Baby #3, Possible Girl

Pregnant with my third child and do not know gender. First two are boys: Andrew and Alexander. Husband and I agree on a boy name but cannot agree on a possible girl name. Would like to use Samira as the middle name for a girl after my mother. Having difficulty coming up with a first name - last name is one syllable (German) and begins with M. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


By Guest (not verified)
May 27, 2012 4:35 PM

Are you wanting another A?

Do you mind sharing the name you've picked out if baby is a boy?

May 27, 2012 9:45 PM

The "A" trend was by chance - not specifically designed. Husband doesn't want to go with another A name but I'm open to any name that flows well.


If another boy, we've agreed to Tyler James

May 27, 2012 8:07 PM

if you're having a girl and want to use an 'a' , how about Anneliese Samira M. ?

if you don't want an 'a' name Valerie Samira M or  Lyric Samira M   tried to put a couple different styles in.

May 27, 2012 9:56 PM

Husband is pushing not to use an A name. He has suggested Kayla (which I'm undecided on) or Isabella (which I think has gotten to be too common of a name).

I wouldn't mind Valerie but he'd definitely veto Lyric and Anneliese.

I've suggested Lillian (can be called Lily if so desired), Hailey, Chloe, Avery and Carolyn - all of which he's vetoed.

May 27, 2012 11:31 PM

Here's a big list, sorry if it's too overwhelming. It sounds like you two need some extra help!


Audrey Samira

Olive Samira

Ellen Samira

Evelyn Samira

Ivy Samira

Rachel Samira

Scarlett Samira

Lauren Samira

Camille Samira

Ruby Samira

Eden Samira

Marley Samira

Jocelyn Samira

Adele Samira

Cleo Samira

Justine Samira

London Samira

April Samira

Colette Samira

Willow Samira

Noelle Samira

Charlotte Samira

Merrin Samira

Jillian Samira

Natalie Samira


...hopefully there's something you can both agree upon!

May 28, 2012 8:18 AM

Since Samira is an Arabic derived/Indic name (if that is the naming tradition it's drawn from- if not,disregard the following!) and your last name is German, I would suggest a first name that works in both naming traditions.  There's a thread on 'international names' you could look up for inspiration.  Off the top of my noggin I'm thinking of names like Maryam, Nora/Noorah (not actually the same name in both traditions like Maryam is, but spelled and pronounced similarly), Mina/Meena.

By Guest (not verified)
May 28, 2012 7:45 PM

I feel like some version of Natalie would fit nicely with the boys' names and sound nice with Samira.

A few based on your other mentions:






Kate or Katelyn


May 29, 2012 1:53 PM

Would you consider Samira as a first name?  I rather like it with Andrew & Alexander.  

Looking at Samira as the middle, I don't care for the flow of Kayla Samira or Isabella Samira.  I generally am not a huge fan of first/middle both ending in A.  Isabel Samira is better, and maybe something a little more classic than Kayla would better match Andrew anad Alexander.  Kaye Samira or Katherine Samira perhaps?

Lillian Samira is very nice, it's a shame your husband doesn't like it.  Of your other names, Chloe Samira and Caroline Samira would be my favorites.

What about Elizabeth, Juliette, Paige, Rachel, Madeline, Brooke, Ruby or Zoe?