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Popularity of the Baby Name Roma

Number of Babies Named Roma

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Roma

Baby Name Needed – Girl Name for Anna’s Twin Sister

A reader named Dana writes:

We are expecting twin girls and know we want to use Anna as one of our choices. Do you have any suggestions for our second baby girl? We already have two boys who are named Ivan and Ben, so you can see we like short, simple, traditional names…and nothing that rhymes! (Also Emma is not an option!)

Here are some names that I think Dana might like:

Cleo
Cora
Dara
Elsa
Eve/Eva
Gina
Gwen
Jane
Jill
Joan
Judy
Kate
Leah
Lucy
Mary
Mina
Nora
Olga
Rhea
Roma
Ruth
Sara
Sue
Tara
Tess
Thea
Vera
Zoe

Like Ben, many of these originated as nicknames but are now used as independent names.

Which do you like best with Anna, Ivan and Ben? What other short, simple, traditional girl names would you suggest to Dana?


Baby Name Needed – Non-Biblical, International Girl Name

A reader named Eric is expecting his first baby — a little girl — and he’d like some help coming up with a name. He writes:

We’re looking for something non-biblical, the more international the better, and should be no more than three syllables, preferably two. Front-runners are Daphne, Maya, and Clementine.

The baby’s surname will be either Gower or van der Plas.

Here’s what I came up with:

Bella
Camilla
Carla
Celia
Clara
Cora
Coral
Delia
Diana
Elena
Emily
Emma
Flora
Helen/Helena
Iris
Karina
Larisa
Laura/Lara
Leona
Lina
Lucina
Mala
Marina
Martina
Mina
Mona
Nina
Nora
Odessa
Regina
Rhea
Rita
Roma
Rosa
Sabina
Selena
Stella
Sylvia
Tara
Teresa
Tessa
Thea/Tea
Tina
Zara

I tried to focus on short, simple names that I thought would cross borders easily. I don’t believe any of the above are mentioned in the Bible (someone please correct me if I’m wrong).

Do you think any of these names sound particularly good with Gower and/or van der Plas? What other names would you suggest to Eric?

P.S. Eric’s blog looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Update: The baby is here! Scroll down to see what name Eric chose.

Baby Name Needed – Name for Madeleine’s Little Sister

Erin and her husband have a daughter named Madeleine Josephine, and they’re expecting their second baby girl in a matter of weeks. So far they like the names Sadie and Kira, but they’re looking for other suggestions as well. Erin says,

To give you a sense of our “style” we also love the names Ava, Audrey and Abigail but they are already all in use by our family members. If this baby had been a boy we were going to choose between Henry, Ewan and William. Our last name starts with an “L” and so “L” first names are out. The baby’s middle name will be Robin.

I thought it was interesting that Sadie and Kira were favorites, because in terms of style they’re a bit different from Madeleine (and many of the other names mentioned). So, for gathering suggestions, I tried two separate brainstorms–one focusing on Kira and Sadie, the other focusing on names like Madeleine, Josephine, Abigail, etc. I mixed the results together and got:

Amelia
Amira
Anastasia
Anya
Bethany
Charlotte
Chloe
Darcy
Diane
Eleanor
Elizabeth
Ella
Evelyn
Mia
Nadia
Naomi
Nora
Odette
Rebecca
Roma
Stella
Susannah
Sylvia
Talia
Theresa
Thea
Victoria
Violet
Vivian
Zoe

What other names would you offer to Erin?

Baby Name Needed – Girl Name for Emmett’s Baby Sister

A reader named Teresa wrote:

We are having a hard time choosing a name for our baby girl. She will have a big brother named Emmett Quinn. Our last names starts with K and ends with -ER. We like names that are different, but not weird. We also tend toward 2-syllable names.

Here are a few ideas:

Alice
Audra
Beatrix
Corinne
Daisy
Daphne
Della
Gemma
Georgia
Greta
Hazel
Helen
Iris
Lila
Lucia
Martha
Mona
Myra
Nella
Olive
Petra
Polly
Rhea
Roma
Ruby
Shirley
Stella
Sylvie
Tilda
Willa

The name Emmett was most popular around the turn of the (last) century, so I found many of these by scanning the Social Security Administration’s lists of popular baby names from random years in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Do you like any of the above with Emmett? What other names would you suggest to Teresa?

Edit: Scroll down to the last comment to see which name Teresa chose.

Huge List of Anagram Baby Names

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Looking for baby names with something in common? Perhaps for a set of twins or triplets? I’ve collected hundreds of anagram baby names for you.

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If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”

(Here are some palindromic names from last month.)