaline[/name]) with the nickname [name]Rosie[/name] (so cute!).

So, long, multi-syllabic, not too popular… lets see

Other girls names you might like:
[name]Evelyn[/name] - [name]Evie[/name], [name]Eve[/name], Lynnie
[name]Matilda[/name]- [name]Matty[/name], [name]Tilly[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name]- [name]Penny[/name], [name]Nell[/name]
Magdelena- [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Della[/name], [name]Leni[/name], [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name]- [name]Frankie[/name], [name]Chessie[/name], [name]Fran[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name]- [name]Cory[/name], [name]Dee[/name], [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name]- [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Nora[/name], [name]Leni[/name]

[name]Frederick[/name]- [name]Freddy[/name]
[name]Cornelius[/name]- [name]Cory[/name]
[name]Gregory[/name]- [name]Greg[/name]
[name]Matthias[/name] - [name]Matt[/name]
[name]Bartholomew[/name] - [name]Bart[/name]
[name]Phinneas[/name] - [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Dominic[/name] - [name]Dom[/name], [name]Nicky[/name]

hope that helps :slight_smile:

I love [name]Philippa[/name] with your other children’s names.

I also love the suggestion of [name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Freddie[/name] for a boy.

Your kids all have really nice names! I love [name]Rosalie[/name]. It currently doesnt rank in the top 1000, but that could change do to twilight. I’d still use it though. It’s beautiful.

For boys how about:
[name]Andreas[/name]- I’m not sure if you like Greek or [name]German[/name] names. But this is what we have picked out for our first son. It would go well with [name]Theodore[/name]. I like the nn [name]Ace[/name].
[name]Sebastian[/name] “[name]Seb[/name]” or “[name]Bastian[/name]”

[name]Gisela[/name] “[name]Gigi[/name]” would be cute

Here are some other girls name I thought of after posting.

[name]LOVE[/name] your kids’ names!

[name]LOVE[/name] your name style–it’s so quirky and romantic! Of your favorite names, I think [name]Phillipa[/name] works the best; both the full name and the nickname work perfectly!

[name]Sullivan[/name] “[name]Sully[/name]” or “[name]Van[/name]”
[name]Phineas[/name] “[name]Finn[/name]”
[name]Augustus[/name] “[name]Gus[/name]”
[name]Leopold[/name] “[name]Leo[/name]”
[name]Benedict[/name] “[name]Ben[/name]”
[name]Sebastian[/name] “[name]Seb[/name]”, “[name]Baz[/name]”, “[name]Ash[/name]”

[name]Clementine[/name] “[name]Clem[/name]”
[name]Felicity[/name] “[name]Lissie[/name]”
[name]Beatrice[/name] “[name]Bee[/name]”
[name]Eloise[/name] “[name]Ella[/name]” or “[name]Lola[/name]”
[name]Josephine[/name] “[name]Jojo[/name]” or “[name]Josie[/name]”
[name]Penelope[/name] “[name]Penny[/name]”, “[name]Nell[/name]”, or “[name]Lola[/name]”
[name]Matilda[/name] “[name]Mattie[/name]”
[name]Genevieve[/name] “[name]Genna[/name]” or “[name]Evie[/name]/[name]Eve[/name]”
[name]Helena[/name] “[name]Lena[/name]”
[name]Alessandra[/name] “[name]Alice[/name]”
[name]Demetria[/name] “[name]Demi[/name]”
[name]Georgina[/name] “[name]Georgi[/name]”
[name]Juniper[/name] “[name]Juni[/name]”
[name]Eleanora[/name] “[name]Ella[/name]” or “[name]Nora[/name]”

Any you like?

Since your boys have such distinguished names with off-beat nicknames, how about:

[name]Frederick[/name] “[name]Red[/name], Reds”
[name]Ferdinand[/name] “[name]Andy[/name]” ?

With [name]Ignatius[/name] ([name]Nate[/name]), [name]Theodore[/name] ([name]Theo[/name]), [name]Seraphina[/name] ([name]Sera[/name]) and [name]Gwendolen[/name] ([name]Gemma[/name]/[name]Gwen[/name]), how about:
I have a [name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn [name]Gwen[/name]/[name]Gwennie[/name] too :slight_smile:

[name]Augustus[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name] nn [name]Gus[/name]
[name]Benedict[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name]
[name]Frederick[/name] - others have suggested this but I love the nn [name]Fritz[/name] - cute with [name]Nate[/name] and [name]Theo[/name] I think!
[name]Benjamin[/name] - [name]Benji[/name]
[name]Bartholomew[/name] - [name]Bart[/name]
[name]Sylvester[/name] - [name]Sy[/name], [name]Sly[/name]
[name]Montgomery[/name] - [name]Monty[/name]

[name]Penelope[/name] - love this suggestion but you can’t have a [name]Gwen[/name]/[name]Gwennie[/name] and a [name]Pen[/name]/[name]Penny[/name]. Could use nn [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Antoinette[/name] - [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Rosemary[/name] - [name]Rosie[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] - not great nicknames imo - [name]Vera[/name] maybe, [name]Nikki[/name]
[name]Philomena[/name]/[name]Filomena[/name] - beautiful meaning (love song, loved one) but maybe not usuable for everyday
[name]Cassandra[/name] - [name]Cassie[/name]
[name]Apollonia[/name] - [name]Polly[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] - [name]Cora[/name], [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] - [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Anastasia[/name] - [name]Annie[/name]

Good luck!

I love [name]Philippa[/name]! It’s one of my very favorites.

[name]How[/name] about:
[name]Cecilia[/name] ([name]Lia[/name])
[name]Veronica[/name] ([name]Vero[/name] or [name]Vera[/name])
[name]Winifred[/name] ([name]Win[/name])

[name]Leopold[/name] or [name]Leonardo[/name] ([name]Leo[/name])
[name]Cristobal[/name] ([name]Cris[/name])

I love [name]Cordelia[/name], and [name]Phineas[/name]/[name]Finnian[/name] are both on our boys list, and I’m adding [name]Beatrix[/name] and [name]Augustus[/name], but it’s so funny to read all these names, a lot of them are names of ours or our immediate family (even our dogs name, [name]Eloise[/name], nn [name]Ellie[/name], is up there!)

My husband, [name]Nick[/name], has vetoed [name]Sebastien[/name] :frowning: but is thinking [name]Leo[/name] names over… yay! Although [name]Leo[/name] & [name]Theo[/name]? Maybe not…

Loving [name]Francesca[/name], but husband won’t use it, but [name]Penelope[/name] is starting to sound pretty good, it’s back on the list! Thanks so much, keep it coming!

I absolutely love [name]Augustus[/name] and [name]Philippa[/name]! Some more suggestions, sorry for reapeats :slight_smile:

[name]Tallulah[/name] - [name]Lula[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] - [name]Gen[/name]/[name]Eve[/name]/[name]Evie[/name]
[name]Olympia[/name] - [name]Ollie[/name]/[name]Pia[/name]
[name]Larissa[/name] - [name]Rissa[/name]/Rissy
[name]Bethany[/name] - [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Adelaide[/name] - [name]Addie[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] - [name]Eva[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] - [name]Cara[/name]/[name]Ollie[/name]/[name]Lina[/name]
[name]Antonia[/name] - [name]Toni[/name]/[name]Nia[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] - [name]Tabby[/name]/[name]Tibby[/name]
[name]Juliana[/name] - [name]Jules[/name]/[name]Lia[/name]/[name]Liana[/name]
[name]Camilla[/name] - [name]Cammi[/name]/[name]Milla[/name]/[name]Millie[/name]
[name]Graciela[/name] - [name]Gracie[/name]/[name]Ella[/name]
[name]Rhiannon[/name] - [name]Rhia[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name] - [name]Tali[/name]
[name]Calista[/name] - [name]Calli[/name]/Lissy
[name]Roxana[/name] - [name]Roxie[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] - Cece/[name]Lia[/name]
[name]Anthea[/name] - [name]Thea[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] - [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name] - [name]Miri[/name]/[name]Mimi[/name]/[name]Mim[/name]
[name]Winona[/name] - [name]Winnie[/name]
[name]Parisa[/name] -[name]Paris[/name]
[name]Dominique[/name] - [name]Minnie[/name]/[name]Nikky[/name]
[name]Lucinda[/name] - [name]Lucy[/name]/[name]Indi[/name]
[name]Meredith[/name] - [name]Meri[/name]/[name]Edie[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name] - [name]Ellie[/name]
[name]Paloma[/name] - [name]Lola[/name]
[name]Dolores[/name] -[name]Lola[/name]
[name]Virginia[/name] - [name]Ginny[/name]/[name]Nia[/name]
[name]Valerie[/name]/[name]Valeria[/name] - [name]Val[/name]/[name]Vally[/name]/[name]Ria[/name]

[name]Lorenzo[/name] - [name]Enzo[/name]
[name]Montgomery[/name] - [name]Monty[/name]
[name]Archibald[/name] - Archier
[name]Zachariah[/name] - [name]Zach[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] - [name]Rhett[/name]/Ev
[name]Donovan[/name] - [name]Don[/name]/[name]Van[/name]
[name]Fletcher[/name] - [name]Fletch[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name] -Raph
[name]Harrison[/name] - [name]Harris[/name]/[name]Harry[/name]
[name]Elias[/name] - [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name] - [name]Gabe[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] - Xave
[name]Cassius[/name] -[name]Cash[/name]
[name]Andreas[/name] - [name]Andre[/name]
[name]Francisco[/name] - [name]Francis[/name]/[name]Frank[/name]/[name]Frankie[/name]/[name]Cisco[/name]
[name]Solomon[/name] - [name]Sol[/name]
[name]Victor[/name] -[name]Vic[/name]
[name]Balthasar[/name] - Balt/[name]Baz[/name]
[name]Magnus[/name] -[name]Gus[/name]
[name]Thaddeus[/name] - [name]Thad[/name]
[name]Romano[/name] - [name]Roman[/name]/[name]Mano[/name]
[name]Emmanuel[/name] - [name]Manny[/name]/[name]Em[/name]
[name]Leviticus[/name] - [name]Levi[/name]

I’m not crazy about [name]Phillipa[/name], but I think the nn [name]Pippa[/name] is cute! It also does seem like a fit with your other names, which I like a lot.

[name]Nate[/name], [name]Theo[/name], [name]Sera[/name], [name]Gemma[/name], and…

Aubrielle ([name]Aubrie[/name] or [name]Bree[/name])
[name]Adelaide[/name] ([name]Addie[/name])
[name]Angelica[/name] ([name]Angie[/name] or [name]Angel[/name])
[name]Annelise[/name] ([name]Annie[/name])
Bellarose/[name]Bellerose[/name] ([name]Belle[/name] or [name]Bella[/name])
Briellen or [name]Briallen[/name] ([name]Bree[/name])
[name]Calinda[/name] or [name]Calixta[/name] ([name]Cali[/name])
[name]Camilla[/name] ([name]Cami[/name])
[name]Cassandra[/name] ([name]Cassie[/name] or [name]Sandy[/name])
[name]Christabelle[/name] ([name]Chrissie[/name], [name]Christa[/name], [name]Chris[/name])
[name]Francesca[/name] ([name]Frankie[/name], [name]Francie[/name], [name]Chessie[/name], Chesca)
[name]Frederica[/name] ([name]Ricki[/name], [name]Freddie[/name])
[name]Isadora[/name] ([name]Izzie[/name], [name]Dora[/name], [name]Dori[/name])
[name]Jessamine[/name] ([name]Jess[/name], [name]Jessa[/name], [name]Jessie[/name], [name]Mina[/name])
[name]Julianna[/name] ([name]Julie[/name])
Lissandra ([name]Liz[/name], [name]Lissa[/name], [name]Sandy[/name])
[name]Lorelei[/name] ([name]Lora[/name], [name]Lori[/name])
[name]Melanie[/name] or [name]Melisande[/name] ([name]Mel[/name])
Miabella ([name]Mia[/name]) or [name]Mirabella[/name] ([name]Mira[/name])
[name]Miranda[/name] ([name]Randi[/name])
[name]Mirielle[/name] ([name]Miri[/name])
[name]Nicolette[/name] or [name]Nicoletta[/name] ([name]Nikki[/name])
[name]Rebecca[/name] ([name]Becca[/name] or [name]Becky[/name])
[name]Victoria[/name] ([name]Vicky[/name] or [name]Tori[/name])
[name]FAVORITE[/name] GIRLS: [name]Adelaide[/name] ([name]Addie[/name]), [name]Annelise[/name] ([name]Annie[/name]), [name]Cassandra[/name] ([name]Cassie[/name]), [name]Isadora[/name] ([name]Izzie[/name]), [name]Lorelei[/name] ([name]Lora[/name])

[name]Abraham[/name] ([name]Abe[/name])
[name]Anderson[/name] ([name]Andy[/name])
[name]Macauley[/name] ([name]Mac[/name])
[name]Roderick[/name] ([name]Rod[/name])
[name]Whitaker[/name] ([name]Whit[/name])
[name]Zachariah[/name] or [name]Zacharias[/name] ([name]Zack[/name])
[name]FAVORITE[/name] BOYS: [name]Abraham[/name] ([name]Abe[/name]), [name]Macauley[/name] ([name]Mac[/name])


I love your children’s names! Though I love [name]Leo[/name], it really doesn’t seem to work with [name]Theo[/name] :frowning: I love the nn [name]Pippa[/name], though [name]Philippa[/name] isn’t a favorite. [name]How[/name] about (sorry for repeats!):

[name]Marigold[/name] nn [name]Goldie[/name]/[name]Maggie[/name]/[name]Mari[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] nn [name]Emme[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] nn [name]Evie[/name]/[name]Angie[/name]
[name]Jocasta[/name] nn [name]Jo[/name]/[name]Cassie[/name]
[name]Clementine[/name] nn [name]Emme[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn [name]Gen[/name]/[name]Vivi[/name]/[name]Evie[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] nn [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] nn [name]Vivi[/name]
[name]Paloma[/name] nn [name]Polly[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] nn Flissy
[name]Georgiana[/name] nn [name]Gia[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] nn [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] nn [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] nn [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Beatriz[/name] nn Triz/[name]Bea[/name]
[name]Aurelia[/name] nn [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Dorothea[/name] nn [name]Dotty[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] nn [name]Mattie[/name]/[name]Millie[/name]/[name]Tillie[/name]
[name]Coralie[/name] nn [name]Cora[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name] nn Cece
Contessa nn [name]Tessa[/name]
[name]Ambrosia[/name] nn [name]Rosie[/name]
[name]Cambria[/name] nn [name]Cam[/name]/[name]Bree[/name]/[name]Bria[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] nn [name]Sophie[/name]/[name]Josie[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] nn [name]Jules[/name]

[name]Percival[/name] nn [name]Percy[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] nn [name]Ollie[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] nn [name]Rhett[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] nn [name]Jules[/name]
[name]William[/name] nn [name]Liam[/name]
[name]Jameson[/name] nn [name]James[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name] nn [name]Harry[/name]
Charlus nn [name]Charlie[/name]
[name]Donovan[/name] nn [name]Donny[/name]/[name]Don[/name]
[name]Nicholas[/name] nn [name]Nico[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] nn [name]Xander[/name]/[name]Alex[/name]
[name]Quinten[/name] nn [name]Quinn[/name]

Good luck!:slight_smile:

First, I must say well done! Your other children’s names are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! [name]Theodore[/name] is my favorite boys name, as well, and I love how you got [name]Nate[/name] from [name]Ignatius[/name] (that’s amazing that you have family names like that), [name]Gwendolen[/name] is lovely, especially with the nn [name]Gemma[/name], and [name]Seraphina[/name] is positively gorgeous. Wow! I’m just speechless at such a powerful sibset!

[name]Philippa[/name], nn [name]Pippa[/name] (loved for a long time, top choice) - [name]Philippa[/name] is a stunning name! (In fact, I’d love to use it someday, but as my brother’s name is [name]Philip[/name], I’d use it as a mn.) [name]Pippa[/name] is cute as all get-out, and it sounds great with sisters [name]Gemma[/name] and [name]Sera[/name].

[name]Rosalie[/name], nn [name]Rosie[/name], [name]Rosa[/name], Row (not my fave, & worried about twilight) - Yes, [name]Rosalie[/name] is a Twilight name. However, by the time your future child is older, I seriously doubt that any of the kids are going to hear it and think “VAMPIRE!” I wouldn’t be too worried. It does also sport a lot of good nn’s. However, if you know already that this one is not a favorite, I’d just cast it off the list. Or maybe consider it as mn material.

[name]Fionnuala[/name], nn [name]Nuala[/name] (likely won’t use it because of pronunciation/spelling issues) - Although spelling/pronunciation can always be an issue, I wouldn’t worry about it that much. It seems like people are naming kids with a much wider pronunciation-range of names. And I say, as long as the spelling is legit (not Trynatee or some cringe-filled misspelling like that), go for it! This name, after all, WOULD go well with your other children. (If it helps, people quite often ask me to spell my first or last name, and in my opinion they’re pretty simple, so just because you choose an “easy” spelling doesn’t mean you won’t encounter the same problems as a “difficult” one–so if you like the more unusual name better, why not just choose that?)

Other possibilities:
[name]Octavia[/name] ([name]Via[/name], [name]Tavi[/name])
[name]Desdemona[/name] ([name]Desi[/name], [name]Demi[/name], [name]Mona[/name])
[name]Elisabetta[/name] ([name]Elsie[/name], [name]Betsy[/name], [name]Isa[/name], [name]Letty[/name], [name]Ella[/name], etc…)
[name]Adelaida[/name] (Lady, [name]Adele[/name], [name]Della[/name], [name]Aida[/name])

[name]Constantine[/name] ([name]Stan[/name], [name]Conan[/name], Costi)
[name]Horatio[/name] ([name]Ti[/name], [name]Harry[/name])
[name]Bartholomew[/name] (Barth, [name]Thom[/name], [name]Arty[/name], [name]Bale[/name])

Good luck! (-:

    • NameGoddess

Well, after a few days of reading your suggestions over and over we have decided to go with [name]Philippa[/name] nn [name]Pippa[/name] for a girl, with the following as reserves in case [name]Philippa[/name] doesn’t work out:

[name]Adelaide[/name] nn [name]Adele[/name], [name]Addie[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] nn [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Fionnuala[/name] nn Fi, [name]Nuala[/name], [name]Nellie[/name]
[name]Marigold[/name] nn [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Goldie[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] nn [name]Tilly[/name], [name]Mattie[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Nellie[/name], [name]Nell[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] (or another [name]Rose[/name] name, we’re looking into them, nn [name]Rosie[/name]

I’m not sure where we are with boys names. I like [name]Phineas[/name] but I’m worried about the [name]Phineas[/name] & Ferb (Nickelodeon show, I’m told) association, as well as the fact that [name]Seraphina[/name] is a “starbaby name” and so is [name]Phineas[/name]. [name]Finnian[/name] is a great way to get to [name]Finn[/name], and it’s similar, but it’s a bit too modern/potentially trendy for me. I’m going to spend some time looking for boys names, but any suggestions are still greatly appreciated! You guys are awesome, thanks so much!

ayelet I am pleased that you have chosen [name]Phillipa[/name], it is a lovely name and the nn of [name]Pippa[/name] is stunning. A great choice.



what about [name]Finnegan[/name]?

Our first boy will be [name]Alexander[/name], and I’m going to call him “[name]Xan[/name]” or “[name]Xander[/name]”.

Our first girl will be [name]Evelyn[/name], nn “[name]Evie[/name]” or “[name]Eve[/name]”. Our second girl will be [name]Jocelyn[/name] [name]Jo[/name] (middle name) with nn “[name]Jo[/name] [name]Jo[/name]” or “[name]Josie[/name]”.

What about [name]Penelope[/name], still using the nn “[name]Pippa[/name]”, “[name]Pip[/name]” or even “[name]Penny[/name]”?

A couple others (sorry for any repeats):
[name]Augustus[/name] or [name]Octavious[/name]/[name]Gus[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] or [name]Celia[/name]/Cici

I’m sure I can think of more later. Good luck!