Need Names for Baby??

Hi All! 
I am looking for names for my baby. I am looking to name the baby after my Grandfather Parcel (French background) and would love to keep this theme but I'm not sure if I'm having a boy or a girl. I'm really liking the name Philomela for a girl - not sure where I pidked it up but I think it's really pretty.

Just looking for feedback from Super Babynamers - do you have any siggestions for Parcel or Philomela? Also I like the name Tom and Samantha if that helps 


March 13, 2018 6:32 PM

Also, my uncle's name was Sal, short for Salmonela (the masculine form of Philomela). It was the name of the Greek god of wood carving and I think it's a lovely nmae for a boy. Science has unfortunately given this name a somewhat negative connotation so I would like some feedback. Thanks so much

- Shawnie <3

March 13, 2018 6:55 PM

I'm not sure if Parcel would go over super well in current times because of the relation to packages (like mail!) Also Philomela is a lovely name. There is some lovely folklore about a Philomela who turned into a bird and I just checked your profile and it says that you're a mama bird so that connection is super cute!!

If it's a boy, maybe go for a reiteration of Parcel like Francel or Jonsell!?

March 13, 2018 7:13 PM

I love these "L" names YES!!!!!! Wow you have opened new avenues for my upcoming baby's IDENTITY! gawsh wow.

I love the name Francel, it reminds me of my great grandfather named Francisco Del Tio Piazzaria Il Fantissimo. It is a lovely contemporary italian name. I love the avant-garde and I think Parcel and Jonsell reflect that love of mine. Hvae you ever considered how when you put a child out in the world it is your hope that they will live in a better world than you did even though we adults keep making it worse for future generations? hahaha! This child will be my legacy and I LOVE IT!


Thank you so much "@jeremaya" for the valuable input. I am forever in your debt.


-Shawnie (@Shawnie_Baby) AKA Big Bobbie

March 13, 2018 9:41 PM

Philomela was raped by her brother-in-law, and her sister killed the resulting infant in revenge, then the gods turned Philomela into a bird to save her from the BIL's wrath. Not really a warm-fuzzy, mother-baby kind of story, but I guess from some perspectives it could be called lovely.

I've never heard the name Parcel; in addition to the package issue, it reminds me of parseltongue. But not that many people have read the book that phrase is from, so it's probably not an issue :).

March 14, 2018 10:20 AM

Oh I agree, it's a very obscure book reference  ;-)  But yes, I also thought of Parseltongue.

I also kept reading Philomela as Philomena, even though I knew Philomena wasn't the name being discussed.  I think both names are fairly obscure, but perhaps Philomena is more familiar in general?  Not sure if this is an issue you'd encounter regularly, or if I'm just particularly prone to confusing these two names.  Regardless, I agree that the story of Philomela is problematic.

March 13, 2018 7:14 PM

Also if you like like literary names, here are some you might like






March 13, 2018 7:16 PM

Wowie!!! haha I love those names! HAHA! Wow this is soooo fun!

THANKS SO MUCH for the reply


-Shawnie ;0 ;))))

March 14, 2018 2:18 AM

sorry I dont like Parcel or Salmonela

 Philomela is pretty,  Samantha is nice,  Tom or Thomas is nice, Percival has a similar sound to Parcel or Pascal, Pavel, Parnel,  Pelle or Paul


Philomena, Philippina, Sapphira, Phillipa, Phaedra, Rafaella Seraphina Josephine Dafne Delphine Delma Stephanie Helena Selena Chelsea Odelia Carmella Elodie Samara Susannah Saskia Stella

 Timothy Philippe Philip Raphael Philip Prescott Presley Patrick Pierce Christopher Jasper Rupert Tristram Preston Francis

March 15, 2018 3:37 AM

I don't doubt that Parcel is a French name, but yes it is too silly in English like a mail package!  I say this with sympathy, as my own name is a random French word which made studying abroad in Nice very awkward until I hit on a French nickname.  Is Parcel a variant of Percival?  That would work well, or Percy.  You could also just do Marcel, ha!  If there is an M in your family say it's a mashup of Grandpa Parcel and Uncle Mike (or whatever).  And while I'm not a fan of Kre8tiv names, Celpar or something?  I just reversed the syllables for Parcel.

Salmonella is definitely a no-no.  You could simply go with Solomon, Salvatore, etc.  Sal is also perfectly fine as a standalone man's name.


March 15, 2018 6:44 AM

I think an obvious-ish honour name for Parcel would be Marcel, since they're only one letter apart and both French, while it avoids the package/parseltongue problem. Likewise Marcella could work for a girl, although I do like Philomena (especially with nn Mina).

Salmonela seems like a bit of a no-go zone. I would probably just stick with Sal, possibly for either gender.

March 15, 2018 4:40 PM

My grandfather's name was Marcellus, though he wasn't french.  He went by Mike, but I think there are a ton of nickname options.  It reminded me a bit of Parcel :)