Lily Eve and other double-barrelled names ...

I had never really been one for double-barrelled names before, but lately I think I’ve taken a bit of a liking to them. Particularly, I haven’t been able to get the combination [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name] out of my head. I’m a bit hesitant and turned-off by [name]Lily[/name]'s incredibly popularity, but there’s something about the combination that I still really like. Is [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name] enough of a seperate name from [name]Lily[/name] that [name]Lily[/name]'s popularity shouldn’t be an issue? What do you think of it?

Also, any suggestions for uncommon double-barrelled names, or any ideas in regards to what makes a combination of names work well as a double-barrelled name? I have a vague hypothesis that a two syllable name followed by a one syllable seems to work best - [name]Juno[/name] [name]Belle[/name], [name]Calla[/name] [name]Gwen[/name], [name]Lily[/name] [name]Wren[/name], and so on.

I want to blur it together and say Lileve - which is a pretty sound, but also strangely close to [name]Lil[/name]’ [name]Eve[/name] - little [name]Eve[/name]. Are you in the US? One of the things that I’ve observed is that it can be tough to make a double name stick. Not sure why … But I think it makes sense to consider smooshing them into one name if possible.

Still, I find them compelling … Ellarose, Cleobelle, and Zoeeve are a few that come to mind. I also love [name]Mary[/name] plus an unconventional middle … [name]Mary[/name] [name]Blair[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Blythe[/name], [name]Mary[/name] [name]Tate[/name]. And [name]Juno[/name] [name]Belle[/name]/Junobelle is great!

Oh, and isn’t there someone on this forum called Wrenelise - [name]Wren[/name] [name]Elise[/name]? [name]Love[/name] that one, too!

Ooh!! I love abby’s suggestions of…
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Tate[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Blair[/name]

I also like [name]Lily[/name] [name]Wren[/name]. In fact, I prefer it to [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name], which runs together a bit too much, in my opinion.

[name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name] is gorgeous! I adore both names, and together they’re very sweet. If you want her to stand out among all the other thousands of Lilys, though… sorry, I don’t think that would happen. Like @abby said, I think it’s pretty hard to get a double-barrel name to stick in the US, and saying [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name] all the time would be really hard, and I doubt people would be up to the effort. I’m not usually one to complain about something like that (if it was just [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name], and she’d go by [name]Lily[/name], I see no problem. Flow doesn’t really bother me as much as other people, haha. [name]Sophie[/name] [name]Eve[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] is on my top 20, but she would only go by [name]Sophie[/name], [name]Sophie[/name] [name]Eve[/name] if she was in trouble, so it doesn’t seem to matter as much to me), making the effort to make sure it sounds like you said [name]Lily[/name] and [name]Eve[/name] (and all the people mistaking it for something like Lillieve or something, I wouldn’t be able to do it. It makes me want to consider [name]Liliana[/name] [name]Eve[/name] for my [name]Lily[/name] combo, though. :slight_smile:

My favorite double-barrel names are [name]Ella[/name] [name]Kate[/name] and [name]Emmy[/name] Roo. [name]Emmy[/name] Roo’s a bit childish, but I think it’s too cute! I love it. I would have done [name]Ella[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Liora[/name] (nn [name]Ella[/name] [name]Cate[/name]/[name]Ella[/name] [name]Kate[/name]) and [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Clara[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]/[name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Serena[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] (nn [name]Emmy[/name]/[name]Emmy[/name] Roo). I also like your [name]Lily[/name] [name]Wren[/name] idea. I love both names–they’re lovely together!

Good luck!

The double barrels that I’ve seen work are [name]Ann[/name] [name]Marie[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] [name]Kate[/name].

I like the [name]Mary[/name] suggestions though. Somehow the double barrel freshens [name]Mary[/name] up for me.

I think if you always use both names, and make sure at school etc. to put both names in the first name spot when filling out paperwork and such, it can work. A hyphen might help.

I find that [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name] is a bit difficult, because the “ee” sound in the middle. I’m not quite sure how much of a gap to put in there, if that makes sense. Also, my only experience with [name]Eve[/name] as part 2 of a double barreled name was Marieve, and you pronounce the -eve as ehve, like the middle part of heaven. So that’s what I try to do with [name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name]: Lilyeve, rhymes with nev(er) or heav(en). That may very well just be me, though.

I would also use a hyphen, as in, [name]Lily[/name]-[name]Eve[/name]. For some time I was close to a toddler with a hyphenated name, and her full first name is [name]Lindsey[/name]-[name]Claire[/name].
The hyphen did help, because [name]Lindsey[/name]-[name]Claire[/name] is her legal first name, but ultimately most people do just call her [name]Lindsey[/name].
She has a beautiful middle name in addition to this, which also helped!

I, too, like [name]Abby[/name]'s idea–I especially like [name]Mary[/name] [name]Blythe[/name].

The names [name]Lily[/name] and [name]Eve[/name] are lovely, but I don’t care for them as a double-barreled name, as the “e” sound at the end of [name]Lily[/name] and at the beginning of [name]Eve[/name] make it sound like Lilleve.
I think about double-barrelled names a lot, and here are some I came up with:
[name]Emma[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Emma[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Emma[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Mia[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Mia[/name] [name]Faith[/name]
[name]Mia[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Mia[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Cara[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Lily[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Leah[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Amy[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Amy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Chloe[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Kira[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Ella[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]Nina[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]Nina[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Nina[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

I [name]LOVE[/name] double-barrel names, and being from the South, I hear them quiet frequently. 4 of my 6 girls have double names. I have had no problems making them “stick”. I did hyphenate them, and gave them a seperate middle name. they are :
[name]Mary[/name]-[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Kelsey[/name]-[name]Rose[/name] [name]Soledad[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]-[name]Claire[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name]-[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Lea[/name]

[name]Lily[/name] [name]Eve[/name] is so sweet!!

There are so many beautiful possibilities here are a few of my faves(other than my sweet girls):

[name]Charlotte[/name]-[name]Anne[/name] =0)





16 years ago I named my daughter Lilyeve. This was because her paternal grandmother was [name]Liliana[/name] and my mother is [name]Eve[/name], so we combined both grandmothers’ names to make “Lilyeve”.

I call her [name]Lil[/name] My [name]Love[/name], [name]Lil[/name], [name]Lily[/name], Lileve and pumpkin. :slight_smile: