suggestions and considerations?

I was going through my list of favorite names today and I’m feeling curious. Thoughts, middle name suggestions, sibset suggestions, preferences?

(in order of no preference!)
[name]Anya[/name]
[name]Luna[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Demetra[/name]
[name]Ariadne[/name]
[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name]
[name]Belle[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name]

(Also, favorite boys names include: [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Wesley[/name], [name]Halcyon[/name], [name]Jerome[/name] and [name]Porter[/name]. I should really find more boys names.)

I like [name]Nora[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name]. I like [name]Belle[/name] as a nn so maybe something longer.

[name]Lovely[/name] names! [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Nora[/name] and [name]Isadora[/name] are my favourites.

[name]Anya[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Adelaide[/name]
[name]Demetra[/name] [name]Xanthe[/name]
[name]Ariadne[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Elise[/name]

[name]Phoebe[/name] & [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Anya[/name] & [name]Luna[/name], [name]Ariadne[/name] & [name]Isadora[/name]

[name]Anya[/name] – This grew on me when a good friend considered it for her daughter. At first it sounded to me like “onion,” but now I love the look and sound. [name]Anya[/name] [name]Elspeth[/name]?

[name]Luna[/name] – This makes me think of the proverbial looney bin, and lunatics, unfortunately. [name]Luna[/name] Miette?

[name]Phoebe[/name] – Fun and peppy, while being ancient and refined all at once. [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Meg[/name]?

[name]Demetra[/name] – Not a fan of this at all. Sounds clunky to me. [name]Don[/name]'t have any middle name suggestions for it either.

[name]Ariadne[/name] – Also clunky…actually, more choppy than clunky. Not my taste. No ideas for middles.

[name]Nora[/name] – So sweet and simple. [name]Nora[/name] [name]Lark[/name]?

[name]Audrey[/name] – Fun, though somewhat overused. [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Danielle[/name], [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Janelle[/name], [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Brielle[/name], [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Danica[/name]?

[name]Isadora[/name] – This is an interesting twist on the overly popular [name]Isabella[/name]. [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Wren[/name], [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Renata[/name]?

[name]Belle[/name] – Much too common for my taste. [name]Belle[/name] [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Belle[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name], [name]Belle[/name] [name]Rosaline[/name]?

[name]Sabrina[/name] – The sound of this has always appealed to me (and reminded me of [name]Catalina[/name] dressing! :slight_smile: ). [name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Jade[/name]?

I really like [name]Anya[/name], [name]Nora[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], and [name]Belle[/name]! Great names.

okay, going in order:

I agree, [name]Belle[/name] does feel very nicknamey…but I don’t like any of her longer variations (in particular, I loathe [name]Isabella[/name] and [name]Annabelle[/name] has already been used in my family) but it has such sweet connotations that I might just keep it around anyways.

emelis, I love your sibset suggestions (particular [name]Anya[/name] and [name]Luna[/name]) and the suggestion of [name]Persephone[/name] (my favorite goddess!). Not as keen on the middle name suggestions: pretty, but not my style.

alzora, I’ve never thought of an [name]Anya[/name]/onion connection. To my ear, it doesn’t sound close enough to be a bother, so that’s good! Also, I agree that [name]Ariadne[/name] and [name]Demetra[/name] do seem clunky. Not many people like [name]Demetra[/name] either–it holds a special place in my heart, since it belonged to a childhood heroine of mine. Also, they are both unique, mythical and still “heard of”.

and [name]Lori[/name], wouldn’t you know it, but [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Isadora[/name] is on my list already! Great minds… :slight_smile:

Thanks all for the thoughts! By all means though, keep them coming.

Some of my own thoughts for middle names are:

[name]Nora[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name], [name]Winnifred[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Imogen[/name], [name]Cassandra[/name], Willow
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Isadora[/name]
[name]Luna[/name] [name]Winnifred[/name], [name]Ariadne[/name], [name]Morgan[/name], Willow
[name]Demetra[/name] [name]Lilith[/name], [name]Morgan[/name], Willow

[name]Nora[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] as sibset or [name]Nora[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name]. [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Madeline[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Nora[/name] [name]Cathleen[/name], [name]Nora[/name] [name]Juniper[/name], [name]Nora[/name] [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Nora[/name] [name]Kate[/name], [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Isobel[/name], [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name], [name]Audrey[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]…

[name]How[/name] about [name]Audra[/name]? [name]Audra[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] would also make a cute sibset. Other thoughts: [name]Margo[/name], [name]Sybil[/name], [name]Nell[/name], [name]Isla[/name], [name]Leona[/name]

[name]Love[/name] [name]Belle[/name], [name]Isadora[/name] and [name]Sabrina[/name]. [name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Belle[/name]? [name]Isadora[/name] [name]Ariadne[/name]? [name]Belle[/name] [name]Demetra[/name]?

Fantastic list! My favorites are [name]Phoebe[/name], [name]Ariadne[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Isadora[/name], [name]Sabrina[/name], [name]Arthur[/name].

Combo ideas for you…keeping with the Greek theme…

[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Aster[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Clio[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Calanthe[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Diantha[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Cosma[/name]
[name]Ariadne[/name] [name]Demeter[/name]
[name]Ariadne[/name] [name]Sibyl[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Eleni[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Hero[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Evanthe[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Melody[/name]
[name]Demetria[/name] [name]Mariam[/name]
[name]Demetria[/name] [name]Helene[/name]

Boy names you might appreciate:
[name]Julian[/name], [name]Milo[/name], [name]Tobias[/name], [name]Andreas[/name], [name]George[/name].

Anything appeal?

That’s two suggestions for [name]Sybil[/name] now and I agree! I think it would make for a great middle name. [name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Sybil[/name]?

I also like [name]Audra[/name] and [name]Victoria[/name] but I’m not in love with them either. Also, [name] Scarlet [/name], believe it or not, is my name, so I guess that’s out :wink: .But I can’t believe I never thought of [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]. Perhaps more common then I usually like, but absolutely stunning nonetheless.

and [name]Peach[/name], nothing is really appealing to me. I’m picky, I know! I did like the suggestion of [name]Hero[/name] as a middle name and from your favorite names list, I also like [name]Malcolm[/name].

Middle name ideas:
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Viviana[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Dominique[/name]
[name]Belle[/name] [name]Amaryllis[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Jillian[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Audrey[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Anya[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Anya[/name] [name]Seraphine[/name]
[name]Demetra[/name] [name]Florence[/name]
[name]Ariadne[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]

[name]Anya[/name] - very pretty, but has a distinctly Russian feel to me beside the quite classic/Greek feel you have otherwise.
[name]Luna[/name] - [name]Phoebe[/name] and [name]Luna[/name] would be a lovely sibset
[name]Nora[/name] - I think [name]Eleanora[/name] and [name]Isadora[/name] could be a could combo.
[name]Isadora[/name] - I love this name. What about [name]Cordelia[/name] or [name]Antonia[/name]?
[name]Sabrina[/name] - [name]Sabrina[/name] and [name]Audrey[/name] would be great, but a bit too Hepburn, so maybe [name]Sabrina[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] - love it, what about [name]Bianca[/name], [name]Daphne[/name], [name]Portia[/name]?
[name]Audrey[/name] - very classy, what about [name]Aubrey[/name], [name]Petra[/name], [name]Livinia[/name]?

[name]Arthur[/name] & [name]Wesley[/name] - I like both of these a lot.
What about? [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Felix[/name], [name]Cyrus[/name], [name]Phillip[/name], [name]Gregory[/name], [name]Jude[/name]

I like the suggestions of [name]Felicity[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Daphne[/name], [name]Petra[/name], [name]Amaryllis[/name] and [name]Rosalie[/name]! I also like [name]Jillian[/name] but prefer [name]Gillian[/name]. [name]Alexander[/name] is nice, but I feel overused. I do like [name]Felix[/name] and [name]Jude[/name] though. [name]Gregory[/name] would also be on my list, but alas, I have a cousin [name]Greg[/name].

The suggestion of having [name]Luna[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] as a sibset has been on the back of my mind as well. I love it and they also share the same meaning. For me, that’s a beautiful meaning that ties them together but does that bother anyone? Otherwise, they’d be my number ones! I also like the suggestion of [name]Sabrina[/name] and [name]Phoebe[/name] as a potential pair.

Can we play the “which middle name do you like better” game? :slight_smile:

[name]Luna[/name] [name]Ariadne[/name] or [name]Luna[/name] [name]Winifred[/name] or [name]Luna[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name] or [name]Luna[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]?
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] or [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] or [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name]?
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] or [name]Nora[/name] [name]Rosaline[/name] or [name]Nora[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]?
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Amaryllis[/name] or [name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Lilith[/name] or [name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Sybil[/name]?

I don’t think it’s weird at all to have siblings with the same meaning. I think it’s a nice, non-obvious connection.

[name]Luna[/name] [name]Ariadne[/name] is actually my favorite, despite the a’s following each other
[name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Cassandra[/name] is gorgeous!
[name]Nora[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] flows beautifully. I like the long middle with the short first.
[name]Sabrina[/name] [name]Lilith[/name] is very elegant and dark sounding. I like it a lot.