Iris or Fern?

I like both of these names for our girl due in [name]April[/name]. Please let me know which you like better and why. The middle name would most likely be [name]Elizabeth[/name]. Older brother is named [name]Henry[/name]. Thanks.

I love [name]Iris[/name] so much! It’s a beautiful, under-used flower name and it would really stand out. It also goes wonderfully with the handsome [name]Henry[/name]. However with [name]Fern[/name], all I hear is ‘burn’ and I after that, I think of a droopy, grey/green plant. [name]Fern[/name] just doesn’t have the charm and appeal of [name]Iris[/name] for me. So my vote definitely goes to [name]Iris[/name]. [name]Elizabeth[/name] is a very classic middle name and it flows perfectly [name]Iris[/name].

[name]Fern[/name], [name]Fern[/name], [name]Fern[/name]! Fantastic choice.

fern seems mossy to me. BUT iris is spunk and fresh.

I think they are both very nice, but [name]Iris[/name] goes much better with [name]Henry[/name]. I don’t like [name]Iris[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name], however, so here are some other mn suggestions:

[name]Iris[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Mirabel[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Eulalie[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Paloma[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Coralie[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Jacqueline[/name]

[name]Do[/name] you like any of these?

I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Henry[/name]! :slight_smile: Between [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Fern[/name], I’m going to vote for [name]Iris[/name], not only because I prefer [name]Iris[/name] to [name]Fern[/name], but because I can better see [name]Iris[/name] with [name]Henry[/name].

I think [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Iris[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] is fantastic!

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Thanks for all of your replies. It is so hard to decide. We also love [name]Beatrix[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name]. [name]Wren[/name] would be the middle name if we went with those. Any thoughts?

[name]Love[/name] [name]Iris[/name] more than [name]Fern[/name]. I love [name]Fern[/name] as a middle name.
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is lovely! It is a bit “r” heavy though. If you have an “r” in your last name, I would choose a middle name without an “r”.
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is too “r” heavy.

I like [name]Iris[/name] more than [name]Fern[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] more than [name]Beatrix[/name]. :slight_smile:

(And [name]Iris[/name] the most of all of them :slight_smile:

[name]Love[/name] [name]Iris[/name] more than [name]Fern[/name]. I love [name]Fern[/name] as a middle name.
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is lovely! It is a bit “r” heavy though. If you have an “r” in your last name, I would choose a middle name without an “r”.
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is too “r” heavy.[/quote]

[name]Iris[/name] is my favorite of all your choices. I would consider naming my own daughter [name]Iris[/name].

Well it seems like everyone likes [name]Iris[/name], maybe [name]Iris[/name] [name]Mae[/name]? Although [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is definitely a contender for me.

I like [name]Iris[/name]! It is spunky and lovely and I can picture a girl named [name]Iris[/name] at any age. [name]Fern[/name] does not give me the same happy thoughts. It doesn’t seem pretty to me, and sounds old-ladyish.

For your other options, I’m not a particular [name]Beatrix[/name] fan but I do see it’s appeal, especially cute nn [name]Bea[/name]. [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is nice (would agree with pp that it’s best if last name doesn’t also have an r). I also like the lovely [name]Margaret[/name] (like [name]Maisie[/name] nn personally) but I find [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Wren[/name] hard to say.

[name]Iris[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]!!!

(I think you should eliminate [name]Fern[/name] from the list, but all of your other names are lovely. [name]Fern[/name] to me is just not pretty, either in sound or association. There’s the funny way you have to hold your mouth to make the ern sound, which by the way rhymes with urn. And a fern is nothing special . . . ).

I really like [name]Iris[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name].

I also really like [name]Beatrix[/name] but don’t like [name]Wren[/name] for the middle at all, it’s so harsh sounding. Maybe middles like [name]Mae[/name], [name]Anna[/name], [name]Mary[/name], [name]Claire[/name] or other one syllable classics.

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Fern[/name]! [name]Fern[/name] is my choice.

I prefer [name]Iris[/name], it is very beautiful!

I love [name]Iris[/name]! I think any girl would love having a name that is not only a flower, but means rainbow. I’d personally use it for that meaning alone. I also think it’s perfect with [name]Henry[/name]. I think [name]Iris[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] is very pretty, I think [name]Elizabeth[/name] goes with everything.

I prefer [name]Beatrix[/name] to [name]Margaret[/name]. I love [name]Beatrix[/name], would you use the nickname [name]Trixie[/name]? I think [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Wren[/name] is pretty. What about [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] or [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Fern[/name]? PP suggestion of [name]Iris[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] is really pretty too.

I love [name]Iris[/name], but I also love [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Wren[/name].

More [name]Iris[/name] combos:

[name]Iris[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]/[name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] (a bit s heavy, but I still like it) :slight_smile:

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] so much, but not with [name]Wren[/name] because of the R sounds. I think [name]Margaret[/name] is a great name, too!

Take care! :slight_smile:

My vote would be for [name]Iris[/name] as well. It is a beautiful name and not very common. And to me, sounds very classy. :slight_smile: