Which do you like best?

I've posted here a few times during this pregnancy and gotten some great suggestions and insight. DH and I have our list narrowed down to two first names and a few middle names to go with each. Which first/middle combination do you like best? Baby girl is due in a few weeks and older brother is Leo Alexander.

Alice Isobel

Alice Audrey

Alice Quinn


Tessa Madeline

Tessa Quinn

Tessa Meredith


I'd love to get it narrowed down to one first/middle combination with Alice and one with Tessa. Thank you!!


July 17, 2019 6:52 PM

Alice Isobel,  2nd Alice Audrey

Tessa Meredith 2nd Tessa Madeline   

are any of the names of family significance?

July 17, 2019 11:41 PM

Audrey was DH’s grandmother but I also just think it’s a beautiful name. Other than that no family significance, just names we like!

July 18, 2019 12:30 AM

I think Alice Audrey would be nice or Tessa Audrey

July 17, 2019 7:12 PM

Alice Madeline.  No, that wasn't an option. ;)

July 17, 2019 7:22 PM

oh I like Alice Madeline

Alice Meredith would be nice too or Tessa Isobel or Tessa Audrey



July 17, 2019 11:39 PM

I’m not sure why Alice Madeline didn’t come up but it might get added to the list! Uh oh... I’m supposed to be narrowing them down ;)

By Kyms
July 17, 2019 9:20 PM

From your options I prefer Alice Audrey and Tessa Madeline best, but Alice Madeline has a nice ring to it ;) 


July 18, 2019 1:26 AM

I like Alice Audrey and Tessa Madeline.

July 18, 2019 9:04 AM

From your list my choices would be:

Alice Isobel

Tessa Madeline


I do like the suggestion of Alice Madeline too :)

July 18, 2019 9:09 AM

I prefer Alice to Tessa ao my favourite option is Alice Audrey but i also do like Alice Isobel.

July 22, 2019 2:21 PM

Thank you! It looks like Alice Audrey and Tessa Madeline are the winners here and I love both of those combinations. My hesitation with using Audrey is that it is a family name (DH grandmother) - this is our last child and my son's name doesn't honor any family members. I struggle with only honoring one person, which is why I normally shy away from family names - but I love the name Audrey and it does sound nice with Alice. 

So one additional option... Audrey's middle name was Belle and my grandmother's name is Bonnie. So if we found a "not too out there" name that means "beautiful" that we liked and sounded good with Alice and/or Tessa, that could be a perfect middle name contender. We could honor two grandmothers without using anyone's actual name. Any ideas of names that mean beautiful that would sound good with Alice as a first name?

July 23, 2019 1:12 AM

Alice Audrey makes my ears happy for some reason, but a "beautiful" name that isn't Belle or Bonnie is an excellent idea for a meaningful middle. Linda comes to mind, although it works better with Tessa than with Alice.

Behind the Name has a list of names meaning "beautiful" (https://www.behindthename.com/names/gender/feminine/meaning/beautiful,comely,handsome), but I would take some of those derivations with a grain of salt -- I have never seen the Germanic -frid element associated with beauty, for example, nor have I seen Astrid derived from -frid (under whatever meaning).

Alice Callista or Tessa Kallisto? (I think I'd choose C versus K based on the full initials. There's history of use for both spellings in English.)

July 24, 2019 9:35 AM

Thank you for your thoughts and all of this information! Alice Audrey is still a top contender but I don't want to miss out on an opportunity that could honor both grandmothers. Alice Callista is a nice option - I'm not sure if I like the sound better than Alice Audrey but definitely worth consideration! Thank you again!

August 1, 2019 12:18 PM

I was thinking Alice Callista as I read this! I actually love the sound, and although Callista is a bit unique, Alice helps to keep it grounded. This name gets my vote! 

July 23, 2019 6:55 AM

Tessa Lynn, Tess Lynae, Zuri, Jolie

Alice Lynn, Calista, Jacinda, Lynda, Bonita, Melinda, Indira, Tegan, Hilary, Astrid, Ingrid, Zuri, Jolie, Shayla

Tabitha, Zuri, Merinda, Jamila, Keeva, Calla, Calista, Belinda, Jacinda, Linda, Lynda, Bonita, Melinda, Indira, Jolie, Tegan, Alina, Alanis, Alana, Hilary, Astrid, Ingrid, Shayla

July 24, 2019 9:42 AM

Thank you for all of these suggestions! Callista and Jolie are my favorites. I actually also love Astrid but our last name starts with "D" so anything ending in "D" doesn't work as well.

July 26, 2019 4:37 AM

I like Alice Audrey and Tessa Madeline.

August 1, 2019 12:20 PM

I think Alice Callista and Tessa Jolie are wonderful. I don't think I like them swapped, but this gives you one of each like you wanted! 

Best of luck with your final decision!  

August 8, 2019 12:07 AM

Alice Isobel

Tessa Madeline

August 13, 2019 4:54 PM

Alice Isobel is so classy and goes well with Leo!

August 26, 2019 4:20 PM

I love the rhythm of Tessa Madeline, and it goes really well with Leo Alexander!