Need help with sister for William/Liam

I’d love some suggestions or thoughts on a girl name. I like more timeless and classic names maybe with a fun nickname. [name_f]My[/name_f] son’s name is [name_u]William[/name_u] and nickname is [name_u]Liam[/name_u]. I was originally thinking [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] nickname [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] but a lot of friends have told me how many Ellie’s and Ella’s there are in their kid’s classes. I don’t love how popular [name_u]Liam[/name_u] has gotten so I’d like to try to avoid the same issue for a girl. Some names we are currently liking:


Any of these stand out or any new suggestions for a name? Thank you !!

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From your list, [name_f]Claire[/name_f] and Marigold/Goldie seem the least likely to hit [name_u]Liam[/name_u] levels.

I think [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] “Goldie” works best from your list, but I also think [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] & [name_f]Rose[/name_f] go well with [name_u]William[/name_u] “Liam”

[name_f]Isabel[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f] & [name_u]Ivy[/name_u] are fairly popular at the moment, and I think [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] is too close in sound to [name_u]William[/name_u].

Other suggestions:
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kitty”
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] / [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] “Fifi”
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] “Tori”
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] “Lulu” / “Lula”

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[name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] is so cute for siblings. :heart_eyes:

[name_f]Marigold[/name_f] “Goldie” is certainly my next in line! Absolutely beautiful names.

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I love [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]. What about nickname [name_f]Nora[/name_f]?
[name_u]Or[/name_u] [name_f]Helena[/name_f] “Leni/Lena” or [name_f]Leonora[/name_f] “Nora/Leo”?

From your list I also really like [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] “Goldie” & [name_f]Clara[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Mila[/name_f], but [name_u]Liam[/name_u] & [name_f]Mila[/name_f] sound like (and are) the same name in a different order. I think they sound a bit too rhyming.
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] “Lily” is on the decline in popularity, but [name_f]Lily[/name_f] remains common, so I would avoid.

I’ll suggest:
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f] “Lucy”
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f] “Lulu/Elo”
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] “Ali/Andi”
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] “Lissy”
[name_f]Colette[/name_f] “Etta/Collie”

Clara/Claire - [name_f]Clara[/name_f] feels like a good choice - a beautiful name, not too popular but familiar too

[name_f]Isabel[/name_f] - sleek and pretty, but [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] is popular, so she might still encounter others with similar names/nicknames if that worries you

Camila/Mila - both of these rank highly too (at least in the U.S for both, for [name_f]Mila[/name_f] in the UK) lovely names but you might encounter the same problem - I do like how [name_f]Mila[/name_f] and [name_u]Liam[/name_u] share letters and it is a nice name though

[name_u]June[/name_u] - charming and warm and unexpected

[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] - sweet but strong, familiar and in the top 100 but not super popular. A lovely name. [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] ‘Lucy’ or [name_f]Lucia[/name_f] ‘Lucy’ could be options

[name_f]Elle[/name_f] - short and simple and sweet, not my fave on your list, but I like it. [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] ‘Elle’, [name_f]Elora[/name_f] ‘Elle’ came to mind

Marigold/Goldie - pretty, unexpected, vintage and clunky cute. I do like it :slight_smile:

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] - charming, simple, solid and sweet - a good option. [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] ‘Rose’ could be longer forms if you wanted them

[name_f]Lillian[/name_f] - a gorgeous name but a bit rhymey with [name_u]William[/name_u] for me.

[name_u]Ivy[/name_u] - depends where you are, but this is gaining popularity. Still, a bright, pretty name!

[name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] stand out for me :slight_smile:

A few other ideas:


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I think all of your choices are lovely!

Other ideas that come to mind (all have nickname potential):


I like Isabel and Marigold, yes Isabel is popular but at least you can choose between Izzy, Belle, Bella etc so it’s more flexible!

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[name_f]Judith[/name_f] (Didi, [name_m]Judd[/name_m], Ditty/Diddie)
[name_f]Philomena[/name_f] (Meena, [name_f]Flo[/name_f], [name_u]Philly[/name_u], [name_u]Feeney[/name_u], Pem)
[name_f]Mathilda[/name_f] (Hill, Tilley, [name_m]Mads[/name_m], [name_f]Theda[/name_f], [name_f]Mila[/name_f], [name_f]Hildy[/name_f], Tada)

From your list, [name_f]Isabel[/name_f] “Izzy” is my favorite! [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_u]Izzy[/name_u] are cute siblings.

[name_u]William[/name_u] “Liam” &

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] “Liza” (my fav!)
[name_f]Victoria[/name_f] “Tori”
[name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] “Maddie”
[name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] “Lexi”
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Kate”
[name_f]Gabrielle[/name_f] “Gabby”

I like [name_f]Claire[/name_f] / [name_u]Clare[/name_u] or [name_f]Marigold[/name_f].

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] to me is a very classic tailored name. Downside is there are no options.

[name_f]Marigold[/name_f] has more options for nicknames. [name_f]Goldie[/name_f] is cute and the most obvious. Great if she is a blondie with golden locks. [name_f]Mari[/name_f] for a real classic name. I especially like [name_f]Margot[/name_f] which is not as obvious, but a great spunky retro option.

You have some stunning names here and I am not going to lie I love all of them !!

If your looking for an alternative to [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] ( Ella/ Ellie) maybe [name_f]Elena[/name_f] or [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]

[name_f]Marigold[/name_f] stands out to me from the rest of your names as it feels more modern. I absolutely adore it !! And [name_u]Ivy[/name_u] :heart_eyes: just wow !!

If I were to suggest a few names

[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Leona[/name_f] / [name_f]Lenore[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Bridget[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_u]Meredith[/name_u]

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Nice list! [name_f]My[/name_f] favorites with [name_u]William[/name_u] are

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What about [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] nn [name_f]Nell[/name_f] or [name_f]Norah[/name_f]?

From your other options I like [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_f]Rose[/name_f] :rose:

[name_f]My[/name_f] faves are Clara/Claire, [name_u]June[/name_u] and [name_f]Rose[/name_f]!

Would you consider [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]? There is no name more classic.
[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]. [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_f]Libby[/name_f] or [name_u]Liam[/name_u] and [name_f]Elise[/name_f] (Lisi) LEEsee

[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] ……Liam and [name_f]Nell[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and Margaret……Liam and [name_f]Meg[/name_f] or [name_f]Margot[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] …….Liam and [name_f]Cate[/name_f] or [name_f]Cassie[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and Cassandra……Liam and [name_f]Cassie[/name_f]
[name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] ……Liam and [name_u]Allie[/name_u]

clara, lucy, june and marigold get my vote!!

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I really like [name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Camilla[/name_f], or perhaps [name_u]William[/name_u] and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] for you. It’s so cute how their nicknames would consist of the same letters.

I like [name_f]Clara[/name_f] with [name_u]William[/name_u], but have an aversion to nicknames that are also standalone names, so I don’t care for [name_f]Claire[/name_f] in this context.

[name_f]Marygold[/name_f] or [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] would be my other favorites of yours.

Thank you! I never realized that Mila/Liam were the same letters and now I can’t unsee it!! Loving Eloise/lulu from your suggestions!! And [name_u]Will[/name_u] definitely be adding [name_f]Nora[/name_f] to the list

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I do love [name_u]Izzy[/name_u] and [name_u]Liam[/name_u] together :yellow_heart: