Baby name for a girl - last name Fryar


We are stuck in a rut deciding on a name for our baby girl, coming Nov. 22. We would appreciate your criticism and suggestions. Our last name is Fryar.

Here is what we are thinking so far: 

1. Maren Grace

2. Anna Belle

3. Anna Therese (Therese is a family name) 

4. Isla Jane

5. Cameron Jade

Thanks in advance!


September 25, 2017 5:30 PM

1. Maren Grace is ok,  Maribel

2. Anna Belle - is ok,  but dont like the a ending with your surname,  what about Annabelle Therese

3. Anna Therese - see above

4. Isla Jane - is ok,  but dont like the a ending with your surname

5. Cameron Jade - sorry dont like Cameron for a girl,  what about Camille 

September 25, 2017 5:46 PM

Personally, I like the idea of an Annabelle Therese, as the previous poster had mentioned. If that's a bit much, I think your selections are overall very nice. The only one that gives me pause is Cameron Jade. With your last name, I'm afraid that Cameron sounds masculine to the point that I would probably not guess she was a girl if I saw it written or heard it out loud. I knew a Camrin in college, and that immediately reads female to me, so maybe that would be of interest? But honestly, nothing is problematic to the point that I wouldn't use it.

September 25, 2017 6:21 PM

My vote is for Anna Therese.  I prefer when something about the name has some kind of meaning or connection to the family.  I agree with previous posters that Annabelle Therese would be lovely, and a nice way to use more of your top names.  My personal preference is for the spelling Anabel, but I think it'd be a lovely name regardless of spelling.

My least favorite is Cameron Jade.  It's just not my style.  It also seems like a style departure for you, based on the other names you are considering.


September 25, 2017 6:56 PM

1. Maren Grace

This is nice.  Decent name.

2. Anna Belle

This one seems oddly fractured, like calling your child Eliza Beth or Kate Lynn.  I'd rather see Annabel with a separate middle name, or Anna with a different middle.

September 25, 2017 6:56 PM

3. Anna Therese (Therese is a family name) 

This is my favorite; classic and classy.  The family connection is nice as well.

4. Isla Jane

I like this too.  It's my second pick.

September 25, 2017 6:58 PM

5. Cameron Jade

This one, I really dislike.  Cameron is a surname, or a boy's name if you must.  Jade is bogan, to borrow a term from the Aussies.  The only positive thing I can say about it is that you've picked normal spellings, and not Kamrynn Jayd or something.

September 25, 2017 6:58 PM

I also like Therese as a middle name for Isla, Jane, or Maren if you would consider mixing and matching names from your list.


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September 26, 2017 3:16 AM

I think that if Therese is an important family name, then it should go in the middle name slot and you don't need to overthink flow and style with the first name.  Her middle name will rarely be used, and any of the names you've listed go just fine with Therese.  The question is: if you put aside paring, what is your favorite FIRST name? 



September 26, 2017 3:11 PM

I don't think any of the first names you have are bad, they all go fine with your last name. The only one I really dislike is Cameron, to me it's a boys name and I don't care much for surname-as-first-name names anyway. Of your other choices my favourite is Maren, second Isla and third Anna. 

As for middles I will agree that Anna Belle sounds slightly odd, like you have split the name Annabel for some reason, and on the (admittedly few) occasions where the full name needed to be said it would sound like the person was just saying Annabell Fryar. I can't see a problem with any of the other middles, is Therese the only one with a family connection? Do the others have other significance to you or are they just the names you felt paired best with the different first name choices? Honestly I think all of your middles go fine with all of the first names with the exception of Jane which matches everything but Maren for me. 

September 27, 2017 11:18 AM


The only one I don't like from your list is Cameron Jade- it sounds like a bit of an outlier from the rest of your names. The rest of them are great, and I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

Personally, I really like Maren- it is also one of my favorites! I also really like that Therese is a family name, and clearly you like the name Anna, as it is on here twice :) I think that makes Anna Therese a really good choice for you. Do you have any front-runners??