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March 23, 2019 06:00 AM
In Response to Naming baby #4 (GIRL)

I love Lucia!!! I like how it echoes Emilia (same ”ia” ending) but doesn’t rhyme.  And it links the girls’ names together. 

all of them are lovely. I am just not a fan of the similar sounds of Noah/Hannah when you say them together. That is my preference to have each name be more distinctive.  Somehow with Emilia/Lucia the similar endings are a plus. Maybe the different number of syllables helps? And that they are both girls? 


January 14, 2019 04:52 AM
In Response to Twin Girls Names!!!

My favorite is Abigail & Isabelle!

January 11, 2019 03:33 AM

Amelia is a beautiful choice and I agree with others that “an M somewhere in the name” is a great compromise.  I think it sounds lovely with your other daughters’ names.  


Emmett is a great name but I can understand your concern with sister Charlotte. If you are happy using Maxwell or another M name as a middle for a boy, what are you and your husband’s favorite boy names? Theo? Theo Maxwell? Sounds good to my ears. 

December 17, 2018 01:32 PM

I love Alice!!!

Elsie is adorable!

I am in the U.S. so have no idea about Aussie names but some of my favorites that might be in your style -









December 16, 2018 04:44 AM
In Response to Twin Girls Names!!!


I am a big fan of honor names and although a I do not have twins, I have three children and have them all middle names that honor family.

So, my advice would be that if you are going to give one daughter an honor name that you also give the other twin an honor name too. Just to be fair. 

I also like the idea of putting Phoebe/Pheobe in the middle spot.  

I love the idea  a short & sweet, international and for your girls. Ben reads that way to me as it is popular in America but also Biblical/Hebrew. Someone will correct me on that i am sure. I just know that the Biblical Benjamin was a brother of Joseph. 


Anna Pheobe

Claire Adeline (for Adam)

Clara Jacqueline



November 10, 2018 09:44 AM
In Response to New baby

I love it! My husband was just telling me about the first “king” I guess of England who successfully fought back the invading Vikings. So if they want to go Way Back, his name was Alfred (nn Al, Fred, Freddy, or Fritz). 

We are such a helpful crew!

November 6, 2018 08:25 PM

Do you like Andrew? Similar in style to Matthew and also Biblical, but with different nicknames. Do you like Andy and Drew better than Matt/Matty?

Andrew was in our top 3 but I did not like how it sounded with our last name. 

November 6, 2018 06:39 AM

I agree with many of the suggestions of previous posters.  We have similar styles so I always vote for my girls' classic names.


Alice & Mary

Alice & Laura

Also, I know of a family with four daughters with one of them named Alice, so I'll give you their choices.

Alice & Elsa

Alice & Syliva

Alice & Vivian

Also, I love:

Alice & Violet

Alice & Julia

Alice & Ruth

Although I am not a bit fan of matching initals for twins, I happen to love:

Alice & Annalise

Best wishes and congrats!



October 23, 2018 08:56 AM

Both Alyssa & Ariana are lovely! For something unique, you could do Aria as a stand alone name or a nickname.


I like Beth as a one-syllable middle honoring Elizabeth


Alyssa Beth

Ariana Beth or

Aria Beth


October 23, 2018 04:12 AM
In Response to Need a C name

I second the recommendation of Catherine or Claire. I also love Celeste.


October 22, 2018 07:03 PM

First names:




Middle names:

Honoring Mary: Molly, Maria, Marie

Honoring Elizabeth: Beth, Bette, Eliza

Nature : Rose, Ivy, Lily


My favorites: Lauren Lily, Lauren Eliza, Rachel Maria,

Gretchen Ivy, Molly Rose, Rachel Beth,

August 30, 2018 04:55 AM

What happened to Owen?


How about Owen Tristan?

I agree with a previous poster that a family connection to your side would be great with this son since Miller got his dad’s name.

August 29, 2018 10:34 PM
In Response to Name Nerd paralysis?

OT names for boys:

Micah, Isaiah, Isaac, Benjamin, Joseph, Jonah, Nathan, David, Caleb


Scotch/Irish (I think) - Owen, Evan, Ian 


if I were having a boy, his name would be Luke Timothy. 

August 29, 2018 10:25 PM

Greta is lovely! And you have a great short list of middle names. I like 

Greta Elizabeth or

Greta Rose or 

Greta Faith - a subtle theme of virtue names for the 2 sisters



I like Bennett Charles best. I would avoid the B.S. initials.

July 30, 2018 05:17 AM
In Response to Brainstorm for twins


Favorites for girls: Annalise, Susannah, Rachel, Julia, Mary

Favorites for boys: Erik, Luke, Timothy, Caleb, Nathan

May 9, 2018 07:54 PM
In Response to Identical twin girls

Anna & Sophia

April 26, 2018 08:44 PM
In Response to Sextuplets!

Annalise Joy

Rachel Julia

Susannah Jillian

Luke Joseph

Timothy John

Nathan Jacob



March 25, 2018 05:55 AM
In Response to Alyssa

I think it is a lovely name and not a "mom" name. The only Alyssa I know is 14. I like the "y" spelling. If you both love it, then use it! I cannot think of any pop culture references.

March 24, 2018 08:21 PM
In Response to New prince or princess

I was thinking that Princess Charlotte probably got double credit for honoring Prince Charles and Duchess Kate'a mother Carole. I doubt there will be a Princess Caroline.

I am hoping for Mary or Alice for a princess and David for a prince.