Surprise, I'm pregnant! Now we need some names...

DH and I just found out we will have another lo in [name]April[/name]. While totally unexpected, we are thrilled! I know it’s still early, but we’ve already started the name lists.

Our daughter’s name is [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]

We won’t find out the sex of the baby, so we need boys and girls names.

So far our list includes:

[name]Wilhelmina[/name] ([name]Willa[/name])

Middle name will be a family name, so far on the list:

For a boy, [name]Dominick[/name] will be either the first or middle name, but either way, he will go by the other name.


I’m not sure if I’m totally in love with any of our girl names, but I do like all of them. If DH was okay with just [name]Willa[/name], I think that would be the winner, I’m just not so sure about [name]Wilhelmina[/name].

I’m favoring [name]Luca[/name], he’s favoring [name]Atticus[/name]. I’m just concerned [name]Atticus[/name] is becoming more and more popular??

Thanks for any suggestions for other names, or opinions on the names already on our lists!

You’re considering some great names!

[name]Wilhelmina[/name] ([name]Willa[/name]) – [name]Wilhelmina[/name] has a nice sound, but I don’t really like the way the name looks when written. I agree that [name]Willa[/name] is better. [name]Willa[/name] and [name]Miriam[/name] are so nice together too!
[name]Frances[/name] – I can’t picture this name on a baby/little girl. It just sounds too old to me.
[name]Juliette[/name] – This is pretty! Nms, but classic and nice!
[name]Beatrix[/name] – See above.

Middle name will be a family name, so far on the list:
[name]Margarett[/name] – This is a cool spelling that would work well in the middle!
Navarra – This name sounds so lovely!

For combos, I like:
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Margarett[/name]
[name]Juliette[/name] Navarra
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Kelly[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] Navarra

Some other names you might like:

The boys names aren’t my style, so I don’t have great ideas for those.

[name]Juliette[/name] is my favourite from you girls names, and I think [name]Juliette[/name] [name]Kelly[/name] is great! [name]Miriam[/name] and [name]Juliette[/name] go well together. Second choice would be [name]Beatrix[/name] Navarra.

If [name]Dominick[/name] is going to be part of the name, but he won’t be called by it, I think it’s always easiest for it to be in the middle. So, I like [name]Luca[/name] [name]Dominick[/name] the best. Second choice would be [name]Arthur[/name] [name]Dominick[/name]. (I just don’t like [name]Atticus[/name] at all, sorry)

I think [name]Beatrix[/name] is a really cute name, and one I would use if my husband were a bit more adventurous. Still, [name]Willa[/name] is really calling to me, but I agree about [name]Wilhelmina[/name]. It is a bit of a mouthful, and not nearly as feminine and pretty as [name]Willa[/name] (plus, [name]Willa[/name] and [name]Miriam[/name] really do sound nice together). I wish I could come up with another name that [name]Willa[/name] would suit as a nn, but I can’t.

As far as the boy names go, I really like [name]Dominick[/name], though I prefer the [name]Dominic[/name] spelling. It seems that [name]Atticus[/name] is the trend right now, so while it’s a good name, I’m with you on [name]Luca[/name]. [name]Miriam[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] sounds better with [name]Dominick[/name] [name]Luca[/name] (assuming you don’t mind being called a middle name).

[name]Willa[/name] [name]Frances[/name] is my favorite!

With [name]Miriam[/name], my favorites from your list are [name]Willa[/name], [name]Frances[/name], and [name]Beatrix[/name] for a girl, and [name]Dominick[/name] or [name]Arthur[/name] for a boy. [name]Wilhelmina[/name] is really long and the mina is similar to [name]Miriam[/name], so I would just go with [name]Willa[/name]. [name]Juliette[/name] seems frilly next to [name]Miriam[/name], so I would only use that for a mn.

[name]Willa[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Willa[/name] [name]Juliette[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Kelly[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] Navarra
[name]Frances[/name] Navarra
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Jean[/name]

[name]Arthur[/name] [name]Dominik[/name]
[name]Dominik[/name] [name]Atticus[/name]
[name]Dominik[/name] [name]Luca[/name]

Some other names you might like and which I think work really well with [name]Miriam[/name] are:



[name]Frances[/name] Navarra or [name]Willa[/name] [name]Margarett[/name] would be my first picks for girls! [name]Love[/name] 'em. I don’t think [name]Frances[/name] is too old; nn [name]Franny[/name], Francy or [name]France[/name], [name]Fancy[/name], [name]Fritz/name, and good old-fashioned [name]Annie[/name] give plenty of lighter nicknames. I love [name]Willa[/name] and [name]Miriam[/name], but find [name]Wilhelmina[/name] a bit over-bearing. [name]Juliette[/name] is a runner up. I like [name]Beatrix[/name], but I don’t feel like it fits with [name]Miriam[/name] quiiite as well.

I disagree about [name]Atticus[/name] vs. [name]Luca[/name]. I might call [name]Atticus[/name] a bit over-hyped rather than trendy: I know it has been rising quickly, but it is only ranked in the mid 400s. I find [name]Luca[/name] more on-trend: ranked at #260, it is more popular and still slowly climbing, and [name]Hilary[/name] [name]Duff[/name] just named her son [name]Luca[/name]. Its cousins, [name]Luke[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name], are ranked at #39 and #29 respectively, so [name]Luca[/name] feels to me like another alternative (albeit a classy, handsome one). What I mean by all this isn’t that I dislike either one; I just don’t find [name]Atticus[/name] more overused or trendy than [name]Luca[/name].

I agree with a pp that if [name]Dominick[/name] won’t be used, then it should go in the middle. I like [name]Arthur[/name] [name]Dominick[/name] best (regardless of the above paragraph, haha). I think [name]Luca[/name]'s sleek Italian/European style jars a bit with understated, vintage [name]Miriam[/name]. I like [name]Atticus[/name] better with it style-wise, but I understand concerns about its sudden spurt of popularity. [name]Arthur[/name] meets and complements [name]Miriam[/name]'s great qualities, and has a fun literary history! I [name]LOVE[/name] the potential pet name [name]Bear[/name], too! I am totally for [name]Arthur[/name].

Lots of good suggestions. I would add/second [name]Lorelei[/name] or [name]Laurel[/name], [name]Lucille[/name], [name]Cecilia[/name], [name]Anneliese[/name], [name]Elinor[/name], [name]Susan[/name] or [name]Susannah[/name], [name]Ramona[/name], [name]Dorothy[/name]/[name]Dorothea[/name] (nn [name]Thea[/name]?), [name]Helen[/name], [name]Elise[/name], [name]Hazel[/name] or [name]Georgia[/name] as well as [name]Conrad[/name], [name]Vincent[/name] or [name]Victor[/name], [name]Harris[/name] (nn [name]Harry[/name]), [name]Charles[/name] (nn [name]Arlo[/name]), [name]Frederick[/name], [name]Franklin[/name], [name]Asa[/name], and [name]Everett[/name] (nn [name]Ever[/name], Rev, or [name]Rhett[/name]), [name]Garrett[/name], or [name]Barrett[/name].

[name]Juliette[/name] Navarra

[name]Luca[/name] [name]Dominick[/name]

Thanks, Ladies!

I’m in [name]LOVE[/name] with [name]Willa[/name] [name]Margarett[/name], I just have to get DH on board. I will also be adding [name]Edith[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Ramona[/name], [name]Sybil[/name], and [name]Lucy[/name] to my list of girl names.

I love the idea of [name]Atticus[/name] [name]Dominick[/name], I’m just on the fence with it’s rise in popularity so quickly. The spelling of [name]Dominick[/name] will stay, as it is a family name. Good point about [name]Luca[/name] and [name]Miriam[/name] maybe not going as well together.

I really don’t care if we have a boy or a girl, I just hope we can find some more boy names that we like!