Sister for Maxwell

While we don’t have kids yet, we are getting close to TTC (within the next year) and I’m revisiting my top names list.

Girl names tend to be harder for us to agree on, and some of the ones I’ve loved for a while may be waning on me. I need some fresh inspo!

Our top boy name that we both love is [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u]. I love it even more today than I did when I first put it on the list! Other boy names we like:

[name_m]Cormac[/name_m] (husband loves, I like)
[name_m]Roman[/name_m] (despite growing popularity)
[name_u]Julian[/name_u] (like this for a girl, too)
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] (again, popular, but we like it)

Girls’ names that we liked before but I’m not sold on now:

[name_u]Ruby[/name_u] — this was our top name for a long time, but now it doesn’t feel quite as special. Maybe it’s because I know of a couple of dog Rubys :joy: It would be an honor name for my late FIL (birthday in July).

[name_f]Margot[/name_f] — husband recently said he didn’t like this as much anymore because it felt like it was trying too hard (???). Our last name ends in -o so I’ve been reluctant for first names with this sound (even though I really like [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] & [name_u]Harlow[/name_u] & Shiloh). But [name_f]Margot[/name_f] seemed to fit until it didn’t.

[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] — my longtime favorite. The issue here though is that our last name is also a place name so it may feel a little weird? I love this name though. I honestly don’t remember how husband feels about it!

[name_u]Sloane[/name_u] — my all time favorite girls name ever. I’ve loved her as long as [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] and she has the cool girl factor I crave. But, husband hates it. Has hated it forever. So, it doesn’t seem like a likely contender. To be fair, I hate his top boy pick (Kim) even though it honors his dad. I feel like we’re even in this one.

So, now I need help! We like a slightly more vintage/cool kid vibe and prefer names that could have good nicknames easily derived from them (like [name_u]Max[/name_u] for Maxwell).

What suggestions do you have?

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[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] “Ada”
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] “Jules”/“Jett”
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] “Hattie”/“Etta”
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] “Emmy”
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] “Sunny”
[name_f]Phillipa[/name_f] “Pippa”
[name_u]Meredith[/name_u] “Merry”
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] “Liddy”
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] “Dotty”
[name_u]Florence[/name_u] “Flora”
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] "Ginny "


I love [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] for you! Although with Max/ [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] it does make me think of a popular cartoon from my childhood: “Max & Ruby”.
I also love [name_u]Sloane[/name_u], too bad your SO doesn’t like it.

Maybe: [name_u]Ember[/name_u], [name_f]Scarlet[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_u]Blair[/name_u], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], [name_f]Juno[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]

[name_f]Juliette[/name_f] (Jules)
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] (Addie)
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u] (Hads)
[name_f]Tessa[/name_f] (Tess)
[name_u]Finley[/name_u] (Finn)

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] nn [name_u]Max[/name_u] is a great name. I love love [name_u]Julian[/name_u] from your other maybe list. The rest pretty good too, but not my personal favorites. [name_m]Cormac[/name_m] is probably the most unique from your list, if popularity is a big concern of your’s.

[name_u]Ruby[/name_u] & [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] are both really lovely from your girl list. I feel like [name_f]Margot[/name_f] seems hard too (I totally get that!), but it’s not awful. [name_u]Sloane[/name_u] is totally the best! Too bad you can’t get your husband on board.

Here are a few other ideas:




















[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f], [name_f]Julia[/name_f], [name_f]Lauren[/name_f], [name_f]Suzanna[/name_f], [name_f]Vera[/name_f]

I love the name [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and the nickname [name_u]Max[/name_u] :heart_eyes:.

I love [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] together!! [name_f]My[/name_f] second favourite is [name_f]Georgia[/name_f]. Your favourites seem to be quite classic but with a southern vibe.

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] “Max & Addie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] “Max & Carrie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] / [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] “Max & Sylvie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] “Max & Hazel”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] “Max & Lulu”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Bronte[/name_f] “Max & Bronte”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] “Max & Rosie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] “Max & Abi”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] “Max & Daisy”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] “Max & Felicity”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] “Max & Emmy”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] “Max & Immy”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] “Max & Sadie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] “Max & Annie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] “Max & Annie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] “Max & Evie”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Alice[/name_f] “Max & Alice”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] “Max & Nora”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Stella[/name_f] “Max & Stella”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] “Max & Audrey”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Savannah[/name_f] “Max & Savi”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_u]Harper[/name_u] “Max & Harper”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] “Max & Ivy”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] “Max & June”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] “Max & Sophia”

[name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and:

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] ‘Tilly’
[name_u]Florence[/name_u] ‘Flo’ ‘Flora’
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] ‘Harry’ ‘Hattie’
[name_f]Francesca[/name_f] ‘Frankie’
[name_f]Luella[/name_f] ‘Lu’
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] ‘Willa’
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] ‘Emme’
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] ‘Bea’
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f] ‘Clem’ ‘Tiny’
[name_f]Adeline[/name_f] ‘Adi’ ‘Della’
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] ‘Nell’
[name_f]Olive[/name_f] ‘Oli’
[name_f]Isobel[/name_f] ‘Izzy’ ‘Isby’
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] ‘June’ ‘Juno’ ‘Juno’
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f] ‘Eli’ ‘Lou’
[name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] ‘Etta’
[name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] ‘O’ ‘Fee’
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] ‘Feebs’ ‘Bee’
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] ‘Drew’
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f] ‘Prim’ ‘Posy’ ‘Rosie’ ‘Rose’
[name_f]Amelie[/name_f] ‘Ami’
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f] ‘Teddy’ ‘Thea’
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] ‘Rosie’ ‘Rose’
[name_f]Winona[/name_f] ‘Winnie’
[name_f]Winnifred[/name_f] ‘Freddie’
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] ‘Ellie’ ‘Winnie’

Of your girls’ names I love [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] and [name_f]Margot[/name_f] most. It’s such a shame your husband dislikes [name_f]Margot[/name_f]!

I adore [name_f]Georgia[/name_f]. And maybe I’m crazy, but [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] [name_u]July[/name_u] makes my heart happy. I think it has a very similar vibe to [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u], and [name_u]Georgie[/name_u] & [name_u]Max[/name_u] is so cute as a sibling combo too.

What about [name_u]Winter[/name_u] aka [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]? [name_u]Or[/name_u] [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] aka [name_f]Lilly[/name_f]?

@Greyblue [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] and [name_u]Florence[/name_u] (family name!). We also like [name_u]Julien[/name_u] for a girl, which is similar to [name_f]Juliet[/name_f]. Thanks!

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@rhodes2nowhere yes, I know that show!

I’m sad about [name_u]Sloane[/name_u], but I’m not totally giving up hope!

I like your suggestion of Willa…it’s sweet, yet not too common, and I feel like it would be great with a fun/edgy middle.

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Thanks to all for the love of [name_u]Sloane[/name_u]! I’m not totally giving up on her just get, though I may have to settle for a middle lol.

You all have also made me feel more confident in my short list. [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], [name_f]Georgia[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f], and [name_u]Sloane[/name_u] really are my four top names for a girl right now and I feel more affirmed!

If it were up to me and I had 4 girls right now, I’d love to name them:

[name_u]Ruby[/name_u] [name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] [name_u]Gray[/name_u]
[name_f]Margot[/name_f] [name_f]Cari[/name_f]
[name_u]Sloane[/name_u] [name_f]Christina[/name_f]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f], [name_f]Cari[/name_f], and [name_f]Christina[/name_f] are all honor names for my three closest friends. DH doesn’t love that idea as much as I do though :sweat_smile: but, I do feel better about my first name choices overall!

Alternatively, I could do [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] [name_u]Sloane[/name_u] (which I sort of adore!) or [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] [name_u]Sloane[/name_u]. I’m just keeping a little hope for [name_u]Sloane[/name_u] as a FN one day!

Thanks, again!