Picky parents - help pick our next baby's name!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all. I’ve posted a few times with various questions about names, opinions, etc. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I are finally trying for our next baby and I’d like to lock down some name options, because without them it will be impossible to get him to agree on a name, lol. He’s VERY stubborn and our preferences make us pretty picky namers. Here’s some background, and I’ll end with a few questions I’d like opinions on :slight_smile::

Our first daughter is [name_u]Blair[/name_u] [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f]. Our last name starts with [name_f]Em[/name_f]- so we don’t like names that end in vowels, start with e, or have m as a second letter (generally). Blair’s initials are BEE, which is a nickname we use for her. We also have a ton of bee-themed paraphernalia in her room, just because people like to gift it to us because of her name. We prefer to use names that appear in our family tree, or are nods to names in our family tree. For example, [name_u]Blair[/name_u] is a nod to [name_f]Blyth[/name_f] which is a last name on my side, and [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] is my mom’s name.

If our next baby is a boy, we want his initials to be ACE. We are thinking [name_u]Alden[/name_u] or [name_u]August[/name_u] for a first name, [name_m]Clay[/name_m] or [name_u]Charles[/name_u] for a middle name, and we will call him [name_u]Ace[/name_u]. If the next baby is a girl, we’re pretty much completely at a loss. We like the name [name_u]Sloane[/name_u] but it’s becoming very popular and there aren’t many “fun” initial nicknames for it. We also really like [name_u]Prescott[/name_u], nickname [name_u]Scottie[/name_u] (for a girl). But there aren’t many fun initials for [name_u]Prescott[/name_u] other than … PIE.

So, to the questions:

  1. Is it weird to have the initials PIE? Would you hate it if these were your initials?
  2. If it’s NOT weird and you would NOT hate it, good names that start with I for a middle name for [name_u]Prescott[/name_u]? (I’ve thought of [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], which I like; [name_f]Imogen[/name_f], which I like but not with our last name; and [name_f]Isobel[/name_f], which I like but is it too similar to [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f], since they have the same root name?)
  3. Any suggestions on fun names that have “nickname initials” that we could use!?

I have thought so much about this that I’m burnt out and need some help from fellow name nerds, lol!

[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Ianthe[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Iridessa[/name_f]


  • [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] [name_u]August[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] [name_f]Amy[/name_f]


  • [name_u]Florence[/name_u] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]


  • [name_u]Mika[/name_u] [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]
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  1. It’s not ideal, but I guess I wouldn’t hate it if I had those initials. I’d personally avoid it, but it’s up to you. [name_u]Prescott[/name_u] is lovely and [name_u]Scottie[/name_u] is a great nickname!
  2. [name_f]Ines[/name_f], [name_f]Iolanthe[/name_f], [name_f]Ione[/name_f], [name_f]Iona[/name_f], [name_f]Illyria[/name_f], [name_f]Ida[/name_f], [name_f]Idalia[/name_f], [name_f]Ingrid[/name_f], [name_f]Ismerie[/name_f], [name_f]Ismene[/name_f] – I personally don’t mind [name_f]Isobel[/name_f] being related to [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f], it’s a cute connection

[name_u]New[/name_u] ideas:
RUE – Difficult as you may not like many U names, but: [name_u]Robin[/name_u], [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u], [name_u]Rhodes[/name_u], [name_u]Rain[/name_u], [name_u]Romy[/name_u] // [name_f]Umbria[/name_f], [name_f]Undine[/name_f], [name_f]Ursa[/name_f], [name_f]Una[/name_f], [name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
EVE – [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_u]Ember[/name_u], [name_u]Emery[/name_u], [name_u]Eden[/name_u], [name_u]Ezri[/name_u] // [name_f]Victoria[/name_f], [name_f]Valerie[/name_f], [name_f]Vanessa[/name_f], [name_f]Vienna[/name_f], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], [name_f]Valentina[/name_f], [name_f]Viola[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
DOE – … Maybe? Matches Bee’s animal-related nickname. [name_u]Darby[/name_u], [name_u]Darcy[/name_u], [name_u]Drew[/name_u], [name_u]Delaney[/name_u] // [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f], [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_f]Olympia[/name_f], [name_f]Oona[/name_f], [name_f]Odessa[/name_f], [name_f]Odette[/name_f]

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[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] could be POE too? I don’t think PIE is weird though - kind of fun :slight_smile:

[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Ilaria[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_u]Indigo[/name_u]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Iliana[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Iona[/name_f]
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Imelda[/name_f]

Number one, I adore your boy name choices! [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_u]Charles[/name_u] “Ace” is so sweet and so cool.

I adore the initials “PIE” !! I know two separate individuals whom I’ve nicknamed Pie, though it has nothing to do with their names (Faith and Margot) just because I love this sweetie nickname for a sweetie lass!

[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] nn [name_u]Scottie[/name_u] is darling. I love [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] as a middle, and my other ideas are… [name_f]Ismerie[/name_f] (IZ-muh-ree is how I say this one), [name_f]Iona[/name_f], [name_f]Isla[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f], and [name_f]Imogene[/name_f] (IH-muh-jean, which might be better for your last name)!

Some more cute initial ideas I have are…
[name_u]Florence[/name_u] [name_f]Ada[/name_f] “Fae”
[name_u]Flannery[/name_u] [name_f]Alice[/name_f] “Fae”
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_f]Amy[/name_f] “Fae”
[name_f]Franny[/name_f] [name_f]Adele[/name_f] “Fae”
[name_u]Florence[/name_u] [name_f]Edith[/name_f] “Fee”
[name_u]Flannery[/name_u] [name_f]Eve[/name_f] “Fee”
[name_f]Freya[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] “Fee”
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] “Mae”
[name_f]Kate[/name_f] [name_f]Alice[/name_f] “Kae”
Kitsey [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] “Kae”
[name_f]Ruthie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] “Rae”
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Elinor[/name_f] “Lee”
[name_u]Lane[/name_u] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] “Lee”
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f] “Joe”
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f] “Joe”
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f] “Poe”
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] “Zoe”
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] “Dee”
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] “Dee”
[name_u]Esme[/name_u] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] “Eve”
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] [name_f]Verity[/name_f] “Eve”
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f] “Moe”
[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Ottoline[/name_f] “Moe”
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] “Poe”
[name_u]Prescott[/name_u] [name_f]Orla[/name_f] “Poe”
[name_f]Elinor[/name_f] [name_f]Louisa[/name_f] “Ele” (prn. [name_f]Elle[/name_f] or [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], I’m thinking!)
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] “Ele”
[name_u]Esme[/name_u] [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] “Ele”
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Kate[/name_f] “Ike”
[name_u]Indie[/name_u] [name_f]Kate[/name_f] “Ike”
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] “Ike”
[name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] [name_f]Ursula[/name_f] “Sue”
[name_f]Saoirse[/name_f] [name_f]Unity[/name_f] “Sue”
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] [name_f]Uma[/name_f] “Sue”
[name_f]Rose[/name_f] [name_f]Una[/name_f] “Rue”
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f] [name_f]Ulrike[/name_f] “Rue”
[name_f]Nell[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelie[/name_f] “Noe” (prn. NO-ee)
[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Odessa[/name_f] “Noe”
[name_f]Niamh[/name_f] [name_f]Odette[/name_f] “Noe”

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