We have a list but can't decide...

So far my husband and I have come up with a list (and it seems to keep growing). Our little girl will have the middle name [name]Marie[/name] but the first name is an issue. So far we have:

What do you think? (other suggestions are welcome :o))

Hey there!

[name]Claire[/name] - simple and classic, but a little plain for me.
[name]Kaitlin[/name] - hate this spelling, much prefer [name]Caitlin[/name], the proper spelling. Also this name is ridiculously popular, especially with girls (at least in my area) of 15-22. I don’t know if it’s popularity deters you, but it certainly would me.
[name]Grace[/name] - Pretty, classic, but again, a little boring. Also, very popular for the middle spot.
[name]Madeline[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name] a lot, not so keen on [name]Madeline[/name]. Also, excrutiatingly popular…
[name]Julia[/name] - lovely
[name]Mia[/name] - nice, but again, very popular.
[name]Layla[/name] - eh, it’s okay.

This list is nice but most of the names are really, really popular. There are pros to this obviously but also a lot of cons. If the popularity doesn’t bother you, then it doesn’t really matter.

Other names you may like:

With the middle name [name]Marie[/name], I like:

[name]Caitlin[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Julia[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Layla[/name] [name]Marie[/name]

[name]Madeline[/name] or [name]Julia[/name] would be my top picks from your choices.

[name]Claire[/name]: I think [name]Claire[/name] is such a pretty, classic name…

[name]Kaitlin[/name]:It’s really dated and popular to me… also, this spelling is made-up, use [name]Caitlin[/name] if any

[name]Grace[/name]: It’s become kind of boring to me, due to its popularity as a middle name

[name]Madeline[/name]: See [name]Grace[/name], but as a first name. I prefer the spelling [name]Madeleine[/name].

[name]Julia[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Julia[/name]! It’s one of my favorites!

[name]Mia[/name]: Too popular, not to mention insubstantial… what about [name]Amelia[/name], nicknamed [name]Mia[/name]?

[name]Layla[/name]: I much prefer the spelling [name]Leila[/name].

I really love both [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Julia[/name]. You can’t go wrong with either of those.


I’d choose [name]Julia[/name].

We liked [name]Piper[/name], but our last name starts with an S and her initials would be PMS…sooo I decided not to go there…heh
thanks for the help so far!

With the middle name being set on [name]Marie[/name] I would go with either

[name]Kaitlin[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (prefer [name]Caitlin[/name] [name]Marie[/name])
[name]Julia[/name] [name]Marie[/name]

good luck (:

[name]Layla[/name] [name]Marie[/name] is the best

[name]Claire[/name] – [name]Claire[/name] is beautiful, perhaps a bit common. I really do like it, however! It’s better than [name]Ava[/name], by far. You might also like [name]Clio[/name]/[name]Cleo[/name]!
[name]Kaitlin[/name] – I’m sorry, but it’s so popular and the ‘K’s’ seem quite trendy at the moment. :confused:
[name]Grace[/name] – Seems quite usual to me as well, especially as a middle name. So [name]Grace[/name] [name]Marie[/name] might sound pretty, but… eh.
[name]Madeline[/name] – I don’t find [name]Madeline[/name] very attractive. The only reason I like it a small bit is because of [name]Edgar[/name] [name]Allan[/name] [name]Poe[/name]'s The Fall of the House of [name]Usher[/name], where the girl is named [name]Madeline[/name] [name]Usher[/name]. What about [name]Madeleine[/name]? (:
[name]Julia[/name] – [name]Julia[/name]'s okay. I’m not a big fan of it, though.
[name]Mia[/name] – Seems quite popular to me.
[name]Layla[/name] – I don’t find [name]Layla[/name] very attractive. If you don’t mind… – if you do, I apologize.

[name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Marie[/name]/ [name]Juliette[/name]
Lirit [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Clio[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Katharine[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Greta[/name] [name]Marie[/name]/ [name]Gretchen[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Greet[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Malina[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Magdalen[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
Ghislain/e [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Maidel[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Madelaine[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Malena[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Magdalene[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Guadalupe[/name] [name]Marie[/name] (possibly “[name]Lupe[/name]”?)

[name]Hope[/name] I could help! (:

From your list, I love [name]Julia[/name], and I really like [name]Madeline[/name], [name]Claire[/name], and [name]Grace[/name]. :slight_smile:

Some more you may like:

[name]Amelia[/name] (nn [name]Mia[/name])
[name]Adeline[/name] (less popular than [name]Madeline[/name] and the various trendy spellings)
[name]Cora[/name] (but [name]Cora[/name] and [name]Clara[/name] aren’t the best with [name]Marie[/name]…)
[name]Genevieve[/name] (nn [name]Evie[/name]…not the best with [name]Marie[/name], though)
[name]Lila[/name] (I love the longer names with [name]Marie[/name], though…)

If you’d like something with a modern feel and [name]Caitlin[/name]'s N ending, you may also like [name]Jillian[/name].

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I really like [name]Julia[/name] [name]Marie[/name]!

My top two choices would be [name]Claire[/name] [name]Marie[/name] or [name]Julia[/name] [name]Marie[/name]! I really like [name]Clara[/name] and [name]Clarice[/name] too but now that I look at [name]Claire[/name] [name]Marie[/name] writtin out it is really popping out at me as a perfect name!