Opinions on these girl names

Hello name wizards! I am expecting my second baby in early August and it's a girl! This little girl's older brother is Leo Alexander and I would love your opinions on our current top three. What's your most/least favorite? What works best with Leo? And any additional name suggestions that fit this general style are always welcome! In no particular order:

Alice

Eliza

Violet

Last name is 2 syllables and starts with "D" if that helps. Thank you!

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February 27, 2019 4:50 PM

I don't think you can go wrong with any of these!  They're all nice with Leo.  I like Alice best and Eliza and Violet about the same but I don't have negative feelings for any of  them.  Do you have any thoughts on middle names?  

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February 27, 2019 7:48 PM

Thank you! Names that we've thought of for the middle spot are Quinn, Maeve, Juliet, and Claire and all of these are purely because we like the names. There's no family significance or other reason behind them - just more names I love! We've really liked Eliza Quinn and Alice Quinn but beyond that we haven't tried to pair anything together. I'm definitely open to suggestions and thoughts!

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February 28, 2019 12:22 AM

Alice Claire was the first thing that popped to my mind.  Eliza Juliet is compelling, as is Violet Quinn.  

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February 27, 2019 5:06 PM

I like Eliza best,  then Alice

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February 27, 2019 6:40 PM

Congratulations! That's a great shortlist and I don't think you could really go wrong with any of them. My personal preference would put Violet first with Alice a very close second, and then Eliza last purely because I find Eliza the most tongue-twisting to say with Leo (possibly because they both have strong E and L sounds). 

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February 27, 2019 7:50 PM

That's a good thought about Leo and Eliza - it is a little tongue twisting. That might not be a deal breaker (especially for DH - Eliza is his favorite) but I'm glad you pointed it out. I literally can't pick a favorite between the three because my preference seems to change by the hour so I'm looking for all insight! Thanks!

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February 27, 2019 8:49 PM

I think Eliza Juliet is the nice then Maeve, then Claire

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February 27, 2019 9:34 PM

Eliza Maeve is wonderful!  Alice is nice too.  Violet, I could take or leave.

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February 27, 2019 10:47 PM

I noticed leo and the girls names shared E and l in the names as does Juliet and Claire. Here are some others chelsea Amelia Stella caroline Celeste Elsie Natalie Penelope Charlottte Chloe Rosalie Eloise Eleanor elizabeth Evelyn Gabrielle gabriella Isabelle isabella

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February 28, 2019 12:15 PM

Thank you for your input! I love Amelia and Stella but we have family that has chosen those names. Caroline and Evelyn were on our original longer list so you've definitely pinpointed my name style! 

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February 28, 2019 9:27 PM

Alice is one of my favourites, and I've always liked Eliza too. Violet - I can see the appeal of it, but I just don't care for it (popssibly because it's so close to "violent"). Any of them would work well with Leo, and I like all your middle name options too.

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March 5, 2019 2:07 PM

Thank you! I hadn't considered that connection with Violet before and it's definitely something to consider.

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February 28, 2019 9:57 PM

Alice is barely my favorite over Violet but the T at the end  of Violet does run together with D .  I like Eliza too. They all sound good together with Leo, though that's not a very important consideration in my opinion. 

 

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March 1, 2019 7:22 AM

I think Eliza is the best one. 

15
March 5, 2019 2:08 PM

Thank you! I am still going back and forth between all three so I love getting all of the non-biased opinions!

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March 5, 2019 4:46 PM

Congratulations! I have a nephew named Leo Alexander, what do you know. 

Something about Leo and Eliza is really charming to me, second choice Violet, Alice I think is less stylistically aligned. 

Eliza Claire and Eliza Quinn are both fun combos! 

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March 6, 2019 11:22 AM

Your nephew has a great name ;) Thank you for your thoughts on the girls names! DH feels the same about Eliza and I keep going back and forth - I love them all!

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March 6, 2019 1:49 PM

Then you can't go wrong! I'm in a similar place with middle names at the moment. I like our whole shortlist enough to talk myself into anyone of them before remember how much I love the others, too! 

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March 7, 2019 3:41 PM

I like Eliza best, and then Alice. I just think they flow better than Violet before a "D" last name. Not that Violet would sound bad at all; I just like the other two better. I think they all work equally well with Leo, stylistically. I think you can't go wrong with almost any combination of your first and middle choices, but I'm especially drawn to Eliza Maeve.