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Readers Tracie and Hugh Roarty, who are expecting a baby girl in August, would like a few baby name suggestions.
We have an almost 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter. Their names are Liam Robert and Brenna Kelly. My husband and I are both of Irish American descent. I had loved the name Liam since I was a child (am a bit shocked at how popular it is becoming now!). Their middle names are both family names.
Tracie, Hugh, Liam and Brenna currently live in Belgium, but they’ll be moving back to the U.S. before the baby arrives. They keep track of their travels at Belgian Bloggin, where Tracie recently announced her pregnancy. Tracie mentioned that Brenna would like to name the baby Rapunzel, while Liam would simply like to use the name Brenna again. :)
We have decided that we do not want another very Irish name (I feel like it will start to sound like we wish we lived in Ireland – if that makes sense?).
The names I have been drawn to so far are Margot and Valerie – both French I believe. I think it is the European influence on me. I like that these names are easily recognizable but not extremely popular.
The middle name would be either Patricia or Claire (our mothers names). For the two names so far we like Margot Patricia or Valerie Claire.
I love both Margot and Valerie.
Here are some other names I think Tracie and Hugh might like as well:
Which of the above do you like best for Liam and Brenna’s baby sister? What other names would you suggest?
A reader named Jen has a daughter named Genevieve Grace. She’s now expecting her second daughter and she’d like some baby name ideas. She writes:
[W]e are looking for another delicate, feminine, pretty name that is not over used, is traditional, and goes well with our last name. So far we like Penelope, but I don’t know if I’m sold on that or not.
The baby’s surname starts with D and has just one syllable, so Jen would like the baby’s first name to contain at least two syllables. (And end with something other than D, probably.)
Here are some names that I think might work:
Which of the above do you like best with Genevieve? What other girl names would you suggest to Jen?
We helped seven readers brainstorm for baby names in August of 2009.
So far, I’ve heard back from three of those seven. Kendra picked Joye, Kim selected Miles, and Estelle chose Samson, Surya, Ione and Vela.
I have yet to hear from Tiffany, Kelsey, Claudia and Angela.
A reader named Claudia is expecting her first baby (gender unknown). She’s looking for a Latin or Italian baby name.
She mentions that her middle name is Elisabetta, the baby’s father is named Simon Edmond, and the baby’s surname will be a 2-syllable D-name similar to Downie.
Here are some names that I think might work:
Which of the above do you like best?
What other Latin and Italian names would you suggest to Claudia?
A reader named Tiffany is expecting her third baby (gender unknown) in a couple of months. The boy name has been picked, but the girl name has been harder to come by. Here’s what she says:
We have two daughters, Vivian Grace and Margaret Anne. I like the first name Elise but struggle with a middle name for it ~ better to be brief, or do I go more dramatic?
We like Carmen, Veronica and Iris. I love Beatrix and Simone.
Because Elise is (visually) the shortest name in the group and has a unique rhythm, I think I would go for a middle that’s slightly more dramatic — something traditional like Grace and Anne, but with an added syllable or two. I might try Charlotte, Irene, Michelle, Naomi or Nicole. Of the names listed, I think Carmen could work.
As far as alternative first names go, out of the current favorites, I’m partial to Iris and Simone. (Vivian already has a V-name, Tiffany’s surname already starts with a B, and Carmen just doesn’t sound quite right to me as the sister of Vivian and Margaret.)
Most of the names Tiffany mentioned end with a consonant sound, so that’s what I focused on while brainstorming for other first name suggestions. Here are the results — consonant-endings on the left, the rest on the right:
Do you think any of the above fit particularly well with Vivian and Margaret? What other names and/or advice would you offer to Tiffany?