Name for Genevieve’s baby sister

I was recently placed with a baby fir adoption. Our first daughter is named [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] (nn [name_f]Neve[/name_f] or Nevi). Need help with younger baby. Last time my it was down to [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f], [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f] or [name_f]Adrianna[/name_f]. I generally like longer classic names with good nn. I’m leaning towards middle name ocean. Last name is [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u], so any name with an “ee” sound at the end is out. I’ve always loved the name [name_f]Allegra[/name_f], but can’t get my husband to agree bc he says it’s an allergy medication. (People name their kids [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] and [name_u]Addison[/name_u]- which are diseases, but are still nice names). I do care what other people think about a name because it will appear on her resume one day. I also like [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] (we both love [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], but so popular), [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], emmaline, [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f], [name_f]Annalise[/name_f] (not sure sounds good w kelsey), [name_f]Madeline[/name_f], Giselle/a (Husband hates Giselle), [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (although I prefer 3 syllables).
I don’t like gender neutral names bc our last name is a gender neutral first name, and I want the first name to clearly be the first name.


I’ve always thought [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] & [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] sounded beautiful together. [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], & [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] are adorable with [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]!

[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] is super popular, but if you both like it, you should go for it. You could always call her [name_f]Livia[/name_f], or [name_f]Liv[/name_f]!

[name_f]Annalise[/name_f] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] sounds pretty nice, though the s sound run into each other a little.

some other ideas:
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f] / [name_f]Imogene[/name_f]

Also - [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] is a lovely middle name!!

hope this helps!

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Those are all lovely and [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] is an absolutely magical middle name!

Maybe also:


I like Allegra a lot! But I understand the association and the hesitancy. What about Alessia or Electra instead?

Alexandra Ocean is also a good compromise for Allegra, sounds perfect with Genevieve, and has a billion nn’s.

Here are some other suggestions…



Thank you. I have [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] on my list too and love the name [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] but not sure it’s too complicated for people to pronounce. [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] is out bc of personal reasons, even though it beautiful. I will add evangeline.

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I really like [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] and [name_f]Adrianna[/name_f]! I would add Gabrielle/Gabriella if it were me.

Congratulations! Adoption is so beautiful and I’m thrilled that your are getting the chance to expand your family !

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] (Neve) is stunning and I love long names as well !
Personally from your name list I am swooning over sisters
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] (Ally , [name_u]Lexi[/name_u], Andi,)
[name_f]Annalise[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] (Anna, [name_f]Lise[/name_f], Nali, [name_f]Alli[/name_f] , Lisa)
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] (Vivi, Vi,)
[name_f]Adrianna[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] (Adri,Addie,Ria, [name_f]Anna[/name_f] ,Rian)
[name_f]Madeline[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] (Madi, [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Linny[/name_f], Del)

I will suggest :

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If you like [name_f]Clara[/name_f] / [name_u]Clare[/name_u] what about [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f] with the nickname of [name_f]Clary[/name_f] / [name_f]Clara[/name_f]. [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] and [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u].

If not what about [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] and:


when you said you liked [name_f]Allegra[/name_f] I immediately thought of [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] and then I saw it was on your list!
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] & [name_f]Arabella[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] is a lovely sibset
I also love [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u] & [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u]

other suggestions:
[name_u]Indiana[/name_u] (i guess it’s neutral but sounds very feminine to me)
[name_f]Mathilda[/name_f] or [name_f]Mathilde[/name_f]

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[name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Emmaline[/name_f] and [name_f]Madeline[/name_f] are lovely!!

I’ll suggest

[name_f]Clarissa[/name_f] “Clara”

Thank you. I have several of the names you suggested.

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There are so many nice names. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband also agrees on [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f].
Should j in mention the baby is a red-head, so mit sure if I should incorporate that into her name.
[name_f]My[/name_f] first daughter was an adoption and I had 2 weeks to pick her name. :blush:

I actually think [name_f]Annalise[/name_f] sounds great with your last name and with [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]. It’s not even my style but [name_f]Annalise[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] and [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] sound like super cool sisters. And hearing she is a red head makes [name_f]Annalise[/name_f] a nice fit to me.

I love the [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] suggestion as well.

I like [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u], [name_f]Emmaline[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u], and [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] best with [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u]!

I like [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f] & ADrianna!

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Thanks! I love them too. I thought I would fall back on one of those names automatically. [name_f]My[/name_f] name is [name_f]Tanya[/name_f], which is a short version of [name_f]Tatiana[/name_f], so I think that is my hesitation.

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[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] was my first thought. And great nickname options of [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Addy[/name_f], [name_f]Lady[/name_f] etc

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] is so lovely! Out of your ideas I love [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Madeline[/name_f], & [name_f]Emmaline[/name_f] :yellow_heart:

A few suggestions for you:


Congratulations and happy naming!

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] & _________:

[name_f]Athena[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Farrah[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Raquel[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] “Maggie” “Nola”
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]
[name_f]Natalia[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] “Talia”
[name_f]Sienna[/name_f] [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]


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