My triplets

I am expecting triplets (two girls and 1 boy) girls in mid May (17th May) this year and i am having trouble chosing names for the two girls as there are so many i like. The boy will be called James Theodore Archie McArthur (McArthur is our surname). James is after my late grandfather and Theodore and Archie are names that i have always likes. I would like for both the girls to have 2 middle names. My shortlist for the two girls is as follows:

Fist names -


. Aria

. Cora

. Evangeline (Eva for short)

. Lucia

. Lillian

. Cecilia

. Genevieve (Jenny for short)


Middle names - 


. Martha

. Elle

. Hallie

. Luna

. Felicity 

. Marylin

. Annalise

. Tabitha

. Cynthia 

. Teagan


We already have 1 daughter who is 4 (Hermione Esther Elise McArthur) and a son who is 1 (Ferris Roger Jay McArthur).


If you have any sugestions as to which names we should pick (1 from the top list and 2 from the bottom) that would be a great help!


Thank you!!!




February 16, 2018 2:41 PM

I think that the best combination would be Cora Martha Teagan and Lillian Tabitha Elle :)

February 16, 2018 2:47 PM

The only stand out first names in my humble opinion are Lucia and Cecilia... The others are just so common...


Lucia Analise or Cecilia Analise


Best wishes on your growing family!

February 17, 2018 5:28 AM

my husband loves the name Cecilia so that might end up being one of the names. 

February 16, 2018 2:54 PM

So many great choices! I agree that it's hard to pick which one to put where.

I like Hermione's repeating initials, so I'd go with

Cora Martha Cynthia

and switch it up a bit and do

Tabitha Luna Lillian

March 14, 2018 3:11 AM

We liked the repeating initials as well as well thought it flowed nicely :)

February 16, 2018 5:43 PM

what about Coraline and Lucia - they would go great with Hermione


Coraline Felicity Tegan

Lucia Elle Annalise


I love Evangeline and Genevieve too

Evangeline Martha Teagan

Genevieve Felicity Hallie

February 18, 2018 1:59 PM

Out of your first names, I like Lillian and Cecilia. I guess I like the "lia' sounds. In this case they are pronounced differently, thus not too matchy for sisters.

From your mn list, I like Martha, Hallie, Luna, and Annalise.

I won't try to match them to the first names because a) middle name flow doesn't matter as much as first and last and b) it makes my brain hurt. :)

February 19, 2018 4:51 AM

Wow, yet another poster is pregnant with multiple girls! 

March 6, 2018 5:20 PM

It's even more amazing that another family used so many of these exact same names with their different multiples!

The original poster should definitely consider this post for inspiration!

March 6, 2018 6:37 PM

Gosh, what a shocking coincidence!  And another McArthur family, to boot!  Maybe they're distant cousins using names off the mutual family tree. :D

February 19, 2018 5:47 PM

Congratulations! What a lovely selection of names! I love Cora, Aria, Evangeline, and Lucia from your list of first names, and my favourite names from the second list are Martha, Hallie, Luna, and Annelise. I think Cora and Evangeline sound the best with the sibling's names.

Cora Martha Elle McArthur

Aria Luna Hallie McArthur

Evangeline Felicity Elle McArthur

Lucia Martha Hallie McArthur

Cora Teagan Hallie McArthur

Evangeline Cynthia Felicity McArthur

Hope this helps!

March 6, 2018 1:32 PM

Congratulations!  My favorites are:


Cora Elle Annalise

Lillian Martha Marilyn


If you are open to shortening Marilyn to Mary, I like

Lillian Martha Mary

March 17, 2018 3:15 PM

I do like the name Mary and it is a very sweet nickname for Marylin. 

March 7, 2018 4:13 PM


yes. That are my husbands brothers children. The names we also have in common are family names and family traditions.


March 7, 2018 9:10 PM

Is it terribly confusing to have two little girls of the same age named Hermione running around at family gatherings?


Have you asked your nieces (Cora and Aria) what they think about potentially having a cousin who shares their name?  I would think it might be time to introduce a new name into the mix.

March 7, 2018 10:32 PM

While you‘re at it, I’d ask James Ferris Theo how he feels about a first cousin who shares literally 3 of his 4 names, especially given that another cousin shares the fourth. 

I agree that you should bring some new names into the family. At least, give each kid ONE name not shared by a first cousin. 

March 8, 2018 4:17 AM

Firstly We ALL think that we should introduce some new names and being more unique. Middle name is Madeline and everyone female on my mothers side has had Madeline somewhere in their name. I married into a family that also has family name traditions but just ... a few more!


Hermione ( my daughter) goes by Hermione but my niece goes by Minnie which is a shortened version of Hermione.


my nephew James goes by his second middle name Theo but I done know what my future son will go by. So although it looks very confusing and I little bit weird written down, it is fine as we all go by different names.


March 8, 2018 1:51 PM

If another sibling has another toddler named Hermione sitting in the woodwork somewhere you should know that Hero is another option to consider, as is Maya... if you guys are going to work these names super hard, you might have to get creative!

March 17, 2018 11:37 PM

Hi Emily, congratulations on your triplets!

My favourtie is Lucia Elle Annalise, or Aria Luna Hallie.

Would you consider using say Teagan as a first name? I know quite a few teagans but its not too common. I think even Annalise is a cute first name.

Feel free to keep me updated! Thanks

March 18, 2018 7:32 AM

DH and I both love Teagan and have considered it as a first name. We also like Annalise as a first name but DH is not so keen on Anna or Lisa as a NN. 

Thank you for your input. I will keep updating everyone on any news or decisions!

March 18, 2018 11:08 AM

One of my best mates is an Annalise. She gets called anna pap only because of her last name. She never gets called lisa but does get called lisy if this helps. Thanks

March 18, 2018 2:28 PM

I like Lisy. I will try to convince DH


March 24, 2018 9:10 AM

Me and DH have thought of a few names that are in a second (and shorter) shortlist but we have decided to wait until the babies are born in May to name them as i believe that it is better to see the baby before naming it.

We are still very open to an more idea, pairings or thoughts from you guys though!

I will update you all on anymore decisions