We need a name for our third daughter, due in 6 weeks...HELP!!!!

My 4 year old is Olive Jean, my 2 year old is Violet Lee (got middle names from grandpa on both sides) now I'm expecting daughter #3 in 6 WEEKS and we can't decide on a fitting name. Please help!!!

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January 27, 2014 3:19 PM

Just curious, you seem to have both botanical/nature and color themes going.  Coincidence, or do you want to continue either or both?  Or do you want to avoid "three's a theme" and go off in an entirely different direction?

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January 27, 2014 3:32 PM

It was not intentional but now feels like we need to follow some sort of order. We chose Olive and Violet because they were both older names from the 1800's not for any other reason

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January 27, 2014 4:09 PM

Another older (and botanical) name would be Fern. Or older, nature, and color: Coral and Ruby. Older, botanical, color: Rose (obviously). More unusual plant/color: Lavender or Lilac, Saffron.

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January 28, 2014 2:03 PM

The name Ivy would stick with both the V and the botanical theme, plus be an older name. 

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January 28, 2014 2:49 PM

I was going to suggest Ivy, too. If you'd rather not keep going botanical, Evelyn fits the older with a V theme.

 

Middle names are a little harder. Do you have any more family names, like grandmother maiden names? I know both my and my mom's maiden names would work as male first names without anyone batting an eye, but not girls.

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January 27, 2014 3:25 PM

I also noticed the color/botanical theme, as well as the fact that both names have the letter V. 

My first thought for style & to match the botanical theme was Hazel.  I also thought of Vivian if you'd like to continue with the V theme.

If keeping the theme isn't important to you, maybe you'd like Cora, Alice, Stella, June, Eliza, Nora, Clara?  

Oh, another nice botanical/color name would be Iris.

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By mk
January 27, 2014 3:26 PM

If you want to continue with botanical names, I like Hazel and Laurel.

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January 29, 2014 4:11 PM

I second Hazel and Laurel!  Beautiful names that fit without being overly thematic!

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January 27, 2014 5:41 PM

I like the suggestion of Lavender & also Laurel. Others I like: Scarlett, Clove/Clover, Pearl, Willow, Sage...

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January 27, 2014 7:26 PM

Pearl and Iris are favorites of mine.  My husband's grandmother was Violet and she had a sister named Iris.

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January 28, 2014 2:05 PM

Very clever that you have two names that are both colours and botanical, even if it was not intentional. Rose and Hazel are two more that fit both categories, and have that same retro vibe as Olive and Violet, although the first name that popped into my head was Ruby. I also think Laurel or Florence would work well.

If you don't want to be too themey, I will suggest Ruth, Mabel, Louise, Lila and Sylvia.

 

 

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January 28, 2014 2:16 PM

Maud

Flora

Irene

Etta

Katie

Lydia

Lottie

Viola

Caroline

Addie

Hazel

Georgia

Esther

Mollie

Olive

Willie

Harriet

Emily

Charlotte

Amanda

Kathryn

These were all names near the popularity of the names you like in 1880. I especially like Irene, Lottie, and Lydia. Any name on the list would match your style.

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January 28, 2014 2:21 PM

I like the previous suggestions of Hazel and Laurel.  If you want to with the old and nature and color theme there is Garnet (a red stone, that was a popular name way back when), also Ruby and Pearl (both gems and colors). 

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January 29, 2014 2:30 PM

Iris would fit your "theme" and has a similar style/sound.

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January 29, 2014 2:41 PM

How about Tertia? (pronounced Tersha)

It's latin for "third".   I'd have loved to call our daughter that, and she was the third child, but I was outvoted :-(

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January 29, 2014 4:09 PM

Both of those names are botanical and colors and they also share an OL and VI sequence.  They are so nice together!  I see how naming #3 is hard.

My suggestions: 

Sylvia
Coral
Virginia
Poppy
Ginger
Ivory
Lavender
 

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January 29, 2014 5:22 PM

Naming no. 3 is EASY!   

Tertia, because it's a pretty name and means "no. 3".

 

 

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January 29, 2014 10:40 PM

I also have an Olive and a Violet!  Though mine are in reverse order, as my 4-year old is Violet and my 18-month old is Olive.  (To make it even stranger, they also have a grandpa named Lee.)  Congrats on another girl! I will be reading this entire post with interest, just in case!  :)  I can contribute some names that we have tossed around as potentials that work well for the sibset:

Rosalie

Ivy

Annelise

Ruby

 

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January 31, 2014 3:09 PM

I saw your post from back when you were asking about naming your Olive!!! Such a great name!!! I love my Olive so and could never imagine her as any other name!!!! I was sad when I read the posts from others that didn't like the name and was very happy that you still chose it!! This third name is a toughy. My three favorites have been crossed off...Lola-husband hates it, Ruby-cousin named her daughter Ruby, Lucy-our neighbors just got a puppy and of coarse named her Lucy :( so I am at a complete loss. I like a lot of the suggestions but nothing really feels right. My husband is stuck on Piper. Not a bad name but very different from the first two. The rest of the list consists of Hazel, Phoebe, Clover, Crimson, Ivy, Finley, Norah, Iris, Ella. We have decided to wait until we see her to make our final decision. We weren't 100% sure on Violet so we waited until we saw her too and she was a Violet from the instant we saw her!! Hope it goes as easy this time too!!! Funny thing also...my mother lives in Vermont and sent me a small newspaper clipping written about a local family there that have 3 daughters named Olive, Violette and Sage :)

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January 31, 2014 1:38 AM

i particularly like the previous suggestions of Pearl or Laurel. I also immediately thought of Wren, though it doesnt have the color connection.

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January 31, 2014 3:17 PM

Wren was on our boy list!! Husband doesn't know if he likes it for a girl :)

 

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February 8, 2019 7:33 AM

gorgeous names! if you like slightly alternative nature name, i would suggest

camille

clover

dahlia

fern

flora

holly

hazel

ivy

lavender

posie

my top picks from this list are lavender, clover and  ivy, as it has the same amount of syllablys as olive and violet, it has the same "old fashioned" nature theme and they tie the 'V' in both your girls names which is absolutely lovely.

say you do pick ivy, lavender or clover, if there isnt a family name that you will use, here are some pretty suggestions:

ivy camilla

ivy lavender

ivy alannah

ivy victoria

ivy grace

ivy paige

ivy alice

ivy lucia

 

clover grace

clover paige

clover camille

clover isabelle

clover arabella

clover hope

clover pippa

clover sophia

 

lavender grace

lavender ellen

lavender aria

lavender wren

lavender paisley

lavender piper

lavender jane