Lila Nicola ?? Mother passed away

My husbands mother passed away, her name was [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] [name_u]Alexis[/name_u] [name_m]Smith[/name_m]. We want to use her name as a middle name for our daughter. The name we love for a first name right now is [name_f]Lila[/name_f]. I’m not sure that I like the flow of [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]. Thoughts?

Other girls names we like are:

[name_f]Amelia[/name_f], and lily, but so far [name_f]Lila[/name_f] is our first pick.

Thoughts? Ideas? We could use [name_u]Alexis[/name_u]… but that’s my sister in laws name (my brothers wife).

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] works well enough, given the significance of the honor name. I would go for it! I can’t imagine that you would regret using your favorite name + such a significant family honor name. The flow of [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nicole[/name_f] is a little smoother, but I would leave the honor name as is. [name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] is great too.

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] flows just fine, imo. I also like [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] from your other options!

Is [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nicole[/name_f] a possibility? That would be a clear connection between Miss [name_f]Lila[/name_f] and her grandmother, and yet would flow a bit better.

I like [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u], and it is more unique than [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nicole[/name_f].
Other ideas:

[name_f]Cora[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] sounds fine, and I think the honour is more important that the flow :slight_smile: [name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] also flows

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nicole[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nicolette[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Nixie[/name_f] and [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nico[/name_u] could be alternatives maybe

If you wanted to be more creative though and don’t mind more stretched honours, some other ideas could be:

[name_f]Nola[/name_f] (with an a middle name maybe - [name_f]Amelie[/name_f] or [name_u]Alexis[/name_u]?)
[name_f]Calla[/name_f]/[name_f]Callie[/name_f]
[name_f]Noa[/name_f]
[name_f]Nella[/name_f]/[name_f]Nell[/name_f]/[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_u]Lexi[/name_u]
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Collette[/name_f]
[name_f]Coleen[/name_f]
[name_f]Nia[/name_f]

I would definitely choose your favourite first name, [name_f]Lila[/name_f]. It is more important to choose the one you love than another name only because of first and middle flow. [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] sounds fine and if in doubt, remember that in everyday life we rarely say our first and middle names together, only first and last names. If you didn’t like the look of two names ending in “a” you could go with [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]. BTW, I love [name_f]Lila[/name_f]/[name_f]Lilah[/name_f]!

I absolutely love [name_f]Lila[/name_f] ([name_f]Leela[/name_f])!

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] is wonderful. I think you should go for it, but would you be open to using a variant as an honour name? For example, [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] for [name_u]Alexis[/name_u]?

I agree that the honour name is more important than the flow, and the names do rhyme but I don’t see that as negative necessarily.

If it does bother you though, would you consider [name_f]Lilia[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u]? Or perhaps [name_u]Alexis[/name_u] instead of [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] (ie [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Alexis[/name_u], which I guess has its own pronunciation issues), so the two could share middle names? [name_f]Lily[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] is lovely too.

I think you should stick with [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u].

[name_f]Lila[/name_f] is a lovely spunky choice and yes the flow with [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] is a little off but I think the significance behind the name is worthwhile and you should definitely use it! [name_f]Lila[/name_f] [name_u]Nicola[/name_u] is lovely