Keep us out of marriage counseling

and help us come up with a name we can agree on! We’re Team [name_u]Green[/name_u] expecting [name_u]Baby[/name_u] #3 in early [name_f]May[/name_f] - Have had a boy name all along that we’ve never been able to use, but used the only girl name we agreed on for #1 so starting early coming up with a girl name!

Looking for a long, feminine name with a short and sweet nickname.

He likes long and floral ([name_f]Isabel[/name_f], [name_f]Eleanora[/name_f], [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_f]Clementine[/name_f], etc) and I like short, sweet and vintage/ quirky ([name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Adele[/name_f], [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Mae[/name_f], [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], [name_f]Olive[/name_f], [name_f]Carys[/name_f], [name_u]Scout[/name_u]). #1 (only name we agreed on!) is [name_f]Isla[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f], which was a compromise because it fit my criteria but was a family name for him.

#2 we went into the hospital after 40 weeks without agreeing with a list of 8 names. She came out as [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f], [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] for short. This compromise worked because he got his long, floral name and I got my short, vintage name. We call her [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] 99% of the time.

Current only two we’ve agree on but aren’t 100% sold on are:
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] (nn [name_u]Josie[/name_u] or [name_f]Posie[/name_f])
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] (nn [name_f]Junie[/name_f] or [name_u]June[/name_u])
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] (nn we can’t agree on - I like [name_f]Tessa[/name_f], [name_f]Liza[/name_f] or [name_f]Libby[/name_f])

MN will be [name_u]James[/name_u] for family reasons.

What do you have for me, berries? [name_m]Long[/name_m], feminine name with short, sweet nickname. Bonus points if it has a nature connection. Also prefer not within SSN top 200, rare or unusual is okay as long as it’s easily pronounced.

I think any of the [name_f]Etta[/name_f] names would be nice next to [name_f]Isla[/name_f] and [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]:

[name_f]Coretta[/name_f] ([name_f]Cora[/name_f] or [name_f]Etta[/name_f])
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f] ([name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f])
[name_f]Olivetta[/name_f] (nns could be [name_u]Ollie[/name_u], [name_f]Olive[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], etc)
[name_f]Josetta[/name_f] ([name_u]Josie[/name_u], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_u]Jo[/name_u], etc) [name_f]Josetta[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u] would be kind of adorable.
[name_f]Marietta[/name_f] ([name_f]Mari[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f])
[name_f]Nicoletta[/name_f] ([name_f]Nicki[/name_f], [name_u]Nico[/name_u], [name_f]Colette[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f])
[name_f]Violetta[/name_f] ([name_f]Vi[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f])

Here’s some others:
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] ([name_f]Addie[/name_f], [name_f]Della[/name_f])
[name_f]Clarissa[/name_f] ([name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_f]Clari[/name_f], etc)
[name_f]Wynona[/name_f] ([name_u]Wynne[/name_u], Noni, [name_f]Nona[/name_f])
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f] ([name_f]Bibi[/name_f])
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] ([name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Cordie[/name_f], [name_f]Delia[/name_f])
Davinia ([name_m]Davy[/name_m], [name_u]Vinnie[/name_u], [name_f]Nia[/name_f])
[name_f]Georgina[/name_f] ([name_u]Georgie[/name_u], [name_f]Gina[/name_f])
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] ([name_f]Flossie[/name_f])
[name_f]Belinda[/name_f] ([name_f]Bebe[/name_f], [name_f]Lindy[/name_f], [name_f]Linda[/name_f])
[name_f]Melinda[/name_f] ([name_u]Mel[/name_u], [name_f]Mellie[/name_f], [name_f]Lindy[/name_f], [name_f]Linda[/name_f])
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] ([name_f]Ro[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f])
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] ([name_f]Vicki[/name_f], [name_f]Tori[/name_f], [name_f]Ria[/name_f])

[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f]
[name_f]Adela[/name_f]
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiorella[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanora[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Eugenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eudora[/name_f]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Phillipa[/name_f]
[name_f]Drusilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorelai[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcella[/name_f]
[name_f]Marceline[/name_f]
[name_f]Philomena[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicia[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosaline[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elysia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Petunia[/name_f]
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Annaliese[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]
[name_f]Cressida[/name_f]
[name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Allegra[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f]

My first thought was [name_f]Coralie[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]. [name_m]Long[/name_m] enough with one of your favourite short, sweet nickname ([name_f]Cora[/name_f]) and kinda naturey as well ([name_f]Coral[/name_f]). :slight_smile:

[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Amabel[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Mae[/name_f]?)
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Azura[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u] “[name_f]Cleo[/name_f]”?

Or [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u] “[name_f]Vivi[/name_f]”/"[name_f]Viva[/name_f]"?

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] is gorgeous :)! It just “goes” with [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]. And there are so many nicknames… [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Elsie[/name_f], [name_f]Elsa[/name_f], [name_f]Buffy[/name_f], [name_f]Bessy[/name_f], [name_f]Beth[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]…

So… What about [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] / [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] nn [name_u]Izzy[/name_u]? Would the nickname make it acceptable to you?

Other suggestions (mostly long and feminine with the potential for plucky nicknames)
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Patricia[/name_f]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] nn [name_u]Penny[/name_u]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] nn [name_f]Peggy[/name_f] (I personally don’t think [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] and [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] are too similar, but that’s just my personal opinion)
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] nn a [name_f]Nella[/name_f]
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f] nn [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] or [name_m]Pip[/name_m]
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f] nn [name_u]Tony[/name_u]
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] nn [name_f]Torie[/name_f]
[name_f]Davina[/name_f]
[name_f]Susanna[/name_f] nn [name_f]Sue[/name_f], [name_f]Sanna[/name_f], [name_f]Susie[/name_f]…
[name_f]Cynthia[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Stina[/name_f]
[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] nn [name_f]Cat[/name_f]
[name_f]Katarina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Kat[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] / [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] nn [name_f]Dot[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Ginny[/name_f]
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] nn [name_f]Ginny[/name_f]
[name_f]Valerie[/name_f] / [name_f]Valeria[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] nn [name_f]Wendy[/name_f]
[name_f]Roberta[/name_f] nn [name_u]Bobbie[/name_u]
[name_f]Constance[/name_f] nn [name_u]Connie[/name_u]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
[name_f]Vanessa[/name_f] nn [name_f]Nessa[/name_f] / [name_f]Nessie[/name_f]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f] nn [name_m]Vero[/name_m] / [name_u]Nickie[/name_u]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f] nn [name_u]Lennie[/name_u]/ [name_f]Lenah[/name_f]
[name_f]Paulina[/name_f]
[name_f]Theresa[/name_f] nn [name_f]Tessa[/name_f] / [name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] nn [name_f]Genie[/name_f] / [name_f]Vivie[/name_f]
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Regina[/name_f]

Definitely [name_f]Violette[/name_f] or [name_f]Violetta[/name_f].
NN possibilities: [name_f]Vi[/name_f], [name_f]Lettie[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f].

Has the long flora for him, and short vintage NN for you!

I think Josephine is a good fit for you.

Virginia nn Ginny or Ginger
Miranda nn Mira or Miri
Louisa nn Lola
Cordelia nn Dale
Florence nn Wren
Lucinda nn Lucy or Indie
Wilhemina nn Willa or Willow
Beatrice nn Bea or Betsy
Penelope nn Nell
Bridget nn Bridgie or Bridie or Jet or Bri or Bee
Aurelia nn Aura

Sorry for any repeats!

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] - [name_f]Jennie[/name_f], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Jenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] - [name_u]Fee[/name_u], [name_f]Flick[/name_f], [name_f]Fay[/name_f], [name_u]Felice[/name_u], City
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Addie[/name_f], [name_f]Adele[/name_f], [name_f]Adela[/name_f]
[name_f]Angelique[/name_f] - [name_u]Angie[/name_u], [name_f]Angela[/name_f], [name_f]Ann[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f] - [name_u]Cass[/name_u], [name_f]Cassie[/name_f], [name_f]Sandra[/name_f], [name_u]Sandy[/name_u]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f] - [name_f]Virgie[/name_f], [name_f]Ginny[/name_f], [name_f]Gina[/name_f]
Lorraina - [name_f]Raina[/name_f], [name_f]Lora[/name_f], [name_f]Ina[/name_f], [name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_f]Marianna[/name_f] - [name_f]Mary[/name_f], [name_f]Marie[/name_f], [name_f]Annie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] - [name_f]Lea[/name_f], [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]/a - [name_f]Nora[/name_f], [name_f]Ella[/name_f], [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] - [name_f]Emmy[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Carolina[/name_f] - [name_f]Cara[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Carol[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicolette[/name_f] - [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Nicole[/name_f], [name_f]Nicki[/name_f]
[name_f]Delilah[/name_f] - [name_f]Delia[/name_f], [name_f]Della[/name_f], [name_f]Leah[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f]/[name_f]Lyla[/name_f]
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] - Scar, [name_f]Ettie[/name_f]

Good luck!

I love so many of the previous poster’s suggestions and would have said many of the same ones, so I’m just going to say that out of your options I really like [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] nn [name_u]June[/name_u]/[name_f]Junie[/name_f]! Also [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] [name_u]James[/name_u] sounds great and has the fun nickname option of “JJ” as well.

[name_f]Adelina[/name_f] “[name_f]Ada[/name_f]”
[name_f]Rosalina[/name_f] “[name_f]Rosy[/name_f]”
[name_f]Demetria[/name_f] “[name_f]Demi[/name_f]”
Desmondia “[name_u]Desi[/name_u]”
[name_f]Guinivere[/name_f] “[name_f]Gwen[/name_f]”

I think [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] nn [name_f]Junie[/name_f] would be perfection! [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] nn [name_f]Liza[/name_f] or [name_f]Libby[/name_f] is also lovely, and [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] nn [name_f]Posie[/name_f].
All the others I’ve thought of have been mentioned.

Thanks for some great suggestions!!

Going to run these by DH… and maybe also see if we can reach a compromise on an [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] nickname, because I still do like [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] (plus it’s my middle - so I like the connection although it seems a little self-absorbed!) Seeing all these great options did make me also realize I do like [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]… Wasn’t sure if the two J’s together was too much.

[name_f]Delia[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Coralie[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Josetta[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]/ [name_f]Georgina[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_u]James[/name_u]