Girl's Names- Take #2

I posted awhile back about my love for the now-crushed name of [name]Isabella[/name]. The list that I liked after that was:

[name]Nora[/name] (husband thinks it’s not enough of a proper name “I’d name her [name]Eleanor[/name]” per him)
[name]Avery[/name] (husband decided he liked, then I met 2 little girls in a month and also got told by the lab tech it’s super popular now)
[name]Vivienne[/name] (husband doesn’t like “the double v” sound and said it sounds too old)

We now have 10 weeks before this little one is due to arrive.

Here’s what he likes, and I kind of like:


He likes [name]Emiliana[/name] but our last name is a British “trade name” like [name]Miller[/name], Skinner, etc. [name]Just[/name] sounds like too much when put together to me.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

I should also mention that overall, I like feminine and traditional “with a twist” names…

I like [name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Nora[/name] or [name]Adelaide[/name] nn [name]Ada[/name].
What about [name]Anastasia[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name] (love the nn [name]Evie[/name]), [name]Susannah[/name], or [name]Camilla[/name] ([name]Milly[/name] or [name]Cammie[/name]).

[name]Eleanore[/name] with nickame [name]Nora[/name] is lovley. I also love [name]Nora[/name] on it’s own! [name]Annalise[/name] and [name]Adelaide[/name] are lovley. :slight_smile:

I know it’s getting really popular (but so are some of your other picks) but I think [name]Penelope[/name] would work well with your last name and it offers: [name]Penny[/name], [name]Nell[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Elle[/name] as possible nicknames.

Maybe [name]Isabella[/name] can be your middle name now. I think [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] is very pretty. I also think [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] is stunning, even if it does have a strong Gone With The Wind feel.

I do love [name]Eleanor[/name] with the [name]Nora[/name] nickname also. It may be the best compromise if it comes to that. I had to compromise on my boy name so it does happen, just make sure if you [name]DO[/name] have to compromise that you still are 100% happy with that compromise. We see on these forums that people do regret a “compromise name”.

I also like [name]Eleanor[/name] with the nickname [name]Nora[/name]. Some other possibilities might be: [name]Adeline[/name], [name]Sylvia[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name] or [name]Rosalind[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Violetta[/name] or [name]Coralie[/name]. You have some pretty choices!

I like [name]Adelaide[/name] the most. [name]Anneliese[/name] and [name]Evangeline[/name] are great too! [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Arabella[/name], [name]Liselotte[/name], [name]Angelina[/name] or [name]Annabel[/name] ?

I’m liking [name]Arabella[/name] and [name]Annabelle[/name]! And Gigigibbons, we had talked about [name]Penelope[/name] (he’s a fan) but I’m loving your suggestions of [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Isabella[/name] and [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]… Maybe we can compromise :slight_smile: I had also recently presented [name]Emmeline[/name] to him (which I love), but for some reason he’s not a fan.

The other option (and feel free to chime in if you’ve done this) is that I name her, and my husband names the 2nd child. I don’t know how I feel about this, as:

A. I want him to love our daughter’s name too and
B. I’m afraid of what he’ll choose for #2, lol

Thank you all for your suggestions!

I love your whole list, especially [name]Anika[/name]! What about just [name]Emilia[/name] rather than [name]Emiliana[/name]?

What about …

[name]Annora[/name] / [name]Honora[/name] “[name]Nora[/name]” (I love [name]Eleanor[/name], but if you don’t like it perhaps one of these might be a better option to get [name]Nora[/name] if your husband only likes it as a nickname. [name]Annora[/name] in particular is a bit similar to [name]Anika[/name].)
[name]Althea[/name] / [name]Alethea[/name]

I love [name]Annalise[/name]. Very pretty, I couldn’t use it (I know an 8 year old with the name) but I think it is very nice!

Thanks! [name]Annalise[/name] is up there, although my sister’s live-in boyfriend has a niece named “[name]Annalie[/name]” so in the future it could get a bit confusing… But we don’t see them enough for me to not consider the name!

I love [name]Nora[/name] on its own (one of my favourites) - and I really like [name]Eleanor[/name] with the option of [name]Nora[/name] or [name]Nell[/name]. [name]Avery[/name] is a boys name to me, and although everyone loves [name]Vivienne[/name] - i’ve never really been a fan.

[name]Adelaide[/name] is my sisters middle name and i’ve always liked it.

[name]Flora[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Elnora[/name], [name]Leonora[/name], [name]Lenora[/name], [name]Leora[/name], [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Thora[/name], [name]Aurora[/name]

[name]Xanthe[/name], [name]Siena[/name], [name]Lilac[/name], [name]Della[/name], [name]Delphi[/name]/ne, [name]Ireland[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Adamina[/name], [name]Zinnia[/name].