Name Sage: If Margot is out

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries -

[name_u]Holly[/name_u] and her husband had settled on [name_f]Margot[/name_f] for their first baby, due soon. Except … then her husband’s boss used it for her new daughter. While they considered going forward with the name [name_f]Margot[/name_f], they ultimately agreed that it’s best to find a new name. But what?!

My suggestions are in today’s post, and please drop your best [name_f]Margot[/name_f] substitutes here, too!.

Best,
[name_u]Abby[/name_u]
The Name [name_u]Sage[/name_u]

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[name_u]Love[/name_u] the suggestions, especially [name_f]Helen[/name_f] and [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]!

[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Gwen[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_u]Vivian[/name_u]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Bridget[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Petra[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Ellen[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]

your suggestions are perfect!

i might also add…

lila
daisy
anouk
cecily
jane
ottilie
flora
marnie
theda

i think that i went more along the lines of the quirky side of margot! i really love your strong suggestions as well; it’s so interesting how names can have so many sides to them!

I’d use [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_f]Margot[/name_f]. I actually prefer [name_f]Margo[/name_f] without the t slightly.

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[name_f]Esmé[/name_f] is the perfect alternative to [name_f]Margot[/name_f] so I’m glad to see it was suggested. They’re two of my favourite names.

I’d also suggest:

[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
[name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]
[name_f]Leonie[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

[name_f]Margot[/name_f] was also at the top of my list and I won’t be able to use it either. Here are some names that feel similar to me. Apologies for any repeats.

[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Mira[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Serena[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]

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You could go with a different version of [name_f]Margot[/name_f] and use [name_f]Margaret[/name_f].

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Lots of great suggestions! The name that feels the most like [name_f]Margot[/name_f] to me (shorter form of a classic name that doesn’t feel like a nickname; has a spunky vibe; feels both timeless and current) is [name_f]Eliza[/name_f].

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[name_u]Arden[/name_u]
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u]
[name_f]Celia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]

[name_f]Marjorie[/name_f]! Also, if you spelled it as [name_f]Margo[/name_f] or [name_f]Margaux[/name_f] :slight_smile:

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[name_u]Love[/name_u] the suggestion of [name_f]Zelda[/name_f]!

[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Mavis[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Heidi[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsa[/name_f]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]

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[name_f]Maren[/name_f], [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] and [name_f]Thea[/name_f] are great suggestions

I’d suggest

[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_u]Camille[/name_u]
[name_f]Etta[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcy[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
[name_f]Mina[/name_f]

OMGOSH, I’d be heartbroken because I chose the name [name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_u]Pepper[/name_u] for a girl… Ended up with a boy :heart:

[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] (I especially like this one as a sibling to Jasper)

Maven/Maeven (strong, uncommon but still classic)

Best of luck to you!!

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[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]

It’s such a shame [name_f]Margot[/name_f] is out!

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Edie[/name_f]
[name_u]Florence[/name_u]
[name_f]Juno[/name_f]
[name_f]Luella[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]
[name_f]Della[/name_f]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Alba[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Nell[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Clover[/name_f]

I like you’re thinking that it’s like naming Margot’s sister….

Out of your suggestions I loved [name_f]Esme[/name_f], [name_f]Helen[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f]

And love PPs suggesting [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]

Suggestions:

[name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Leah[/name_f]

[name_f]My[/name_f] first thought was [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] as it is related to [name_f]Margot[/name_f] and has the same chic & vintage appeal. But…it might rule out [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] for a future boy.

I love [name_f]Helen[/name_f] from Abby’s suggestions! Would make a great alternative to [name_f]Margot[/name_f].

[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Abigail[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Maya[/name_f]

I think [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] or [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f] would be lovely!

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites of your suggestions are [name_f]Esme[/name_f] and [name_f]Thea[/name_f]!

I also like…
[name_f]Anna[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Nadine[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_f]Mara[/name_f]
[name_f]Gloria[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_f]Claudia[/name_f]

Maisie is from the same root as Margo/Margaret etc. and is super great. It isn’t too close or too far from your original choice either.

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