Third girl, need help!

Hi!  

We are due with our third girl in July and are pretty clueless on a name.  The first two were easy picks and we chose them right away.  For some reason the third is really causing problems.  

Our daughters are Reese and Quinn.  Do we need a one syllable name for the third?  I don't want to go more then 2 for sure.  I am drawn to more unique names (but not too out there).  My husband likes unique as long as it works when they're older in a board room or business setting (just in case that happens).  I feel like I've seen every name and nothing is really slapping me in the face.  

Some names that I possibly like:  Ella, Paige, Margaux, Margo, Lola, Scout  ?????????? 

Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

Kait

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April 19, 2012 5:21 PM

Kaitann-LOL Scout crossed my mind for a brief second also. I like Paige as an option. I see your style as unisex but leaning girl. Not frilly. I also thought of these:

Tess (becoming popular atleast here on boards); Astrid (another posters little one made me think of this); Daria (a bit of an 80's thing because of Quinn); Jamie; Shea; Blair; Ava; Darcy; Alice; Lucy; Hollis; Nora; Sydney; Sadie; Molly

Do any of those float your boat?

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By Guest (not verified)
April 19, 2012 7:07 PM

I don't think you need another one syllable name; sib sets don't have to be that rigid.

I like Ella.  But Scout sounds like just a nickname, not a full name to me - like it won't pass your husband's board room test.

Reese is distantly Welsh (Rhys), and Quinn is distantly Irish.  So maybe another vaguely Irish, Welsh, or Scottish name?

Claire?

 

 

 

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By Guest (not verified)
April 19, 2012 9:46 PM

Harper?

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By Guest (not verified)
April 19, 2012 9:56 PM

Oh, I really like the suggestion of Hollis.  Your daughters' names read as surname and unisex, but all of the names on your list for this baby are all girl.  Something like Hollis seems to fit that unisex vibe better.  I'll also suggest Lee/Leigh, Harper and Greer.  If you don't mind repeating initials, Rowan would also be a good fit.

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By Guest (not verified)
April 19, 2012 11:31 PM

It's 2 syllables, but I think Tamsin fits in with your set. Congrats!

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April 20, 2012 5:58 AM

I like the suggestions of Hollis, Harper and Grier. I think Grier would be my pick for you. How about Avery?  Piper? Eden?

 

Of your suggestions they do all seem more girly/frilly than your other kids names but that isn't necessarily a problem. I think Paige works the best but I actually love Margo.

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By TC
April 20, 2012 10:59 AM

I definitely don't think you need a one-syllable name.  I do think you should look for something that has a slightly unisex vibe, or at least a surname-y feel.  (If you had, say, Reese, Quinn and Lola, people might assume it was two brothers and a sister, because Lola is so unequivocally feminine whereas the others are not.)  Of the names you listed, Paige is by far the best fit.

I like the suggestions of Harper, Arden, Piper, and Greer/Grier.  Jordan could also be cute.  Avery, Bellamy, Cameron, Cassidy, and Delaney are more than two syllables, but I think they are really nice with the set. Even Meredith could work!

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April 20, 2012 12:22 PM

Congratulations on #3! It's easy to overthink matching with siblings, and if you come across a name you love that doesn't seem a perfect match, I wouldn't let that put you off. I think the previous poster's comment that a really frilly/girly name may make the older sisters' names come across as boys' names is worth considering though; as well as being annoying to clarify, it's the sort of thing that could lead to sisterly jealousy if they're the type to care about their names.

Of your list, Paige is by far the best match and I really like it with Reese and Quinn. Scout is too nickname-y to pass your husband's test, and Ella seems less substantial compared to the snappy, preppy sound of Reese, Quinn and Paige. Plus, Ellas are everywhere, along with myriad variations on El-, -la, etc., if you like slightly more unusual names. Lola works and has a bit more snap than Ella though again is riding a wave of similar-sounding names. Margo/Margaux would be my second/third choice for you, tied with Lola, and if less common is important that breaks the tie for Margo/Margaux.

Names that immediately came to mind for me are Blair, Greer, and Spencer, and I also really like the suggestions of Harper, Piper and Meredith for you. I was looking for something unisex but leaning girl and just a bit preppy. Other possibilities, leaning in a variety of style directions but I could see any of them with Reese and Quinn, are: Adrian/Adrienne, Ainsley, Allison/Alice, Ashley, Audrey, Ava, Avery, Bree, Britta, Brooke, Cade, Camille, Carla, Charlotte, Claire, Dana, Darrah, Devyn, Drew, Eden, Ellen, Elliott, Emerson, Esme, Gianna, Gemma, Greta, Harlowe, Harriet, Isla, Jenna, Jess, Jillian, Kori, Laine, Lauren, Leigh, Lucy, Maren, Marlo/Marlowe, Maura, Molly, Nola, Paisley, Rachel, Rowan, Ruby, Sadie, Sasha, Scarlett, Stella, Sydney, Taylor, Tess, Violet, Vivian/Vivienne, Willa, Zoe ... Any of those along the right track?

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By Guest (not verified)
April 20, 2012 3:19 PM

Wow!  All great suggestions!  I agree with some of the replies that if the name is too girly, it might make the other two seem like brothers.  I am really leaning Paige, but now someone mentioned Elliot and that intrigues me as well. My husband loves Ella but I agree, I think it might be a bit too popular.  I really love Avery, but that is my husbands name so that wouldn't work.  I like Lola but I don't know if I can get over the fact that it means sorrows.  Hmmmm.....tough call.......

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By Guest (not verified)
April 20, 2012 7:30 PM

The suggestions of Grier reminded me of a sister set I knew ages ago -- Grier, Bryn, and Tierney -- and I thought both Grier and Tierney would be good sisters for Reese and Quinn.

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By Guest (not verified)
April 20, 2012 7:30 PM

A celeb (Marla Sokoff?) just named her daughter Elliotte Anne, which I quite like.

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April 20, 2012 9:14 PM

Ugg, I'm not going to be able to be a supporter of Elliott! From the new suggestions I like Brooke; Dara; Devyn; Layne and Tess. I liked Avery too but saw your comment and took it off my list. 

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April 20, 2012 10:02 PM

what about saige, with an i or emerson, or brooke

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By Guest (not verified)
April 20, 2012 11:05 PM

I actually think Avery would be perfect-all the better if it's your hubby's name!

 

I'll also suggest

Ellery

Emerson

Farrah

Piper

Carys or Kerris (I particularly like this one for you)

Aspen

Sage

Isla

I think a feminine name is all right as long as it shares the modern/preppy quality of your other girls' names.