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Mae is a variant of May. Here's the family tree on Behindthename. Lots and lots of choices if you go off of the Mary/Margaret/Mabel (Annabel) roots. All of which can lead to Mae if you choose to.http://www.behindthename.com/name/mae/tree
We were actually going to use the middle of Mae to honor all the grandmas/great-grandmas/great-great... whose names included:Mary, Margaret, Marjorie, Maura, Annabel, Marilyn, Marie, Molly
I'm with you. I wouldn't even have contemplated the alternate pronunciation. Neither are pleasing my ear.
Of your girl names, Isabel is going to get lost in the sea of Isobel/Isabelle/Isabella's. While I think it fits best with her siblings as opposed to the other two, you may not like the popularity of it. Anastasia takes these names a very different direction than I would expect, as does Adrienne. They both feel either more Slavic/Russian or modern to me (YMMV).
I'd actually go not "religious", but "puritan" in trend, I think. Think Abigail (likely too popular), Susanna(h), Priscilla, Millicent, Miriam, Rosamund, Tabitha. You likely don't want another virtue name for a girl, but I have to say Constance kinda draws me with this sibset. For a more religious feel: Seraphina, Damaris, Celeste(ia), SerenityOther thoughts: Cecily, Adelaide, Scarlett, Madeleine, Annabel, Aurora, Genevieve, Anneliese
Ok -- Boys:
I totally concur that Augustine fits perfectly in the sibset. Using the Augustin spelling is more likely to get you the pronunciation you like, but more likely to get spelling errors.The other boy names on your list mostly fit that "puritan" feel to current siblings. Other suggestions: Zachariah, Josias, Myles/Miles, Solomon, Edmund, Jasper.
As mom to an Evangeline, I'd avoid that with a brother named Gabriel. I had to say good-bye to Gabriel as a possibility due to Longfellow's poem. (Although it was my first thought with Gabriel and Felicity as siblings!)
Personally, I'd use Seraphina but that's because that's my favorite.I really think you should go with whatever spelling is drawing you to it. You're going to need to spelling this one 95% of the time anyway.
Are these siblings? Hypotheticals?Louisa Vivian
I'm US and the same way...
I grew up with all "S" names in my family, including the pets.Our favorite girl name was completely out after my oldest was given an "A" name. We don't duplicate initials at all here if we can help it.
Honey - This is food or a term of endearment, not a name.
Hadassah, Haddison, Haddix, Hadley, Haelee, Hailee, Hailey, Halia, Halina, Halley, Halo, Halsey, Hana, Hanley, Hannabelle, Hannah, Hannalee, Hara, Harleigh, Harley, Harlow, Harlowe, Harlyn, Harmonia, Harmony, Harper, Harriet, Hartley, Harvest, Hattie, Hava, Havana, Haven, Haverly, Havilah, Haviva, Haydee, Hayden, Hayley, Hazel, Heather, Heaven, Heavenly, Hedda, Hedy, Heidi, Heila, Helaina, Helaine, Helen, Helena, Helene, Helga, Helia, Heliodora, Hella, Heloise, Hena, Hendrika, Henrietta, Hensley, Hera, Herlinda, Hermia, Herminone, Hero, Hester, Hestia, Hilaria, Hilda, Hildegarde, Hildie, Hildred, Hillary, Hinata, Hinlee, Hoda, Holiday, Holland, Hollis, Hollison, Holly, Honesty, Honor, Honora, Honoria, Hope, Hopelyn, Hosanna, Hudson, Hue, Huma, Hunter, Hurlie, Hyacinth
Herman - This is what we named catepillars: Herman the Squirmin' Worm-en...
Hagen, Hakim, Hal, Halden, Hames, Hamilton, Hamish, Han, Hane, Hank, Hanley, Hans, Harbor, Harlan, Harlem, Harley, Harold, Harris, Harrison, Harry, Hayden, Hayes, Hector, Hendrix, Henley, Henry, Hiram, Hiro, Hollis, Holmes, Holt, Hugo
Lisa - classic
Aggie, Amal, America, Arizona, Asia, Austine, Belinda, Bevin, Brittany, Chantal, Charla, Cinnamon, Debbie, Ginger, Giovanna, Glimmer, Godiva, Honor, Jem, Journey, Leslie, Lidia, Lorna, Mandy, Mercedes, Ming, Monet, Rebel, Reece, Rikki, Rina, Rue, Shimmer, Sia, Solange, Solstice, Song, Starla, Stevie, Storm, Sue, Tawny, Tina, Twila, Venus
Love: Nathan, Gabriel, Theodore
Like: Henry, Wyatt, Cole
Lose: Elijah, Marcus, Emery
Nathan, Gabriel, Theodore, Henry, Wyatt, Cole, Donovan, Malcolm, Jasper
Monet - last name, famous, too much
Acadia, Adelaine, Amity, Astraea, Azure, Bea, Beth, Callista, Cecile, Chantelle, Cornelia, Cosima, Dolores, Domenica, Dorothea, Ellowyn, Emiko, Felicia, Freja, Idalia, Ilaria, Inga, Ione, Jasmina, Jemima, Josette, Juna, Junia, Lorna, Maelle, Mamie, Marcelina, Marietta, Mirielle, Nona, Rafaella, Suzette, Tali, Una, Wynne
Love: Gloria, Olive, Elsie
Like: Adalia, Francesca, Ariella
Lose: Avery, Addison, Gracie (not fond of last names as first names and Gracie is too diminuitive for me)
Gloria, Olive, Elsie, Adalia, Francesca, Ariella, Esther, Vera, Margaret
Venus - this feels like way too much pressure.
Adalynn, Alani, Alexandra, Aliya, Anita, Annabel, Annabeth, Arianna, Arielle, Avalon, Bridget, Brooklyn, Dahlia, Daisy, Danika, Desiree, Evelyn, Francine, Giada, Gianna, Graciela, Hillary, Isadora, Joelle, Joni, Kali, Leanna, Lina, Linnea, Lorraine, Macy, Marguerite, Marion, Marisa, Melanie, Meredith, Moira, Naima, Naomi, Odessa, Oriana, Rachel, Rhiannon, Rose, Roselynn, Selina, Sofie, Susannah, Tabitha, Teresa, Tessa, Violeta
Maximo - I prefer other ways to get to Max.
Archer, Beckett, Benjamin, Declan, Diego, Hunter, Ian, Jude, Matthew, Micah, Silas, Toren
Alexis and Alyssa - I don't like twin names starting with the same letter. Plus these both start with the same sound of that letter and can both be nicknamed "Al" or "Ali/y".
Abigail and Natasha, Ada and Ivy, Adeline and Rosalie, Alice and Clara, Astrid and Ingrid, Audrey and Marlow, Aurora and Karina, Avery and Emily, Callie and Millie, Camille and Lucille, Caroline and Madeline, Cora and Leah, Eden and Esme, Elena and Erika, Ellie and Molly, Evelyn and Miriam, Hadley and Harper, Hannah and Sophie, Hazel and Sadie, Josie and Julie, Kaylee and Morgan, Lily and Lucy, Maggie and Phoebe, Rowan and Tatum, Tessa and Willa
Keep: Tatiana Grace
Switch: Maisie Harriet
Change First: Rebekah Minnie
Change Middle: Sarah Pauline
Initials: Felicity Mae
Keep: Jonas Tyler
Switch: Walter Cameron
Change First: Louis Grayson
Change Middle: Harry Bennett
Initials: Alfred Theodore
Keep: Owen Parker
Switch: Connor Isaac
Change First: Ronan Davis
Change Middle: Daniel Rhys
Initials: Brennan Avery
Keep: Kendra Jane
Switch: Molly Kristina
Change First: Abigail Mia
Change Middle: Clara Justine
Initials: Cecily Rowena