Girl Name to go with WINTER

Hi namers!!

I'm having a baby girl in January. She's my first girl and very active in my tummy, so she might have some spunky personality. We are giving her the middle name of Winter. We always wanted to use it as a girl's middle name, and it's just too perfect that she's due in January.

I tend to like more unique names, but I'm open to listening to anything. I'm having a really hard time finding one I think will fit her and sound good with Winter. Her brother's name is August Jacob, who will almost be 2 when she's born. 

So far we like: Livia and Ivy. But we need help! Thank you everyone!!


September 10, 2016 2:09 PM

I think Ivy Winter sounds very cute!

Other names that Livia and Ivy make me think of are Islie, Evie, Ava, Iris, Aurora, Viola, and Evelyn

September 10, 2016 10:40 PM

I also really like Ivy Winter. Below are some other names, hope they help

Blair, Bianca, Clara, Delaney, Elia, Fiona, Irie, Inidgo, Junia, Jordana, Kaia, Lorelei, Marley, Melina, Nadia, Rosalind, Ruby, Shlya, Tessa 

September 10, 2016 10:59 PM

Are you sure you don't want to give her Winter as a first name? I think it's a lovely name. 

September 10, 2016 11:32 PM

I'll second Winter as a first name.  

I would personally avoid the combination of Ivy Winter, as it seems too gimmicky for me (though obviously others agree).  In general, I would probably stay away from noun & adjective first names, as they could sound too descriptive with the middle name.

Flow is usually not a huge deal to me when picking first/middle, but it can be a good way to eliminate names or move them up on the list.  All that said, I prefer the flow of Olivia Winter better than Livia Winter.

Other suggestions; Isla, Lydia, Naomi, Lilah, Charlotte, Lucy

By EVie
September 11, 2016 4:15 AM

I tend to agree that Ivy Winter as a combination is rather gimmicky, though they're both lovely names on their own. Ivy is just too closely associated with wintertime, and Christmas in particular.

I do think that Livia Winter is lovely. You seem to like the letter v, so I immediately go to Eva or Ava, which are similar in impact to Ivy but avoid the associations. Other ideas with a v that don't pose color or season associations: Sylvie, Averill (this spelling not related to the month April), Davina, Eaven, Evanthe, Evadne, Savina, Tavia or Tavie, Vivian, Valerie, Vera, Verity. 

September 11, 2016 10:31 AM

I have to agree with Ivy Winter being a little to nature-y, I love Livia - but it would probably be constantly mistaken for Olivia (I know a little girl called Sabella, who is always being called Isabella). 

Some other suggestions (I love the 'V' theme everyone's picking up on) - Felicity, Iris, Zelda, Imogen (I think Imogen Winter, has a nice flow to it - even though I usually don't concern myself with flow), Evangeline, Olive, Eloise, Geneva, Jemima, Paloma, Lavinia, Eleanora, Clara, Aveline, Vivienne, Viviana, Carlotta, Valeria/Valerie, Vera, Gwen and Amalia.

From what you've said it seems your looking for a less common variant of a more popular traditional name (this is why I've suggested Amalia, Eleanora and Olive). 

Good Luck!

September 11, 2016 12:58 PM

I personally have no problem with Ivy Winter. I think it is very cute, and I definitely prefer it to Livia, which just reminds me of The Sopranos (it was Tony's not-so-nice mother's name on the show). 

Suggestions: Aria, Isla, Elodie, Maeve, Clara

September 11, 2016 4:19 PM


I love the name Winter! Do you pronounce Livia like Olivia without the O (LIV-ee-a) or LEE-viah? The latter pronunciation is somewhere between two and three syllables, if that makes sense. Livia is actually a distinct name from Olivia, though it's often used as a short form of Olivia in the U.S. The Roman emperor Tiberius's mother was named Livia.

I do like Ivy Winter and don't think it's gimmicky, but you might take that with a grain of salt because I love seasonal and Christmas-related names. Rather than gimmicky, I find them festive and jolly! I'm a January baby, have a seasonal name, and it's my favorite thing about my name!

Here's some other name ideas for your little one:
Sylvie, Sylvia, Liviana, Lavinia, Eve, Elva, Vera, Livna, Luna, Lucia, Iris, Fiona, Celeste, Yvette, Anya, Hazel, Briar, Eden, Opal, Pearl, Dove, Blithe/Blythe, Cassia

I really like the name Sylvie for you. It has the v you seem to fancy, is uncommon but not unknown, sounds lovely with Winter in my opinion, and I like its woodsy connection being derived from the Latin for "wood or forest."

If you want a really unusual name (in America, anyways) and want a more subtle wintry feel or meaning, then there are some lovely European names with meanings related to snow. For example, Lumi is a Finnish name meaning snow, and Eira is a Welsh name meaning snow.

September 11, 2016 9:05 PM

Ivy winters is the name of a fairly popular drag queen who was on season 5 of RuPaul's drag race. Now most people probably would not know who she is so it most likely won't have any affect on your daughter, just so you know. I personally like both Livia and Ivy 

September 14, 2016 4:04 PM

now i'm going iveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee WINterssss to myself. 

September 12, 2016 5:45 PM

I see that some have suggested Winter as a first name: normally I would say yes, it seems to be the name that makes you happy, but with a brother named August I think it would be a bit too much!

September 13, 2016 2:30 PM

I was wanting to post exactly this. August as a big brother means Winter as a middle name is a pleasing nod, but as a first name it would be too much and also be a difficult theme to continue with any subsequent siblings (another similar name that is neither another month nor another season leaves... Tuesday? Millennium? Anno? Decade? Solstice or Equinox?)

To find names that go with Winter, my preference would be to avoid an adjective/noun name, but if this is the style of name that most appeals to you, I don't think it's a dealbreaker since middle names aren't super public. I would probably find Ivy too much with Winter to use it myself, but I would find it completely unobjectionable if someone else were to disagree.

Anyway, I advise to just use whatever your favorite name was, provided that it didn't actively clash with Winter.

September 13, 2016 2:37 PM

Other V names - Nova, Octavia, Lovisa, Guinevere, Elvira, Ginevra, Venetia.

September 13, 2016 12:29 PM

Two other v names: Genevieve (Evie Winter), or Flavia, which has much of the charm of Livia without the confusion with Olivia.

By mk
September 13, 2016 5:03 PM

Ivy Winter doesn't bother me much, but I personally like the name Livia a bit more. I also really like the suggestion of Sylvia.