Our Short List - William, Alice, and ...

We’d love it if you’d take a look at our list and offer your honest opinions. We have two kids named [name]William[/name] and [name]Alice[/name]. Our last name is [name]Prior[/name], spelled slightly differently.


I absoutely love [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Meg[/name] or [name]May[/name]. What do you think? [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name]. [name]Wills[/name], Lissy and [name]May[/name]. [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Meg[/name]. DH loves [name]Isabel[/name]. I’m worried about popularity. I absolutely hate the name [name]Isabella[/name], but [name]Isabel[/name] seems different to me, much more timeless and ageless. But would a little [name]Isabel[/name] get lost in a sea of Isabellas? [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Isabel[/name]? [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Izzy[/name]? ”


I love [name]James[/name], nn [name]Jem[/name]. [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]James[/name]. [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Jem[/name]. WDYT? DH loves [name]Thomas[/name], but I’m worried it sounds too much like [name]Alice[/name]. [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Thomas[/name]? [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Tommy[/name]?

Thank you! ”


Sure! [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Margaret[/name] are lovely. [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Meg[/name] is my preference. [name]Isabel[/name] is pretty - definitely my favorite spelling - but [name]Margaret[/name] is a little more off the beaten path these days. What would you call your little [name]Isabel[/name]? [name]Izzy[/name] is a bit common, as is [name]Belle[/name], so perhaps you’d consider [name]Ibby[/name]? I love it! [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Ibby[/name]…

Off your list, I adore [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Charlotte[/name], but if you prefer [name]Margaret[/name], I’d choose that over [name]Charlotte[/name] or [name]Violet[/name] or anything ending in the T sound. My next pick is [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Caroline[/name], which is absolutely perfect. [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Carrie[/name] are adorable together!

I think [name]James[/name] called [name]Jem[/name] is very neat. [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]James[/name] is a very handsome set. I’m not feeling [name]Thomas[/name] as much - it’s a little bland, perhaps? And, yes, [name]Alice[/name] and [name]Thomas[/name] are too close for me, but then again I like unique end sounds. Off your list, I’d say [name]William[/name], [name]Alice[/name], and [name]Benjamin[/name] is one of my favorites, for [name]Wills[/name], Lissy, and [name]Benji[/name]. I adore [name]Henry[/name] as well, but you might not want both of the princes’ names, right?

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Margaret[/name] as a sibling to [name]William[/name] and [name]Alice[/name]! [name]How[/name] about [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Isabel[/name]? (I love the nn [name]May[/name].) My second favorite girl’s name for you would be [name]Charlotte[/name].

For boys: I love [name]Thomas[/name] and [name]James[/name]. I don’t think [name]Thomas[/name] sounds like [name]Alice[/name], especially since [name]Alice[/name]'s nn is Lissy.
I also love [name]Benjamin[/name] and [name]Henry[/name]!

I think [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]May[/name] is perfect with the other kids’ names. Instead of [name]Isabel[/name], what about [name]Isobel[/name]? Or [name]Imogene[/name]? I prefer [name]May[/name] over [name]Izzy[/name] b/c of how close it is to Lissy though. [name]Caroline[/name] is pretty too!

Your boy list is similar to mine, but you have options that I can’t use (same-ish age cousins already took them!). I like [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Henry[/name] nn [name]Hank[/name], and [name]Theodore[/name] best. What about [name]Thaddeus[/name] nn [name]Tad[/name]? That is my all-time fav right now, but my husband isn’t on board. Also, what about [name]Edward[/name] nn [name]Ned[/name]?