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January 12, 2016 11:46 AM

Eva (Eeva) and Juliet were two others I am considering. I don't actually know if baby is a boy or girl yet, I am just pondering girl names right now.

January 12, 2016 11:36 AM

I don't mind saying "nope, just Sylvie" occaisionally. I am going to be annoyed if I get asked every time though, you know?

January 12, 2016 11:33 AM

I guess I am worried about people thinking it is a nickname, or mishearing Sylvia. I have always been of the opinion that a Katie should be a Katherine and a Gracie a Grace on the birth certificate. My other daughters are Mad3le1ne and Lyd1a. My mom thought it was kind of a weird name, she didn't know it was seperate from Sylvia.

January 12, 2016 10:39 AM

Margot, Willa, Lillian

November 12, 2015 01:58 PM

Alexis is the one from your list I like best. Some of my other favorite A names are: Annabeth, Annabel, Alexandra, Abigail, Anna, Aurora, and Aria.


Good Luck with your search. Find a first name you love first and the middle is a lot easier. 

October 27, 2015 10:45 AM

What if you gave her an Ann name for her first? I think Anna is beautiful! Also, Anneleise, Annika, Annabel

October 26, 2015 01:17 PM

Thank you so much for all of your help. I really try to name my children with great care and it helps to have the opinions of others who do too.

January 10, 2014 12:23 PM

Lydia Caroline Bell is the best to me. I love all the middle names with Lydia. I feel like Mary and Lydia are the same style and are equally beautiful and timeless. I feel like Ruth Bell isn't enough syllables, and I don't really care for Florence or Frances as first names. 

January 8, 2014 08:46 PM

Annie could also be short for Annika. I love Margot, Julia, and Clara from your list. I think nutcracker when I hear Clara, not the cow :)

January 8, 2014 08:39 PM
In Response to Emerson- girl or boy?

It sounds boyish to me, but I think it has become mostly a girl name to most. It could really go wither way. I would suggest a clearly masculine or feminine middle name if you go with Emerson. I love when people use their family last names for first names! I don't like it so much when people use unrelated last names as first names.

November 25, 2013 03:43 PM

Both are great names, I think you are overthinking it :) With a world of possibilities, committing to just 2 is so hard.

October 17, 2013 12:12 PM

I think Hannah Andrews is a gorgeous name. I don't find it too matchy at all, if anything the first and last name compliment eachother. The hard part is choosing a name with another person. I have had to let go of favorites because I couldn't get DH on board. Good Luck!

October 17, 2013 12:09 PM

I do this everytime I am about to have a baby, and I am having my fifth. No name is "perfect". Cassidy is a beautiful name that goes with your other daughters names and it is seasoned, so you know you have liked it for a while. I think you are more likely to regret choosing another name last minute than going with the one you have liked for a while.

It helps me to stand back and realize that in the grand scheme of things a name won't affect their life or destiny that much as long as it is a good name. I am really happy with all of my kids' names even though I got cold feet every time, even after the birth. There is just so much pressure for the name to be "perfect"

I really do like Avery, Sydney, and Cassidy together. They are all the same style, but distinct from eachother. Good luck with your decision!

October 2, 2013 11:31 AM

My friend had this same debate with her husband and her daughters are Naomi and Natalia, both of which are beautiful. I also like Lydia, Lucia, Gabriella, and Mary.

Good Luck!

September 30, 2013 12:37 PM
In Response to It's a boy!

I just wanted to add that Thomas is still a family name that means a lot to me so first name is my first priority

September 30, 2013 12:35 PM
In Response to It's a boy!

Thanks for your input. I am planning on using my maiden name as a middle. I love how family names tie the generations together. However, if I do go with Gideon I would go with Thomas as a middle, just because the initials would be unfortunate. I don't think Gideon is common enough that it should matter too much, and a more common name might balance it out.

I really think our two favorites that we can agree on are Gideon and Quentin. Deciding between those two is proving nearly impossible.

September 30, 2013 11:10 AM
In Response to It's a boy!

I don't mind the Old Testamnet connections, in a way I like it. I have vetoed any names that are other tribes of Israel though so no Benjamin or Levi!

September 30, 2013 10:37 AM

I love, Soren, August, and Silas. I feel like they are strong and not common, and go well with Astrid.


I adore Claudia! It has always been one of my favorites. Out of your boy names, I like Milo and Felix the best. Milo slightly better than Felix, but it's close. Good Luck!

May 7, 2013 10:57 AM
In Response to Fourth Daughter...

That's funny, I always considered Madeleine and Lydia to be more similar because they are such old, classic names and Annika to be the outlier because it is relatively new. Madeleine and Annika both come from our Scandanavian heritage so I considered them similar in that way. I never thought Lydia and Annika would be grouped together. It's funny how much your own view colors your perceptions.