Hubby likes Alma and Dinah? wdyt?

So, my hubby and I have been ttc for a short time, and I have a ton of great combos picked out already that he really quite likes, e.g. [name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_f]Graziella[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Caoimhe[/name_f] [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]. But, whenever I just throw out the question, “what name do you like for a baby girl?” he surprises me. Most recently, he says [name_f]Alma[/name_f] and [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] are names he really, really likes a lot. I questioned him a bit about why he likes them and reminded him they are rare even for vintage names. That’s why he likes them, and says they are also “charming and simple”.

Problem is, do I love them? No, I just like them. But maybe with the right middle names I’d feel like they have a place on my list. Which one do you like? Can you think of any middles that might make me fall in love? I wouldn’t use anything as popular as [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Pearl[/name_f].

I actually have the combo [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f] on a list and checked with him to see if he’d like that name better than either [name_f]Alma[/name_f] or [name_f]Dinah[/name_f], but he doesn’t care for the “[name_f]Bella[/name_f]” ending… not a Twilight fan, lol.

Thank you!

Not big on [name_f]Alma[/name_f] but [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] has a really nice feel to it :slight_smile:

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Yasmin[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]True[/name_u]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f]??
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Winnifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Constance[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Liliane[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_m]Conelly[/name_m]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_m]Loyal[/name_m]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Lorraine[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] Lewinsky
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Lark[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Rosanne[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Christina[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Dinah[/name_f].

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Lulu[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Brinley[/name_u]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]

I love [name_f]Dinah[/name_f].

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Lulu[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Brinley[/name_u]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]

I am the exception here, and I do like [name_f]Alma[/name_f]. In fact, quite a bit more than [name_f]Dinah[/name_f], although I don’t dislike [name_f]Dinah[/name_f]. [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f], would be lovely. I also like:

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Giovanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]

I really like [name_f]Alma[/name_f]! I have been warming to it for a while. [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] is cute, too but I definitely like [name_f]Alma[/name_f] more :slight_smile:

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] have a nice ring to them. I actually love [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabelle[/name_f]! Thank you. [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Isabeau[/name_f] is right up my alley, but the reverse - [name_f]Isabeau[/name_f] [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] - is making my heart sing!

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f] a good combination, and playing around I think [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f] would be stunning. Thank you.

Can’t suggest [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Daenerys[/name_f] otherwise he will force me to pick it, lol. <3GOT<3

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] is lovely

[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Christabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Verity[/name_f]

I also love [name_f]Alma[/name_f]. I don’t care that much for [name_f]Dinah[/name_f], I prefer [name_f]Diana[/name_f]! [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f] is a good choice, [name_f]IMO[/name_f]!

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] is stunning. [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] I don’t really care for.

Here are some names you might like as a MN with [name_f]Alma[/name_f]:

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Blair[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Brielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Brigitte[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Cecily[/name_f]/[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]/[name_f]Claret[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Coraline[/name_f]/[name_f]Coralie[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Cosette[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Harper[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Holly[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Indigo[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ireland[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Ivory[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Lane[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Louise[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]/[name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Novalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Odette[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] Opalie
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Reese[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] Roslind
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Snow[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Taylor[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Valerie[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Verity[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Whitney[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Winslow[/name_u]

Here are some names that I think sound similar to [name_f]Alma[/name_f], [name_f]Dinah[/name_f], or some sort of happy medium between the two:

[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Addie[/name_f]/[name_u]Addison[/name_u]/[name_u]Adair[/name_u]/[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]/[name_f]Adele[/name_f]/[name_f]Adrienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Adina[/name_f]
[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_f]Alessia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
Amala
[name_f]Amaya[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelie[/name_f]
[name_f]Amira[/name_f]
[name_f]Anaya[/name_f]
[name_f]Annona[/name_f]
[name_f]Anya[/name_f]
[name_f]Araminta[/name_f]
[name_f]Aria[/name_f]
[name_u]Arya[/name_u]
[name_f]Audra[/name_f]/[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]/[name_f]Audrina[/name_f]/[name_f]Audrianna[/name_f]
[name_f]Avalon[/name_f]/Avonlea
[name_f]Aviva[/name_f]
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]
Belladonna
[name_f]Celia[/name_f]
[name_f]Coraline[/name_f]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgina[/name_f]
[name_f]Gia[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephina[/name_f]
[name_f]Karina[/name_f]/[name_f]Corrina[/name_f]/[name_f]Catrina[/name_f]/[name_f]Katrina[/name_f]
[name_f]Layla[/name_f]
[name_f]Leila[/name_f]
[name_f]Lila[/name_f]/[name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillith[/name_f]/[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
Marchelline
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Mina[/name_f]/[name_f]Minka[/name_f]/[name_f]Mila[/name_f]/[name_f]Mia[/name_f]/[name_f]Milania[/name_f]
[name_f]Nina[/name_f]
[name_f]Nona[/name_f]
[name_f]Norah[/name_f]
[name_f]Orla[/name_f]
[name_f]Regina[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabrina[/name_f]
[name_f]Selma[/name_f]
[name_f]Shayla[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonia[/name_f]/[name_f]Sonya[/name_f]/[name_f]Sonja[/name_f]
[name_f]Starla[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f]
[name_f]Vienna[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_f]Zarina[/name_f]
[name_f]Zella[/name_f]

Oddly, many of the names you listed we can’t use due to all sorts of family issues… we have a very large extended family that is very dramatic and “grudge-y”, lol.

But, we both love [name_f]Araminta[/name_f], [name_f]Audrey[/name_f], [name_f]Regina[/name_f] and [name_f]Marcheline[/name_f]! [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Cecily[/name_f] is totally adorable, thank you!

I like both names

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f] [name_f]Josefa[/name_f] or [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] [name_u]Rey[/name_u]
[name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Gillian[/name_f] Macintosh or [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Gael[/name_u] [name_f]Alaine[/name_f]

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f] [name_f]Josefa[/name_f] is very beautiful, and I could certainly see myself using it! I like how it looks regal, queenly. It’s definitely a love, thank you! [name_f]Josefa[/name_f] is a way to honour my dad without using [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] (a name on hubby’s side we can’t use), and [name_f]Ines[/name_f] honours my [name_m]French[/name_m] heritage. :slight_smile:

But I’m not even kidding you… I went to school with a [name_f]Gillian[/name_f] Macintosh. Extra funny because I tried to look her up on fb a couple years ago, but couldn’t remember her last name!!! Thanks for reminding me, lol! (I just looked her up and it’s spelled McIntosh). So hilarious.

I really like [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Gael[/name_u] spelled this way. [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_u]Gael[/name_u] [name_f]Alaine[/name_f] feels sort of lacy, like an antique handkerchief… very lovely. Thank you.

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] and [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] are gorgeous names… What a great husband!

[name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_f]Diana[/name_f] is nice, but belle is so overused it does not feel fresh to me any more ([name_f]Araminta[/name_f] [name_f]Diantha[/name_f], now I love that one!)

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] and [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] seems outdated and old-fashioned to me. I like [name_f]Flora[/name_f] [name_f]Graziella[/name_f].

I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] and we have it on our own list. Our own potential combos: [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Thessaly[/name_f], [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Sylvette[/name_f], [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] [name_f]Celestine[/name_f]. I also like [name_f]Alma[/name_f], though I like [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] more. [name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f] [name_f]Josepha[/name_f] is a stunning combo, though, and I’m not very big on two middles usually. Both of these names are refreshing to hear, while still keeping some simplicity. I think they are gorgeous picks.

Oh, I love [name_f]Alma[/name_f]! I met a 2 year old named [name_f]Alma[/name_f] this week, but you’re right: it hasn’t caught on much in the US (mom was from another country). [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] I have to warm up to a bit but it sounds very friendly and spunky.

From your signature:

[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Eugenie[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Christabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Opaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Mehitabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Orchid[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Severine[/name_f]

Others:
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Ravena[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Griselda[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Eulalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Euphemia[/name_f]