Name for India's little brother or sister...?

[name]Hi[/name], I’m expecting my second child in [name]May[/name] and am looking for a name that pairs well with big sister [name]India[/name] [name]Frances[/name]. Our top picks at the moment are :

[name]Pandora[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Saskia[/name]
[name]Xanthe[/name]

[name]Rafe[/name]/[name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Django[/name] (DH’s fave, nicknamed [name]Jay[/name])
[name]Amory[/name]

We’re looking for names similar in style and feel. Any feedback on our current choices or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Here are my suggestions:

[name]Saskia[/name] or [name]Sasha[/name]
[name]Malia[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name]

[name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name]

I love all of your suggestions. My favourites are Xanther, [name]Pandora[/name] for a girl and [name]Raphael[/name] and [name]Dashiell[/name] for a boy. I also love [name]Saskia[/name] but think the ‘ia’ ending is too close to [name]India[/name]. Combos from your list I like;

[name]Xanthe[/name] [name]Pandora[/name]
[name]Jemima[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Saskia[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]

[name]Amory[/name] [name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name] [name]Django[/name]

Other suggestions:

[name]Ezekiel[/name]/[name]Zeke[/name]
[name]Djimon[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Wesley[/name]
[name]Vincent[/name]

[name]Giselle[/name]
[name]Zipporah[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Larissa[/name]
[name]Angelica[/name]
[name]Ariana[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name]

[quote=“indiesmum”][name]Hi[/name], I’m expecting my second child in [name]May[/name] and am looking for a name that pairs well with big sister [name]India[/name] [name]Frances[/name]. Our top picks at the moment are :

[name]Pandora[/name] - look up what Nameberry says about [name]Pandora[/name] on “check out a name”. If you’re from [name]Britain[/name] or Australia, then [name]Pandora[/name] is probably a great choice.
[name]Jemima[/name] - I advise that you don’t name your baby [name]Jemima[/name] if you live in the U.S. It is a controversial name in most areas. I love [name]Jemima[/name] though - it’s so cute.
[name]Beatrix[/name] - love
[name]Saskia[/name] - love so much, and I always forget about [name]Saskia[/name].
[name]Xanthe[/name] - very cool

[name]Rafe[/name]/[name]Raphael[/name] - love
[name]Dashiell[/name] - love, and it’s so handsome!
[name]Django[/name] (DH’s fave, nicknamed [name]Jay[/name]) - very cool.
[name]Amory[/name] - this sounds kind of feminine. It also sounds like the word armory.

We’re looking for names similar in style and feel. Any feedback on our current choices or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I love your name taste! My faves on your list are [name]Saskia[/name] and [name]Dashiell[/name]. [name]Both[/name] names sound great with [name]India[/name].

[name]India[/name] [name]Frances[/name] & [name]Saskia[/name] is divine! [name]Jemima[/name] is lovely too along with [name]Xanthe[/name], but [name]Saskia[/name] stands out for me. I do like [name]Pandora[/name] too but worry about the [name]Pandora[/name]'s box connection lovely name though.

[name]India[/name] [name]Frances[/name] & [name]Dashiell[/name] or [name]Raphael[/name] are lovely but not as nice as match as [name]India[/name] & [name]Saskia[/name] for me

[name]Mateo[/name]
[name]Orlando[/name]
[name]Willoughby[/name]
[name]Grey[/name]
[name]Guy[/name]
[name]North[/name]
[name]Rhys[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Adam[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Leon[/name]

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I like the sound of [name]Pandora[/name] but after reading of its background and of course [name]Pandora[/name]'s Box it is out of the question I believe.
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The girl’s name [name]Pandora[/name]

It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is “all gifts”.

Greek mythology: the first mortal woman [name]Pandora[/name] was created beautiful and delightful by the gods, such that every man was attracted to her.

She was given charge of a mysterious box and told not to open it. Being curious, she opened the box, and every kind of humankind’s ills flew out, followed by the one counterpart, [name]Hope[/name].

[name]Jemima[/name] is one of the prettiest names I am fond of it.

[name]Xanthe[/name] is another one that I am fond of.

[name]Saskia[/name] I prefer [name]Sacha[/name] but I would go for [name]Alexandra[/name] and use nn of [name]Sacha[/name].

[name]Beatrix[/name] has nice spunkiness to it that seems to suit with [name]India[/name].

[name]Dashiell[/name] is indeed a handsome name and my combo would be [name]Dashiell[/name] [name]Rupert[/name], I have been a [name]Rupert[/name] lover for ages.

I think that [name]Rupert[/name] and [name]Jemima[/name] sing together so well suited.

One of my top names is the perenniel favourite [name]James[/name] and of course the nn of [name]Jay[/name] is perfectly suitable and desirable and doesn’t lend itself to clown jokes or teasing as I believe [name]Django[/name] would.

As much as I love [name]Raphael[/name] I don’t see it in a sibset with [name]India[/name], although I could see [name]Randall[/name] or [name]Ralph[/name] but I would prefer a [name]Monty[/name] full name [name]Montgomery[/name] or [name]Charles[/name] with the gorgeous nn of [name]Charlie[/name].

I don’t like [name]Amory[/name] at all it sounds like armoury I think [name]Anthony[/name] or [name]Antony[/name] would be nicer.

[name]Hope[/name] that this helped a little.

My thoughts:

[name]Pandora[/name]-- I know the mythology behind this and for some reason it doesn’t phase me. I really like this, especially with [name]India[/name]!

[name]Jemima[/name]-- I agree with a previous poster that this is a loaded name, so I would avoid it.

[name]Beatrix[/name]-- Beautiful, but seems to be a different style than [name]India[/name]-- much more part of the old fashioned trend.

[name]Saskia[/name]-- [name]Love[/name] it! I love how it goes with [name]India[/name] too!

[name]Xanthe[/name]-- Ditto

[name]Rafe[/name]/[name]Raphael[/name] --[name]Rafe[/name] fits beautifully with [name]India[/name]. I also like [name]Raffi[/name].

[name]Dashiell[/name] – Okay, but not great.

[name]Django[/name] (DH’s fave, nicknamed [name]Jay[/name])-- I like it once I looked up how to pronounce it! Would you consider dropping the silent D and just spelling it Jango? It would make it a lot more appealing to me. [name]LOVE[/name] the musical ties.

[name]Amory[/name]-- Agreed, it does sound somewhat feminine, although I love the literary ties. Perhaps in the mn spot? [name]Avery[/name] sounds much more masculine to me.

My favorite girl’s names from your list: [name]Pandora[/name], [name]Saskia[/name] and [name]Xanthe[/name].
[name]Favorite[/name] boy’s name: [name]Rafe[/name] and Jango

Good luck to you!

I’m stuck on [name]Pandora[/name]. It’s so beautiful, especially with [name]India[/name]. They’re matchy, but not sickly so. You might also like [name]Nova[/name].

Here’s my short list (because of time) of suggestions:

[name]Nova[/name] [name]Amaris[/name]
[name]Pandora[/name] [name]Alexis[/name]
[name]Nova[/name] [name]Melissa[/name]
[name]Pandora[/name] [name]James[/name]

With [name]India[/name] [name]Frances[/name] (gorgeous name!) I love:

[name]Pandora[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Xanthe[/name] -my favourite with [name]India[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Saskia[/name] but I’m not sure about it sharing the ‘ia’ with [name]India[/name].

More suggestions:
[name]Vega[/name]
[name]Scarlet[/name]
[name]Violet[/name]
[name]Calanthe[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Seren[/name]
[name]Leonie[/name]
[name]Noemi[/name]

and for boys:
[name]Rafe[/name]/[name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Django[/name]

more suggestions:
[name]Rocco[/name]
[name]Louis[/name]
[name]Demetri[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Leo[/name]
[name]Nico[/name]
[name]Griffin[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Darius[/name]
[name]Rafferty[/name]

good luck! :slight_smile:

you might also like [name]Zaylia[/name] or [name]Zahara[/name].

I just thought of [name]Paloma[/name], what do you think?

Aramina
[name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Alina[/name]
[name]Aviva[/name]
Kitra
[name]Athena[/name]
[name]Cassia[/name]
[name]Catina[/name]
[name]Freya[/name]
[name]Amara[/name]
[name]Saphira[/name]
[name]Aquinnah[/name]
[name]Amity[/name]
[name]Davina[/name]
[name]Shalom[/name]
[name]Saffron[/name]
[name]Djuna[/name]

[name]Joaquin[/name]
[name]Banyan[/name]
[name]Remy[/name]
[name]Liev[/name]
[name]Deacon[/name]
[name]Emil[/name]

From your list:
[name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Amory[/name]

Others:
[name]Emery[/name]
[name]Everly[/name]
[name]Knox[/name]