Third Baby and we are STUCK on the name - PLEASE help

See the results of this poll: Which one do you feel goes best with our family OR do you have another suggestion?

Respondents: 46 (This poll is closed)

  • Marlowe Elizabeth: 14 (30%)
  • Madigan Elizabeth: 3 (7%)
  • Ivy Elizabeth: 29 (63%)

[name]Marlowe[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] - there is a lovely little town here in [name]England[/name] called [name]Marlow[/name]. I think it makes quite a nice name - it’s my second choice out of your options.
[name]Madigan[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] - to me, this just looks like an adaption of [name]Maddison[/name], which I really dislike, and it also looks a little off with [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name] to me; possibly because they are very soft names, whereas [name]Madigan[/name] is full of hard consonants.
[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] - what a beautiful name! This does continue the vowel theme, though. but I don’t know whether that bothers you or not.

[name]Do[/name] you like [name]Lilac[/name]? From [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name], you seem to like L sounds, and I think [name]Lilac[/name] is lovely, so I was just wondering :slight_smile:

You could also try [name]Magnolia[/name] or [name]Marigold[/name] to get the nn [name]Mags[/name] (I don’t think [name]Margaret[/name] would go brilliantly with [name]Ellery[/name], personally).

Good luck!

[name]Marlowe[/name] and [name]Madigan[/name] both look rather masculine to me. I know [name]Ellery[/name] is unisex, but it has a comfortable, feminine feel to it that I don’t think [name]Marlowe[/name] and [name]Madigan[/name] match. [name]Both[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name] are three-syllable names of English origin, so I will search within those confines for this baby’s name:

[name]Antonie[/name] - SSA NOT RANKED “[name]Annie[/name]” “[name]Toni[/name]”
[name]Berenice[/name] - RANKED 885 IN 2003, NOW NOT RANKED “Reni”
[name]Clementine[/name] - NOT RANKED
[name]Harriet[/name] - NOT RANKED “[name]Hattie[/name]”
[name]Imogen[/name] - NOT RANKED
[name]Magdalen[/name] - NOT RANKED “[name]Maggie[/name]” “[name]Mags[/name]”
[name]Rosamund[/name] - NOT RANKED “[name]Rosie[/name]” “[name]Rosa[/name]”
[name]Temperance[/name] - NOT RANKED “Tempe”

I have specifically chosen names that do not begin with O or E and do not end in -er ([name]Oliver[/name]) or -y ([name]Ellery[/name]) to give this name some distinction from those of its siblings. All of them also sound good with [name]Elizabeth[/name], your middle name - they do not end in -a.

Several names also have nickname possibilities. [name]Do[/name] any of these names appeal to you?

[name]Madigan[/name] looks exactly like a [name]Madison[/name] knock-off, and therefore has no potential for looking or sounding unique or interesting. It sounds very run-of-the-mill, in fact. It has trendiness written all over it.

I don’t personally like [name]Marlowe[/name] for a girl, but it’s a much better choice than [name]Madigan[/name]. However, it sort of puts your kid on the surname-as-first-name bandwagon… as much of a stand out as it might seem like it is to you.

[name]Ivy[/name] is the best choice in my opinion. It sounds good with your other children’s names and it has a classic appeal, while [name]Marlowe[/name] and [name]Madigan[/name] reek of contemporary trends. The problem with names like that is that they turn stale so fast. [name]Ivy[/name] is sweet and it has staying power.

What about [name]Harlow[/name], [name]Malou[/name] or Enea?!?

Thanks for the feedback so far. I’m loving hearing what people think of our names especially since we keep our lips sealed till babe arrives. I think we have remove [name]Madigan[/name] from our list because our fear was people would think it was a take on [name]Maddison[/name] (which I HATE) so that one is pretty much gone. We Still love [name]Marlowe[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name]. Does anyone think [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] are two similar? That is the one fear holding us back. Keep the suggestion for news names coming we love them and the feedback on the ones we have are great to have too. Thanks!!!

I voted [name]Ivy[/name]! I don’t think [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] are too similar - they are similar enough to complement each other as sister’s names, and it will also give all three of your children names beginning with vowels. Also, [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] are distinctive girls names, yet aren’t strange. I think [name]Ivy[/name] is a perfect fit with your other two kiddos!

[name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] aren’t too similar, but I personally like to vary the end sounds in sibling names. [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] have the same sound…

Are you liking any of the suggestions so far?

[name]Ivy[/name] is by far my favourite of these choices. The others just don’t feel right with [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name] in my opinion.

Other ideas:

[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Iris[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Leonie[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Briony[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Avery[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Romilly[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Adele[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Ainsley[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Rhea[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Opal[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Thea[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Adele[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Esme[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…[name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and…Anantha

I voted for [name]Ivy[/name], too, and while I don’t think it’s too similar to [name]Ellery[/name], I do get a bit tongue-tied when I say [name]Ivy[/name] with [name]Oliver[/name].

I think that [name]Marlowe[/name] works well with [name]Ellery[/name]'s style, but it does remind me of the trendy [name]Harlow[/name].

Scottish and Welsh:



[name]Annabel[/name] (its end has [name]Ellery[/name]'s beginning, though)


[name]Finola[/name] (nn [name]Nola[/name])


[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name], and:

(names like [name]Ellery[/name]):




Names like [name]Ivy[/name]:

[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name])
[name]Margaret[/name] (nn [name]Maisie[/name], which is Scottish)
[name]Violet[/name] (has [name]Oliver[/name]'s V, though)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Girls these posts are soooo helpful. Definitely keep them coming. Some that were on our list that you have mentioned but are now off are:
[name]Harriet[/name] (like [name]Hattie[/name], but afraid of [name]Harry[/name] - my hubby is scottish and this could be very bad ;O)
[name]Adele[/name] and [name]Alice[/name] and [name]Anwen[/name] (we love all but not so sure with the last name Andrews)
[name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Matilda[/name] (these were on our list for our first, and I can’t get hubby to like them again)
[name]Violet[/name] (love love love it - but it is getting too popular for me - just under top 100 in [name]Canada[/name])
[name]Hazel[/name] (also love but a friend just named her cat that :O)

One that has stuck out so far is [name]Daphne[/name] - pretty! I’ll have to give it some more thought.

Others that we have throw off the list are:

[name]Hence[/name] why we are stuck. I really really really want to have the same love and passion for the name that I had with my first two. And I’m not sure if [name]Marlowe[/name] or [name]Ivy[/name] is it. [name]Ivy[/name] is creeping up there though. But these suggestions are soooooo helping. They either make me like [name]Ivy[/name] (or [name]Marlowe[/name]) so much more, OR they make me stop and think Hmmmm, I like that.

Keep them coming! Thanks to everyone so far ;O)

I’m glad that [name]Madigan[/name] is off the list - I just don’t think it fits with [name]Ellery[/name].
[name]Marlowe[/name] matches I think but is not as feminine as [name]Ellery[/name]. [name]Harper[/name] I like (I saw it was previously under consideration).
I like [name]Ivy[/name] a lot but [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] share too many of the same sounds imo. I can’t believe you don’t have trouble with Elliver and Ollery–I know I would.

[name]How[/name] about:
[name]Poppy[/name] - I like this one for you but I don’t really like [name]Penelope[/name] with [name]Ellery[/name]. Would you like [name]Poppy[/name] as the given name?

What are some great british/english/welsh etc names that get the nickname mags or maggie without being [name]Magdalen[/name] or [name]Marget[/name]???
We are liking [name]Anwen[/name] but is [name]Anwen[/name] Andrews too much?
Others we have found

[name]Do[/name] any of these win out over [name]Ivy[/name]. Or is [name]Ivy[/name] the clear winner with [name]Marlowe[/name] as a runner up?

Gosh I feel like I’m drowning in a sea of names -thanks goodness I have some experts on the case ;O)

Welsh - [name]Megan[/name] - [name]Meggie[/name], [name]Meg[/name]

English - [name]Margaret[/name] - [name]Marge[/name], [name]Meg[/name], [name]Maggie[/name]; [name]Magdala[/name] - [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Mags[/name]; [name]Maggie[/name]; [name]Marigold[/name] - [name]Mari[/name], [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Mags[/name], [name]Goldie[/name]; [name]Meg[/name]

Like any?

[name]Just[/name] looking back at some of the names and [name]Carys[/name] is sticking out? [name]How[/name] do you pronounce that? is it CARE-iss or CAR-iss?!?
Still liking [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Marlowe[/name] is now fading.
Like [name]Lilah[/name] - is this becoming popular?
OR Analyn or [name]Adelyn[/name] - do these look like made up names to you?

I like both [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Marlowe[/name], but I voted [name]Ivy[/name] because I think it “fits” better with the other names, and the end sounds in [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Ellery[/name] are not close enough to bother me.
I don’t like Analyn, it sounds like two names mushed together to me, but [name]Adelyn[/name] is beautiful, especially when spelled [name]Adeline[/name] or Adeleine. I also love [name]Carys[/name]! I would pronounce it Car-iss, with a short “a”.

I hope this helps! I love your kids’ names and I can’t wait to see what you choose for this one!

I like [name]Carys[/name] a lot - I think it’s CARE-iss.
[name]Lilah[/name] may be a little more popular than you like but it is a beautiful name.
With Analyn all I see is anal, sorry. Maybe Annalyn would better avoid that, but it does look a little made up. [name]Annelise[/name]? (prn like [name]Anna[/name]-lisa)
[name]Adelyn[/name] is better than Analyn but looks like a trendy spelling. I love [name]Adele[/name] or [name]Adela[/name] or [name]Adelia[/name] though.

Okay thinking I should start another poll. But for now what do you all prefer:

[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Lilah[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
Irelyn [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Carys[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]

And still slightly holding onto [name]Marlowe[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]

Or of course any more you can add… ;O)

[name]Ivy[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]: I think this is beautiful…I love the name [name]Ivy[/name] so much! :slight_smile:
[name]Lilah[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]: Because [name]Lilah[/name] ends in a vowel sound and [name]Elizabeth[/name] begins with one, I have to pause between them when saying them out loud.
Irelyn [name]Elizabeth[/name]: Irelyn looks like a trendy/yooneek spelling of [name]Ireland[/name].
[name]Carys[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]: I love this!

My favorites are [name]Ivy[/name] and [name]Carys[/name]. :slight_smile:

I saw you liked [name]Adelyn[/name], but I thought I’d suggest the [name]Adeline[/name] spelling. :slight_smile:

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile: