Too "sing songy?"

Hello! We recently found out we are expecting our second girl!

So here are the details, she has one older sister named [name]Lindsey[/name] [name]Nicole[/name] and our last name is [name]Lee[/name].

I like [name]Mila[/name] a lot, with maybe a longer classic middle name like [name]Elizabeth[/name], but is [name]Mila[/name] [name]Lee[/name], too short and sign songy? Pronounced Meela, NOT [name]Myla[/name]. soo that’s lots of ee and L sounds…

We want something that is feminine and sweet. I love [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Layla[/name], [name]Lyra[/name] etc. But was getting jumbled up with all the L’s. Clearly I haven’t escaped that entirely.

DH likes [name]Delilah[/name], [name]Marley[/name] and [name]Teagan[/name] (I like [name]Teagan[/name], but prefer definitely a girl names…)

I like [name]Vivian[/name], [name]Olivia[/name], [name]Brianna[/name]…

Any suggestions?

that’s tough. I really like [name]Mila[/name] [name]Lee[/name], but if she said it quickly, she might get people saying, “What?” My name is Me-la-lee, it could be a first name. She would probably just learn to say, My name is [name]Mila[/name], last name [name]Lee[/name]. [name]Lee[/name] is such a hard last name… there are a lot of names that people could think it’s joined with the first name… especially if it ends with a vowel like a. But if you found a name that ends with a consonant, you might make her life easier… like [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lee[/name], when you say that out loud, it’s clear. Good luck!!

I do not think [name]Mila[/name] [name]Lee[/name] flows well, sorry - as pretty as the name [name]Mila[/name] is, it just doesn’t go well with your last name.

What about something that is not super frilly but definitely feminine - to try and fit both of your tastes?



Honestly, I do find [name]Mila[/name] [name]Lee[/name] too sing-songy. I’d also stay away from [name]Vivian[/name] - you’d have your own [name]Vivien[/name] [name]Leigh[/name].

Good luck!

Is a long form of [name]Mila[/name] possible? [name]Milena[/name], [name]Ludmila[/name], [name]Melania[/name], [name]Melanie[/name], [name]Melody[/name] or [name]Melissa[/name]?

That way you have something more solid but can still use [name]Mila[/name] often.

[name]Mina[/name] [name]Minerva[/name]
[name]Mena[/name] ([name]Wilhelmina[/name] or [name]Philomena[/name])

To avoid the L thing

I like [name]Mila[/name] but its too sing songy with your last name. I think [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Lee[/name] is beautiful. I’d suggest [name]Maya[/name] if you can do without the L’s. Also, here are some names with some L’s-

[name]Felicity[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this!

If it were me, I really would steer clear of any name ending in -la, -ly, -lee or -lo. Coupled with [name]Lee[/name] it is indeed very, very sing-songy.

I think too you can get away with one L in the first name (as you did with [name]Lindsey[/name]), but two-- like [name]Delilah[/name], [name]Layla[/name], or [name]Lily[/name]-- is too much. It sounds like a singing/enunciation exercise. :wink:

I think [name]Lyra[/name], [name]Teagan[/name], [name]Vivian[/name], [name]Olivia[/name] and [name]Brianna[/name] would all work from a phonetic/pronunciation point of view. However, [name]Lyra[/name] comes closest to capturing that sweet imagery you’re after. It would paint you into a corner re: choosing L names in the future…

[name]Vivian[/name] is gorgeous. It’s lively (naturally) and a name that works well on a young girl or a mature woman. [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lee[/name] has wonderful cadence and flow, and you get the sweet girlish nn [name]Viv[/name]/ [name]Vivi[/name].

[name]Brianna[/name] is very, very trendy and not nearly as substantial as [name]Vivian[/name] or [name]Lyra[/name]. [name]Olivia[/name] is beautiful but mega-popular, with nearly 20,000 Olivias born in the US annually. I agree with you on [name]Teagan[/name]-- it’s an Irish surname as such not nearly as pretty, simple or girlish as your other choices.

My ranking:

  1. [name]Vivian[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
  2. [name]Lyra[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
  3. [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Lee[/name] [if you like [name]Elizabeth[/name], why not this sweet, vintage diminutive?]
  4. [name]Olivia[/name] ___ [name]Lee[/name] [can’t use [name]Elizabeth[/name] with [name]Olivia[/name], too many repeated sounds]

would not use others.

I agree with everyone else. it all get jumbled.
I love [name]Teagan[/name].
Some extra suggestions that are all girl.

[name]Arabella[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Anniston[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Addison[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Maddison[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Brianna[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Kathryn[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name] [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Hayden[/name] [name]Lee[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] something might have atleast lead to some help

[name]Mila[/name] is too rhyme-y with your last name. I love [name]Lucy[/name] (pun not intended), but you also have another daughter with an L name. Some people might think you’re doing a Kardashian-like trend.

Out of the other names listed, I like [name]Vivian[/name] and [name]Delilah[/name].