Help with girls name- Marjorie vs Nora vs Rachel vs Margaret

See the results of this poll: Which name do you prefer?

Respondents: 25 (This poll is closed)

  • Marjorie Olivia Moss: 10 (40%)
  • Nora Mabel Moss: 4 (16%)
  • Rachel Marie Moss: 3 (12%)
  • Margaret Rose Moss: 7 (28%)
  • Other - please comment!: 1 (4%)

I think [name]Rachel[/name] is my favourite out of them but personally I don’t really like this trend for bringing back old lady names.

For classic sounding names that aren’t too common I’d go more for something like,


or something more like that

Can’t say I agree! We love all the names above.
[name]Tabitha[/name] is a thought though might suggest that one and add it to the list… [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Moss[/name]?

[name]Rachel[/name] seems more trendy than classic to me, especially with the middle name [name]Marie[/name]. I do like this very much with [name]Moss[/name], though. I don’t personally care for [name]Marjorie[/name] - it seems stuffy instead of old lady cool. I really like [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Moss[/name], too, as long as you are good with alliteration - which it seems you are. [name]Margaret[/name] has so many great nickname options - [name]Maggie[/name], Megs, [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Marge[/name] - that I love!

About the suggestions, please do not name your daughter [name]Ivy[/name]. I do like the name, but [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Moss[/name] is terrible! My only other suggestion to you would be [name]Lydia[/name] - [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Mabel[/name] [name]Moss[/name] or [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Moss[/name].

I love [name]Marjorie[/name]! Please use [name]Marjorie[/name], it would delight me to my core! [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] sounds wonderful!
I heard it some time ago on Private Practise and thought 'OMG they have to use [name]Marjorie[/name]! That is the most adorable, underused and undervalued name I have heard in a [name]LONG[/name] time!!"

[name]Rachel[/name] is a bit boring in my eyes, so I don’t care much for her. With [name]Marie[/name] being a ‘classic’ middle name, it makes for a rather boring combo… [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Nora[/name] would be lovely.
I’ve always loved [name]Nora[/name], especially for the [name]Ibsen[/name] character in 'A [name]Doll[/name]‘s House’ which is my favourite play ever! [name]Nora[/name] [name]Mabel[/name] sounds fabulous, [name]Mabel[/name] is also one of my favourites!
[name]Margaret[/name] is okay, but I prefer [name]Marjorie[/name] or [name]Nora[/name]… [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Rose[/name] I’m sure is a very common combination, [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] would make a nice surprise :slight_smile:

A baby [name]Marjorie[/name] would be awesome!!

Yay!! Someone else who loves [name]Marjorie[/name] for a girl!!! It’s always been one of my favourites…
We are few and far between. What do you think of the mn combination?

I like [name]Marjorie[/name] too, and I like the different vowel sounds with [name]Olivia[/name] as a middle name. Very pretty.

[name]Marjorie[/name] is so lovely, i just want to cuddle up next to her forever!

[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] makes for a nice surprise, [name]Olivia[/name] being so popular and [name]Marjorie[/name] being the complete opposite. Like you said, the lovers of [name]Marjorie[/name] are few :slight_smile:
My perfectionist self wants to pair [name]Marjorie[/name] with stylistically more similar name, just [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Olive[/name] sounds slightly better to me…
Also, I consider [name]Olivia[/name] one of the ‘cute’ names that are very hip now ([name]Olivia[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Bailey[/name]) so choosing a name of equal popularity but less cute would also make a slight improvement to my ears while maintaining the surprise of the non-popular/superpopular combo… [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Isabel[/name] for instance was the first I thought of…
Another thing is the syllables. [name]Olivia[/name] has four, [name]Marjorie[/name] has three. That makes 7 total which is quite a lot, especially when the distribution is almost equal. If it was 5/2 it would be less of a mouthful, like [name]Alexandria[/name] [name]Olive[/name]…

Also, I looked at a blog post some time ago here on nameberry where they mentioned [name]Marjorie[/name] as one of the names that would never come back. A lot of people protested so they actually changed that which says a lot in [name]Marjorie[/name]'s favour if you ask me!
Here’s a link -->
I all takes place in the comments :slight_smile:

Finally, a little thing to be aware of if you’re looking for alternative middles: Avoid names with a J or a J sound somewhere in the middle of the name since that makes it very hard to say properly…
I tried pairing [name]Marjorie[/name] with [name]Andrea[/name] and even that didn’t work! [name]Andrea[/name] turned into Anjea! [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Georgia[/name] for example would be bad…

I love [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Moss[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Moss[/name] :)[/quote]

What about [name]Margot[/name] [name]Moss[/name] she is elegant and feminine, and [name]Margot[/name] has a softer sound than [name]Margaret[/name] and [name]Marjorie[/name].

I can’t stand [name]Nora[/name].

[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] is a pretty combo.
[name]Marjorie[/name] is different and fresh but I am not sold on it.
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Moss[/name] nn [name]Mia[/name], [name]Mimi[/name], [name]Mim[/name], [name]Lee[/name], [name]Mel[/name]

Mmm not keen on [name]Margot[/name] or any of the other suggestions. Really dislike [name]Amelia[/name]. Sorry :/! Think have to decide between [name]Marjorie[/name] ? and [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]… Suggestions for good mn combos for [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Moss[/name] would be helpful,

I voted for [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]. It is a great name. But have you considered the [name]Margery[/name] spelling?

[name]Margery[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] [name]Moss[/name]

I find that spelling more classic.

[name]Hi[/name] deidre, Want an “OR” sound not an “[name]AH[/name]” sound so this spelling seemed the best way to limit mispronounciation…!

What sort of qualities are you looking for in a mn?

From the names you have,
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Moss[/name] is great.

Not really sure… (That’s not especially helpful though…) I tend to like specific individual names rather than specific sounds/styles etc. Was just looking for something that flows with our surname. Thanks

Well, I would advise against another name starting with M for a mn with [name]Marjorie[/name] (but that’s kind of obvious). I’d also look for names that are at least 2 syllables, since a one-syllable name next to [name]Moss[/name] (eg [name]Rose[/name]) might sound a bit abrupt (lack flow). Since [name]Moss[/name] is already a lovely nature name, you might want to avoid other nature names.

And here are a few ideas…

[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Virginia[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Larissa[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Judith[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Jeannette[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]April[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Jenna[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Amy[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Susan[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]

In total agreement!!! Though I do prefer the more medieval spelling of [name]Margery[/name], I would [name]LOVE[/name] to see this name on any child.

I like [name]Marjorie[/name], but I love [name]Margaret[/name] more. [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Rose[/name] is very classic, but [name]Rose[/name] is extremely popular as a middle name. If you want something, a bit more original, I think [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Olivia[/name] (your choice for [name]Marjorie[/name]) is perfect.

[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]: I love the sound of [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Moss[/name], but [name]Olivia[/name] feels trendy to me.
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Mabel[/name]: I love both names, but with [name]Moss[/name], I think a longer middle name would sound great in the middle.
[name]Rachel[/name] [name]Marie[/name]: [name]Rachel[/name] is very popular and common (at least in the U.S.), and [name]Marie[/name] feels like a “filler” middle name to me.
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Rose[/name]: I love [name]Margaret[/name], but in the U.S., [name]Rose[/name] has become a “filler” middle name (it’s the #1 middle name here, but not sure about it in the U.K.). I love [name]Rose[/name] as a first name though, but with [name]Moss[/name], I think [name]Rose[/name] creates a botanical theme.

With your last name, I love [name]Marjorie[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] the most. :slight_smile:

I’m not sure about how popular these names are where you live, but you may also like:

[name]Eleanora[/name] (nn [name]Nora[/name])

I just read your recent post, and here are some middles for [name]Marjorie[/name]:

[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Camille[/name] (a bit M heavy with your last name, though)
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Helen[/name]/[name]Helene[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Estelle[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Louise[/name] (not exactly an ss sound with [name]Louise[/name], but may seem S heavy with [name]Moss[/name]…)
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Adele[/name]

I think the flow of [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Rachel[/name] [name]Moss[/name] is fantastic!

I love a middle with two syllables, but if you’d like something longer:

[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Moss[/name]
[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Moss[/name]

Avoiding short middles, names ending in ss sounds, color names (ie: [name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Moss[/name]), and nature names was tricker than I thought it would be! A lot of names were eliminated, so I apologize for such a short list. :slight_smile:

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile: