Naming baby #4 (GIRL)

Hello!  

 

We have Emilia, Mateo, and Noah for our children's names; now expecting a baby girl.

Considering:

 

Lucia (I love Spanish names, part of our heritage)

Audrey (classic, beautiful)

Eloise (unique, nickname Ellie)

Hannah (last name begins with H and nice aliteration)

 

Would love suggestions for short and sweet names - - we have been dropping a syllable with each child (LOL) but not required as noted above with our short list!

 

Thanks so much!

 

I would love other suggestions!  Thank you in advance!

 

Replies

1
March 17, 2019 5:43 PM

I love your name choices

some suggestions

Clara

Elodie

Juliet

Sofia

Grace

Laura, Laurita

Leticia

Felicia

Lydia

Noemi

Susanna

Natalia

Vera

Veronica

Mia

Sara

Camilla

Bianca

Lola

Malia

Sarita

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March 26, 2019 5:00 PM

Great list! Thank you!

3
March 19, 2019 12:32 AM

I'm not sure I'd go with another clearly Hispanic name because Noah kind of stands out as more Biblical.  I do like Lucia a lot though; actually I like all 4 of the names you've listed.  I think Julia would be a nice fit with the others; some other thoughts are Clara, Helena, Sophia, Margo, Josephine/a.

4
March 26, 2019 5:01 PM

That is a really good point - I hadn't thought about that.

5
March 23, 2019 8:00 AM

I love Lucia!!! I like how it echoes Emilia (same ”ia” ending) but doesn’t rhyme.  And it links the girls’ names together. 

all of them are lovely. I am just not a fan of the similar sounds of Noah/Hannah when you say them together. That is my preference to have each name be more distinctive.  Somehow with Emilia/Lucia the similar endings are a plus. Maybe the different number of syllables helps? And that they are both girls? 

 

6
March 26, 2019 5:02 PM

Thank you!  Lucia was my initial gut reaction to for this child.... Husband likes Hannah but I can see that Noah and Hannah are a lot of "AHHHH!"

7
March 25, 2019 10:21 PM

from your list i would go with Eloise as it beautifully incoporates your daughter emilia with the E and also mateo and noah with the cute o sound.

good luck! xo

8
March 26, 2019 11:15 PM

Great list so far - I like Lucia and Audrey the best with your other kids' names.

Not all of these suggestions are short and sweet but...

Julia

Ruby

Rae

Luz

Soleil

Gwen

Claire

Iris

Joy

Francesca

Camila

Ramona

Amaya

Soraya

Celia

Bianca

9
March 27, 2019 12:18 PM

I like Lucia in theory, and I think if you are in a place where some romance language predominates it's probably a great choice. However, in English it's one of the most ambiguous names in existence, pronunciation-wise. There are at least three common variants, none of which is a widespread default: Loo-shuh, Loo-CHEE-uh, and Loo-SEE-uh (I'm guessing this is the one you want). This isn't necessarily a reason not to use the name, but just a caution that you should be prepared to be pretty laid-back about hearing a "wrong" pronunciation probably more than half the time.

10
March 27, 2019 1:28 PM

I agree. I have known three people with this name, and each one used a different pronunciation. I like all three pronunciations, though, and am pleased to have known people with each one.

11
April 1, 2019 1:14 AM

Thanks so much for the input!!

 

Now adding to the list:

 

Paloma (unique, so beautiful)

Olivia (such a beautiful name, though popular.....)

12
April 1, 2019 1:26 AM

Olivia is lovely, Paloma is ok

13
April 1, 2019 6:18 AM

Love Paloma! I know one, actually, in an English-speaking country, and she wears it well. It's striking, unusual, but easy to spell and pronounce.

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April 1, 2019 6:36 PM

If you can be relaxed about alternative pronunciations I like Lucia best of your original list, it's very pretty and fits well with your other children's names.

Paloma I love, I would be thrilled to meet a little girl with that name. Like you say it is unique and beautiful and yet it won't be difficult for people to pronounce or spell which is kind of the holy grail of names for me.

Olivia is a beautiful name and I think it would fit really well with your set but it has been so popular here for so long (I'm in the UK where it's been in the top 5 girls names for the last fourteen years and the top 10 for the last twenty) that it's hard for me to be excited by it.