Please help - need a sibling for Lilia Mae

I would love some opinions here for baby #2 due in less than two months.
My current favorite for a girl is Elliotte (I’m not set on this spelling, but would like to make it look a little more feminine). I’ve gotten mixed reactions from friends on using it for a girl. What do people think? For a boy, love the nn [name]Will[/name], not sure about [name]William[/name] or [name]Willem[/name], other ideas?

Here’s the rest of my list-
Elliotte [name]Wren[/name] (also like [name]Pearl[/name] as a mn) nn [name]Elle[/name]
[name]Averie[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Averie[/name]

[name]William[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Willem[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] (although I prefer it for a girl)

Thanks for your help!

Instead of Elliotte, which is still a male name, how about [name]Elinor[/name]? [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Wren[/name]? [name]Elinor[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]?

[name]Lilia[/name] [name]Mae[/name] is a gorgeous name. I would think [name]Elliot[/name] would be a boy, with a sister named [name]Lilia[/name] - an unmistakably feminine name. I’m also not fond of using common boys names on girls though, and [name]Elliot[/name] is really masculine to me. There’s a ton of other great, uncommon ways to get the nickname [name]Elle[/name]. [name]Elinor[/name]/[name]Eleanor[/name] is a good suggestion, and there’s also [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Elodie[/name], [name]Eliza[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name] (unisex but mostly used on girls now). Most of those would pair nicely with [name]Wren[/name] or [name]Pearl[/name] as a middle. [name]Will[/name] is an adorable nickname. If you’re not feeling [name]William[/name] or [name]Willem[/name], how about [name]Wilson[/name] or [name]Willis[/name]? I think [name]Wilson[/name] is very handsome and goes well with [name]James[/name] as a middle.

[name]Averie[/name] [name]Pilar[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]. [name]Averie[/name] sounds and looks really trendy, especially next to [name]Lilia[/name]. If you like that sound, you might be interested in [name]Aveline[/name], [name]Ava[/name] (despite its popularity it’s a gorgeous name), [name]Evelyn[/name] and [name]Everly[/name].
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name] - [name]Isla[/name] is gorgeous and is a great sister name with [name]Lilia[/name]. [name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name] flows nicely and I like how both girls would have “M” middle name.
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Averie[/name] - I love [name]Scarlett[/name] with [name]Lilia[/name]. Great choice.

[name]William[/name] [name]Carter[/name] - [name]William[/name] is popular but classic and [name]Will[/name] is a great nickname. The wonderful thing about [name]William[/name] is that it offers a lot of flexibility, so a [name]William[/name] can go by [name]Will[/name], [name]Wills[/name], [name]Willie[/name], [name]William[/name], [name]Liam[/name], [name]Bill[/name], [name]Billie[/name], etc.
[name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name] - I like [name]Carter[/name], though it’s getting kind of popular, but that might not bother you. Similar names: [name]Baxter[/name], [name]Casper[/name], [name]Carson[/name], [name]Miller[/name], [name]Foster[/name].
[name]Willem[/name] [name]James[/name] - I prefer [name]William[/name] to [name]Willem[/name], just because I think most people will mistake [name]Willem[/name] for [name]William[/name] all the time. That being said, I also like [name]Wilson[/name] a lot, and [name]Wilson[/name] [name]James[/name] is great.

[name]Hope[/name] that helps!

I love the name [name]Elliot[/name] for a girl. I wouldn’t spell it any differently. My only problem (as another poster pointed out) is that your other daughter has a VERY feminine name. Because of that I would strongly suggest [name]Eleanor[/name] or [name]Ellenore[/name], even [name]Ellen[/name] would be better with [name]Lila[/name]. I love [name]Mae[/name] btw. [name]Lila[/name] [name]Mae[/name] is a beautiful name.

Elliotte [name]Wren[/name] (also like [name]Pearl[/name] as a mn) nn [name]Elle[/name] — i like eliotte a lot but i would pair it with a more feminine middle name than wren, peal is better i think
[name]Averie[/name] [name]Pilar[/name] - sporty but still womanly.
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name] - very pretty and flows nice
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Averie[/name] – very cool sounds like a character in a novel

i think lilia mae and scarlett averie sound really cute together.
what about elliotte adele, elliotte rae, elliotte evangeline, elliotte grace, elliotte marguerite, elliotte belle, elliotte maisie, elliotte nadine

[name]William[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Willem[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Elliot[/name] (although I prefer it for a girl)

I like william better than willem.

This is great! Thanks so much for all the suggestions. My main concern with [name]Elliot[/name]/Elliotte is using it with [name]Lilia[/name]. I agree it sounds like a boy with such a feminine name, I just prefer the sound of it over [name]Elinor[/name]/[name]Eloise[/name]/etc. [name]Ellery[/name] is nice. Maybe one of the reasons why I like [name]Elliot[/name] is the “ette” ending reminds me of [name]Scarlett[/name]. I do think a really feminine mn would be a good idea if we end up using it. [name]Lilia[/name] likes [name]Rose[/name], but I think half of my friends daughters have [name]Rose[/name] as a mn!
I love the name [name]Ava[/name], in fact it was my other top choice when [name]Lilia[/name] was born, but now that it is even more popular I’m really glad I didn’t use it. [name]Averie[/name]/[name]Avery[/name] may be getting a bit popular as well.
I really like [name]Scarlett[/name], my main concerns are lack of nn that I like, and it doesn’t translate into other languages well. I love that [name]Lilia[/name] works in such different languages as English, Spanish and Russian.
I love old fashion names like [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Sadie[/name], [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Flora[/name], but my husband hasn’t been a fan of any of those. I don’t think [name]Scarlett[/name] is a favorite of his either.
I do like [name]William[/name] better than [name]Willem[/name], I was just concerned about it being so common. Maybe it’s classic enough that it doesn’t matter. [name]Wilson[/name] [name]James[/name] does sound nice. I have a harder time coming up with boy names, once I decided I liked [name]Will[/name], I kind of got stuck. I also like [name]Hank[/name] and [name]Sawyer[/name], but have friends that have already used them.
I would love hearing any other ideas (boy or girl)! Thanks again!

I don’t believe in changing spellings of names. Your son or daughter will be forever having to tell people how to spell his or her name which will be quite frustrating. I don’t like Elliotte/[name]Elliot[/name] or [name]Eliot[/name] for a girl, especially with such a feminine name of [name]Lilia[/name] [name]Mae[/name]. I think another more feminine name is required.

[name]Celeste[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Clementine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Simone[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] [name]Jean[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Joan[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Ramona[/name] [name]Wren[/name]

I actually like using [name]Elliot[/name] for a girl…maybe to get a more feminine feel, you could spell it Elliet (like [name]Juliet[/name]) or Eliett (like [name]Scarlett[/name]). I always thought [name]Eliot[/name] was a kind of girly boy’s name. Maybe you could push the name a bit further and go with Elietta like [name]Julietta[/name]. This totally eliminates the masculinity/femininity problem of [name]Elliot[/name]/[name]Lilia[/name] but then potentially creates a problem with “making up” names.

A couple more suggestions to get the nn [name]Elle[/name] but with a more feminine full name ([name]Lilia[/name] is terribly feminine, in a wonderful way), [name]Elspeth[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Helen[/name], [name]Elena[/name], (I was going to suggest [name]Elise[/name] as it is a name on my list, but it seems that is your name… how do you like being named [name]Elise[/name] by the way?) [name]Elia[/name], [name]Ellen[/name], [name]Nelle[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], and many more… I would say each of these out loud with [name]Lilia[/name] and see how it feels to you.
You could also go for the nn [name]Etta[/name] or Etie which would probably save your kid many years of [name]Ellie[/name] X in classrooms full of Ellies. You could go with [name]Scarlette[/name], [name]Violet[/name], Eliotte, [name]Charlotte[/name], etc.,

Here’s my thoughts on your lists…in general I love your choices
Elliotte [name]Wren[/name] (also like [name]Pearl[/name] as a mn) nn [name]Elle[/name]—I like Elliotte [name]Wren[/name] better than [name]Pearl[/name], see notes above
[name]Averie[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]–I am not a huge fan of [name]Averie[/name], but love [name]Pilar[/name], what about [name]Pilar[/name] [name]Averie[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name]–I would suggest also using [name]Pilar[/name] as a mn here, [name]Isla[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Averie[/name]–I think [name]Scarlet[/name] [name]Marie[/name] sounds a bit better and would be easier to say. [name]Averie[/name] seems to break the name up a bit.

Boys: such classic choices! I don’t dislike any of your choices here…I also don’t find them quite as exciting as sister [name]Lilia[/name]. Something also to keep in mind is that [name]Lilia[/name] and [name]William[/name] definitely rhyme, and if you’ll be having a third (on accident or on purpose) finding a third name that doesn’t sound totally out of place may be difficult for you. [name]Even[/name] [name]Lilia[/name] and [name]Willem[/name] are very similar sounding names. Then again,…you always have [name]Elliot[/name]… :slight_smile: My favorite is [name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name] (even though every [name]James[/name], [name]Jimmy[/name], [name]Jamie[/name] I’ve met has been a jerk). Some names that go with your style but excite me more are [name]Jack[/name], [name]Oliver[/name] (nn [name]Ollie[/name]?), [name]Charles[/name] (nn [name]Charlie[/name]), [name]Harry[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name], and [name]Lucian[/name]. Also, you could go with one origin of [name]Lilia[/name] and match the other name to it…For instance, Latin boys names [name]Adrian[/name], [name]Amias[/name], [name]August[/name], [name]Bastien[/name], [name]Caio[/name], [name]Cassian[/name], etc., (if you do a name search for boys with a Latin origin, there is a really great list of names that would go well with creative, whimsical, beautifully strong [name]Lilia[/name]).

Best of luck to you! Let us know how the decision turns out.

Elliotte [name]Wren[/name] (also like [name]Pearl[/name] as a mn) nn [name]Elle[/name]- I really dont see anything feminine about [name]Elliot[/name], but it is not the first time I have heard it used on a girl.
[name]Averie[/name] [name]Pilar[/name]- I prefer the spelling to be [name]Avery[/name]. This name is just okay.
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name]- Beautiful, but kinda hard to say along side [name]Lilia[/name] (to many Ls)
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Averie[/name]- This is my favorite off your list.

[name]William[/name] [name]Carter[/name]- [name]Love[/name] [name]William[/name]. There is also Wiloughby.
[name]Carter[/name] [name]James[/name]- [name]Carter[/name] is uber trendy right now. I dont care for it at all.
[name]Willem[/name] [name]James[/name]- I prefer [name]William[/name].
[name]Elliot[/name] (although I prefer it for a girl)- I like this too.

[name]How[/name] about:
[name]Elodie[/name]- “[name]Elle[/name]”
[name]Brielle[/name]- “[name]Elle[/name]”


Sorry, but I hate [name]Elliot[/name] for a girl. It’s an all boy name to me and I think there are so many lovely options out there without stealing from the boys. It doesn’t matter how you spell it, your daughter’s name will still be [name]Elliot[/name] and you have to remember that she will be saying her name far more often than she’ll be writing it. Like others have said, [name]Elliot[/name] is certainly an odd choice for a sister to the ultra feminine [name]Lilia[/name] [name]Mae[/name].

I really love [name]Isla[/name] with [name]Lilia[/name]. [name]Isla[/name] [name]Marie[/name] is pretty, but I think that [name]Marie[/name] is too similar to [name]Mae[/name]. What about [name]Isla[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]? I definitely think [name]Isla[/name] is the way to go for a girl. As for a boy, this is where I would use [name]Elliot[/name]. [name]Elliot[/name] [name]James[/name] or [name]Elliot[/name] [name]Carter[/name] perhaps? I think you should continue the L theme. I personally would stay away from [name]William[/name] because of its similarity to [name]Lilia[/name] in sound.

[name]Do[/name] ytou like [name]Everett[/name]? [name]William[/name] [name]Everett[/name] or [name]Everett[/name] [name]William[/name] is absaloutely beautiful for a little boy!