I'm new and need help picking a girl's name!

[name]Hi[/name] berries!
This is my first time posting, although I have to admit I’ve been snooping for quite a while. I’m not pregnat, but my husband and I just started trying, and I’ve decide to get an early jump on things. All of you offer great advice, and I know I’m going to need some!

My name is [name]Lena[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] (pronounced lay-na). My mom named me after my maternal grandmother [name]Helena[/name], but went with just [name]Lena[/name]. I’ve always loved it! My husband’s name is [name]James[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] [name]Reide[/name], but he goes by [name]Jim[/name]. [name]Wilder[/name] was his mom’s maiden name, and we’d love to pass it on to a future son. But right now, we’re focusing on a girls name.

My husband, or DH as you berries call them, loves the name [name]Margot[/name]. I like it too, but prefer [name]Margaret[/name], and [name]Margot[/name] as a nn. I think that the longer name sounds better with our last name. We want to use [name]Montgomery[/name] (my maiden name) as one of two middle names. We’d pair it with something short and feminine for the other.
So what do you think?
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] _____ [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] _____ [name]Reide[/name]

Thanks in advance for your advice! I have a feeling we’re going to become great friends - I have a lot of questions!

[name]Hi[/name], [name]Lena[/name]!

I have to say, [name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] sounds better to me than [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]. [name]Both[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] and [name]Montgomery[/name] have lots of T’s going on, so it disrupts the flow, whereas [name]Margot[/name] is clean and streamlined. Would you use [name]Maggie[/name] as a nickname or keep it at [name]Margot[/name]? [name]Margot[/name] [name]Reide[/name] sounds really distinguished, too, very much like an actress or author or something glamorous! Is the last name pronounced as [name]Reed[/name]? [name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] might look even better to me, actually. And, perhaps you’d consider [name]Marguerite[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name], though that is a bit of a mouthful in my honest opinion…

As for second middle names, do you have any ideas? Would you like something classic? With [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]James[/name] in both you and your husband’s names, I’m sensing that a classic name would be right at home. Here are some ideas:

[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Cate[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Clara[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Diana[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Eva[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Frances[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Gwyneth[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Reide[/name] - For you and [name]Helena[/name]!
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Iris[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Lucille[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Mathilde[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Simone[/name] [name]Reide[/name]

My favorite is [name]Margo[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. [name]Jane[/name]'s got a nice meaning, too - “God’s gracious gift.” Good luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I really like [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Margot[/name]. I think [name]Margot[/name] can probably stand alone fairly well, but it’s always good to have choices! [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Reide[/name] sounds very sophisticated. Middle name ideas:

[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lily[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Iris[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Camille[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Lila[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Anna[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eva[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Clara[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Cora[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]

I love [name]Margot[/name] so much! Sorry I’m with your hubby on this one hehe. Plus [name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] sounds better to me than [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name].

Something short and feminine? Hmmm. Well since [name]Reide[/name] is one syllable I prefer a 2 syllable 2nd middle name but still something short, how about:

[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Bella[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Sophie[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Alice[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Lola[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Anna[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Esme[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Seren[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Leila[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Lena[/name] [name]Reide[/name] (to honour you?)
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Elen[/name] [name]Reide[/name] (another version of [name]Helena[/name]?)
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Liza[/name] [name]Reide[/name] (for [name]Elizabeth[/name])
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Bethan[/name] [name]Reide[/name] (again for [name]Elizabeth[/name])
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Iris[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Lila[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Ella[/name] [name]Reide[/name] (again for [name]Elizabeth[/name])
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Sanaa[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Giselle[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Reide[/name] (one syllable but I think this flows well)
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Vita[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Enid[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Zadie[/name] [name]Reide[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] [name]Calla[/name] [name]Reide[/name]

Best of luck!

Thanks for all of the feedback!

I see the point the [name]Margot[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name] sounds better, but I think that [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Reide[/name] sounds better, and it has more nn possibilities. I’m coming around to [name]Margot[/name] though.

As I said, I’m not pregnat yet, so we’re in no hurry, and are just tossing more names out there. Thank you for all of the middle name suggestions. We’ve added a lot to the list, for both first and middle names.

Thanks again,