Husband loves Celine, but . . .

My husband loves the name [name]Celine[/name]. I said “no way” at first because all I could think of was [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name], but now he has been referring to the baby as [name]Celine[/name] and the name is slowly growing on me. I liked [name]Riley[/name], but he said it is too popular. Other names I like right now include:

[name]Sidney[/name]
[name]Whitney[/name]
[name]Claire[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Courtney[/name]
[name]Paige[/name]

[name]How[/name] do people feel about [name]Celine[/name] and what middle name would work with it? Or what first name would work with [name]Celine[/name] as a middle name? Our last name begins with an E.

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I like [name]Celine[/name]. It’s pretty, and unusual without being totally unfamiliar. If you wanted to make the associations with [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] a little less strong, you could go with [name]Selene[/name], which is the Greek spelling.

A middle name suggestion: [name]Victoria[/name]. [name]Celine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name], or [name]Selene[/name] [name]Victoria[/name], is beautiful. :slight_smile:

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I like the name [name]Celine[/name] as well as the variation [name]Selina[/name]. I’d vary the number of syllables with any part of the name so I’d pass on another two syllable name for flow. To avoid being too matchy-matchy, it seems best to avoid something very French as well. Alliteration isn’t something I like in names so having the same initials is a deal-breaker. From your other favorites, I’d go with [name]Celine[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] or [name]Celine[/name] [name]Paige[/name].

I agree that it is an otherwise nice name that is ruined by the association with Ms. [name]Dion[/name]. A few alternatives: [name]Celina[/name], [name]Sabine[/name], [name]Celeste[/name]. Good luck!

I like [name]Celine[/name]. If you think it’s too tied to [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name], maybe [name]Sabine[/name], [name]Selene[/name], or [name]Celina[/name] could work.
Of the rest of your list, I really only like [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name]. They’re beautiful and classic. I’m not a fan of [name]Riley[/name], [name]Sidney[/name], [name]Whitney[/name], [name]Paige[/name], or [name]Courtney[/name] because they all seem very unisex and dated. [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name] are classic and [name]Celine[/name] is timeless, so I feel like you can’t go wrong.

Like pp’s said, spell it [name]Selene[/name]! I like the spelling better :slight_smile:

I love [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] (not like I’m in her fan club or anything, but she is a classy lady with a beautiful voice). I don’t think she has done anything promiscuous, which is something you can’t say about many singers. She’s been married for a [name]LONG[/name] TIME to her sweetheart [name]Rene[/name] [name]Charles[/name], and they now have three(?) children.

You can go for [name]Selene[/name], but I don’t like that much. [name]SELENA[/name] is much more beautiful. Of course there is the association with the singer who was murdered (“the next [name]Gloria[/name] [name]Estefan[/name]”) and a movie about the tragedy.

You might like [name]Seraphina[/name] / [name]Serafina[/name].

Whatever happens, happy naming.

Honestly, I think [name]Celine[/name] is the most beautiful name on your list. [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] is a charming namesake and she in no way ruins the name. you could spell it [name]Selene[/name] to streer clear, but I think [name]Celine[/name] looks more attractive and refined. I did know a [name]Selene[/name] and she was lovely inside and out. I also know a [name]Shania[/name]. Her mom did hear the name from [name]Shania[/name] [name]Twain[/name], but not name for her, and now [name]Shania[/name] has become her own.
[name]Celine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] was a stunning suggestion. [name]Celine[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] is also lovely.

I had a friend [name]Celine[/name] in high school, I always thought it was a pretty name. Her mn was [name]Anna[/name]-[name]Louise[/name]. I do not immediately think of [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] (even though she was on oprah the other day!).

My friend [name]Celine[/name] had several sisters - [name]Marielle[/name], [name]Juliette[/name], [name]Arianne[/name]. (They were French.) [name]Do[/name] you like any of those? I think they have the same soft, flowy feeling as [name]Celine[/name].

From your list, I also like [name]Paige[/name]. If my brother was a girl, he would have been [name]Jacqueline[/name] [name]Paige[/name] or [name]Paige[/name] [name]Jacqueline[/name].

If you like the sound but not the [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] connection, then use the [name]Selene[/name] spelling (personally, I think it’s a lot prettier anyway).

I work at a middle school and there’s a girl named [name]Celine[/name]. I’ve never once thought of [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name], honestly. I think it’s a beautiful name, and I like the [name]Selene[/name] spelling as well. It would also make a fantastic middle name, because of the emphasis on the second syllable (like [name]Marie[/name], [name]Nicole[/name], etc.)

“S” sounding names that remind me of [name]Celine[/name]/[name]Selene[/name]:

[name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Cynthia[/name]
[name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Solana[/name]
[name]Selena[/name]
[name]Serena[/name]
[name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]
[name]Susanna[/name]
[name]Sonia[/name]
[name]Sara[/name]
[name]Simone[/name]

[name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Celine[/name] – I would spell it [name]Celene[/name] or [name]Selene[/name]. Great name!

I really like [name]Celine[/name], and I like this spelling rather than [name]Selene[/name]. If I met a person named [name]Celine[/name] I wouldn’t think she was named after [name]Celine[/name] [name]Dion[/name] but my brain might make the connection in a “that name sounds familiar” way - which I actually think is a benefit of having a name that everyone has heard of but isn’t used too much. If you and DH like it, I say go for it!

I like [name]Celine[/name] [name]Olivia[/name].

Love the name [name_f]Celine[/name_f]. Classic but not to popular. [name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_m]Dion[/name_m] is not a bad association (if it’s made). But for her generation they won’t know who that is…

I really like the name [name_f]Celine[/name_f] but I could be biased because it’s a family members name. I think it’s pretty and feminine. I wouldn’t immediately think of [name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_m]Dion[/name_m] when I hear it.

You should maybe consider changing [name_f]Celine[/name_f] to [name_f]Seline[/name_f], Silene or [name_f]Selene[/name_f]! That way the baby doesn’t have to be linked to [name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_m]Dion[/name_m]

Claire [name_f]Celine[/name_f] (CC) :ok_hand: I also really only like [name_f]Claire[/name_f] and [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] from your list, but [name_f]Celine[/name_f] is fine. [name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_m]Dion[/name_m] will be a very distant memory by the time your daughter is 10.

I agree! [name_f]Selene[/name_f] eliminates the [name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_m]Dion[/name_m] association.

Would you consider the [name_f]Selene[/name_f] spelling instead, like others have said? I think it makes the name timeless.

I also absolutely love [name_u]Whitney[/name_u] from your list!

Drawing from your list I love:

Selene or [name_f]Selena[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Paige[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Selene[/name_f] or [name_f]Selena[/name_f] [name_u]Riley[/name_u]
[name_f]Paige[/name_f] [name_u]Whitney[/name_u]

You can spell is [name_f]Selene[/name_f] to remove the association.

Or a name that contains it:

Marceline
[name_f]Marcelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Joceline[/name_f]
Franceline
Roceline

Out of your suggestions I really like:

Sidney
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_u]Clair[/name_u]
[name_u]Whitney[/name_u]
[name_u]Courtney[/name_u]