A reader named Andi has two children, Emma and Ethan. She’s now expecting her third, a girl, and she’d like some name suggestions. Here are the details:
- She does not want another E-name.
- She’d like something that isn’t very trendy.
- The baby’s surname will start with an r and have two syllables. (Think Rogers.)
Andi likes the names Adeline (nn Addie), Ava, Chloe, Ellie, Grace, Isabelle, Lauren, Lily, Madeline (nn Maddie) and Victoria. Her husband doesn’t care for any of these names, though.
She also mentions that the names Olivia, Catherine and Julia are off the table.
This is a curious case. Andi would like to avoid trendy names, yet many of the names she likes are very trendy right now. Ava and Chloe are in the top 10. Grace and Lily are in the top 20. Isabelle is similar to #1 name Isabella. Ellie is similar to #14 Ella. Addie and Maddie are also nicknames for #12 Addison and #7 Madison.
So the challenge will be finding a name to go with Emma and Ethan that sounds trendy, but isn’t. Here are some ideas:
Which of these do you like best with Emma and Ethan? What other names would you suggest to Andi?