Sister for Ronan?

Our son’s name is [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] [name_m]Alec[/name_m]. We already have possible boys names ready to go:
-Archer [name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
-Maxwell [name_m]Steven[/name_m]

[name_m]Alec[/name_m], [name_m]Jacob[/name_m], and [name_m]Steven[/name_m] are family names. I like keeping the theme for two syllable surnames as a first name for another boy.
For a girl, I am pretty stuck. If [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] had been a girl, we would’ve picked [name_f]Rose[/name_f] (nn Rosie). The reason I liked it is because “Rose” has a double meaning-- the flower, but also “rising,” as in she rose from her challenges. I wouldn’t want to pick this name now, as it is too similar to [name_m]Ronan[/name_m].
I’m not really sure what direction to go in for a girl’s name. I like the idea of picking a nature name, but it doesn’t have to be. I don’t really like other flower names other than [name_f]Rose[/name_f]. I’m also interested in maybe another surname name, perhaps unisex. I do want a name that is versatile, not too feminine or frilly. I want to raise a strong girl who can play sports and be in STEM if she wants to!

Some ideas I have:
-Isla (this one seems too popular)
-Elsie (my grandma’s name, probably my top choice)
-Hazel, [name_u]Willow[/name_u], (I love nature names, but maybe too popular)
Madeline/ Adeline-- I like these names, but maybe too popular
Freya-- we have Scandinavian ancestry, so maybe
Evangeline-- I like this one a lot due to the meaning and [name_f]Princess[/name_f] and the Frog connection, but I think it is too long
Lucy-- I like the meaning, not sure about
Luna-- too popular, don’t like “loony” teasing potential
Eva/ [name_f]Evie[/name_f] --I like that it means “life”, not sure about
Colette-- I like the meaning, but reminds me of “Gillette” razors

Names my husband likes:
-Sophie (not sure about this one)
-Jane (I like in in theory, but I feel like it is too plain, and doesn’t go well with Ronan)
-Zelda (I don’t want a name that is tied to a fanbase)
-Lydia (I don’t like this one)
-Lilith (connected to a story about a demon)
-Cordelia (I like the meaning of this one, but I think it’s too long and old-fashioned)

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Of your list, I like [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], [name_u]Willow[/name_u], [name_f]Freya[/name_f], and [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]

Some ideas:

[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_u]Sasha[/name_u]
[name_u]Murphy[/name_u]
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
[name_f]Ashlyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_u]Zoe[/name_u]
[name_f]Zadie[/name_f]
[name_u]Skye[/name_u]
[name_u]Juno[/name_u]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_f]Madeline[/name_f], [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Eva[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] with [name_m]Ronan[/name_m].

Other ideas:
[name_f]Nicole[/name_f]
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f]
[name_f]Freida[/name_f]
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u]
[name_u]Jordan[/name_u]
[name_u]Penrose[/name_u]
[name_f]Delphi[/name_f]
[name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Rachel[/name_f]
[name_f]Liana[/name_f]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Danica[/name_f]

Of your list and keeping in mind that your son Has the handsome and strong name [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] [name_m]Alec[/name_m] I’m going to go ahead and say my favorites of everything you have listed are:
[name_u]Hazel[/name_u]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
& [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] .

Now, I know you said you consider [name_f]Jane[/name_f] to be too plain but I disagree (granted it is actually my name so there’s that) but it also has a whole wealth of middle and/or first names that would match with it perfectly. [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] is a little long especially when viewed next to [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] so I’m going to suggest [name_f]Evangelia[/name_f] to shorten this beautiful namr up a bit. [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], [name_u]Willow[/name_u], and [name_f]Adeline[/name_f] are pretty common these days and there’s not much more I can say about that other than they aren’t the most mainstream of the mainstream so that in itself is a plus. Here are some others that I think would suit your needs:

[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u]
[name_u]Maven[/name_u]
[name_u]Ira[/name_u]
[name_u]Jean[/name_u]
[name_f]Louetta[/name_f]
[name_u]Nelly[/name_u]
[name_f]Kendra[/name_f]
[name_u]Sammy[/name_u]
[name_f]Tara[/name_f]
[name_f]Una[/name_f]
[name_f]Camila[/name_f]
[name_u]Harper[/name_u]
[name_f]Brenda[/name_f]
[name_f]Sloanne[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Apollonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_u]Adair[/name_u]
[name_f]Charlene[/name_f]
[name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_u]Laurel[/name_u]
[name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Maureen[/name_f]
[name_f]Inga[/name_f] / [name_u]Inge[/name_u]
[name_f]Hattie[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessa[/name_f]
[name_u]Blythe[/name_u]
[name_f]Sera[/name_f]
[name_u]Winslow[/name_u]
[name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Marine[/name_f]
[name_f]Etna[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_f]Gianetta[/name_f]

Iona/Ione/Iola
[name_f]Eluned[/name_f]
[name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Madelief[/name_f]
[name_f]Adira[/name_f]
Evadne/Evanthe
[name_f]Eva[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Maud[/name_f]
Lumina/Lumiere
[name_f]Colleen[/name_f]
[name_f]Corinne[/name_f]
[name_f]Coral[/name_f]
[name_f]Sofie[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Emily[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]
[name_f]Ligeia[/name_f]
[name_f]Libby[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilium[/name_f]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Delia[/name_f]
Delauney
[name_u]Delaney[/name_u]
[name_f]Maxine[/name_f]
[name_f]Justine[/name_f]
[name_f]Makenna[/name_f]
[name_u]Simone[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnet[/name_f]
[name_f]Lindy[/name_f]

Favourite is [name_f]Elsie[/name_f]! [name_f]Adeline[/name_f], [name_f]Zelda[/name_f], [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], [name_f]Eva[/name_f] come next. [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] is not bad as well.

If [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] is your Top what about going by it?

From your list, I like [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] best. Seems to have the most meaning to you, and it’s charming with [name_m]Ronan[/name_m].

If you’re looking for other suggestions:

[name_f]Addy[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Angela[/name_f]
Ann/Anne
[name_f]Annie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ava[/name_f]
[name_f]Bess[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Christine[/name_f]
[name_u]Coco[/name_u]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Dawn[/name_f]
[name_m]Dolan[/name_m]
[name_f]Dolly[/name_f]
Elaina/Elena
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Elle[/name_f]
Ellie/Elly
[name_u]Ellison[/name_u]
[name_f]Ellyott[/name_f]
Emilee/Emily
Ev
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_u]Everly[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_u]Georgie[/name_u]
[name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_u]Gray[/name_u]
[name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Jeanette[/name_f]
[name_f]Jeannie[/name_f]
[name_u]Jo[/name_u]
[name_m]Joley[/name_m]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_u]Josie[/name_u]
[name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Junie[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Karrington[/name_f]
[name_f]Lainey[/name_f]
[name_f]Landrie[/name_f]
[name_u]Linden[/name_u]
[name_f]Lindy[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Margo[/name_f]
[name_u]Marie[/name_u]
[name_f]Mariel[/name_f]
[name_u]Marion[/name_u]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]
[name_f]Mia[/name_f]
[name_f]Millie[/name_f]
[name_f]Molly[/name_f]
Nora/Norah
[name_f]Noreen[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_u]Pen[/name_u]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_u]Penny[/name_u]
[name_u]Piper[/name_u]
[name_u]Rae[/name_u]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_u]Scout[/name_u]
[name_u]Skye[/name_u]
[name_u]Sloane[/name_u]
[name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_u]Story[/name_u]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]
[name_u]Vale[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Viv[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivi[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Zibby[/name_f]
[name_f]Zoë[/name_f]

Of your joint lists I like [name_f]Elsie[/name_f], [name_f]Freya[/name_f] and [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] with [name_m]Ronan[/name_m] - they all give me a strong, legendary feel.

Other options:

  • [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] (grander than [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] but can still use [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] as a nn)
  • [name_f]Cressida[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Zara[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Esther[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Vera[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Keira[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Neve[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Stella[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Carys[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Verity[/name_f]
  • [name_u]Hartley[/name_u]
  • Darcy/ [name_u]Darcey[/name_u]
  • [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]