Sibling for Reilly & Piper

Hi :) My husband and I are expecting a baby at the end of March. We found out the gender with our two girls, Piper and Reilly. So, for this baby we've decided not to find it out. For girls we like Harper but we both agree it sounds bad with Piper. That is basically the only name we have liked (even though we won't use it). What names woukd you suggest? We would prefer the name not to end in -y or -er. We would also prefer the name to not start with P or R but it's not really a big deal if it does. For boys, I really love my husband's name and I always have, but he doesn't want to have a junior/wants the baby to have his own identity. Which I of course completely understand and I'm not going to force it, it's obviously not my name lol. His name is Julian Everett, what names do you think have the same vibe as that? I guess I'm just asking for suggestions? I'm all of the place, sorry! Thanks so much! 

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December 4, 2015 7:07 PM

The first two female names that come to mind for you are Arden and Greer. I know Greer does end in -er, but the sound is so different to me from the -er in Piper that I would not connect the two (one syllable, rhymes with ear vs. two syllables, last one rhymes with ur).

For boys, perhaps you could use Everett as a first name, with some other middle name? Other names that have a similar "vibe" to me: Edmund, Bennett, Elliott, Victor.

You might want to try out the Name MatchMaker, to generate an initial list.

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December 4, 2015 7:26 PM

As you seem to so far be skewing towards unisex names, I would suggest

- Auden

- Mallory

- Paisley

- Reese

- Scarlett

- Hillary

- Payton/ Peyton

- Tyler

- Brooke

and Teagan (obviously quite a few of these can be swapped to the other gender if needed be)

For boys - I second the idea to use Everett as the first name

- Wyatt

- Tate

- Lincoln

- Austin

- Clayton

- Quinn

and Beck

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By PJ
December 4, 2015 8:37 PM

Just a quick anecdote for you. In my dad's family, all the men had the same going back at least three generations- along the lines of James Robert. My parents wanted to follow the tradtion but didn't like the idea of having a junior so they switched both names around for my brother- Robert James. It's worked out well- he has the family connection but it's suble and he has his own identity as well. Maybe something like that would work for you? Everett Julian sounds great, and goes well with the other siblings, plus it makes for a fun story.

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December 4, 2015 9:12 PM

A son is only a junior of the name is exactly the same, so Julian with a different middle name would not be a junior--or, as others have suggested, Everett with a different middle or Everett Julian.

Hmmm Piper, Reilly, and Sloane?

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By rooo
December 4, 2015 9:22 PM

If your husband doesn't want a Jr., I would forget about it. Maybe he would consider his fn or mn as the baby's middle, but I prefer only doing that if one of the other children has your fn or mn as her middle.

For boys, what about...
Adrian
Grayson
Grady
Lincoln
Tanner
Eli
Logan
Gabriel
Carter
Dylan
Oliver
Cameron
Gavin
Hudson
Chase

For girls, some of the same names would work (e.g. Cameron, Dylan) and here are several other girl names (many of which you could also use for a boy)...
Mackenzie
Taylor
Elliot
Emerson
Madison
Addison
Avery
Zoe
Skylar
Hayden
Kennedy
Alexis
Violet
Quinn
Brynn

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December 4, 2015 9:59 PM

Laura's blog post yesterday listed Marlowe and Larkin as alternatives to Harper. Neither ends in -y or -er; maybe one of those strikes your fancy?

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December 4, 2015 10:59 PM

I think Sloane is an excellent suggestion.

I'll toss out a few long shots. I think of Piper and Reilly as spunky and modern, more than unisex/gender neutral.

Scout,Tatum, Aspen, Tess, Eden, Elle, Aria, Juno, Belle, Paige, Wren

I love your husband's name. I vote for using it with a different mn and calling him by a distinctive nn-Jules? Jude? Julius? I also love Rhett-or maybe flip-flop and call him Everett Julian?

Others: Tobias, Elias, Ronan, Liam, Felix, Ezra, Jasper, Sterling, Oliver, Oscar, August

 

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December 5, 2015 10:13 AM

Why not do Rhett as a first name in honor of dad?  It can be a nickname for Everett, has its own identity and fits well with yoru daughters names.