Name Help

Ok so I am just toying around with some possible names for my baby. I have an [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Liam[/name] and a [name]Violet[/name], possibly having a third girl - most names that I like have an issue. Although, I love the name [name]Maeve[/name] for a middle name ( would consider it for a first but does it have the wow factor ? ).

I like [name]Hazel[/name] and [name]Scarlett[/name] but they might not be the best choices because they are colour names with [name]Violet[/name]? [name]Do[/name] the -ette names sound too similar to [name]Violet[/name] as well? [name]Scarlett[/name] is really growing on me.

I love [name]Eloise[/name] ( and it would be my number one choice) but my [name]SIL[/name] and family drama has tainted that name for me.

I love [name]Emmaline[/name] but think it is too close to [name]Amelia[/name].

I like [name]Seraphina[/name] but am not fond of the short form [name]Sera[/name] and the [name]Ben[/name] Affleck connection.

I like [name]Carolyne[/name] and [name]Madeleine[/name] but am not a fan of the short forms [name]Cara[/name], [name]Carol[/name] or [name]Maddie[/name].

I kind of like [name]Thea[/name] - but our last name starts with a T and I think it would sound too weird.

I love girly names - no unisex ones - and I was hoping not to use the letters A, V or L as the first letter. For some reason, I am not fond of F names either.

Any suggestions?- I watch this site everyday for inspiration but so far havent found the perfect name.


Okay. Umm. This is a tough one. [name]How[/name] about:


[name]Hope[/name] this helps. Good luck! :slight_smile:


I think [name]Hazel[/name] is usable with a sister named [name]Violet[/name]. [name]Scarlet[/name], not so much, as it is more obviously a colour name, and the endings are too similar.

As for suggestions, here are some that are similar to the names you’ve listed…

It’s hard to find “the perfect name”! Keep looking!

You may like [name]Aloisa[/name]. I’ve been loving it for the past week or so. It’s very similar to [name]Eloise[/name], but may not have the negative associations that you mentioned.

[name]Violet[/name] and [name]Scarlett[/name] could work just fine together, in my opinion. I think they sound different enough to avoid confusion. The emphasis of each name is on the first syllable, and those syllables aren’t similar in the least. The matching -ett part really isn’t emphasized when said aloud. And I actually think of [name]Violet[/name] as a flower name rather than a color name, so I wouldn’t have even realized that you have two color names together. If people do realize it, that’s okay. There is nothing wrong with naming children after beautiful colors. :slight_smile: And your daughters will grow up and spread their wings and have their own social circles apart from each other anyway, so ultimately it doesn’t matter how well their names flow together, it just matters that you gave them each beautiful names that you love.

Well my [name]SIL[/name] has a daughter named [name]Aloisa[/name] actually. That is the problem. When I asked it she would be Ok with us using [name]Eloise[/name], she had a meltdown and is dead set against it which I find odd because we do not have a relationship with them at all - we are on non-speaking terms and her daughter is almost 10 years old. Part of me says to use [name]Eloise[/name] and part of me says there is too much drama associated with the name. I am not sure what to do. If I could choose any name, my daughter would be named [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]. I love it. Alzora what would you do?

I think [name]Eloise[/name] is the best fit with [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Liam[/name] & [name]Violet[/name].

other suggestions

I wouldn’t name my child a name that unfortunately developed so much emotional baggage for me. It would always conjure up some uncomfortable feelings. I’d want a fresh new start with a fresh new baby.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Liam[/name], [name]Violet[/name] and…

[name]Hazel[/name] (I think it works just beautifully)

Did you have another post about the [name]Eloise[/name]/[name]Aloisa[/name] problem a week or so ago? I think you’re the one who gave me the idea of [name]Aloisa[/name]! :slight_smile: I read a post (I’m sure it was yours) about someone who loved the name [name]Eloise[/name] but knew a little girl named [name]Aloisa[/name] in the family and it would be a problem. The name [name]Aloisa[/name] caught my attention in that post and has been floating around in my head ever since. I added it to my list yesterday. :slight_smile: Anyway, what would I do in your situation? Without hesitating, I would name my daughter [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]. You are not doing it to be mean-spirited or for any wrong motive, but simply because it is a name you love for a child you love, and no one should take that away from you. [name]How[/name] does your husband feel?

You are the one carrying this child. You will be the one to deliver it. It is your flesh and blood. It has your DNA. It’s yours. You get to choose the name. A name is one of the greatest gifts a parent gives a child, and you should give this child the name that you feel to be the very best for him/her. Why choose a second-best name just because a woman who has no claim on this child, no claim on the name [name]Eloise[/name], and no role in your daily lives has told you that you can’t use it because it’s similar–not identical, but similar–to her daughter’s name, with whom your child will likely have minimal contact? I would absolutely use the name [name]Eloise[/name]. There are some things that other people have no right deciding for you. Naming your child is your honor and privilege. I think that if you let your sister-in-law call the shots, you will regret it and you will look at your child and feel like you were robbed of the freedom to name her, and that is something you’ll never get back.