Middle name help?

My daughter’s name is [name]Gretchen[/name] [name]Sofia[/name] and I’m expecting another girl in [name]September[/name]. I’ve had a hard time coming up with first names I even like, much less middle names. I’m hoping if I find a good combo the “perfect name” will show itself :slight_smile:

So, thoughts on middle names for [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Augusta[/name]? Open to more first name suggestions too, of course. Thanks :slight_smile:

I [name]LOVE[/name] your names! :slight_smile:

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] (popular)
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Helena[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Violet[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Mirabelle[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] (nn [name]Vivi[/name])
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]

[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

Wow, you’re my name TWIN! Most of the names you suggested were on my list at one time or are still there! I love names like this.

Ha ha! :slight_smile: I [name]LOVE[/name] these names! I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with any of them! I’ve been obsessed with [name]Cordelia[/name] lately. I think the name is gorgeous, and love how the [name]Cora[/name] nickname is a bonus!

Did you like any other names from the first thread? Does one work better with your last name than the others?

I love your taste. :slight_smile:

[name]Cordelia[/name] - traditional, unusual, feminine - lovely. I adore the nn [name]Cora[/name], too.
[name]Helena[/name] - more feminine and unusual than [name]Helen[/name], this always sounds intellectual without being in-your-face bookish.
[name]Violet[/name] - one of my favourite names. I really think you can’t go wrong with this one.
[name]Augusta[/name] - I’m personally not a massive fan, but I can see the attraction and I think it goes very well with [name]Gretchen[/name].
[name]How[/name] about :
[name]Matilda[/name] nn [name]Tilly[/name]
Ermengarde (I seem to be the only person who likes this name) nn [name]Minnie[/name]
[name]Dorothea[/name] nn [name]Dotty[/name]/[name]Thea[/name]
[name]Adelheid[/name] nn [name]Heidi[/name]/[name]Heida[/name]
[name]Ottilie[/name] nn [name]Tilly[/name]
[name]Liselotte[/name] (admittedly, very, very [name]German[/name]) nn [name]Lise[/name]/[name]Lottie[/name].

[name]Just[/name] a little selection of my favourite [name]German[/name] (or anglacised [name]German[/name]) names, to match [name]Gretchen[/name] :smiley:

Well, I’m liking (and this is a [name]LONG[/name] list, sadly)

[name]Genevieve[/name] (but my name is [name]Jennifer[/name], so I’m not sure if that would just be a middle)

I think I ruled out [name]Catherine[/name] and [name]Tessa[/name] due to popularity. A few others my fiance isn’t thrilled about. He won’t veto anything, but I hate to choose something he isn’t a fan of (like [name]Hazel[/name]).

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]. [name]Love[/name] it. But hate that she may be a [name]Mattie[/name] amongst a zillion [name]Maddie[/name]'s.

I love all your ideas! But let’s keep talking about them 'cause it’s so fun!

Okay, love [name]Jill[/name]'s ideas of
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name], just love both names enormously and
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] because both names have to do with the ocean.

Ha! Fun for you because you aren’t the one with the unnamed baby :slight_smile: lol.

I know I’m 31 weeks, but still. I feel like I’m totally out of time!

My fave name of all right now is [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] nn [name]Vera[/name]. But I also love [name]Veronica[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]. [name]Feel[/name] free to use either of them.
But really, [name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] is just as gorgeous. And I love the nn [name]Cora[/name]!
With the Nameberry posters thinking of names plus your great taste in names, you will think of something amazing!! You already have tons of great ideas.
I just love the name [name]Gretchen[/name]!

I honestly love your entire list! [name]Just[/name] for fun, I used middles from only your list, which I’m sure you’ve already done!

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Violet[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]

[name]Helena[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]

[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]

[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]

You seriously can’t go wrong! :slight_smile:

I apologise for any repeats :slight_smile:

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Constance[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Martha[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Willa[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Florence[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]

[name]Violet[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Kerensa[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Seraphine[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Eloisa[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Amelie[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Adeline[/name]

[name]Helena[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Alice[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] / [name]Beatriz[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Ada[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Emilia[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Eugenie[/name]

My favourites which others have mentioned :
[name]Violet[/name] [name]Cecelia[/name]
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Violet[/name].
I think they all have brilliant flow, and are beautiful, reasonably unusual names, which go well with [name]Gretchen[/name].
Hmm … you can tell how much I like [name]Violet[/name]!