Hubby & I need help mashing together our tastes :)

I love [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Winston[/name]! :slight_smile:

I love your girls’ names, and honestly view [name]Diana[/name] as being just as “girly” as the names you prefer. Of your names, the only one that feels extra girlie to me is [name]Rosetta[/name], but I happen to love girlie names. :slight_smile: Now that I think about it, [name]Diana[/name] actually feels much girlier to me than [name]Lillian[/name], so I’m confused!

To make you feel better, some husbands and wives on Nameberry have had VERY different name style preferences (ie [name]Genevieve[/name] versus [name]Addison[/name]), and if I recall, everyone has been able to find compromise names. Aside from [name]Erika[/name] (which feels dated to me), I don’t think your styles are too different.

Names that remind me of [name]Diana[/name]:

[name]Annabel[/name]/[name]Annabelle[/name] (which is too girlie for him)
[name]Eleanor[/name] (which may be less girlie to him than [name]Eleanora[/name])

[name]Anneliese[/name] also comes to mind because of the “ann” sound…

Names that remind me of [name]Rosetta[/name]:

[name]Dahlia[/name] (close to [name]Diana[/name])

Names that remind me of [name]Lillian[/name] (in addition to the names under [name]Diana[/name] and the floral names above):


Names that remind me of [name]Freya[/name]:


A lot of the names I listed may feel too girlie to him, but to me, they don’t seem any more girlie than [name]Diana[/name] or [name]Freya[/name]! :slight_smile:

([name]Don[/name]'t worry…Everyone at Nameberry will help you find the perfect name.) :slight_smile:

Good luck! :slight_smile:

You’re welcome! I love all of the above, and thought a lot of them would be too girlie for him, like [name]Rosalie[/name].

Some more he (and you) may like:

[name]Clementine[/name] (nn [name]Cleo[/name] or [name]Emme[/name])
[name]Georgiana[/name] (frilly, I know, but maybe he’ll like it anyway) :slight_smile:
[name]Leonora[/name] (I love [name]Eleanora[/name], and think [name]Leonora[/name] is beautiful, too…)
[name]Lucinda[/name] (nn [name]Lucy[/name])
[name]Mirabel[/name]/[name]Mirabelle[/name] (I know…girlie) :slight_smile:
[name]Scarlett[/name] (close in sound to [name]Charlotte[/name])
[name]Vera[/name] (or [name]Veronica[/name], nn [name]Vera[/name])

If he liked [name]Rosalie[/name], he may also like:

[name]Juliette[/name] (oops…he already liked it) :slight_smile:

[name]Happy[/name] Holidays! :slight_smile:

Your boy names suggest that you are your husband favor vintage, classic names - slightly unusual - with a blend of simplicity and elegance.

For girl names, I’d recommend “no-nonsense” names if your husband thinks your picks are too, well, frilly. [name]Lillian[/name] seems to be a good mix of feminine and no-nonsense, but if your husband doesn’t like it, you may both enjoy:


Some of these names aren’t really “no-nonsense,” but they fit the bill of elegant, classic names that are more uncommon nowadays for children. Often, they have sweet, spunky nicknames that can liven up a vintage name for a child.

I really like [name]Alice[/name] for you two, and you can always pair it with a more whimsical and frilly middle name if you so wish. Best wishes to you, and good luck in your TTC efforts! :slight_smile:

[name]Hi[/name] again! :slight_smile: I love all of those names, and am glad to see that he’s liking [name]Lillian[/name] and [name]Beatrice[/name] now! When I read your first post, non-A ending names like [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Charlotte[/name] were the first that came to mind, and I think they’re beautiful! I think you could definitely use frilly names in the middle. :slight_smile:

I love your list! :slight_smile: I’m wondering if you like [name]Lenore[/name], which has the old-fashioned (and non-frilly) feel, and is close in sound to [name]Eleanora[/name]…

Take care! :slight_smile:

Beautiful boys names!
I feel your pain in trying to come to an agreement with your hubby! The nice thing is that you still have some time!

So both you and your husband like [name]Juliette[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Lillian[/name]? [name]Juliette[/name] would get my vote! :slight_smile:

Here are some more feminine names that might possibly appeal to your DH (sorry for any repeats):

[name]Nora[/name] (maybe would appeal more to your DH than [name]Eleanora[/name]?)
[name]Rose[/name] (overdone for a middle name but very sweet for a first name, I think)
[name]Eliora[/name] or just [name]Liora[/name]

And I’m guessing your hubby won’t mind if you put a nice frilly name in the middle spot! That will automatically add feminine flair to any name you choose!

Good luck to you! :slight_smile:

Yea! I noticed that your husband now likes names he once didn’t like, such as [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Helena[/name]! (Maybe he now likes some others he previously disliked?)

Take care! :slight_smile:

Thank you [name]Jill[/name] :slight_smile: I still haven’t managed to talk him into [name]Beatrice[/name] (and don’t think I ever will) but now he likes [name]Liliana[/name] and [name]Lucia[/name], so I am happy with those (: I also love [name]Helena[/name], but do you think that she would feel left out not being an L? Although all the boy initials are different so that would be ok I guess. I don’t know.

Thinking of baby names is so easy until you include a picky partner into it! :p[/quote]

If you’d like an L theme, [name]Helena[/name] could always be nickname “[name]Lena[/name].” :slight_smile:

[name]How[/name] does he feel about [name]Eleanora[/name] these days? (Granted, you wouldn’t be able to use it with [name]Helena[/name] because they’re from the same name, but I really loved that from your list.) :slight_smile:

I’m so happy for you that he’s liking more names! :slight_smile:

Have a good night!

Poor [name]Eleanora[/name]. :frowning: I really like [name]Helena[/name] in there with [name]Liliana[/name] and [name]Lucia[/name], because it prevents an L theme. I really love [name]Lucia[/name] with your last name! :slight_smile: Would you call her [name]Lucy[/name] for short? (I’m rambling here, but I love [name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]!)

Take care (and congrats on finding some names you both love)!

Thank you! Yes dh is determined that he will call her [name]Lucy[/name] no matter what variation of [name]Lucy[/name] I use, which basically gives me free reign :slight_smile: [name]Lucia[/name] for me just won out over [name]Lucille[/name], I think [name]Lucia[/name] is prettier and I just love girls names ending with -ia or -a.

And I agree, [name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] is a beautiful name combination, we’re thinking about 2 mns each though, so we pay tribute to family members we’ve lost.

Which sounds better to you, [name]Jill[/name]:

  • [name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
  • [name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]June[/name]

I love every [name]Lucy[/name]! :slight_smile: I think that both of the above combos sound great, but I love [name]June[/name] (it’s been growing on me lately) more than [name]Joy[/name] (which I feel badly saying, because I mean no disrespect to your relative).

[name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Joy[/name] feels so cheerful and light to me, while [name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]June[/name] feels more vintage and spunky. (I know the names’ meanings to you are more important than their style, but if you’re going for the name that’s closest to [name]Helena[/name] and [name]Beatrice[/name] in style, for me, that would be [name]June[/name].

Either way, I love the combos!

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Thanks (I’m just a name nerd, though)! :slight_smile: No [name]Beatrice[/name]? Really? [name]Ever[/name]? [name]EVER[/name]? [name]Ouch[/name]. :frowning:

Are you pronouncing [name]Lucia[/name] as “loo-cee-uh” or loo-shuh?


[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Joy[/name]/[name]June[/name]/[name]Jean[/name] (or [name]Mirabel[/name])
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Joy[/name]


[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Joy[/name]/[name]June[/name]/[name]Jean[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] Rosabel [name]Joy[/name]/[name]June[/name]/[name]Jean[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Rosaline[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Joy[/name]

(I think I’d save the [name]June[/name] middles for another first name because of the oooo sounds)) :slight_smile:

[name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name] (I’m protesting the dismissal of [name]Beatrice[/name]) :slight_smile:
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name] (although I think a longer first middle has a better flow with your last name)
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]/[name]Jean[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Rosaline[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Jean[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]

(I pronounce [name]Helena[/name] as [name]Helen[/name]-uh, but I just realized that you may be saying it as Heh-[name]LAY[/name]-nuh or Heh-[name]LEE[/name]-nuh. )

[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Marisol[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Seraphine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]

[name]Do[/name] any of these work for you?

Take care!


[name]Freya[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Clementine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Joy[/name]/[name]June[/name] (I nearly listed [name]Liliana[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Joy[/name] above, but I wasn’t sure if you’d like the alliteration) :slight_smile:
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]

Hmm…More [name]Liliana[/name]:

[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Joy[/name] (subliminal message to the hubby: You [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]…) :slight_smile:
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name] (only if you like alliteration, of course) :slight_smile:
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Mariel[/name] [name]June[/name]/[name]Joy[/name]/[name]Jean[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name] [name]Joy[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name] [name]Verity[/name] [name]June[/name]

By the way, I love the [name]Helen[/name]-uh pronuciation! :slight_smile:

[name]Do[/name] any of these work?

Yea! I’m glad he liked some, including [name]Liliana[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]! :slight_smile: I was really hoping he (and you, of course) would like the alliteration with [name]Genevieve[/name], because I love that name so much!

Thanks for the compliment (you’re so sweet), but I’m just a name nerd. :slight_smile: If I hadn’t been here, I promise you that other posters would have listed some amazing combos, and likely many of the same ones. It’s a lot of fun, though, and I really love your names! Thank you so much for the kind words! :slight_smile:

Out of curiosity, are you pronouncing [name]Lucia[/name] as loo-cee-uh or Loo-shuh? (I think both ways are gorgeous!)

Have a great night (or day where you are)! :slight_smile: