Need a tie-breaker

See the results of this poll: Which name combo do you prefer?

Respondents: 90 (This poll is closed)

  • Catherine Paige : 37 (41%)
  • Alison Paige : 17 (19%)
  • Rachel Paige : 3 (3%)
  • Esther Paige : 13 (14%)
  • Edith Paige: 20 (22%)

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] is perfect and exactly what you described you wanted in a name. I personally would steer away from [name_f]Alison[/name_f] because of the nicknames that you don’t like and for this name are inevitable. [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] feels too common and somewhat boring to me, sorry. [name_f]Edith[/name_f] and [name_f]Esther[/name_f] are lovely names and can be shortened to the more jovial [name_f]Edie[/name_f] and [name_f]Essie[/name_f].

I think [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is gorgeous and fits perfectly. [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is lovely too though.

I’m gonna have to agree with your husband on the old lady name thing, sorry =p

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f], [name_f]Alison[/name_f], and [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] are all so pretty, though. [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] is my favorite, but [name_f]Alison[/name_f] sounds the best with [name_f]Paige[/name_f] out of all the names. I think it’s because the three-syllables sound better with one-syllable [name_f]Paige[/name_f] to me. I know [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] is three-syllables, too, but I would think in most situations, I would say “Cath’rin” instead.

I would never call an [name_f]Alison[/name_f] “[name_m]Al[/name_m]” in a million years. I would, however, if she preferred, call her [name_u]Allie[/name_u]. I think [name_u]Allie[/name_u] is cute, what don’t you like about it? Regardless, if you don’t like any [name_f]Alison[/name_f] nicknames, you can tell people she only goes by [name_f]Alison[/name_f], and when she gets older she can do the same if she wants. In my experience, most people ask before they nickname you.

Or you could go with [name_f]Catherine[/name_f], but I’m not sure how that would sound with your last name. [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is also cute.

So, in order, I vote:

[name_f]Alison[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Rachel[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]

Good luck!

My favorites would be [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] or [name_f]Edie[/name_f] (stand-alone). [name_f]Edie[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] or [name_f]Edie[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] would both be beautiful.

I love both [name_f]Esther[/name_f] and [name_f]Edith[/name_f], but if your husband isn’t a fan, I think you’ll have to drop them.

Out of the other three [name_f]Alison[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] sounds the best but you want to use nickname but don’t like [name_f]Alison[/name_f]'s nickname, so I’d drop that one too.

Between [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] and [name_f]Rachel[/name_f], I think [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] is much nicer. It’s a classic, whereas to me [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] feels very 90s, especially with [name_f]Paige[/name_f], plus [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] could use the nickname [name_u]Kit[/name_u] which I adore.

Thank you for all of your help so far, everyone! It’s been a long few weeks with hours of name-hunting and debate, but I think we are getting closer! :D!

I think [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is perfect and you could shorten it to [name_f]Cate[/name_f].

I would choose [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] or [name_f]Edith[/name_f], preferably [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]. It has history and beauty. I agree with other posters that [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] sounds somewhat dated, and [name_f]Alison[/name_f] does to me somewhat as well, although it is very pretty.

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]: Not bad, Castrherine is a classic but also a bit of a dated name tbh, not qiute an old lady name but still a bit of a grandma name, The alliteration isn’t too bad, but I’d suggest saying it a bunch and seeing if it really would bother you to wear the name yourself, if yes then perhaps skip it. If not then it’d be a great choice and has plenty nn material.

[name_f]Alison[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]: You will definitely get [name_m]Al[/name_m] and [name_u]Allie[/name_u] as nn’s, especially by her friends and other family members. If this bothers you now it likely will continue to when people actually do it and you should cross this one out. It’s also rather popular.

[name_f]Rachel[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]: Not a huge fan of [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] personally, but if you can get behind it then it’d be perfect because you don’t have to worry about alliteration or unwanted nn. The middle does flow really nice with it too.

[name_f]Esther[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] and [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]: Okay, they are old lady names, but they’re on trend. Old lady names are on the rise as trendy cause they had a break in being used for awhile. But if he isn’t on board with that trend then I wouldn’t push it.

I’d go for [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] or [name_f]Catherine[/name_f].

Before I got married, my first and last names both started with J. I definitely wouldn’t be worried about too much alliteration, because that tends to make the name flow even better!

I voted for Catherine, it’s lovely! Edith is also pretty, but I don’t know if there’s as much of an obvious historical connection there.

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f]: I like it, but if you consider all the variant spellings it may be more popular than you think. Definitely classic with great nickname potential, though. I don’t think the alliteration is a problem at all. I actually think it sounds nice to have similar sounds (usually, as long as it’s not overdone).

[name_f]Alison[/name_f]: Not a big fan of this name.

[name_f]Rachel[/name_f]: This is my favorite for you. I feel like I’ve known a lot of Rachels, but that is probably because I’m [name_m]Christian[/name_m] and so biblical names tend to be more popular in my circles. Most of the ones I’ve known are in their 20’s, which makes it feel slightly dated to me, but on the other hand I could see it as fresh for a baby. Some of the Rachels I’ve known get called Rach, but it’s true that it doesn’t have as much nickname potential as others on your list. I still think it’s a very appealing name though.

[name_f]Esther[/name_f]: I love [name_f]Esther[/name_f]. If your husband was on board this would have been my pick. If you can convince him then I say go for it! [name_f]Essie[/name_f] is such a cute nickname, too.

[name_f]Edith[/name_f]: [name_f]Edith[/name_f] is a bit old-lady to me. However, a lot of the names I like now are ones I used to consider old-lady, so give me another year or two and I’ll probably love it! Ha.

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] gets my vote. Beautiful name with lots of history, it definitely meets your criteria. I actually love alliteration in names so that’s a positive for me. [name_u]Allison[/name_u] is my second choice although if [name_m]Al[/name_m]/[name_u]Allie[/name_u] would bother you, I definitely wouldn’t use it.

I love [name_f]Esther[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]! But can definitely understand the different opinions on it. Maybe a nickname like [name_f]Essie[/name_f] with [name_f]Esther[/name_f] would help it seem less “old lady-ish”. Otherwise I’d go for [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]!

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is beautiful. I love all of its nicknames: [name_u]Cato[/name_u], [name_f]Kitty[/name_f], Catkin and [name_u]Kit[/name_u] are some of my particular favorites. [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] is lovely also, but since your husband thinks it’s too “old lady” it’s probably not as good a choice.

Based on sound alone, I think [name_f]Alison[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] and [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] sound the best. [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] and [name_f]Esther[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] are also nice. I don’t think [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] flows as nicely.

Personally I think [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] sounds the coolest… Sounds vintage and literary, and lends itself to the cute nickname [name_f]Edie[/name_f]. Other thoughts are [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] ([name_f]Evie[/name_f]?) which has less of an old lady vibe than [name_f]Edith[/name_f]. Or [name_u]Eden[/name_u] [name_f]Paige[/name_f]?

I like [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] best out of your choices so I voted for that but I think another option could be [name_f]Caroline[/name_f].
It’s a recognisable name which is very easy to spell, it’s also only at no. 62 in the rankings so it’s not overly popular.
As for literary connections, poets such as [name_m]Richard[/name_m] Lovelace and [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Milton[/name_m] are from the [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] era.
Also, as you mentioned you wanted, it has some great nickname options: [name_f]Carrie[/name_f], [name_f]Cara[/name_f] & [name_f]Lina[/name_f] to name a few. [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] sounds pretty good to me!

[name_f]Catherine[/name_f] or [name_u]Allison[/name_u]