Having second thoughts about our Baby Girl's Name! Please Help.

My husband and I were so sure we would call our daughter [name_u]Rowan[/name_u].
In my first thread I asked for feedback on middle names: [name_u]Winter[/name_u], [name_u]Lake[/name_u], and [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f]
Most of the Berries ruled in favor of [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f], I love it and I really appreciate the feedback.

This should have been the end of the quest, I suppose but now I find myself hooked on Nameberry and addicted to name searching so I’m crushing on a host of new names, consequently. Here’s what we’re working with now:

  1. [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]- Still in the running but not mandatory because [name_u]Winter[/name_u] as a middle doesn’t quite work.
  2. [name_u]Winter[/name_u]- My husband desperately wants to use this and I find it to be a beautiful word name as well but I do prefer it in the middle.
  3. [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f]
  4. [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
  5. [name_f]Lark[/name_f]
  6. [name_f]Wren[/name_f]
  7. [name_u]Sage[/name_u]- Suggested by a [name_u]Berry[/name_u] in my first thread to come after [name_u]Rowan[/name_u].
  8. [name_f]Cadence[/name_f]
  9. [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]- Another pick from my husband, I’m not as convinced.
  10. [name_f]Bronwyn[/name_f]- Can’t say why but we’re both kind of fascinated by this one.

Combinations we like:
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_f]Lark[/name_f], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]- But because there’s no [name_u]Winter[/name_u], my husband isn’t ready to commit.

[name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Lark[/name_f], [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f], [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Bronwyn[/name_f], [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]- They’re nice but I want [name_u]Winter[/name_u] for the middle, unless you berries convince me or give me a combination I can’t refuse :slight_smile:

[name_f]Cadence[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] is the only combination we’ve come up with that places [name_u]Winter[/name_u] in the middle.
[name_f]Scarlet[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] sounds lovely with our surname but I picture snow covered in blood when I see the two together.

Anyway, I guess it’s safe to say we’re into Nature and Word Names. If you have any suggestions/combinations from this list and beyond, please share.
We desperately need the help…

It sounds to me like you both love [name_u]Winter[/name_u]. I would go with [name_u]Winter[/name_u] as a first name. [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Bronwyn[/name_f] is adorable.

I lovelovelove your style. [name_u]Winter[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] are my favourites from the list. I’ll also suggest Dusk and [name_u]Sky[/name_u], which I like on boys but would work equally well on girls.
[name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Melody[/name_f]

I actually really like [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] together. I’m sure the Ws running together was your concern but when I say it out loud I think it works. Does it work with your last name? It SEEMS like [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] may be your favorite while [name_u]Winter[/name_u] is your husbands’s… So unless there’s some reason I’m totally missing I wouldn’t count out [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] :slight_smile:

Of all your names and combos the one that I like the most is [name_f]Cadence[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]. I think it is a lovely name and agree with you [name_u]Winter[/name_u] is better as a middle name.

best wishes,


I love your style too, [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Melody[/name_f] is actually one of the names we’re considering. Somehow I just forgot to list it!
Dusk is a very cool and handsome name, I’d love it for a little guy and I see [name_u]Avery[/name_u] in your signature, that’s my son’s name :slight_smile:

I think you like the word [name_u]Win[/name_u]!! It figures in so many of your choices. But here’s a basic rule I’d set: Two words names is one too many. I would sacrifice any overly homogenous notion of “flow” and go with a choice like [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] – why not? or [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]. Much better than [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u] or [name_u]Winter[/name_u] [name_f]Melody[/name_f].

[name_f]Bronwyn[/name_f] or more appropriately [name_f]Bronwen[/name_f] is a wonderful name but I think it bumps up too directly against [name_u]Winter[/name_u], but would work with any of your other word names in the first or middle place.

I’d eliminate [name_f]Cadence[/name_f] as a bit trendier than your other choices.

A few other names with win in them: [name_f]Winifred[/name_f], [name_f]Rowena[/name_f] (you could call her [name_u]Rowen[/name_u] or even [name_f]Wren[/name_f]), [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] or [name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f] or [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] or [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f].

Bottom line: If your husband is in love with [name_u]Winter[/name_u] and won’t let go, you’ve got to find a non-word name to pair it with…and [name_f]Bronwyn[/name_f] won’t do. So [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] or…let’s keep looking.

You do!!!
The “wan-win” combination is exactly what we’ve been worrying about but I do keep going back to it and you’re restoring my faith :slight_smile:
Thank you!

I like [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]! Very nice!

I do love the word [name_u]Win[/name_u]! And I’m smiling ear to ear right now because I’m falling in love with [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]. [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] has been my top choice for a while and my husband certainly loves [name_u]Winter[/name_u]. I think it’s a go :slight_smile:
Thank you!

Wolfie and [name_u]Win[/name_u] - adorable.

I think [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] sounds fine. Go for it!

I was the suggester of [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and I stand by that. While I like a lot of your names here, the tricky thing about having a lot of nouns in naming is that if you use too many, it sounds like you’re describing something in nature than naming a child. Using [name_u]Winter[/name_u] in the middle with something like [name_f]Lark[/name_f] makes me think of something out of a fantasy novel. [name_f]Bronwen[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] is the only [name_u]Winter[/name_u] combo that works, for that reason, in my opinion. [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] is more flexible; aside from [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Sage[/name_u], I like [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Lake[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_f]Lark[/name_f], and [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f] (I’d like [name_f]Wren[/name_f], as well, but it sounds a tad too close to [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]). Maybe save [name_u]Winter[/name_u] for later? Apologies to your husband, I think [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] is the right name for you two.

I am ninthing (or something) [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]! I actually think the wan-win makes the combo sound very charming. I love it!

[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]!! I love [name_u]Winter[/name_u] as a middle name and it seems like these are the two names you should be using.

I think [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] is lovely!