Sorry for any repeats...How about...
Josie (Jocelyn if you prefer Josie as a nick name)
Seeley (means blessed/happy)
Era or Ara
Wendy (Both Wendy and Moira make me think of Peter Pan and eternal youth. ♥)
Wisteria (Call her Wish for short)
Esmeralda (Esme, for short)
Ooooh I like so many of those! Love Pia, Wendy, and Annika but DH does not (he said he'd like Pia as a nn for something but we can't agree on a longer name for it, so it's been scratched).
Thanks to all of these wonderful suggestions and thoughts, our final list is down to two (with mns):
Chiara Aurora Jeannette
Nadia Isabella Jeannette
Which is your favorite and why?
Nadia seems to be getting a lot of votes :)
Both are pretty meaningful to us so they are still equal. What's tipping me towards Chiara is that I've loved it for a while (like 8 years, but who's counting!) and seen some friends "steal" it from me. I really wanted to name Ruby Chiara but realized that just wasn't her name. I worry about losing Chiara forever! That being said, I love Nadia for the reasons you listed above. Even though it's a little more cumbersome, we'd probably still use Isabella with Nadia instead of Isabelle because it is the mn of our other sister and we used the first sister's mn as one of Ruby's mns (Anastasia) so we don't want to leave the last one out. But, I do like Nadia Isabelle Jeannette better...
Thanks for the thoughts!
I LOVE the Christmas tune reference! I always thought it was so cool that my mom's name was in a Christmas carol. In fact, I've suggested that combo to DH before and he's a little less enthusiastic lol. But now the Chiara combos will be between Chiara Aurora Jeannette and Chiara Jeannette Isabella. Thanks!
I really like Chiara. It's pretty and unexpected yet I know how to pronounce it without looking it up :) I really like Chiara Aurora Jeannette, but agree that it is a bit difficult to pronounce. I don't see why you can't use "Isabelle" to honour an "Isabella" -I'm sure she would understand that the -a got switched to an -e for flow purposes. It's not that much of a stretch. Nadia Isabelle Jeannette is quite pretty as is Chiara Jeannette Isabelle/a.