Magnolia and Anneliese
Do these names clash horribly as sister names? The southernness of Magnolia and the Germanness of Anneliese?
These are my two top girl names right now for our first (due in Dec, gender TBA). DH is more sold on Magnolia, so that's current #1. But if we use one does it rule out the other for the future?
mn and nn plans are
Magnolia Irene nn May or Maisie
Anneliese Deborah nn Elise, Lisie, Liesel?
Both have particular personal significance. We have both lived in the US South for extended times and Magnolias are iconic there and associated with good memories. Anneliese is the name of a sweet foster grandmother who is possibly close to the end of her life. mns are my mother (Irene) and MIL (Deborah).
For reference, other possible future sibling names are Reuben, Ezra, Ezekiel, Jedidiah, Abraham, Naomi Christine or Winnifred Christine, Josephine, Mirabel...
Thoughts? Alternative suggestions for mns or nns?
I think they go together quite well, actually... Magnolia also has Maggie, Nola, Lia, Aggy, Oli/ Olly, etc. Anneliese also has Nelly (Neli) there in the middle...
They would be lovely sibset.
I think they would be lovely together :)
Well, thanks for the reassurance!
@tfzolghadr, thanks for the suggestion of Nell! Wouldn't have thought of that out of Anneliese, but love it in general. Have to see if DH would go for it...he's also opposed to Maggie. :( Most of the other Magnolia options aren't appealing to me except Lia. I also realized that Ann or Anna would be very reasonable with May.
I like Elise best out of Anneliese, but it seems too close to Maisie. Unless we just used May without Maisie. Maggie and Elise seem a perfect combo to me, but I guess DH has a say in it, too. May/Maisie and Nell/Nellie is a maybe a cute alternative.
Or perhaps we could just always say the full names? :)
I think Magnolia and Anneliese go very well together.
NN wise, I like best:
Magnolia - Aggie, Nolie, Nola, Noel, Allie
Anneliese - Anna, Elise, Isa, Allie, Nell(ie)
I think they sound lovely together.
I love Maisie for Magnolia and I think they sound nice together! Other nn options for Anneliese are Annie or Anna!
EDIT: I really love the idea of Maisie and Nell as sibs! I think that is adorable.
Love the idea of sisters named Annaliese and Magnolia! Beautiful! To bad your husbad won't go for Maggie! Maisie is adorable too though. I also really like Nolia as a nn for Magnolia. Magnolia without a nn would be awesome as well, same with Annaliese although they will both probaly be shortaned by friends at some point.
@mary-la and @averelladavina, I think we have similar tastes in names! I see several that I love in both your lists. I've considered Matilda instead of Magnolia, but DH doesn't like it as much and I don't love that it seems to be very trendy in the UK--and perhaps soon in the US. But wouldn't Matilda (Tilda/Tillie) and Anneliese (Liesel!) be adorable as sisters?
[Also, Adalheid, Casilda or Hildemara! Those are new. Super-Germanic names are my GP, but DH will not go for it. (Though we briefly talked about naming a son Wolfgang after my grandfather!)]
I think Anneliese will pass the DH test, though, especially as it has 3 good namesakes from both sides: my mom's foster mother (Anneliese), my best friend (mn is Elise), his mom's mn (Ann) and not to mention his mom's fn as a middle (Deborah). :)
Thanks for your input!
I think my top choice for mns right now are May/Maisie & Nell. Or May and Ann if we go for the plain route.
Nolie, Nola, Nolia are all cute, but out for us because we went to a university whose football team is called the Noles. And, yes, people are crazy about football (though we aren't), so they would DEFINITELY make the connection there if there was a little girl with such a similar name running around.