I noticed that not only do your other kids all start with A but they also all have a y in their name. Is that something your interested in continuing? If so here are some suggestions:
Alyce instead of Alice (I hate misspelling names but I think it would work in your family)
Arya (Aria- r-ee-uh)
I really like Maren and I agree that it's a great way to honor both sides of the family. I think you should definitely keep it in the middle.
We never did the Y thing intentionally. . But we noticed it with our last child. Also another funny thing is, all of their middle names end in E. It would work for our boy combo, but it's not something that would make me change the name. The only main thing we want to keep is the A theme going. I really like your suggestions.. thank you very much! :)
Originally Posted by tdillow
The only name of the three I like is Alice. Alivia sounds like a contrived Olivia which is very overused and would get confused all the time. Maren will get called Mare, which I have never found to be an attractive NN. I am sorry I can't be more helpful.
Maren would be strictly for middle name only. If we used Alice nn would be Ally and Libby for Alivia probably.. I appeciate you trying to help thank you hun! :)
Originally Posted by verminator
Absolutely Alice. Alivia looks like Olivia misspelled.
Amelia nn milly, or mia
Amaria (uh-mar-ee-uh) nn mia or mari
Amalia nn mali or mia
Arcadia nn cadi or ari
Ariella nn ella or ari
Ariana nn ari
Aviana mm avi or ava
Abigail nn abby
Adelaide nn addy or adele
Adalia nn ada
Addison nn addy
Adeline nn addy
Alyson nn aly or alys
Alessandra nn ales (alice)
Alexandra nn alex or ally or lexie or andi
Andrea nn andi
Annika nn anna or annie
Arabella nn bella
Audriana nn audi
Azaria nn zara
Alayna nn laney
Avery nn ava
Aurora nn rory
Astoria nn story :)
I love Alice. Alivia is ok but does look like Olivia misspelled. Maren is a very cute mn. Some other options are:
As someone who wanted to change her name from Olivia to Alivia long ago, I'm really glad I stuck with Olivia. In my opinion, its much more beautiful, both in sound and in spelling. Having an O as the first letter of my name is something I'm proud of now, as its unique and different. O's are beautiful.
Alivia is very trendy and I'm glad I can be called Olive instead of Allie. Liv and Livi are also nicknames that I've used all my life, and they fit me to a tee. Its energetic and full of life, sunshiney and always smiling. I'm glad my mom chose this name for me, as it suits me very well. It has its Shakespearean roots connected to the olive branch, which is a symbol of peace. My career path is Journalism with a background of Humanities, and I'm making my way to become a human right's activist; I want to bring peace to peoples' lives. Its funny how things like that work out. I am my name.
I'm grateful to be an Olivia.
Alivia is a misspelled Olivia - dont make your child go through life correcting people and hearing 'did you say Olivia' - i have a correctly spelled name but its a name that rhymes and sounds like lots of other names so trust me ITS NOT FUN, IT NEVER GETS LESS BOTHERSOME.
for Maren try variations like Marian, small changes can transform a name but keep the same feel
if the grandmother hated being named Alice, dont use it. try variations & similar sounds like Allison or Elsie
I'm just going to suggest Aliya.
that way you keep the 'Al' and have a 'y'... it is the less popular and more refined spelling of 'Aaliyah'
or even Alicia (al-ee-see-ah or ah-lee-sha).
Which is a good compromise between Alivia and Alice.
You are welcome! This is not always easy but I hope you are having fun.
Originally Posted by escg33k
I like some PP suggestions to consider Marian, especially with a middle name so it will sound much better with Alice. Or, alternately, Allison Maren. That is pretty and flows well.