Girl name for sib-set Avery & Sydney?

Hi, have 2 girls, Avery Clare and Sydney Cate. Our last name begins with "M" and ends with "r." I'm not big on alliteration and there are too many '"C" and "K" names in our extended family to count.

I think we have a decent choice or two for a boy, but absolutely nothing for a girl.

Thanks for any thoughts!


May 6, 2013 10:22 PM

Your style seems to run to the more androgynous/boy-names-now-used-on-girls, so I'm just going to throw some and see if anything appeals.

Blake, Quinn, Rowan, Emerson, Reese, Dylan, Elliott, Finley, Peyton, Reagan, Riley, London, Brynn.

That's all I can think of right now. If this direction doesn't do it for you, maybe sharing the boy names you like would help zero in on a different approach.

May 6, 2013 10:24 PM








rhese seem to fit the same style according to nymbler

May 6, 2013 10:28 PM

I love your girls' names!  Actually, both Avery and Sydney were on my name lists during my pregnancy, so I'm just going to suggest names that I like and that I think work with your other names.  Some may be too popular for you, but I will list them anyway. None are in the top 20 (I don't think). Good luck!

Phoebe, Margot, Skylar, Gwyneth, Blake, Romy, Sadie, Maude, Emerson, and Audrey.

May 6, 2013 11:15 PM

Thanks! Great suggestions! I think I'm a little stuck, perhaps on the ending since they both end in 'y.' Is it weird to move beyond that "theme," if you will, and still have them sound like a good sib-set?


For a boy, I'm 99% sure it'll be Henry, a family name. 


I LOVE Finley! My husband thinks it sounds a little 'made up.' But I'm familiar with it as a last name. As many have suggested, I, too, love Nora, but I can't get it to sound okay in my head yet. Maybe it will soon. :)

May 6, 2013 11:28 PM

I'm so glad to have hit upon something you like. Finley does fit with your established ending, but that said, I really don't think that it's necessary to make that your driving criterion. If you choose a name with a different ending but similar style, it will fit in just fine. (Now, if you have Avery, Sydney, and Henry, then add another one, that's more of an established pattern than two names.)

Is your husband a numbers kind of guy? Finley has been on the charts since 2005. In 2011, 874 girls were named Finley, and I won't be surprised if that number is higher in the 2012 stats, which are coming out next week.


May 6, 2013 11:54 PM

That's funny because I have a 10-month-old named... Henry!

I think Finley is a great name and doesn't sound made to me, but if he has made up his mind that may be hard to change.  I find the statistics on girls named Finley very interesting. I had no idea it had become a popular choice for girls too!  

May 7, 2013 7:42 AM

To stick along with y endings there is also 









May 7, 2013 12:29 PM

Have I told you folks how amazing you are? Seriously, thank you! I'm having a lot more confidence now, especially that I can move away from 'y" endings without making a kid seem like he/she is the 'black sheep.'  This appriach is exactly why I've been addicted to this site since I was pregnant with my first.

I love the #s game, too, as I'm an analyst by trade and will work that angle. :)

Seriously, a huge thank you for your time, energy and thoughtfulness!

All the best to each of you!

May 7, 2013 4:51 PM

I have cousins named Sydney & Kennedy. I also know sisters Sydney, Aubrey & Mallory and sisters Avery, Hallie, Mackaylie & Paisley.

Brinley, Brylee, Bailey, Carly, Emmary, Ellie, Gracie, Holly, Hartley, Hailey, Josey, Jorey, Lilly, Mally, Macey, Miley, Poppy, Rory, Shelby, Tenley, Tori


May 7, 2013 7:33 PM

My first thought when I read the title was Bailey.  After seeing the middle names, my next thought was Chris.  Bailey Chris. 

May 7, 2013 10:16 PM

When I read your girl's names my first idea was Delaney.  Which I think is really nice, comes with a great nickname but also grows up well.  It has that androgynous surname sound to it that fits with your other girls too.  And it ends in an "ee" sound.

That being said, I would not get too caught up in matching a 3rd name with the first 2.  Two can be a coincidence.  If you want to stick with a naming trend, C middle names is a great theme that isn't so blatently matchey.  And I think, if your 3rd daughter has a middle name that matches her sisters, she won't dwell on the fact that her first name doesn't end in "ee".

But a full list of suggestions would be:











Basically, I think you should just make sure that you love your daughter's name b/c you love it, and not b/c it fits really nicely with her sister's names.  I have 3 cousins, Lucy, Lydia and Liselle. And my aunt would sometimes mention that she really wished she'd named her 3rd daughter Prudence instead of Liselle because she'd always really loved that name.  But she didn't want her to be the odd one out.  If the name you love for your daughter happens to end in an "ee" sound that's awesome.  But don't choose one you only kinda like because it "fits".


So Congratulations! and Good Luck!


May 8, 2013 3:09 PM

Thank you! I, too, like Delaney. You hit on my biggest fear though - using a name that I'm less fond of just because it seems like it belongs. This was refreshing to read. Maybe I'll be able to open the "Nora Corinne" conversation with DH again (or some derivation like Eleanor). :)


May 8, 2013 12:27 PM

I know twins: Sydney and Audrey, big sister is Hannah.

I also know a sibset: Sydney, Aubrey, and Darcy (all girls). 

May 8, 2013 1:09 PM

I love the idea of Delaney with your other two. Sounds perfect. For a mn maybe something like Cora or Corinne.

Delaney Cora would be precious.

Other ideas - Madigan, Hadley, Lucy, Hayden, Molly, Keely, Emerson, Macy, Teagan, Rowan, Darby, Jordyn, Brinley, Campbell

Sorry for repeats! 

May 8, 2013 3:04 PM

Thanks! I, too, like Delaney! Corinne is one of my all-time favorite names!

May 10, 2013 9:28 AM

Cassidy would fit well with your naming style, as would the aforementioned Delaney.  I also like the suggestion of Everly. 

May 8, 2013 8:08 PM

Our daughter is Sloane Catherine. We call her Sloanie sometiimes...everyone seems to really like it . I think it would be great with Avery and Sydney!

We need a good boys name next :)

December 20, 2013 10:01 AM

I know one little girl Sydney. She has two sisters- Brooklyn and Kennedy.

December 20, 2013 10:31 PM

My suggestions before reading comments were: Brynn, Layla or Lyla, or Peyton

After reading the comments - I also think Finley, Delaney, & Cassidy are good choices.

i don't care that much about it ending in a y, but I feel like it should have a y in the name - probably because you spelled it Sydney & not Sidney, so the y theme seems prominent to me.

if you don't care for Cassidy as a first name - I think Cass would make a great middle name.