Baby name needed: Girl or boy name for Adele’s sibling

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Here’s an e-mail I got from a reader named Sara:

I’m expecting baby #2 in spring. Our daughter’s name is Adele. We’re not finding out the gender, so would like options for boys and girls names that go well with Adele. For girls, I’m liking Elise, Caroline, Winifred and Celia as examples. For boys, Foster, Joseph and Thomas come to mind. Welcome all suggestions! Thanks!

Winifred! I was excited to see that one.

Here are some other possibilities:

Boy names

Frederick
Henry
Hugh
Julian
Louis
Mark
Martin
Nathan
Oliver
Philip
Robert
Peter
Simon
Walter
William

Girl names

Beatrice
Camille
Claire
Corinne
Eugenie
Gillian
Iris
Johanna
Louise
Lucia
Marion
Naomi
Nicole
Rose
Thea

Which of the above do you like best with Adele? What other names would you suggest to Sara?

14 thoughts on “Baby name needed: Girl or boy name for Adele’s sibling

  1. You cannot use Philip with Adele, sounds like you’re trying to sound out Philadelphia. Unless you are looking for that……then the next kid should be Phia.

    I like Elise, Caroline, Claire and Naomi; Thomas, Henry and Oliver;

    Good luck

  2. I didn’t even notice that Adele & Philip were similar to Philadelphia, though you’re right, they are. Interesting. I wonder how many other people would also make that connection.

  3. For boys I don’t have any new suggestions but I’m going to vote for Frederick and Walter! I think they go wonderfully with Adele and their not overused, but their familiar.
    “Adele and Frederick” or “Adele and Walter”.

    For a girls I really like Beatrice, Eugenie, and Louise, but I would also add Eliza (similar to the Elise you like) and Isla.
    “Adele and Eliza” (My Fav!) or “Adele and Isla”

  4. I love Adele! If popularity isn’t an issue for you, I think Adele and Sophie sound very nice together.

    Some ideas:

    Maeve
    Hazel
    Mary
    Violet
    Camille
    Lisette
    Sylvie
    Lydie
    Florence
    Lois
    Fern
    Neva

    Byron
    Cedric
    Dorian
    Warren
    Russell
    Hayes
    Malcolm
    Julian
    Theodore
    Ralph – nn Rafe
    Nelson

  5. Adele is gorgeous! I’m partial to Walter and Frederick. They fit together perfectly with Adele, and are great names independently. I think that a name not beginning with a vowel would make for a stronger sibset. Some more ideas:

    Lucasta
    Lucinda
    Genevieve
    Miriam
    Theodora
    Vivienne
    Cordelia

    Seymour
    Sebastian
    Jeremy
    York
    Francis
    Gareth
    Kenneth

  6. These are all great suggestions! Thanks everyone and keep them coming! Our last name has a strong k in it so don’t think Frederick will work. Even though I agree it’s great. I hadn’t thought of Walter, but like it.

    Thanks again!

  7. I love the sound of Adele and Iris together! It sounds like a mother who has exceptional taste in names. If Iris is too harsh I would consider Isla though it doesn’t quite compare to Iris. For the male name I loved the suggestion of Oliver. What a beautiful combo that would be, Adele and Oliver.

    If you’re a fan of alliterations like myself then consider these:

    boys
    Arthur – ‘Art’ is such a cute nickname
    August

    girls
    Amelia
    Audrey

  8. Wow, good names, but then our tastes trend similar. Caroline and Celia are great. Brendan, Nathaniel, and Theodore would all sound good with Adele.

  9. My name is Adele. I have two brothers(younger) and their names are Simon and Patrick. I think those names go well together. Other boy name would be joseph. A girl name would be either Mary/marie and Claire. Love those names together

  10. I personaly think on my bunnys life that some really good names to go with adele is
    – haileyanorana
    – Jordi
    – Samuela
    – Gina
    – Amay
    – Yamaca
    – Juiliseano

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