We finally chose "Winter" for our daughter's name - suggestions needed for MN!

After lots of wrangling, my husband and I have finally found a name for our little girl that works for both my unusual and his conservative name sensibilities - [name]Winter[/name]!

And best of all, it was his suggestion - we spoke about how this will be a big winter for us, and he joked that we should call bubby [name]Winter[/name], after the Stark family motto in the Game of Thrones books. I told him I actually really liked it, he thought some more and just like that we have a name! I thought this would NEVER happen - such a relief! And of course it helps that she will be born during our Australian winter.

Now for a middle name - we would appreciate some suggestions/ideas.

Her full name will be [name]Winter[/name] ________ [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name], so we are thinking three or four syllables is best - this is the criteria we are strongest on, although I do like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] and [name]Winter[/name] [name]Inez[/name].

Probably, though not definitely, we would choose something that doesn’t have an “a” sound for the final syllable eg [name]Winter[/name] [name]Miranda[/name].

Also we would most likely want to avoid something that makes a wintery phrase eg [name]Winter[/name] [name]Rose[/name], although I do quite like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name], so not very consistent with either of these last two requirements!

Ideas so far include:

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name] ([name]Marguerite[/name] is my mother’s middle name)
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Aurora[/name] (phrasey AND an A ending! But I love the nn [name]Rory[/name])
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Eulalie[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Mirabel[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] (double rule-breaker with this one! But I think it works. )
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Francesca[/name] (another rule violator, but I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Francesca[/name])
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Mimosa[/name] (oops!)

It’s incredible how fun the hunt for a middle name feels, compared to how fraught finding a first name felt!

Thanks for all your help!

I should add: please feel free to offer suggestions that you think are lovely but don’t meet our ‘criteria’ - I’m keeping an open mind and am keen to hear any names people think make a beautiful combination with [name]Winter[/name].

I like the name [name]Winter[/name] and [name]Winter[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name] is my favorite! You actually have great combos in my opinion.

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Estella[/name] would be very pretty too.
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Cerise[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
(breaks the rules, but I love that soft C beside [name]Winter[/name])

Hurray for another Aussie here on nameberry. I like [name]Winter[/name] and the nn of [name]Win[/name]. However, can I say it is an unusual choice for an Aussie with our long hot, sunny summers and lots of sun even in [name]Winter[/name].

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] would be my pick though, and as you can guess by now I would flip it around to [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Winter[/name].

good luck


[name]Love[/name] [name]Winter[/name]! My favorites are:

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Elise[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Eden[/name] (kind of a rule breaker though :D)

I like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Mirabel[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Francesca[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Winter[/name] [name]Francesca[/name].
Some other ideas:
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Lorelei[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Eloise[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Ariel[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Emily[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Bryony[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Bellamy[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Luisa[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Luisa[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Adelaide[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Meredith[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Coralie[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Augusta[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Annabelle[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Leonie[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name]

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Magdalene[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Everly[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Paloma[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Faye[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Simone[/name] (love!)

I absolutely love [name]Winter[/name]! Such a pretty name. I really like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Winter[/name] [name]Mirabel[/name] (although I prefer the [name]Mirabelle[/name] spelling), [name]Winter[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name], and [name]Winter[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]! Is there a reason you’re trying to avoid the MN ending in an “A”?

I really love the combo [name]Winter[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]–perhaps that might interest you? I think [name]Winter[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name] sounds wonderful!

A few other ideas:

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Aveline[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Nadia[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Serena[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Winter[/name] is so pretty and I love Game of Thrones!
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] is lovely. I adore [name]Magnolia[/name] too, but maybe not with [name]Winter[/name]…
[name]Marguerite[/name] is variety of daisy, so it is rule breaker too.
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Imogen[/name] sounds like a beautiful maiden from ancient times - very pretty!
Some names you might like:
[name]Arya[/name] (since you like Game of Thrones)
[name]Nerys[/name] (the end of Daenerys, it means lady)
[name]Fay[/name]/[name]Faye[/name] (my personal favorite mn, fay means fairy)
Best of luck! [name]Winter[/name] is coming! :slight_smile:

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Irene[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Roxanne[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Colleen[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Jocelyn[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Calandra[/name]

Yes, it’s because here in Australia lots of people would pronounce [name]Winter[/name] as “Winta”, so it almost gives the effect of two names ending in an A sound.

I like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Aveline[/name]!

Rollo, I love Genevieve too, but the inevitable nickname of Jen or Jenni really put me off it…

Oooh, one for the list there, r_j. Thanks!

I like your first 3 ideas best:
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]

My favorite of the three is [name]Winter[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name] (esp after your explanation of Winta). I like [name]Marguerite[/name] especially because it’s your mother’s middle name. I like it when there’s a family connection.

I like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Celeste[/name] too -as a pp mentioned.

Here are some more suggestions:
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Adelaide[/name] (although that wouldn’t really work if you’re in S.A.)
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Adeline[/name] (instead of [name]Adelaide[/name] :slight_smile: )
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Kathryn[/name] (I know it’s 2 syllables, but I think it looks & sounds classy)
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name] (isn’t that pretty -I don’t know if I’d be able t actually use it though, unless it were a family name)

Have fun with the mn!

I’m in love with [name]Rosalind[/name], but you have many beautiful options to pick from!

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Eve[/name] :wink:

If it is still a contender think about the nn of [name]Viv[/name] or [name]Viv[/name] or [name]Eve[/name], [name]Evie[/name]

[name]How[/name] did I not even think of that?! lol. I’m glad you liked [name]Winter[/name] [name]Aveline[/name]–it was one of my favorite suggestions! I think [name]Winter[/name] [name]Aveline[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] [name]King[/name] is really sweet, and the nns [name]Winnie[/name], [name]Ava[/name], [name]Avie[/name], [name]Lina[/name], etc., are really cute, too.

I really like:

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Lorelei[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Aveline[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Bernadette[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Emmaline[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Violet[/name], and [name]Winter[/name] [name]Meredith[/name] popped into my head.

I like [name]Winter[/name] [name]Aurore[/name] as well, instead of [name]Aurora[/name] so you don’t have that A ending.
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Francesca[/name] as well.

[name]Winter[/name] [name]Aurelie[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Jasmine[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Coraline[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Noelle[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Nichole[/name]/[name]Nicole[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Nicolette[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Colleen[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] Margeaux
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Devereaux[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Dominique[/name]
[name]Winter[/name] [name]Gabrielle[/name]