Name for little girl
I am writing a children's novel about an orphaned girl named Rose Zales who goes to live at a foster home where there are already two foster children living there. I need a name for the youngest one (short brown hair, big brown eyes) and the oldest one who's about Rose's age (long, curly brown hair, blue eyes).:confused: I don't plan on them being related, but they definitely treat each other like siblings. Thanks!
Maybe Evelyn ("Evie") for the younger one and Beatrice for the older one?
Other choices for the younger one:
Other choices for the older one:
Ooh, yay! I suggested Rose! :)
For the older one:
The younger one:
I like having Katie and Clara with Rose.
What time period is it? I'll post a mixed bag.
I like more nickname-y types for young kids, and more mature names with young sounding nicknames. So:
Katherine/Catherine (Kate, Katie)
As for the older girl something slighlty different.
I agree that a little more information is necessary. Is this present day? What country/city? What are the children's backgrounds?
Foster kids today in Los Angeles would probably be named something like Asia or Nahla or Marisa.
A foster kid in Boston in 1930 might be named something like Betty, Annie, or Viola
Rose Zales doesn't particularly flow for me, it reads more like Rose Ales as the Z blends in to the end of Rose. Have you considered her being called Rosie or Rosa? It just has a slightly better feel to it as a name.
Agreed with the others about needing more information - time period, ages, setting etc. It also depends on the backgrounds of the fostered children - if they come from a lower class background they might be more likely to be named something trendy or misspelt, or if they're from a foreign background they might have a more ethnic sounding name reflecting that.
I'd imagine something with quite a cutesy nickname for the youngest one:
Melissa nn Lissie
Charlotte nn Lottie
Jasmine nn Minnie or Jazzy
Evelyn nn Evie
Georgia nn Georgie
Rebecca nn Becky
Caitlin or Katherine nn Katie
For the older girl, I imagine something a bit quirky or trendy - if they're not siblings, it seems a bit implausible that Rose and the other two girls all have names that compliment each other. Thinking of names that were pretty popular/trendy in the USA in the last couple of decades (of course, knowing more info would help here):