Having hard time choosing a name

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Registered: 08-11-2009
Having hard time choosing a name
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 1:19am

I am 20 weeks pregnant and going to have a little girl :) Her big sisters are Molly Clare and Piper Shannon. We are having the hardest time picking a name for our new girl. Part of the problem is that we have struggled with recurrent pregnancy loss and lost 3 in 12 months. As part of our grieveing process, we named each of the babies we lost. So we basically used up all of the baby names that we loved. We have considered re-using / naming the baby after one of her angel siblings, but that creates even more problems. Unless we give her 3 first names or a first and 2 middle names (most of which don't go together), we eel liek we are leaving someone out. So here is a list of potential names that we have come up with. I would love opinions:


Noelle (she is due on Christmas Day :)

Iris(My mom hates this, but so far one of our faves)

Adele (DH has an issue with naming after a popular singer)




The names we gave our lost babies were Ivy Laurel, Quinn Donahue (did not find out if this was a girl or boy), and Violet Joy.

I would love input and any other suggestions for names that go with Molly and Piper. Thanks!

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Registered: 12-09-2008
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 8:57am
Lovely choices! I have named children I have lost too, and I think it's very important; part of acknowledging they were people. So sorry you have had to lose them. I think Cora, Noelle, or Hazel are my favorites.
Cora Noelle is pretty.

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Registered: 11-12-2008
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 10:24am
Super big congrats on baby girl #3! Let's see, of your list I do like Noelle for the December connection. I like the spunkiness of Josie. Hazel is on our list so of course I like that one. I understand about Adele-very connected with the singer right now. Iris and Cora are my least favorite on your list. Here are a few suggestions:
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Registered: 01-26-2005
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 11:21am

Hi there.

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Registered: 07-15-2003
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 1:34pm

Your girls have GREAT names! :) Congrats on number 3! :)

From your list my #1 choice is Bridget! Perfect with her siblings names.

I love Noelle as a middle name. For another Christmas-y connection, how about Clara? (Main character in the Nutcracker!).

Iris and Josie I'm not crazy about personally. Adele I absolutely love (and I don't think the singer is too popular for this to be a problem, plus she's beautiful and talented! and her name is fairly uncommon). Cora I love love love. Hazel I like a lot as well.

I love other posters suggestions of Isla, Maeva, Carys, and Fiona. What about Colleen, Erin, Claire, Megan, or Margaret (for firsts or middles)

Can't wait to hear what you like! :)


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Registered: 11-12-2008
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 1:56pm
Also, I didn't see Bridget on your list when I replied before. I love it. It's really great with your girls' names, too.
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Registered: 10-23-2004
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 1:39pm
I think Bridget is fabulous with siblings Molly and Piper. I also think Coral would be great. I also like Iris and Hazel. GL!