We’re all named out. We’ve reached that level of name saturation where nothing seems to sound good any more. I’d love some help as we’re due in 2 weeks!!!

Our son’s name is [name]Ewan[/name] (middle names [name]James[/name] [name]Emmet[/name]) and we need a complimentary girls name. My husband is Scottish born - hence the choice. I like the name [name]Skye[/name] but I think it might be a better middle name, as I believe the perception of it here is different then it is in [name]Scotland[/name]. A Scottish name would be great, but compatibility is more important. Thanks in advance.

We can help!! :slight_smile: (PS - I think [name]Skye[/name] would be great in the middle)

[name]How[/name] about these:(* is my favs)

[name]Clementine[/name] (nn [name]Emme[/name])*

great suggestions… so many are already on our list :slight_smile: here are some of our impressions:

these choices we’ll need to consider, since we haven’t really: [name]Clementine[/name] (nn [name]Emme[/name]), [name]Carys[/name], [name]Camden[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Georgina[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Gemma[/name], [name]Lilia[/name], [name]Juliet[/name], [name]Matilda[/name]*, [name]Pearl[/name]

these choices we have totally considered:

[name]Maisie[/name]* - this is a weird one because I insist it’s a cute little girls name I’m almost worried it’s too cute for an adult, but my husband says it’s an OLD LADIES name - go figure, cultural divide

[name]Zara[/name] - in my first round of choices, husband was unenthusiastic

[name]Clara[/name] ------- one of hubby’s go to names, he keeps bringing it up

[name]Ainsley[/name] ----- my short list, but i fear it’s now very popular

[name]Blair[/name] -------- can’t bring husband on board with this one

[name]Fiona[/name]* ------ this name would be a great choice, but has been ruled out by association, too many friends and relatives with the name

[name]Greer[/name] - on my shortlist, hubby sneered

[name]Isla[/name]*- i really want to like it, but it still sounds odd to my ear

[name]Kenzie[/name] - the [name]McKenzie[/name] craze has ruined this for me

[name]Rory[/name] - love this one, husband says it’s like calling a little girl [name]Fred[/name]

Any thoughts on the name [name]Niamh[/name] or [name]Neve[/name]? Although I wouldn’t pair that with [name]Skye[/name]…

I’m going to write in CAPS to make it easier to see my comments :slight_smile:

Based on the above comments, here are a few more suggestions:

[name]Neve[/name] is a little bland to me, but I know of others that like it. I’m not sure how to pronoune [name]Niamh[/name]. Is it the same? Okay, I just looked it up…it’s the same. But way confusing to my small-town Wisconsin brain…

Some Scottish names you might like…

[name]Catriona[/name] (pronounced [name]Katrina[/name] - so that might be an issue)

Good luck!

I’m tired so there won’t be many ideas here but a couple that just sprung to mind. (And I love [name]Skye[/name] as a MN btw)


About the comment on the OP’s DH saying that naming a girl [name]Rory[/name] is like naming her [name]Fred[/name]: It seems that [name]Rory[/name] for a girl is one of those names that is either loved or really disliked for being too masculine with fewer opinions in between. [name]Pam[/name] has a daughter named [name]Rory[/name] and has encountered some similar comments as well from what she’s mentioned before.

Well a short 6 days to go and still no firm decision on our little girls name. Something tells me that using ‘hey you’ will not be an acceptable alternative to making this decision. So I wanted to run another potential one by you fine readers.

[name]Ellery[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Ellery[/name] (ella-ree) rhymes with Celery

Now, I have to mention that in my hunts I have also come across the Welsh version:

[name]Eleri[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Eleri[/name] (el-[name]AIR[/name]-e) rhymes with canary

Unfortunately (for our decision making process) the Welsh emphasis on the second syllable changes the whole feeling of the name and now I’m not so sure. For some reason hubby and a few of his British relatives have grabbed onto the former one as the winner. I’m not certain, first of the general feeling the name evokes, second if it does sound feminine enough, third if the spelling [name]Ellery[/name] a bit of a [name]North[/name] American ‘makey-up’ name and fourth pronunciation.


That’s interesting…I would have pronounced [name]Eleri[/name] the same as [name]Ellery[/name] and I suspect most people wouldn’t know how to pronounce it properly. I personally prefer [name]Ellery[/name]'s pronunciation but on [name]Eleri[/name] (it looks prettier [name]IMO[/name]). But between the two I think [name]Ellery[/name] [name]Skye[/name] would be my pick because of pronunciation issues, and it’s actually a really cute name and goes well with big bro.

Are you still open to more suggestions? Here are some I think fit what you’re looking for:

[name]Iona[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Elodie[/name] [name]Skye[/name] (close to [name]Eleri[/name]/[name]Ellery[/name], maybe [name]Ellie[/name] as a nn?)
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Elspeth[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Marnie[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Minna[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Isobel[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Ailsa[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
Fyfa [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Lara[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Akira[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Bonnie[/name] [name]SKye[/name]


Thanks for your opinion, at this point, I’m just name-exhausted. We have considered some of your suggestions already. Here are my thoughts:

[name]Ailsa[/name] [name]Skye[/name]/[name]Iona[/name] [name]Skye[/name] - although I’m not IN [name]LOVE[/name] with these traditional Scottish names, I have considered them pretty deeply, as well as [name]Iona[/name]'s variation [name]Ione[/name] [name]Skye[/name] - pronounced with a HARD e. There happens to be an actress with the same first and middle name and she uses them as her first and last

[name]Elodie[/name] [name]Skye[/name] (close to [name]Eleri[/name]/[name]Ellery[/name], maybe [name]Ellie[/name] as a nn?) - this name along with [name]Eloise[/name] have been on our list. I think like them both because of their old school femininity. But the resurgence of the name [name]Eloise[/name] lately is a deal breaker, but I definitely wouldn’t rule out [name]Elodie[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Skye[/name] - this name is [name]WAY[/name] to popular in DH’s family tree and circle of friends

[name]Elspeth[/name] [name]Skye[/name] - may sound foolish but a pregnant friend (due months after me) has laid claim to this one already

Require further consideration:
[name]Minna[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Isobel[/name] [name]Skye[/name]

I have to be honest I have a really visceral BAD reaction to this group of names.

[name]Marnie[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
Fyfa [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Lara[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Akira[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Bonnie[/name] [name]SKye[/name]

I find [name]Marnie[/name], [name]Lara[/name] and [name]Bonnie[/name] a bit blah - like the names of a middle aged woman. As for Fyfa I can’t find a pronunciation, is it like the world cup? or like [name]Fife[/name]? And [name]Akira[/name] puts me in mind of [name]Shikira[/name] which I can do without.

I really like [name]Elodie[/name] [name]Skye[/name], and [name]Ellery[/name] [name]Skye[/name] nice too.

Here are some more Scottish names (sorry for repeats). I’m sure most of them have been considered.

[name]Elsie[/name] (close to [name]Elspeth[/name])
[name]Heather[/name] (outdated though)

Also, what about Irish names?

Maybe you should take a break - not even talk about names until you go into labor??? My husband and I were name exhausted too. We have less than 2 weeks now until she is born, but we are having a c-section, so we know exactly when she’ll be born. So we took a break for a week or two and didn’t discuss ANY names at all - and I tried my hardest to stay off here. I know you don’t have 1 or 2 weeks, but maybe just a few days will help. Good luck!

I have a granddaughter named [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Skye[/name]. Maybe you like this combo?

Some suggestions

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Joanna[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Skye[/name] nn [name]Katie[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Skye[/name] but it reminds me of the song “[name]Lucy[/name] in the [name]Sky[/name] with Diamonds”
[name]Freya[/name] [name]Skye[/name] I like this one
[name]Philippa[/name] [name]Skye[/name] nn [name]Pip[/name]
[name]Jaimie[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Keira[/name] [name]Skye[/name]

What about [name]Adair[/name] or [name]Willamina[/name]? (I think [name]Willa[/name] or [name]Mina[/name] are cut nns)
Also my aunts nickname is [name]Maidie[/name] which I think is cute and scottish. Maybe not so grown up. It’s a nickname for [name]Mary[/name], which is a pretty unique name nowadays.

I really like [name]Neve[/name] and [name]Neva[/name] its simple yet very different. [name]Ellery[/name] too me fits in too closely with the elle/ella craze.