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1
March 16, 2017 12:45 PM

Both names are great. I have a slight preference for

Molly because I think it sounds better with your last name. Katherine Sullivan has double -en sound endings. I prefer a different ending. Molly Katherine is lovely!

2
February 8, 2017 08:15 PM

I like Greta Grace. (Greta for Margaret).

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February 6, 2017 08:32 PM

I would love for Hazel. Ava is a lovely name but because so many more names are out there that start with "A" (Amelia, Ashlyn, Adalyn, Anna, Ana, Addison, Avery, Aubrey), Hazel stands out as more distinctive.

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February 5, 2017 08:35 PM

I love Julia but I appreciate the concern about a repeat initial. Not a deal-breaker on my book. 

 

You probably have, but want to be sure you have considered these Biblical names.

Anna

Rachel

Naomi

Mary

Elizabeth (repeat "E")

best wishes!

5
August 12, 2016 08:24 PM
In Response to It's a boy!!!

I have a son named Erik and I recommend it! 

6
August 8, 2016 09:15 PM
In Response to Twin Names!

Congratulations! Beautiful choices!

7
August 2, 2016 04:22 AM

Beautiful choice!

8
July 28, 2016 02:26 PM
In Response to Wesley- for a GIRL!

In my opinion, yes. 

9
July 22, 2016 09:21 PM
In Response to Twin Names!

If you would like to use the  -lia ending, how about 

Dalia/Daliah Jane 

Cecelia Jane

Natalia Jane

Emilia Jane

Joanna is a lovely name too!  

10
July 22, 2016 03:08 PM
In Response to Twin Names!

My favorite of your boys names is Silas.  

For your daughter, I would avoid anything with "Rose" in it because your first daughter's middle name is Rose. I would also avoid any name with -Lynn (such as Marilynn) because of the Lynn is Gracelynn.You seen to like double-barreled girls' names. How about-

Mary-Jane

Mary-Beth

Annabelle

Tessa Jane

Annaliese

11
July 22, 2016 04:16 AM

Congratulations on your little Wolf! 

12
July 15, 2016 03:23 PM

Although we did not choose her name solely for this reason, we named our daughter, who was our next child after a pregnancy loss, Laura. This family of names (in my understanding) are derived from the plant Laurel, which is a symbol for victory. I certainly felt like we were celebrating a victory over loss, death, & hopelessness. So I would offer...

 

Laurel

Laura

Lauren

 

best wishes!

13
June 26, 2016 08:47 PM

I'll just chime in that I love Kirsten. I love Kristin too but what I love about Kirsten is that it doesn't nickname to Kris (a positive for me). Elsa strikes me as a difficult to nickname as well. I also love Marit but Kirsten is my #1. 

14
June 26, 2016 03:09 AM

Congratulations!  My favorite from your list is Jessa.  Mae is a lovely middle name. I love Elizabeth though so I would suggest that combination.

Jessa Elizabeth

To my ears, Jenna and Hannah are too close. 

 

15
May 23, 2016 09:06 PM
In Response to Triplets

I like Oliver Truman Donahue! We used my maiden for our son's middle and I like how it honors my side since he carries his father's last name. Our two daughters have family names (traditional first names not surnames) as middles.

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May 23, 2016 08:12 PM
In Response to Triplets

I agree that family names for all 3 (or none) would be nice. I adore Andrew and like Oliver Andrew. The 3 syllable FN + 2 syllable MN is pleasing. Oliver Robert and Oliver Nelson are solid. Why not hitting the sweet spot for you? How about your maiden name?

17
May 22, 2016 10:38 PM
In Response to Triplets

Love Oliver James but not a fan of O.J. initials. I also love Oliver Thomas.

18
February 22, 2016 07:29 PM
In Response to Peter or John

I love both Peter & John. Any chance of using them both? Peter John. Has a nice ring to it and honors grandpa without doubling up on first name namesakes.  

19

Lydia Rachel is lovely! 

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January 23, 2016 05:48 AM
In Response to Grace or Lucy

If you would like to avoid a middle with an /s/ sound but like Elizabeth and Annaliese, I would look for a name that is similar and also long but without the /s/ sound.  One that came to find is Bethany, because I know you like Biblibal names and it has a "Beth" in it.

Grace Bethany

Bethany is a place name referenced in John 11:1.

Also perhaps Grace Anna

Anna is of course only 4 letters but is 2 syllables. I love the story of Anna in the Bible, found in Luke 2:36-38. Anna is named as a prophetess. Another woman names as an early follower of Christ is Julia.  

Grace Julia

 (She is briefly referenced in Paul's letter to the Romans - Romans 16:15-17)

I know you thought about Mary or Maria for a first name. How about using a Mary name for Grace's middle?

Grace Marie

Grace Maria

Grace Mary

Grace Marta

or - something very not vanilla - Grace Magdalene - one of Christ's  followers . Mark 16:9 

best wishes!!