Strong, Distinctive Girl Name

Our sons name is [name_m]Wilder[/name_m] and we’re having trouble deciding on a strong, unique (but not to out there) name for our daughter. We like nature inspired names and names whose meaning are rooted in light or love.
Our list includes:
And Family names: [name_f]Isobel[/name_f],
averell, [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] , [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
(open to nicknames too)

[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] nn [name_u]Josie[/name_u] would be so cute!


I think [name_f]Esme[/name_f] fits your criteria and means beloved.

[name_f]Tulsi[/name_f] - it’s ok, I don’t love it. What about [name_f]Tansy[/name_f] or [name_f]Dulcie[/name_f]?

[name_u]Finley[/name_u] - too popular to be considered unique in my opinion, though it’s a nice enough name. [name_f]Finula[/name_f]?

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] - far too popular to be considered unique. [name_f]Vianna[/name_f]?

Zealie - I like the general feel of this name, I think it’s closer to what you’re going for, but I don’t like the name itself, sorry! Zalie/Zaylie?

[name_f]Aroa[/name_f] - Again, love the sound, not so sure about the name itself. [name_m]Just[/name_m] Roa? [name_f]Noa[/name_f]? [name_f]Rohanna[/name_f]?

[name_f]Isobel[/name_f] - lovely, best as a middle name?

[name_u]Averell[/name_u] - Very cool, could be a good choice because it’s unique but not crazy? [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Vera[/name_f], [name_f]Elle[/name_f], Rell?

[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] - sweet, best as a middle.

[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - sweet, probably best as a middle. But she could be [name_f]Posy[/name_f], [name_u]Josie[/name_u], [name_u]Joey[/name_u], Sephie etc. so nicknames may make this a good first name candidate.

You seem to like of lot of ‘ee’ end sounds, so it could be worth looking more into that?


I love [name_f]Isobel[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f] with the nickname [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] :slight_smile:

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:

Zaia / Zeya

[name_f]Tulsi[/name_f] – I really like this one. So bright and airy.
[name_u]Finley[/name_u] – I do like it for a boy, but can’t say I’m too keen on it for a girl. Idea: if you combine [name_u]Finley[/name_u] & [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] you could use [name_f]Josefina[/name_f]?
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] – a good, strong, feminine classic, though quite popular.
Zealie – I must admit that this just looks odd to me, though it does sound quite nice. Perhaps you might like Zélie, [name_f]Zelia[/name_f] or just, Zeal (which could make a brilliant middle, I think).
[name_f]Aroa[/name_f] – short, sweet and quirky, I like it.
[name_f]Isobel[/name_f] – This is the spelling I like most as it gives the ever-common [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f]/a such a nice, vintage look.
[name_u]Averell[/name_u] – a cool name, though I can’t help but see ‘very ill’… [name_f]Avril[/name_f] or [name_u]Everly[/name_u]?
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] – a good, strong classic, though it just doesn’t have that wow factor that I like in a name. Does make a nice middle though, particularly with something a little zestier.
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] – see [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f].

I have quite a few on my own favourites list that are similar to some of these with a strong, distinctive vibe that you might also like: [name_f]Isabeau[/name_f], [name_f]Aroha[/name_f], [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f], [name_f]Viveca[/name_f], [name_f]Ffion[/name_f], Tesni, [name_f]Aviva[/name_f] & Jocosa.

[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f] -Pronunciation -[name_m]ZAN[/name_m] thee Meaning - [name_u]Golden[/name_u], Yellow

[name_f]Leonie[/name_f] -Pronunciation -The first syllable can be pronounced as lee or lay, the second as on or own, and the accent can be on either the first or the second syllable or be evenly distributed over all three syllables of the name, so that it sounds like the male name [name_m]Leon[/name_m] with an ee at the end. Meaning - [name_m]Lion[/name_m]