New to Nameberry - Need Help

[name]Hi[/name], my husband and I recently found out we’re having a girl! My problem is that there were always a few names I had liked and always thought I would name a baby, but now that we’re actually having one, I don’t love any of them. Looking at our list of names we both like and agree on, none of them scream “the one,” if that makes sense. I have looked at numerous baby name sites (including Nameberry), and I just can’t find a name that I love. So, I thought maybe coming on here and asking for some advice and suggestions would be helpful!

Here is our list so far. Please let me know what you think, and if there are any other names you think we might like as well. Thanks!


[name]Welcome[/name] and congratulations! :slight_smile:

[name]Adelaide[/name]: I think it’s a very pretty name…
[name]Annabel[/name]: [name]Annabelle[/name] is one of my favorite names. :slight_smile: I think it’s cheerful, warm, and elegant.
[name]Aurora[/name]: I think it’s very pretty, and love the [name]Rory[/name] nickname.
[name]Beatrix[/name]: I really love this, too. :slight_smile:
[name]Cecilia[/name]: I think it’s a lovely name, but I’m more of a [name]Celia[/name] fan. :slight_smile:
[name]Celia[/name]: Aha! I really love this name…
[name]Cora[/name]: Another one of my favorites (so many are on your list)! I love [name]Cora[/name] on its own and as a nickname for [name]Cordelia[/name].
[name]Eden[/name]: I think the [name]Edie[/name] nickname is sweet, but [name]Eden[/name] feels trendy to me.
[name]Fiona[/name]: I think [name]Fiona[/name] is a great name. :slight_smile:
[name]Ivy[/name]: I love it!
[name]Laila[/name]: Not my style…
[name]Lila[/name]: I think it’s beautiful…
[name]Mirabelle[/name]: I love it!
[name]Rose[/name]: I absolutely love [name]Rose[/name] as a first name…
[name]Sadie[/name]: I think it’s a sweet nickname for [name]Sarah[/name]…
[name]Sophie[/name]: I think it’s beautiful, but it’s very, very popular, as is [name]Sophia[/name].
[name]Sylvia[/name]: I prefer some of your other names…
[name]Violet[/name]: Very sweet…

You may also like:

[name]Clementine[/name] (nn [name]Cleo[/name])
[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name])
[name]Helena[/name] (nn [name]Nell[/name] or [name]Lena[/name])
[name]Maeve[/name] (I love [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]) :slight_smile:
[name]Margaret[/name] (nn [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Daisy[/name], or [name]Margot[/name])
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Nell[/name] or [name]Poppy[/name])
[name]Tabitha[/name] (nn [name]Tibbie[/name])
[name]Veronica[/name] (nn [name]Vera[/name], which was [name]Susan[/name]'s idea) :slight_smile:

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

I love most of the names on your list!

[name]Adelaide[/name]-- doesn’t really appeal to me
[name]Annabel[/name]-- love it!
[name]Aurora[/name]-- it’s kind of hard to say, at least to me. I prefer [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name]-- not really a fan
[name]Cecilia[/name]-- so pretty!
[name]Celia[/name]-- I really like this, too
[name]Cora[/name]-- not my favorite, but very pretty
[name]Eden[/name]-- I don’t like it at all. It reminds me of ‘eating’
[name]Fiona[/name]-- I love [name]Fiona[/name]!
[name]Ivy[/name]–I love [name]Ivy[/name], too!
[name]Laila[/name]-- it’s okay…
[name]Lila[/name]-- nice name, I’m a little bored by it
[name]Mirabelle[/name]-- pretty
[name]Rose[/name]-- gorgeous!
[name]Sadie[/name]-- only as a nickname for [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name]-- cute, but very popular
[name]Sylvia[/name]-- I really love this, especially spelled [name]Silvia[/name]!
[name]Violet[/name]-- very pretty, might be getting too popular


Here is our list so far. Please let me know what you think, and if there are any other names you think we might like as well. Thanks!

[name]Adelaide[/name] - very pretty, nn [name]Addie[/name], what about [name]Adeline[/name]?
[name]Annabel[/name] - love, nn [name]Belle[/name], [name]Annie[/name], what about [name]Annika[/name], [name]Anneliese[/name]?
[name]Aurora[/name] - love, nn [name]Rory[/name]
What about [name]Amandine[/name], [name]Amalie[/name], [name]Emilia[/name]?
[name]Beatrix[/name] - love, nn [name]Bea[/name], what about [name]Beatrice[/name]?
[name]Cecilia[/name] - love, nn Cessie, [name]Celia[/name], what about [name]Cecily[/name]?
[name]Celia[/name] - love
[name]Cora[/name] - love, what about [name]Cordelia[/name] nn [name]Cora[/name]?
[name]Eden[/name] - I like it as a middle
[name]Fiona[/name] - I go back and forth with [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Ivy[/name] - very cute
[name]Laila[/name] - I love [name]Luella[/name].
[name]Lila[/name] - will get really popular, I think.
[name]Mirabelle[/name] - love it, love [name]Mirabella[/name], too. [name]Love[/name] nn’s [name]Mira[/name] and [name]Miri[/name].
[name]Rose[/name] - love!
[name]Sophie[/name] - so popular, but so pretty.
[name]Sylvia[/name] - One poster says that this name reminds her of the word saliva. It really is similar unfortunately.
[name]Violet[/name] - I prefer [name]Vivian[/name]/[name]Vivienne[/name].

Thanks for the replies!

It has been really nice (and interesting) reading all of your comments. I think I have just stared at that list for so long, that none of those names seem to mean anything anymore, so it was nice to see what other people think of them.

I did want to mention that [name]Sadie[/name] was my grandmother’s name (just [name]Sadie[/name]). I do agree that it is a little incomplete by itself. I was thinking that it might make a good middle name?

Also, for anyone else that would like to suggest names, popularity doesn’t mean anything to me. I can totally understand how a name’s popularity might put some people off, but that doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t really know what is popular right now, but if you have any name ideas that are popular, I would love to hear them!

[name]Jill[/name] - I really like the name [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]! It’s very pretty. I like a lot of names that were suggested by you and Irisrose and [name]Susan[/name] (I can’t remember exactly who suggested what):

[name]Penelope[/name] - I’ve been really starting to like this name lately.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - I like this name even more now with the nn [name]Evie[/name].

I’m still not sure what name to choose. I think I would like to have a couple of names to have ready in case she doesn’t turn out to be our first choice. Does anyone have any good combos for [name]Sadie[/name]?


I forgot to mention one thing. We have a dog named [name]Daisy[/name]. We both really like the names [name]Violet[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Ivy[/name] (I also kind of like [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Aster[/name]). Anyway, is it a little weird to name a baby a flower name while our dog has one too? [name]Daisy[/name] is getting old now, and (even though it’s sad to think about), is obviously not going to live forever. Is it still too strange to pick a flower name, or should we not deny a beautiful name for our daughter just because the dog also has a flower name? Or, am I just thinking too much about this?

Thanks for your help!

[name]Adelaide[/name] - pretty name
[name]Annabel[/name] - a cute name
[name]Aurora[/name] - too me, it’s a little trendy
[name]Beatrix[/name] - not my style
[name]Cecilia[/name] - nice, but I like some of the other ones on your list.
[name]Celia[/name] - i like [name]Cecelia[/name] more
[name]Cora[/name] - it’s ok for me
[name]Eden[/name] - i think this name is beautiful - be careful with this one if you’re not very religious.
[name]Fiona[/name] - not my style
[name]Ivy[/name] - i really like [name]Ivy[/name], but hubby vetoed it off our list.
[name]Laila[/name] - the only thing that was brought up to us when this was a name we had picked out for our daughter was that it could have a sexual connotation - “laila, I want to lay-ya down…”
[name]Lila[/name] - i like this name, but it seems to be growing in popularity
[name]Mirabelle[/name] - this is a pretty name
[name]Rose[/name] - always a beautiful name, and has so many variations
[name]Sadie[/name] - i like it, but a lot of ppl think of it as a nickname
[name]Sophie[/name] - too popular for me
[name]Sylvia[/name] - not my style
[name]Violet[/name] - it just ok for me

My favorites on your list are [name]Lila[/name], [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Eden[/name].

[name]How[/name] about…

I think it’s fine to choose a flower name for your daughter even though your dog’s name is [name]Daisy[/name]. That similarity just means that you love flower names.

You’ve got a lot of great names on here, and you’ve received many wonderful suggestions which I will surely repeat! Congratulations, first off, on the baby, and may I just mention that I love your naming style.

Of your current list, my favorites, in order or most to least, are [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], and [name]Violet[/name]. I’d love to make some suggestions, and I do apologize as I realize that some of these have been suggested before.

[name]Amelia[/name] - [name]Amy[/name], [name]Mia[/name], [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name] - [name]Ari[/name], [name]Bella[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] - [name]Ali[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] - [name]Annie[/name], [name]Elise[/name]
[name]Bellatrix[/name] - [name]Bella[/name], [name]Trixie[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] - [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] - [name]Cara[/name], [name]Caro[/name], [name]Carrie[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] - [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Lottie[/name]
[name]Christiana[/name] - [name]Chris[/name], [name]Tiana[/name], [name]Ana[/name], [name]Chrissy[/name]
[name]Cecily[/name] - Ceci
[name]Coraline[/name] - [name]Cora[/name], [name]Lina[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] - [name]Cora[/name], [name]Del[/name], [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Cornelia[/name] - [name]Cora[/name], [name]Nell[/name]
[name]Camilla[/name] - [name]Cami[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] - [name]Cathy[/name], [name]Catie[/name], [name]Cate[/name]
[name]Delphina[/name] - [name]Del[/name], Phina
[name]Delia[/name] - [name]Del[/name], [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Evelyn[/name] - [name]Evie[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Eva[/name], [name]Lyn[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] - [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Elle[/name], [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] - [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Liz[/name], [name]Lizzie[/name], [name]Liza[/name], [name]Beth[/name], [name]Bess[/name], [name]Betsy[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] - [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Liz[/name], [name]Liza[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] - [name]Emme[/name], [name]Lina[/name], [name]Emma[/name]
[name]Emma[/name] - [name]Em[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] - [name]Essie[/name], [name]Stella[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] - [name]Frankie[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] - [name]Flo[/name] (not a good one!)
[name]Georgiana[/name] - [name]Georgia[/name], [name]Georgie[/name], [name]Ana[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] - [name]Genni[/name], [name]Evie[/name]
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] - [name]Gwen[/name], [name]Lyn[/name], [name]Gwennie[/name]
[name]Guinevere[/name] - [name]Eva[/name], [name]Vera[/name]
[name]Heloise[/name] - [name]Lois[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] - [name]Lena[/name], [name]Leni[/name]
[name]Isabel[/name] - [name]Izzy[/name], [name]Bella[/name], [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] - [name]Izzy[/name], [name]Dora[/name]
[name]Jacqueline[/name] - [name]Jackie[/name], [name]Lynne[/name]
[name]Julianne[/name] - [name]Julie[/name], [name]Julia[/name], [name]Anne[/name], [name]Jules[/name]
[name]Julia[/name] -[name]Jules[/name], [name]Julie[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] - [name]Jules[/name], [name]Julie[/name]
[name]Joanna[/name] - [name]JoJo[/name], [name]Anna[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] - [name]Katie[/name], [name]Kate[/name], [name]Kathy[/name]
[name]Katerina[/name] - [name]Kat[/name], [name]Rina[/name]
[name]Lillian[/name] - [name]Lilly[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] - Lyds, Lyddie
[name]Leona[/name] - [name]LeeLee[/name]
[name]Laurel[/name] - [name]Laurie[/name]
[name]Madeleine[/name] - [name]Maddie[/name], [name]Leina[/name], [name]Del[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] - [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Marge[/name], [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Meg[/name], Megs, [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Retta[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] - [name]Marge[/name], [name]Rita[/name]
[name]Magdalen[/name] - [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Meg[/name]
[name]Meryl[/name] - Mery
[name]Millicent[/name] - [name]Millie[/name]
[name]Morgana[/name] - [name]Morgan[/name], [name]Ana[/name]
[name]Ophelia[/name] - [name]FiFi[/name], [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name] - [name]Liv[/name], [name]Livvy[/name], [name]Livia[/name]
[name]Rebecca[/name] - [name]Becca[/name], [name]Becky[/name]
[name]Regina[/name] - [name]Gina[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name] - [name]Rose[/name], [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Lina[/name]
[name]Rosaleen[/name] - [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Rose[/name], [name]Leena[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name] - [name]Sadie[/name], Sar
[name]Sophia[/name] - [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Stella[/name] - Stell, [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Simone[/name] - [name]Mona[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] - [name]Viv[/name]
[name]Viola[/name] - [name]Vi[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name] - [name]Winnie[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] - [name]LaLa[/name]

Some of these don’t exactly fit your style, but I thought you might want to consider some. Of course, you don’t need to use the nicknames suggested, but I just wanted to make you aware of some. I personally don’t generally like to use nicknames, but it is nice to have the option!

Another note - [name]Sadie[/name] is a diminutive form of [name]Sarah[/name], so it would be very cute to give your daughter the name [name]Sarah[/name] and call her [name]Sadie[/name] as a nickname, as, to me, it seems rather incomplete as a first name. Best of luck to you and your husband (and [name]Daisy[/name], of course) in choosing a name for your baby girl!

I like [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Laila[/name], [name]Lila[/name], and [name]Sophie[/name].

[name]Just[/name] a few names that sprung to mind…[name]Allegra[/name], [name]Alanna[/name], [name]Calla[/name],

Thanks for the continued responses! I really appreciate everyone taking the time to comment on my list and add their suggestions.

Of the newer posts, I like:


I used to never like the name [name]Sarah[/name], but the more I think about it, the more I like it. I think I need to think about that some more.

You all have given me some great suggestions. I think I’m going to take all of these and think about some combos, and then come back with them and ask everyone to pick their favorites, if that’s okay. So, I’ll probably be back in a while. I will keep checking here if anyone has anything else to add. Thanks again for all the ideas!

[name]Edit[/name] - I also like the nickname ideas too!

I don’t have a whole lot of time, but I wanted to comment on your list, so my solution is to rate the names :slight_smile: They’ll get up to 5* for my favorites :slight_smile:

[name]Adelaide[/name]*** (but [name]Adeline[/name] gets 5)
[name]Beatrix[/name]* I don’t know why, but I just don’t like this name as much as everyone else…
[name]Cecilia[/name]* (I have a slight lisp…not good name to me)
[name]Mirabelle[/name]* (I don’t love a lot of “belle” names…odd one out again)

[name]Adelaide[/name]- very pretty name

[name]Annabel[/name]- love [name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Annabel[/name] is pretty too

[name]Aurora[/name]- really like [name]Aurora[/name]. Like the nn [name]Rory[/name] too but [name]Aurora[/name] is nice on its own as well

[name]Beatrix[/name]- like [name]Beatrix[/name] but like [name]Beatrice[/name] more

[name]Cecilia[/name]- [name]Cecilia[/name] is beautiful, as well as [name]Cecily[/name]

[name]Celia[/name]- prefer [name]Cecilia[/name] and [name]Cecily[/name]

[name]Cora[/name]- Pretty but not my favorite on your list

[name]Eden[/name]- don’t like this name much

[name]Fiona[/name]- ditto

[name]Ivy[/name]- love [name]Ivy[/name]!

[name]Laila[/name]- not a big fan

[name]Lila[/name]- pretty but popular

[name]Mirabelle[/name]- I like [name]Annabelle[/name] more but [name]Mirabelle[/name] is beautiful as well

[name]Rose[/name]- [name]Love[/name]!!

[name]Sadie[/name]- it’s pretty…

[name]Sophie[/name]- as a nn for [name]Sophia[/name]/[name]Sofia[/name] I like it but even then, it’s so popular that I just couldn’t use it:(

[name]Sylvia[/name]- don’t like

[name]Violet[/name]- really like this one

My favorites are [name]Rose[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Annabelle[/name], [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Aurora[/name]

I think [name]Sadie[/name] is a great name all on its own. I had no idea it was a nn for [name]Sarah[/name]. Now it is commonly used as its own name enough that it would be just fine, especially if it has special meaning to you. I also love [name]Fiona[/name]. [name]How[/name] about [name]Sadie[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]!

[name]Adelaide[/name] - love it, nn [name]Addie[/name] is very cute.
[name]Annabel[/name] - getting a little popular for me. but beautiful.
[name]Aurora[/name] -reminds me of waynes world.
[name]Beatrix[/name] -prefer [name]Beatrice[/name], x reminds me of Kill [name]Bill[/name].
[name]Cecilia[/name] - too simon and garfunkel
[name]Celia[/name] - knew a girl with this, nah. also sounds like Celiac disease.
[name]Cora[/name]- one of my FAVES. i would go with this. classic and simple.
[name]Eden[/name] - knew some unsavory girls with this name. a little corny for me.
[name]Fiona[/name] - pretty, but reminds of Shrek now
[name]Ivy[/name] - see [name]Eden[/name]
[name]Laila[/name] - see [name]Eric[/name] clapton. too many specific associations.
[name]Lila[/name] - pretty.
[name]Mirabelle[/name] - i like it, but i dont prefer the -belles as a rule. What about plain [name]Mira[/name]?
[name]Rose[/name] - nice. cant go wrong. nn [name]Rosie[/name] is also great imo.
[name]Sadie[/name] - pretty. sounds a but like a pet but i like it anyway.
[name]Sophie[/name] - a little too common for me now.
[name]Sylvia[/name] - love [name]Sylvie[/name].
[name]Violet[/name] - nice, but reminds me of ben affleck/garner now.

overall you have GREAT taste, and im sure you will do great with whatever you pick. i hope my comments help. :slight_smile: