Vintage Girl Name Debacle

My husband and I were recently surprised to learn that we are expecting another baby. We don’t know if we are having a boy or a girl yet but, are completely stuck on a name for a girl. If this baby is a boy his name will be [name_m]Rupert[/name_m].

I have three children from a previous marriage:

  • [name_f]Frances[/name_f] ([name_u]Frankie[/name_u])
  • [name_m]Walter[/name_m] ([name_m]Walt[/name_m])
  • Margaret ([name_f]Margot[/name_f])

My husband has two children from a previous marriage:

  • [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lucille[/name_f] ([name_f]Lulu[/name_f])

Together we have:

  • [name_f]Edith[/name_f] ([name_f]Edie[/name_f])
  • [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f])
  • [name_m]Ernest[/name_m] ([name_m]Ernie[/name_m])

Our children from previous marriages are significantly older either in college or about to be but, we would still like to chose a name that pairs nicely with all of our children’s names. We both have an affinity for vintage names. I prefer to err on the side of dusty as opposed to cutesy but, love nicknames. My husband also likes somewhat clunky offbeat vintage names but, tends to like more whimsical names than I do.

Our short list includes:
[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Hattie[/name_f]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] nn: [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]Josie[/name_u]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Flossie[/name_f], [name_f]Flo[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Bea[/name_f], [name_f]Birdie[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] nn: Slyvie
[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Aggie[/name_f]

What would you name a little sister to our children?

[name_f]Judith[/name_f] is the first name that comes to mind to go with your other children, but I think [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] and [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] off of your list work the best.

I like [name_f]Florence[/name_f] and [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] best. I would avoid another E name or [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] would become an oddball against 3 E’s that you have together.

[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] or [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] :slight_smile:

I love these with your sibset

[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]*nn: Slyvie

Other ideas:

[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] “[name_f]Etta[/name_f]” “[name_f]Birdie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f] “[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]”
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] “[name_f]Gwen[/name_f]” “[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]” “[name_f]Vera[/name_f]”

I really like [name_f]Harriet[/name_f], [name_f]Esther[/name_f] and [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] with your other kids!

What about [name_f]Millicent[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Millie[/name_f])?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

It’s not often that you have a blended family who’s sibling names all match style so well!

Here are my thoughts on your short list:

[name_f]Harriet[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Hattie[/name_f]-[name_m]Just[/name_m] perfect.

[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] nn: [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_u]Josie[/name_u]-I love [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], but just don’t care for the nns. I do like [name_f]Posy[/name_f], however. [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] is a tad stuff with your crew though.

[name_f]Ida[/name_f]-This is not my personal favorite, but it’s fine & goes great with your other kids’ names.

[name_f]Esther[/name_f]-I like it. The nns [name_f]Essie[/name_f] or [name_f]Tess[/name_f] are sweet. You already have a lot of ‘E’ kids though.

[name_f]Florence[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Flossie[/name_f], [name_f]Flo[/name_f]-I prefer [name_f]Flora[/name_f], but this isn’t bad. [name_f]Flo[/name_f] is not that pretty, but [name_f]Flossie[/name_f] is sort of cute.

[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Bea[/name_f], [name_f]Birdie[/name_f]-Super sweet! I’ve never heard [name_f]Birdie[/name_f] as a nn for [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], but it’s fun. I like [name_f]Bess[/name_f] & [name_f]Bette[/name_f] as well.

[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] nn: Slyvie-This is beautiful. Maybe a little softer than the rest of your daughters.

[name_f]Agnes[/name_f] nn: [name_f]Aggie[/name_f]-This is almost too old lady clunky for me.


[name_f]Bernadette[/name_f] nn [name_f]Bette[/name_f] or [name_f]Nettie[/name_f]

[name_f]Cornelia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Cora[/name_f] or [name_f]Nellie[/name_f]

[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] nn [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] or [name_f]Dora[/name_f]

[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] nn [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] or [name_f]Dora[/name_f] or [name_f]Thea[/name_f]

[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Gigi[/name_f] or [name_u]Georgie[/name_u]

[name_f]Georgina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Gigi[/name_f] or [name_u]Georgie[/name_u]

[name_f]Imogen[/name_f] nn [name_f]Imee[/name_f] or [name_f]Ginny[/name_f] or Idgie

[name_u]June[/name_u] nn [name_f]Junie[/name_f]


[name_f]Maude[/name_f] nn [name_f]Maudie[/name_f]

[name_f]Olive[/name_f] nn [name_f]Livy[/name_f]

[name_f]Ruth[/name_f] nn [name_f]Ruthie[/name_f]

[name_f]Theodora[/name_f] nn [name_f]Thea[/name_f] or [name_f]Dora[/name_f]

[name_f]Virginia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Ginny[/name_f]

[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] nn [name_f]Willa[/name_f] or [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] or [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] or [name_f]Mina[/name_f] or Wimsy

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Primrose[/name_f] - [name_f]Posy[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f], Prim, [name_m]Pim[/name_m], [name_m]Pip[/name_m]
[name_f]Prudence[/name_f] - [name_f]Prudy[/name_f], [name_f]Prue[/name_f]
[name_f]Temperance[/name_f] - [name_f]Tempe[/name_f], [name_f]Tippy[/name_f], [name_u]Penny[/name_u], [name_m]Pip[/name_m], [name_m]Pippin[/name_m]
Tuppence -[name_f]Tippy[/name_f], [name_m]Pip[/name_m], [name_m]Pippin[/name_m], Tess, Tenny, Tessie, Tessa
[name_f]Thomasin[/name_f] - [name_f]Tommi[/name_f], Taisy, [name_f]Tansy[/name_f], [name_f]Tess[/name_f]
[name_f]Maude[/name_f] - [name_f]Maudie[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] - [name_f]Junie[/name_f], [name_f]Juno[/name_f], [name_u]June[/name_u]
[name_f]Mathilde[/name_f] - [name_u]Matty[/name_u], [name_f]Tilly[/name_f], [name_f]Tilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Millicent[/name_f] - [name_f]Milly[/name_f], [name_f]Missy[/name_f], Milla, Menna, Minna
[name_f]Patience[/name_f] - [name_f]Patty[/name_f], [name_u]Patsy[/name_u], [name_u]Penny[/name_u]
[name_f]Georgette[/name_f] - [name_u]Georgie[/name_u], [name_f]Gigi[/name_f]
[name_f]Adelaide[/name_f] - [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], Aled
[name_f]Hermione[/name_f] - [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], [name_f]Mina[/name_f], Noni
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] - [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], [name_f]Mim[/name_f]
[name_f]Leontine[/name_f] - [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Letty[/name_f], [name_f]Lottie[/name_f]
Albertine- Alby, Birdie, Berry, Betty, Betsy, Bette, Abby
Ambrosine - Ammy, Amma, Rosie, Amsie, Ambie, Rose, Bessie, Bess, Bobbie, Abby

eta I deleted Penny as nn for Tuppence - hilarious I didn’t think at first!!

I’m absolutely in love with your short list. My favorite is [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f], but I also adore [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] and [name_f]Agnes[/name_f].