Our first list for our first baby; a little girl :)!

Hello! I’m new around Nameberry, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about this site that I had to come and try it out for myself!
My husband and I are expecting our first baby in mid-[name]June[/name] and we’ve been having name troubles with this little girl! Our tastes are all over the map, from trendy and frilly to old fashioned and modern. Our list is kind of eclectic so please bare with me!
We had some fertility troubles in the beginning, but it looks like this little girl is healthy and here to stay. We want her name to show how much we love her already.
We want our little girl to have a truly beautiful name that she won’t hate, and that we won’t regret choosing. And something that will please my large Italian family as well as his go-with-the-flow Hawaiian family.

Here’s our list so far:
[name]Fiona[/name] (He’s on the edge with this one, but I’m in love with it!)
[name]Mabel[/name] (Everyone hates it but me)
[name]Flora[/name] ([name]Love[/name] this one almost as much as [name]Fiona[/name])
[name]Lucia[/name] (The obvious favorite on my side of the family)
[name]Leilani[/name] (His family’s favorite)

There’s more, but I won’t overwhelm you all!
These are all in the running for this little girl’s first name (we haven’t even started thinking of middle name combos yet!). If you berries you leave opinions on which is your favorite and why, that would be awesome!
Suggestions are welcomed with open arms!
Thanks in advanced!

You have some lovely names there! Here are the ones I love:


Congrats on your little girl! You do have a lot of different styles on your list, but it’s lovely! You have a lot of great options.

[name]Rose[/name], [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and [name]Willa[/name] all feel a little plain to me. They’re sweet and simple, but just a bit bland.

Some that I love are [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Zinnia[/name], [name]Lavender[/name], and [name]Opal[/name].
[name]Fiona[/name] is a gorgeous name that really doesn’t get enough credit for all it’s sweetness! It makes me think of [name]Jenny[/name] [name]Garth[/name]'s beautiful little [name]Fiona[/name], and I would love to meet a little girl with that name!
[name]Zinnia[/name] is a rare flower name with tons of spunk. I think it would be a happy medium (maybe?) between your family’s love for [name]Lucia[/name] and your DH’s fam’s love of [name]Leilani[/name]. I think it’s a lovely choice for both cultures.
[name]Lavender[/name] was a name I was considering for my third daughter’s middle name, and I love it! I think it’s incredibly feminine while still being amazingly unique. For me, it’s kind of a hidden gem in the flower name world, that may not be some people’s cup of tea. But [name]Lavender[/name] is a love of mine.
[name]Opal[/name] is a nice change from the many [name]Ruby[/name]'s you see running around. It’s a vintage name with a very modern feel, almost the same feel that [name]Nova[/name] gives me. I adore named starting with vowels, especially O. [name]Opal[/name] is simple but incredibly special, right up your alley, I think.

Some suggestions for you: [name]Vivienne[/name], [name]Zahara[/name], [name]Clementine[/name], [name]Lola[/name]

Good luck with naming your little one!

I love…


I like…

[name]Lavender[/name] (mn only)

Combo Suggestions

[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Leilani[/name] (both sides of the family are happy! :slight_smile:
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Leilani[/name] (a rose is a “heavenly flower”)
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Lavender[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name]

Wow, thank you all so far!
We just don’t know what direction and style we want to take her name. I love the classic combo of [name]Willa[/name] [name]Jane[/name], but we also would be happy with a combo like [name]Leilani[/name] [name]Nova[/name]. So confused!

[name]Lucia[/name] isn’t a favorite of mine or my hubby’s, but it’s on our list to please my family. And also [name]Leilani[/name] is beautiful, I’m worried it may be kind of stereotypical for a little girl with some Hawaiian culture in her.
I’m still stuck on [name]Fiona[/name]. But there’s really no front-runner on the list yet :(.

My favorites from your list are:

[name]Pearl[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]

These are the ones I would keep:

[name]Nova[/name] – middle name
[name]Lavender[/name] – middle name
[name]Lucia[/name] (The obvious favorite on my side of the family)
[name]Leilani[/name] (His family’s favorite)

my top 3 on here:

  1. [name]Genevieve[/name]
  2. [name]Leilani[/name]
  3. [name]Athena[/name]

I have always loved the name [name]Penelope[/name]! It’s so beautiful!

“[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Rose[/name]” sounds wonderful together in my opinion.

Congratulations on your baby girl we look forward to helping you.

[name]Opal[/name] [name]Lucia[/name] has a lovely flow, the ‘l’s’ in the names compliment each other and while [name]Opal[/name] isn’t really Hawaiian it has the feel of a [name]Leilani[/name] and of course [name]Lucia[/name] picks up the Italian theme and it is a very pretty combo.

[name]Willa[/name] is today’s girl very elegant, smart and outdoorsy. I like the combo of [name]Willa[/name] [name]Pearl[/name], the soft, sweet and vintage [name]Pearl[/name] softens the combo and I think [name]Willa[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] is lovely.

There are lots of ‘[name]Belle[/name]’ names around and so this is one reason that [name]Mabel[/name] is making an appearance once again, both [name]May[/name] and [name]Belle[/name] are well loved by many so I can see its charm. Combo of [name]Mabel[/name] [name]Genevra[/name] or [name]Mabel[/name] [name]Guinevere[/name] or [name]Mabel[/name] [name]Gwyneth[/name] or [name]Mabel[/name] [name]Gwendolen[/name].

To get an Hawaiian feel we will go with [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Leilani[/name] and the best nn is [name]Poppy[/name] which is a lovely happy flower and the Hawaiian are renowned for their welcoming leis to visitors so I assume they love flowers.

To go a bit over the top but to appeal to the Italian influence would [name]Florentina[/name] nn of [name]Flora[/name] hit the spot. [name]Florentina[/name] [name]Nova[/name] an unusual choice but very feminine and it gives you the nn of [name]Flora[/name] which you love.

[name]Elena[/name] [name]Lavender[/name] has vintage charm. I think [name]Lavender[/name] in the first name spot is a little too much for my naming style.

To go to your love I think a combo of [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name] would work really well, firstly because you love it and secondly [name]Anneliese[/name] has [name]Leilani[/name] vibes so I think the Hawaiians would be happy too.

I find [name]Zinnia[/name] a name with lots of energy but I don’t care for it very much but [name]Zinnia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] is a nice combo.

I suggest [name]Xanthe[/name] the ancient Greek name, she was one of [name]Neptune[/name]'s daughters. It is pronounced as [name]Zan[/name] thee (like [name]Chloe[/name]). I think [name]Xanthe[/name] [name]Athena[/name] is too [name]OTT[/name] but [name]Xanthe[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] would be lovely.

[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Nova[/name] ticks lots of boxes I love [name]Anneliese[/name], such a pretty name, very feminine.

[name]Rose[/name] is a good first name and it would appeal to the Italian side and I think [name]Magnolia[/name] to the Hawaiian, combo of [name]Rose[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name].

I hope that this info has been of help to you.


[name]Welcome[/name] to Nameberry! Your list is gorgeous. Here are my favorite combos from your list:

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Rose[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Leilani[/name] (love the alliteration)
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Lavender[/name]

Good luck!

My favorites:

[name]Fiona[/name]-this is very pretty, soft, and feminine and easy to say
[name]Nova[/name]-love this, has such a retro and edgy vibe
[name]Rose[/name]-this is lovely, simple, classy and feminine
[name]Pearl[/name]-I’d love to see a baby with this name, so sweet and pretty, this would be perfect for a baby with Hawaiian roots. It makes me think of the ocean and mermaids.
[name]Mabel[/name]-I actually like this quite a bit, it has a sweet sound.
[name]Anneliese[/name]-this is so pretty!
[name]Genevieve[/name]-this is a lovely, French classic.
[name]Zinnia[/name]-love it! So pretty, feminine and spunky
[name]Magnolia[/name]-love this one too, especially with all of its great nickname options like [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Noli[/name] or [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name]-love it!
[name]Lavender[/name]-love it!
[name]Flora[/name]-this is beautiful, it would be refreshing to see on a little girl
[name]Lucia[/name]-this is very melodic, feminine and has sex appeal, I know that sounds strange, but that is how [name]Lucia[/name] feels to me
[name]Opal[/name]-this is so cool and vintagy
[name]Willa[/name]-so sweet

1st of all: CONGRATS!

Combos with your first list:

[name]Nova[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Lavender[/name]
[name]Mabel[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Opal[/name]
[name]Zinnia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name] - I know a young [name]Fiona[/name] & I think it is the sweetest name. We call her Fi or Feefs or [name]Ona[/name]… adorable!
[name]Nova[/name] - great meaning, wonderful sound.
[name]Rose[/name] - classic; fresh in the front spot, always beautiful in the middle.
[name]Pearl[/name] - sweet, fresh, vintage, smart, classic feel
[name]Mabel[/name] - love this!
[name]Anneliese[/name] - not my personal fav.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - classic, pretty, not as exciting as some of your other names.
[name]Zinnia[/name] - spunk! would love to see it used.
[name]Magnolia[/name] - guilty pleasure of mine! I wish my husband liked it as much as I do. [name]LOVE[/name] this name.
[name]Penelope[/name] - one of my faves! I love [name]Penelope[/name].
[name]Lavender[/name] - smart, quiet, girly, needs a spunky nickname
[name]Flora[/name] - retro, smart, sweet, soft, feminine
[name]Athena[/name] - intelligent & beautiful
[name]Lucia[/name] - if it’s not your fav & it’s not your husband’s fav… take it off the list.
[name]Leilani[/name] - classic, can’t go wrong
[name]Jane[/name] - classic, can’t go wrong
[name]Opal[/name] - feels vintage in a sweet way. I’d love to see it used.
[name]Willa[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this!

Suggestions (maybe middles?):

Congrats again & good luck with everything!

I love that you want to honor your families’ cultures, and being married to someone with a large [name]German[/name] family I know how hard that can be. You have a ton of great names on your list, but I wanted to throw out a few Hawaiian names that might seem like they flowed a little bit better and some other Italian options that might be able to help you please yourselves as well as your families!

[name]Alana[/name] - [name]Rock[/name]
[name]Anela[/name] - [name]Angel[/name]
Kanae - Beautiful one
Malie - Tranquil, calm

[name]Teodora[/name] - [name]Teddy[/name] could be a really cute nickname!

I think some cute combos could be:
[name]Rosalia[/name] Kanea ([name]Rosie[/name])
[name]Gemma[/name] Malie
[name]Korina[/name] [name]Emilia[/name]

Good luck and congrats!!

[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Lucia[/name]!! I’m pronouncing [name]Lucia[/name] as (Loo-see-uh and not Loo-Chee-uh). And I have to thank you because I’ve been looking for a middle name for [name]Genevieve[/name] forever, and I think [name]Lucia[/name] is it. :slight_smile: I’m going to try to come back to this post later with some different ideas. [name]Long[/name] day with the kids today and I’m beat! But I had to comment as I was so excited! :slight_smile:

I just adore all the names on your list, you have such good taste!!
My favorite are:
[name]Mabel[/name] - The first time I heard it I thought it was a crazy name for a baby, but now I think it’s really cute!

[name]How[/name] about these combos:
[name]Lavender[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Nova[/name] [name]Leilani[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Lucia[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Nova[/name] [name]Athena[/name]
[name]Pearl[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Opal[/name] Lavander
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Lucia[/name] [name]Leilani[/name]- (You’re happy and all the folks are happy)
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

Congratulations on your baby girl!! My favorites from your list are [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Opal[/name] (I love, love, love this name!!), [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Willa[/name]. I also quite like [name]Athena[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Lucia[/name], [name]Mabel[/name] and [name]Pearl[/name]. The rest are not really my style.

I really like the suggestions of [name]Estelle[/name] and [name]Zoe[/name]. I would also suggest [name]Eve[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name]. :slight_smile: Good luck!!

of your list I like [name]Athena[/name] a lot, followed by [name]Annaliese[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], and [name]Flora[/name] (though for some reason [name]Flora[/name] has always sounded a bit empty to me so it never makes the cut to my final list) I think you have some lovely names that you can’t really go wrong with.

[name]Athena[/name] [name]June[/name] (I’d do [name]June[/name] instead of [name]Jane[/name] there b/c they sound too discordant otherwise)
[name]Annaliese[/name] [name]Opal[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Summer[/name] (or [name]Winter[/name] if you are due then!) seems nice, it seems like a name that goes well with season names.

[name]Lavender[/name] is unusual but I am not sure about it on a person. [name]Magnolia[/name] is interesting but the [name]Mag[/name] part makes me think of Milk of Magnesia too, lol.

I think [name]Amelie[/name] with the french pron. would be a nice name to add to your list.

Vote for [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]. That’s so pretty.

I also like :

[name]Fiona[/name] - always loved this one
[name]Nova[/name] - awesome!
[name]Rose[/name] - overdone?
[name]Pearl[/name] - classy and pretty
[name]Mabel[/name] - not feeling it
[name]Anneliese[/name] - its alright
[name]Genevieve[/name] - pretty
[name]Zinnia[/name] - cute and spunky
[name]Magnolia[/name] - gorgeous
[name]Penelope[/name] - love it
[name]Lavender[/name] - great!
[name]Flora[/name] - beautiful, and I can see this one appealing to both sides of your family
[name]Athena[/name] - nice, strong
[name]Lucia[/name] - nice
[name]Leilani[/name] - nice
[name]Jane[/name] - as a middle name
[name]Opal[/name] - beautiful and works great as a middle name
[name]Willa[/name] - eh, just ok

My favorites: [name]Nova[/name], [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Lavender[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Opal[/name] and [name]Athena[/name]
Suggestions: [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Lavender[/name] [name]Nova[/name], [name]Flora[/name] [name]Opal[/name], [name]Athena[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]

[name]Welcome[/name] to Nameberry, you’ve definitely come to the best place for help and advice in choosing a name for your baby.

You’ve definitely got some gems here that I love; [name]Lucia[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Anneliese[/name], [name]Penelope[/name] and [name]Mabel[/name] are all gorgeous. I think you’ll find [name]Mabel[/name] will get quite a bit of love on here =)

[name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Athena[/name], [name]Willa[/name], [name]Leilani[/name] and [name]Rose[/name] are beautiful too.

[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name] or [name]Flora[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] would be fabulous combo’s.

Other ideas…