A reader named Kelly is expecting her second daughter in May, and she’d appreciate a few name suggestions. She writes:
Our first daughter, Maeve, was named really easily, and we grow to love the name more and more. However, we are having an exceptionally difficult time finding a second girl’s name that we like as much. I especially like Gaelic/Celtic names, but am willing to consider other options as well.
Here are some names that I think could work with Maeve:
A reader named Andrea is expecting her second daughter in May and she’d appreciate some name suggestions. Here’s what she writes:
My husband and I love unusual names that have a little bit of a retro feel (my first daughter is Edie). We’ve been trying to think of something fun and different but still feminine. A few we like: Camilla, Lina, Romi, Gia, Neve and Leigh.
Here are some other names I think they might like:
I am currently pregnant with my first baby. We do not know whether a boy or girl yet, but we are brainstorming names. I love the girl’s name Tatum, but my best friend’s daughter has that name. Can you think of any similar girl’s names I might like?
I get this question every once in a while — probably because Tatum is such an idiosyncratic name.
Sloane has always been my default answer. But it only works for non-UK babies, thanks to the Sloane Rangers.
Other names that come to mind are:
Ainsley Astrid Beatrix Blair Blythe Bryony Cleo Darcy
Deirdre Hazel Imogen Kendall Maeve Meredith Miriam Morgan
Piper Quinn Reese Rory Rowena Sybil Tamar Tanith
What other Tatum-like names can you come up with for Kate?
Please note that I did include names in the gray area between one syllable and two syllables. The deciding factor on these particular names will be your own interpretation/accent, so be sure to test the names out loud before making any final decisions. (“Hayle,” for instance — would you say it like Hale, or like Hailey? Or “Rise” — is it rize, or ree-sah?)