Zara? Eve? Any other suggestions?

Not sure if we are having a boy or girl yet, but we (mainly me) are struggling with girls names. This will be our second child, we have a son called [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u].

There are so many boys names I love, but barely any girls names I like enough to use. So far our top name is [name_f]Zara[/name_f], and we both quite like [name_f]Eve[/name_f]. I really like [name_f]Eloise[/name_f], but my husband is not a fan. Other names that are on our list but I feel a bit unsure about:

[name_f]Athena[/name_f] (Husband loves this one)





We are after opinions on our current list or any other name suggestions!


I love [name_f]Eve[/name_f], Rosalie/Rosie, [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f], & [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f]! And [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is a wonderful name. When I try saying “Oliver & Eve”, “Oliver & Rosie”, or “Oliver & Vivienne”, I find that I do need to slow down and enunciate because the similar sounds make me stumble. That may not be an issue for you, but I wanted to mention it.

Other ideas:


I love [name_f]Zara[/name_f]! I think it sounds lovely with [name_f]Eve[/name_f] as the middle.
[name_f]Zara[/name_f] [name_f]Eve[/name_f]. [name_f]Lush[/name_f]!

Thoughts on your current list:

[name_f]Zara[/name_f] is sharp, concise, and elegant but a little princess-y and fashionable.

[name_f]Eve[/name_f] is sleek, pretty, and strong too.

[name_f]Athena[/name_f] is bold and bright, but grounded too.

[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] is sweet, frilly and sassy too. [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] is cute and warm

[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] is sharp and elegant

[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f] is bubbly, bright and fresh

[name_f]Sienna[/name_f] is warm, contemporary and stylish

Some other suggestions:


I love love love [name_f]Eve[/name_f] , its so classic, and feminine and elegant so i don’t think you can go far wrong with it , especially if you have a great middle name to go with it:

So this is a list of middles to go with [name_f]Eve[/name_f]

[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f]
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Angelica[/name_f]
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] Nataline
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Natalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_u]Lindsey[/name_u]

Congrats on the addition to your family! :yellow_heart:

Oliver Jude looks great with both Zara and Eve, which are both beautiful options. As for feedback on your current list, I feel like Eve, Zara, and Oliver Jude have this nice cohesive vibe, and even Athena, Rosalie/Rosie, Vivienne, and Sienna fit into that elegant and timeless mix. Bonnie has a vintage flair and it’s a nice option however I don’t see it fitting in very well with any of the other names.

Here are some other suggestions:


Oh, I adore [name_f]Eve[/name_f] and [name_f]Zara[/name_f]! They do feel a bit different for me, from [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], but they still go well! I like [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] and [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] from the names you’ve mentioned as well.

[name_f]My[/name_f] sister has an [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] so I went straight to the names she most considered before finding out her second was a boy… [name_f]Freya[/name_f], [name_f]Anya[/name_f], and [name_f]Isla[/name_f]! I happen to really like all three with [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] but I don’t know if they’re your style.

A few other ideas:


Good luck!

[name_f]Zara[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] and [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f] sound nice.

Other ideas:

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] / [name_f]Amabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f] / [name_f]Norah[/name_f]

[name_f]Zara[/name_f] and [name_f]Eve[/name_f] are definitely my two faves from your list (and [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f] a close third)! How lovely they are, and so good with brother [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], too. [name_f]Zara[/name_f] is so zippy and cool, but familiar. I think it’s a really warm name. 11/10 lovely pick!

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is such a gorgeous choice! love his name.

[name_f]Zara[/name_f] is beautiful it feels classic but has a modern spark and totally works on all ages!

[name_f]Eve[/name_f] is so pretty! i like how both [name_f]Eve[/name_f] and [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] share the ‘V’ letter so it brings them together nicely xx

[name_f]Athena[/name_f] is really lovely, i do think she’s a little more ‘trendy’ than your other choices which isn’t a bad thing you just might hear it around a little more.

I’m not a massive fan of [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] personally I prefer just [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] or [name_u]Rose[/name_u]!

[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] isn’t my favourite either but she is pretty and definitely works well with [name_m]Oliver[/name_m].

[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f] is gorgeous. She is happy and bright but still suits all ages!!

[name_f]Sienna[/name_f] is very sweet, again she feels a little more ‘trendy’ to me than some of your other choices but I do love her x

I really like [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] with [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]. [name_f]Eloise[/name_f] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f] would give you [name_f]Eve[/name_f] or [name_f]Evie[/name_f] as a nickname.

I can imagine….
Oliv3r Jud3 and [name_f]Eve[/name_f] [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

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[name_f]Eve[/name_f] is my favourite from your list by a mile. I love its pleasing palindrome simplicity, the fact everyone knows it yet it’s not common, easy to say and spell, sweet on a little one but elegant on a lady, and suits all ages.

[name_f]Zara[/name_f] and [name_f]Athena[/name_f] are also lovely.

I really like [name_f]Zara[/name_f], [name_f]Eloise[/name_f], and [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f] from your list. I think [name_f]Zara[/name_f] [name_f]Eve[/name_f] is a pretty combo with [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u] (which I adore by the way)

Other suggestions (sorry for repeats)

[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] / [name_u]Georgie[/name_u]
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f] (may be too [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] Twist)

I really love [name_f]Eve[/name_f]! And [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] is also a beautiful choice.