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August 10, 2019 11:48 AM

Keep: Ruby Adele 

Switch: Jane Marigold 

First: Juliette Maeve

Middle: Claire Josephine 

Initials: Linnea Evangeline

August 9, 2019 09:32 AM
In Response to She’s Here!

Lovely! Congratulations!

May 7, 2019 08:52 AM

Mae is a variant of May. Here's the family tree on Behindthename. Lots and lots of choices if you go off of the Mary/Margaret/Mabel (Annabel) roots. All of which can lead to Mae if you choose to.

We were actually going to use the middle of Mae to honor all the grandmas/great-grandmas/great-great... whose names included:
Mary, Margaret, Marjorie, Maura, Annabel, Marilyn, Marie, Molly

February 1, 2019 02:08 PM

I'm with you. I wouldn't even have contemplated the alternate pronunciation. Neither are pleasing my ear.

February 1, 2019 02:05 PM

Of your girl names, Isabel is going to get lost in the sea of Isobel/Isabelle/Isabella's. While I think it fits best with her siblings as opposed to the other two, you may not like the popularity of it. 

Anastasia takes these names a very different direction than I would expect, as does Adrienne. They both feel either more Slavic/Russian or modern to me (YMMV).

I'd actually go not "religious", but "puritan" in trend, I think. Think Abigail (likely too popular), Susanna(h), Priscilla, Millicent, Miriam, Rosamund, Tabitha. You likely don't want another virtue name for a girl, but I have to say Constance kinda draws me with this sibset.

For a more religious feel: Seraphina, Damaris, Celeste(ia), Serenity

Other thoughts: Cecily, Adelaide, Scarlett, Madeleine, Annabel, Aurora, Genevieve, Anneliese

Ok -- Boys:

I totally concur that Augustine fits perfectly in the sibset. Using the Augustin spelling is more likely to get you the pronunciation you like, but more likely to get spelling errors.

The other boy names on your list mostly fit that "puritan" feel to current siblings. Other suggestions: Zachariah, Josias, Myles/Miles, Solomon, Edmund, Jasper. 

February 1, 2019 01:34 PM

As mom to an Evangeline, I'd avoid that with a brother named Gabriel. I had to say good-bye to Gabriel as a possibility due to Longfellow's poem. (Although it was my first thought with Gabriel and Felicity as siblings!)

February 1, 2019 01:30 PM

Personally, I'd use Seraphina but that's because that's my favorite.

I really think you should go with whatever spelling is drawing you to it. You're going to need to spelling this one 95% of the time anyway.


December 31, 2018 01:28 PM
In Response to Add a Sibling

Are these siblings? Hypotheticals?

Louisa Vivian


Oliver Tobias

December 30, 2018 01:45 PM

I'm US and the same way...

December 22, 2018 08:09 PM

I grew up with all "S" names in my family, including the pets.

Our favorite girl name was completely out after my oldest was given an "A" name. We don't duplicate initials at all here if we can help it.

December 18, 2018 08:21 AM
In Response to Alphabet Drop - Girls

Honey - This is food or a term of endearment, not a name.


Hadassah, Haddison, Haddix, Hadley, Haelee, Hailee, Hailey, Halia, Halina, Halley, Halo, Halsey, Hana, Hanley, Hannabelle, Hannah, Hannalee, Hara, Harleigh, Harley, Harlow, Harlowe, Harlyn, Harmonia, Harmony, Harper, Harriet, Hartley, Harvest, Hattie, Hava, Havana, Haven, Haverly, Havilah, Haviva, Haydee, Hayden, Hayley, Hazel, Heather, Heaven, Heavenly, Hedda, Hedy, Heidi, Heila, Helaina, Helaine, Helen, Helena, Helene, Helga, Helia, Heliodora, Hella, Heloise, Hena, Hendrika, Henrietta, Hensley, Hera, Herlinda, Hermia, Herminone, Hero, Hester, Hestia, Hilaria, Hilda, Hildegarde, Hildie, Hildred, Hillary, Hinata, Hinlee, Hoda, Holiday, Holland, Hollis, Hollison, Holly, Honesty, Honor, Honora, Honoria, Hope, Hopelyn, Hosanna, Hudson, Hue, Huma, Hunter, Hurlie, Hyacinth

December 18, 2018 08:18 AM
In Response to Alphabet Drop - Boys

Herman - This is what we named catepillars: Herman the Squirmin' Worm-en...

Hagen, Hakim, Hal, Halden, Hames, Hamilton, Hamish, Han, Hane, Hank, Hanley, Hans, Harbor, Harlan, Harlem, Harley, Harold, Harris, Harrison, Harry, Hayden, Hayes, Hector, Hendrix, Henley, Henry, Hiram, Hiro, Hollis, Holmes, Holt, Hugo

December 18, 2018 08:17 AM

Lisa - classic

Aggie, Amal, America, Arizona, Asia, Austine, Belinda, Bevin, Brittany, Chantal, Charla, Cinnamon, Debbie, Ginger, Giovanna, Glimmer, Godiva, Honor, Jem, Journey, Leslie, Lidia, Lorna, Mandy, Mercedes, Ming, Monet, Rebel, Reece, Rikki, Rina, Rue, Shimmer, Sia, Solange, Solstice, Song, Starla, Stevie, Storm, Sue, Tawny, Tina, Twila, Venus

December 18, 2018 08:16 AM
In Response to Love Like Lose Boys

Love: Nathan, Gabriel, Theodore

Like: Henry, Wyatt, Cole

Lose: Elijah, Marcus, Emery

Nathan, Gabriel, Theodore, Henry, Wyatt, Cole, Donovan, Malcolm, Jasper

December 18, 2018 08:14 AM

Monet - last name, famous, too much

Acadia, Adelaine, Amity, Astraea, Azure, Bea, Beth, Callista, Cecile, Chantelle, Cornelia, Cosima, Dolores, Domenica, Dorothea, Ellowyn, Emiko, Felicia, Freja, Idalia, Ilaria, Inga, Ione, Jasmina, Jemima, Josette, Juna, Junia, Lorna, Maelle, Mamie, Marcelina, Marietta, Mirielle, Nona, Rafaella, Suzette, Tali, Una, Wynne

December 18, 2018 08:13 AM
In Response to Love, Like, Lose girls

Love: Gloria, Olive, Elsie

Like: Adalia, Francesca, Ariella

Lose: Avery, Addison, Gracie (not fond of last names as first names and Gracie is too diminuitive for me)


Gloria, Olive, Elsie, Adalia, Francesca, Ariella, Esther, Vera, Margaret

December 18, 2018 08:09 AM

Venus - this feels like way too much pressure.

Adalynn, Alani, Alexandra, Aliya, Anita, Annabel, Annabeth, Arianna, Arielle, Avalon, Bridget, Brooklyn, Dahlia, Daisy, Danika, Desiree, Evelyn, Francine, Giada, Gianna, Graciela, Hillary, Isadora, Joelle, Joni, Kali, Leanna, Lina, Linnea, Lorraine, Macy, Marguerite, Marion, Marisa, Melanie, Meredith, Moira, Naima, Naomi, Odessa, Oriana, Rachel, Rhiannon, Rose, Roselynn, Selina, Sofie, Susannah, Tabitha, Teresa, Tessa, Violeta

December 18, 2018 08:08 AM

Maximo - I prefer other ways to get to Max.

Archer, Beckett, Benjamin, Declan, Diego, Hunter, Ian, Jude, Matthew, Micah, Silas, Toren

December 18, 2018 08:07 AM

Alexis and Alyssa - I don't like twin names starting with the same letter. Plus these both start with the same sound of that letter and can both be nicknamed "Al" or "Ali/y".

Abigail and Natasha, Ada and Ivy, Adeline and Rosalie, Alice and Clara, Astrid and Ingrid, Audrey and Marlow, Aurora and Karina, Avery and Emily, Callie and Millie, Camille and Lucille, Caroline and Madeline, Cora and Leah, Eden and Esme, Elena and Erika, Ellie and Molly, Evelyn and Miriam, Hadley and Harper, Hannah and Sophie, Hazel and Sadie, Josie and Julie, Kaylee and Morgan, Lily and Lucy, Maggie and Phoebe, Rowan and Tatum, Tessa and Willa

December 17, 2018 09:01 AM

Keep: Tatiana Grace

Switch: Maisie Harriet 

Change First: Rebekah Minnie

Change Middle: Sarah Pauline

Initials: Felicity Mae


Keep: Jonas Tyler

Switch: Walter Cameron 

Change First: Louis Grayson

Change Middle: Harry Bennett

Initials: Alfred Theodore