Baby Girl name suggestions for a sibset of 4!

We will be having another baby and while we are set on a boys name, the girls name has us a bit stumped. A bit of background, our last name starts with a B, ends with a wicz. We would really prefer not to have a name that starts with the same letter as any of our other children but we are not totally against it. My husband likes names like Allie and Katelyn while I prefer names like Camila (Cami) and Dalilah (Lilah).

Our children's names:

Troy Holden (would have been Emmalee Grace if he was a girl)

Juliana Noelle (would have been Cuyle Joseph if she was a boy): I should add that Cuyle is said like Kyle, but it's my mothers maiden name and would make a CJ nickname

Luke John-Francis (would have been Alivia Collette if he was a girl): I should also add that all three names are for family members

The boys name we will go with is Cuyle Joseph but I just don't know what the girls name will be now since Emmalee and Alivia, while spelled different, just feel so popular now.


Any suggestions for names that will sound good with Troy, Juliana (often called Julie), and Luke???


June 9, 2012 2:05 PM

I find your sibet to read more new classic, while the girl first names you didn't use seem much trendier.  Overall, I've tried to stay with names that I think sound better with the existing sibset.  Let us know if any of these appeal to you.

Amelia (Amy), Rachel, Elise, Angela, Molly, Clarissa, Vanessa, Alyssa, Samantha, Natalie, Paige, Charlotte, Elizabeth (Beth), Melody, Audrey, and Chloe.

I also really like Collette and Grace.  If you still like them, I think they could still work.  Grace Collette perhaps?  Or Collette Middlename with the nickname Etta?


June 9, 2012 8:25 PM

My husband's cousin named one of their daughters Grace so Grace as a first name probably won't work, but Collette Grace just might.


Interesting that my names seem to fit a new classic theme- I never really knew what kind of theme I was going with other than short/strong first names for boys and long/full of nn potential for girls. I'll have to look into that more to see what other names fit the new classic theme.


Amelia could work but I'm not sure if it's too short compared to our other daughter- I'll ask my husband when he gets home what he thinks. We have family and close friends with Alyse (different spelling for Elise), Alyssa, Paige, and Chloe so while I especially LOVE Elise and Alyssa, they probably won't work.

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June 9, 2012 2:34 PM

Well, the obvious suggestion seems like something that would lead to Ally as a nn.

Allison, Alexandra, Alissandra, etc....seem like they'd fit in with your other children's names as well.

My other thought is to think of names that are the, "New," Emmale and Alivia, particularly some on the feminine side that would lend themselves to nicknames that could be pleasing to both you and your husband.

Coralie, Lucia, Gabrielle, Evangeline, Marcella...

and a few others I'd just suggest if I heard only the other names you'd used and liked

Brooke, Lauren,Molly, Lillian, Annabelle, Caroline

Feel free to let me know if those are all wildly off the mark. Good Luck!



June 9, 2012 8:32 PM

I agree that any name that will lead to Ally as a nn would be great. I tend not to like Allison, maybe because I grew up with a few of them? My husband loves it. I like Alexandra but my husband doesn't like that a nn could be Alex, which he considers a boys name. Really great ideas that we've been rattling around so you are right on the mark!

The more I say Coralie the more I like it so I'll ask my husband when he gets home. I forgot to mention that my middle name is Lee so any name that incorporates lee at the end is an added bonus for me. For that reason I would probably spell it Coralee, but I am really starting to like that one. Coraline is another option I like that is similar to another name you pointed out. Is that one too "new" for the existing sib set- Troy, Juliana, and Luke?

Brooklynn is another name I like but my husband doesn't.

June 9, 2012 10:17 PM

Coraline isn't as new as you might think.  The writer of the book/movie thought he invented it but it already existed as an antique name (never very popular but existing nonetheless).  I think it's beautiful and would go well in your set.

I would stay away from Brooklyn, as it does read very trendy and out of place in your set.

June 11, 2012 11:45 AM

Thanks, that helps! Good to know that name wouldn't feel out of place. My husband actually likes this name too!

June 9, 2012 3:09 PM

For some reason Elisabeth keeps coming to mind (with an s, not a z). Other ideas: Marisa/Marissa, Raina, Talia, Victoria, Lydia, Myranda, Emelia, Aurora, Jillian/Gillian, Angelina, Janessa, Emmaline?

June 9, 2012 8:35 PM

We have a relative name Aurora so that one is out. Emmaline could work, I'll add that to my list. I also really like Elisabeth but my husband said it's the "epitome" of what he doesn't like in a name- whatever that means! Funny thing, if he was born a girl that was actually going to be his name!

June 9, 2012 8:39 PM

Thank you for all the great replies (so far)! Some more information is that we both tend to like the middle name Christine since that is my mother in laws name. The initials KC or CC would be great as that's another nn posibility.


Strangely enough, the one name we both like is Kaliope (like the greek muse but with a K). The issue with that name is EVERYONE makes a face at it so that just wont work. Maybe other names with Kali or Cami as possible nicknames would be great. Ideas?

June 10, 2012 10:49 AM

Cami--  Camille, Camillia (almost goes with the Amelia sound), Cambria, Campbell

Kali/Callie-- Calista, Calla, Calanthia, Kalena/Kalina, Kalmia, Kalilah, Mikayla/Michaela 

June 10, 2012 12:08 PM

Camila is on the short list, I think Camillia might just have to be there too!

June 10, 2012 6:18 AM

A few more names with nn Allie but not Alex:

Ailsa, Alanna, Alcina, Aletheia, Aletta, Alianne, Alianora, Alicia, Aline, Aliya, Alodie, Alys, Allegra, Amalee, Annalee

(plus spelling variations of them all)

June 10, 2012 12:29 PM

Calista or you could do Kalista Christine, nn Kally or cally

June 10, 2012 4:27 PM

I love these and seem right in line with the name we both loved but everyone else hated- Kaliope. Thanks!

June 11, 2012 11:31 AM

Cameo, perhaps?

June 11, 2012 11:42 AM

That's also a good one, thanks!