Help with naming baby 4

Hello everyone I found out recently I am expecting a little girl. Baby girl has 3 older sisters, twins Ada Monae and Adelle Nancy. She also has another big sister Adrienne Lee. We got Ada's name from my hubby's hometown. After picking her name we made her twin sister name match it and then a few years later with adrienne  we decided to keep the "ad" name theme going. We were hoping for a little boy as this will be our last baby but we got suprised with another little girl. We would like to keep the "ad" theme but we can't find anymore ad names we like so I am hoping you guys can help. We prefer unique names but we will consider any names as long as they start with ad. 


October 16, 2017 10:53 PM

Most of the Ad- names are variants of Adalheid, and you already have two of those (Ada and Adelle). So I wouldn't suggest any more from that group (like Adelaide and Adeline). One option would be Addison. Another would be Adina/Adena which appears in the Bible.

October 16, 2017 10:58 PM

Thank you! We don't really care for the name Addison because of how common it is. I really like the name Adena though so that is on the list of maybes. We are also thinking of the name Adrea (A- dree-uh).

October 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Adaire, Adalia, Adeline, Adelaide, Adalynn, Addison, Adella, Addy, Adley, Adira, Adria, Adrina

October 17, 2017 1:12 AM

I love Adalia so thank you for that suggestion! I love Adella we actually considered this name but went with Adelle instead anyway adella would be to close to sister adelle so we have to pass on that one. We are also considering the name Adria but spelling it Adrea. I also like the name Adrena. Anyway thanks for the suggestions :) 

October 17, 2017 9:03 AM

Adrena is the word "adrenal" (as in the gland) with the L missing.

My instinct is to caution you that Adria is just Adrienne without the diminutive ending, but you already have Ada/Adele, which is the same thing, so I suppose for you it would be a nice parallel.

October 18, 2017 1:10 AM

Didn't we have a discussion once about the "naminess" of Adrenaline? It's both nature and science inspired, and has the classic, somewhat frilly -line feminine ending but with a super-charged, super-hero kind of kick: it's like the secret identity of mild-mannered librarian Adeline after she goes into anaphylactic shock from being stung by a radioactive bee and has to be revived with an experimental new epi pen. And for the OP , it would match the Ad-pattern and give a completely new syllable-stress pattern (four syllables, stress on 2nd and 4th). Lots of nickname options, too: Eppie would be a super cute lateral choice, and Audrey or Lena would be fairly straightforward blending-in options.

By EVie
October 18, 2017 9:17 AM

Ok, someone definitely needs to write a comic about this character. That's just brilliant. 

October 17, 2017 2:34 AM

Adalia Adelise Adala Adania Adelise Addica Addassah Adaya Adelphia Adina Adeline Adelissa Adelpha Adelise Adelae Aditi Adrita

Adica Adorabella Adia Adelia Adinda Adley Adrielle Adriella Adira Adora Adaira Adellie Adama Adan Adaria Adasha Adaya Adelei Adelice Adelma Adelphia Adelvice Adelya Adesha Adessa Adia Adissa Adlina Adnisha Adorae Adoria Adorlee Adrey Adyn Adoria

By EVie
October 17, 2017 11:40 AM

Adam for a boy, or the Spanish form Adan. And you could also take the feminine form Adamina for a girl.

October 17, 2017 2:29 PM

I mentioned in your other thread that I really like the variety you've managed in your three girls' names, even though they all start with the same sound. Specifically, each subsequent name introduces at least one new consonant (Ada just has D, Adelle adds L, and Adrienne adds R and N without the L); they each have the stress on a different syllable (the twins both have two syllables, with the stress in Ada on the 1st and in Adelle on the second, and  Adrienne has three syllables with stress on both 1st and 3rd, at least the way I say it); and they each have distinct ending sounds (-uh, -el, -en).

I think it would be great to continue this distinguishing theme to some extent. It's pretty hard to get a completely different syllable stress, but I think you could do something with a different consonant and/or a different ending sound.

Of the names already suggested, some that fit one or more of the criteria above include

Different consonant: Adasha (but watch out for those racist A-a jokes), Adessa, Adama (this would be my pick, because I'm a geek) and Adamina (this one also adds a syllable).

Different ending: Adley and variants (I'd suggest Adlai, though I'm not sure if the Stevenson association is old enough yet), Adrey (like Audrey, without the U)

Different/new consonant AND different ending: AditiAdelise and variants, Adelvice (like Eidelweiss, with Anglicized spelling)

Another thought: Araceli is a Marian-epithet name, from the Latin for approximately "altar of the sky/heavens". You could use Adaceli, which in Latin (ad a coeli) means "towards the sky/heavens". It gives you a new consonant sound, a fourth syllable, and a different ending sound.

October 17, 2017 4:28 PM

It does seem like it will get progressively harder to find names that you actually like, that also fit your theme, and are distinguishable from your other children's names... loosening the 'ad' theme might open up more names that you Audrey still had the A-D sound at the beginning,  just not the spelling...and the three endings you have so far -a, -elle and -enne made me think of the ending -ette like maybe Bernadette as a fourth daughter would still have the A-D sequence and a complementary ending without being quite so matchy as the given name Adette, though that would be a cute nickname. (I think Adrienne and Bernadette sound like cute sister names, though even three years ago I wouldn't have pegged Bernadette as the next darling of my friend list)

October 18, 2017 6:06 AM

I second Audrey! I think it's similar enough that it's clear you are continuing the theme, and different enough to give the girls some breathing space, it's a standard name like the other three, and each girl has her own ending.

October 17, 2017 4:37 PM

A bit further afield, what about either Adorinda or Adrastea/Adrasteia? Adrastea (in that spelling) is one of the moons of Jupiter, and in Greek mythology Adrasteia (with various spellings) was a nymph who was charged with raising Zeus as an infant.

October 18, 2017 11:29 AM

thanks for all the help! We have found a name!

I do like Adrea but it was just to close to Adrienne. Last night I spent a lot of time thinking and looking at names and I thought about how much I love ette ending names. After looking at a article of et ending names they just so happen to have a rare one the started with an ad! I saw the name Aderette (aeD-eh-RehT) and I really fell in love. It was unique and different from other names but still worked and it is also a very rare name. My husband actually really like it as well. So we both decided that baby "A.J" full name will be Aderette Jade. Our family is a little dissapointed that we didn't go with Adrey but they actually like Aderette better than Adaria and because ette are a little on trend right now they think she will fit right in. Though for the most part she will just be call "A.J" as we all love the nickname and if people have trouble with her name she can just go by "A.J".

October 18, 2017 12:37 PM

Congratulations! As nedibes suggested, you have found a name with a different stress pattern and ending! Well done.

October 18, 2017 12:42 PM

For real, well done! You've managed to find a minimally-matching-though-still-following-the-established-pattern name :) And to top it off, it has both clear pronunciation and spelling.

October 18, 2017 6:23 PM

And actually, surprisingly enough, potentially a different first syllable sound for each!

(Ay) duh

(Uh) dell

(Aid) ree-en

(Ad) uh-ret


October 18, 2017 6:44 PM

Great job! I'm glad you've found a name you can all love!

October 19, 2017 1:01 AM

I was going to suggest Adelaide or Adeline, but it sounds like you came up with your own very unique solution!  Love it!