#9 And Out Of Names!

Please offer suggestions!

Our only naming "rules" are: no repeating first letters of other first names and not in the top 100 (though we'll take suggestions in the top 100 cause we must name this child!).

Other kids:

Stephen (pronounced steffen) Forrest

Wyatt Josiah

Heidi Elizabeth

Faith Jacoba

Curtis Jasper

Grant Peter

Brynn Lavender

Maverick Abel


This baby's a girl.  Dh has no suggestions.  I like Eden, Laurel and Jillian.

Please help! 


By Feya
July 3, 2016 11:13 AM

Hi there congrats on your new baby.

I like Eden and Laurel not a fan of Jillian. 

Not sure of popularity though I have tried to only give suggestions that are not in the top hundred... Jasmine, Kinsley, Delilah, Lauren, Jade, Ivy, Josephine, Emery, Ariel, Eloise, Lily, Paige, Phoebe, Isla, Athena, Luna, Nicole, Payton, Naomi, Norah, Rose, Elise, Vanessa, Lilah, Estelle, Aria, Tallulah, Anastasia, Lucia, Lola, Iris, Teagan, Vivienne, Leila, Evangeline, Josie, Keira, Rosalie, Liliana, Adelaide, Lucille, Lexi, Vera, Laura.

July 4, 2016 3:34 PM

I'm finding Jillian to be moving farther down my list.  

Thanks for your suggestions, I've read them to Dh a few times!

July 3, 2016 11:26 PM










July 4, 2016 3:36 PM

You're the 2nd person to suggest Nina.  So very close to Nine, lol!

And I've never heard Oaklen before.  Thanks!

July 4, 2016 8:40 AM


I really like Eden. I think it's a pretty name with strong biblical roots. Other names you might like:











Hope you find something you like and congrats on the baby!!


July 8, 2016 5:26 AM

I'm really leaning toward Eden.  And Dh likes Rebecca.  Eden Rebecca maybe?


July 4, 2016 1:19 PM

I like Laurel a lot! Eden is also very pretty. Jillian isn't not my style but not bad. Some ideas:





Piper (top 100 but seems to fit your style)


July 8, 2016 5:27 AM

I will have to see if Dh will go for Annaliese!  I love Liesl, but he nixed it long ago.

July 4, 2016 4:07 PM


I like Jillian, but much prefer Gillian. Of course, if you don't want to use a G, then that's out.

Here's some other ideas. None are in the top 100 in the U.S.

Diantha, Dawn, Amber, Verity, Tessa, Rowan, Delilah, Olive, Alma, June, Talia, Juniper, Kirsten, April, Ivy, Iris, Loretta, Lorelei, Nadia, Robin, Pearl, Edith, Eunice, Dove, Linden, Lark, Rosemary, Julianna, Lucinda, Irene, Opal, Isla, Lorna, Twila, Tamsin, Zilla, Violetta

Here are ones that share an initial, but you might like. Maybe for a middle name?

Cadence, Celeste, Camille, Willow, Sloane, Farrah, Bethany, Hope, Sage, Summer, Maren, Bridget, Frida, Fiona, Charity, Sienna, Myrtle, Flora, Mercy, Florence, Fern, Briar, Wren, Cynthia

July 8, 2016 5:29 AM

Lots of great names in your lists.  Thank you, I'll take some time trying some out.

July 4, 2016 6:07 PM

First page of Name Matchmaker results based on Heidi, Faith, and Brynn, with max current popularity set at approximately 80%, and repeated initials removed:

Name    2015 rank (change from 2014)
------    -------------------
Elena    106 (up from 121)
Lucia    225 (up from 230)
Kelly    478 (down from 431)
Aurora    79 (up from 116)
Kerry    not in top 1000
Ingrid    957 (down from 924)

Same experiment repeated based on Eden, Laurel, and Jillian:

Raven    489 (up from 507)
Kirsten    not in top 1000; Kristen is at #888 (814)
Lauryn    507 (up from 515); Lauren is at #119 (94)
Melody    148 (up from 156)
Ivy    129 (up from 146)
Aspen    372 (up from 397)
Tessa    209 (up from 221)
Abby    437 (down from 389); but Abigail is at #7 (8)
Kara    509 (down from 442)

That's probably already too many possibilities, but maybe you can play around with the matchmaker tool yourself, putting in some of your sons' names, and maybe using the style options to prefer/avoid certain types of names. (You have an, um, eclectic mix that isn't so easy to characterize in a few radio buttons, so I didn't set any of those options.)

For what it's worth, I really like Jillian (spelled that way).

July 8, 2016 5:35 AM

Eclectic is the nice word for it!  Our names are all over the place. Does it help to say Stephen, Forrest, Heidi and Lavender are family names or derivatives of family names?  And that I love "modern" Biblical names (Jasper= a stone in the walls of heaven)?  Dh has a country/western flair.  That pretty much accounts for most of the kids' names, almost, lol.

I will mess around with the matchmaker tool.  Though the positives about Eden here are encouraging my love for the name.  

Funny that Aurora showed up; we live in Alaska. :)

July 12, 2016 8:06 AM

I find the juxtaposition of Maverick and Eden to be a little weird, but mixed in with the other kids I don't think I'd notice it as much. It just seems like you're making some kind of cosmic statement about defiance.

July 13, 2016 2:46 AM

I think that may be a little deep, but I see what you're saying.

Most of the responses I get about Maverick's name are in reference to the Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise movies.  I usually explain the original meaning of "unconventional rebel".

Eden means delight or fruitful; in my church circles it's more a picture of paradise than of disobedience.  Does Eve or Adam reflect a negative connotation?

July 12, 2016 9:53 AM

Your naming style seems similar to my cousin who has 11...family names, non-traditional biblical, her husband likes 'cowboy' names...anything they can both agree on!

....the have Sidney(f), Gregory "Gregor"(m), Jedidiah "Jed"(m), Cora(f), Tirza(f), Ruth(f), Rex(m), Roy(m), Bruce(m), Ivan(m), Rose(f).

July 13, 2016 2:50 AM

Dh's favorite before we chose Maverick was Jedidiah.  And I pushed for Tova.  Cora and Ivan are family names.

So yeah, I'd say you're right!

July 13, 2016 9:44 AM

Interesting....BTW Rex and Roy, same name, different languages--for the next son, they might consider Basil.

July 17, 2016 10:30 PM

I personally like Laurel the best out your picks, but some other choices could be Dinah, Tabitha, or Joanna. All of these names are biblical though they have a touch of modern feel. Also Eve could work.