Would you mind taking a look at my list?

Hey everybody! We’re not trying (yet) but I know that we are in for disagreements when we do namewise. Since before we were married we had agreed on a boy name but girls are where we have the biggest discrepency in styles. Hubby likes names like [name]Stacy[/name], [name]Morgan[/name] & [name]Megan[/name] (well that won’t work, that’s me!). He also likes [name]Milly[/name] and [name]Christian[/name], which I do like. I (like a lot of you all) like more classic names. I looked at the SSA website today and was surprised that some of the names on my list are shooting up in popularity - like [name]Hazel[/name] and [name]Emery[/name]. I don’t mind recognizable names, I just want to avoid trendy. We agree on kind of “country” style names because we are country kind of people. Oh gosh this has turned into a novel! Anyway I was hoping for opinions on my list and ideas of some more country/relaxed names! Thanks so much - I am really looking foward to everyones ideas! - [name]Megan[/name]


[name]Christian[/name]”I love [name]Christian[/name] (for a boy though)
[name]Milly[/name]”I like [name]Milly[/name] as a nn for [name]Millicent[/name] or [name]Camilla[/name], not sure she can stand on her own
[name]Josie[/name]”so, so cute! But again, I think it might be nice to give her the option of more formal name ([name]Josephine[/name], [name]Jocelyn[/name], etc.)
[name]Alice[/name]”one of my faves from your list! [name]Alice[/name] is a sweet, simple, timeless choice (yet still unique)
[name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name]”both are nice, but I especially like [name]Mabel[/name]
[name]Gemma[/name]”I appreciate [name]Gemma[/name], but don’t quite love her yet
[name]Jemima[/name]”very nice, though it still has a bit of the Southern connotation for me
[name]Dinah[/name]”this I love!
Lousia”see above :slight_smile:
[name]Martha[/name]”cute, but not my favorite
[name]Eliza[/name]”I am completely in love with [name]Eliza[/name]!

Of your choices, I’d say [name]Alice[/name], [name]Dinah[/name], [name]Louisa[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name] are my top picks :slight_smile: Some others you might like:


[name]Hi[/name]! You have a lovely list here!
From it:
[name]Christian[/name] - this strikes me as a boys name, since I’ve only ever seen [name]Christian[/name] on boys.
I don’t like the [name]Chris[/name]- names in general, the sound is dated to me. (I grew up with hundreds of [name]Chris[/name]- girls & boys!)

[name]Milly[/name] - I adore [name]Millie[/name] but prefer it as a nickname. You never know if the “country girl” is going to grow up and become a corporate lawyer. [name]Millicent[/name] is traditional for [name]Milly[/name] but you can also get [name]Milly[/name] from lots of names, [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Romilly[/name] (which also has the option of [name]Romy[/name]), [name]Camill[/name]/[name]Camilla[/name], [name]Emily[/name], [name]Amelia[/name] & Millaray, which is a Mapuche [name]Indian[/name] name meaning “golden flower” isn’t that one pretty?

[name]Josie[/name] This is what I generally call my own daughter, so of course, you can say I adore it. But her full name is [name]Josephine[/name], which gives her the options of [name]Effie[/name], [name]Posy[/name], [name]Fifi[/name], [name]Fee[/name] & [name]Fina[/name] as well as the more boyish [name]Jo[/name], [name]Joey[/name] and [name]Jojo[/name] (the last two are cousins of hers) As well as something formal should she decide [name]Josie[/name]'s too cutesy when she’s 50.

[name]Alice[/name] - Absolutely gorgeous. Sweet and pretty. Works well for a “country girl” as well as a grown city chick!

[name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name] - Now this is gorgeous! [name]Mabel[/name] is sweet, feels footloose but grows up very well, and [name]Maisie[/name] is an adorable nickname!

[name]Gemma[/name] - This is one of my favorites, warm and pretty. Doesn’t feel very “country” to me, but hey, that’s no big deal. [name]Gemma[/name]'s very polished (pardon the pun) and sweet.

[name]Jemima[/name] - This is my #4 name for a sister to my [name]Josephine[/name]! I love the meaning, and it looks sweet and pretty. I’d call mine [name]Mimi[/name], but [name]Jemma[/name] & emma can also be gotten from it.

[name]Dinah[/name] - Would be perfect for you, I think. I could expound on [name]Dinah[/name] at great length but will stop at perfect, because really, [name]Dinah[/name] is.

[name]Louisa[/name] - has just entered my own radar. But then, ask anyone here, I am a sucker for [name]Lulu[/name]. Any way I can get to it, I’ll consider. She feels wonderful, elegant & gorgeous.

[name]Martha[/name] - Has long been a favorite of mine. [name]Matty[/name], [name]Marty[/name] & [name]Marta[/name] are all nickname options for her, which makes her absolutely shine for me. I know a lovely [name]Martha[/name] as well, which doesn’t hurt the lovely thoughts of [name]Martha[/name] in my head. (if you could see my notebook, [name]MARTHA[/name] is at the top of my most recent page!)

[name]Eliza[/name] - Is pretty. It’s not my favorite on this list but I’d still, even if I were going to call a girl [name]Eliza[/name] full time, put [name]Elisabeth[/name]/[name]Elizabeth[/name] on the birth certificate, just so she’d have options. Options are a grand thing to have when you’re 16, nevermind 40!

Now, I took my five favorites on this list and went digging through my own lists to find names that feel similar. I took [name]Amelia[/name] (as a form of [name]Milly[/name]), [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Dinah[/name], [name]Martha[/name] & [name]Jemima[/name] and came up with these:


Anything there?

I hope that helped, some!

[name]Christian[/name]: I like this as a boy’s name, but along with [name]Christopher[/name], it’s really overused.

[name]Milly[/name]: I think it’s a cute nickname for the aforementioned suggestions.

[name]Josie[/name]: I think [name]Josie[/name] is a great nickname for [name]Josephine[/name] or [name]Jocelyn[/name], but not on its own.

[name]Alice[/name]: I adore [name]Alice[/name]!

[name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name]: I think [name]Mabel[/name]/Masie is great! What about [name]Clover[/name]?

[name]Gemma[/name]: I really like [name]Gemma[/name], a name that always makes me think of [name]Elodie[/name], another name that’s not heard often.

[name]Jemima[/name]: This one still makes me think of the South and racism. Sorry! :frowning:

[name]Dinah[/name]: [name]Dinah[/name] isn’t a favorite of mine, but I think it’s pretty. What about adding [name]Daisy[/name] and [name]Delilah[/name] to the list?

Lousia: I absolutely love [name]Louisa[/name]!

[name]Martha[/name]: I’m not a fan of [name]Martha[/name], but think [name]Margaret[/name], nickname [name]Maisie[/name] or [name]Daisy[/name], is lovely.

[name]Eliza[/name]: I absolutely love [name]Eliza[/name]! :slight_smile:

Hey you guys thanks so much! I was worried that I wasn’t being very clear about what kind of sound we like - but you guys were so spot on (nothing frilly . . .) It is so great to get some outside opinions on these names, too. It’s nice that [name]Mabel[/name] has been going over pretty well. Olivegreen, you even picked out my very most favorite name - [name]Jane[/name]! But I can’t do [name]Jane[/name] [name]Smith[/name] . . . . Also like your other suggestions. [name]Lola[/name], I really like your suggestion of [name]Susanna[/name], [name]Tabitha[/name] and [name]Dahlia[/name] (such a pretty flower, too). Thank you guys! Any other suggestions would be great too :slight_smile:


Good luck, [name]Smitty[/name]!

P.S. Everyone, Zard ([name]Elizabeth[/name]) had her baby! Check it out in the Tell Us What You Named Your [name]Baby[/name] thread!

Thanks for those ideas, [name]Jill[/name]! [name]Love[/name] [name]Lydia[/name]. I was meaning to ask you - for me, [name]Margaret[/name] is an ok name with great nicknames, but I have always been hesitent about it (and the similar [name]Margo[/name]) because my name is [name]Megan[/name]. I know they aren’t the same name, but they have the same root . . . do you think it is too close? I appreciate everyone taking the time to come up with these great suggestions :slight_smile: I am slowly running them by the sweetie . . . .

I’m sorry! I forgot you’re a [name]Megan[/name]. :slight_smile: You know, they are pretty close, but not if you’d like it to be in your honor, and if you’ll be calling her [name]Daisy[/name] or [name]Maisie[/name]. I think [name]Mabel[/name] is awesome as a [name]Maisie[/name] source, though, and I think it’s much spunkier and fresher than [name]Margaret[/name]. :slight_smile:

I love the names on your list, and hope your husband likes them, too! :slight_smile: Good luck!

[name]Christian[/name]- This makes me think of a boy’s name. It’s still pretty though.
[name]Milly[/name]- Cute but I like it more as a nickname.
[name]Josie[/name]- Cute, as a nickname… I love [name]Josephine[/name] or [name]Josephina[/name] though.
[name]Alice[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] IT!!!
[name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name] I think [name]Mabel[/name] is nice. You NEVER here it and it has a country vintage feel.
[name]Gemma[/name] Also different…
[name]Jemima[/name] I know of only one where I live in TN, unfortunately it always just makes me think of pancakes and syrup.
[name]Dinah[/name] I love thins, it has such a light pretty sound to it.
Lousia- Never thought of this but very regal and sophisticated.
[name]Martha[/name]- I like this okay. I prefer [name]Margaret[/name] or [name]Maggie[/name] for short.

Here are a few others…
[name]Annie[/name]- Another comfy classic name. Common but I wouldn’t say overused.
[name]Eliza[/name]- Southern country feel to it.
[name]Pearl[/name]- I think it’s simple and beautiful.
[name]Susannah[/name]- Biblical but not used much these days.
[name]Matilda[/name]- Also very old fashioned, I don’t know of any.
[name]Millicent[/name]- [name]Milly[/name] for short. Very southern and old fashioned.
[name]Caroline[/name]- I know it’s common, but I just love it. I think [name]Carly[/name] is a cute spunky nickname too.
[name]Talia[/name]- Very old fashioned, and pretty!
[name]Evelyn[/name]- Very pretty, used to be a grandma’s name not it’s due for a come back! [name]Evie[/name] is cute too.
[name]Rosalyn[/name]- I just like it, very vintage.
[name]Adaline[/name]- Very Victorian and has a county feel.
[name]Adalyn[/name]- [name]Addie[/name] is so sweet, I just love this name!
[name]Lydia[/name]- [name]Lydie[/name] is sweet and old fashioned.

Cosmicmama - Thanks so much I love your ideas :slight_smile: I really love [name]Rosalyn[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name]. My mom’s name is [name]Robin[/name], [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Robin[/name] is pretty . . . I also like your idea of [name]Annie[/name]/[name]Anne[/name], it would be a way to honor my sister - [name]Do[/name] you all think [name]Anne[/name] [name]Smith[/name] is too plain though? Let’s see, could be [name]Anne[/name] [name]Emery[/name] [name]Smith[/name] or maybe [name]Anna[/name] [name]Paige[/name] [name]Smith[/name]. [name]Anna[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]? I really love [name]Matilda[/name] (how cute it [name]Tilly[/name]?) but am a little worried that it might get more popular. Anyway, you have some great country/vintage names to add to my list! I am very pleased that [name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name] and [name]Dinah[/name] are going over fairly well, I really am loving those two right now!

[name]Glad[/name] I could help. :slight_smile:

[name]Anna[/name] is a great name. It’s my sisters. :slight_smile: What about…

[name]Anna[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]- I think it just sounds so sweet and feminine. [name]LOVE[/name] IT!
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Paige[/name]- Is cute!
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Laura[/name]- This just sounds so pretty together.
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Anne[/name] - Is very pretty.
[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]- You could do an R name in honor of your Mom…
[name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Paige[/name]- So pretty!
[name]Mabel[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]- I just like the old fashioned sounds of this.
[name]Mabel[/name] [name]Rachael[/name]

Hello - I’m English so my take may be less relevant… But so many of your names are names that are on my list too I’ll give you my opinion for what it is worth.

[name]Christian[/name] - Boy’s name to me, sorry.
[name]Milly[/name] - Hugely popular over here and might be a little too sweet if she grew up to be President or whatever. [name]How[/name] about [name]Emilia[/name]/[name]Amelia[/name] shortened to [name]Milly[/name]? Very pretty?
[name]Josie[/name] - Not for me.
[name]Alice[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this. I think [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland. Very classic but girlish too.
[name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name] - [name]Mabel[/name] is unusual, [name]Maisie[/name] might have the same ‘too young/too girly’ thing that [name]Milly[/name] has. [name]Do[/name] you know what it is short for?
[name]Gemma[/name] - Better as a nickname for my favourite which is…
[name]Jemima[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] this name. In [name]England[/name] it is quite an aristocratic choice and very unusual as well as having a lovely friendly, old fashioned appeal. I do know about the Aunt [name]Jemima[/name] problem though… that might put me off were I American.
[name]Dinah[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this. Only hesitation (it is on my list too) is that some might pronounce somewhat like DINER?
Lousia - Really classic and pretty.
[name]Martha[/name] - Solid old fashioned name - someone to be trusted. [name]Lovely[/name].
[name]Eliza[/name] - I adore this name but would put [name]Elizabeth[/name] on the birth certificate.

[name]Hi[/name], [name]Smitty[/name]. :slight_smile:

[name]Annie[/name] is one of my favorite nicknames, but I think [name]Anne[/name] [name]Smith[/name] is too plain. :frowning:

What about [name]Annabelle[/name]/[name]Annabel[/name]? I saw that you want to use [name]Emery[/name] as a middle name, and I think [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Emery[/name] [name]Smith[/name] works!


[name]Annabelle[/name]/[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Clara[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Cora[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Clover[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Daisy[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Daphne[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Frances[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Juliet[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Maisy[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Annabelle[/name]/el [name]Ruby[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Lovely[/name] list!

[name]Christian[/name] - [name]Do[/name] you mean [name]Christina[/name]? If so, then I like this. It’s classic and has good nicknames.
[name]Milly[/name] - So cute! Prefer it as a nickname… I like [name]Amalia[/name], [name]Emilia[/name], [name]Millicent[/name] or [name]Camilla[/name] nn [name]Milly[/name]
[name]Josie[/name] - nickname for [name]Josephine[/name].
[name]Alice[/name] - Nice combination of familiar but rarely heard… ages well, and your daughter will love the [name]Alice[/name] in Wonderland association.
[name]Mabel[/name]/[name]Maisie[/name] - love this, or you could have [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Maisie[/name]?
[name]Gemma[/name] - [name]Jemima[/name] nn [name]Jemma[/name]?
[name]Jemima[/name] - All time favourite name! It’s feminine and soft.
[name]Dinah[/name] - Sounds like “diner” to me.
Lousia - This is strong yet feminine, and I think the A on the end perks it up. You can’t go wrong with this.
[name]Martha[/name] - This could be a fullname for nn [name]Milly[/name]? But yeah, like this. You don’t hear it that often.
[name]Eliza[/name] - I prefer [name]Elizabeth[/name], but this holds well on it’s own nonetheless.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Lily[/name] (or something starting with ‘L’) nn [name]Milly[/name]?