We have it narrowed down to two names if we have a boy, [name]Wyatt[/name] and [name]Eli[/name] (middle name will be [name]Aaron[/name] after my husband). We’re having trouble deciding on a girls name. I’d like something that works well as a sibling for [name]Wyatt[/name] or [name]Eli[/name] and also goes well with my last name, Sheetz.

First names…


Middle names…
[name]Leigh[/name] (my middle name)

I’d like some opinions on what you think of the names I have listed and also suggestions of other names you think I might like based on those. Any and all are appreciated! Thanks :slight_smile:

First names ranked according to preference:

The names I like:
[name]Isla[/name] – well, this is my child’s name, so … :slight_smile:
[name]Sadie[/name] – so cute, feminine & fun
[name]Iris[/name] - a little old-lady-ish, but evocative & pretty
[name]Maisie[/name] – a little cartoonish, but sweet & fun. Difficult to be taken seriously later in life (Secretary of State [name]Maisie[/name] Sheetz?)

Names I don’t dislike, but wouldn’t use:
[name]Hadley[/name] – a little too trendy for me (yes, said the woman who named her daughter [name]Isla[/name])
[name]Adia[/name] – a little too self-important
[name]Magnolia[/name] – hasn’t made the jump from “flower” to “name” for me, yet, plus I don’t like the middle syllable “knowl” sound

Names I don’t like:
[name]Harlow[/name] – sorry, [name]Nicole[/name] [name]Richie[/name] owns this; little “Harlows” out there will be seen as copy-kittens
[name]Winter[/name] – see above, plus I have a negative personal connotation (big fat bully girl)
[name]Meadow[/name] – too hippy for me; siblings: [name]Rainbow[/name], [name]Leaf[/name], [name]River[/name] …
[name]Willow[/name] – see above ([name]Meadow[/name]) plus see above ([name]Harlow[/name] & [name]Winter[/name]) – attn: [name]Willow[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

Middle names:
[name]Maeve[/name] – lovely, Celtic, evocative, pretty (particularly with [name]Isla[/name], [name]Iris[/name])
[name]Leigh[/name] – particularly if you go with a “less traditional / plucked from nature” FN (pretty with [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Sadie[/name])
[name]Lark[/name] – getting a little hippy, but it’s a happy, pretty word (nice with [name]Sadie[/name], [name]Adia[/name])
[name]Wren[/name] – a little hippy, a little trendy (could be nice with [name]Hadley[/name], [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Sadie[/name])
[name]Raine[/name] – meh, definitely not for use with anything too natural – [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Raine[/name] sounds like a detergent smell, as does [name]Winter[/name], [name]Iris[/name], etc.
[name]Moon[/name] – in my head this ends up hypenated with Sheetz. As in [name]Isla[/name] [name]Moon[/name]-Sheetz. [name]Sadie[/name] [name]Moon[/name]-Sheetz. And [name]Moon[/name]-Sheetz, as we all know, are astronaut linens. :slight_smile: I’m kidding, but this one is a definite, definite no-go for me with your last name.

Other options (from Nymbler):

Everleigh [name]Maeve[/name] Sheetz

or…Everleigh [name]Belle[/name] Sheetz?

I am by no means an expert like the other ladies on here, but I will give you my opinions and see if I can help any!

First names:
[name]Adia[/name]- Pretty, dainty, elegant. Different and I like it!
[name]Willow[/name]- I like this one, but prefer it as a mn.
[name]Maisie[/name]- This is one of those names that just sounds like something you name your dog. I don’t know why, I can’t help it!
[name]Iris[/name]- Very pretty
[name]Meadow[/name]- This is my DH’s [name]FAVORITE[/name] name. I have to admit it does have a beautiful sound to it. It is a name I would think was beautiful if I heard it on someone else’s child. So, yes I like it!
[name]Sadie[/name]- Same category as [name]Maisie[/name]. Sorry!
[name]Isla[/name]- Very pretty
[name]Harlow[/name]- Prefer it as a middle
[name]Magnolia[/name]- So pretty! [name]Love[/name]
[name]Hadley[/name]- I don’t like it
[name]Winter[/name]- [name]Love[/name]

So, the first names I like are: [name]Adia[/name], [name]Iris[/name], [name]Meadow[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name], and [name]Winter[/name].
I prefer as middles: [name]Willow[/name], [name]Harlow[/name]

Possible Combo’s:
[name]Meadow[/name] [name]Leigh[/name] (This is the only mn out of your choices that I would put with [name]Meadow[/name]). I think it sounds really pretty!
[name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name]- Ohhhh so pretty!!! I am jealous of this name! I won’t suggest any other mn’s with [name]Adia[/name] b/c I think this sounds amazing!
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Moon[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Wren[/name]- I like the flow of this one
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Raine[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Raine[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Leigh[/name]

My faves: [name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name], [name]Meadow[/name] [name]Leigh[/name], [name]Isla[/name] [name]Maeve[/name], [name]Isla[/name] [name]Raine[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Winter[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Leigh[/name]

[name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name] is the stand out to me!!! GORGEOUS! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

oooo I have to second the PP who suggested [name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name] - that IS beautiful! Especially if it’s a winter baby :slight_smile:
I would just like to comment on [name]Sadie[/name] and [name]Maisie[/name] - I don’t think these work well with your last name.

But [name]Adia[/name] (-is this pronounced [name]ADD[/name] -ee - ah or AY-dee-ah ?), [name]Winter[/name], and [name]Meadow[/name] are my favorites on your list!

I was pronouncing it [name]AH[/name]-[name]Dee[/name]-ah. [name]Just[/name] like [name]Nadia[/name], but without the N. Is that correct?

These are all very helpful, thank you!

I would pronounce [name]Adia[/name] like ay-dee-uh. I like it a lot, especially with [name]Winter[/name] as a MN, but I’ve now come across [name]Audra[/name] and I like it a little more.

[name]Audra[/name] [name]Winter[/name] Sheetz
[name]Audra[/name] [name]Willow[/name] Sheetz

Kind of has the same ring as [name]Adia[/name] to me, do you agree?

I agree with the comments on [name]Moon[/name] with Sheetz, it does sound funny. Same with [name]Raine[/name], unfortunately.

I definitely want something pretty but nothing too hippy… so I suppose [name]Meadow[/name] is out.

Everleigh is very pretty but it sounds a little made up to me.

Thank you all so much!

My opinions are by no means expert opinions, but opinions nevertheless :wink:

[name]Adia[/name] – beautiful!
[name]Willow[/name] – I love this name. It has kind of a “hippie” feel, but also so peaceful and beautiful sounding.
[name]Maisie[/name] – too nicknamey/babyish for me
[name]Iris[/name] – I am really not a fan of the names [name]Iris[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Ivy[/name], etc…nothing bad about them, just not my style.
[name]Meadow[/name] – I feel the same way about this name as I do [name]Willow[/name], but to me [name]Meadow[/name] has a little more “spunk” in it. I would love to meet a little girl named [name]Meadow[/name]!
[name]Sadie[/name] – see my thoughts on [name]Maisie[/name]. I also know two dogs named [name]Sadie[/name], so it is kind of a pet name to me.
[name]Isla[/name] – ok. I think it will sound dated/trendy at some point.
[name]Harlow[/name] – I don’t know why, but this name always looks/sounds depressing to me.
[name]Magnolia[/name] – love it! nn [name]Maggie[/name] is adorable, too.
[name]Hadley[/name] – I get a trendy vibe with this. I do like it and even suggested it to my husband, but he hated it.
[name]Winter[/name] – love this! I am actually surprised to say that. Beautiful name.

Middle names…
[name]Moon[/name] – hmm, not feeling it. Have you considered [name]Luna[/name] instead?
[name]Raine[/name] – depends on the first name
[name]Lark[/name] – cute and spunky
[name]Wren[/name] – I really like this name. Have you considered it as a first name?
[name]Maeve[/name] – [name]LOVE[/name].
[name]Leigh[/name] (my middle name) – it could definitely work with a lot of first names you have on your list!

You have some work to do! Those are some great names!

Thanks again for all the help!

I discussed the options with my husband and he instantly said no to [name]Audra[/name]. However, he actually likes [name]Adia[/name] and thanks to your help we both love [name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name]! :slight_smile:

I’d like to second the opinion of gigi22. I was surprised by poster dissing a pretty great set of names! [name]Reading[/name] original poster’s list, my first thought was, “Wonderful taste! Many pretty or fresh names on this list!” Although, of course, not all of them personal favorites of mine. Still, I don’t think [name]Meadow[/name] or [name]Willow[/name] are seen as hippy dippy, not now. And while [name]Maisie[/name] does seem young to me, I can’t say it will be given exclusively to dogs!, merely that it is hard to imagine a grownup [name]Maisie[/name]. Wait until there is one. I’ll bet some beautiful future actor will rock that name! (By the by, dogs are getting some pretty great names these days with [name]Maggie[/name] at #4 and [name]Daisy[/name] at #5!)

I almost feel as though I’m late to the fray. It seems decided in favor of [name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name], which is pretty awesome. I’m sorry [name]Audra[/name] was discarded. I rather like it. It reminded me of poet [name]Andre[/name] [name]Lourdes[/name].

But if [name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name] is settled, well it’s awesome.

Yay! I’m so glad he liked [name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name]! It really is an awesome name. :smiley:

I really like [name]Willow[/name] and [name]Sadie[/name] with [name]Eli[/name] and [name]Wyatt[/name].

[name]Adia[/name] [name]Winter[/name] is GORGEOUS!

First names…

[name]Adia[/name] – Nice, but I prefer [name]Ada[/name]/h. It does have a slightly whimisical feel, though, almost like [name]Arcadia[/name] or [name]Acadia[/name].
[name]Willow[/name] – Very, very lovely, but too popular/common for my taste (personally). It doesn’t feel pretenious or overt, though, which is a really nice element to it.
[name]Maisie[/name] – I love [name]Maisie[/name]! I think it feels bright, pleasant and warm. It just has a welcoming presence to it. It seems rather childish and girly, but I can see it on an adult easily.
[name]Iris[/name] – Gorgeous. [name]Iris[/name] has an oldie-but-a-goodie thing to it, I think. It, initially, has a stern but bright sort of fel to it, if you ask me.
[name]Meadow[/name] – Very ethereal and nice, but I’m not sure that I love it. It reminds me of a really beautiful place, meadow, though - it also tends to remind me of fairies and the sun. All very pleasant associations.
[name]Sadie[/name] – Aw, I love [name]Sadie[/name] so much. It’s like [name]Maisie[/name] in feel, I think.
[name]Isla[/name] – [name]Isla[/name] is nice, but I find it, again, too popular for my taste.
[name]Harlow[/name] – Not a fan.
[name]Magnolia[/name] – Really beautiful! [name]Bright[/name], bubbly but has a strict Victorian-ness to it.
[name]Hadley[/name] – Okay. I might prefer it on a boy…?
[name]Winter[/name] – I love [name]Winter[/name]! [name]Winnie[/name] would make an adorable nickname.

Middle names…

[name]Moon[/name] – I like it a lot. Very pretty.
[name]Raine[/name] – Okay. I prefer [name]Reina[/name], or [name]Reine[/name], French words for ‘reign’ that look similiar.
[name]Lark[/name] – I love [name]Lark[/name].
[name]Wren[/name] – See [name]Lark[/name].
[name]Maeve[/name] – Gorgeous, fay-like, wonderful.
[name]Leigh[/name] – I’m personally not a huge fan, but still quite nice anyways.


I also suggest, for combos:

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Adia[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Maisie[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name] [name]Raine[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name] [name]Moon[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Leigh[/name] (idly?)
[name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Leigh[/name].