Help with Gabrielle

I really like the name [name]Gabrielle[/name], what are your thoughts?. I’m having a difficult time deciding on a middle name. Some I like are:

[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Ava[/name]

[name]Do[/name] you have any suggestions, me and my husband are South American, so names that are more exotic but not weird would be helpful also.

I think that [name]Gabrielle[/name] is very pretty, but at the same time, it feels a bit dated to me now ([name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name] wrote that it’s finally falling in popularity in the U.S.). I don’t know about [name]Gabrielle[/name]'s popularity in South [name]America[/name], so I don’t know how the name is perceived where you live.

[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Lily[/name]: Because [name]Gabrielle[/name] ends in an L sound and [name]Lily[/name] begins with one, the Ls run together when I say [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Lily[/name] out loud. I think that [name]Lily[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] has a better flow. :slight_smile:

[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Chloe[/name]: I think that [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] flows well, but I don’t think that [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] has the best flow.

[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Ava[/name]: I think that [name]Ava[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name] sounds great (although in the U.S., [name]Ava[/name] is super popular), but I’m personally not feeling [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Ava[/name]. You may also like [name]Eva[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name].

[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Grace[/name] (very popular in the middle, but you could call her [name]Gigi[/name])
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Kate[/name] (I think it sounds a bit blunt)
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Martine[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Rosette[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Paige[/name] (it feels modern to me like [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Chloe[/name])

You may also like [name]Gabriella[/name]:

[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

Names you may like:


Good luck! :slight_smile:

I agree completely with [name]Jill[/name]. While [name]Gabrielle[/name] is a pretty name for your daughter, I do think that it is a bit dated and, well, plain at this point. I also agree that your middle name choices, while very nice, either sound better reversed ([name]Ava[/name] and [name]Chloe[/name]) or with a different name ([name]Lily[/name]).

Might you consider a name with the same meaning as [name]Gabrielle[/name]? Two you might consider are [name]Abrielle[/name] or [name]Brielle[/name], or you could use a more interesting variant, [name]Gavrilla[/name].

If neither of those suits you, what about a different French name ([name]Gabrielle[/name] is French)? [name]Angeline[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Jacqueline[/name], [name]Julianne[/name], [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Juliette[/name], [name]Madeleine[/name], [name]Marguerite[/name], [name]Mirabelle[/name], [name]Nicolette[/name], [name]Violet[/name], and [name]Vivienne[/name] are all lovely choices, but I think the best alternative to [name]Gabrielle[/name] might be [name]Genevieve[/name], an exquisitely feminine name with a strong meaning (“woman of the people”) that can be shortened to the spunky and sassy [name]Genni[/name] and [name]Evie[/name] if you prefer.

Another choice is to use a different name ending in -elle, such as [name]Annabelle[/name] ([name]Annabel[/name]), [name]Estelle[/name], [name]Giselle[/name], [name]Mirielle[/name], or [name]Rochelle[/name].

My final suggestion would be to use a name beginning with a G and possessing three syllables, like [name]Gabrielle[/name]. My suggestions are [name]Georgina[/name], [name]Ginevra[/name], [name]Gisela[/name], [name]Gloria[/name], [name]Guinevere[/name], and [name]Gwendolyn[/name].

At the end, if you decide that the only name you really love is [name]Gabrielle[/name], then perhaps that is your name! If that is the case, names like [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Aimee[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Brigitte[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Cecile[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Cheri[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Jolie[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Margot[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Mathilde[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Simone[/name], or [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Sophie[/name] might work, although it seems that with most two-syllable middle names, the name sounds best reversed. Thus, I might suggest a one-syllable alternative, such as [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Claire[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Faye[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Fleur[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Joie[/name], or [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Maude[/name] as a soft and feminine name for your child.

Best wishes in naming your daughter!

[name]Gabrielle[/name] is a really pretty name, and I like [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Ava[/name].

Other middle name ideas:
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Isla[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Aveline[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Ramona[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Elena[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Helena[/name]

[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Day[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]June[/name]

Thanks everyone for the suggestions they were really helpful. Some of the names you listed I’ve never thought of before and they’re really beautiful. Before I really did like [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Lily[/name] as my favorite, but now not so much, kind of bland and boring.

My new favorites:

[name]Giselle[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Luciana[/name] [name]Rosabelle[/name]