Please help Berries!

My husband and I don’t know what we’re having but we’re currently 20 weeks along and absolutely cannot come up with a girl name that we like, let alone love, which is so unbelievable for us because we have a list of boys names that we’re working on shaving down. So far we’ve agreed that the following would be workable.

[name]Noelle[/name] (nn [name]Elle[/name]) - We’re due around [name]Jan[/name] 14th and I was named [name]Holly[/name] (born in Dec) so that would give a connection between myself and her.

[name]Meaghan[/name] (nn [name]Maggie[/name]) - Was suggested by a friend and isn’t all that common in our area.

[name]Aurora[/name] (nn [name]Rory[/name]) - We like that it’s not common.

[name]Teegan[/name] (nn ???) - I originally fell in love with this name and Hubs currently likes but I’m no longer sure.

[name]Harley[/name] or [name]Harleigh[/name] (nn - [name]Leigh[/name]) - Not common and Hubs likes it but I’m afraid it’s too masculine.

The other thing that is making things hard is I want a name that’s not common. We also have to avoid (for the most part) C, K and Q names (think [name]Claire[/name], [name]Caitlin[/name], [name]Kathleen[/name], [name]Quinn[/name]) because our last name begins Kl. I’m scared that if this child is a girl she’ll remain nameless or worse be named just to be named (which is what sort of happened with me) or even possibly end up with a name off from our boy list.

My favorite off of your list is [name]Teegan[/name]; I just love that name! Not too common, but also not unheard of. A nickname could be Teeg, Teegz, or [name]Tigger[/name] :slight_smile:
The other name off your list that I really like is [name]Aurora[/name]. I love [name]Rory[/name]; something not quite as feminine just in case your little girl is a tomboy :wink:

Good luck!

[name]Aurora[/name] is my favorite from your list, but I have a soft spot for the nickname [name]Rory[/name]. I also like [name]Harley[/name]/[name]Harleigh[/name], and I don’t think it’s too masculine at all. The only person I know with the name is a very pretty, feminine girl a few grades younger than me. I prefer the [name]Harley[/name] spelling because “leigh” always looks more like it should be pronounced “[name]Lay[/name]” than “[name]Lee[/name]” to me.

Good luck! You have some lovely names on your list.

[name]Aurora[/name], with the nickname [name]Rory[/name], is so cute! I also really, really like [name]Teegan[/name]. I think the nickname for [name]Teegan[/name] is: Tee.

I really love [name]Rory[/name]!

[name]Noelle[/name]- I love this name, and the nickname [name]Elle[/name] is cute, too. I also like the connection between her, [name]Christmas[/name], and you.
[name]Meaghan[/name]- I don’t like the nickname [name]Maggie[/name] in general, and I really don’t think it works as a short from of [name]Meaghan[/name].
[name]Aurora[/name]- I [name]LOVE[/name] this name, and the nickname [name]Rory[/name].
[name]Teegan[/name]- I don’t care for this spelling, [name]Teagan[/name] is more my taste, but I’m not too sure about this name anyway.
[name]Harley[/name] or [name]Harleigh[/name]- I think for the most part that any name that ends in -ley or -leigh is feminine, and I love this name. I’m not too sure about the nickname [name]Leigh[/name], but if you feel like she needs a nickname then I guess that would work.

Here are some suggestions:

Following with the [name]Christmas[/name]/winter theme:


[name]Noelle[/name] - This is very pretty
[name]Meaghan[/name] - This is a nice name but I do find it dated, very 90’s
[name]Aurora[/name] - Awesome name, cute nn in [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Teegan[/name]- I have to be honest I just really don’t like this name, seems trendy and like its trying to hard to be cool.
[name]Harley[/name]- This is ok, not my style but if you like it thats all that matters.

I think of your list the best 2 are [name]Aurora[/name] and [name]Noelle[/name].
Best of luck!

[name]Aurelia[/name] nn [name]Aura[/name]
[name]Augustine[/name] nn [name]Augie[/name]
[name]Romilly[/name] nn [name]Romy[/name]
[name]Finola[/name] nn [name]Nola[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name] nn [name]Juni[/name]

From your list, I like [name]Aurora[/name] and [name]Noelle[/name]. I dislike [name]Harley[/name]/[name]Harley[/name] and [name]Teegan[/name] (too trendy) and [name]Meaghan[/name] (too dated).

From your list I just love [name]Aurora[/name] nn. [name]Rory[/name]. It’s so cute! For a middle I would use something a little more quirky. I can’t think of an example right now, though. [name]Noelle[/name] is my next favorite, and I agree with [name]Mischa[/name] about your other choices. [name]Harley[/name]/[name]Harleigh[/name] and [name]Teegan[/name] are too trendy, and I don’t see them aging well with a little girl, and [name]Meaghan[/name] (I have a hard time with the pronunciation due to the spelling- but that’s on me) is dated. Best choices are [name]Aurora[/name] and [name]Noelle[/name].
Good luck,

My favorite from your list is [name]Aurora[/name], nicknamed [name]Rory[/name]. It’s like the best of both worlds: a lovely and feminine proper name with a cool, tomboyish nickname. I also really like [name]Noelle[/name]. It’s elegant, and I love the connection to your own name.

[name]Harley[/name] and [name]Teegan[/name] are both very trendy and will probably sound dated in 30 years. [name]Meaghan[/name] is already pretty dated, and this particular spelling is overwrought. I think [name]Megan[/name], [name]Meghan[/name], or [name]Meagan[/name] would be easier to live with.

Thank you for all your suggestions, thoughts, and opinions! We’re still looking at girls names (and are incredibly open to suggestions!!! LOL) with the hope that maybe something perfect will jump out at us. We like [name]Noelle[/name] and [name]Meaghan[/name] ([name]Meghan[/name]/[name]Meagan[/name]…etc - spelling is still up in the air) as forerunners followed by [name]Aurora[/name] but there is still something nagging at me. It’s almost like I know I’ve seen/read/heard about the perfect name but now can’t think of it…

Definitely [name]Noelle[/name] or [name]Aurora[/name]. I prefer [name]Noelle[/name] because I always stumble over [name]Aurora[/name] when I say it outload, but a beautiful name none the less. I think [name]Aurora[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] flows well, but my choice would be [name]Noelle[/name] as the first name. I’m not a huge fan of [name]Teegan[/name] or [name]Meaghan[/name], but [name]Noelle[/name] [name]Meaghan[/name] could work. Good luck!

[name]Noelle[/name] is my pick. I love this one, and somehow it’s not that trendy even though it contains popular sounds.

Would you pronounce [name]Meaghan[/name] like MEE-gan or MEH-gan? I like either, but the spelling you’ve chosen does raise the question. [name]Megan[/name] is quite a popular name in my generation and seems to have endured. I love it. I think it’s gaining the status of a classic. I think the commonest spellings are [name]Megan[/name] and [name]Meagan[/name] (I’ve known both). If you want the MEH-gan pronunciation, I’d go with the [name]Megan[/name] spelling. Very clear, in my opinion.

[name]Teegan[/name] is not a name I care for. And I even love tea! I don’t know, it just has a geeky sound to me–like [name]Egon[/name] from Ghostbusters :).
[name]Harley[/name] is definitely out in my book. Maybe your DH secretly wants a motorcycle!

Here are some other thoughts, given your taste:

[name]Margaret[/name]: I know, I know. But this is where [name]Megan[/name] comes from, so you can call her [name]Meg[/name], [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Megan[/name], or any number of other nns. Which leads me to. . .
[name]Greta[/name]: another variation of [name]Margaret[/name] and a name in its own right. One of my all-time favorites and strangely underused.

[name]Do[/name] any of these appeal? Again, I think [name]Noelle[/name] is lovely, but if you’re not sold, keep looking!