A sister for Maya Isobel
Hi and it is wonderful that he has a Finnish name because then we can go to town and choose some wonderful Scandinavian names.
Here are some comments on the names you have chosen and not in connection as a sibling name which may change my view.
Is popularity an issue for you if so the following names are out:
Ruby, Violet and Zoe (who is also slightly dated) better to choose Chloe instead.
I would only put Rowan in the middle name spot as your first daughter has a beautifully soft and pretty feminine name.
Lola Lola is a good choice either as a full name or as a nn for Penelope. She is a modern girl with lots of energy and personality
Dahlia A pretty flower but a hard name to get right if you think the sound is dar lee ah, not dale ya. I prefer Magnolia.
Delilah This is becoming more popular despite its biblical reputation and it is a pretty name and as a nickname Lilah is a delightful is somewhat popular.
India I like it paired with something like Clementine and this has the modern vintage feel to it which is lovely
Hazel Another pretty name that is gaining in popularity and I see her as a cool, calm and collected young lady.
Alice A beautiful name that is now rising in popularity and is a great choice.
Sage Pleasant but a little more suited in my opinion as a middle name.
Phoebe A beautiful name that would pair well with a sister named Alice.
Sasha I like Sasha spelt only as Sacha, but I do feel that the full name of Alexandra is much more substantial and indeed a wonderful name and the nn of Sacha is lovely.
Bear is one of those names that one has to be very brave and sure of to use for your baby boy's name. Why not go with a name that means bear?
I did a little research on Finnish names and these are ones that I felt may be a good fit.
The first one is the Finnish word for polar bear which is Jaakarku so my interpretation of that word would be the English boy's name of Jake which would fit well with a long Finnish surname.
Kari I have always liked this name it has such charm and it means pure.
Matti Of course this is the Finnish name for Matthew and it is very cute a lovely choice.
Levi Spelt with two "e's" in Finland and a good fit as it is trendy and short
Arne (or Aarne) another charming name, very manly and has the great meaning of eagle power.
Then there is the Finnish version of Elijah spelt as Eljas but I would translate that to Elias or Eli for you.
I can't leave out this version of Alexander, it is Aleksi, always handsome and known by everyone a true winner imo
Frederick is becoming more popular these days and the Finnish version is Fredrik
Last but not least is Jaako which of course is the Finnish version of Jacob or you could use Jack.
A favourite name of mine is last Harry spelt as Harri in Finland.
(btw I love Finland I visited there last year)
Bodhi This is the name of the headland that I look at everyday, I feel that it is very hippy sounding
Ronan I love this name! Me too, gorgeous (Ronan Keating)
Rufus He is too rough and ready for my taste
Miles You have the best name ever (my son's name)
Oscar A fitting name for a European and literary theme
Jasper Handsome and a good choice
Levi I just got him to let me add this one I have already commented above on Levi
I think Sven Oliver would make a good combo
Looking forward to your views on my suggestions.
Rowan- Like this for both boy and girl - can be made more feminine with a distinctly female mn.
Lola - Not a fan, prefer Lily/Layla alternatives.
Ruby - Like, but getting quite popular.
Dahlia - Nice, not my favourite on the list.
Delilah - I personally love this!
Violet - Love this too, my friend's daughter is named this is she is super cute!
Zoe - Ok, I prefer the spelling, Zooey.
India - Like this and the nn Indi.
Hazel - Ok, not a massive fan.
Alice - Love this!
Sage - I really like this but would only use it as a middle name.
Phoebe- Like this too.
Sasha I like it spelled Sascha - I prefer this as a boys name to be honest.
Isabel - a bit over it at the moment I personally know heaps of Isabel's ranging from birth to school age (so I wouldn't go there - especially as your first daughter's name is more on the uncommon side).
Bear - Not a favourite, maybe as a middle name I could like it.
Bodhi - Not a fan.
Ronan I love this name! - I love this too!
Rufus - Again not a fan.
Miles - Love this, especially the cute nn Milo.
Oscar - Like this too.
Jasper - Like this.
Levi I just got him to let me add this one - I don't hate it, but I don't really like it either.
Rowan - I prefer Rowena for girls, probably because most of the Rowans I know are boys.
Lola - I can't get past the Lolita association for this name.
Ruby - Adore this name! <3
Dahlia - I also like this name, but it's not my favorite flower name.
Delilah - Gorgeous name, but be prepared for your grandmother to faint. Mine about had a coronary just because I mentioned it in passing
Violet - I feel like this name is getting a lot of attention right now, which makes it a no no for me. Pretty much if my husband suggests it, it's too popular. haha.
Zoe - This name is a bit old school. Like early 2000s. I like it, but I much prefer Zoey. It feels more complete to me.
India - I do not understand the attraction to this name, I've seen it on a lot of list recently. Just not that pretty to me.
Hazel - I love with this name. <3
Alice - I can't decide if I like Allison or Alice better. I think if I were to ever use it (which I can't, my niece is called Alice Mae) I'd name her Allison and call her Alice.
Sage - I prefer spice names like Ginger and Saffron to Sage, but it's still cute.
Phoebe - LOVE this name. If you can get past the Hey Arnold! and Friends references, that is.
Sasha I like it spelled Sascha. I have one daughter already and her name is Maya Isabel - I think Sascha and Maya make a lovely sib-set.
Bear I had a post on this before and it would be his first name..not a nickname - I'm sorry but no. I can't imagine a CEO named Bear. IMHO a name like that will hold him back.. unless his life long aspiration is to be a lumberjack...
Bodhi - Not a fan of this name, it looks totally made up. I prefer Bowen of Boden.
Ronan - It's a good Irish name. Also to consider; Rogan, Brogan, Riordan, Torrin, and Calix.
Rufus - If you're american prepare for endless dog jokes.
Miles - I like it, but it's sort of gaining speed if that sort of thing bothers you.
Oscar - I have two not so great images of Oscar; Oscar the Grouch and the smelly, jobless, moocher off of Hey Arnold!. However, it is a lovely name with a rich history
Jasper - Blech. So tired of this name even if you're not considering it after reading Twilight.
Levi - Awesome name. Also to consider: Liam, Ezra, Collin.
Soren - I actually really like this name, because of a book actually.
Simon - This name might not be a good choice because of the recent rehashing of Alvin and the Chipmunks in pop culture, but yet again, if that sort of thing doesn't bother you.
Alistair - For some reason I picture an old man, which isn't a bad thing. But it's what I see in my head.
Oliver - Like it, it's gaining steam, but not an obnoxious amount or anything. I think it's more of an 'in theory' popular name.
Rowan - I love Rowan for both sexes. But I'm not liking how popular it's getting.
Lola - In my opinion, Lola won't age well.
Ruby - Ruby is cute, but I also don't think it will age well.
Dahlia - I love Dahlia! Although, it reminds me of The infamous Black Dahlia Murder. Which, for me, isn't a bad thing...but I'm weird.
Delilah - I'm iffy about this name. I sometimes like it, sometimes don't.
Violet - Love Violet!
Zoe - I think Zoe is absolutely gorgeous on a little girl, but in my opinion, it won't age well.
India - Love love love India!
Hazel - Adore!
Alice - Very elegant and classic.
Sage - Love Sage as a girls name! I don't like it at all on aboy.
Phoebe - Cute!
Sasha - Sasha is adorable! I think the Sascha spelling makes it feel more masculine.
Bear - I don't like it, nor do I hate it. Someone named Bear goes to my school, so I always think of him.
Bodhi - Love Bodhi but don't think it would age well.
Ronan - Not my style at all.
Rufus - Same as above.
Miles - Sometimes I love Miles, sometimes I don't. It's very hot and cold.
Oscar - So adorable!
Jasper - Love Jasper!
Levi - I prefer Levi as a middle name.
I don't like Soren or Simon at all, but Alistair and Oliver!
Rowan -I really like Rowan. I think it needs a really soft feminine middle name. I like it with Grace, Elizabeth, or Violet. But, I think it works better as a middle name.
Lola -I love the name Lola. But it's rather short and nickname-ish. I've thought about using it as a nickname.
Ruby -My great aunt was actually named Ruby Lola, which I love. I think Ruby is a wonderful, fun name. Ruby Alice, or Ruby Hazel could be cute.
Dahlia -I also really love Dahlia. I like Dahlia Rowan a lot.
Delilah -Delilah is gorgeous. I like it has such beautiful flow. Delilah Rowan is pretty. I've always loved the idea of Delilah Natalie. and Lilah is such a great nickname.
Violet -Another favorite of mine. Love Violet Rowan. I love the flow of Violet Mae or Violet Austen.
Zoe -I like Zoe, but it is sort of lacking in substance. I think it would make a wonderful middle name.
India -Love India. So pretty. India Rowan, India Sage, and India Zoe could all work. I love India Elizabeth, personally.
Hazel -Hazel Grace is a name that owns my heart right now. I also love Hazel Sage or Hazel Olivia.
Alice -Great classic. I love it as a middle name. Rowan Alice or India Alice. As a first name I love Alice Elizabeth or Alice Olivia.
Sage -I think Sage is so short it works best in the middle name spot. Alice Sage, Rowan Sage, and Phoebe Sage all have nice flow.
Phoebe -Pheobe is cute, but not my favorite on your list. I like it, but I prefer Violet, Dahlia etc. Phoebe Alice and Phoebe Sage do have nice flow.
Sasha -I really like it. Sasha Rowan could work. Or Violet Sasha. I love Sasha Clementine.
Bear -Bear is a tough one. It doesn't feel like a name. I have a friend who gave her son Bear as a middle name and it's what he goes by. I think if you're going to use Bear, it works best that way because then he has a "professional" first name. Ronan Bear or Soren Bear. I love Alistair Bear or Oliver Bear.
Bodhi -I like Bodhi, but don't LOVE it. Bodhi Miles or Bodhi Levi sound nice.
Ronan -Ronan is a great option. Maya and Ronan look and sound nice together.
Rufus -I really love Rufus. Rufus Levi or Rufus Alistair. Love them.
Miles -Miles is a favorite of mine. I think it works with many different middle names and has a great sound. Might be slightly matchy with Maya. But I don't think that's too much of a problem.
Oscar -I'm not a huge fan of Oscar. It just lacks something for me. I prefer Miles or Ronan.
Jasper -I like Jasper a lot, but I feel like it's such a Twilight trend right now that it kind of turns me off. All in all it's a great name though.
Levi -I love Levi. It's short, but strong and has really nice flow with most middle names.
I love Soren, Oliver, and Alistair. Those are actually my favorites of you boy names.
Favorites for a girl- Dahlia, Ruby, Violet, India, Hazel, Delilah.
Favorites for a boy- Oliver, Alistair, Miles, Soren, Ronan, Levi.
Rowan-I have this name on my list too but its on my boys list. Sorry! I like it better for a boy.
Lola--Not much of a fan this is a dog at a house I clean for. Again Sorry.
Ruby--I think this is adorable. It would be great on a child with red hair for sure but I think it is super adorable on a burnette
Dahlia--NMSAA but it is ok
Delilah--Now I don't know how religious you are but it is in the bible and she is not known for good things but it is still a wonderful name and I would so use it my self if my last name did not begin with a D and my dh was not as religious, he is more so than me.
Violet--This is pretty but not my style.
Zoe--Oh how I have loved this name but my last name ends in EE sound so almost any of those EE ending fn's are totally out for me but I really hope someone will be able to use it!! It is beautiful.
India--I love place names but my dh hates them this is one of my favorites!!
Hazel--This one and the next have family significants to me. I may use this as one of the mn options for my child someday.
Alice--Same as Hazel
Sage--I really liked this one a few years ago but it has lost its luster for me to use it but it is still a lovely name.
Phoebe--OMG I have been on love with this name for ages but I mentioned it to my dh and he nixed it so I hope someone can use it. I love it!!
Sasha--This one is not a favorite although generally I love Russian names but I knew a girl with this name once and she totally ruined it for me. Bummer cause it is very pretty. I hope it works for you.
Bear--No no please no! So Sorry but that is totally an animal to me.
Bodhi--Nope again this seems Indian not Finnish.
Ronan--My dh really likes this name too. Spelled Ronin though but he likes it because it is a Ninja of sorts. Lol!!
Rufus--This is all dog to me sorry.
Miles--Same as Rufus
Oscar--Now I am warming up to this one but dh nixed it too so I can't use it but would love to see some kids in my kids classes someday to have this name.
Jasper--THis is my ultimate boy name love!!!!! I probably will not get to use it:( cause dh hates it.
Levi--I like western names but not this one for some reason. I don't know why other than it is popular.
Soren--This is cool but not sure about it. I want to like it though.
Simon--Too biblical for me to like it.
Alistair--This is on my fn list and it is pretty high up there on the list probably in the top 10 if I could get dh to help me eliminate names now. Ahhh! lol!!
Oliver--I like this one too like Oscar.
I really hope this helps you out. Here are some others that you might like too that I can't use but hope someone can:
Rowan - its ok
Lola - I love Lola!
Ruby - cute
Dahlia - Never liked this name
Delilah - Very cute! one of my husbands favs
Violet - Love!
Zoe - Dont know why I dislike this name a lot
India - Its ok
Hazel - Love it!
Alice - NMS
Sage - No
Sasha/Sascha - Dislike
Bear - No
Bodhi -NMS but its ok
Ronan - Love it!
Rufus - Rufus Doofus... NO!
Miles - cute
Oscar - Love Oscar
Jasper - LOVE!!!
Levi - Another one I love
Soren - Like it
Simon - It's ok.
Alistair - LOOOOOVE
Oliver - YES!
Thank you for the advice..it is helping me weed out the ones that won't work..
Some more background..he loves Oona and Olive..but my sister is Olivia..I was reading the baby name bible and found out that Lilya is finnish and that has been on my list for a while.. I love Lily but it is out of control popular..we both like Chloe too...
He doesn't want names with more than 3 syllables no double barreled names..and one middle name grr I love 2 middle names..