Help! Need to find a name for baby girl

I am 4 months pregnant. We had a boy name picked out, but found out we are having a girl. We’re over the moon happy, but we are struggling to come up with a girl name. I want a classic name that will grow with our daughter, but one that’s not overused. 

For reference, here’s the four names that she’s already been named (lol), but we scrapped them for one reason or another and are back to the drawing board:

1) Genevieve

2) Camilla 

3) Everly

4) Eliza 

 

So these have been our favorite so far. Our last name starts with an S and is one syllable. Any suggestions would be great!  Thanks 

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February 5, 2018 5:47 PM

Congratulations!

Based on those ideas, I'm inclined to suggest Madeleine, Cecilia, Lydia, Eleanor, Gemma, Viola...

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February 5, 2018 6:15 PM

Can you tell us why those four names were discarded? That would help us not suggest names that have the same thing 'wrong' with them.

You could also play with the Name Matchmaker here, putting in three of your names in various combinations gives suggestions like: Clara, Vivian, Helena, Lillian, Beatrice, Cecily, Marina, Emilia, Violet, Stella but you can set filters for things like popularity, traditional vs contemporary, length etc.  

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By Coll
February 5, 2018 6:19 PM

I plugged Genevieve, Camilla, and Eliza into Name Matchmaker (Everly is more of an outlier) and it came up with:

Adelaide, Josephine, Vivian, Lydia, Helena, Clara, Lucy, Julia, Lillian, and Charlotte.

I agree that Cecilia would be lovely and I'd also suggest Evelyn, Beatrice, Louisa, Eloise, Sylvia, Felicity, and Penelope.

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February 5, 2018 7:37 PM

We eliminated Genevieve because, unfortunately, my husband's first cousin just named her daughter this and we feel the name is now taken.  We're rethinking Camilla and Eliza because they end in the letter "a" and so does our other two daughters' names.  We're trying to do something different.  Lastly, I don't consider Everly a classic name, though I really like it, and I want a classic name for her.  : )

 

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February 5, 2018 8:22 PM

Instead of Eliza: Elizabeth. Instead of Everly: Beverly. (Still originally a locative surname, but in much longer use as a given name than Everly.) Instead of Camilla: Camille, Cecily, or Callisto. Instead of Genevieve: Evelyn.

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February 6, 2018 12:55 AM

Amelia, Aurora, Anastasia, Anna, Ava, Alexandra, Arielle, Adele, Arabella, Alice, Amaila, Briony, Corrine, Charlotte, Clara, Caroline, Chloe, Daphne, Emily, Eleanor, Emma, Felicity, Gabrielle, Gemma, Gwendolyn, Hannah, Isabelle, Josephine, Juliet, Jane, Julianna, Kathleen, Lillian, Lavinia, Maxine, Marion, Meredith, Mirabel, Miranda, Natalie, Noelle, Odette, Paulina, Quinn, Rosamund, Rosalie, Rosslyn, Rose, Scarlett, Sophia, Seraphina, Tabitha, Theresa, Veronica, Vivian, Valerie, Viola, Violet, Vanessa, Victoria

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February 6, 2018 3:40 AM

I think another name ending with a to match her sisters would be nice - what letters do they start with

 

Camilla and Eliza are lovely

 

other classic names - Laura, Olivia, Jessica, Rebecca, Susanna, Amelia, Elisa, Eva, Emma, Ella, Isabella, Gabriella, Julia, Sophia