Sister for Vera

I desperately need input on girl names. Our daughter is [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] and this baby girl will either have [name_u]Anne[/name_u], [name_f]Annette[/name_f], or [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] as a middle in honor of her grandmother. Our top choices right now for first names are:

[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Hattie[/name_f])
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Leni[/name_f])
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Tilly[/name_f])

Opinions and any other suggestions welcome! We feel stuck, nothing feels totally “right”.

[name_f]Etta[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] or [name_f]Leonora[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f] would be my favorite from your list

Other ideas

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] & _______:

[name_f]Colette[/name_f]/[name_f]Odette[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] “[name_f]Etta[/name_f]”
[name_u]Romilly[/name_u] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] “[name_u]Romy[/name_u]” “[name_f]Millie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Tilda[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f] “[name_f]Tillie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Leona[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f] “[name_f]Leni[/name_f]”
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f]
[name_f]Eloise[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Loralei[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f] “[name_u]Rory[/name_u]”

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_f]Etta[/name_f] or [name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_f]Ada[/name_f] are perfect together!


[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Hattie[/name_f]) is my favorite from your list with [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f]!


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[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] [name_f]Anette[/name_f]!

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I vote for [name_f]Leonora[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u].

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[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] gets my vote

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[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] is beautiful

[name_f]Etta[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] or [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] would be gorgeous

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] and…

[name_f]Effie[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Elspeth[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] ‘[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]’
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]

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I really love [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] nn [name_f]Hattie[/name_f] as a sister for [name_f]Vera[/name_f]!

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[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] or [name_f]Leonora[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]. Both are lovely.

I like [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] but it’s getting really popular now.

Not so keen on [name_f]Etta[/name_f] with [name_f]Vera[/name_f]. “[name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_f]Etta[/name_f]” sounds like a bit of a mouthful I think. I don’t know- I just don’t find it as easy to say as “[name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_f]Hattie[/name_f]”.

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Also really like [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] or [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f].

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[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] and …

[name_f]Ann[/name_f], [name_f]Annette[/name_f], [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]

[name_f]Esther[/name_f] nn [name_f]Etta[/name_f]/[name_f]Essie[/name_f]


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I think [name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] or [name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_f]Ada[/name_f] sound really sweet together. I also love the middle name [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] - together with [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] it has this gorgeous golden age actress vibe!

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[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

[name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] sure is lovely. Here are my thoughts on your list:

[name_f]Ada[/name_f]-This seems just about perfect w/[name_f]Vera[/name_f]. I think that if you’re annoyed by popularity, this could possibly be rising the charts a bit. I don’t think it’s going to hit top ten or anything, but I’m hearing it more & more. It’s very sweet though. Also, smart & simple. [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] sounds best from your mn choices.

[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Hattie[/name_f])-I like [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]. I think that [name_f]Hattie[/name_f] is adorable. I’m not personally a huge fan of [name_f]Harriet[/name_f], because it just sounds a bit frumpy to me. I want to like it! It’s a smart sounding classic. It goes well w/[name_f]Vera[/name_f] & is unique.

[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Leni[/name_f])-This seems a bit long w/[name_f]Vera[/name_f], but it’s a cool name. I prefer [name_f]Leora[/name_f] or [name_f]Eleanora[/name_f] myself. [name_f]Leni[/name_f] is not my style though. It reminds me of a weird old guy…like a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] nn [name_m]Lenny[/name_m].

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Tilly[/name_f])-[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] is kind of cute. It’s not my favorite, but it’s nice enough. I much prefer [name_f]Millie[/name_f] for some reason.

[name_f]Etta[/name_f]-[name_f]Etta[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] is quite nice. [name_f]Vera[/name_f] & [name_f]Etta[/name_f] seem perfect.

A few more ideas:

[name_u]Anne[/name_u] or [name_f]Annette[/name_f] as a fn? [name_f]Vera[/name_f] & [name_f]Annie[/name_f] or [name_f]Vera[/name_f] & [name_f]Nettie[/name_f] would be amazing.


[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] as a fn?












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

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Wow, we have very similar first name lists for girls! Those names are all in my narrowed down top ten (except [name_f]Vera[/name_f] which I also love).

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite name from your list is [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], but the middle name combo with that is a challenge. [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f], maybe? I also like [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f].

[name_f]My[/name_f] other ideas are:

  1. [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] (NN [name_u]June[/name_u] or [name_f]Junie[/name_f]…I love the [name_f]Junie[/name_f] B. [name_m]Jones[/name_m] book character)

  2. [name_f]Ramona[/name_f] (not sure on middle name)

  3. [name_f]Winnifred[/name_f] “[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]” [name_f]Annette[/name_f]

  4. [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] “[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]” or [name_f]Lia[/name_f]” [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]

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Thank you! I really love [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] from that list!

I love [name_f]Etta[/name_f], my husband likes it but doesn’t love it. And [name_f]Ada[/name_f] is also a favorite but we were worried about it becoming another “[name_f]Ava[/name_f]”. This is a great list of other ideas I’ll have to go over with hubs!

For some reason I was picturing [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u] instead of [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f], but now that you mention it I’m liking it with [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] too!

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Thank you! [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] was our top pick weeks ago. I love how it flows, and think it goes really well with [name_f]Vera[/name_f] [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] too, but then we started to worry it was becoming too popular. [name_f]My[/name_f] biggest fear is that it becomes the next “[name_f]Ava[/name_f]”. I have a very common name and I really don’t want my kids to have 4 others of the same name in their classes haha.

Thank you! [name_f]My[/name_f] husband’s late mother was named [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f], and went by [name_u]Anne[/name_u] or [name_f]Annie[/name_f], so he doesn’t want to use either for a first name but definitely want to honor her.