Still no name 😔

We’re still struggling to name our daughter. Hubby vetoed Ophelia.

I’ve just discovered Everly. I love the way it sounds when I say it. Is it popular?
Any suggestions on middle names? I generally love Hippie, Earthy names.

Another option is River. I love this name and if our daughter had been a boy he would have been River. I know the name is on the rise though.

Any other suggestions. Looking for something beautiful but not too popular.


Oh, such a shame about [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]!

Everly is lovely, I too really like its bouncy rhythm. It certainly is getting rapidly more popular – Nameberry recently predicted “[name_u]Ever[/name_u]” names as one of the big trends of this decade – but it depends if that bothers you enough not to use it. I do think it’s going to continue to rise for several years yet.

I really love [name_u]River[/name_u]. It’s one of those names that I think will always feel a little quirky and cool to me, no matter how popular it gets.

Maybe you’d like [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] or [name_f]Elowen[/name_f]?

Aurelia? [name_f]Raphaela[/name_f]? [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]? [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]?

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Everly does seem to be fairly popular at the moment and has a ‘trendy’ feel in my opinion. It’s a very pretty name though and popularity shouldn’t put you off a name you love :heart:

I do personally prefer [name_u]River[/name_u] on a boy, but it is so cool and sparky for a little girl too!!

other suggestions:

Thank you so much. Im struggling to find names I love so I’ve decided to not let the thought of it being more popular put me off.

Everlina is also really beautiful.
I love [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] too however a close friend has a daughter with this name.
I also love [name_f]Delilah[/name_f] however hubby not so keen

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I know (of) a ton of [name_u]Everly[/name_u]’s, so I’d say it’s pretty popular - especially if you combine the popularity of all the different spellings.

It’s less fem than [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], but maybe you’d like [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]? It’s somewhat popular atm (in the US top 200), but a lot less than [name_u]Everly[/name_u].


Would [name_u]River[/name_u] work as a mn option? I could see [name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_u]River[/name_u] working beautifully.


[name_u]Everly[/name_u] is currently in the top 50 (#43) compared to [name_u]River[/name_u] which is #168 for boys and #214 for girls.

[name_u]River[/name_u] did make a pretty big jump between 2018 and 2019 on the girl’s charts, but [name_u]Everly[/name_u] is also still climbing.

None of this is to say what name you should choose. It just sounds like popularity is something you are factoring in so I wanted to give you the data.

If you like [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] and [name_u]Everly[/name_u], maybe [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] will appeal to you? (Currently ranked #275 and moving slower than [name_u]Everly[/name_u] or [name_u]River[/name_u] on the charts.)

[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] (#168)
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] (#862) edit: I just say you have a friend with a child already named Elodie, apologies!
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] (#371)
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] (#195)
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] (#934)
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f] (#497)
[name_f]Evadne[/name_f] (doesn’t chart)
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] (#198)
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f] (#361)
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] (#372)
[name_u]Ember[/name_u] (#193)
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f] (#270)
[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] (#347)
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] (#934)
[name_f]Clover[/name_f] (doesn’t chart)

Everly has a lovely flow and rhythm. [name_u]River[/name_u] is sleek and sweet.

You might like [name_u]Indigo[/name_u] or [name_u]Romilly[/name_u]

Firstly congratulations on your daughter :tada::tada:

Shame about [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] it’s such a pretty name!
Suggestions like [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] that you may like…

Everly is such a pretty choice but I think it is gaining in popularity and I think taking into consideration that nameberry predicting [name_u]Ever[/name_u] being one of the biggest trends as @katinka pointed out. I think [name_f]Evelina[/name_f] could be a great alternative if you are concerned about the popularity. Also [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] would be a good option as a go between for [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] & [name_u]Everly[/name_u].

River is a lovely name but I prefer for a boy. I like the idea of [name_u]River[/name_u] as a middle name I think from the names discussed [name_u]River[/name_u] would be a great middle name for [name_u]Everly[/name_u] & [name_f]Odette[/name_f].

Other suggestions…

Good luck

Everly is lovely, but super popular (in my part of the UK anyway). I personally love [name_u]River[/name_u] for a girl!

Some beautiful and uncommon “V” names for girls that I love:

[name_u]Brave[/name_u] / Bravely / [name_u]Bravery[/name_u]
[name_u]Silver[/name_u] / [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
Synnøve (sin-OH-vah)

Good luck finding the perfect name! :relaxed:

I’ve only ever known one [name_u]Everly[/name_u] and always found it pretty, but trendy. While I’ve never met a [name_u]River[/name_u], I feel the same way toward this name.

Similar names:

International names:

Too bad about [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]! [name_u]Everly[/name_u] is fairly popular, yes.

I think [name_u]River[/name_u] is the perfect balance of beautiful and simple but uncommon.

Seconding [name_f]Isla[/name_f]!

What about Riverly?

Or [name_u]Everly[/name_u] [name_u]River[/name_u]?

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Was there a reason husband gave about [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] that could help figure out what name?

Based on [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] seeming so like “the one” . And the mention of [name_u]Everly[/name_u], [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] and [name_u]River[/name_u]

My suggestions are


You’ll figure this out! Are you guys still trying to get to the nickname [name_f]Elfie[/name_f]?

Hmm how about…

[name_f]Lana[/name_f] “afloat” or “calm as still waters”
[name_u]Shannon[/name_u] “wise river”

What would you think of Ellery?

Everly River feels almost like an adjective and then a noun. Like, it’s a tiny river / homely river / windy river / everly river.

Thinking of how it rolls off of the tongue, it’s a little bit cumbersome. Im pretty sure it’s because of the consonant work involved in saying the two back to back. The FN has v-r and then the MN has r-v (opposite order). [Ehv ver lee rihv ver].

Everly and Ever have been trending. If popularity bothers you. However, Everly’s cousin, Ellery, is not super popular but sounds phonetically very current.

Super close to Everly is Ellery, and I think Ellery River rolls off of the tongue a little more smoothly and effortlessly.

I do think [name_u]Everly[/name_u] has become quite popular. If you like nature names and O names what about [name_f]Opal[/name_f]?

Thank you so much. Yes we’re still using [name_f]Elfie[/name_f] however happy to have it as a cute family name rather than a shortened version of her chosen name.
Hubby says [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] sounds like ‘I feel ya’ if said in ‘chavy’ accent and.
I do really like [name_u]Everly[/name_u] and [name_u]River[/name_u] but not sure on them together. I’m also considering [name_u]Ember[/name_u].

Lana is beautiful. I just wish it was a little longer. I also really like [name_f]Luna[/name_f] but its so popular here. I wonder if there’s a longer version. Aluna? Have I made that up :joy:

Thank you for the suggestion of [name_f]Avalon[/name_f]. That is beautiful. I also visited Glastonbury ([name_f]Avalon[/name_f]) while pregnant 3 times. For the white spring, chalice well and to walk up the tor. Such a magical place. I bathed in the white spring only 2 weeks before our daughter came to [name_f]Earth[/name_f].

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I think you would like Stella :wink:
As for Ophelia, maybe you would like Odelia as an alternative? Della could be a nice nickname!
For Luna alternatives, maybe Lunette or Luneth :heart: