The first* ever "What name?!?!" post by a male on Nameberry!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries!

We are less than two weeks away from the arrival of our beautiful little girl, a sister for [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]India[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f] [name_f]Caoimhe[/name_f] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m]. We have had a boys name sorted from about week 11 of Bub #1, but have now been blessed with three little ladies.

Mrs_E and I still haven’t settled on names for Bub #3, but like the following:

[name_f]Keira[/name_f] /[name_f]Kirrily[/name_f]

We had planned to use the name [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f] for Bub#2 until a last minute Google search brought up some rather “dubious” results (think porn srar!) so struck a line through that!

For frame of reference, we want to avoid names starting with either “N” and "S"and obviously nothing too similar to our two older girls. Mrs_E not a great fan of unisex or season names (eg [name_f]Summer[/name_f]) while I want to avoid anything too “plain” (sorry, no [name_f]Jane[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f]! )…I like the Geographic type names but more likely to be a middle name…

Any comments, suggestions and thoughts most welcome!


*First post that I am aware of! :smiley:

With [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f], my fave is [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]. Second fave is [name_f]Julia[/name_f].
[name_f]Laura[/name_f] is too close for [name_f]Elena[/name_f] for my likes, and I prefer [name_u]Havana[/name_u], [name_u]Persia[/name_u] and [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] as middles. [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u] feels mismatched next to [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f], and [name_f]Katrina[/name_f] seems dated.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about;

Good luck!

You’re not the first male on here by far (I’m one too)! From your list my favorites are Laura and Amelia (in fact I had Laura Amelia on my combos list for awhile). IMO Laura is a classic that is underused for the current generation.

Thanks namefan! My first* comment was obviously in jest…:smiley:

Thanks bellerose, we are slowly narrowing down the options!

Re: [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u]…one of the reasons I like that name is that it doesn’t end with an “a” which is a bit funny because most of the other names that we do like end with an “a” :smiley:

Well, hey, [name_f]Jasmin[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] are a bit too similar in sound anyways, so don’t feel too bad about that name =p

I think these names match well with the sibset:


While the others, not so much. They’re not bad names at all, they just seem to give off a different vibe than the rest (in my eyes).

[name_u]Ainsley[/name_u] doesn’t seem feminine enough given the names of your older two girls. And [name_f]Lauren[/name_f] seems to be closer to the [name_f]Jane[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] camp than [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f]. I also think [name_u]Havana[/name_u] would be a good middle, but not a great match as a first. Actually, that could be applied to the others as well.

I won’t go into detail on every name, but you get it. For combos, I like (keep in mind, I’m not so good at 3-name combos):

[name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Denae[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Katrina[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Keira[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_u]Havana[/name_u]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Lauren[/name_f]

I don’t have a ton of time right now, so I can’t make a whole list of name suggestions, but I’m hoping I can come back and do it later. =] I also want to work [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] in to a combo (as a middle)!

[name_f]Edit[/name_f]: [name_m]Just[/name_m] realized [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] are very rhymey, so I took it off the list for firsts that I think would go well.

My favorite name from your list is [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]! I’m also going to second the suggestion of [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Lauren[/name_f]. I think that combo has a really nice flow to it.

Warmest congratulations and welcome, mr_ephemera!

We’re glad to have you!

[name_f]Katrina[/name_f], [name_u]Persia[/name_u] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] from your list feel particularly compatible with [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f].

Additional ideas: [name_f]Caterina[/name_f], [name_f]Lucia[/name_f], [name_f]Renata[/name_f], [name_f]Rosaria[/name_f], [name_f]Serafina[/name_f], [name_f]Sofia[/name_f], [name_f]Vittoria[/name_f], [name_f]Viviana[/name_f].

From your list I would go with [name_f]Keira[/name_f]. It’s femine and strong just like [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f]. My 2nd choice would be [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] (even better spelled [name_u]Vivian[/name_u])

[name_f]Laura[/name_f], [name_f]Cate[/name_f], [name_f]Julia[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] - they’re on my plain list
[name_u]Havana[/name_u], [name_u]Persia[/name_u], [name_f]Vienna[/name_f], Denea - would make nice 2nd or 3rd names
[name_f]Katrina[/name_f] - too vintage clunky next to her would be sisters.
[name_u]Ainsley[/name_u] - very unisex missing that girl vibe [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f] definately have.

Other suggestions:
[name_f]Sabine[/name_f] / [name_f]Sabrina[/name_f]

My favorites in general and with [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] & [name_f]Elena[/name_f] are [name_f]Julia[/name_f], [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] and [name_f]Amelia[/name_f].

While I love [name_f]Julia[/name_f], I would eliminate it because of the same starting sound as [name_f]Gemma[/name_f]. [name_f]Keira[/name_f] and [name_f]Laura[/name_f] are my favorites for you from your list. Instead of [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u], have you thought of [name_f]Audrey[/name_f]? [name_f]Gemma[/name_f], [name_f]Elena[/name_f], and [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] work well as a sibset.

Some other possibilities:

[name_f]Gemma[/name_f], [name_f]Elena[/name_f], and


With [name_f]Elena[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] I like [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] the best.


Hello again!

You and your wife already have a lot of great names, but I’ll suggest some names I think would go well with [name_f]Elena[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f].


Some place names:

[name_f]Athena[/name_f]* (does that kind of count as a place name?)

Some combos I think are cute (please mix and match all you want haha):

[name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] [name_f]Coralie[/name_f]
[name_f]Hayley[/name_f] [name_f]Aria[/name_f] [name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Kaiya[/name_f] [name_f]Valerie[/name_f] [name_u]London[/name_u]
[name_f]Katrina[/name_f] [name_f]Brielle[/name_f] [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Keira[/name_f] [name_f]Odessa[/name_f] [name_f]Michelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Makayla[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Marissa[/name_f] [name_f]Coralie[/name_f] [name_f]Olympia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] [name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] [name_f]Lilith[/name_f] [name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Athena[/name_f] [name_u]London[/name_u]**
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Carolina[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Olympia[/name_f] [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]

*these names are too matchy with either [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] or [name_f]Elena[/name_f] and would be best in one of the middle spots

**Initials are [name_u]VAL[/name_u], same as my other previously suggested combo of [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Lauren[/name_f], so I was thinking [name_f]Valley[/name_f] would be a cute nickname, if you guys are into that. [name_m]Just[/name_m] a thought =}

Anyways, hope this wasn’t too long and that it helps at all! Sorry if I missed some names in the combos. Again, please mix and match to your hearts content =D

From your list I love the name [name_f]Vienna[/name_f]! I would use that name except my surname also starts with a V and is rather long so it doesn’t flow. :frowning: The names you listed are all names I like (I’m also drawn to a-endings) so I’ll also recommend my daughters’ names: [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] and [name_f]Jenica[/name_f]. Both feminine and have the a-ending, though I think [name_f]Jenica[/name_f] might be too similar to [name_f]Gemma[/name_f]. [name_f]Lydia[/name_f] would definitely work with both [name_f]Elena[/name_f] and [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and it sounds like a sibset to me!

[name_f]Sister[/name_f] for:-
[name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] [name_f]India[/name_f] & [name_f]Elena[/name_f] [name_f]Caoimhe[/name_f] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m].
Since I love [name_f]Jane[/name_f] and think it is similar in style to [name_f]Cate[/name_f], I am hesitant to say
[name_f]Cate[/name_f] - [name_f]Gemma[/name_f], [name_f]Elena[/name_f] and [name_f]Cate[/name_f].
[name_f]Laura[/name_f]/en is my alternate choice -really lovely- [name_f]Gemma[/name_f], [name_f]Elena[/name_f] & [name_f]Laura[/name_f]/en
[name_f]Keira[/name_f] & [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] - the ‘enne’ ending I like for the sibset.
[name_f]Kirrily[/name_f], a name I love, may be ‘l’ heavy with [name_f]Elena[/name_f].
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f] & [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u], lovely names, but sound close to [name_f]Elena[/name_f], [name_f]IMO[/name_f].
[name_f]Katrina[/name_f] - I prefer [name_f]Catriona[/name_f], said as non-celtic ([name_u]Kay[/name_u]-tri-ohna) has the ‘na’ end of [name_f]Elena[/name_f]. (A beautiful name but often similar sounds appeal when you have something you love)
[name_f]Julia[/name_f] - same start sound as [name_f]Gemma[/name_f].
[name_u]Havana[/name_u], [name_f]Denae[/name_f], [name_u]Persia[/name_u] & [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] would be middles only.
1.[name_f]Lauren[/name_f] or [name_f]Cate[/name_f]
2. [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] & [name_f]Catriona[/name_f].
I think you have very lovely names, and this is about a sibset :slight_smile: best wishes.

I love:


I think [name_f]Keira[/name_f] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] are the best fit with [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f].

Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions - very helpful!

So it seems like we have FINALLY settled on a name for Bub #3…and the winner is…

[name_f]AMELIA[/name_f] [name_f]NIAMH[/name_f] [name_f]VIENNA[/name_f] :smiley:

We like the matching “vvv” sound with [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] and [name_f]Elena[/name_f] [name_f]Caoimhe[/name_f] with a little geographical touch on the end ([name_f]Vienna[/name_f] just pipped [name_u]Havana[/name_u])

Now to do a final Google search to make sure the “coast is clear” and await the safe arrival of our bundle of joy (and poo!) :wink:

I love [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]!