Looking for a first name - open to suggestions!

This could be easy, or it could be hard. I’m looking for a first name for a girl - we are open to any style right now, but seem to like the simple/classic old-now-new names if that makes sense. The middle name is one syllable - [name]Anne[/name] (family name), as is the last name (starts with N, and is softer sounding), so I’m looking for something 2 syllables or more so it isn’t too choppy/robotic sounding. We seem to be stuck on “ie” or “ee” sounding names right now - like [name]Sadie[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Molly[/name], [name]Chloe[/name], etc. so some different suggestions would be nice. Thanks! I look forward to hearing all your ideas!


Off the top of my head…


My apologies for repeats! :slight_smile:

[name]Annabelle[/name] (in case you wanted to honor [name]Anne[/name] with a first name)
[name]Anneliese[/name]/[name]Annelise[/name] (ditto)
[name]Beatrice[/name] (the ss sound attaches to the N in your last name when I say it out loud, though, which may or may not bother you.)
[name]Eleanor[/name] (N heavy with your last name, though…)
[name]Eloise[/name] (although the z sound attaches to [name]Anne[/name] when I say it out loud…[name]Anne[/name] is tricky in the middle!)
[name]Felicity[/name] (has the ee ending sound you like, although I don’t think it’s the best with [name]Anne[/name])
[name]Genevieve[/name] (not the best with [name]Anne[/name], though…nn [name]Evie[/name])
[name]Margaret[/name] (nn [name]Maisie[/name], which reminds me of [name]Sadie[/name])
[name]Natalie[/name] (only if you’re an alliteration fan, of course!) :slight_smile:
[name]Rosalie[/name] (an ie ending)
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Poppy[/name] or [name]Lola[/name]…I’d suggest [name]Nell[/name], but with a short N last name, I think it would sound blunt) I love [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name]! :slight_smile:

I think that longer names sound great with a short middle and last name, but here are some shorter names like [name]Sadie[/name]:


(I think the longer names create a softer flow, though…)

I personally avoid pairing first names ending in A with middles beginning with A because of the pause in the flow, but this may not be an issue for you. If not, you may like:

[name]Matilda[/name] (although her initials would be [name]MAN[/name])

(I think they all sound great with your last name, but less so with [name]Anne[/name].)

I never realized how many names end with an N sound!

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

The first names that struck me were [name]Courtney[/name] and [name]Whitney[/name], but I don’t think they fit the whole classic theme.

[name]Rosemary[/name] (personal favorite)