WDYT of Tulip and other girls names

I’m due in [name_u]November[/name_u] and trying to figure out girl’s names. Right now we are leaning towards [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]. But I keep coming back to the name [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]. It’s my favorite flower and I just feel like it’s a happy name. Am I crazy?

Our full list:

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] nn [name_f]May[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]

Middles (all are family names):

I’m thinking…

[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]
[name_f]Tulip[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f]

Thoughts and/or other suggestions are welcome!

[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] is gorgeous! I don’t care much for [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] (I just can’t get past the “lip” part). I LOVE the name [name_u]June[/name_u] and have [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] on my list! I actually really like the name [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] for you! It has the same cheery vibe as [name_f]Tulip[/name_f], with the wonderful nn [name_f]Goldie[/name_f]! (Or [name_f]Mary[/name_f], I suppose!)


I’m with @MG1257: the ‘lip’ part is tough to overlook. However, I could see it working as a middle name. [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] is lovely, but would you consider [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]? If not, [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] would make a perfect sister name for [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f]!


[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

Here are my thoughts on your list:

Our full list:

[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]-This is just lovely. It’s simple & well known yet not over done. It has a sweet feeling, but also a little bit of flair. It has tons of great nn options too ([name_f]Sadie[/name_f], [name_f]Sally[/name_f], [name_f]Susie[/name_f], [name_f]Zuzu[/name_f], [name_u]Scout[/name_u], [name_f]Annie[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f]). I really really love [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]. [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] is nice too, but [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] is just perfect.

[name_f]Tulip[/name_f]-[name_f]Tulip[/name_f] is certainly different without being completely bonkers made up. Lots of flower names are acceptable names, so there’s no reason that this shouldn’t be. It’s not my personal style. I think that I’m just not used to it. I love [name_f]Daisy[/name_f] & [name_f]Violet[/name_f] & also really like [name_f]Azalea[/name_f], [name_u]Indigo[/name_u], [name_f]Clover[/name_f] etc. [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] is nice. I kind of like [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] more, because it has a fairy-like quality.

[name_u]June[/name_u]-This is quite nice. Smart, simple, not too popular, grows up well & has the adorable nn of [name_f]Junie[/name_f]. [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] would be my vote.

[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] nn [name_f]May[/name_f]-This is nice. I don’t super love [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], but I have no good reason not to. It’s a good name. I like the nn [name_f]May[/name_f]. Or really just [name_f]May[/name_f] on its own. [name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] or [name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] is gorgeous.

[name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]-This is really nice too! [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] is smart & classic. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] is super cute & spunky. [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] gets my vote.

Would you be interested in using any of your family names as fns & [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] as a mn? It’s just an idea. They all actually sound really nice w/[name_f]Tulip[/name_f] in the mn spot. I like [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] nn [name_u]Kit[/name_u] or [name_f]Kitty[/name_f]! Or [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] nn [name_f]Elsie[/name_f], [name_f]Bess[/name_f] or [name_f]Tess[/name_f].

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


Same here, girl! That’s exactly how I feel. I love it as a first, but I also love @elanorelle’s suggestion of [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]. [name_f]My[/name_f] second favorite name from your list is [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] and I think that pairs nicely.

I love love love [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]! [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] is not my favorite, but would be a cute middle. [name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_f]Tula[/name_f] or [name_f]Tulia[/name_f]?

Yes! I’d be 100% in for [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] too.

I do love [name_f]Susannah[/name_f], and it would give her so many lovely options ([name_u]Sunny[/name_u], [name_f]Suki[/name_f], [name_f]Susie[/name_f], [name_f]Sanna[/name_f], etc.) It’s seriously underused but also super classic, strong, feminine and beautiful.

But if [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]’s the one that truly makes your heart sing, use it! [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] or [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] would be fabulous.

[name_f]Tulip[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] is so sweet! I love it!

[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] would be brilliant if your open to it!
I also really like [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] and perhaps [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] [name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] :slight_smile: [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] would also be sweet

Of course, after posting this my husband tells me he actually doesn’t like [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]. His exact words “why not name it [name_u]Baby[/name_u]’s Breath Y---- then?” Very helpful, dear!!

I love all of the variations and suggestions here. [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] seems like the winner, but my husband gets the last name, so I’m not sure it’s fair that he also gets the middle as a nod to his family. [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] is very important on my side. [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] is also a family name for me.

I feel like [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] Y---- is too long but it checks all the boxes. I’m not due til [name_u]November[/name_u], so I’m sure I will be overthinking it until then. [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] or [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] are also great suggestions! Thank you, berries! Y’all are the best.

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[name_f]My[/name_f] vote goes to [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] (or [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] if you’re husband were to allow it!). I can’t say I’m a fan of [name_f]Susannah[/name_f] whereas [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] is one of my favourites. [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f] is just gorgeous the more I think about it. I also absolutely adore [name_u]June[/name_u] [name_f]Abigail[/name_f]! [name_u]June[/name_u] is my daughter’s middle name :slight_smile: I would have considered it in the first position if my partner had liked it more!

[name_f]Tulip[/name_f] isn’t my fave for no particular reason except that it doesn’t really have good nicknames? I think it would make a good middle name.
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
[name_f]Abigail[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] [name_f]Faye[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]

We just found out that we are having a boy, so all these wonderful ideas will have to wait for [name_u]Baby[/name_u] #2.

We are naming him [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u] nn [name_u]Teddy[/name_u]. Very excited for my teddy bear to arrive this fall!


Congratulations! [name_u]Teddy[/name_u] is so adorable and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is very handsome!