TTC and need suggestions!

Hubby and I are now TTC and that means seriously thinking about names! Boy names are easy for us because we pretty much agree on what we like. Girl names are a very different story. I’ve made a list of both of our favorites but I really need to find some more names that hubby might like. I’m not comfortable just picking one name before the baby is born so I would like to have a list. If you could help me out that would be great! Hubby is VERY picky. :frowning:

My favorites in no particular order
[name]Hattie[/name]- hubby is willing to consider this as a fn
[name]Adeline[/name]- likes it for a middle and is willing to consider as a first
[name]Maeve[/name]-hubby likes as a middle
[name]Annika[/name]-hubs willing to consider
[name]Linnea[/name]- hubby likes as a middle
[name]Annabelle[/name]-hubby likes as middle

And Hubby’s favorites
[name]Tierney[/name]-I like it but too close to tyranny
[name]August[/name]-I actually have warmed up to this quite a bit
[name]Josephine[/name]-This is ok with [name]Fina[/name] as a nn

Any ideas? Thanks!

It might be helpful to hear some of the boys names that you both agree on so we can better assist you with the girls names. But just off hand, I much prefer some of the names on your list (with the exception of [name]Bree[/name]…could maybe be a nn for something else?). I like all of the following:

[name]Hattie[/name] (but as nn for [name]Hadley[/name])

The boys’ names we agree on are [name]Seth[/name] (Our first son will be named [name]Seth[/name] for sure), [name]Graham[/name], [name]Harrison[/name] and [name]Owen[/name]. We talked about [name]Brenna[/name] nn [name]Bree[/name], but I’m jst not sure I like it.

Since a future son [name]Seth[/name] seems very likely, I think you’ll want to use that to guide. I think your best options, especially with that in mind but also in general, are:

[name]Eleanor[/name] (could be nn [name]Elle[/name] or [name]Nora[/name])

More thoughts below. All best!

[name]Hattie[/name]- hubby is willing to consider this as a fn - I just think this is too much a nickname. You could do [name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name]. I think either [name]Harriet[/name] or [name]Hattie[/name] rules out a future son [name]Harrison[/name], so if you want to use that one, put this one aside.

[name]Adeline[/name]- likes it for a middle and is willing to consider as a first - yes, you can nn her [name]Addie[/name] and it will be close to [name]Hattie[/name]. Very pretty and goes nicely with [name]Seth[/name] if you ever have him.

[name]Nora[/name] - very nice, goes well with your boys’ names.

[name]Adelaide[/name] - A little spunkier than your boys names, I think [name]Adeline[/name] is the better fit, but this is still nice.

[name]Elodie[/name] - Very pretty although much more French than the boys’ names.

[name]Maeve[/name]-hubby likes as a middle - I’d have to agree, especially considering the boys’ names you like, although it could work with [name]Owen[/name].

[name]Ivy[/name] - seems much older than much of your style.

[name]Annika[/name]-hubs willing to consider - seems more Scandinavian than your average.

[name]Linnea[/name]- hubby likes as a middle - ditto [name]Annika[/name].

[name]Leandra[/name] - too made-up for your average.

[name]Eleanor[/name] - works well with the boys and most of the other girls names here.

[name]Caroline[/name] - works well

[name]Rhea[/name] - makes me think of a big bird

[name]Rose[/name] - very pretty and nice with the other names

[name]Annabelle[/name]-hubby likes as middle - I think it might be better there, too.

[name]Ada[/name] - nice but again I think [name]Adeline[/name] is the best fit from this family.

[name]Mira[/name] - feels a little insubstantial.

[name]Keely[/name] - very different in feel from most.

[name]Wren[/name] - ditto [name]Keely[/name]

[name]Elle[/name] - I think it’d be better to do [name]Elodie[/name] or [name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Elle[/name]

[name]Maren[/name] - works pretty well

[name]Elora[/name] - [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Elodie[/name] are better [name]El[/name] names for the brothers

[name]Georgia[/name] - works pretty well

And Hubby’s favorites
[name]Bree[/name] - too nicknamey
[name]Tierney[/name]-I like it but too close to tyranny - I agree
[name]August[/name]-I actually have warmed up to this quite a bit - feels very boyish, [name]Augusta[/name] could work
[name]Brittany[/name] - past its prime
[name]Jacey[/name] - ditto [name]Brittany[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name]-This is ok with [name]Fina[/name] as a nn - Very nice!

I’m going off of your lists to find names similar to your tastes:
[name]Danica[/name] nn [name]Dani[/name]/[name]Nica[/name]/[name]Nikki[/name]
[name]Annora[/name] nn [name]Annie[/name]/[name]Anna[/name]/[name]Nora[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] nn [name]Maddie[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] nn [name]Carly[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name] nn [name]Rose[/name]/[name]Rosie[/name]
[name]Eliana[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name]/[name]Ella[/name]/[name]Ana[/name]
[name]Brynn[/name] - as a mn
[name]Britt[/name] - as a mn
[name]Bree[/name] would be a good middle name. [name]Annika[/name] [name]Bree[/name] for example.

[name]Alice[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Delilah[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Iris[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Ruby[/name] come to mind :slight_smile:

Imagining a little girl with a brother named [name]Seth[/name], I like these:


Thanks for your input! My main problem is that the ONLY names from my list that my husband will even consider from my list are [name]Annika[/name], [name]Hattie[/name] and [name]Adeline[/name]. So together our list would be [name]Hattie[/name], [name]Annika[/name], [name]Adeline[/name], [name]Josephine[/name] and [name]August[/name]. I’m really looking for some names that my husband will possibly like. I had him look through the top 1000 (YES 1000) girls’ names and the ones on his list are the only ones he likes. And he changes his mind about names ALL THE TIME and I’m worried that we will be pregnant with a girl and he will decide last minute that he only likes one name and I will be stuck. Anyone who can come up with a name he likes should have a holiday named after them. :wink:

[name]Sosha[/name] (soh-sha)