Baby girl #3 name!

We are expecting girl #3 in a few months months and would like some help. We are looking at the name Alisha/Aleisha/Aleesha (PLEASE help with the spelling we are so stuck!!). We both love it but its undecided if it will be her first name or middle name. Any suggestions on middle names or first names to go with it? Thanks!

we already have:

Anneli Rose

Temperance Paige

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September 18, 2019 2:36 AM

I would use it as a middle name because I think it’s more in keeping with your other girls’ middle names than their first names. (For spelling I prefer Alisha or Aleisha.) Anneli and Temperance both have an old-fashioned, sweet feel to me. Names with a similar feel: Constance, Beatrice, Evelyn, Dorothea, Hazel, Cora, Leonora, Mabel.

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September 18, 2019 5:21 AM

Thankyou! Evelyn/Evie is actually on the list

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September 18, 2019 4:09 AM

I think since your others have 3 syllables then 1, I'd continue that. MN Claire, grace, joy, faith, hopE.  I wouldn't do another a  though.  What about Elicia

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September 18, 2019 5:23 AM

Hey, thanks for the suggestion!

neither of us like Elicia with the E, however Anneli and Aleisha sound different enough we thought it would be alright as we dont mind about the A too much. 

we love Joy and have added it to the list! 

dh doesnt like Faith unfortunarely

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September 18, 2019 8:12 AM

I think Alicia Joy would be lovely. I like this spelling best

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September 18, 2019 8:30 AM

Other MN Jo, pearl, Brooke, Brynn, Skye, sue, Bree, eve, Reyne, Leigh, Kate, Shae, Quinn, Mae, Maeve, Faye, Kaye, Jade, Anne, Ruth, Jane, Jean, June, Joan, Rae

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September 18, 2019 8:44 AM

First names Vanessa, Caroline, Carolyn, Kathleen, Cassandra, Bethany, Bianca, Evelyn, Gwendolyn, Josephine, Priscilla, Miranda, Matilda, Natalie, Juliet, Genevieve, Eliza, Leticia, Lorelei, Felicia, Lillian, Lydia, Mariah, Marisol, Maribel, Nadia, Meredith

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September 18, 2019 5:14 PM

I like the spelling Alicia, but only if you like having the option of pronouncing it with four syllables (Ah-lee-see-uh) some of the time. If you hate that pronunciation, I'd stick with Alisha. I like the look of Aleisha, but would be tempted to pronounce it Ah-LAY-sha so again I wouldn't use that if you really just want people to say Ah-LEE-sha. The other spelling would get your pronunciation across, but it looks slightly less elegant to my eye.

I think Alisha works very well with your other girls' names; it kind of bridges the more modern Anneli and the vintage-revival Temperance. If you love it best, I would stick with it for a first name. Your older girls' names are a little more adventurous in the first name, and very traditional in the middle, so maybe you could go for an adventurous single-syllable middle. An unusual word-name like Snow, Quick, True, or Blythe would be cool, since both of your older daughters each have a word-name.

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October 7, 2019 8:47 AM

Thankyou all for you input!! After a lot of considerations we have decided to go with:

Aleisha Snow 

such an unique combination of names - we would have NEVER thought of using Snow as a middle name but we love it!

decided to go with the EI spelling as we didnt want the 4 sl Alicia pronunciation, we didnt like Aleesha and Alisha was a bit too ‘simple’

obce again, thankyou all

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October 7, 2019 11:13 AM

Very nice. I think the pronunciation you want is intuitive with the spelling you’ve chosen. 

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October 8, 2019 9:57 AM

Congratulations on a lovely name! I'm so happy the board was helpful--thank you for the update!

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October 12, 2019 4:16 PM

i prefer the spelling Alicia!

 Alicia Marie

Alicia Rose

Alicia Jane

Alicia Paige

Alicia Morgan

Alicia Grace