I like Emmeline and Penelope the best with Leo.
Thank you all so much! So I am taking Margaret and Emmeline off of my list. At least it's progress! For me it's really a toss up I think between Penelope, Genevieve, Margot and Evangeline. Caroline is one I really like but I think I like the others better.
So what do you guys think between those four?
Caroline- NOT BORING! Love it so much!!
Penelope- Not too trendy. Love the nn Nel
Genevieve- Like a lot. Beautiful name, but I agree about the nn Genny. How about Gen?
Margot- Love. Don't think it matters about the ending, but how about the given name Margaret with the nn Margot?
Emmeline- One of my favorites, especially with nn Emmie/Emmy, but I agree about the cousin.
Evangeline- Not my favorite, but nn Eva is cute. Also like nn Angeline or Angie
My order of your names goes:
Margaret with nn Margo
Emmeline (but I understand your problem)
Penelope with nn Nel
Evangeline with nn Eva
Great list! Love your taste in names!!
I would definitely pick Evangeline! It's gorgeous. My second choice would be Genevieve.
Penelope! I love it with nn Nel!
They are all beautiful! With Leo, I would choose Caroline, Margot or Penelope.
Originally Posted by kala_way
I couldn't agree more - Genevieve is a great name and these are all fabulous nn suggestions.
My other favourite from your list is Caroline.
Both would be great choices and go well with Leo Alexander.
Caroline- I know a lot of Carolines, so I don't like the name very much. That's just me.
Margaret- I have a friend named Margaret, but I think its kind of old sounding, but the other berries love it so....
Penelope- I've never liked Penelope, I think its pretty but its NMS.
Genevieve- I really like this name. I think its very classy. I get the whole nickname thing too. I think Eve, or Vivi is cute for a nickname.
Margot- I used to hate this name. But then I read All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury, and I fell in love with it. I prefer the spelling Margaux though. I think its spunkier. I think Margot and Leo sound fine together. I think its kind of nice that they both end with the o sound.
Emmeline- Unless you're really close with that cousin, it doesn't really matter. Maybe calling her Emme instead of Emmie will be enough of a difference. I really like Emmeline too, its classy sounding. You can't go wrong with Emmeline.
Evangeline- I like it, but I think its overhyped. I think Evangeline sounds okay with Leo, but I think your other names go better, like Genevieve and Penelope and Emmeline. Its kind of long with one syllable Leo.
My favourites are Evangeline (nn Evie really grounds it and Evie and Leo are adorable together!!) I also love this with Augustin nn gus! This is easily my favourite! I also Love Emmeline and Margot though agree Leo and Margot a bit similar!
My favourites are:
Penelope -- for the nickname, Nell.
Evangeline is far too "frilly" for my own tastes and makes me think of "evangelical" which sort of rubs me up the wrong way. I do however love the nickname you've derived, Eva. But would prefer it on its own.