Sister for James

We had settled on [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], but all the sudden I’m hearing a lot of babies named [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]. (2 in the last few weeks).
Not sure if this will make sense but I’m ok with “popular” classic names (our son is [name_u]James[/name_u]) but I’m not into trendy (which is what I’m worried [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] is becoming).
The only other major contender was [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] which my husband loves but I just like.
We need some fresh inspiration! Thanks!

[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] isn’t trendy but it is popular. I love [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] and it sounds great with [name_u]James[/name_u]. Here are some other classic names you may like.


[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] ([name_f]Maggie[/name_f])

I think [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] is popular in the same way that [name_u]James[/name_u] is. It’s a classic name that is well used for good reason. It isn’t trendy. No one will at your daughter in a few decades times and think, ‘I bet she was born in 2015. Everyone named their baby [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] back then.’
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] with brother [name_u]James[/name_u] is just perfection to me. Mayebt here is name data for your country/state/area that you could check to reassure yourself.
All the best!

I agree with the others that [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] doesn’t feel trendy. But moving on…

Maybe you would like-

[name_f]Jane[/name_f] (as a first, maybe [name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]?)
[name_f]Marie[/name_f] or [name_f]Maria[/name_f]
[name_f]Laura[/name_f] or [name_f]Lauren[/name_f]

I hear you on [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]. It’s shot up in the last 10yrs. But so has [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], at least where I am. To me, [name_u]James[/name_u] goes with [name_f]Catherine[/name_f], [name_f]Caroline[/name_f], [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_f]Louise[/name_f]. But if those names don’t appeal to you, no use in trying to match the popularity. Your ear is probably tuned to hear ‘[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]’ now because you’ve chosen it.

I agree, I’m sure my ear is more tunes to [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] these days. I appreciate hearing you all don’t feel it’s too trendy. That’s how [name_m]Ive[/name_m] always felt, but I’m a chronic over thinker :slight_smile:
I’m also really liking some of these suggestions - I can’t wait to talk them over with my husband.
Thanks, I knew you guys would help me out!!

What about [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]? It’s perfection with [name_u]James[/name_u]!

I have a [name_u]James[/name_u], too! Great name! :slight_smile:

I will echo what others have said in that [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] or [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] (or [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]) would be truly lovely.

I’d also like to second the suggestions of [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Emily[/name_f], [name_f]Rose[/name_f], and [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]. And of course I’m very partial to [name_f]Elise[/name_f] (our daughter’s name). There’s also [name_f]Margot[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Sarah[/name_f], [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], and [name_f]Serena[/name_f].

Good luck, and please let us know what you end up choosing! Congrats.

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] @mh522,

My top suggestions.

I’ve included boys’ names just for fun :).

[name_u]James[/name_u] {and}

{b} [name_m]Charles[/name_m], [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Patrick[/name_m], [name_m]Peter[/name_m], [name_m]Thomas[/name_m]

{g} [name_f]Anne[/name_f], [name_f]Caroline[/name_f], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], [name_f]Emma[/name_f]

{equivalent “core classic” names}’-names-how-to-choose-one-that’s-truly-timeless

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] are perfect!

[name_m]Just[/name_m] in case you can’t settle on [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] how about:

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Hannah[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Nancy[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f] or [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Sally[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Diana[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Joanna[/name_f] (too many J’s?)

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Rachel[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Scarlett[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Bridget[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Emmaline[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Cynthia[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Adele[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]

[name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_f]Ellen[/name_f]

Sorry for any repeats.

My stepdaughter, who’s 26, is [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] & has always gone by [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]. Her comment about her name is that she’s always heard it way more for small dogs than girls. :slight_smile:

What about [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f] or [name_f]Clara[/name_f]? Both are classic & keep the meaning of “light.”

Good luck!

[name_m]Just[/name_m] wanted to drop in and suggest [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], because I don’t think it’s been mentioned yet!

I don’t think [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] is trendy, and I think it goes great with [name_u]James[/name_u].

I love [name_u]James[/name_u], and I rarely like popular names. It just doesn’t seem popular to me…I haven’t met many.

I think pp’s suggestion [name_u]Vivian[/name_u] is a great pairing.

[name_f]Arabella[/name_f] (A little trendier, but I think they’re a cute pair)

I am in the minority, but [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] feels trendy to me. I prefer [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] over [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], but I prefer [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] with [name_u]James[/name_u]. I also adore the nn [name_f]Evie[/name_f].

This is how I feel. [name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] is perfection! [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] is becoming popular, but you can check to see just how popular is in your area. I don’t know any Evelyns under age 40. lol

I agree with previous posters that [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] is a fantastic choice. Your ears are definitely more tuned to it now that you’ve chosen it as your name, but if you love the name, don’t let that deter you.

I think that girls names go through cycles more than boy names. When you think of classic boy names (like [name_u]James[/name_u], [name_u]Michael[/name_u], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], etc.), they are ones that are popular now and have been popular for decades. For a specific example, [name_u]James[/name_u] has been a Top 20 name for the past 100 years. Girl names that have been popular for the last decade or so ([name_f]Olivia[/name_f], [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], etc.) weren’t nearly popular in the decades before they hit the top ten (ex. [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] was ranked 914 in 1953, 495 in 1976, 53 in 1999, and 1 in 2013). Because of this, classic girl names like [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], etc. feel more “trendy” because they’re at the more popular part of their cycle. I don’t consider that to be the same thing as being trendy though. A trendy name to me is someone who named their kid [name_f]Miley[/name_f] during the [name_f]Hannah[/name_f] [name_u]Montana[/name_u] heyday.

Sorry, that tangent was basically to say that I think [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] is a fantastic name and definitely not trendy. Good luck!

*All the numbers I quoted were from the USA SSA website. If you’re not from the US, my apologies!

[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] feels much trendier than [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] to me. They’re both “classic” names in one regard, but I know women named [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] who are in their 20s, 30s, and older as well as children. I know a couple of babies named [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] and then it skips to women in their 80s or older, so it seems much less evenly spread across age, which makes it feel trendier. This might just be my area, though . . .

I love [name_u]James[/name_u] & [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]

Another suggestion would be [name_u]James[/name_u] & [name_f]Grace[/name_f]