Your "expert" thoughts on our names so far...

Our daughter’s name is [name]Juliette[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] and now we’re expecting #2. If it’s a boy, it will be named [name]Eduardo[/name] after my husband (and his father and grandfather, etc.). So we only have girls names to think about. Our last name starts with “Ch” and is two syllables. Here’s what we’ve got so far:

  • [name]Eloise[/name]
  • [name]Sylvie[/name]
  • [name]Brigitte[/name]
  • [name]Signe[/name] (I love the look of this name, but I think the pronunciation is too difficult in the U.S.)
  • [name]Francesca[/name]
  • [name]Erica[/name]

Any others you’d recommend? Your thoughts on these? Thanks!!

[name]Eloise[/name]: I think [name]Eloise[/name] is beautiful and elegant (I love it!), and I can most definitely see [name]Juliette[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name] as sisters. :slight_smile:

[name]Sylvie[/name]: I’ve never been a [name]Sylvie[/name] fan, but I do think it works with [name]Juliette[/name].

[name]Brigitte[/name]: I’d personally go with a name that has a different ending than [name]Juliette[/name].

[name]Francesca[/name]: I love [name]Francesca[/name], and I can see it with the equally feminine and romantic [name]Juliette[/name]. ([name]Edit[/name]: I forgot about your last name, and agree with Dearest that [name]Francesca[/name] Ch_____ is too Ch heavy.)

[name]Erica[/name]: In the U.S., [name]Erica[/name] is very dated, and it’s too different in style from [name]Juliette[/name] for me to see [name]Juliette[/name] and [name]Erica[/name] as sisters.

From your list, I’m going to vote for [name]Eloise[/name]. :slight_smile:

Other names I can see with [name]Juliette[/name]:

[name]Annabelle[/name] (although it shares [name]Noelle[/name]'s ending, which may or may not bother you)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

From your list for girls, [name]Sylvie[/name] is my favourite, closely followed by [name]Francesca[/name], although I worry about how [name]Francesca[/name] will sound with your Ch- last name…

Actually, I think all the name on the list are beautiful and fit well together with [name]Juliette[/name] except for [name]Signe[/name]…

I’m Norwegian though, and since [name]Signe[/name] is Norwegian I would [name]LOVE[/name] to see you use it!!! Seriously, it would make my day, which probably doesn’t matter to you, but still!
Also, [name]Signy[/name] is the original form of [name]Signe[/name] which may be easier to say in the US? The sound is hardly different, and the meaning is the same: ‘new victory’ which is an awesome meaning by the way!

In Norway, [name]Signy[/name] would be [name]SIG[/name]-nee and [name]Signe[/name] would be [name]SIG[/name]-nuh, but you shouldn’t be too concerned with that, [name]Ingrid[/name] is always said wrong in English speaking nations, but it’s the most accepted way of saying it there which no Norwegian in their right mind would be offended by!!

And another fun fact you might not know, [name]Signe[/name] is also a (not much used) word in Norway which means ‘(to) bless’… It’s a very dated word though, but it’s a good one :slight_smile:

Best of luck deciding, and I hope I didn’t make it harder for you…

  • [name]Eloise[/name] Beautiful
  • [name]Sylvie[/name] Beautiful
  • [name]Brigitte[/name] [name]Lovely[/name]
  • [name]Signe[/name] Not a fan
  • [name]Francesca[/name] Feminine but not for me, don’t like [name]Erica[/name].

My favourites from your list are:

[name]Sylvie[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name]

[name]Genevieve[/name] is beautiful

[name]Alexandra[/name] a classic
[name]Alice[/name] another classic


  • [name]Eloise[/name]-- I love this!
  • [name]Sylvie[/name]-- This is my favorite! Beautiful. I also like it spelled [name]Silvia[/name], or [name]Sylvia[/name] nn [name]Sylvie[/name]
  • [name]Brigitte[/name]-- I like it spelled [name]Bridget[/name]
  • [name]Signe[/name]-- It’s pretty, but it would most likely get mistaken for [name]Sidney[/name] and [name]Cindy[/name], and mispronounced as ‘sign’
  • [name]Francesca[/name]-- I think it goes really well with [name]Juliette[/name]!
  • [name]Erica[/name]-- Really dated…

My favorites are [name]Sylvie[/name] and [name]Eloise[/name]! They’re both beautiful and go really well with [name]Juliette[/name].

I really like [name]Sylvie[/name] with [name]Juliette[/name]. [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Brigitte[/name] would be cute! I don’t care for [name]Brigitte[/name] as a first name, and I don’t think [name]Signe[/name] are [name]Erica[/name] are as pretty as [name]Juliette[/name]. [name]Eloise[/name] is cute, but I like [name]Sylvie[/name] best with [name]Juliette[/name]! I am concerned about [name]Francesca[/name] with the sounds in your last name, but maybe I don’t know what I am talking about…

I’d definitely go French!

Thanks everyone! [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Brigitte[/name] is also one of my favorites.

dearest, thanks so much for all of the info on [name]Signe[/name]. I agree that it doesn’t “go” as well with [name]Juliette[/name], but it’s just so intriguing to me.

[name]Erica[/name] was DH’s recent suggestion. I wasn’t much of a fan, but I thought I’d throw it out there to see what you all thought.

Thanks so much, everyone!!

My favorites are [name]Eloise[/name] and [name]Sylvie[/name], though as a previous posted suggested, I also prefer [name]Sylvia[/name].