Starting over with naming the girls

Ok, I’m not going to reply with quotes, but I’ll answer/comment on everything!

[name]Lemon[/name] #1 - [name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Estella[/name] is actually an appealing pair to me right now. [name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Rosaleen[/name] or [name]Rosalie[/name] is also one I’d like to think more about. using another [name]Rose[/name]-name feels a little uncreative to me, but I can live with it. I feel like it would be overkill to give her a flower mn too though, so the twins would definitely need their own themed middle names.

Kyemsma - [name]Audrey[/name] and [name]Fiona[/name] has a really interesting feel. The names feel different, but they kinda work together. [name]Annabel[/name] and [name]Felicity[/name] is just an adorable and almost ‘too perfect’ twin set. I’d suggest this to someone in a heartbeat. I don’t know if it’s for me though. The names are a little too sweet and innocent :slight_smile:

bedhead - [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] are two of my favorites from the list. I worry about [name]Amelia[/name]'s popularity (some top 30ish names I don’t see at all in my everyday life-- other names, like [name]Amelia[/name], I see alot). [name]Eleanor[/name] is a name I’ve loved since I was a teenager. I don’t know if she’s the perfect sister for [name]Scarlett[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name], but the name is definitely still on the short list. I think my DH likes it so much too because I’ve talked about it for years!

turquoisekitty- [name]Cordelia[/name] and [name]Francine[/name] has a certain charm to it for me. I like the repeated C’s I think (but how they have different sounds). I’ve been thinking about [name]Cordelia[/name] and [name]Annabel[/name] together too- it’s cute right?

gwensmom- thanks for your brutal honesty! I need that. [name]Mildred[/name] is a “dreary sounding” name. I feel like she needs a chance though. Great point about [name]Delilah[/name]. I’m telling you I NEVER gave the name a second look and up until an hour ago, I had never even given the nameberry page a glance. I didn’t realize it meant seductress. I don’t like that meaning at all. So, [name]Delilah[/name] is leaving the list.
I do see the [name]Gen[/name] & [name]Penny[/name] concerns. I often call [name]Penny[/name] just [name]Pen[/name] and I can definitely see myself calling [name]Gen[/name], [name]Genny[/name]. So, I think is probably worrysome. I like [name]Evie[/name] as a nn, but it’s not the “natural/obvious” nn. that annoys me a little.
I’m waivering on [name]Tabitha[/name] right now, but I do admit, [name]Tabitha[/name] and [name]Estella[/name] make a great pair.

suzannevk - (E)[name]Stella[/name] and [name]Fiona[/name] is a good option

lyndsay- I also thank you for the great opinions and honesty! [name]Fia[/name] is a great nn option for [name]Fiona[/name]. I was also thinking of calling her “[name]Fay[/name]” (instead of [name]Fee[/name]- I think it feels a little lighter and more feminine). I just asked [name]Carly[/name] (she speaks spanish better than me) “doesn’t fia mean ugly in Spanish?” “No mom that is fea” me -“ok what does fia mean, if anything” her- “it’s a verb -to buy.”

[name]Carly[/name] and [name]Cora[/name] is a concern I have too. As with [name]Penny[/name]/[name]Pen[/name] above, [name]Carly[/name] sometimes get shortened to Car. Car and [name]Cor[/name] (caust that A would just be so hard for me to say- lol) is lame.
You can picture [name]Natasha[/name] or not?
Were all the [name]Vanessa[/name]'s you knew mean? [name]Lemon[/name] and I have a theory? haha!

mommyx3 - aww, I’m sorry you are back at the drawing board with your girl names too. I’ll check for your posts and see if I can offer any support. I do see the benefit of waiting until after birth. My DH says he disliked the names we picked “all along” but it only seemed to come out when others expressed concerns. I’m fine w/ negative thoughts- people will grow to like it or just move on ya know? I have always announced the names before birth and I didn’t feel any compelling urge not to this time.

[name]Lemon[/name] #2 (Limon as you’re known sometimes)- looking at [name]Estella[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name] in your post just now got me thinking-- what if I called [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Genna[/name] ([name]Jenna[/name]). I like [name]Stella[/name] and [name]Genna[/name]. although carly, penny, stella, and genna sounds a little silly now that I think it through.

[name]Cassandra[/name] - [name]Cassie[/name] is a nn I like, but it’s kinda close to [name]Carly[/name]…though not as close as [name]Cora[/name], so maybe it should come back?

[name]Christabel[/name] and [name]Christiana[/name] - I know male and female chris’s and don’t feel like there is room to add another one right now.

[name]Elaina[/name] - I have bad karma with the name [name]Elena[/name].

[name]Esmeralda[/name] - hehe, I’ll tell him I picked that instead of [name]Mirabelle[/name].

[name]Helena[/name] - looooove it (it’s like my favorite H name out there) but I alternate between pronunciations and DH says the 3rd one, so if we can’t agree in our house, it probably isn’t ready for our family. I really wish there was only one right way (or a “most popular”) way to say this name.

[name]Katharine[/name] - [name]Katrina[/name] made the “short-ish” list last night. I have nothing bad to say about that or [name]Katharine[/name].

[name]Lydia[/name] - I have nothing negative to say about this either. I don’t think DH is keen on the name though

[name]Magdalen/name(a) - I tried to push this last night. It didn’t get very far, but we never really finished talking about it or said yes or no. I’ll see what he thinks.

[name]Ramona[/name] - I like this
[name]Rosalind[/name] - I prefer [name]Rosaleen[/name]/line or [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Camille[/name]/[name]Camilla[/name] - too much alliteration w/ a last name starting w/ [name]Cam[/name]
[name]Corina[/name] - could be my perfect name! [name]Cora[/name] + [name]Rena[/name] = [name]Corina[/name]… I’m in love. seriously… I haven’t felt this “into” a name in 2 days. I think people would automatically pronounce it [name]Cor[/name]-rinna though. so I don’t even know if I’m into it.

[name]Eloise[/name] -I tried, but I can’t embrace it.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - already discussed. [name]Genna[/name] is my fav. nn now.
[name]Giselle[/name] - I don’t love that.
[name]Vivien[/name]/an/ne - I don’t know what it is, but something is holding me back from this name.

Thanks all-- I’m basically still thinking and trying to figure out where we stand right now.

Crunchy -

[name]Don[/name]'t leave. I’m responding to you now, okay?


you rule! I’m not leaving. I am trying to think of middlenames for another mom who is going to use [name]Mirabelle[/name] :slight_smile: Of course we both know [name]Daisy[/name] is perfect.

Check now! Yeah, [name]Daisy[/name]'s perfect. I think its so noble of you to work on another [name]Mirabelle[/name]'s name so soon after your dreams of using it were crushed. Think of it as therapy. Ha!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Oh no! I’m sort of sad, we won’t be “twins” anymore! Well, if he’s not comfortable then what the hay? So I take it you’ve decided not to let the flowers become a theme, I think that’s a wise decision if you are concerned about “trapping yourself” so to speak. It’s not like you set out to do it intentionally, right?
A few suggestions to add to the list-


Here are the combos-
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] Contessa

[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Francine[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]

[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]

[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] Contessa

[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] Contessa
[name]Natasha[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] Contessa
[name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] Contessa

[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Eleanora[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]

[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] Contessa
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Esther[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] Contessa
[name]Esther[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Irena[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Irena[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Irena[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Irena[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Irena[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Irena[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Irena[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]

[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] Contessa

[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] Contessa
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

Contessa [name]Francine[/name]
Contessa [name]Vivienne[/name]
Contessa [name]Mildred[/name]
Contessa [name]Eugenia[/name]
Contessa [name]Annabel[/name]
Contessa [name]Dorothy[/name]
Contessa [name]Cecilia[/name]
Contessa [name]Audrey[/name]

[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Francine[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Mildred[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Veronica[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]

I hope that helps, I’m going to leave another comment in a minute!

I also wanted to comment on Twin-sets, because some of these names I adore together- I’ve always thought [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Tabitha[/name] would make perfect twins (they are both on my list, one as a mn and one as a fn)

[name]Felicity[/name] & [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] & [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Eleanora[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] & [name]Natasha[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] & [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] & [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] & [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] & [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Tabitha[/name] & [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] & [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Francine[/name] & [name]Veronica[/name]
[name]Vivienne[/name] & [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Mildred[/name] & [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] & [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Natasha[/name] & [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] & [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Eugenia[/name] & [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] & [name]Veronica[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] & [name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] & [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] & [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] & [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] & [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Vanessa[/name] & [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] & [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] & [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] & [name]Veronica[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] & [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Esther[/name] & [name]Irena[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Cecilia[/name] & [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] & [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] & [name]Veronica[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] & [name]Veronica[/name]
Contessa & [name]Veronica[/name]

I bolded my favorites, as always!


[name]Bella[/name] <3

I’ll get back to you in full later.

  • [name]Estella[/name] – looovee it and I think DH would go for it. I still need to have that “talk” with my friend w/ the 4 yr old daughter named [name]Estella[/name]. I try to think how I’d react if he told me he was naming his daughter [name]Penelope[/name]. I think I’d be fine w/ it. I know I’ve mentioned to you before, but we’re moving in 2 years and probably won’t see his family more than once every couple years at that point. So, I’d be ok with it for that reason, but also because he and I met each other under a special circumstance and it would almost be “cool” to both have a daughter named [name]Stella[/name] – especially given the meaning “star”
  • [name]Genevieve[/name] is probably going to be a hard sell, but since it’s more visible on the popularity charts, I can probably convince him to use it. [name]Gwendolen[/name] is just cooler. I feel like [name]Genevieve[/name] settling at this point. I can get over that I guess.
  • [name]Fiona[/name] & [name]Vivian[/name] is ok. I initially freak because of the lack of nicknames, but hey, not every name has a nickname.
  • [name]Emmeline[/name] is out for good.
  • [name]Fiona[/name] & [name]Cecilia[/name] is cute. [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Celia[/name] works as a “nickname” (it’s not that much shorter I realize) for [name]Cecilia[/name]?[/quote]

Good morning!

Okay, I remember the [name]Estella[/name] issue now. Honestly, I don’t think it’s really an issue, but I’d just have a casual talk with your friend about it. You will be moving, as you said, and having two children with the same name isn’t terrible, really. I told you about my “god-sister” and I both being [name]Lauren[/name] - it works. I’m glad you love that one, though!

You think [name]Noah[/name]'s going to find [name]Genevieve[/name] weird? [name]Ah[/name], I don’t know what to do with this man! [name]Penelope[/name] is more unusual, by my standards, than [name]Genevieve[/name]. It’s climbing up the popularity charts, maybe not quite as much as [name]Scarlett[/name], but its out there and people know about it, for sure. Have you all read the [name]Madeline[/name] books? Her dog is named [name]Genevieve[/name]! [name]Gwendolen[/name]'s a little more whimsical, but [name]Genevieve[/name] is stunning, I think. I don’t want you to settle, but let’s see how you feel.

I sort of feel like [name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Vivian[/name] is just okay, too. I like the sound of it, but at the same time they feel a little contrived, almost. And, the lack of nicknames isn’t ideal, as you mention.

[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Cecilia[/name] is cute, yes. Again, they feel like a slightly odd match the me, but it works. And, yes, [name]Celia[/name] could be a nickname for [name]Cecilia[/name], though it’s rather long, as far as nicknames go…

Talk later, for sure!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

PS I’d pair [name]Fiona[/name] with something like [name]Rosaline[/name], [name]Rosaleen[/name], or [name]Rosalind[/name], I think. [name]Even[/name] though [name]Carly[/name]'s middle name is [name]Rose[/name], it’s fine to re-use the name in full, I think. I could see [name]Cecilia[/name] with any of those, too, and [name]Genevieve[/name].[/quote]

[name]Madeline[/name]! [name]Madeline[/name]! What about [name]Madeline[/name]?

[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] - I think it looks good.

Hey [name]Lauren[/name], long time no talk, we’ve been on different threads! [name]How[/name] are you?


[name]Bella[/name] <3

Hey, [name]Bella[/name]!

I’ve been good! You? I tend to hang around the girls’ threads almost exclusively these days - seems to be more my thing, you know? Anyway, I think [name]Madeline[/name] would be great with [name]Scarlett[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name], too, but I’m thinking Crunchy will find it too popular…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

My pick for two girls names would be [name]Annabel[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name]. I love your name taste, and [name]Annabel[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name] have the same rythm. they are also two names I wish I could use, but they have been used by family/friends so I can’t go there!

Ok, I’m back. I am trying to get DH back on board with [name]Gwendolen[/name]. I told him we could spell it with an Y to make it more “modern” and mainstream. I think he may be coming around. Next, I’ll start on [name]Mirabelle[/name]. Here’s how the convo went just to offer some humor!
Me: why don’t you like mirabelle
Him: It looks like a made-up name
Me: I already told you it’s not. and who cares if someone says it is. We’ll just reply either “well, it’s not” or “fine we made it up, but since it’s now our daughter’s name, it is no longer ‘not a name’”

[name]Annabel[/name] feels a little too sweet an innocent to be my daughter, but I do like the classic name and the literature ties. This is one of DH’s favorites,so I’m trying to get over my images. I think the idea of having more “little me’s” running around scares him so he’s trying to give them softer names. I don’t think he’ll get all that far because my little [name]Annabel[/name] is going to be fierce!

[name]Gwendolen[/name] & [name]Estella[/name] could be a compromise… but in reality is [name]Estella[/name] really that much more normal than [name]Mirabelle[/name]?

Maybe also
[name]Gwendolen[/name] & [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] & [name]Magdalen[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] & [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] & [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Corina[/name] & [name]Vivien[/name]
[name]Corina[/name] & [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] & [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] & [name]Rosaleen[/name]/[name]Rosaline[/name]

thanks for the comments!
[name]Felicity[/name] is a favorite. I wonder if it’s too sweet though.
You mentioned “hipster” this term intrigues me. It has a somewhat negative connotation, but then again, this site sorta seems to be formed around the type of name. Basically, I like hipster names…whether that is good or bad, I don’t. I need to find more hipster names I think though. [name]Francine[/name] actually does feel a little hipster.
So [name]Annabel[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], and [name]Matilda[/name] are your votes. I like all of those.

I love how many options you gave me! I am (most likely) going to stick with the flowers for middle names theme.
[name]Felicity[/name] & [name]Cordelia[/name] - beautiful combo. too sugary sweet though? I can’t decide
[name]Felicity[/name] & [name]Annabel[/name] - same
[name]Eleanora[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name] - I like this and could use [name]Nora[/name] & [name]Evie[/name] as nn’s (both endings of the names). DH won’t decide on [name]Genevieve[/name] yet. I’ve “forced” him to like [name]Eleanora[/name], but I’m not even sure if I love it myself.
[name]Francine[/name] & [name]Veronica[/name] is actually a really cool combo. I don’t think either name is right for me though. They are both barely making the list right now.
[name]Amelia[/name] & [name]Esther[/name] is cool
[name]Cecilia[/name] & [name]Audrey[/name] is a great pair also, but again, not sure the names are best for me/our family.

I don’t hate [name]Madeline[/name]. I’ve never really liked the name though.

[name]Christy[/name] -
Thank you! [name]Annabel[/name] & [name]Genevieve[/name] is a really nice option.

Oh no dont take hipster in a bad way! What I meant is that your girls have older names that feel very current and fresh. Maybe that is not what hipster means but it seemed like the right word at the time. I definitely didnt mean it in a bad way! [name]Penelope[/name] and [name]Scarlett[/name] are lovely names.

Im glad you are still trying to work on hubby to like [name]Gwendolen[/name]. I love the name and I think it goes perfectly with your girls. Maybe you could make a compromise. Is there name he really loves that could go with [name]Gwendolen[/name]? Maybe if you let him pick the second name he will be more willing to allow [name]Gwendolen[/name].

Good luck!

I finally feel some excitement about names again! We picked one of the twins names: [name]Fiona[/name]. Now, I just need to find her perfect sister.

suggestions? I have this semi-annoying OCD thing going on where I like to have balance in names…Ideally, I want another short-ish (5-6 letters) name. 3 syllables would be ideal (but the # of letters bothers me more than syllables- lol I did warn you!) I don’t mind if it ends in A, but it would be good if the name did not. Umm what else? It would be cool if it was Scottish (like [name]Fiona[/name]). or that “theme” might make the other names in our family look out of place, so any origin really. I don’t care about popularity anymore either! I just want a name I love. (Oh and the name doesn’t have to be from the orignal list)

No, I wasn’t offended at all! I fully admit that I like hipster names. I just feel like I’ve seen a negative connotation here… I feel like “hipster” is kinda a good thing though (lol but I’m biased!) I just can’t seem to get anyone to define the term for me. That’s the only reason I brought it up!

[name]Fiona[/name] is perfect! :smiley: Definitely my top choice for you if [name]Gwendolen[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name] don’t work anymore.

I’ll even try to think of some twin name suggestions for you, which is something I’m obviously horrible at. :stuck_out_tongue:

I adore [name]Fiona[/name]! From your original list, I think these would be great with [name]Fiona[/name]:


Others that could be [name]Fiona[/name]'s twin:


I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]! The name has been on my mind for a while and I’ve been dying for someone to use it.

Now onto [name]Fiona[/name]'s sister:

[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Estelle[/name]- nn [name]Fia[/name] and [name]Stella[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name]- maybe too long?

That I can understand, [name]Theresa[/name] and I have such similar styles that though [name]Madeleine[/name] looks good on paper, it’s too obvious a choice. I just want these girls to have the perfect name!

I guess that means you’ll have tons of girls in the future. I’m currently helping a couple of Doctors who my parents helped get married name their twins! Eight years and now twins! It’s funny, back when I was tiny Mum and Dad helped them get married, and now that they will be having some tiny’s themselves I (as a big girl!) will be helping name them and be their nanny. I love it!

Hopefully we’ll run into each other more darling!


[name]Bella[/name] <3


I am all kinds of ready to fight for [name]Gwendolen[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name] I (obviously) think they are kind of perfect!

[name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Violet[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Lilac[/name]
[name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Lilac[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Azalea[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Zinnia[/name]
[name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Zinnia[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Azalea[/name]

They are all too amazing to pass up!

If we started a specific thread to rave on these names do you think that would qualm his worries?


[name]Bella[/name] <3

I’m so behind!

I think [name]Tabitha[/name] (which is on my list, of course!) goes well with [name]Fiona[/name] and gives me a similar vibe to [name]Gwendolen[/name] and [name]Mirabelle[/name]

Which names are your very favorites at this point?

Oh my gosh! I can’t give a full reply right now but I am so excited you’ve chosen [name]Fiona[/name]! It was definitely my favorite for you and I think one of the best names in the world! Oh, I am seriously so happy!

I second the question, what are your very favorites right now?

Names I love with [name]Fiona[/name] are:
[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Dinah[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Gemma[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Chiara[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name]

Those are off the top of my head, I’ll try to do better later!