Sibling for Lafe and Opal? Esme, Neils?


Wondering what names you lovely berries would pick as a sibling for [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] and [name_f]Opal[/name_f]. The top two contenders at the moment are [name_f]Esme[/name_f] for a little lady and [name_m]Niels[/name_m] for a little boy. Would love to hear more ideas and thoughts. Thanks!

[name_f]Esme[/name_f] and [name_m]Niels[/name_m] are good matches. [name_m]Just[/name_m] wondering where you are from?
Somewhere in Europe? Or do you just love exotic sounding names?

Some ideas:



Hello! Thank you for the reply! [name_m]Ansel[/name_m], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], and [name_f]Isolde[/name_f] are all also on our shortlist!

My and my husband’s backgrounds are quite mixed- includes Scandinavian, Irish, [name_f]Indian[/name_f], and Eastern European. We were living in the US, then Europe, and now Australia! [name_f]Opal[/name_f] was named for her great grandmother. [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] is actually spelled differently (like the Scandinavian explorer) but I spelled it [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] here because they are unusual enough names so I didn’t want this to come up in a google search. [name_f]Esme[/name_f] we are considering because my Mom has a french name, and my husband’s mother was a [name_m]French[/name_m] teacher ([name_f]Suzanne[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f]- which I think phonetically combines the sounds of their names eZ-[name_f]MAy[/name_f]- su[name_f]Zanne[/name_f] and [name_f]MAry[/name_f]). Again, we would probably spell this the true [name_m]French[/name_m] way, with two “e” at the end and an accent, but didn’t want this post to come up in a google search of their names in future! [name_m]Niels[/name_m] was the name of great grandfather. Not 100% about this name though.

[name_m]Ah[/name_m], I figured the [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] spelling was chosen so his name wouldn’t be pronounced like leaf.
[name_f]Esme[/name_f] to honor a [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] sounds lovely.

Thanks a mil Niteowl13!

No more suggestions? bumping for you :slight_smile:

Awwwww thanks Niteowl13! Maybe it’s a sign that [name_f]Esme[/name_f] and [name_m]Niels[/name_m] are the right choices. I guess part of me wondered about coordination- [name_f]Opal[/name_f] and [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] both have “L’s” in them and are kinda naturey names ([name_f]Opal[/name_f] definitely, [name_m]Leif[/name_m]/ [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] is sometimes pronounced as [name_u]Leaf[/name_u] or associated with [name_u]Leaf[/name_u]). So should I be trying to find short semi-nature associated names? Like [name_f]Fleur[/name_f] or [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]? As one member once posted: “Siblings are people, not matching Samsonite cases.” I think this is funny and true, but just can’t stop thinking about them as a subset. My dream is to have 4 kids. We will see!

Sibset not subset.

Ideas to go with [name_m]Lafe[/name_m] and [name_f]Opal[/name_f]:

[name_u]Ruby[/name_u], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Lois[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Flora[/name_f], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], [name_f]Nina[/name_f], [name_f]Fern[/name_f], [name_f]Celia[/name_f], [name_f]Jewel[/name_f], [name_f]Eliza[/name_f], and [name_f]Heloise[/name_f].

[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] (as already suggested), [name_m]Basil[/name_m], [name_u]Blaine[/name_u], [name_m]Burke[/name_m], [name_m]Leon[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m], [name_u]Claude[/name_u], [name_m]Franz[/name_m], [name_u]Galen[/name_u], [name_m]Yves[/name_m], [name_m]Meyer[/name_m]. Sorry, I have more difficulty coming up with boys names!


While driving back from nursery school, I thought of [name_u]Dane[/name_u] for a boy.