Name to match siblings - please help.

My first two children are Amelia and Everett. Expecting a third and stuck! Both kids have 2 syllable middle names and our last name has one so the pattern is 3-2-1. The first names start with vowels and although that was coincidence I think it would be nice to keep the pattern. Not sure the gender yet. For a boy I have always loved Oliver and it fits our pattern but my girlfriend just gave her son that name so I am really stuck. Any ideas? I like names that a are classic - not too popular but not unheard of either. Please help!

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July 16, 2017 9:30 AM

Oliver goes great - I'd still use it ,  for girls Imogen or Isabel,  boys Oliver, Orlando or Isaiah

 

Imogen

Ianthe

Isabel

Olivene

Odetta

Idamae

Idabelle

Indigo

India

Indira

Ilana

Ilani

Ivanna

Ursula

 

 

Ignacius

Isaiah

Iverson

Orlando

Othello

Ulysses

Umerto

 

depends if you want to use Y as a vowel - Yolanda, Yasmina, Yohanna, Ysabel, Yulissa, Yvetta, Yveline, Yvonna

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July 16, 2017 10:56 AM

I think Oliver fits well here, too. How close are you with your friend that just gave her son this name? Also, are you looking for a DIFFERENT vowel at the beginning of the baby's name? I also wouldn't necessarily limit yourself to only names that start with vowels. There is no obvious nature to having a baby with an E first name and an A first name- no one will look at another child and think "wow, that one got shafted" or think that there is anything amiss at all. I think you should look at names that you love, and if one fits- then great! You don't want to regret picking a name you aren't 100% sold on for some arbitrary reason.

Some ideas:

Elisa

Clara

Lucy

Maya

Cora

Judah

Grady

Walker

Miles

Leo

Carter

Davis

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July 16, 2017 12:16 PM

Girls:
Audrina, Aveline, Avalon, Athena, Artemis, Adelaide, Allison, Althea, Augusta, Allegra, Ellery, Everly, Evelyn, Eleanor, Eloise, Elodie, Eliza, Irena, Indigo, Ilara, Imogen, Isabelle, Odessa, Yamina

Boys:
Atticus, Adrian, Elliot, Edison, Emerson, Emery, Elias, Isaiah, Orion, Oliver

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July 16, 2017 2:45 PM

As others have said, you might want to look first at names you love without regard to how they "match". You might run across a name that fits this way, or you might find a name you love and realize that it makes another pattern entirely, like all have Germanic roots or all are names of Olympic medalists.

(FWIW, the way I say your children's names Amelia is closer to 4 syllables and Everett closer to 2, so I never would have noticed that pattern at all. If anything, I might look for a 1.5 syllable name, to carry on the countdown—something like Graham or Lourdes. Of course, that doesn't work very well if you're planning on having more children!)