Still undecided - daughter #3, 10 wks to go Pls Help!

[name]Hi[/name] lovely Berries,

I have posted previous about naming this wee darling we will be having early [name]May[/name]. I am posting again because we haven’t gotten very far, we still have no short list which I would very much like to have done within the next week or two.
I have 2 other young daughters, [name]Sophia[/name] [name]Persephone[/name] [name]Marie[/name] & [name]Evie[/name] ([name]Genevieve[/name]) [name]Harper[/name] [name]Esme[/name]. Also 2 step sons [name]Bailey[/name] [name]Timothy[/name] & [name]Levi[/name] [name]Paul[/name].
We live in New Zealand. We don’t like names that are too popular but also not old fashioned or “weird”!
She will have 2 middle names, 1 of which will be [name]Beth[/name] (a family name).
Here’s a few names we currently like but we’d [name]LOVE[/name] your suggestions. The only name on this list below I love is [name]Cleo[/name] but even still, I’m not 100% convinced.
Thanks in advance.


[name]Leonora[/name] or [name]Lenora[/name]
[name]Sonja[/name]/ [name]Sonya[/name]


I’ll just throw some names out here that come to mind. If you hate them you won’t hurt my feelings by saying so.

[name]Susannah[/name] [name]Peyton[/name] [name]Cleo[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Paige[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Meredith[/name] [name]Sutton[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name] [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Elyse[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Claire[/name] [name]Elyse[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Rhiannon[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Christabelle[/name] [name]Brooke[/name]

Thanks Berries.
From your suggestions we will add to our likes list
[name]Cleo[/name] is still in the lead!

Out if your final list, I like [name]Hazel[/name].


  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Miranda[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Lenora[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Tatiana[/name]
  • [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]India[/name]

Thanks again.
I do really like [name]Cleo[/name] but am not 100% convinced its the right choice but will keep it on the short list & perhaps just keep hunting incase there’s something more perfect out there!
she will have 2 middle names & one will definitely be [name]Beth[/name].
Does [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] [name]Beth[/name] work?
My second choice at this stage is [name]Isla[/name]. No idea what her other middle name would be, definitely something longer & perhaps unusual?

A bit of an update, with now only 8 weeks to [name]EDD[/name] & still no short list - PLEASE HELP lovely Berries!!

Here is our current list of baby girl’s name possibilities. All names would be considered as middle names but there are a few we’d only use as middle names. She’ll have 2 MN, one will definitely be [name]Beth[/name].

I would love your opinions on any of these names but also welcome new suggestions, though a lot of names have already been vetoed by DP!

[name]Everly[/name] (today’s new find, though haven’t run it past DP!)

MN only:

[name]Dawn[/name] (my [name]Nana[/name]'s MN)

[name]Isla[/name] [name]Everett[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Beth[/name] [name]Ariadne[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Juliette[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Bethany[/name] [name]Elise[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Beth[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]

I really like the name [name]Isla[/name]. It is on my list for girls too! But I sort of feel if you use [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Isla[/name] [name]Beth[/name], it is too many short sylables. Sorry for the quick response. Hopefully it is helpful.

I think [name]Colette[/name] would sound great with [name]Sophia[/name] and [name]Genevieve[/name]. From your list I also love [name]Juliette[/name] and [name]Everly[/name].
Are you using [name]Beth[/name] or [name]Bethany[/name]?

Thanks again Berries!
More great combos & suggestions - love it!
[name]Willa[/name] has been vetoed but [name]Everly[/name] as a middle name has been ok, so depending on the first name we choose we may use this along with [name]Beth[/name].
@cocobean, I’m not a fan of [name]Colette[/name] although I like the idea of it! It has a harsh sound to me that I’m not keen on.
Same thing with [name]Alessandra[/name], I don’t like the harsh sound of the -sandra portion of the name (perhaps its just our NZ accent!)
We are getting a baby name book out from the library today so hope to find more options or feel more confident about one of our current choices. [name]Will[/name] get back to you with an updated short list but int he meantime feel free to keep suggestions coming - thanks again!

[name]Cleo[/name] is still our top pick but as we’re not 100% yet, we are still looking.
We have shortened our list a bit & here what remains for first name options:
I have a new baby name book out from the library & plan on trawling through it this weekend as DP is away!
Still very keen to hear any new suggestions.
Thanks Berries!

I’m not sure what names are popular in New Zealand so bear with me:

[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Anna[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Dinah[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Flora[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Florence[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Iona[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Ismay[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Josephine[/name] ([name]Josie[/name] or [name]Posy[/name])
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Keziah[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Martha[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Seren[/name]
[name]Sophia[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Bailey[/name], [name]Levi[/name] & [name]Willa[/name]

Since most of your children’s names end in an ‘ie/ey/i’ sound, I’ve tried to mostly think of names ending either in ‘a’ like [name]Sophia[/name] or something completely different (e.g. ‘et’, ‘ence’).

I think [name]Cleo[/name] is really cute with your sib set. I love [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Everly[/name] [name]Beth[/name] or [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Willow[/name] [name]Beth[/name] as gorgeous combinations! [name]Hope[/name] you find your perfect combo

@joblossom , thank you! The 2 combos you suggestions I really like…if we decide to go with [name]Cleo[/name]! Its just more if we decide not to, we need some other names.
@lilou, thank you for your lovely suggestions. Unfortunately most of them are out already! [name]Hazel[/name] is on our list & I quite like [name]Hope[/name] but wonder if it is substantial enough? I love [name]Willa[/name] & would use it in a second but DP’s not keen, he prefers [name]Willow[/name] which I don’t like as much as is quite popular here.
thanks Berries!

I really like:
[name]Willow[/name] [name]Beth[/name] [name]Elliot[/name]
[name]Olive[/name] [name]Beth[/name] [name]Madison[/name]
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Madison[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name]/[name]Clea[/name] [name]Elizabella[/name] [name]Beth[/name]

[name]How[/name] about…
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Alexandra[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Cecelia[/name] [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Beth[/name]

I like the name willow a lot! There’s a girl at my school who has a new little sister named Merigold [name]Grace[/name] and they say they’re gonna call her [name]Rigo[/name]. Although i’m not a huge fan of [name]Rigo[/name], i thinkg Merigold is a beautiful name! I also kinda like the name [name]Morning[/name] [name]Glory[/name] and you can call them either [name]Morning[/name] or [name]Glory[/name]

Thanks for your input Berries!
I love some of your suggestions & combos. The main issue with us is finding a first name we [name]LOVE[/name]. I think the combo will be easy one we have found this.
We will definitely use [name]Beth[/name] as a MN & possibly [name]Everley[/name] (a name we would use as a FN if we didn’t already have a daughter called [name]Evie[/name]!)
We do have a bit of a shortlist but we just seem to keep adding & subtracting from it & not really getting anywhere! Only 3 weeks till our wee girl is due! Pls help!!