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Baby Name Brainstorming Help!

Still very early so sex unknown but I love thinking of baby names! 

If it's a boy he will be named after my husband who is an IV (William Lindsey, goes by Will). I've always loved the name William so I am happy to continue the tradition (zero pressure from husband or his family). I think we would call him Liam as a nn. 

I feel like my girl names are kind of boring. But I am a fan of classic names. Open to suggestions since we're just in brainstorming mode. Especially with middle names. There aren't a ton of family names that I would want to incorporate.  We already have a daughter named Olivia Wren. 

Names i love:

Katharine 
Charlotte
Lillian
Sienna
Savannah (this one has been vetoed ugh)

Names found in family tree:
Margaret
Ann (I would prefer Anne)
Jane
Beatrice
Kay
Elizabeth 
Mary Catherine 

Would like to keep middle name short and sweet if first is longer. 

Thanks in advance for any input, would love to hear any new ideas for names!! 

Re: Baby Name Brainstorming Help!

  • Hmmm. 

    Rosalind
    Leona
    Harriet
    Helena
    Josephine
    Genevieve
    Marjorie
    Felicity
    Bernadette
    Florence
    Nadine
    Nadia
    Esther
    Vera
    Corinne
    Cassandra
    Jessamine
    Janelle
    Zelda
    Adelaide
    Regina

  • If our baby has been a boy he would have been William Christopher, and we wound up with a little girl Savannah Jane.. looks like we have similar taste!


    I would avoid a Katherine or Charlotte because it's very royal family-esque if you also have a William.

    Lillian and William are too close for my taste.

    I like but don't love Sienna.

    Suggesting-
    Annabel/lle 
    Juliet/tte 
    Julie
    Julia
    Penelope
    Caroline
    Eloise
    Violet
    Sophia
    Isabella
    Madeleine
    Genevieve
    Vivienne
    Me (29) & DH (30)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
  • If our baby has been a boy he would have been William Christopher, and we wound up with a little girl Savannah Jane.. looks like we have similar taste!


    I would avoid a Katherine or Charlotte because it's very royal family-esque if you also have a William.

    Lillian and William are too close for my taste.

    I like but don't love Sienna.

    Suggesting-
    Annabel/lle 
    Juliet/tte 
    Julie
    Julia
    Penelope
    Caroline
    Eloise
    Violet
    Sophia
    Isabella
    Madeleine
    Genevieve
    Vivienne
    I think we do have very similar taste, I love almost every single one! Savannah Jane is absolutely lovely. 

    What would be some good middle names to go with Juliet or Violet? 

    Penelope, Sophia, Caroline, Madeleine, and Vivienne are off the table due to family/close friends having used names recently. 
  • Hmmm. 

    Rosalind
    Leona
    Harriet
    Helena
    Josephine
    Genevieve
    Marjorie
    Felicity
    Bernadette
    Florence
    Nadine
    Nadia
    Esther
    Vera
    Corinne
    Cassandra
    Jessamine
    Janelle
    Zelda
    Adelaide
    Regina

    Love love love Marjorie, Felicity, and Corinne. 
  • rosainky said:
    If our baby has been a boy he would have been William Christopher, and we wound up with a little girl Savannah Jane.. looks like we have similar taste!


    I would avoid a Katherine or Charlotte because it's very royal family-esque if you also have a William.

    Lillian and William are too close for my taste.

    I like but don't love Sienna.

    Suggesting-
    Annabel/lle 
    Juliet/tte 
    Julie
    Julia
    Penelope
    Caroline
    Eloise
    Violet
    Sophia
    Isabella
    Madeleine
    Genevieve
    Vivienne
    I think we do have very similar taste, I love almost every single one! Savannah Jane is absolutely lovely. 

    What would be some good middle names to go with Juliet or Violet? 

    Penelope, Sophia, Caroline, Madeleine, and Vivienne are off the table due to family/close friends having used names recently. 
    Are the family names ones you would use as a middle name?
    Me (29) & DH (30)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
  • rosainky said:
    If our baby has been a boy he would have been William Christopher, and we wound up with a little girl Savannah Jane.. looks like we have similar taste!


    I would avoid a Katherine or Charlotte because it's very royal family-esque if you also have a William.

    Lillian and William are too close for my taste.

    I like but don't love Sienna.

    Suggesting-
    Annabel/lle 
    Juliet/tte 
    Julie
    Julia
    Penelope
    Caroline
    Eloise
    Violet
    Sophia
    Isabella
    Madeleine
    Genevieve
    Vivienne
    I think we do have very similar taste, I love almost every single one! Savannah Jane is absolutely lovely. 

    What would be some good middle names to go with Juliet or Violet? 

    Penelope, Sophia, Caroline, Madeleine, and Vivienne are off the table due to family/close friends having used names recently. 
    Are the family names ones you would use as a middle name?
    I would like to use a family name if it works, but am open to any middle names that would work!! 
  • Juliet Grace
    Juliet Anne
    Juliet Elizabeth
    Juliet Kay
    Juliet Marie
    Juliet Mae

    Violet Ann
    Violet Elizabeth
    Violet Jane
    Violet Kay
    Violet Catherine
    Violet Mary
    Violet Sophia

    Me (29) & DH (30)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
  • So, we have some things in common. I have a William and a Charlotte, so I think I know where you're coming from stylistically! First, I have never regretted naming either of them their names-- although Charlotte has grown in popularity since I chose it (in 2003 it was #183...now it's #10!) I also love Catherine (and I prefer the C spelling...it seems softer to me). I considered Mary Catherine as a double name but my DH vetoed it as he went to Catholic schools and he declared it too "nun-ny." With a sister named Olivia, perhaps a "fluffier" name would match better than say, Charlotte, which I see as fairly tailored. Lillian would fit the bill. It's very nice with Anne or Jane (that's my name btw). I also really like Lily Catherine, as a double name. Margaret never gets any talk on this board but personally, I love it-- both Maggie (warm) and Greta (spunky) are pretty adorable nn's. I'm not  fan of either Sienna, Savannah or Kay (which has been overdone, esp with all the Kaylees, Kaylas, Kaydens etc). Also consider:

    Helena (Helena Jane is a fav combo of mine and as a sister to Olivia, it totally works)
    Caroline/Carolina
    Diana
    Louisa (nn Lulu!)
    Camilla Rose
    Alexandra 
    Victoria (but I abhor all the nn's)
    Elizabeth/Elisabeth


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