Baby #3 what goes with these sibling names

We have a pretty blank slate so far. This will be our second daughter and our final baby for sure. Our son's name is Nolan Franklin and our daughter's name is Scarlett Quinn. It took us forever to name our daughter but I love it. All of the other girl names we had in mind with her we both disagreed on. Our surname starts with P and ends with N. We really really dislike nicknames. Neither one of our kids goes by a nickname. I really love Vivienne but I know people would call her Viv or Vivi. Any help is greatly appreciated. We just found out that it's a girl and Im over 16 weeks so I know I have time but my husband wants me to start narrowing it down. We also seem to like Violet but hubby prefers it as a middle name if we were to use it.


March 28, 2015 9:39 PM

Vivienne is a beautiful name. I would consider it but we have a Vivien in the family already, and she only goes by this, no nicknames. So you can insist on that, and if you say it like you mean it, you only have to say it once lol! But the nn could grow on you... And I know your not putting them together, but Vivienne Violet could also be Vivi lol!

Another colour names I love are Sienna (also a place) *Saffron (also has culinary uses) *Lilac and *Magnolia (*all floral names).

Similar to Quinn, I like Paige.

March 28, 2015 9:46 PM

Vivienne is lovely and unless you come from a family of chronic nicknamers, I don't think Viv or Vivi has to happen.  A lot of kids don't use nicknames.

Violet is nice, but I don't care for it with Scarlet.  They seem too matchy-they share the same ending and are both color names.

Since Vivienne & Violet both start with V, perhaps you'd also like Vera, Veronica or Verity?  I also really like Viola for you.  No obvious nickname and it seems similiar to Violet (without the matching endings or color association).  Or perhaps something with an internal V like Ivy, Olivia, Sylvia, Maeve or Ava?

For some non-V names, I am struggling to think of names that work with Scarlet but don't have any obvious nicknames.  I'll suggest Audrey, Felicity, Lydia.

March 28, 2015 10:35 PM

I felt that way too that the ending was too matchy. Im not really attached to color names only in fact I wasn't trying to do that on purpose at all. Most people would listen if i put my foot down about the nicknames except my Mom and sister in law. My sister in law started calling my son "Noley" and Im like really his name isnt that long. She is the only one who ever did that though and so far she hasnt done it since.

March 29, 2015 1:50 PM

Some people just naturally start with nicknames as a term of endearment---my mother rarely calls me just "Austin".  I'm almost always Aus, ABG (my initials before marriage) or Austin Brya (fn/mn).  

That said, she's really the only person in my life who ever calls me anything besides Austin.  It's not that I'd mind if anyone else did, I'm just saying that it MIGHT come up but if you're consistent with calling your child the name you want them to be called, most other people will as well.  So I wouldn't avoid a name I loved just to avoid my child getting called a shortened version of that name.  As you stated, your son gets a nickname with the same number of letters as his actual name occasionally.  It's gonna happen no matter what name you pick.

I adore Vivienne.  I think it goes really well with Nolan and Scarlett.  If that's your favorite I'd go with it.

April 2, 2015 11:13 PM

I love your kids' names! Vivienne is beautiful (my own daughter has a variation on this name) but the spelling feels too fru fru to go with your other children's names. Also, I think if you want nickname proof, go with nickname proof. 

Piper, Ivy, Chloe, Autumn, Dahlia, Phoebe, Harper, Iris, Olive, Sage, and Zoe are some examples. Olive and Sage might be too color-matching, but they are favorites of mine personally. I love Vera and Viola, but am not sure they go with the sibs. I also like Paige as a middle name with a similar vibe to Quinn, but maybe that was a family name and you have another you'd want to use? With Violet as a middle name, Chloe Violet, Autumn Violet (a bit much, maybe), Zoe Violet, and Harper Violet (sounds great to me) seem to work from just this list... Now that I think of it, what about Paige Violet?

Do let us know what you arrive at!

April 4, 2015 4:13 AM

I think that no name is nn proof - but also think that not a lot of people use them as much anymore.

However, Vivienne is really easy to shorten. I would never say "Hey, Nol." or "Hey, Scar." But I can see someone, even myself, unless told not to say "Hey, Viv." And I will say that Vivienne is a pretty name!

The main reason I decided to post this, though, is because thinking about what sounds good with the others, I began thinking - ohhh - Vivien Leigh was Scarlett O'Hara! I know it is an old movie and book, but I think they will live on forever. Do you think that people will think that you wanted those two names because of that reason? Just something that swept into my brain.

Good luck!

April 13, 2015 7:13 AM

Some possibilities: Keira, Chloe, Naomi, Morgan, Tatum, Marley, Sienna, Desiree, Eden, Madeline, Harper, Elise, Zelda, Audrey, Camille, Evelyn, Eileen, Hazel?