A sibling for Margot
Picking our daughter's name, Margot Carolina (14 months), was relatively easy. We named her after my grandmother, Grietje Carolina. Margot and Grietje are both variants of Margaret. We settled on her name the day we found out she was she and never looked back.
Now, we're expecting baby number two! I'm almost 12 weeks, but we're going to need every week we can get to name this little one if it's a girl. We're pretty decided if it's a boy - Thijs Gerardus. Though, we've also tossed around Magnus as well, though that would leave us stumped on a middle name seeing we plan to honor my father with Gerardus if its a boy.
I'm stumped on girl names. I'm just really picky and there is so much I don't like. My husband somewhat leaves it up to me, which I realize makes me incredibly lucky in a way! He's just not picky, but doesn't like too common of names. We also both like names that go well with our heritage which, between the two of us we have a mix of Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish and German.
The middle name for a girl will be Sam. That is set in stone and we want something that goes ok with it. Sam is my husbands late grandfather and it's wildly important to him if we have another girl. I realize not all names we love with flow with that, but honoring his grandfather is very important. To us, honoring him is more important than a perfect name flow.
So here's my short list of what I actually do like. I'm curious if you can all offer suggestions of other names to consider too based on my likes.
Thank you all so much.
Oh, I love Eloise! Eloise and Margot sound great. I also like the above poster's suggestion of Saskia or Ingrid. Two beautiful names!
Honora or Nora
Ebba or Etta
You have great taste!!
Mathilda - Very nice but a bit trendier than than the more classic Margot and a bit too similar for me
Eloise - lovely and a good match for Margot but may be sky rocketing in popularity
Myrthe (Meer-tuh) - love it but too close to Margot
Helena (Helen-uh) - love it, one of my favourites and really matches Margot in feeling, sounds great with Sam
Louisa - Love it also and also a great match with Sam
I really like the idea of using Samara as the middle if your husband is open to it. It really matches Carolina so well. If you were to go with Samara I love the idea of Astrid Samara. This combo really reflects all the best things about Margot Carolina.
Eloise or even Héloïse (french spelling) would be a great sibling name with Margo!
I know exactly what you mean when it comes to making every week count to choose a name!
As a suggestion, i fell in love with Harryo (The duchess movie)...love names ending with o atm
The other name which i think would be very appropriate with Margo is Apolline ( A-poh-lee-nah)
Best of luck ;-)
I like all of your ideas. I particularly like Helena or Louisa as a sibset with Margot.
Unfortunately nameberry's international lists are lacking. You can find more information on these names on the baby names world website.
Originally Posted by tiffyl321
My favs from your list are Eloise and Louisa but neither of them really go with Sam. Maybe Elodie instead? Elodie and Margot sound cute together!
I'm surprised and excited by your boy name choice of Thijs! My new married last name is Thys and they are varients of each other, I think. My husband is real southern and pronounces it like "thighs".
Thank you all! There are some names here definitely worth considering. There are a few names that we wanted to consider that have been listed.
Lotte, Sanne and Griet. However, Lotte is a the name of a dear friend, Sanne is a cousin on both sides of my family and Griet, well, my daughter is named after my grandmother Grietje, which is the nickname for that, which also means Pearl, like Margot. So that's out.
We like Astrid, but I don't like the Ass sound in the beginning. Klara is nice, but a little too common around here. I want to like Saskia, but I just don't. See, I'm SO picky. I'm really leaning toward Eloise but I am afraid it will become too popular. I'm not a fan of anything that ends in y, ie, etc. Why am I such a pain in the rear with names!?