Frances or Genevieve? Suggestions welcome!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m]! [name_u]Baby[/name_u] girl is coming in 5 weeks and we are stuck! Middle name will be [name_u]Jean[/name_u], and we are looking for something classic and slightly vintage for our sibling to big brother [name_m]Winston[/name_m]. [name_f]Frances[/name_f] is actually my maiden name, which makes it fun, but i do love [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] nn [name_f]Evie[/name_f]. Our last name is Littlefield, so is [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] too long?

I prefer [name_f]Frances[/name_f] in general, I find [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] too fussy/frilly/slightly over the top. I think [name_f]Frances[/name_f] and [name_m]Winston[/name_m] match really well and [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] is a bit of a tongue twister too.

I agree with pp - [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] works so much better than [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u], and [name_f]Frances[/name_f] & [name_m]Winston[/name_m] is just right. They match wonderfully. I also think [name_f]Frances[/name_f] Littlefield has a ‘right’ feel to it that [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] Littlefield doesn’t quite equal (although I don’t think the length is necessarily an issue). Almost as if it’s a name that’s ‘meant to be’. Of course I could just be imagining things . . . !

Other suggestions -

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Paulina[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Adela[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Florence[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Polly[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Agatha[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Evelina[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Olive[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Sibyl[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Amabel[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Theresa[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Lenora[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Petunia[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Charity[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Verity[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Maura[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Marilla[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Patricia[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Petula[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & Loveday [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Lavender[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Cora[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Claudia[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Cynthia[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Gloria[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Peggy[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Philippa[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Corliss[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Oriel[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Margery[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Alicia[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] & [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]

Agree with pp - [name_f]Frances[/name_f] Littlefield sounds meant to be, and [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] is lovely! It also sounds good with [name_m]Winston[/name_m].

I think [name_f]Frances[/name_f] is wonderful, especially with [name_u]Jean[/name_u] as a middle, and brother [name_m]Winston[/name_m]. [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] would be a bit much too.

I much prefer [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], but [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] isn’t a great combo. What about [name_f]Florence[/name_f]?

Generally I prefer [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], and I actually really like the elaborate, slightly [name_m]OTT[/name_m] feel of [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] Littlefield, but [name_f]Frances[/name_f] is definitely my favourite for you!

It’s a lovely, classy, spunky, underused name which is the perfect match for [name_m]Winston[/name_m]. It sounds great with [name_u]Jean[/name_u] ([name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] not so much). Plus the fact that it’s your maiden name - perfection!

As much as I love [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] Littlefield is absolutely perfect.

Two of my favorites! [name_f]Frances[/name_f] is special to me, so I would use that.

I like both names, but in this case I would go with [name_f]Frances[/name_f] too. It has that vintage, homespun feel that goes well with [name_m]Winston[/name_m] and with your last name (it might just be me, but Littlefield feels like the kind of last name you’d hear in a novel set in colonial times or something). I love that it’s your maiden name and that your maiden name is a usable first name! I don’t mind [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] though- [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] would be a nice combo to get both names in [name_f]IMO[/name_f], or just [name_f]Frances[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] if you’re not set on using [name_u]Jean[/name_u].

I prefer [name_f]Frances[/name_f].

Thank you thank you for all the suggestions and input! I have been leaning [name_f]Frances[/name_f] the entire pregnancy, and just recently was second guessing it… maybe I’m just overthinking it all!

I don’t know–it seems like everyone is Team [name_f]Frances[/name_f], but I love [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], and I think [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] Littlefield is a stunning name! I don’t find [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] too hard to say, and [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] and [name_m]Winston[/name_m] are super cute together. I’m Team [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]. :slight_smile: