Monroe for middle name- girl

Hello! My grandfather's first name was Monroe. He passed away 28 years ago right after finding out my mom was pregnant with me. I've heard so many amazing stories about him over my lifetime and I just love his name. I'd really like to honor him by having it be our daughter's middle name. So... what is a good first name that flows well with Monroe? I am typically attracted to classic or "old lady names" ;) 

I have a previous post asking about the name Vivian. Would Vivian Monroe flow? Beforehand I was thinking Vivian Mae. 

My current fav first names (husband enjoys all of them, doesnt have a favorite) 

Jane. Vivian. Ingrid. Olivia. Louise. Luella. Judy (Judith) 

You ladies truly are wizards so thanks in advance! Please give me your suggestions too. :) 



February 4, 2016 12:36 AM

FWIW I know a Judith with the middle name Monroe.

By rooo
February 4, 2016 1:44 AM

What a great choice for a middle name! I like Vivian Monroe, Ingrid Monroe, Olivia Monroe or Luella Monroe. However, that's without knowing what the ln is - I think fn/ln flow is more important than fn/mn flow.

February 4, 2016 6:12 AM

I think Vivian Monroe sounds lovely (It think it would be a more memorable name than Vivian Mae), also Louise Monroe and Jane Monroe (Ingrid sounds nice as well, but I find it not as pretty as the other names on your list). 

Other first name suggestions...

Hazel Monroe

Lucia Monroe

Mabel Monroe

Emilia Monroe

Cecelia/Cecily Monroe

Victoria Monroe

Greta Monroe

Nadia Monroe

and Alice Monroe


February 4, 2016 10:55 PM

Alice Monroe is a bit too close to the character in Last of the Mohicans. (It's spelled Munro, but it's really the same name.)

February 4, 2016 11:26 PM

Alice Munro is also the name of a Nobel-prize winning author from Canada. She's fantastic! Read her work whether or not you use the first name Alice.

February 5, 2016 10:41 PM

Amelia Monroe

Beulah Monroe

Catherine Monroe

Daisy Monroe

Eulalia Monroe

Fern Monroe

Graciela Monroe

Helen Monroe

Ingrid Monroe

Judith Monroe

Kristin Monroe

Lisbeth Monroe

Methibel Monroe

Nova Monroe

Opal Monroe

Patricia Monroe

Rachel Monroe

Samantha Monroe

Thomasina Monroe

Violette Monroe

Wilma Monroe


March 22, 2016 2:02 PM

My daughter's name is Vivian Monroe. Born 11-13-15

March 22, 2016 4:14 PM

Honestly, I think Vivian Monroe is just perfect. Absolutely gorgeous! 

Monroe always makes me thin of Marilyn Monroe, which makes me think of old Hollywood glam names like Stella. 

I think it works with any of your other choices, but Vivian is definitely my favorite. 

Ingrid is a tiny bit of a mismatch for me, but I could get behind Astrid. Maybe Lucia, Lucinda, or Lucille as alternatives to Luella? 


March 22, 2016 6:33 PM

Love Vivian Monroe!! I also like Luella Monroe.