Charlotte Delphine


Charlotte Delphine R.

About Me

I have no kids but I have 6 siblings, and naming has always been a big thing. Their names are: John Labelle, Nicholas Vernier, Patrick Guy, Daniel Jacques, Alison Renee, Michael Hugo And Im Charlotte Delphine

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June 17, 2016 01:03 PM

My suggestion would be to say "Louis" and "Elise" together a lot.  To me this sounds like a tongue twister that will trip you up a lot.

And personally I'd vote for Nolan

May 9, 2016 12:26 AM
In Response to Twin girl names

A family friend of mine had a son whose name is John nn Jack.  He has never been called John ever, but they liked the traditionalness of Jack as a nickname for John.  They were also aware that not everyone knows that Jack is a nickname for John.  So their birth announcement read "John Middle Last, affectionately known as Jack" which I thought was a really lovely way to go about it.

May 3, 2016 12:30 AM

This happened to my mom when my sisiter was born, except that she was the namer who got there first.  My sister was born, several months later a casual friend (about the same connection you seem to be concerned about) had a girl and gave her the same name.  When my mom met the baby and was introduced and heard the name, she went; "You're kidding!" and the other mom just replied, "yep, we just loved that name!" my mom answered "you have great taste". 

And that was it.  I can tell you that she genuinely wasn't bothered by it.

If you do have more children, siblings will, inevitably, at some point in their life, mimick each other.  Which will terribly upset the one who is being copied.  You will hear "MOM! He's copying me!" thousands of times in your life.  I always reply "It's a compliment." I know you aren't actually copying this family.  But this is really just an endorsement that they have great taste

November 25, 2015 03:31 AM

I would add Callum/Jonah to this list.  Both mean "dove" in Gaelic & Hebrew respectively, and they sound, stylistically (to me anyways) as a set that parents would be inclined to like both of.

September 10, 2015 11:42 PM
In Response to Boy short list, yay!

So I dont really see "sperm" when there is the full Jasper Morrison. However if there was more than 1 Jasper in the class and he became Jasper M I think you'd be more likely to notice it. I don't think its a deal breaker but I would consider looking into how popular the name Jasper is in your area and what the odds are he'll be one of multiple little Jaspers.

I like Jasper Lucas Alwyn and Jasper Alwyn Thomas best of your choices. I really like Alwyn and I agree the that any combination that includes both Malcolm and Alwyn is too much.

June 26, 2015 11:40 PM

The first name I thought of for you was Macsen, with the nn possibilities of either Mack or Max.  Personally, I like the sound of Mack as a nn to fit with the rest of your sibset, so Cormac might be an option as well.

Callum might suit as an alternative to Marshall without the marshmallow association. And Cal works as a nickname without it being the potentially overbearing monster that Zach can be on Zachary.

I like the suggestions of Larkin and Lincoln.  I think they would work well with what your looking for.  And I'd add Redmond to the list as well, as Red could be a cool nn without being a constant presence.

Also, I like that both of your boys nicknames are virtuous words (win & true), and it would be very cool if you could somehow match that with the third, but in this vein the best I can come up with is Brighton nn Bright, and I'm not sure that that matches your sense of style closely enough.

April 19, 2015 05:02 PM
In Response to Top 2

My vote is for Lyra.

This is because I a) prefer the sound of it and b) I find that names with a precarious syllable in the middle get mangled a lot and you end up with a name you didn't choose for your daughter (ex. Stephanie --> becomes "Steph'nee" or Tiffany --> becomes "Tiff'nee") and people will always pronounce it Cor'lee - which isn't that pretty and doesn't match the name you ultimately chose for her.

March 11, 2015 12:05 PM

You may want to note that Azalea currently has a strong connection to the world of rap music. Both Iggy Azalea and Azalea Banks are pretty popular today, and that may be a plus or a minus for parents considering it.

January 25, 2015 11:09 AM
In Response to Alliterative Sibset

I realyy don't care for alliteration in sib sets but for the sake of the game...

For girls I'd do L (Lena, Lucy, Linden, Layne)

and for boys I'd do T (Theo, Timothy, Thaddeus & Taylor)

January 16, 2015 11:16 PM
In Response to Name vs Name (again)

Avery vs Mira

Zara vs Sibyl

Genevieve vs Audra

Liviana vs Ophelia

Thalia vs Briony

Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)

Madi vs Hanna

Sylvia vs Cora

Pippa vs Catalina

Dalia vs Marley

Aveline vs Emilia

Beth vs Maren

Layne vs Erika

Patrice vs Sarah

Elizabeth vs Adeline

Penelope vs Juliet

Bianca vs Marianne

Alexandria vs Luna

Sienna vs Lorelei

Nadia vs Lyra

Mallory vs Reagan

Giselle vs Haley

Summer vs Kendall

Kelsey vs Iris





Avery vs Sibyl


Audra vs Ophelia


Thalia vs Minerva


Hanna vs Sylvia


Pippa vs Dalia


Aveline vs Beth


Layne vs Sarah


Elizabeth vs Juliet


Marianne vs Luna


Lorelei vs Nadia


Reagan vs Haley


Summer vs Iris






Sibyl vs Ophelia


Minerva vs Sylvia


Pippa vs Beth


Layne vs Juliet


Luna vs Nadia


Haley vs Summer





Sibyl vs Minerva


Pippa vs Layne (We’ll call this one a tie to keep the numbers even)


Luna vs Summer





Minerva vs Pippa


Layne vs Luna



Winner: Layne  But it was super close between the final 4!

August 16, 2014 04:38 PM
In Response to Asking permission

I feel like a heads up might be warranted.  Something along the lines of 'Just to let you know, I'm about to become a Grandma to a little Freya, so if you hear me talking about Freya non-stop, I don't mean your daughter'.

She's obviously not obliged to even give you a heads up, but I wouldn't think that that was weird.

Asking permission is definitely odd though.

August 8, 2014 09:10 PM

Sia sounds too much like "see yah" to me.  Like the earlier posters said.  Sigh-ah, rhymes with Maya has more potential to mee.  Not sure how you would spell that though. Sighah? Saya? Sia?

July 28, 2014 10:13 PM

I would be less worried about them caring that they essentially have the same name (which I actually think would not be upsetting) and far more worried about using two names that SOUND so similar every day for the rest of your life. You will mix them up constantly.  You will call it across a room and they won't be able to tell who you're after. 

If it's where your heart really lies, then you have to go with it for sure.  But I would try to practice saying "John and Shane" repeatedly and see if you could live with how that sounds first.

January 21, 2014 07:49 PM

When I first read your kid's names the first idea that came to my mind was Susannah. It has the "n" sound you seem to like in girls names, it's 3 syllables, has a unique initial and a unique ending and generally fits with your style. The only thing with that is nn Susie might come too close to Josie.

But now that I look at your updated list, I am a big fan of Lydia, Cecelia, Helen and Margaret.  I personally didn't make the Little Women connection when I first read it, but quite a few posters have so it might be more apparent than I thought.

Helen is shorter than the rest, but if you wanted to stretch it to 3 syllables, Helena is also beautiful and comes with a plethora of great nicknames to fit right in with your crew.

Lydia and Cecelia ring very similar for me for some reason (I'd think if you ever used one, it would rule out the other for future use) but they are both really nice and sound excellent with your other girls. (And your son for that matter)

You've narrowed it done to really great choices.  I don't think you could possibly go wrong. Good luck :) and congratulations!

October 25, 2013 09:12 PM

G names that I like:

Gibson is my favourite, and I think that fits your style not too bad.  Gibbs is a solid nickname option there. Keeping in your style, I might also consider Gage, Gallagher, Gannon, Gentry, Gideon, or Grady (although this might be too close to Graham or Grayson)

For a girl, my top choice for a G would be Greer.  I would also consider Grace, Gia and Gemma.



My fictional future kids will be named:

Casey Patrick

Theo Clark

Lena Michelle

Alice Prudence

June 30, 2013 09:56 PM
In Response to Name For Boys

When I read your list, the first name I thought of was Gavin.

It keeps with the theme of V in the boys names, and its somewhat close to Vivian, so hopefully it has a sound that you like.  Evan also works in this pattern.


Of the boys names you've listed, I think Reece matches best with your current group.  I like Hadley, but it's a little too close to Avery for my liking. (I know its not that close, but I 2 syllables and ends in an "ee" sound).


Other suggests:








May 7, 2013 08:16 PM

When I read your girl's names my first idea was Delaney.  Which I think is really nice, comes with a great nickname but also grows up well.  It has that androgynous surname sound to it that fits with your other girls too.  And it ends in an "ee" sound.

That being said, I would not get too caught up in matching a 3rd name with the first 2.  Two can be a coincidence.  If you want to stick with a naming trend, C middle names is a great theme that isn't so blatently matchey.  And I think, if your 3rd daughter has a middle name that matches her sisters, she won't dwell on the fact that her first name doesn't end in "ee".

But a full list of suggestions would be:











Basically, I think you should just make sure that you love your daughter's name b/c you love it, and not b/c it fits really nicely with her sister's names.  I have 3 cousins, Lucy, Lydia and Liselle. And my aunt would sometimes mention that she really wished she'd named her 3rd daughter Prudence instead of Liselle because she'd always really loved that name.  But she didn't want her to be the odd one out.  If the name you love for your daughter happens to end in an "ee" sound that's awesome.  But don't choose one you only kinda like because it "fits".


So Congratulations! and Good Luck!


February 7, 2013 11:23 AM

Ariadne was the name of Ellen Page's character in Inception.  That was a pretty popular movie.  I would have thought that if it was going to climb, that would have been a good catalyst.

But maybe it just needed to rest in people's brains for a few years before taking off.

April 12, 2011 12:00 PM

@Madeline I too prefer the sound of Jude Cameron. And I have to say I think everyone might be underestimating the ability of a name to switch from male to female. Quinn might not be the next Ashley or Leslie but I don't think it would be too far off to label it as the next perhaps the next Addison or Taylor. So you will have to decide your comfort level with how feminine / masculine those sound and if you can live with your little man having a name with that level unisexity (i think that should be a word). You seem more keen to switch middle names than leave Quinn, so for that reason I think you should go with it b/c you clearly want to use it. Might I suggest Quin? I think the double n is what makes it appear feminine to me. I know 1 Quin, he is 16 and spells it with 1 n. (His brother's name is Noah and I think they go together nicely)