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August, Piper, Clive
Joshua, Justus/Justice, Julius, Jonathan, Jamin
I meet LOTS of little girls volunteering at my large church's children's ministry (nursery-5th grade) and at my kids' school. I've only met one Evelyn, one Olivia, and one Ava. Way more repeats in the boys' names. If low popularity isn't your main deciding factor, I wouldn't worry about any of your choices.
Just a thought, if you wanted a longer first name but not to change the name you've announced, you could change it to Avery, calling her Ave, Ava or Ava Lou.
If I'd had any girls, I would have had a horrible time choosing too! Just too many good ones. Geneva, Dinah, Coralie, Felice, Daisy...
Avis is forever fusty to me (anything ending in -is, I think), and Vesper IS a little androgynous. Dorothy nn Dot is great! The Wizard of Oz character makes it a timelessly youthful name to me.
With that spelling, my first thought was Psycho. Otherwise, it's kind of cool. Tyko, maybe?
Sarai Geneva (Geneva means "juniper tree")
Any family members you might want to honor with her middle name?
Have you considered Caleb? I know an Ethan & Caleb sib set and always thought they went nicely together.
Lucy, Sarah, Mary, Christine
Arietta Elena Arienne Aralina Chiara/Kiara Abri/Aubrey Alegra Ilaria Lucia Anita Cianna Siena Evita Sierra Amira Elyria Lyra Mia Cara Dahlia Mara Alanna Daria
I would go with Graham over Harrison because I have 2 boys with the same number of syllables and both ending in -n, and they feel too similar. They get mixed up a lot. Julian and Harrison might be too similar.
I like Oliver for the middle because it matches better with your other middles - more traditional.
So my vote is Graham Oliver.
Beth means "house" in Hebrew.
My brother in law named his son's middle name after my husband (his brother). There are 3 brothers. When they announced the name, he said, "His name is Christopher Matthew. Sorry, John (the other brother)." Yikes. So just don't apologize to the one(s) left out! That made it very awkward.
I agree with your last sentence, Karyn.
We almost used Shepherd for our son. Love it! Deacon is good too. Although...
We have two boys with names both 2 syllables, ending in -n, and they get mixed up often. I wouldn't recommend it unless you don't like any other names without -n.
What about Bennett?
Popping in late on this, but I would much rather meet a Penny or Felicity than another Mattie. Unless there's no chance of her using that nickname... plus, Penelope and Felicity are two of my very favorite names. Unusual and feminine but not too frilly.
I'm Sarah too. Great name! I know a Sarahbeth, which I've always thought was beautiful! That one's a very natural, easy to say add-on.
...or even one syllable, actually.
I grew up with a last name starting with H. This immediately makes flow difficult, because you have to sort of breathe out quickly to make the H sound. Some first name ending sounds are better with this, some worse. Mine was ...ah H... and always struggled a bit to get my whole name out.
A two- or three-syllable first name ending in l, r, m, n, s might flow better without sounding like Henn is attached to the first name.