Baby Name Needed – Spunky Name for Sophie’s Little Sister

A reader named Mercedes is expecting a baby girl in December:

Our 4-year-old is named Sophie. We love it because it’s cute and spunky. We initially came up with Daphne Colette for baby girl #2. But the more I think about it, the more I worry that Sophie and Daphne sound too similar. What do you think? On that note, can you think of any other names that deliver the same cute and spunky sound?

I was on the fence for a while about Sophie and Daphne…but I think I ultimately agree that they’re too much alike. As for other spunky names, how about:

Astrid
Beatrix
Bettina
Billie
Brynn
Calliope
Chloe
Cleo
Daisy
Darcy
Della
Gemma
Gia
Lila
Lucy
Lyra
Maeve
Mia
Molly
Nelle
Nina
Penelope
Phoebe
Pia
Piper
Reese
Rory
Ruby
Stella
Sylvie
Tamsin
Tess
Zita

(Sylvie and Phoebe are probably too similar to Sophie as well, but I left them on the list just in case.)

What other ideas do you guys have?

P.S. Mercedes is also considering the names Kendall, Julianne, Lola and Gwen.

Update – The baby has arrived! Scroll down to find out what name Mercedes chose.

5 Responses to Baby Name Needed – Spunky Name for Sophie’s Little Sister

  1. I personally would shy away from Lola, just due to the song…I love Piper and Daisy and Maeve (of course). My older daughter is Sophia and her younger sister is Maeve Beatrix (and if this upcoming one would have been a girl, she would have been Daisy).

    I’ve started to fall in love with Ruby, too. Met my first Ruby under the age of 75 just a month ago. So cute.

  2. I have a granddaughter called Sophie (given name Sophia); her older sisters are Sarah, Catrina (aka Catie/Cate) and Emma. I would suggest all three of those names as possible sibling names — and all four sisters are definitely spunky!

    Looking at UK Telegraph birth announcements for sisters of Sophies, I liked the following: Emma, Kate/Katie, Lucy, Daisy, Maisie, Polly, Annabel, Matilda.

    From Nancy’s list I like Phoebe a lot. Phoebe doesn’t sound close to Sophie to me (although Chloe does); in fact I think the names Sophie and Phoebe are both spunky sounding, complimentary as both end with the “ee” sound and have 2 syllable, yet show a strong contrast when written.

  3. These suggestion are great! Thank you! I think Stella is really cute. I’m also very intrigued by the name Maeve…how do you pronounce that? Phoebe is really spunky, too. Another name that we’ve been discussing is Sadie but the concern is that it sounds too similar to my name. Thoughts?

    Thanks to Nancy, Bridgett and Patricia for the suggestions so far. She’ll be here soon and I’m stressing out!!

  4. I just heard from Mercedes. Sophie’s sister was born over the weekend, and her names is:

    Brooklyn

    Congratulations, Mercedes! :)

  5. nancyeluce@aim.com

    I love the names Lisa and Sarah- so that would be Sophie and Lisa or Sophie and Sarah

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