Monet's sister

The past year or so I’ve been bouncing a lot of ideas off of you guys while we were TTC - thanks for your opinions! Now our baby is due in 7 months and I’m settling down to the fun task of actually paring down the list with a deadline :slight_smile:

My daughter’s name is [name]Monet[/name] and I want a name that is complementary but not too matchy. For that reason, I’m hesitant to use another artist’s name because then I feel like we’d have to name [name]EVERY[/name] subsequent child an artist’s name too. (No one in our family is even an artist!) I think for this situation “complementary” means maybe another French name or a name that’s similarly “out there.”

Here’s a few names I like so far to give you an idea of my style:

” [name]Beatrice[/name] (not “out there” enough?)
” [name]Camille[/name] (one of my favorites)
” [name]Carolina[/name]
” Chagall (I like this but it prob won’t happen bc of the artist thing)
” [name]Chaya[/name]
” [name]Clementine[/name]
” [name]Dominique[/name]
” [name]Elodie[/name]
” [name]Eugenie[/name] (DH hates this bc he says it makes him think of eugenics lol)
” [name]Gemma[/name] (DH thinks this sounds too eurotrash but I like it and I like how it’s not popular in the states (yet))
” [name]Georgette[/name]
” [name]Georgia[/name] (not “out there” enough prob)
” [name]Georgiana[/name]
” [name]Georgina[/name]
” [name]Helena[/name]
” [name]Indigo[/name]
” [name]Jezebel[/name]
” [name]Margot[/name]/[name]Margaux[/name] (I like [name]Margaux[/name] but DH likes [name]Margot[/name])
” [name]Mira[/name]
” [name]Mireille[/name] (nn [name]Miri[/name] or [name]Mira[/name])
” [name]Ruby[/name]
” [name]Saffron[/name]
” [name]Xanthe[/name]

Any suggestions? [name]Feel[/name] free to be critical/harsh, I really want honest opinions and ideas. Thanks!


You know, I’d be wary to use another artist name, too, just because you don’t want to start a too-defined trend, but I don’t think that means you need to cross off all surnames. Authors are great, too! And, you definitely need to find something exotic and interesting so [name]Monet[/name] doesn’t look even more off the beaten path…

” [name]Beatrice[/name] - No, not out-there enough at all. But, I love it!
” [name]Camille[/name] - Gorgeous, but again, not unique enough…
” [name]Carolina[/name] - Another pretty one, but I’d save it for a middle!
” Chagall - I don’t find this artist name as accessible as [name]Monet[/name], personally.
” [name]Chaya[/name] - Pretty, interesting, but feels like a different style from [name]Monet[/name].
” [name]Clementine[/name] - Cute, but [name]Monet[/name] feels more elegant to me. Good one, though!
” [name]Dominique[/name] - This name always sounds a bit pretentious to me, honestly! I envision a scary woman.
” [name]Elodie[/name] - I love [name]Eloise[/name], but [name]Elodie[/name] always looks misspelled to me.
” [name]Eugenie[/name] - Feels too vintage to match with modern [name]Monet[/name]. And, yes, eugenics…
” [name]Gemma[/name] - [name]Gemma[/name] might be the new [name]Emma[/name], so I wouldn’t go there!
” [name]Georgette[/name] - This sounds a bit dated to me, like [name]Paulette[/name].
” [name]Georgia[/name] - No, not out-there enough. Sorry!
” [name]Georgiana[/name] - Too feminine, I think, but such a pretty name!
” [name]Georgina[/name] - I like the sound, but again, not out-there enough. You love [name]George[/name]!
” [name]Helena[/name] - Oh, I love this name! But, it isn’t out-there enough with [name]Monet[/name].
” [name]Indigo[/name] - Hm. I don’t love [name]Indigo[/name], but it is more on-track for [name]Monet[/name]'s sister.
” [name]Jezebel[/name] - Be wary of the negative Biblical connections! And the terrible meaning! But, a fun name!
” [name]Margot[/name]/[name]Margaux[/name] - For you, I’d choose [name]Margaux[/name], but are you starting an M theme?
” [name]Mira[/name] - Not substantial enough, in my opinion. [name]Mira[/name] is more nickname-y ([name]Miranda[/name], [name]Mirabelle[/name], etc.) I think.
” [name]Mireille[/name] - Well, [name]Mireille[/name] rhymes with [name]Monet[/name], to an extent, so I’d definitely nix this! Good direction, though!
” [name]Ruby[/name] - Nope, too classic.
” [name]Saffron[/name] - This could work, I think! A word name is a good direction to follow…
” [name]Xanthe[/name] - This always looks a little dangerous to me. I blame it on that X there!

Suggestions? Well, the first thing that popped in my head was [name]Idina[/name]. No, not terribly out there, but I only know of one - [name]Idina[/name] Menzel, from Broadway - and I think it would pair beautifully with [name]Monet[/name]. I also think these would work well:


So, my favorites with Miss [name]Monet[/name] are [name]Jessamine[/name], [name]Lark[/name], and [name]Idina[/name]. You could use some of your favorites as middle names! By the way, what is [name]Monet[/name]'s middle name? I’m loving [name]Jessamine[/name] [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Lark[/name] [name]Georgina[/name], and [name]Idina[/name] [name]Margaux[/name]!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Maybe [name]Dominique[/name] sounds like a scary woman bc of dominatrix? lol. Thanks for your ideas! I love [name]Thisbe[/name] and [name]Anais[/name] in particular - [name]Anais[/name] was actually on one of my older lists. Also, [name]Lark[/name] [name]Georgina[/name] is such a beautiful combo!

[name]Monet[/name]'s middle name is [name]Elisabeth[/name] - I wanted her to have a “normal” middle name so if she didn’t like the oddity of [name]Monet[/name] she could use [name]Elisabeth[/name] instead. I might do that with this child as well, have one name be unusual and one name classic and established.

From your list, [name]Elodie[/name] is my favorite. [name]Camille[/name] is pretty, but almost too “normal” next to [name]Monet[/name].

Here are my suggestions for a different, French-sounding sister for [name]Monet[/name]:


Good luck!

Ooh I really like the pp’s suggestion of [name]Bijou[/name].

With [name]Monet[/name], I like [name]Elodie[/name] and [name]Saffron[/name]. What about these French names that I think work so well with [name]Monet[/name]?

[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Alouette[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Ballou[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Cadeau[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Celine[/name] (maybe not out there enough, but it is so pretty with [name]Monet[/name])
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Clemence[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Deja[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and Epiphanie
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Geneva[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Nouvel[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Remi[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Rivage[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Saison[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Simone[/name] (i’ve always really loved this name, but have never been brave enought to use it)
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Sigourney[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Sojourner[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Monet[/name] and [name]Vanille[/name]

Thanks for the suggestions guys, you’ve given me a lot to add to my list! In particular I like [name]Simone[/name] a lot but that’s the name of DH’s former [name]SIL[/name] unfortunately :frowning: