Still stumped on a girl name

I’m still so stumped on a sister name to go with our daughter’s name, [name_f]Fay[/name_f]. We don’t know yet if we are having a girl or boy, but have a boy name picked out, [name_u]Tristan[/name_u]. I feel like I’ve been through every girl name in existence and don’t feel certain about any. Some names we are currently considering are:


I adore these but there are issues around them:

[name_f]Lily[/name_f] (have loved since I was young but is so common today and feels very common next to [name_f]Fay[/name_f])
[name_f]Luna[/name_f] ([name_u]Love[/name_u] this name and the magic it evokes so much, but wonder if it’s too common and too close to my cousin’s daughter’s name, whose nickname is [name_f]Lulu[/name_f])
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f]/[name_f]Juliette[/name_f] (my mom has a step daughter named [name_f]Julia[/name_f])
[name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f] (loved since I was young, but there are a lot of [name_u]Jo[/name_u]'s in the family… not sure I like [name_u]Joss[/name_u])

We have also considered:

[name_f]Flora[/name_f] (but when I hear people say it out loud, it sometimes sounds hard and I just hear the floor emphasis)
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f] (we have an M last name, not sure if it’s too earth and not enough magic for me for the first spot)
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] (It’s beautiful but also feels a bit masculine to us)

I’m open to any feedback and suggestions!

[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] is my favorite from your top 3 :slight_smile:


[name_f]Lilia[/name_f] ~ If you are open to longer [name_f]Lily[/name_f] names.
[name_f]Eva[/name_f] (or [name_f]Eve[/name_f])
[name_f]Miri[/name_f] (or [name_f]Mira[/name_f])
[name_f]Eleni[/name_f] (were you considering this for [name_f]Fay[/name_f]’s mn? I think it would make a lovely sister name!)
[name_u]Jules[/name_u] & [name_f]Etta[/name_f] ~ Alternatives to [name_f]Juliette[/name_f]?
[name_f]Rowena[/name_f] – More feminine alternative to [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]?
[name_f]Floria[/name_f] – Softens [name_f]Flora[/name_f] a little bit.

& a few random notes…

I do not think [name_f]Luna[/name_f] & [name_f]Lulu[/name_f] would be too close for cousins. I go by [name_f]Katie[/name_f] with family, and have a close cousin named [name_f]Kaylee[/name_f]. Not an issue for us at all.

I love [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]! It is on my shortlist right now; I just adore it! I really appreciate wide range of nicknames: [name_u]Jay[/name_u], JJ, [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]JoJo[/name_u], [name_f]Jaelyn[/name_f]… and I also think it would be possible to exclusively use the full [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f]. No need to be a huge fan of [name_u]Joss[/name_u] :slight_smile:

Good luck!

Adding a few more, trying to go for a more “magical” vibe -

I love [name_f]Isla[/name_f]. I think it would be beautiful next to [name_f]Fay[/name_f].

[name_f]Fay[/name_f] &
[name_f]Calla[/name_f] (like calla lilies)

I think [name_f]Isla[/name_f] goes perfectly with [name_f]Fay[/name_f]! They are both so lovely, short, sweet and feminine without any frills. [name_f]Luna[/name_f] would be my second favorite and I don’t think it is too close to [name_f]Lulu[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] very much! Another thought that occurred to me is [name_f]Daphne[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] [name_f]Fay[/name_f]. [name_f]Isla[/name_f] [name_f]Fay[/name_f] is nice too.

I love [name_f]Isla[/name_f]/[name_f]Ayla[/name_f] with [name_f]Fay[/name_f]! Both beautiful names. I don’t think [name_f]Luna[/name_f] is too close to [name_f]Lulu[/name_f]. And I also love [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] with [name_f]Fay[/name_f] but too bad it’s out! :slight_smile:

[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and Kamri
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Adele[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Sofia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Elle[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Della[/name_f] (like [name_f]Bella[/name_f] with less common!)
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Sena[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Siena[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Tess[/name_f]/a
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Raine[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Delilah[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Mia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Eve[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Hanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Niamh[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_u]Brooke[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Willa[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Aimee[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Amity[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and Liuma
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_u]Rani[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and Airlie
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]April[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Meg[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_u]Halle[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and Narla
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Nadia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Macy[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Missy[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Liana[/name_f]

This is just my first thought - if you like [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f], you could call her [name_f]El[/name_f]/[name_f]Elle[/name_f] or [name_f]Ellie[/name_f]. At least around where I’m from, it’s pronounced more like [name_u]Joss[/name_u]-ell-in and less like [name_u]Joss[/name_u]-linn. I have a close friend named [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] who goes by [name_f]Effie[/name_f], so if you feel like that’s still a contender for you, it may be worthwhile to look for alternative nicknames, if you don’t want to call her by the full. Or she could take a nickname from her middle.

Thank you so much everyone for your feedback and suggestions! At least I think we are getting things narrowed down and are a little more clear on what we are looking for. [name_f]Lila[/name_f]/[name_f]Lilah[/name_f] is coming up as another good option. I really like [name_f]Isla[/name_f], but [name_f]Lila[/name_f] feels more fluid when I say it out loud. What do you guys think of [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Lila[/name_f]? Any thoughts on [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f]? Rowan is not completely ruled out. It just can feel a bit masculine to us and I’m not sure if that’s the right fit. I feel better about Luna being ok with cousin Lulu, from peoples feedback that they aren’t too close.

I like [name_f]Lila[/name_f] with [name_f]Fay[/name_f]. [name_f]Lily[/name_f] works too, but I might like [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] better. [name_f]Lila[/name_f] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f] are both more popular than [name_f]Fay[/name_f], if that matters to you. Of your options I think my favorite is [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f].

Other ideas:


I love the [name_u]Lou[/name_u]- suggestions, just because my brother and I are [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_m]Louis[/name_m] (nn [name_u]Lou[/name_u]/[name_m]Louie[/name_m]). Other names that come to mind


I think [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Isla[/name_f] sounds lovely, as does [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f]

I love the sound of [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Arwen[/name_f] as sisters. (I see someone else suggested this already.) Both are lovely fairy names, quite uncommon, and with a simple, elegant sound.

[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Loa[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Nor[/name_f]èn
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Joia[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & Carice
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]

I agree, I think [name_f]Isla[/name_f] would go great with [name_f]Fay[/name_f]

Thanks again everyone! You’ve all been so helpful. I think we have finally settled in on that perfect feeling name, a mix of my long love [name_f]Lily[/name_f] and favored on here, [name_f]Isla[/name_f]… [name_f]Lilah[/name_f]. [name_f]Fay[/name_f] and [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] is feeling really perfect. Both feel very faery to me, with [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] being reminiscent of lilacs and a mystical undertone, which I love.

Out of your top 3 i like [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] best.

Other suggestions i have are:


[name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Fay[/name_f]! Not sure if anyones said it yet but the first thing that came to mind was [name_f]Willa[/name_f].

[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Willa[/name_f]

[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Lark[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Myra[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Lana[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Cleo[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Inez[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Eve[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Esme[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Mona[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Brynn[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_u]Bliss[/name_u]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Nixie[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Fay[/name_f] & [name_u]Wynn[/name_u]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] I help!Good luck