If you had to give your daughter a more modern name

Which one and why?

[name_m]Just[/name_m] looking for some inspiration.

By modern I mean surname names, place names, word names that haven’t been in use for long. Not classics like [name_f]Grace[/name_f].

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I’ll answer too :slight_smile:

I like these: [name_f]Paige[/name_f], [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u], [name_u]Hadley[/name_u], [name_u]Shelby[/name_u], [name_f]Hayley[/name_f], [name_u]Haley[/name_u], [name_u]Sky[/name_u], [name_u]Skye[/name_u], [name_u]Skylar[/name_u], [name_u]Skyler[/name_u], [name_f]Autumn[/name_f], [name_u]Angel[/name_u], [name_f]Trinity[/name_f], [name_f]Jenna[/name_f], [name_f]Lexa[/name_f] and probably more I am forgetting right now.

I would pick [name_u]Sky[/name_u]. If I had to pick a non-word name I’d pick [name_u]Shelby[/name_u] today.

I love the nature image of [name_u]Sky[/name_u] and I like how [name_u]Shelby[/name_u] makes me think of sea shells.


there are so many on my list!

today, though… oakley monroe :blossom:


either ocean or teagan :yellow_heart:


If these count as modern, [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] or [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], which feel fresh & spunky on a girl! Maybe [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] “Betty”?

Other than that, [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]!


[name_u]Sage[/name_u]! :herb:

I would honestly use [name_u]Sage[/name_u] if she didn’t stand out so much with my other names!

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I like Avery, Willow, Eden, Rowan, Riley, Harper, Quinn, Iona, Sage, Avis, Clover & Wren. I’m also a fan of River and Autumn but maybe as a middle.

I think Avery Rowan is my favourite.

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[name_f]Sunday[/name_f] was a top contender!

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I love [name_f]Maple[/name_f] and [name_u]Truly[/name_u] because they seem like they would be vintage based on the sound of them, but they’re fairly modern, not used much in the past. I also really like [name_u]Oaklyn[/name_u] even though it’s a modern made up name and I usually avoid those. It seems so trendy, but I can’t help but like it!

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[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]! :milky_way:

Alternate picks might include [name_u]Arden[/name_u] or [name_u]Prairie[/name_u]


I really like [name_u]Jericho[/name_u] and [name_f]Neveah[/name_f] these days, so I would definitely go with one of those I think.
A few others I quite like:
[name_u]Remington[/name_u] / [name_u]Remy[/name_u]
[name_f]Bayleigh[/name_f] / [name_u]Bailey[/name_u]
[name_f]Tuesday[/name_f] / [name_m]Thursday[/name_m]
Mist / [name_f]Misty[/name_f]

[name_f]Tamsin[/name_f] or [name_u]Cleo[/name_u], if either of those count. If they don’t, I’ll say [name_u]Hadley[/name_u]

I don’t know if it’s modern but I think [name_f]Zoey[/name_f] has such a zippy sound I think it sounds modern.

I like [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] or [name_f]Aubree[/name_f]

[name_f]Daria[/name_f] seems modern to me.

It’s not necessarily but I love [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] . I didn’t as a kid because of the [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] [name_m]Hawkins[/name_m] dance thing but I think it lost some of that taboo and now sounds kicky and spirited.

I love [name_f]Quinta[/name_f] it sounds like someone formidable

[name_u]Reed[/name_u] for a girl I like too as surnames go and [name_u]Quinn[/name_u] and [name_u]Riley[/name_u]. [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u] works for a daughter too.

I would consider any of those for a baby girl. :cherry_blossom:

ocean xx

That me and SO can agree on, it would be [name_u]Vida[/name_u], [name_u]Azul[/name_u], [name_f]Vienna[/name_f], [name_f]Sapphire[/name_f], [name_f]Amethyst[/name_f], or [name_f]Lumi[/name_f] :purple_heart:

[name_u]Frankie[/name_u] is another one I love for a girl and [name_u]Billie[/name_u] .

Perhaps [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u] :blush:


This is a good question!

I’d probably use a surname, ideally from my family tree. Other ones I like include [name_u]Afton[/name_u], [name_u]Larkin[/name_u], [name_u]Arden[/name_u], [name_u]Palmer[/name_u], [name_u]Adair[/name_u], [name_u]Blythe[/name_u], [name_u]Golden[/name_u], or [name_u]Silver[/name_u] (Silvie!).

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I think [name_f]Strawberry[/name_f] is a modern name, butnif not…

[name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_u]Meadowlark[/name_u]