Sister for Josephine

Hi, we have a Josephine we call Josie. Help us with a sister name? Vintage, not too common, and classy with a fun nickname!  We like Francine, to call her Frankie, but is JosephINE and FrancINE too similar for sisters?  

She's Josephine Violet and would be Francine Evelyn.

Thanks!

Replies

1
November 27, 2017 7:34 PM

I don't think Josephine and Francine are too close, especially since they each have a nickname that they use primarily (it seems). I wonder though if you would be open to Francesca or Frances nn Frankie if you feel that they may be too close for your comfort. 

Other ideas:

Eva

Genevieve

Alice

Iris

Martha

Cecilia

Claudia

Lenora

Sylvia

Adelaide

 

2
November 27, 2017 10:08 PM

Thank you! I do love your suggestions as well :)

3
November 27, 2017 10:31 PM

Here are some options that could fit your idea of being classi or may fit well with Josephine

 

Linnea, Viola, Odette, Leonora, Ida, Florence, Francesca, Etta, Avis, Maude, Mavis, Sybil, Belinda, Beatrice, Beatrix, Delilah, Deborah, Estelle, Esther, Edith, Loretta, Anette, Georgette, Susanna, Theresa, Tabitha, Matilda, Lavinia, Rowena, Mabel, Renata, Dorothy, Louisa, Maxine, Ramona, Opal, Eleanora, Imogen, Rosalind, Marceline, Claudette, Cleo, Caroline, Cecilia, Helena, Miriam, Valerie, Adele, Althea, Antonia, Clarice, Lorraine, Marjorie, Marion, Rosemary, Virginia, Rayna, Clementine, Quinn, Lilah, Adelaide, Athena, Blythe, Bronwyn, Briony, Cordelia, Greta, Margo, Harriet, Hazel, Maeve, Magnolia, Naomi, Penelope, Zelda, Agnes, Alice, Clara, Augusta, Dinah, Fiona, Lillian, Maureen, Mariana, Meredith, Vivian, Martha

4
November 28, 2017 4:08 PM

its ok - Francesca and Josephine would be lovely too

others

 

Audrey

Angelique

Annabelle

Genevieve

Vivienne

Lillian

Lucinda

Penelope

Elizabeth

Charlotte

Katherine

Susannah

5
November 28, 2017 3:20 PM

I don't think Josephine and Francine are too similar to use for sisters.  The different syllable count helps them avoid soudning sing-songy together.  However, if you are still unsure, perhaps Frances or Francesca called Frankie instead?

I'll also suggest Cordelia, Helen/Helena, Philippa, Amelia, or Louise/Louisa?   I also think Evelyn would make a nice sister name for Josephine, if you are willing to consider moving it to the first name slot.

6
November 28, 2017 6:43 PM

I think Josephine and Francine are fine together, especially as nn are used. But how about Francesca or Frances or Francina instead? 

7
November 29, 2017 7:31 PM

Josephine and Francine would be a bit much for me personally, but not to the point that if I met sisters called that I'd be privately going 'what where their parents thinking??' If you would be using the nicknames a majority of the time that makes it better as well, although if you liked any of the other franc- names I think that would be a good direction to go to have a bit more distinction between their names and still get Frankie as a nickname.

8
November 29, 2017 11:56 PM

This is 100% how I feel about it, too. My opinion is likely also coloured by the fact that the -ine/een ending is not a personal favourite, though I do quite like Josephine. 

9
December 1, 2017 4:46 PM

It's a great sibling set imo - I would suggest 

Charlotte 

Florence

Genevieve 

Isadora

Matilda

Penelope 

Aurelia

Katherine 

Abigail 

Berenice 

Lillian 

Ophelia 

Rosaline 

Suzanna "Suzy"

Theodora

 

 

 

10
By mk
December 1, 2017 7:02 PM

What about Frances instead? I know sisters named Josephine and Frances, and I think I prefer that over Francine. I like Francesca as well.

11
December 1, 2017 7:09 PM

Are you planning on having more children? If so, I wouldn't go with Josephine and Francine, because then you'd either feel pressured to find another -ine name, or it might be strange that only two of your kids' names rhyme.

I love Francesca as an alternative. Or you could use Francine as the middle name.

Evelyn Francine

Eva Francine

 

I also like:

Sophie (Fi, Fifi)

Clara

Claudia (Claud)

Marguerite (Maggie, Rita)

Margot (Maggie)

Matilda (Mattie, Tillie)

Frieda

Roslyn (Roz)

Colette (Coco, Cole)

Celeste

Victoria (Tori)

Bianca

Lavinia (Liv, Livvy, Vinny)

Lorelai (Lori)

Susanna (Suzie, Zannie)

Miranda (Mimi, Mira, Randi)

Alexandra (Alex, Ali, Zannie)

Deirdra (Dede)

12
December 4, 2017 5:32 AM

I don't think they are too close. I put the word stress in different places, JO-se-phine and Fran-CINE, so I find that the rhyming it mostly visual for me, and I'm not sure how much it would be noticed in real life. 

13
December 11, 2017 6:46 PM

I like Francesca!  Very similar but not quite as close sounding.