I need some opinions on some names that I’ve chosen for two girls. I’m not pregnant nor do I see it happening soon, but my friends are all getting married and having babies so I’ve been thinking about it.
I want to name my girls after my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. My mom’s grandmother’s name is [name]Genoveva[/name], and my mom’s mom is [name]Magda[/name]. My dad’s grandmother is [name]Wilhelmina[/name] and his mom is [name]Phyllis[/name].
The two names I came up with are: [name]Genoveva[/name] [name]Magdalene[/name] and Willamena Phylline.
Lemme know what you think. Thanks.

PS. I was thinking [name]Genny[/name] and [name]Willa[/name] for short.

I would absolutely love to meet sisters named [name]Genoveva[/name] and [name]Willemina[/name]!!

[name]Even[/name] though I love [name]Genoveva[/name] (I think it’s such an interesting, obscure choice) I much prefer [name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Ginevra[/name]… [name]Genoveva[/name] [name]Magdalene[/name] is a little clunky and long, but I think it’s a great combo in spite of that.

I’m not so sure about Willamena Phylline-- first of all, Willamena isn’t a legit spelling. To soften up clunkier [name]Wilhelmina[/name], you could use the Dutch form, [name]Willemina[/name]. Also, [name]Willemina[/name] Phylline has a lot of EEN sounds-- I would prefer just [name]Willemina[/name] [name]Phyllis[/name].

For nicknames, my personal preference would be [name]Vivi[/name] and [name]Mina[/name], but [name]Genny[/name] and [name]Willa[/name] are also adorable.

[name]Love[/name]. I was thinking it might be nicer if each girl had one name from dad’s side and one from mom’s. So:
[name]Genoveva[/name] Phylline
Willamena [name]Magdalene[/name]

I love [name]Genoveva[/name] and Willamena (though I would spell this [name]Wilhelmina[/name] or [name]Willemina[/name] or maybe [name]Willamina[/name]…yes, I like [name]Willamina[/name] best, for sure.). I think they need something a little more modern in the middle, though. [name]How[/name] about

[name]Do[/name] you like [name]Marla[/name] in place of Madgalene? It’s greek and means high tower, just like [name]Magda[/name]! Plus it’s just two letters different, and so cute!

I love [name]Willamina[/name] [name]Marla[/name] (though it’s a bit M heavy) or [name]Genoveva[/name] [name]Marla[/name]. I also love [name]Marla[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] a lot.

[name]Phyllis[/name] is easier to find a replacement for, it means “green bough” so anything green or tree related would be nice. Something Greek would be best:
**[name]Chloe[/name]- young green shoot
[name]Midori[/name] - japanese green
[name]Verdi[/name] - green

[name]Eila[/name] - Hebrew- oak tree
**[name]Daphne[/name] - Greek - [name]Laurel[/name] Tree
**[name]Perry[/name] - English - Pear Tree (this one really works for me)
[name]Kezia[/name] - Hebrew - [name]Cassia[/name] tree
[name]Olivia[/name] - Latin - [name]Olive[/name] Tree
[name]Geneva[/name] - French - [name]Juniper[/name] tree (You might like this instead of Geneveva)

Geneveva [name]Perry[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] this!
[name]Genoveva[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] - this, too.
Willamena [name]Verdi[/name]
Willamena [name]Midori[/name] - again with too much M, but I really like this!
[name]Daphne[/name] Willamena - <3