Magnolia, Lillian and Rosetta? Opinions.

Honestly, [name]Lillian[/name] looks a bit tame in comparison to her sisters. Loving [name]Magnolia[/name] “[name]Maggie[/name],” though - great name!

It’s too matchy for me, personally, but I do like each name separately. I also agree that [name]Lillian[/name] doesn’t really fit in the combo. What about [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Jessamine[/name] and [name]Rosetta[/name]? Other nature names:


I think that [name]Lillian[/name] is pretty, but agree that it’s very “safe” compared to [name]Rosetta[/name] and [name]Magnolia[/name], and not as frilly. [name]Even[/name] so, I still think it works because it fits the theme…

I could better see a floral name like:


I can also see (just for fun):

[name]Rosetta[/name], [name]Marigold[/name], and [name]Lilia[/name]
[name]Rosetta[/name], [name]Marigold[/name], and [name]Viola[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Violette[/name], and [name]Rosaline[/name]
[name]Marigold[/name], [name]Dahlia[/name], and [name]Rosetta[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Honestly, [name]Lillian[/name] looks a bit tame in comparison to her sisters. Loving [name]Magnolia[/name] “[name]Maggie[/name],” though - great name![/quote]

Thank you :slight_smile: [name]Magnolia[/name] is one of my all time favourite names, [name]Maggie[/name] and [name]Lia[/name] are such gorgeous nicknames too :slight_smile:

You guys don’t like [name]Lillian[/name]? What would you suggest instead?
It can’t really be too out there though, dh has rather conservative tastes…[/quote]

I loved the suggestion of [name]Bryony[/name] with [name]Magnolia[/name] - so pretty, and the nature theme is understated and beautiful.

You might also consider:

Afrodille - French - “daffodil” - ([name]Dilly[/name])
[name]Geneva[/name] - French - “juniper berry” - ([name]Genni[/name], [name]Neva[/name])
[name]Rosalie[/name] - French - “rose” - ([name]Rosie[/name])
[name]Rosemarie[/name] - French - “herb” - ([name]Rosie[/name], [name]Marie[/name])
[name]Violet[/name] - French - “purple flower” - ([name]Vi[/name], [name]Lettie[/name])

Or, [name]Hyacinth[/name] ([name]Cindy[/name]), [name]Amandine[/name] ([name]Amy[/name], [name]Mandy[/name], [name]Dina[/name]), [name]Poppy[/name], and [name]Olive[/name] could be good!

I love love love [name]Delphine[/name] but I don’t know if I can imagine a child of mine with that name. I will try to run it past dh though, hopefully he’ll put it on the maybe list.

I like [name]Lilia[/name] too, do you consider that less ‘boring’ than [name]Lillian[/name]? I can see hubby going for it because its so close to [name]Lillian[/name], I do love the classic-ness of [name]Lillian[/name] though.

[name]Lillian[/name] (or [name]Lilia[/name]), [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Delphine[/name] and [name]Rosetta[/name]?[/quote]

[name]Hi[/name]! I don’t think that [name]Lillian[/name] is a boring name at all! It’s just that in comparison to [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Rosetta[/name], it feels very tradtional (which it is). [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Rosetta[/name] sound adventurous and exotic to me (in a great way). :slight_smile:

I love [name]Delphine[/name], too! You could call her [name]Della[/name] or even [name]Ellie[/name] as a nickname.

Oh, I almost forgot [name]Lilia[/name]! Yes, to me, it feels more exotic than [name]Lillian[/name], along the lines of [name]Rosetta[/name] and [name]Magnolia[/name]. (Because it ends in “lia,” it sounds matchy to me with [name]Magnolia[/name], though. I can see [name]Lilia[/name] with [name]Rosetta[/name] and the non “lia” names, though.)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I really like [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Lillian[/name], but I’m not a huge fan of [name]Rosetta[/name]. I think you need one to bridge between the two because [name]Lillian[/name] is well known and classic and [name]Magnolia[/name] is more unusual (but lovely!). I think [name]Rosalie[/name] (little more known than [name]Rosetta[/name], also less harsh sounding) or [name]Violet[/name] (not common but definitely not unusual) would work best.

I love [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Rosalie[/name] and [name]Lillian[/name] especially with the nicknames [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Rosie[/name] and [name]Lily[/name]!

I also think [name]Marigold[/name] is adorable, I really like [name]Lillian[/name], [name]Marigold[/name] and [name]Rosalie[/name] or [name]Violet[/name].

Yes. [name]Lillian[/name] doesn’t work for me with [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Rosetta[/name].

[name]Magnolia[/name] is a name on our list and we would call future daughter Magni or [name]Nola[/name].

What about [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Rosetta[/name] and…

[name]Hyacinth[/name] or [name]Jacinta[/name] would be the spanish version
[name]Calla[/name] … nice alternative to [name]Lily[/name]… :wink:

I love all the names but [name]Rosetta[/name] to me reminds me of rosetta stone. I like [name]Rose[/name] a thousand times more. [name]Love[/name] [name]Juniper[/name] nn june or juno.

Ditto. [name]Rosetta[/name] just makes me think of [name]Rosetta[/name] stone.

I like the idea of having a subtle theme. Some more subtle nature names are:

[name]Aster[/name]- English Meaning: “aster, a flower”
[name]Daphne[/name]- Greek Meaning: “laurel tree”
[name]Crisanta[/name]: Spanish from Greek Meaning: “golden flower, chrysanthemum”
[name]Avalon[/name]- Celtic Meaning: “island of apples”
[name]Elodie[/name]- French, from Greek Meaning: “marsh flower”
[name]Hadley[/name]- English Meaning: “heathery field”
[name]Kayla[/name]- Arabic and Hebrew Meaning: “laurel, crown”
[name]Leilani[/name]- Hawaiian Meaning: “a heavenly flower”
[name]Susan[/name]/[name]Susanna[/name] - Hebrew Meaning: “lily”
[name]Sylvia[/name]: Latin Meaning: “from the forest”
[name]Tandy[/name]: Native American Meaning: “flower”
[name]Lila[/name]- Arabic Meaning: “lilac”

Other pretty flowers: [name]Iris[/name], [name]Laurel[/name], [name]Heather[/name], [name]Clover[/name], [name]Lilac[/name]

[name]Aster[/name]- English Meaning: “aster, a flower” I don’t really like this sorry.
[name]Daphne[/name]- Greek Meaning: “laurel tree” I like it but dh doesn’t.
[name]Crisanta[/name]: Spanish from Greek Meaning: “golden flower, chrysanthemum” [name]Don[/name]'t like it.
[name]Avalon[/name]- Celtic Meaning: “island of apples” I’m so-so on this one, will ask dh about it later.
[name]Elodie[/name]- French, from Greek Meaning: “marsh flower” This one is okay. [name]Will[/name] ask about it.
[name]Hadley[/name]- English Meaning: “heathery field” I hate unisex names.
[name]Kayla[/name]- Arabic and Hebrew Meaning: “laurel, crown” Too common.
[name]Leilani[/name]- Hawaiian Meaning: “a heavenly flower” Not my thing.
[name]Susan[/name]/[name]Susanna[/name] - Hebrew Meaning: “lily” As I’m planning on having a [name]Lillian[/name] I think this doesn’t really work, [name]Susan[/name] is a lovely name though.
[name]Sylvia[/name]: Latin Meaning: “from the forest” On the middle name list, as it is the name of one of our grandmothers.
[name]Tandy[/name]: Native American Meaning: “flower” Seems too nickname-y.
[name]Lila[/name]- Arabic Meaning: “lilac” Quite nice but I don’t want to share initials, meaning that if [name]Lillian[/name] is in, [name]Lila[/name] is out.

Other pretty flowers: [name]Iris[/name] (I love this. It is up for discussion in our household along with [name]Ivy[/name].) , [name]Laurel[/name]([name]Sister[/name] in law is [name]Lauren[/name], too close.) , [name]Heather[/name] (A bit dated for my tastes.) , [name]Clover[/name] (Are there any nice nicknames for this? All I can think of is [name]Clo[/name]… Undecided on this.) , [name]Lilac[/name] (Again, an ‘L’ name doesn’t fly with [name]Lillian[/name].)

Thank you so much for your suggestions![/quote]

[name]Just[/name] a thought, you say that [name]Kayla[/name] is too common, but if you count variants of [name]Lillian[/name] ([name]Lily[/name]/[name]Lillian[/name]/[name]Lilly[/name]/[name]Liliana[/name]/[name]Lilliana[/name]/[name]Lilian[/name]/[name]Lillie[/name]/[name]Lilyana[/name]/[name]Lilianna[/name]/[name]Lillianna[/name]) it jumps up to number 3 on the list.

The nameberry blog site is

Although [name]Kayla[/name] seems trendy whereas [name]Lillian[/name] is more timeless.

A nickname for [name]Clover[/name] might [name]Lovey[/name], which is cute. I used the nameberry meaning search for nature names.

Finally, [name]Lila[/name] might be a a more unique alternative to [name]Lillian[/name]. Obviously [name]Lillian[/name] and [name]Lila[/name] would be a no-no. I prefer [name]Lila[/name] to [name]Lillia[/name], though.

Another thought (although also very common) is [name]Chloe[/name], which means “young green shoot”

Good luck. You’re not having triplets are you? This is for the future?