Just when I love a name..

It gets popular!

I’m in the VERY early stages of TTC, but absolutely [name]LOVE[/name] baby naming. Everyone comes to me when its time to discuss baby names. :slight_smile: So, I’ve had many “lists” of baby names over the years - when I was no where near having an actual baby! But now that those plans are in the works, I need new baby names! All the ones I currently love are much too common OR have already been “taken” by close family/friends! So, here are some names I have loved - help me find some new ones!


Now, here are some I’m considering right now…

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name] [name]Kate[/name] (this is a long running fave and still a potential contender - but I know how popular [name]Ella[/name] is… However, I do [name]LOVE[/name] the idea of a double nn! I also think I am sold on the three name idea - more names the better right? :wink:

[name]Elouise[/name] - my grandmother’s name. Still has the “[name]Ella[/name]” possibility but isn’t as common as [name]Elizabeth[/name]. The problem is I don’t know that I love [name]Elouise[/name] itself.

[name]Lila[/name]/[name]Lilah[/name] - I adore this name, but would prefer it as a nickname. Any thoughts on how to get to [name]Lila[/name]?

A few other notes: I love nicknames - any child of mine will need nickname possibilities! Also, I do really like virtue names - but mostly as middle names. I think the meaning behind names are important - so while I love “[name]Mara[/name]”, I just couldn’t handle its meaning. I could be sold on a name based on meaning alone.

Ok Berries! Suggest away!!!

You have a great taste in names, I really love a lot of the names that you really love too!

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] is very beautiful and defiantly could work very well, however if you are trying to stay away from really popular names, these are kind of three of the most common middle names put together. What about [name]Elaina[/name]/[name]Elena[/name], [name]Ellen[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name]/[name]Eleanora[/name] to get the nickname [name]Ella[/name]?

I love [name]Elouise[/name] (although I prefer the [name]Eloise[/name] spelling) and I love that it honors your grandmother! I think that if you really want to use [name]Ella[/name] as a nick name that you should defiantly go with [name]Elouise[/name]. It is very beautiful and also a lot more unique than [name]Elizabeth[/name].

[name]Lilah[/name] (I like this spelling best) is a new favorite of mine. I think that it is also very gorgeous, maybe you could use these names to get [name]Lilah[/name]… [name]Delilah[/name], maybe [name]Lillian[/name]/[name]Lilliana[/name], [name]Lilac[/name]. Personally I think that [name]Lilah[/name] stands fine by itself.

I don’t know about the meaning of all of these names, but I’m just going to throw out some suggestions, [name]Hope[/name] that I could help!
[name]Lucia[/name]: you could use [name]Lucy[/name] as a nickname (which means light)
[name]Adelaide[/name]: [name]Addie[/name], [name]Adele[/name], [name]Adela[/name]
[name]Clara[/name]: [name]Claire[/name]/[name]Clare[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] (song of joy): maybe to popular, but you could use [name]Cora[/name], [name]Carrie[/name], [name]Lena[/name]/[name]Lina[/name] maybe
[name]Antonia[/name] (beyond praise): [name]Annie[/name], [name]Anna[/name], [name]Toni[/name]
[name]Helena[/name]: [name]Lena[/name], [name]Helen[/name], [name]Leni[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name]: might be too popular now, but [name]Charlie[/name] is so cute as a nickname
[name]Louisa[/name]: [name]Louise[/name], [name]Lou[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Lola[/name]
[name]Emilia[/name] ([name]Em[/name]-a-leah): [name]Em[/name], [name]Emmy[/name], [name]Lia[/name], [name]Leigh[/name], [name]Millie[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]: [name]Ella[/name], [name]Bella[/name], [name]Belle[/name] (might be stretching it)
[name]Evelyn[/name]: [name]Eve[/name], [name]Evie[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]: [name]Ella[/name], [name]Ellie[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name]: [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]: [name]Josie[/name], [name]Posey[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name]: [name]Penny[/name], [name]Pippa[/name]
[name]Annika[/name]: [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Anastasia[/name]: [name]Anna[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Stasia[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]: [name]Rose[/name], [name]Rosie[/name]

Ceclia - [name]Cecelia[/name]? Celandine, [name]Cressida[/name], [name]Christiane[/name], [name]Chantal[/name], [name]Celestina[/name], [name]Coralie[/name], [name]Cosima[/name], [name]Calista[/name], [name]Camellia[/name], [name]Claire[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Corisande[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] - [name]Emilia[/name] (prn. eh-mee-lee-ah, not em-a-leah), [name]Araminta[/name], [name]Amira[/name], [name]Alina[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Aria[/name], [name]Adrienne[/name], [name]Arielle[/name], Alita, [name]Audriana[/name], [name]Adria[/name], [name]Aveline[/name]
[name]Eden[/name] - [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Erin[/name], [name]Elena[/name], [name]Elora[/name], [name]Alura[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Evelina[/name], [name]Elissa[/name], [name]Eliora[/name], [name]Ember[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Elsa[/name], [name]Elspeth[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], [name]Emerald[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] - [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Coraline[/name], [name]Adelaide[/name], [name]Delaney[/name], [name]Miranda[/name], [name]Molly[/name], [name]Mariana[/name], [name]Marina[/name], [name]Maryjane[/name], [name]Meredith[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Mallory[/name], [name]Maribel[/name], [name]Magdalena[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Marigold[/name], [name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] - [name]Anastasia[/name], [name]Charlize[/name]
[name]Ilsa[/name] - [name]Willa[/name], [name]Willow[/name], [name]Ursa[/name], [name]Elsa[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Mila[/name], [name]Iris[/name], [name]Isis[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Isolde[/name], [name]Ingrid[/name], [name]Imogen[/name], [name]Iva[/name], [name]Imelda[/name], [name]Isadora[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] - [name]Verity[/name], [name]Virginia[/name], [name]Verina[/name], [name]Verbena[/name], [name]Valentina[/name], [name]Vanessa[/name], [name]Vita[/name], [name]Victorine[/name], [name]Valencia[/name], [name]Veronica[/name], [name]Venecia[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] - just [name]Tilda[/name], [name]Tamsin[/name], [name]Tabitha[/name], [name]Theresa[/name] (nn [name]Tess[/name], [name]Reese[/name]), [name]Timea[/name], [name]Twila[/name], [name]Theodora[/name], [name]Thora[/name], [name]Topanga[/name], [name]Millicent[/name], [name]Minerva[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] - [name]Ginevra[/name], [name]Geneva[/name], [name]Genoveva[/name], [name]Guinevere[/name], [name]Graciella[/name]/[name]Graziella[/name], [name]Gabrielle[/name], [name]Galila[/name], Galileia, [name]Giselle[/name], [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name] - [name]Corabelle[/name], [name]Willabelle[/name], [name]Rosabelle[/name], Lilabelle, [name]Arabella[/name], [name]Amabelle[/name], Belina, [name]Belinda[/name], [name]Belicia[/name], [name]Bettina[/name] (nn [name]Betty[/name])
[name]Emmaline[/name] - [name]Evelina[/name], [name]Aveline[/name], Avelina, Amaline, [name]Celestine[/name], [name]Jessamine[/name], [name]Jacqueline[/name],
[name]Mirabelle[/name] - see [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Madeline[/name] and [name]Annabelle[/name] suggestions

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name] [name]Kate[/name] - never really heard of a double nickname before, don’t know how I feel about it. But I think I’d say if you’re going to have a double nickname why not just call her by a long full name? I don’t know. But I do agree on the two middle names, although I know a lot are against it. Some think it’s pretentious, I guess. But I myself might only ever have one kid and there’s a few people I want to honor, but I don’t want to put aside non-family names that I like, so I love the idea of two middle names. As for [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name], I like it, but I hated [name]Elizabeth[/name] at first, then liked it when Pirates of the Carribean came out, now hate it again. [name]Katherine[/name]'s always sounded too close to catheter for me. [name]Marie[/name] just sounds like a fill in/standard middle name and reminds me of [name]Marie[/name] from Everybody Loves [name]Raymond[/name]. But when I take a second look, the three of them together makes the name sound sophisticated.

[name]Elouise[/name] - [name]Eloise[/name] is very similar and more on trend, but you could also have an [name]Ella[/name] name with either [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Elouise[/name], [name]Louise[/name], [name]Louisa[/name] or [name]Heloise[/name] in the middle

[name]Lila[/name]/[name]Lilah[/name] - I like it, ever since the idea of [name]Lila[/name] [name]Belle[/name]

I think [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] is lovely! Partly Because if I ever have a girl her middle names will be [name]Katherine[/name] and [name]Marie[/name] ( katherine is my middle name… was my great grandmas name and [name]Marie[/name] is my other great grandma as well as my grandma)

I [name]LOVE[/name] eloise! I think the nn [name]Ellie[/name] is cute too… [name]Elli[/name] [name]Kate[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] K. would be adorable in my humble opinion!!!

Some other suggestions based on the names you have…

[name]Natalia[/name] nn [name]Nat[/name] or [name]Talia[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name], [name]Ellie[/name] or [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Coraline[/name] or [name]Corinna[/name] nn [name]Cora[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] nn [name]Gia[/name] or [name]Georgie[/name]
[name]Elisa[/name] or [name]Elise[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] (fran chess ka) nn. [name]Frankie[/name] ( for some reason i love the nn [name]Frankie[/name] for a little girl!)
[name]Iliana[/name] nn [name]Ana[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name] nn [name]Gem[/name]
[name]Lilya[/name] nn [name]Lil[/name] (russian version of [name]Lily[/name])
[name]Elena[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Lane[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] nn [name]Ella[/name]

I also love the 3 names thing! ( hence my sons name… see signature)
I think my faves for the middles names you have would be…

[name]Gemma[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Maire[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (this is my number 1 pick if we have a girl next!) nn. [name]Ellie[/name] [name]Kate[/name], [name]Ella[/name] [name]Kate[/name] or [name]Nora[/name] [name]Kate[/name]! ( i wouls personally use the nn [name]Leni[/name] or [name]Nora[/name] but i [name]LOVE[/name] the double barreled nn!)
[name]Lilya[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] nn [name]Lily[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Iliana[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Marie[/name] nn [name]Ana[/name] [name]Kate[/name]

P.S [name]Mara[/name] and [name]Marie[/name] have the same meaning! Its a beautiful name and the meaning isnt that bad!