We are expecting baby girl #4 in a few months, and have boxed ourselves into a “trap” with our other girls’ names. We are also open to suggestions if you have any!
Our girls are:
We hadn’t ever thought we’d be blessed with a fourth child, let alone a fourth daughter, so we had orignially thought we’d only have [name]Gemma[/name] and [name]Zara[/name]. When we found out we were having baby [name]Isla[/name], we thought, well, since we have TWO with -a ending names, we’d find a third -a ending name. We [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Isla[/name]'s name, and settled on it the moment we thought of it. Easy as pie.
So, fast forward to now. We just found out we have a fourth girl on the way, and we feel “boxed in” to pick another -a ending name to match the sibset we already have created. I am kicking myself over what to do. And we [name]MAY[/name] not be through having children, and it seems we are good at getting baby girls, lol. So, this baby’s name may also have future implications on any siblings yet to come.
We don’t feel like we HAVE to do an -a ending name for #4, but are also leaning a little bit towards it for the sake of continuity.
We like names that are offbeat. [name]Gemma[/name] was born in '03, when the name [name]Gemma[/name] was still pretty much not commonly used, [name]Zara[/name] was born in '05 and I named her partly after the apparel store in [name]Paris[/name] (before it decided to come to the United States!!!) and partly for [name]Zara[/name] [name]Phillips[/name] the British royal cousin, and [name]Isla[/name], born in '08, was named after I heard it from the actress [name]Isla[/name] [name]Fisher[/name].
We could never imagine ourselves naming a child off the top 100 list, and prefer an avant-garde name that is a REAL name, has a bit of Euro-sensibility to it (to match our other kids), or at least has an offbeat enough sensibility to it that we aren’t going to find another child with our child’s name unless we search very hard. It has to be a real name, as we don’t like made up or currently new names (like [name]Jaden[/name], [name]Caden[/name], etc.) We are fine with common middle names.
Our top picks so far are:
Allifair [name]Grace[/name] ([name]Al[/name]-uh-fair)
[name]Roxana[/name] [name]Grace[/name] (Rocks-awn-uh)
[name]Philippa[/name] [name]Grace[/name] (to be called [name]Pippa[/name])
[name]Tamsin[/name] [name]Grace[/name] ([name]Tam[/name]-zin)
I am not nuts about [name]Grace[/name], but it means a lot to DH because it is a family name, so I am willingly giving the concession to [name]Grace[/name]. It is pretty generic and goes with a lot of things.
Can you tell me what you think of each of our names? Would it be weird to have a non-“A” ending name for a fourth child? Would it lend itself towards a fifth daughter having a non"A" ending name? Would it be “off” to name a fifth daughter an “A” ending name if the fourth did NOT have an “A” ending name?
We are open to suggestions that would go with [name]Gemma[/name], [name]Zara[/name], & [name]Isla[/name], as well…