S Girl Names

Dear berries,

We are ttc #2 in the near future. I recently posted two polls last week about surname and modern boho chic names for girls, but at the end of the day, I’m not crazy about any name in particular and it’s been this way for a while.

I want to know your answers to a genuine question: is it weird to have all children in the family to share the same starting initial? We have an “S” name for our current baby, and the only name I love for a second starts with this same letter. Would it be too matchy?

If so, what are some feminine frilly names for girls that are also modern? I’m not really into the unisex names so much, and definitely don’t want anything dated/traditional either. Help needed, any input appreciated and I will provide feedback to any suggestions!

Its fine depending on how close in sound and/meaning they are
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I don’t think it’s a bad thing, per se.



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My kids are grown and all started with the same initial; Luke, Layne, and Laramy. It was never a problem. Even though they all start with L, they have different vowel sounds and stand on their own.

I dont think its bad as long as the names arent too similar. Sophia & Savannah totally fine, Savannah & Susannah are too close.

Modern feminine frilly names…

If they sound distinct enough, I think it’s okay - and if you like enough S names. Also, two it just coincidence, three becomes a pattern, so if you plan to have more, I don’t think you need to be tied to S names.

Names that are feminine, frilly and modern:

[name_u]Romilly[/name_u] ‘Romy’

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I don’t think S names are too matchy and I really like alliteration! However there are definitely some exceptions

[name_f]Savannah[/name_f] and [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] … too matchy
[name_f]Savannah[/name_f] and [name_f]Sienna[/name_f] … to matchy
[name_f]Savannah[/name_f] and [name_f]Samantha[/name_f] too matchy

[name_f]Savannah[/name_f] and [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] totally fine
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] and [name_f]Selena[/name_f] totally fine

Feminine Frilly and Modern

It depends some names can be too matchy while other times it is okay. I think if you are planning on only having two kids, then it is fine. But if any kids in the future then be careful to use a different initial.

Frilly, Feminine Names…


[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps :blush:

A calendar box isn’t very big. I love being able to write dr. [name_m]Roberts[/name_m] 2pm and the kid’s initial in a circle. That really only works if each person uses a different initial!

I think it all depends on how you feel about it :slight_smile: Some people like matching syllable names, others do not. If you chose an S name for baby #2, would you feel compelled to make it a theme for a potential 3rd child? Would you be okay with that? Are the names similar enough that it would be confusing?

For me personally, we aren’t choosing a C name we love for baby #2 because our first has a C name. I don’t mind having two with the same initial, so our next boy will get that name of we have one, but I just don’t want the first two to have a C because I don’t want it to look like a theme. But again, it’s all up to YOU and your preference! That was just an example of how I tackled a similar situation based on my personal preferences

I think it’s totally fine if it’s a name you love, which is the case for you. I wouldn’t blink at all seeing 2 siblings starting with the same letter.

If you’re just following a pattern and end up with names you don’t really like just to suit the pattern, then that’s not great.

Some long, frilly, feminine “s” names:


Other frilly, feminine names:


I agree with what has already been said…as long as the names aren’t too matchy and two is a coincidence, 3 is a pattern. I am not a fan of more than two of a sibset starting with the same letter.

Some suggestions:


Repeat letters are fine (if names not too similar) but people will comment on it and assume you’re continuing with it for future kids. I personally wouldn’t do same letter if you’re intending on having three kids so one with a different letter and two the same. I think OK if just two kids or 4+ kids.

Also, I don’t want super matchy names but I do want broadly equitable - eg I wouldn’t have [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] and [name_f]Savannah[/name_f] but I also wouldn’t have [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f] & [name_u]Sage[/name_u] - they’re not matchy but they’re also too divergent in terms of style and tone.

Some “modern” girly names:

[name_u]Celeste[/name_u] / [name_u]Celestine[/name_u] (though a sort of S)
[name_f]Coraline[/name_f] [name_f]Mireya[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphine[/name_f] (to end with an S!)

Maybe post some names you consider modern and frilly, if none of these or above hit the right note!

I honestly think there is a little bit too much focus on sibling sets and the cohesion of sibling sets. Of course it’s fun to think of sibling sets and as name nerds we do love naming in general. However naming a child is a privilege and I strongly believe people should choose a name they love (as long as it’s not offensive or going to cause difficult to the child) ultimately having children named [name_u]Sonny[/name_u] & [name_u]Seren[/name_u] for example is just fine! If the third is named [name_f]Orla[/name_f] that’s just fine as well. I wouldn’t name sibling names that are overly similar like [name_m]Stephen[/name_m] & [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] so it does depend on two names in question but on the whole I think it’s just fine.

You’ve had some lovely suggestions so count any repeats as me being in agreement with the berries


[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps

Thank you for such a helpful post, your feedback is appreciated. I am glad you mentioned that two names may not necessarily be matchy, yet differ in tone and style. This has always been part of my dilemma when finding names for a sibset!

Your suggestion re: number of kids is exactly the advice I needed and what I was thinking: that two kids with the same letter is ok, but if there are three then one will be the odd one out (not a fan) or all three will have the same letter (had a feeling this may be a bit much).

I think I will have to let go of the “S” name I love so much and go with an entirely different starting letter. We hope to have three kids, so that’s probably what’s best so that I avoid the above dilemmas.

I like [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] and [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] from your list, thank you :slight_smile:

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hahaha I got a laugh out of this one!

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Thank you, [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] is beautiful :slight_smile:

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I’m in love with [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f] :heart: We plan on having three kids, so I think I may have to let this one go. Two kids with the same letter and then a third means that the last will either be the odd one out or they all have the same starting letter at which point we will start to look like a cult.