Help Brainstorming New Ideas for Baby Kick

DH and I have been round and round with names. I have read through baby name books and made lists and have asked for feedback here. I KNOW there is a perfect name out there, we just have to find it! :slight_smile:

If you have suggestions that follow these criteria, please share!

  1. Since our last name is short and harsh, a longer (3+ syllables) would be great.
  2. I would like a fairly feminine name for the same reason.
  3. It has to be easy to recognize in the US for DH’s sake.

Here’s some names that we have considered, but just aren’t working:

[name]Rachelle[/name] (pro. “rah-shell”. Only 2 syllables, but they are long)
[name]Vianne[/name] (diminutive form of [name]Vivianne[/name], DH hates them both)

Have you considered [name]Alexandra[/name], [name]Isabella[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], or [name]Annabelle[/name]? All of these are longer, very pretty, feminine names. My daughter’s name is [name]Alexandra[/name], and I really like it. It is very classic and has a lot of nickname options. Good luck!

arabella! its my new favorite girly girl name =) or aurora?

[name]Aurora[/name] (nn [name]Rory[/name])
[name]Susannah[/name] (nn [name]Annie[/name])

Good luck! :slight_smile:

(Sorry for repeats…I’ve totally been underachieving today when it comes to reading previous posts.) :slight_smile:

Have a good night!

What about these:




Thank you so much for your ongoing help. I cannot tell you how nice it is to have true discussions about names instead of vetoes all the time! :slight_smile:

So far, I really like:

[name]Annabel[/name] - spelled with one ‘l’, it feels more quirky and fun to me
[name]Amelie[/name] - lemon suggested [name]Amelia[/name], but it’s too popular for my taste

[name]Love[/name] [name]Coralie[/name] and [name]Amelie[/name], so feminine and classy, and agree [name]Amelia[/name] is quite popular. But seeing that [name]Marianne[/name] is my name (same spelling), it obviously gets my vote!! And I’m 22 and have never met anyone my age or younger with the name and would love to know there’s a little [name]Marianne[/name] walking around :slight_smile:

[name]Annabel[/name] - I definitely prefer this spelling, too!
[name]Eliza[/name] - One of my absolute favorites, behind [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name].
[name]Seraphina[/name] - Reminds me of [name]Jen[/name] and [name]Ben[/name]'s daughter…
[name]Coralie[/name] - Not a fan of [name]Cora[/name] or [name]Coralie[/name], but the alliteration is cute!
[name]Marianne[/name] - It’s different, vintage…but I personally like [name]Mariel[/name].
[name]Amelie[/name] - I understand that [name]Amelia[/name] is quite popular!

Here are more (sorry if they’ve already been suggested!):


[name]GERMAN[/name] -




I love [name]Marianne[/name] Kick. I forget- do you have a middle name picked out?

Thanks for more ideas! I do like [name]Marianne[/name]; it is a new name for me to mull over, so it may take me a few days to decide if it makes the short list…

Quick question about [name]Anneliese[/name]. When spelled like this, how is it most commonly pronounced? I took [name]German[/name] for a few years, so I see it as “[name]Ah[/name]-nah-lee-seh”, but I could also see it pronounced “[name]Anna[/name]-lease”. Could it go either way?

[name]Anneliese[/name] has two pronunciations:

  1. [name]AH[/name]-nuh-[name]LEE[/name]-zuh
  2. an-uh-LEESS

([name]Anneliese[/name]) - LISTEN! :slight_smile:

So, yes, you could go either way. I personally prefer the second pronunciation, but this could be because I have thought about it as a way to honor my middle name, [name]Elyse[/name] ([name]Elise[/name]) - for a future daughter of course!