Why are girl names so much harder than boy names???

I have boy names narrowed down to 2 or 3 top straightforward choices and I love them all. Easy.
However, for girl names there are too many choices it is overwhelming. [name]Don[/name]'t know whether to go classic or feminine or unisex.
Our last name is Zoellner(pronounced [name]Zell[/name]-ner).
Any of these jump out at anyone???

[name]Natalie[/name]( would love to use the nn [name]Nate[/name])

I like



I like your list of names. I can tell that you like unisex names like me.

The ones I like the most with your last name are -

[name]Charleigh[/name] but I like the spelling [name]Charlie[/name] or [name]Charli[/name] better. [name]How[/name] about [name]Charlize[/name]?

From your list, I love [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name], [name]Scarlett[/name], [name]Katharine[/name], [name]Calla[/name], and [name]Daphne[/name].

(I see that you’re considering [name]Calla[/name] [name]Fiona[/name], and just want to mention that [name]Calla[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] sounds a lot like [name]California[/name].)

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

OOOOoo! You’re right - it does sound like [name]California[/name]! Darn.

Some names you may like with [name]Calla[/name]:

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name] (although [name]Calla[/name] [name]Rose[/name] sounds a bit like calories to me) :slight_smile:
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]

Names that remind me of [name]Seraphina[/name]:

[name]Cordelia[/name] (nn [name]Cora[/name])
[name]Corinna[/name] (nn [name]Cora[/name])

Best wishes! :slight_smile:

My fave is [name]Jill[/name]'s idea of [name]Calla[/name] [name]Juliet[/name].

I love [name]Calla[/name] as a nn for [name]Caroline[/name], but that’s just me. I’m a nut for [name]Caroline[/name]. I also love the nn [name]Callie[/name] and the full name [name]Calandra[/name], [name]Calandra[/name] [name]Jane[/name] nn [name]Calla[/name] or [name]Callie[/name]. [name]Calandra[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] is lovely, too. Wow, I love [name]Calandra[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] so much more than [name]Calandra[/name] [name]Jane[/name]!

Girls’ names are harder for me, too! Boys’ names are easy: [name]Thomas[/name], for one, is fabulous!

[name]Love[/name] this site!

[name]Calla[/name] is really growing on me, because I don’t know any [name]Calla[/name]'s so it is fresh for me.
And because it would fit in with the [name]Kaylee[/name]'s and [name]Kayla[/name]'s of the world but it is authentic flower name, not a made up name. I like the femininity and simplicity of it.
My middle name is [name]Christina[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Calla[/name] [name]Christina[/name] sounds good? Or with a variation spelling like [name]Calla[/name] [name]Cristiona[/name](then I get my O fix since [name]Fiona[/name] doesn’t go with [name]Calla[/name]). Lots of great nn potential here too…[name]Cal[/name], CC, etc.

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Cristiona[/name] Zoellner
What do you think?

Oh, also…
[name]Do[/name] you think [name]Calla[/name] is at risk of becoming more popular soon?

Considering [name]Calla[/name] isn’t even in the top 1000, I don’t think there’s reason to be worried at all about it becoming too popular. I don’t love [name]Calla[/name] [name]Christiona[/name], mostly because I don’t care for the two C initials in addition to each name ending in A. The idea of having a long mn is nice, though.

[name]Jill[/name], I love most of your suggestions for names like [name]Seraphina[/name]. They’re so pretty!

I like [name]Rachel[/name], [name]Callie[/name] and [name]Peyton[/name]

I like unisex names too! [name]Even[/name] though I like some of the very feminine girls’ names, I prefer a lot of unisex names to other contenders.

Out of your list I like:


[name]Even[/name] though I’ve never really thought of [name]Blake[/name] as a girl’s name, I think I like it!

[name]Blake[/name] [name]Noelle[/name]
[name]Natalie[/name] [name]Blake[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Blake[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Blake[/name]

I really like [name]Noelle[/name], but would be worried about the zell-ner and the no-elle sounds.

A few more combos using these:

[name]Natalie[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]–love [name]Larkin[/name]!
[name]Calla[/name] [name]Bryn[/name]
[name]Peyton[/name] [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Abby[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]

I agree with you one hundred percent. Girls names are SO much harder for me too. Not only are the options so unlimited, my impressions of personality are stronger for them and there are very few I actually love.

My own personal favorites from the list are [name]Calla[/name], [name]Avery[/name], [name]Quinn[/name], [name]Lark[/name], and [name]Katharine[/name].

I really like the sound of [name]Natalie[/name], [name]Rachel[/name], [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] and [name]Quinn[/name] with your last name. It ‘rings’ right, if you know what I mean.

Similarly, I wonder about: [name]Zoe[/name] (some alliterations work but this seems off somehow) [name]Noelle[/name] (far too similar in sound too your last name for my comfort) and Cairistiona (Wonder if it isn’t too long for your lastname)

The ones that really popped out to me were:


I think [name]Zoe[/name] sounded ADORABLE with your last name. :slight_smile:

[name]Even[/name] before reading the responses, [name]Calla[/name] was the name that jumped out at me as my favorite.

The only other name that jumped out was in a negative way - Keirnan sounded like a mix up between [name]Keira[/name] and [name]Tiernan[/name]. [name]Even[/name] if you wanted to use the masculine form of [name]Keira[/name] for a girl, than name would be [name]Keiran[/name], not Keirnan. I actually fell in love with the name [name]Keiran[/name] for a girl thinking it was an Irish form of [name]Karen[/name], then found out it was masculine for [name]Keira[/name]. (Dammit)

Some of the great suggestions you all have given me have lead me to these top choices…

[name]Calla[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] Zoellner( a lot of people have responded favorably to [name]Calla[/name]!)
[name]Natalie[/name] [name]Raquel[/name] Zoellner
[name]Natalie[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] Zoellner
[name]Larkin[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] Zoellner
[name]Abby[/name] [name]Quinn[/name] Zoellner
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] Zoellner

or how about [name]Calla[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] Zoellner? [name]Just[/name] kidding

Any faves among you??

I just noticed above that I seem to be drawing myself away from all my initial unisex choices as I am becoming more attracted to fresher and feminine sounding names. I am wondering if unisex names for girls have kind of “been there, done that” and are moving out of style?

[name]Just[/name] had the idea to use the name [name]Callaway[/name].
What do you think?

for a boy: [name]Calloway/name
for a girl: [name]Callaway/name

Kind of a neat surname feel.

Also, it acknowledges my husbands love for jazz([name]Cab[/name] [name]Calloway[/name]) and golf([name]Callaway[/name]-major golf equipment name)

Is [name]Callaway[/name] silly or cool???

[name]Callaway[/name] is a very cute, unique name.
My best friend’s sister’s name is [name]Callaway[/name] but she goes by [name]Caley[/name] pronounced [name]Cal[/name]-ee, not kay-lee