Help: Nova

Hello, [name_m]New[/name_m] to this site. Made an account just to ask opinions on this name. Hubby and I are TTC #2 and I am daydreaming names. I had names picked out for my son before I knew he was a boy and I really would like to do that with the next baby.

[name_m]Son[/name_m]'s name is [name_u]Rex[/name_u]. We have a double-barreled last name that rhymes with [name_u]Fallon[/name_u] Gibbler. I already know what baby #2 will be called if he’s a boy, but girl’s names are so much harder for me. If [name_u]Rex[/name_u] had been a girl he would have been [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f].

I really, really like [name_f]Nova[/name_f] (the name of the street I grew up on.) It’s sounds slightly Southern, quirky, and it just has that je ne sais quoi. I understand that it has gotten some attention after Teen Mom; I’m prepared to deal with that. But I cannot find a middle name to go with it (or a first day to pair with it) that hubby likes as well. Right now I like [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] and [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] (or [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]).


Personally, I like something short to go with [name_f]Nova[/name_f] (it having a long vowel sound) and your long last name. So my suggestions are:

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f]/[name_f]Anne[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Sky[/name_u]/[name_u]Skye[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Faith[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] Lyse/[name_f]Leese[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Kate[/name_f]/[name_f]Cate[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Leigh[/name_u]/[name_u]Lee[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Bay[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Ray[/name_u]/[name_u]Rae[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Tate[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Lane[/name_u]/[name_u]Laine[/name_u] (since [name_f]Nova[/name_f] was the street you grew up on!)
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]May[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Wynne[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Shea[/name_u]/[name_u]Shay[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u]/[name_u]Ren[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Greer[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Fleur[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Brook[/name_u]/[name_u]Brooke[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Ash[/name_u]

I hope this helps! (Or at least gives you some new ideas!)

I love [name_f]Kate[/name_f], [name_u]Lane[/name_u], and [name_f]Jane[/name_f] (especially) but they sound like Novocain when said together. :confused:

Of the ones you listed I like [name_f]Belle[/name_f], [name_f]Claire[/name_f], and [name_u]Ren[/name_u]. I wish we could use [name_u]Jean[/name_u], but hubby vetoed that one long ago. Still though, something seems off. Thank you for the recommendations.

I love [name_f]Nova[/name_f] for you!

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Mireille[/name_f] (meer-AYE)
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] (zan-THEE)
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Justine[/name_f]

Too bad you have dropped [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]. I want to squee when I hear it. Of your choices, I like [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]!

@boyandgirl I still like [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] and would use it, but [name_f]Nova[/name_f] just sort of popped into my head one day and I couldn’t stop thinking of it. Also, I would want to call her [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] and with a double barreled last name it would get a little long. But again, I still love it! I event considered [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f], but I’m not sure.

I’m worried that [name_f]Nova[/name_f] will be a name that I pass on because I can’t find a name to pair it with :confused:

I think [name_f]Nova[/name_f] is a great match with [name_u]Rex[/name_u]–both are strong names that pair modern sounds with Latin roots. Though [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is a great combo, I like the way [name_f]Nova[/name_f] and [name_u]Rex[/name_u] go together better than [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] and [name_u]Rex[/name_u].

I think [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] would be a great combo–you don’t mention [name_u]Rex[/name_u]'s middle name, or whether you care about “matching” a certain style, but I like the contrast between the modern [name_f]Nova[/name_f] and the classic [name_f]Ruth[/name_f].

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] reminds me a little of [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Scotia[/name_f], so I wouldn’t go for it, myself.
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] has a great flow, but [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] itself is not my style.

Honestly I’d look no further than [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] if I were you, but I also thought of
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Clemence[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]

@halloween_jacqueline I will see what hubby thinks of [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]. I really like the one syllable with [name_f]Nova[/name_f] even though I hadn’t really considered it before.

[name_u]Rex[/name_u] is my son’s middle name; his first name is [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. I would sort of like to keep the style, but I think that all of my choices go pretty well with [name_m]Theodore[/name_m].

I’m still open to other ideas!

So, hubby doesn’t like [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]. I mentioned [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Glenn[/name_u] or [name_u]Ren[/name_u] to him and he liked that sound the best, but still wasn’t sold.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you like [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]June[/name_u]? It’s somewhere between [name_f]Ruth[/name_f] and [name_u]Jean[/name_u], so your hubby may veto, but I do love the brightness of [name_u]June[/name_u] in the middle.

If he likes the -enn sound, what about [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] or [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Brynn[/name_f]?

For slightly longer options, I like your idea of [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]. Others:

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Coraline[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Louise[/name_f]

Oh no! I didn’t even think of “Novacain”! [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t worry! We’ll help you find a name. If you use [name_f]Nova[/name_f] as a MN (and still call her [name_f]Nova[/name_f], like you do with your son) that gives you some more possibilities.

You like [name_f]Kate[/name_f], so maybe
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Katelyn[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f]

You like [name_u]Ren[/name_u], so maybe
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Renee[/name_f]

But other options for [name_f]Nova[/name_f] as a MN could be:
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_u]Kennedy[/name_u] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_u]Madison[/name_u] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_u]Presley[/name_u] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]

And other MNs for [name_f]Nova[/name_f] could be:
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Arlene[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Kennedy[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Madison[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f]

I hope you find another name for your (maybe) baby girl!

@ceryle I wish I could use [name_u]June[/name_u], but my aunt that I don’t particularly want to name my daughter after has that name :confused:

@katiebeth [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] was my mn before I got married so I might actually consider it and I really like [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]. I also like [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f] (not sure if I like [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] or [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] better). I like [name_u]Madison[/name_u] as a combo, but don’t particularly like that name. [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] is nice too, but would it be way too common?


I think with a more bold name like [name_f]Nova[/name_f], you don’t have to worry about picking a middle that’s more common (like [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]…or [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] for that matter).

[name_u]Love[/name_u] the family connection with [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]/[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f], that seems like a plus!

Ok, I bounced ideas off of hubby and he recanted liking [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Glenn[/name_u]. I went through just some random names and he really liked the cadence of [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f], but I actually don’t like [name_f]Marie[/name_f]. So I’m now looking for two-syllable names ending in an -ie sound.

It looks like I may have to go with a middle name I don’t like to get a first name I do like.

I hope not! Perhaps you can find a name you like that fits the cadence he likes. If you expand the -ie ending to include other endings with that vowel sound, there are tons more options. What about…

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Brigitte[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Capri[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Carine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Carys[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Cerise[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Clarice[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Eileen[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Helene[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Justine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] (maybe as a nod to [name_f]Katherine[/name_f]?)
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Marine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Sabine[/name_f]

I have now fully educated myself on iambic names- no wonder hubby liked [name_f]Marie[/name_f]. Trouble is, I don’t like most of them.

Some that are ok:

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Helene[/name_f] (I fear it would be constantly mispronounced as we live in the south)
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Elize[/name_f]/[name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Lorraine[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Louise[/name_f]

It’s quickly becoming apparent that I am more loyal to a style than I originally thought. Not sure what to label it, I guess maybe old lady names? I feel like [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is an old man name and I think I do want to match it.

[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Rae[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_u]Riley[/name_u]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Renee[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Holly[/name_f]

[name_f]Hailey[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessica[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Willow[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Gracie[/name_f] [name_f]Nova[/name_f]

My daughter’s name is [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f] and we adore it completely (she’s 3 years old). I’ve never had anyone link the name to that teenage mom show, it’s been over for a long time and it wasn’t that popular anyways. We always get people who tell us how beautiful it is. I love how short and sweet it is, how easy it is for people to spell, and how it fits our daughter perfectly. She’s a spunky and energetic kid. The light of our lives.

I highly recommend the name.

You can’t go wrong with [name_f]Nova[/name_f]. So beautiful and I’m considering it as a middle (Because my husband is a bum and won’t use it as a first name). Both your middles sound great. I prefer [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f], but not with [name_f]Nova[/name_f].

I think we may have found it. [name_f]Nova[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]. Hubby really likes it and it fits with the Southern, quirky qualities that I like about just [name_f]Nova[/name_f] by itself. I’m keeping my ear to the ground for others that are even better, but I’m happy with it.

Now I’ve got a boy and girl name ready for #2 :slight_smile: