From Cruise to Ophelia... we need help

My husband and I can’t agree and I’m ready to call our baby “thirdling.” Brothers are [name_m]Tor[/name_m] and Wolfie. I like

[name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_m]Valor[/name_m]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]

My husband likes


Oh. My. Gosh. We are all over the place and nowhere near each other! We both really want a strong name. This little girl is going to have to work hard, be brave, fierce even, to make it! I want a name that reflects that somehow. Not that I have achieved those qualities with my picks… Oh! And I love the slightly superhero-ish thing!

So can you all help?!?

My first thought after reading your post was [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], since it means “strength in battle.” It’s a bit close to [name_f]Michaela[/name_f], and it has a lot of great nickname options - [name_u]Mattie[/name_u], [name_f]Tilly[/name_f], [name_f]Millie[/name_f], [name_f]Milla[/name_f], [name_f]Tilda[/name_f], [name_f]Tildy[/name_f].

I like your list much better than his for the most part, though I have been liking [name_u]Sky[/name_u] lately. [name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_m]Valor[/name_m] is just bad-ass. I have a soft spot for [name_m]Valor[/name_m] on a girl. I like [name_f]Valora[/name_f] too. I like all five of the names from your list, though.

[name_u]Aeron[/name_u] / Aerona / [name_f]Aeronwy[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcella[/name_f] / [name_f]Marceline[/name_f]

[name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_m]Valor[/name_m] - Not bad. I think [name_f]Juno[/name_f] has potential.
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] - A tragic suicide broken and driven mad by a rude lover isn’t what I think of as a strong heroine. [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] is a porcelain doll to me.
[name_u]Wren[/name_u] - A tiny brown songbird? Adorable, I like this name, but strong?
[name_f]Thea[/name_f] - Maybe it’s just NMS.
[name_f]Lark[/name_f] - I like the k hardness but it has some of the issues I have with [name_u]Wren[/name_u], except larks aren’t as tiny.

I don’t like any of your husband’s picks at all, though [name_f]Mirabel[/name_f] would be interesting.

Spin-off ideas:
[name_f]Isis[/name_f] - another queen goddess like [name_f]Juno[/name_f].
Kestrel - another bird, but this one a fast-moving bird of prey.
[name_f]Calico[/name_f] - Lots of legends surround the multi-coloured cats… and they’re almost always female.
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f] - A sweet-sounding name that means ‘immortal,’ I like the contrast
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] - That pointy X but a legit name.
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f] - A lush, rampant vine, images of adventure and crumbling ruins, and in Victorian flower language [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] meant ‘faithfulness’ or ‘fidelity.’ My mom thinks this is not a “pretty enough” floral for a girl but I love its greenness.
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Lucky[/name_u]’ and also an adventurous, roadster-driving, [name_m]Art[/name_m] Deco image.
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f] - Breezy, streamline, and uncompromising. But never dark or bitter, [name_f]Blythe[/name_f] is silvery and pixie-like, wild and free.

Am I way outside what you’re looking for? Your style is so eclectic I don’t want to force you into a box, but I’d love to know what you like or don’t.

[name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_f]Juno[/name_f], Why not combine [name_f]Juno[/name_f] and [name_u]Sky/name_u?

Thanks to all. I really liked [name_u]Aeron[/name_u]… but can’t get over the [name_u]Aeron[/name_u] Chair thing. [name_f]Hedy[/name_f]. Interesting! And really pretty! Ditto [name_f]Olympia[/name_f] and [name_f]Isis[/name_f]. I also like [name_f]Neve[/name_f].

I already tried adding sky as a middle name but hubs won’t bite… so I’ll try some of these on for size!!!

[name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_m]Valor[/name_m]- [name_f]Love[/name_f] [name_f]Juno[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_u]Wren[/name_u]- I think this is perfect with your boys names
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]- This too
[name_f]Lark[/name_f]- I think I like [name_u]Lake[/name_u] better, or [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f].

My husband likes

[name_u]Sky[/name_u]-- OK
[name_f]Cruise[/name_f]- NMS
[name_f]Maribel[/name_f]- NMS What about [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] or [name_f]Mirabel[/name_f]?
[name_f]Micheala[/name_f]-- Dated to me.

[name_f]Ione[/name_f] ( [name_u]Sky[/name_u]!)

I [name_f]LOVE[/name_f] [name_f]Juno[/name_f] and [name_f]Lark[/name_f] worn your boys names!

[name_f]Juno[/name_f] [name_m]Valor[/name_m] - I love this, don’t you hate it when silly OH won’t cooperate! :wink:
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]- while I love [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] she does feel more fragile than brave
[name_u]Wren[/name_u] meh, this is a name I feel I should love, but I don’t
[name_f]Thea[/name_f], love, [name_f]Thea[/name_f] kestrel, [name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_m]Thorne[/name_m], [name_f]Thea[/name_f] Revelry
[name_f]Lark[/name_f] cute. I can picture a free spirited little girl with this name. [name_f]Lark[/name_f] [name_u]Artemis[/name_u], lark Reigna, [name_f]Lark[/name_f] Rainia

My husband likes

[name_u]Sky[/name_u] meh, see [name_u]Wren[/name_u]
[name_f]Cruise[/name_f] nms
[name_f]Maribel[/name_f] I prefer [name_f]Mirabelle[/name_f] but it is quite sweet.
[name_f]Micheala[/name_f] feels dated.

So ideas you may or may not like:
Aella (ay-la, whirlwind, the name of an amazon in Greek myth)
[name_f]Bronte[/name_f] (thunderer)
Valkyrie (maybe for a middle?)

Good luck

[name_f]Moa[/name_f] seems to fit. A [name_f]Moa[/name_f] is an extinct native NZ bird it was the biggest known bird in the world. (HUGE). So to me it is more staunch! [name_f]Thea[/name_f] is lovely-It is a gorgeous name. I don’t like any of your hubbys choices with your boys. Your names fit better…

[name_f]Thea[/name_f] and [name_f]Lark[/name_f] are lovely names. [name_u]Wren[/name_u] is OK, though a bit too birdy for me. [name_f]Juno[/name_f] seems trendy and off-putting (I much prefer [name_u]June[/name_u] or [name_f]Junia[/name_f], softer names).

[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] to me is a train wreck of a name. I teach English and to me she is always floating down the river, dead, with flowers in her hair.

[name_f]Cruise[/name_f] is a similar train wreck, summoning up both large ships full of bacteria and [name_m]Tom[/name_m] [name_f]Cruise[/name_f], ick.

[name_u]Sky[/name_u] is awfully short. What about [name_f]Ciel[/name_f]?

[name_f]Maribel[/name_f] sounds like a pricey spa or resort island.

[name_f]Michaela[/name_f] I don’t like, but it’s the best of his bunch.

I vote for [name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_f]Ciel[/name_f].