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The only problem with this system is that seasonal associations are different around the world. So for someone in the Northern hemisphere, August and July may conjure feelings of summer and the sea, but in the Southern Hemisphere they're the coldest months of the year. Christmas in Australia is usually at the 40degree mark (celsius), so personally I would never associate any of the 'wintery' names with Christmas. (I understand this is a hypothetical situation, but just something to think about)
I have to agree with Ivy Winter being a little to nature-y, I love Livia - but it would probably be constantly mistaken for Olivia (I know a little girl called Sabella, who is always being called Isabella).
Some other suggestions (I love the 'V' theme everyone's picking up on) - Felicity, Iris, Zelda, Imogen (I think Imogen Winter, has a nice flow to it - even though I usually don't concern myself with flow), Evangeline, Olive, Eloise, Geneva, Jemima, Paloma, Lavinia, Eleanora, Clara, Aveline, Vivienne, Viviana, Carlotta, Valeria/Valerie, Vera, Gwen and Amalia.
From what you've said it seems your looking for a less common variant of a more popular traditional name (this is why I've suggested Amalia, Eleanora and Olive).
Elena? Not really French, the french form would be - Hélène (which then doesn't have five letters)
But I'll give Hélène a 7
Next one; Anaïs
As an Australian I've seen all 3 spellings used -
Alasdair - I have only seen once and it is never spelt correctly (I would probably steer away from that spelling)
Alastair Is my automatic guess if it it pronounced a-las-STAIR, but if it's a-lis-STAIR I would guess Alistair.
its a rare enough name in Australia for you to choose between Alastair and Alistair. If it goes down to picking hairs, Cillian is 'i' heavy so I would probably choose Alastair. (I also think Alastair looks more balanced than Alistair)
Alastair Cillian or Alistair Cillian - which looks better to you? and how do you pronounce it?
Zara, Erin, Paige, Jenna, Shae, Brenna, Brooke, Quinn, Chelsea, Sierra, Emery, and Elena
Are there any family honour names you could use? If this is not an option, are there any names you like but arent using for some reason? Do you prefer common middle names or something a bit unique ?Without any other information I suggest
(as Penrose is a surname and placename I have suggested some more feminine names in general)
I think Vivian Monroe sounds lovely (It think it would be a more memorable name than Vivian Mae), also Louise Monroe and Jane Monroe (Ingrid sounds nice as well, but I find it not as pretty as the other names on your list).
Other first name suggestions...
and Alice Monroe
Mallory Georgia Collier
Evelyn Georgia Collier
Aubrey Georgia Collier
Alexis Georgia Collier
Phoebe Georgia Collier
Emery Georgia Collier
Camille Georgia Collier
Brooke Georgia Collier (I think the 1st and last name combo works really well here)
(I have to second Alice as well)
and don't worry too much about the flow of the first and middle name (you could do Jordan Georgia if you really want to), pick a first name you love before you try to make it flow with the middle name. You won't be calling her Georgia for the rest of her life..
Depending on where you live will change the frequency of it happening - as a Julia in Australia, it doesnt happen frequently but it does happen. My sister liked to tease me when I was a child by calling me Jul-ya (in a strong bogan Australian accent), while the English and South Africans seem to pronounce it with 3 syllables. In my experience American's and Canadians are slightly more prone to the 2 syllable pronounciation - if it is not 2 syllables it is rather joined. I wouldnt say it is a dealbreaker to not use Julia though.
I think Lena is a lovely name, and your choice of pronounciation will depend on how often it will be pronounced correctly. It is a name that is easy to change pronounciations quickly, and we say our names out loud more often then they are read out. Cecilia and Lydia are also wonderful choices but I think Lena is still my personal front runner. Cecilia will most likely be misspelt half of the time (Cecelia), so the pronounciation of Lena is really not that big of a deal.
My first other thought was Julia (my own name, which is never pronounced incorrectly or misspelt) - this was reassured as the top name suggestion on matchmaker
Clara, Lina (another spelling - but also could be unusable depending on your desired pronounciation), Celia, Eliza, Claudia/Klaudia, Mia and Aurelia
First up - Are you considering these names as nicknames or full names? This will definitely change people's preferences of each name (would Elly be just Elly or Eloise/Eleanor/Ellianna etc); from previous experience most of the people on this forum prefer full names over nicknames.
Personally I love the name Nell, but couldn't imagine a grown up Nellie. I do, however know several grown up Elly's and Allie's - spelling is also a preference. If Allie is the full name I would go with that spelling, but with Elly I would automatically assume it was Ellie.
If these were the full names my preferences would be
Ellie (ie spelling)
This changes to the opposite order if they are nicknames to full names: as these are all great nicknames but need grown up/ professional names. Examples include
Nellie - Eleanor, Helen/a, Nell, Penelope, Elena and Cornelia
Allie - Alexandra (and other Alex- names), Alicia, Alia, Alison, and Alice. (Or Rosalie, Natalia)
Elly/Ellie - Ellianna, Eleanor, Eloise, Elise, Eliza, (or Noelle, Gabrielle/a)
Other nicknames/ nickname sounding names that (I believe) can stand on there own
- Etta, Mina, Abbey, Della, Lena, Elsie, Bridie, Clem, Connie, Stella, Lainey and Carly
I personally grew up with a girl named Kiah, and she was constantly spelling and prononcing her name for others. She pronounced it KY-uh but got a whole lot of other pronouncitations and spellings. I don't know how I thought to pronounce it at first (I was probably 5 or 6 when I first met her); now I automatically read it as KY-uh.
In this instance I think the spelling is more of an issue, as people don't automatically think of K-I-A-H as an option. - and as mentioned before Kiah is also a girls name which has mutiple spellings (generally the more trendy KAYA/ KAIA are used) - both of these spellings have been featured in the top 1000 where as Kiah has never been in the top 1000 for boys or girls.
That's wonderful! The middle name sets off Tess wonderfully. (I think you really wanted to go with Tess the whole time by the sound of things)
The only thing that would stop you from using it is that they are both 1 syllable names with an abunance of consonants. Giving it not much of it a flow, but I don't think it should stop you from using it - Especially if you really like the name Blake.
To go with Caroline I would suggest
Annalise, Phoebe, Elena, Felicity, Natalia, Emilia, Lucy, Alexandra, Tessa, Rebecca, Eva, Jemima, Elodie, Greta, Isobel and Holly
Are there any names you would like to use but are either not completely sold on or uable to use?
Being an Australian named Julia myself, I must say the Julia Gillard phase has died out. Especially with there being the recent swap of leadership. I don't think it was ever a real problem, because of the general popularity of Julia in Australia.
Other suggestions for girls from me would be (sorry for any repeats) Adele, Julianna (or other Jul- alternatives if the Gillard association is still strong), Celia, Amalia, Florence, and Henrietta; mainly because of a book I read with characters whose names were Nell and Etta (short for Eleanor and Henrietta).
Your main problem seems to be that names don't fit in your sibset or sound too similar to Lewis. Don't worry to much about the sibset, but I would stick to the trying not to be matchy.
According to match maker using - Sienna, Lainey and Brooklyn (I'm assuming that Sienn is a typo for Sienna, and it doesnt recognise Laynie) some suggestions would be
Harmony, Shayla, Aubrey, Cadence, Paisley, Aspen, Emilia, Eden and Skye
the first things that came to my own mind were - Marina, Alexa, Elodie, Lily and Kelsey
It would obviously be more convenient to use Beatrix for the nickname Trixie, but Trixie is definitely still a very usable nickname for Beatrice (in my opinion). In the long run, I think Beatrice is a more classic sounding name then Beatrix and I do prefer it as a full name without any other conditions. Unless you love literary name connections (Beatrix Potter), I would use Beatrice if you prefer it.
As you seem to so far be skewing towards unisex names, I would suggest
- Payton/ Peyton
and Teagan (obviously quite a few of these can be swapped to the other gender if needed be)
For boys - I second the idea to use Everett as the first name
I think Greta is a beautiful name. (as others have said) It definitely fits with the other vintage comeback names. Personally I prefer it as a standalone name and my association is (Australian) the Winner of Junior Masterchef - who was obviously a child. The associtation is more a connection to preteens and younger than older ladies.