Not ditching Roslyn, but open to more suggestions. HELP!

So hubby and I talked last night and we decided that we are going to keep our minds open to other names besides [name]Roslyn[/name]/[name]Rozlynn[/name]. We both agree that we still like the name, but don’t love it as much as we do our DD’s name [name]Alanna[/name]. We may still use [name]Roslyn[/name], but want to keep our minds open in case we come across something else. So we have 7 weeks left until the c-section. If we don’t come up with something that we [name]BOTH[/name] agree on and love, then her name will be [name]Roslyn[/name] (or [name]Rozlynn[/name]). So, can I PLEASE once again get some help from my fellow posters?

The only criteria my husband has is that the name has a contemporary or modern feel - or can be altered to be modern (like changing the spelling of [name]Roslyn[/name] to [name]Rozlynn[/name] let him think it was modern). He has liked more popular or trendy names like [name]Marissa[/name] and [name]Anissa[/name] (but not [name]Clarissa[/name] or [name]Larissa[/name]), [name]Summer[/name] (but not [name]Summerlin[/name]), and [name]Anastasia[/name] (my favorite from his list).

I have liked names like [name]Cadence[/name], [name]Sienna[/name], [name]Seneca[/name], [name]Eliana[/name], and [name]Cailyn[/name]. I prefer them to be lower on the top 1000 list (preferably not in the top 100, though I might be able to live with something above 50 or 60). (That’s partly why I liked [name]Roslyn[/name] - it wasn’t even on the 1000 list).

Here are the names we’ve agreed upon in the past - our first two boys were going to be named [name]Cassandra[/name] and [name]Alyssa[/name] if they were girls. And hubby wanted [name]Alanna[/name]'s name to be [name]Leila[/name]. But we are not going to choose any of these 3 names - although we are both still quite fond of [name]Cassandra[/name], but have supersticions (forgive my spelling on that) against using it b/c our son (who would have been name [name]Cassandra[/name]) passed away. His birthday was also on the 14th ([name]July[/name]) - and there is a chance this baby will be born on the 14th also (Dec). So, we are being rather supersticious about not using that specific name - but might be open to some variations of it though.

Looking at all the names we have liked, it seems like we tend to like a lot of A’s and S’s in the name - but are not limiting our search to that.

So PLEASE send your suggestions and hubby and I will discuss them.
Thanks again! We really, really, really appreciate your help.

I bet we can find a name you both [name]LOVE[/name]!
Any of these? I stuck to names that seemed to be around the popularity you like. I hope something strikes a cord that we can work off of!


Hello again! And, I do think this is a smart move, so hopefully I can help!

[name]Arista[/name] “[name]Ari[/name]”
[name]Calista[/name]* “[name]Callie[/name]”
[name]Carina[/name] “[name]Carrie[/name]”
[name]Carlyn[/name]* “[name]Carrie[/name]”
[name]Delphina[/name] “Phina”
[name]Evangelia[/name] “[name]Eva[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Lia[/name]”
[name]Lydia[/name]* “Lyds, Lyddie”
Megara “[name]Meg[/name], [name]Meggie[/name]”
[name]Melanie[/name]* “[name]Mel[/name]”
[name]Ophelia[/name] “[name]Lia[/name]”
[name]Sophia[/name] “[name]Sophie[/name]”

[name]Bethany[/name]* “[name]Beth[/name], [name]Betty[/name]”
[name]Cecily[/name] “Ceci”
[name]Tiffany[/name] “[name]Tiff[/name]”
[name]Verity[/name] “[name]Vera[/name]”

[name]Adrienne[/name]* “Adri”
[name]Angelica[/name] “[name]Angie[/name], [name]Angel[/name]”
[name]Aurora[/name] “[name]Rory[/name]”
[name]Caroline[/name]* “[name]Carrie[/name], [name]Caro[/name]”
[name]Cecilia[/name] “Ceci, [name]Lia[/name]”
[name]Estelle[/name]* “[name]Stella[/name], [name]Essie[/name]”
[name]Francesca[/name] “[name]Frankie[/name], [name]Frances[/name]”
[name]Julia[/name] “[name]Jules[/name], Juju”
[name]Regina[/name] “[name]Gina[/name]”
[name]Victoria[/name] “[name]Tori[/name]”
[name]Virginia[/name] “[name]Ginny[/name]”

I am not going to overload you with more names at this point, but I have chosen these three categories of names I think you might like, especially with [name]Alanna[/name]. The first category is Greek names like [name]Cassandra[/name], the second is three-syllable names ending in Y (for something different next to [name]Alanna[/name]), and the third is Latin names - generally a well-rounded and diverse group to select from. I have starred my favorites with [name]Alanna[/name] and provided some nickname options. Please let me know which you like so I can further narrow or widen the search. Good luck!

Hmmm modern yet unique names that go with [name]Alanna[/name]:

[name]Ariadne[/name] “[name]Aria[/name]”
[name]Calliope[/name] “[name]Calli[/name]” (Could be [name]Kalliope[/name] if that makes him feel better!)

This is hard, but fun!

[name]How[/name] about [name]Cassia[/name]? Similar to [name]Cassandra[/name], but less common. You can still use the nickname [name]Cassie[/name] if you’d like, but it’s also beautiful on its own.

So far - out of the names listed - I like:
[name]Serena[/name] (but I would probably spell it [name]Sarina[/name])

Hubby really likes [name]Serena[/name]/[name]Sarina[/name] - even more than [name]Roslyn[/name]. But I’m not quite there yet. We have been playing around with [name]Anastasia[/name], too. We both really like it, but despise the nn for it. If we found a good nn, we might go with this one.

I also like [name]Cassia[/name], but we have a friend named [name]Kasia[/name]. So it wouldn’t work for me.

I’m glad you and your husband liked [name]Sarina[/name]! [name]Just[/name] so you know, [name]Sarina[/name] is not a variant of [name]Serena[/name]; rather, it is a variant of [name]Sarah[/name], which is Hebrew for princess. That sounds perfect to me! So, while [name]Serena[/name] is pronounced like ‘serene’ plus A, [name]Sarina[/name], is more like ‘Sar’ (as in [name]Sara[/name]) plus “-eenuh”… a very pretty name, indeed.

What is the nickname that bothers you about [name]Anastasia[/name]? Also, do you like the idea of both of your daughters having names beginning with A? I personally think [name]Alanna[/name] and [name]Anastasia[/name] have different, but similar, sounds considering the prevalence of A and N sounds.

It seems you and your husband also quite like names ending in A. Here are a few more possibilities:

[name]Adamina[/name] “[name]Addie[/name]”
[name]Ariella[/name] “[name]Ari[/name], [name]Ella[/name]”
[name]Jessica[/name]* “[name]Jess[/name]”

[name]Calantha[/name] “[name]Callie[/name]”
[name]Demetra[/name] “[name]Demi[/name]”
[name]Helena[/name]* “[name]Leni[/name], [name]Lena[/name]”

I’d personally choose a name that does NOT begin with a vowel, just because I think that it sounds a bit awkward when said quickly with [name]Alanna[/name]. Good luck!

I’m going to take [name]Arista[/name], [name]Angelica[/name], and [name]Serena[/name] and see if I can find more along these lines :slight_smile:
(PS - [name]Serena[/name] is my favorite out of these, too!)

[name]Elysia[/name] (sorta like your [name]Alyssa[/name])

[name]Sarina[/name] is very pretty. The only reason I don’t go for it so much is its ([name]Serena[/name]'s) popularity. I’m not too fond of more popular names.

[name]Anastacia[/name] - [name]Anna[/name], [name]Stacy[/name], [name]Tasia[/name], [name]Asia[/name], [name]Tacey[/name] - don’t like any of those nn.

I liked [name]Ariella[/name], but he wanted just plain [name]Ariel[/name].
I also like [name]Geneva[/name], but there is a town close to me and a [name]Lake[/name] that a lot of people go to in WI (i’m from IL) by the name of [name]Geneva[/name].

Here are some that I’ve come across as I’ve continued searching. I don’t know how his feelings are on these yet.

[name]Aniceta[/name] (his [name]Anissa[/name] is derived from this)
[name]Alessandra[/name] (close to [name]Cassandra[/name], but I know he doesn’t like [name]Alexandra[/name])
[name]Arissa[/name] (close to his [name]Anissa[/name] and [name]Marisa[/name])

These last two I’m unsure about:
[name]Chessley[/name] (or [name]Chesleigh[/name])

One close to [name]Roslyn[/name] is [name]Carolyn[/name].

nn’s of [name]Cara[/name], Caz, [name]Carrie[/name], [name]Carly[/name], [name]Lyn[/name], [name]Carolina[/name]


side note: I’m from Wisconsin! Totally know of [name]Lake[/name] [name]Geneva[/name]!

I absolutely love [name]Sarina[/name] (derived from [name]Sarah[/name]) and I have never met a [name]Sarina[/name].
My name is [name]Jacquelyn[/name] and although it sometimes makes the top 100, I have never met anyone with it spelled the same.So don’t let popularity bother you, popularity is often very regional… For example I had 2 classmates named [name]Ursula[/name], a very uncommon name, but regionally popular.
Of all your lovely choices, I think [name]Sarina[/name] is very suitable with [name]Alanna[/name].
I won’t bombard you with suggestions- My only name is [name]Sabina[/name] (NOT [name]Sabrina[/name]). It is beautiful and feminine, yet strong, flows with [name]Alanna[/name], is unique and hip like [name]Sophia[/name] but Not popular, and is actually an ancient name.
Best of luck naming the new bundle of joy :slight_smile:

The name that comes to mind for your daughter is [name]Samara[/name]. I saw another poster already mentioned this name, but I wanted to highlight it again. It seems like the sort of name both you and your DH would like. It has a very similar “feel” to [name]Alanna[/name]. You might also consider [name]Alisa[/name], though this is somewhat similar to [name]Alanna[/name].

My daughter’s name is [name]Jacquelyn[/name] and she loves it spelt this way. Great to ‘meet’ another [name]Jacquelyn[/name]! Yay!

[name]Sabina[/name] is a good suggestion, but I prefer [name]Sabine[/name], which feels a little more classic to me (but still very contemporary).

Yes, [name]Sabine[/name] is a gorgeous name, very French, oo la lah.


My daughter’s name is [name]Jacquelyn[/name] and she loves it spelt this way. Great to ‘meet’ another [name]Jacquelyn[/name]! Yay![/quote]

I’m glad she likes it, it is a great name and always loved it growing up- None of that “why can’t I be [name]Jenna[/name] or [name]Amber[/name]?!” angst.The worst nickname anyone could come up with was jac-o-lantern which only came up once a year, and made me laugh. Plus I go by nn Jacqi instead of the usual/inevitable [name]Jackie[/name]. Cheers!

[name]Sabina[/name] is a good suggestion, but I prefer [name]Sabine[/name], which feels a little more classic to me (but still very contemporary).[/quote]

[name]Sabine[/name] is also pretty, I love French names. The reason I prefer [name]Sabina[/name] is beacause it was my favorite church in [name]Rome[/name], it was practically bare compared to the others, but its beauty completely overwhelmed me at the same time. There is a wonderful menagerie of names and reasons for them, thankfully namberry parents are particularly thoughtful, I have found at least one nameberry suggestion that I definitely will use!
Speaking of French, my fav is [name]Brielle[/name].

rk, I really like [name]Noelle[/name] and I think it goes well with [name]Alanna[/name]. They have similar sounds but they’re still completely different names.