Thoughts on our list?
My husband and I have been working on our girls name list. We have a short list of names that we both love. We would really appreciate any thoughts that you have about them and are also open to suggestions. Our last name is 3 syllables, starts with a "th" and ends with an "en." We don't want a name that is too popular or too uncommon. Okay, here are our favorites:
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions!
I would use Livia or Emilia. I know Livia might get some "it's not Olivia" but I like it. Emilia is a forbidden love of mine, so I love to see other people use it.
Juliette is very elegant, romantic and a bit dramatic. Livia and Emilia are pretty, maybe you'd also like Lavinia? Violet and Gabriella sound a bit harsh to me, sorry.
All of those are very beautiful names! I like your tastes. My favorite is Juliette <3 it's on my personal top 5 girls names as well. Violet is also a good choice, I'm a fan of color names. My least favorite would be Livia, just because it's so close to the very popular name Olivia.
Violet or Juliette for sure. Gorgeous names!!
Love love love Violet!! It is such a beautiful, simple and uncommon name.
Gabriella is lovely as well, makes me picture a gorgeous girl :) Not personally a fan of Gaby for a nickname but I love Ella. In fact, I really like Ella as a full name as well. I love the combo Gabriella Violet/Ella Violet. Wdyt?
Juliette is traditional and has endured the test of time. It's a beautiful name that ages perfectly. Plus I have always been partial to the nickname Jules/Jewels. Julianna is also very lovely. The name Juliette should stand on it's own so personally I prefer a shorter middle name especially since both your first and last name is 3 syllables. I think a longer last name would too much of a mouthful.
You didn't mention anything in your thread about middle names. Just curious, have you and your husband put together a list together for middle names? Or have you decided to use a family name?
Anyway, back to your list. I'm not a fan of Livia at all, sorry. To me, it looks/sounds like Olivia minus the O. I think most people would mishear it or just assume her full name was Olivia. Never been a fan of O names on girls for some reason and also it's way too popular for my taste.
I like Emilia depending on how it's pronounced. I like it pronounced Emma-LEE-AH. If you're going to pronounce it UH-MEAL-EE-AH, then I prefer the spelling Amelia. I personally wouldn't use this name for a little girl unless maybe it was a family name.
Here are some other names that I personally love and maybe you will too :)
Hope I've been helpful. Good luck to you and your family :)
I think Livia and Emilia are both lovely and unique. Violet and Gabriella are rapidly increasing in popularity, and I prefer Juliet over Juliette.
I like Gabriella, Emilia and Juliette.
Originally Posted by elliebellie
Gabriella - I prefer Gabrielle, but that's because it's not as close to the -bella trend as Gabriella. NN Gabby is sweet too.
Juliette - Not keen on this, never been big on any Juli- names for some reason.
Violet - Again, not keen on this, though I can't explain why. It's also rising in popularity.
Livia - I think people will assume it's a nickname for Olivia.
Emilia - By far my favourite on your list, it's gorgeous.
I don't think you could go wrong with any of these names but I will give more specific feedback. I am kind of tired of the "Em" names so Emilia is my least favorite on your list. I think Violet is becoming increasingly popular, I know two babies named that in last 18 months. As others have pointed out, Livia may be mistaken for Olivia but I do LOVE the sound of Livia. I like the nn Gabi so Gabriella seems like a good choice. Juliette is also very pretty.