Sister for Anthony and Samantha

My husband and I cannot agree on a name. Sure, there are a few names we both like, but they’ve all been vetoed for one reason or another. And we’re both so picky. I’m insistent that the name go with our other kids names, [name]Samantha[/name] and [name]Anthony[/name], which to me means that the name should…

* Not be too unusual. [name]Samantha[/name] and [name]Anthony[/name] are both top 20 names, and picking something really bizarre would make this baby's name stand out. I want it to fit. ( But it shouldn't be too common either, I don't want her to be one of three girls with the same name in her classroom.)
* Not be anything that could be a boys name. There are plenty of names out there that work just fine for a boy or girl, but [name]Samantha[/name] is such a girly name, I think her sister's name should be feminine too.
* Not sound too much like [name]Samantha[/name] or [name]Anthony[/name]. [name]Antonia[/name] and [name]Savannah[/name] are out.
* Has a nickname. This is weird I know, but both my kids have nicknames... [name]Tony[/name] and [name]Sam[/name]/[name]Sami[/name]. I like names that can have fun, shortened nicknames, or if they grow up and want to be serious, they can go by their full name.

boys: [name]Joseph[/name] nn [name]Joe[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name], [name]Thomas[/name] nn [name]Tom[/name], [name]Henry[/name] nn [name]Hank[/name], [name]William[/name] nn [name]Will[/name], [name]Timothy[/name] nn [name]Tim[/name], [name]Matthew[/name] nn [name]Matt[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name] nn [name]Nick[/name], [name]Charles[/name] nn [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Andrew[/name] nn [name]Drew[/name], [name]Zachary[/name] nn [name]Zack[/name], [name]John[/name] nn [name]Jack[/name], [name]Christopher[/name] nn [name]Topher[/name], [name]Vincent[/name] nn [name]Vin[/name] or [name]Vince[/name] (this is going to get a lot more popular, but I doubt it will get into the top ten. It would be so cute with [name]Anthony[/name] because it sounds Italian. [name]Nicholas[/name] would be so cute, too. It sounds Greek. [name]Leonardo[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name] sounds Italian, too!
girls: [name]Victoria[/name] nn [name]Tory[/name], [name]Katherine[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name], [name]Madeline[/name] nn [name]Maddie[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Helena[/name] nn [name]Lena[/name], [name]Lillian[/name] nn [name]Lily[/name], [name]Clara[/name] nn [name]Claire[/name], [name]Chloe[/name]-no nickname, [name]Evelyn[/name] nn [name]Eve[/name] or [name]Evie[/name] (this is actually in the top 100 in many states!), [name]Audrey[/name]-no nickname, [name]Jocelyn[/name]-not super popular unless you live in [name]California[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name] nn [name]Lottie[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Lizzy[/name].
Let me know if you want me to think of more.

I’m too tired to think of any on my own right now, but i wanted to say that i love susan’s suggestions of [name]Victoria[/name] (except i don’t the nickname [name]Tory[/name] OR [name]Vicky[/name]), [name]Katherine[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name] (but i always must point out that i think [name]Eleanora[/name] is a much prettier version), and most of all I think [name]Charlotte[/name] with the nickname [name]Lottie[/name] (or [name]Lotta[/name]) sounds perfect with [name]Anthony[/name] and [name]Samantha[/name]… except for the possible Sex and the City connection, but that’s not really an issue unless you’re a giant fan, or you name two more girls [name]Carrie[/name] and [name]Miranda[/name]. Anyway, [name]Anthony[/name], [name]Samantha[/name] and [name]Charlotte[/name]… [name]Tony[/name], [name]Sami[/name], [name]Lottie[/name]… perfect.

Thanks so much for the replies. We had some serious snow here and this is the first chance I’ve had to get to the computer. You guys had some great suggestions. I’m especially amused about [name]Charlotte[/name]… I’ve been trying to get my husband to warm up to that name for all three of my pregnancies! His name is [name]Charles[/name] though, and for some reason he has never liked the idea of naming a daughter after him.

[name]Dominic[/name] ([name]Dom[/name], [name]Nic[/name])
[name]Christian[/name] ([name]Chris[/name])
[name]Elijah[/name] ([name]Eli[/name])
[name]Harrison[/name] ([name]Harry[/name])
[name]Jackson[/name] ([name]Jack[/name])
[name]Jacob[/name] ([name]Jake[/name])
[name]Lucas[/name] ([name]Luke[/name])
[name]Matthew[/name] ([name]Matt[/name])
[name]Michael[/name] ([name]Mike[/name])
[name]Nicholas[/name] ([name]Nick[/name])
[name]Nathaniel[/name] ([name]Nate[/name])
[name]Patrick[/name] ([name]Pat[/name])
[name]Raymond[/name] ([name]Ray[/name])
[name]Sebastian[/name] ([name]Seb[/name])
[name]Timothy[/name] ([name]Tim[/name])
[name]William[/name] ([name]Liam[/name] or [name]Will[/name])
[name]Zachary[/name] ([name]Zach[/name])

[name]Brianna[/name] ([name]Bri[/name]/[name]Anna[/name])
[name]Charlotte[/name] ([name]Charlie[/name])
[name]Cassandra[/name] ([name]Cassie[/name])
[name]Catherine[/name] ([name]Cate[/name]/[name]Cathy[/name])
[name]Christina[/name] ([name]Christy[/name])
[name]Eliana[/name] ([name]Elly[/name], [name]Ella[/name])
[name]Emmeline[/name] ([name]Emme[/name])
[name]Felicity[/name] (liss)
[name]Gabriella[/name] ([name]Gaby[/name], [name]Ella[/name])
[name]Isabella[/name] ([name]Bella[/name], [name]Izzy[/name])
[name]Juliana[/name] ([name]Julie[/name], [name]Ana[/name], [name]Liana[/name])
[name]Jessica[/name] ([name]Jessie[/name], [name]Jessa[/name])
[name]Jennifer[/name] (jenny, [name]Jenna[/name])
[name]Katrina[/name] ([name]Kat[/name], [name]Kate[/name])
[name]Liliana[/name] (lily, liana)
Laurielle ([name]Laurie[/name], [name]Elle[/name])
[name]Madelyn[/name] ([name]Maddy[/name])
[name]Miranda[/name] ([name]Randy[/name])
[name]Melanie[/name] ([name]Mel[/name])
[name]Natalia[/name] ([name]Talia[/name])
[name]Olivia[/name] ([name]Liv[/name], [name]Livia[/name])
[name]Patricia[/name] ([name]Tricia[/name])
[name]Rebecca[/name] ([name]Becca[/name], [name]Becky[/name])
[name]Tatiana[/name] ([name]Tiana[/name])
[name]Teresa[/name] ([name]Tessa[/name])
[name]Tessa[/name] ([name]Tess[/name])
[name]Victoria[/name] ([name]Tori[/name])
[name]Vanessa[/name] ([name]Nessa[/name])
[name]Veronica[/name] ([name]Nica[/name])

i think classic names would work.
for a girl: elizabeth
for a boy: [name]Thomas[/name]

Well, [name]Samantha[/name] has such a pretty, all-girl name with a boyish nn…

[name]Alexandra[/name]; [name]Alex[/name] or [name]Aly[/name]
[name]Daniella[/name]; [name]Dani[/name] (or [name]Elle[/name]/[name]Ella[/name])
[name]Danica[/name]; [name]Dani[/name] again… has a beautiful meaning, something to do with ‘star’. too lazy to look it up though, lol
[name]Briony[/name]; [name]Bree[/name]
[name]Calista[/name]; [name]Callie[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]; [name]Liv[/name] (just a wee popular though)
[name]Eden[/name]; [name]Edie[/name]
[name]Evelyn[/name]; [name]Evie[/name] (love love love)
[name]Nicolette[/name]; [name]Nico[/name]/[name]Coley[/name]