Amelia, Anna, Zachary and ???

We have a boy name but need suggestions fot a girls name! 

So far potential names are:

Evelyn (too popular)

Madeline also too popular 


Julianne (too close to Anna?)

We have a large family and most of the names I love are spoken for.

Help please!


February 6, 2019 4:09 PM

If Evelyn or Madeline is your favourite name, I'd say don't worry about the popularity. Better to use a name you love then regret not using it. Either would be a good choice and works nicely with your other kids' names.

A compromise between the two might be Emmeline, although that could be too close to Amelia.


I quite like Allison, but I'd probably avoid it in your situation because it would give you 3 A kids and leave Zachary out.


Julianne is also nice but yes, too similar to Anna. Have you considered Juliet? Or just Julie or Julia? But maybe you want a name ending in the "n" sound (because all your options do) - how about Jillian?

Some other ideas: Caroline, Lillian, Josephine, Vivian, Megan, Siobhan, Catherine, Imogen

Not ending with "n": Meredith, Rosalie, Bridget, Georgia, Penelope, Fiona, Laurel, Bianca

February 6, 2019 4:18 PM

I think another Z name to match Zachary - Zanna, Zoe, Zara, Zahlia

or maybe another A name - A for all the girls - Alice, Abigail, Amy, Ava, Audrey

what about Juliet, Julia, Julie instead of Julianne - I think Julianne and Anna would be ok though

Eva, Evangeline, Eve Evette, Evonne instead of Evelyn

I dont see Evelyn as too popular nor Madeline

February 6, 2019 4:36 PM

Among my ancestors, I have encountered multiple families with sisters named Julianna, Susanna, and Anna, but if that's too much for your tastes, I think my name (Julia) fits your "set" nicely.

No name is truly popular any more, so don't discard any choices based on what other parents are doing. If you really like Evelyn -- and I agree, it's a great name that fits the siblings but is nicely distinct from them -- then use Evelyn.

February 6, 2019 5:51 PM

I love Madeline with your older children's names.  Last year, there were fewer Madelines born than Amelias, Annas, or Zacharies.

February 6, 2019 7:04 PM

Well, my name is Allison, so I am a bit biased on that one. I know a ton of little Evelyns, but not so many Madelines. I guess it depends on where you are from- if these are hugely popular in your area and you want to avoid them, I can completely understand that. I do like both names, though. Some other names that I would suggest that seem to fit the same style of your older kids' names:

Clara, Nora, Eleanor, Cora, Celeste, Cecilia, Isla, Lydia, Maya

February 8, 2019 11:04 PM

Evelyn would be a top contender for us, but one of my husband's siblings got to it first and it's a deal where there would be DRAMA if we used it too.  I love it, but I don't love it more than some of the other girl names on our list so I'm willing to let it be.  

It is pretty popular where we live among the Hispanic population.  But what I find about the popularity debate, and this is just my opinion, is that "it's too popular" is something I tell myself about a name I don't care as much about using, if that makes sense.  I also don't think that Evelyn is any more popular than Anna or Zachary, though I haven't looked at the lists to be able to say that for sure.

I've never been a big fan of Madelyn/Madeline.  It's a good name, just not really my style I guess?  

I really like Allison.  I think it's familiar but underused, at least in my area.  I'd be delighted if I met a little spunky 2-year-old Allison somewhere!  I don't think I'm bothered by 3 A names and 1 Z name...I think if your boy name was an A it would bug me but for all three girls to have the same letter almost fits better.

Julianne is so pretty but yes, I think a bit too close to Anna.  Julia would be a fantastic alternative.  


February 9, 2019 6:16 AM

beautiful names! maybe try something a little bit alternative to your faves likes


adelaide (too similar to amelia?)


julienne - pronounced joo-lee-enne with a french ending







some that popped into mind are



dana - pronounced day-nah so not too matchy to anna







maddie by itself