Help find a middle name for Valentine!

I’m dead set on [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] as the first name of my first daughter, but I’m having trouble finding a middle name that fits. My fiance insists it could only work as a middle name, and every suggestion I make he either turns down or says it sounds better switched. But I’m determined to keep [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] in the first spot.

So far I’ve liked [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Odette[/name_f] and [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Irene[/name_f], but they’re a no go with him. I’d like to find something he at least sort of likes! Suggestions?

EDIT: We’ve managed to agree on alliteration! So far we like Valentine Verity and Valentine Violette. Thoughts? Other suggestions?

I like [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]! Makes me think of Ender’s Game.
I prefer it in the middle name spot as well ([name_f]Odette[/name_f] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] is cute), since [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] is traditionally a boys name but if you’re firm about it being the first name I would pair it with something fairly feminine but not too ‘Valentines’ -Angellic, Floral, or [name_f]Pink[/name_f]/Purple/[name_u]Red[/name_u].
Maybe something like [name_f]Jade[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f], [name_f]Niamh[/name_f], [name_f]Persephone[/name_f], [name_f]Aurielle[/name_f], [name_f]Marina[/name_f], [name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]?

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Julia[/name_f] or [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Juliet/name_f sprang to mind for some reason. I think it needs something equally glamorous, just a bit more down to [name_f]Earth[/name_f] than [name_u]Valentine[/name_u], for balance…

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Esme[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Iona[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Estella[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Amity[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Fay[/name_f]

[name_m]How[/name_m] will you be pronoucing [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]? The girl pronunciation is usually [name_u]Val[/name_u]-en-teen. But if not, these would still work: (* are my favorites)

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]*
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Agnes[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Marie[/name_f]* (I usually see [name_f]Marie[/name_f] as a filler but I think it grounds [name_u]Valentine[/name_u])
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Louise[/name_f]*
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Mariel[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Neve[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]*
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]*

I like your choice of [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Odette[/name_f].

We’d be pronouncing it like the [name_f]Holiday[/name_f]. I don’t like the val-en-teen pronunciation.

I like [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] but fiance doesn’t. :confused:

my sister has a daughter named [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Anne[/name_f]. Not a terribly exciting middle name, but maybe that offsets the romantic first name?

[name_f]Anne[/name_f] is my middle name and I hate it haha… far too common. Also not a fan of how it sounds. I’m not against a plain one, but I can’t bring myself to even consider overly common ones.

Too bad he doesn’t like [name_f]Estelle[/name_f], I think that’s such a pretty name. What about [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]? I get the same vibe from that, plus the rad Arrested Development connection.

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Mathilde[/name_f]

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Odette[/name_f] would have been a lovely combo, too bad your not using it.

Already suggested [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] as well, it’s a no go. I’m trying to get some contributions from his end, but he’s being stubborn. -.-

I’m trying to convince him [name_f]Odette[/name_f] is a good choice. :wink:

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] was the first name that popped into my head too! [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] would be very pretty too or I also love the sound of [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] or [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] (gorgeous!)… I love the name [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]… It’s my daughters middle name!

He’s come to the conclusion that alliteration is the way to go if I want it as a first name, which is fine by me! So far we like [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Verity[/name_f] and [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violette[/name_f]. Any thoughts?

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violette[/name_f] is gorgeous

I like [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violette[/name_f]!

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violette[/name_f] is pretty. I prefer [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] a little better. It’s more streamlined and less frilly.

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] (very v-y but I like it)
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_u]Vesper[/name_u]/a
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Vienna[/name_f]

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Verity[/name_f] is gorgeous!

I considered suggesting [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] previously, but it sounds a bit cartoon-y for me. I love alliteration, but they both have very similar sounds and are both word names, I’d avoid it.

[name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Verity[/name_f] and [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] [name_f]Violette[/name_f] are both pretty. I’d go with [name_f]Verity[/name_f] since [name_u]Valentine[/name_u] is flowery enough without [name_f]Violette[/name_f].

Enbrace the flowery! I like [name_f]Valentina[/name_f] [name_f]Violetta[/name_f].