More names like Riley?

We have been thoroughly stumped on girl names, but I think we might have a frontrunner: [name_u]Riley[/name_u]. I’m about 70% sold on it. Before I mentally slate [name_u]Riley[/name_u] for our little girl, I’d like your input on similar names.

Here’s our criteria:

  • Prefer a name with a standard spelling, even if there are potential variations ([name_f]Ryleigh[/name_f]… eek)
  • We kind of like unisex names that lean toward the girl side ([name_u]Sutton[/name_u] yes, [name_m]Wyatt[/name_m] no)
  • Has a familiar feel to it (the elusive “familiar but not common” conundrum)

Others I like include: [name_f]Molly[/name_f], [name_u]Reese[/name_u], [name_u]Finley[/name_u]. If you have any bright ideas on similar names, I’m all ears. Thanks, berries!

I’m not the best at suggestions, but I thought of:

[name_u]Arlo[/name_u], [name_u]Hero[/name_u], Thero, Auva, [name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u], [name_f]Noa[/name_f] (actually a girl’s name in the original Hebrew, [name_m]Noach[/name_m] is for boys), [name_m]Inigo[/name_m], [name_u]Vyvyan[/name_u], [name_f]Alexa[/name_f], [name_f]Indra[/name_f], Sebastienne, Ettiene, [name_f]Emmanuelle[/name_f], [name_u]Marley[/name_u], [name_u]Marlow[/name_u]. Also love [name_u]James[/name_u] for a girl but it’s definitely a boy’s name.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you like [name_u]Delaney[/name_u]? It has a similar sound to [name_u]Riley[/name_u] (Irish, ends in y sound) and has nickname options of [name_u]Laney[/name_u], [name_u]Lane[/name_u], [name_f]Della[/name_f]. I think [name_u]Delaney[/name_u] ages a tad better than [name_u]Riley[/name_u]. It is definitely familiar but not super common. I like your choice of [name_f]Molly[/name_f] too. Good luck! :slight_smile:



Sorry for any repeats.

I once met a young girl named [name_u]Wylie[/name_u]. This name is unisex and rhymes with your already selected [name_u]Riley[/name_u]. Some other suggestions would be [name_u]Hayden[/name_u], [name_u]Parker[/name_u], [name_u]Presley[/name_u] and [name_f]Raegan[/name_f] or [name_u]Reagan[/name_u] depending on your preference.

I’ve met a girl with each of the following names…