Romantic and Rare

I’m trying to help a friend out who is due at the end of [name]November[/name] with her 4th child and third daughter. She’s attracted to romantic names that end in A. Her other children are [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Kristine[/name], [name]Landon[/name] [name]Scott[/name], and [name]Ava[/name] [name]Alexandra[/name]. She would like to find a name that sounds good in the sibling set, but is a lot less used. Outside of the top 1000 would even be great. She’s drawn to [name]Raya[/name] atm, but isn’t totally sure about it. Suggestions?



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[name]Raya[/name] is pretty but maybe a little plain and a little too close in sound to [name]Ava[/name]. That is if it’s [name]Ray[/name]-a. It might be [name]Rye[/name]-a. That’s also a potential concern - people might have pronunciation confusion over it.

[name]Violetta[/name], suggested above, came to mind. [name]Violet[/name] is having such a day in the sun right now, and [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Ava[/name], and [name]Violet[/name] might be a more natural pairing for most people, but given your friend loves A endings and wants something rarer, [name]Violetta[/name] fits the bill!

Some other thoughts based on expected options:
Instead of [name]Olivia[/name] --> [name]Olivetta[/name], Oliviana
Instead of [name]Isabella[/name] --> [name]Isadora[/name]
Instead of [name]Vivienne[/name] --> [name]Viviana[/name]

[name]Seraphina[/name] fits really well except for sharing the same letter as [name]Sophia[/name], which she might want to avoid.
What about [name]Josefina[/name] instead of [name]Seraphina[/name]?

Thinking of [name]Raya[/name] makes me think of Rila (rhymes with [name]Lila[/name] or starts like [name]Riley[/name]), and [name]Roxana[/name].

Good luck to your friend!

I agree with Jesba, [name]Raya[/name] seems a bit plain next to [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Sophia[/name] and not as romantic as the rest of the sib-set.


Her tastes seem a lot like mine, although I don’t avoid popularity anymore. Meaning I had more options available. [name]One[/name] of the ones I adored was [name]Roma[/name]. [name]Roma[/name] [name]Aubrielle[/name].

What about [name]Araya[/name]? (uh-ray-uh) I knew a girl named that, I think its cute!

I’ve met someone with the name Raija pronounced [name]Ray[/name]-a which I always thought was sweet.
Other possible -a names that have a romantic vibe [name]IMO[/name]:


Oh and [name]Louisa[/name] and [name]Louella[/name] too :slight_smile:

I am 100% biased here but I think [name]Ophelia[/name] would be lovely. It has links to shakespeare and to the lush Pre-Raphaelites. PLUS, adorable nicknames like [name]Effie[/name], [name]Lia[/name], [name]FiFi[/name], [name]Lilia[/name], etc. can be used!


I think all of those choices are lovely. I would like to suggest [name]Rosamund[/name].

[name]Rosalind[/name], [name]Melusine[/name], [name]Melisande[/name], [name]Lucilla[/name], [name]Freya[/name], [name]Araminta[/name], [name]Amoret[/name], [name]Verona[/name], [name]Vienna[/name], [name]Clara[/name]…

[name]Rilla[/name] is the first thing that came to mid. [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Ava[/name], [name]Landon[/name], and [name]Rilla[/name]
Other thoughts:
[name]Tamara[/name], [name]Tama[/name], or [name]Mara[/name]


[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Landon[/name], [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Romina[/name] that would be really sweet.


[name]Sophia[/name] and [name]Ava[/name] are very popular. I really like [name]Raya[/name]. Others you may like are

[name]Georgina[/name]/ [name]Georgiana[/name]

These are a bit exotic compared to [name]Sophia[/name] and [name]Ava[/name], but they might do:

[name]Esme[/name] (ez-may)
[name]Leire[/name] (leer-ray)

And I love the suggestions of [name]Violet[/name] and [name]Viviana[/name].

I think [name]Stella[/name] would be perfect! [name]How[/name] about: