Help naming little girl #3.

My daughters’ names are [name_f]Wren[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u] [name_u]Morgan[/name_u]. Our last name is [name_u]Parker[/name_u]. We’re adopting a little girl from the [name_m]Congo[/name_m]. We’ll keep her given name as a middle (we don’t know what it is yet) but we need a first name that goes with [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u]. We like the following but they somehow aren’t feeling quite “right” to me. Please help! :slight_smile:

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] (Not a fan of nn. [name_f]Rosie[/name_f])
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f] (A bit too popular?)
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] (Also too popluar, I think.)
[name_u]Elm[/name_u] (Hard to say? Nightmare on [name_u]Elm[/name_u] [name_m]Street[/name_m] an issue?)

Dying to hear what you all come up with! Thanks in advance!

[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_u]Aspen[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Kate[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Tia[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Maya[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Raina[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Lila[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Calla[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], & [name_u]Lane[/name_u]

Thanks! I really like [name_u]Aspen[/name_u], but worry that it sounds to “wintery” on a child from [name_f]Africa[/name_f], ya know? I also love [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], but wonder if it sounds odd with the other names.

[name_f]Kate[/name_f] sounds super pretty with their names and I never would have considered it. Thank you! :slight_smile:

Firstly good luck and your doing such an amazing thing!!

[name_f]Wren[/name_f] & [name_u]Sage[/name_u] are gorgeous names. But they are unisex names. Yes nature unisex names but unisex. Which in my eyes rules out of a lot of these choices.

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] - gorgeous name, she’s a lovely elegant choice. [name_f]Rose[/name_f] has a great natural sound. I adore the flower association. [name_f]Rose[/name_f] is just effortless but she feels too feminine and too traditional for [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u].

[name_f]Iris[/name_f] - another lovely classic, she’s sweet and lively. But again she feels too traditional with [name_f]Wren[/name_f] & [name_u]Sage[/name_u].

[name_f]Hazel[/name_f] - ugh never liked [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] always think hazelnut…

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] - I think because [name_f]Violet[/name_f] is a ‘rediscovered’ classic she works with [name_f]Wren[/name_f] & [name_u]Sage[/name_u] but I would still prefer a more unisex name like [name_u]Lane[/name_u].

[name_u]Elm[/name_u] - Never thought of Nightmare from [name_u]Elm[/name_u] street until you mentioned it, but in everyday life without this association being pointed out people won’t think of the name [name_u]Elm[/name_u] in that way. [name_u]Elm[/name_u] is pretty and she feels so refreshing. I like [name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_u]Elm[/name_u] together. It’s cute.

[name_f]Faye[/name_f] - I think despite [name_f]Faye[/name_f] being a classic girl name she works with [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u] because she’s so light and doesn’t feel heavy with femininity.

[name_u]Aspen[/name_u] - I love this choice especially with [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u], I really don’t think [name_u]Aspen[/name_u] is too wintry for a little girl from [name_f]Africa[/name_f] at all.
[name_f]Cricket[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Cricket[/name_f]’
[name_f]Maple[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Maple[/name_f]’
[name_u]River[/name_u] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]River[/name_u]’
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]’
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]’
[name_f]Calla[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Calla[/name_f]’
[name_f]Clover[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Clover[/name_f]’
[name_u]Bay[/name_u] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]Bay[/name_u]’
[name_u]Linden[/name_u] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]Linden[/name_u]’
[name_u]Sailor[/name_u] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]Sailor[/name_u]’
[name_u]Harbor[/name_u] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]Harbor[/name_u]’ or ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and Harbour’
[name_f]Isle[/name_f] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_f]Isle[/name_f]’
[name_u]Lake[/name_u] - ‘[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Wren[/name_f], and [name_u]Lake[/name_u]’

Thank you so much! You really helped me out. I think that’s why those other names don’t feel right, and I couldn’t put my finger on it. It’s totally the traditional feminine thing!

[name_u]Elm[/name_u] has moved back into the number one spot. [name_u]Lake[/name_u] is on the list and I love [name_u]Sailor[/name_u], though husband would never go for it. :slight_smile:

Thank you, thank you!

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:
[name_f]Acacia[/name_f] (bonus: this is a tree that grows in the [name_m]Congo[/name_m])

[name_f]Vanda[/name_f]–listed as Congolese name meaning ‘falling lightly like rain’

[name_u]Elm[/name_u] is super cute! [name_u]Lake[/name_u] is beautiful too. Can I just say I love [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u] together!

Some more ideas:
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Delta[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Lark[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Breeze[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Fawn[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]March[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Ever[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Tate[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Greer[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Blair[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Scout[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Harlow[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]True[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Teal[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Pepper[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_u]Cloud[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]East[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_m]Light[/name_m]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Cypress[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Luz[/name_f]

I think, since you’ve already gone with short nature names for your previous two girls, you should try to stick to that - not because I think sibling names have to match, but because you should run with it if you’ve already got a theme going. Your baby girl from the [name_m]Congo[/name_m] may already feel a little different from her big sisters, no reason to give her a name that makes her stick out even more.

I’m not a fan of [name_f]Rose[/name_f] with [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u], but not because it’s too feminine (I don’t really see [name_f]Wren[/name_f] or [name_u]Sage[/name_u] as boy names) but because it’s too common. I love [name_f]Rose[/name_f] as a name, but it just sounds ho-hum next to [name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u]. I think this extends a bit to [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], and [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] - they are kind of popular right now, too. I also don’t like [name_f]Faye[/name_f] - just a personal preference, but you also lose the nature-feeling.

I really don’t like [name_u]Elm[/name_u] as a name. It feels a little short and unfinished for some reason. Also, depending on your accent, it’s a bit weird to say. It leans more towards the masculine, as well, like [name_u]Spruce[/name_u] or [name_m]Birch[/name_m] or [name_u]Oak[/name_u], unlike [name_f]Wren[/name_f] or [name_u]Sage[/name_u], which I feel are definitely more feminine.

I really love [name_u]Lake[/name_u] and [name_u]River[/name_u]! Also, you have a bird name and a plant name, so a water name fits right in. Here are some more options, favorites starred:

[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Henna[/name_f]*
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Topaz[/name_f]*
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Briar[/name_f]*
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_u]Bay[/name_u]*
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Fawn[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Clover[/name_f]*
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_u]Dune[/name_u]*
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Snow[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Lark[/name_f]
[name_f]Wren[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], and [name_f]Star[/name_f]

For what it’s worth, I’m really in love with the idea of [name_u]Lake[/name_u]. I think it’s perfect for you and your family.

I love the idea of [name_u]Elm[/name_u], but honestly I think it sounds a bit silly for a person. I don’t know why… it’s one of those names that I really like at first, but on a second thought, I would really really dislike it as my own name.

I like the suggestions of [name_f]Willow[/name_f] and [name_f]Acacia[/name_f] (my only issue with that is that is the fact [name_f]Acacia[/name_f] trees grow in C.[name_f]Africa[/name_f]… to me it just feels like it turns her into an exotic object, it’s very superficial with no real depth of origin)

[name_u]Bay[/name_u] would be my top choice. It’s so beautiful, and is nature-y/unisex/one syllable just like you’re other daughters.

A few that haven’t been suggested yet…

Thank you ladies, for the lovely suggestions!

I love [name_f]Lark[/name_f] but I don’t love how it sounds with “[name_u]Parker[/name_u].” Also like [name_f]Laurel[/name_f] but it was vetored, along [name_f]Fern[/name_f] which I adore! I also really like [name_f]Harlow[/name_f] but wonder if the styles go together?

I just wanted to say that I adore [name_f]Faye[/name_f] so cute!!

I agree- I’d like to stick with a nature theme! Thank you so much! :slight_smile:

Thanks! :slight_smile:

[name_f]Love[/name_f] someone’s suggestion of [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]!

[name_u]Aspen[/name_u], [name_f]Fawn[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Olive[/name_f], [name_f]Laurel[/name_f], [name_f]Briar[/name_f]…

[name_f]Lux[/name_f] was the first name that sprung to mind. I love [name_u]Lake[/name_u]! Its a shame that [name_f]Fern[/name_f] got vetoed, it would’ve be lovely- would your husband prefer the [name_f]Fearne[/name_f] spelling? I also like [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] with your daughters’ names even though its a bit girlier.

[name_f]Faye[/name_f] [name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Maia[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_u]Linden[/name_u]
[name_u]Ray[/name_u] Jasimne
[name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lux[/name_f] [name_f]Jonquil[/name_f]
[name_f]Briar[/name_f] Blueberry

[name_f]Wren[/name_f] and [name_u]Sage[/name_u] are so pretty, and congrats on the adoption!

I agree with a pp–I like the idea of [name_u]Elm[/name_u] but it is too masculine to me (e.g. [name_m]Elmer[/name_m]).

I love [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]. It’s nature-y, feminine, and unusual! I like [name_f]Rose[/name_f] too. It’s overused as mn, but I don’t hear it often as a fn. I like [name_u]Lake[/name_u] in general but I think it sounds a bit abrupt with your last name. Or kind of literal, like lakeside parking. Some others:


Wow, there are some fantastic suggestions here!! I [name_f]LOVE[/name_f] [name_u]Lake[/name_u], it’s so pretty, definitely my first choice. When I first read your post [name_f]Willow[/name_f] came to mind, and I like [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] as well. Big congratulations on the adoption!