Want a unique but pretty name

So basically the only names that my husband and I can agree on for a girl are [name]Ellery[/name] and [name]Evelyn[/name]. I know [name]Evelyn[/name] is becoming a lot more popular so im worried about that one, but is [name]Ellery[/name] too wierd. I like [name]Paris[/name] for the middle name which is my maiden name. Thoughts?

I prefer [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Paris[/name]- very beautiful, I really don’t like [name]Ellery[/name] but I do like [name]Ellen[/name] [name]Paris[/name].


[name]Hi[/name]! I prefer [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Paris[/name], too. I don’t think that [name]Ellery[/name] is weird, but because unisex names aren’t my thing, [name]Evelyn[/name] is just more my style. :slight_smile:

If you’re concerned about [name]Evelyn[/name]'s popularity (it’s #54), you may also like [name]Evangeline[/name] or [name]Genevieve[/name], nn [name]Evie[/name], and if you’re uncomfortable with [name]Ellery[/name], you may also like [name]Emery[/name].

If neither [name]Evelyn[/name] or [name]Ellery[/name] is right for you, you may also like:

Names like [name]Evelyn[/name]:

[name]Amelia[/name] (popular, though)
[name]Genevieve[/name] (French theme with [name]Paris[/name] in the middle, though)
[name]Helena[/name] (mythology link with [name]Helen[/name] and [name]Paris[/name], though…)

Names you may like, but that don’t flow well with [name]Paris[/name] to me (in case you go with a different middle):

[name]Daphne[/name] (then again, I guess [name]Daphne[/name] [name]Paris[/name] could work…)
[name]Eleanor[/name] (ditto…)
[name]Felicity[/name] (ditto)
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Nell[/name] or [name]Poppy[/name])

Names like [name]Ellery[/name]:

[name]Romilly[/name] (nn [name]Romy[/name] or [name]Millie[/name]…then again, [name]Romilly[/name] is a French surname and place name, so I personally wouldn’t use it [name]Paris[/name]…)

More, but to me, they don’t sound very good with [name]Paris[/name]…In case you go with a different middle:


You may also like [name]Mallory[/name] (not the best meaning, though), which is close to [name]Ellery[/name]'s sound.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I think [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Paris[/name] is a beautiful name, well worthy of being used.

I think [name]Evelyn[/name] has a charm of its own that defies trends and that while it may be on the rise now it will never be considered a trendy name.

I like [name]Ellery[/name]. I used to know a cute little girl named [name]Ellery[/name] and I thought the name suited her.

[name]Love[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name]

I just love [name]Evelyn[/name]…it is my grandmother’s middle name and it has always had a high ranking on my name list. I wouldn’t say [name]Ellery[/name] is weird but it is just not my taste. Other names I like are [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name] and [name]Elyse[/name]…although I think they may have been mentioned by previous posters.

Sorry I missed the fact that [name]Paris[/name] is your maiden name…I hope I didn’t offend as that was not my intention. I think in your case it would work with it being your family name! :slight_smile:

[name]Even[/name] though I’m not usually a unisex name lover, [name]Ellery[/name] is one of the very few exceptions. So, I think [name]Ellery[/name] is a great choice.

However, I also like the name [name]Evelyn[/name].

I think either works with your maiden name [name]Paris[/name].

I agree, I don’t think [name]Evelyn[/name] will ever be considered trendy. It sounds like a restored old fashioned name to me, giving a fresh vintage feel.

Yes, [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Paris[/name] is beautiful and classic. That’s my vote!

I agree, I don’t think [name]Evelyn[/name] will ever be considered trendy. It sounds like a restored old fashioned name to me, giving a fresh vintage feel.[/quote]

Ditto! :slight_smile:

ellery is NOT weird. I know 3 toddlers with the name ellery shortened to elle, which of course is super popular. I would not use either name as evie and elle are just too popular.

I find [name]Evelyn[/name] to be a very attractive name, and only for a girl, but I am put off by the fact that [name]Evelyn[/name] was once male, and it was the original gender which the name was bestowed upon.
[name]Ellery[/name] I dislike. It seems like it could easily become one of the trends, with the ‘Y’s’ that so many seem to throw into their names ([name]Addisyn[/name], [name]Madelyn[/name], and so on).
If I had to choose, I’d go with [name]Evelyn[/name]. No offense intended, but I prefer [name]Paris[/name] for a boy. (:

Other suggestions:
Hecate (pron. HEK-a-tee.)
[name]Madeleine[/name] (pron. Mad-a-lyn.)
Merrick (yes, for a girl.)
[name]Marilyn[/name] (I do like it for a boy, however.)

Combo suggestions:
Crina [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Miriam[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Marta[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Enola[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Verona[/name] [name]Paris[/name] (a little too much city, though.)
Athenodora [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Briony[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Jules[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
Tethys [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Lucy[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Guadelupe[/name]/[name]Guadalupe[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Agatha[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Gretchen[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Dorothea[/name] [name]Paris[/name]/ [name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Adele[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Clementine[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
Thoosa [name]Paris[/name]
Flordeperla [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] [name]Paris[/name]
[name]Mona[/name] [name]Paris[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] I could help. :smiley: