Our baby girl name!

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Registered: 11-09-2006
Our baby girl name!
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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 7:50pm

I pop on here from time to time and am ready for some advice!  We're expecting #3 a baby girl in October.  Her big brother's are Sawyer and Oliver.  Here is our list, would love your thoughts and any others you'd like to add!  We definitely want a GIRL name, I like pretty and feminine.  Also a Spanish twist would be great but not required :smileyhappy:  We are BIG nn people too. 

Lucia-Lucy

Amelia-Millie

Gwendolyn(?)-Gwen/Gwenny

Kate

Lola---this is 100% no from my husband.  I may have cried (twice) when he said no way :smileyhappy:

Her middle name will be Nell after my grandmother.

 

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Registered: 01-26-2005
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:38am

Hi there.

Sawyer & Oliver are great names.  

Here are my thoughts on your list:

Lucia-Lucy-Love love love it.  It's perfect w/Sawyer & Oliver, & beautiful w/Nell.  I like how Lucy & sweet & spunky for a kid, but Lucia sounds more professional for an adult.

Amelia-Millie-I love Amelia (it's my kitty's name!), & the nn Millie is very sweet.  However, I kind of feel like I need to suggest Emilia here.  It seems to have more of an Hispanic flair (even though I think it's technically Italian), & makes more sense having Millie as the nn. 

Gwendolyn(?)-Gwen/Gwenny-I love Gwen, but would totally perfer Gwendolen.  I know that Gwendolyn is way more popular, but it's just not the original spelling.  In Welsch, the 'lyn' is masculine.  

Kate-This just doesn't do it for me.  It's so over used.  In any case, it would be better for a nn.  

Lola-Oh man, this is perfect!  Actually, for a Spanish flair, I like Eloisa nn Lola. 

More suggestions:

Aurora

Annabel/Annie

Annabella/Annie/Bella

Eliana/Ellie/Ani

Elsa/Elsie

Eleanora/Ellie/Nora/Nellie(ie)-instead of a mn, just use it as a nn to honor your Grandmother.  It's almost more special that way imo.

Francesca/Franny/Francie

Gemma

Genevieve/Gigi/Ginny

Georgiana/Gigi/Ani

Leonora

Luciana/Lucy/Ani

Mariana/Ani

Matilda/Millie

Nora

Penelope/Poppy/Polly/Penny/Nell(ie)

Rosalia/Rosie

Vivian/Vivi

Violetta/Vivi

Hope this helps. :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 11-09-2006
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 10:18pm
Thank you! I love your feedback and I'm excited to share some of these with my husband. Funny enough his little sister just named her daughter Annabell (but I do love Annie). And Luciana is another variation we considered for Lucy. I love Violet and hadn't thought of Vivi, which I think it super sweet. I would totally do Nellie too, just don't think dh will go for it. :smileyhappy: Thanks for your help, would love more ideas/input!
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Registered: 04-16-2009
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:14am

how funny, amelia, gwendolyn and lucia are all on my list as well, with your son's name and the mn I like amelia the best. good luck.