Baby Girl Name Ideas?

So I'm about 8-9 weeks pg (lots of time still) with baby #5. So far we have 4 boys. Hubby and I aren't really actively thinking of names much, but started a short chat the other night about if it's a girl what we could see her being named. 

The boys are traditional names, for the most part - William, Samuel, Tristan, Sebastian. 

If this is a girl, I would really like to include the name Sarah in some way since it's my sister's name who died a few years ago - but I don't want it as a main or first name.

Hubby wants to have Marie as a middle name, because that's MY middle name. So possibly Sarah Marie as a middle name? 

Each pregnancy, hubby's fave girl name is Trinity. It felt like a pretty good option if #2 or #3 were girls, but now... not so much. I don't really like it anymore. It seems to clash with Tristan's name. 

First name can't end in -er (our last name does and that sounds weird). I'd prefer a different first letter than the boys. 

Ok, that was a lot of rules... LOL. 

Any ideas? :D

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November 6, 2014 10:45 PM

Might I offer the name Seraphina as a possible honor for your sister? It has the sound 'Sarah' in it and is derived from the name of a type of angel.

I'm not a big fan of two middle names, so I would choose between Sarah and Marie, find a way to combine them, or find a name that honors one that I like as a first name. 

Combined ideas:

Marisa
Marisera

Sarah ideas:

Seraphina/Serafina (again)
Serena (Sarah sound, means peaceful)
Rosaria
Sariah 

Marie ideas:
Marianne
Marina
Amaria
Mariah
Maria  

Good luck! 

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November 7, 2014 7:18 PM

Thanks for the idea! I love the sentiment of angel through a name that has a similar sound as Sarah. I'm thinking it might not be quite as traditional as we have had so far, but I'll put it on the list. We have enough time to think about it! :D 

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November 7, 2014 9:31 PM

There is a shorter variant, Seraphia (Suh-RAY-fee-uh).  I had a colleague with that name.

4
November 6, 2014 11:00 PM

Congrats! After 4 boys, I really hope you have a girl :)

To fit with your fabulous taste in boys names, what do you think of:

Elise

Elisabeth

Victoria

Leah

Grace

Violet

Cecilia

Amelia

Emilie

Rebecca/Rebekah

Felicity

Jillian

Alice

Serenity

Verity

Aurora

Lydia

Clara

Liana

Georgia

Virginia

Annabelle

 

 

 

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By EVie
November 7, 2014 4:23 PM

I was going to suggest Serenity, too, as both an alternative to Trinity and a way to incorporate Sarah. Serenity Marie would be a very elegant solution. 

6
November 7, 2014 7:19 PM

Oh, that does sound pretty! 

 

(And in this house, I could sure use some serenity. haha.)

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November 7, 2014 3:56 AM

I like the previous suggestion of Seraphina Marie, but of course that repeats the first initial S. Another Sarah derivation might be Sadie, either as first or middle. Though Sadie Marie as a double barreled middle name is a bit rhymey/sing-songy. Both my kids, and many of their friends, have two (or more!) middle names. I don't see any reason you shouldn't use Sarah and Marie both if you want to. Some other first name suggestions;

Amelie

Aurelia

Charlotte

Sofia

Lucy/Lucia

Eloise

Imogen

Violet

Eleanor

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November 7, 2014 7:20 PM

My oldest has two middle names, so I'm ok with a double middle name. :) It makes sure we cover everyone we want to honour. :) Thanks for the ideas!

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November 7, 2014 9:03 PM

One way to combine Sarah and Marie into one: Martha. It repeats the first syllable of Marie, and it derives from an Aramaic word meaning "lady", while Sarah derives from a Hebrew word meaning "lady". (Well, technically the Aramaic word is more in the "lady, mistress" direction, while the Hebrew one is "lady, princess", but still.)

Other "lady, princess, royalty"-derived names: Bebinn/Bevin, Donna, Freya, Liadan, Talulla, and by some derivations, Vivian/Vivienne (when it's an Anglicized form of Irish Bebinn/Bevin).

I agree that Tristan rules out Trinity -- too much Tri-. (The style mis-match is less of an issue, because many people have different styles for girls versus boys.) Perhaps Ariadne instead? It comes from Greek for "most holy", which is kind of the same idea as what Trinity represents.

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November 8, 2014 2:01 PM

I agree, Trinity is too similar to Tristan for you to use.  Maybe your husband would also like Serenity, Liberty, or Kennedy? 

I notice you said your husband wants to use Marie as a middle because it is your middle name, but you didn't mention how you feel about this.  If using Sarah is more important, and you are just neutral about repeating your middle name, then I think you should consider using just Sarah.  Or maybe you could try matching your sisters initials, which would open up any first names starting with S.  

If you do want to use Marie, I like the idea of Sarah Marie as a double middle.  Neither name is particularly long and they flow nicely together.  You could also use a variant of one name, and use the other in the middle position.  For example, Sadie Marie or Miriam Sarah.  

For names that seem to match the style of your sons' names, I'll suggest Olivia, Violet, Eleanor, Phoebe, Cecilia, Katherine, Gabrielle & Elizabeth.