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I really like Mirabeth! With Abilene it makes a nice rhythm. Or what about Mirabelle for a slight change?
To try to use Nina I was thinking maybe Jenina/Janina. Or even Janine.
Scarlett for Gone with the Wind and the blood of Christ. Meryl for Meryl Streep. Vera means faith and there are several actresses from way back with the name, and Vera-Ellen was a dance partner of Fred Estair and Gene Kelly.
To try for N- apparently Neriah is from the bible and means Lamp of the Lord, Noelle, Nazareth, Nineveh
If i was just thinking of a brother name for James and Leah without other requirements I would think of Quincy and Samuel.
James is such a good name- for me there aren't a lot of boy names that match up.
I personally wouldn't choose Reuben, because of your last name. It really doesn't flow. We have pretty much banned any first name ending in a "k" sound (Jake, etc.) for us because our last name starts with a "kass" sound. It would just be awkward. Deal breaker!
I like Peter, and I wouldn't let the brother thing stop me. Unless I didn't like my brother, or if he would get a big head assuming he was named after him, haha.
I also would have no problem with 2 out of 3 kids starting with the same letter - Leah and Lucas. They will spend most of their life as adults, when their names won't be tied to their siblings' names. Fitting into a set or theme isn't a deal breaker for me. Though I understand how it would for some people.
Anyway, I'm gonna think biblical- Isaac- sounds ok with the sibs and last name. Asher - I like alliterative first-last names. Daniel. Michael. Seth.
If you decide J is ok- Josiah, Jude, Judah
I'm glad you've got it narrowed down a bit. This thread has some beautiful names and has got my wheels turning!
Wisteria is beautiful. And I never thought of Gardenia, but I really like it! I believe gardenias are also called Tiare, which I see was mentioned earlier. They're related to tuberose and jasmine too.
Some other flowers I thought of: Syringa, hydrangea, hibiscus. Was hyacinth mentioned? Too bad mustard is named mustard, because the purple flowers on wild mustard plants are lovely. Plumerias are also called melia, and frangipani. That would be a bold choice!
Kamal means lotus. I have a neice named Glory, nicknamed Morning Glory.
Now I'm really missing summer! Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous names!
What would you think of someone changing the spelling to lead more into that Spanish pronunciation? Like Ipahtia/Ipatya, or another spelling starting with I? I know this visually moves far away from Hypatia. I just like to play around with slightly different spellings and sounds.
For a boy J name:
I have a dear friend with the name and I think it's nice! Though I believe it is Basque, not French.
Fun names! Orville is awesome. Also loving Jedidiah, Amos and Ezra. How about Willard or Abel?
I really like Kaia with your other girls' names.
My thoughts For a girl: Laurelai
For a boy: Preston, Samson, Wesson, Wesley, or Callen
Just a thought on Nova for boys: I have an uncle named Casanova, and he has family members named after him. A lot of them go by Nova. So maybe it comes from Casanova. Who knows? :)
Have you considered Barrett? Which would lead to the nickname Bear, if you felt like it.
I actually really like Quinn as a 4th first name here.
Every time I read Estelle my brain puts Marie after it.
What about Isidora for the 4th name? Isidora Elaine? That came out of thin air...
Bram and Evie are so cool together because to me they sound like nature words while still being names. Makes me think of brambles and ivy. Brooks or Brook would be cool if it weren't for the shared "Br" beginning again. Anyway these three go along with the nature feel.
Congrats on your healthy baby! I really like Wilder with your other children's names. Rowan is great too! I'll be thinking for at least one new suggestion.
I like Hendric with Davis, it's smoother to say. And I like that it's just a tiny bit different from Hendrix, while still sounding familiar. It made me think of the name Heinric, but more tough and American.
Kylie. Because I don't even have to explain it.