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October 13th, 2012 11:36 PM #1Junior Member
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Need help! Baby girl in March - older half sis complicated things!
Hubby and I are expecting a baby girl in march and 12 year old sister from previous marriage is less than thrilled! We need a name for this baby that won't sound too much like sister Emily Catherine. plus I teach school so most common names are out. We loved the boy name Brody Logan but baby girl is more complicated. We both like grace as a middle name, last name starts with W. I like formal first names with youthful nickname options. Prior to learning sex of baby, I loved the name Lila Rheagan (ree-gan) but hubby vetoed. Lilian is family name and lily grace is cute to me, but Emily's best friends name is lily and so we are worried about using it. Meanwhile, some family members are pushing for Emma for baby. Emma and Emily? Not likely! Any interesting suggestions? Looking for the right strong yet feminine name! (PS we are Sara and Matt - So common and over used! We want something a little different!)
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October 13th, 2012 11:53 PM #3Senior Member
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If you liked Lily Rheagan and Lily is out, then why not just use Rheagan as the first name? I would spell it Regan if you want it pronounced Ree-gan though. Rheagan may be mispronounced as Ray-gan.
Other suggestions with cute nickname options:
Michaela Grace -- my favorite (nn Kayla or Micki)
Katerina Grace -- since you don't want common names, you can use this variation of Katherine (nn Rina, Kate, Teri, or Katie)
Abigail Grace (nn Abby)
Olivia Grace (nn Liv or Livi)
Elena Grace (nn Laine or Lainey)
October 13th, 2012 11:56 PM #5
Aw, sorry things are a little tough with Miss Emily! Hm. This sounds a little complicated - I'm not sure which direction to go in for you, so I'll throw a few out and see what works for you...
By the way, absolutely don't use Emma! Definitely not fair to Emily Catherine. And, I'd worry about Lily as well, though Lilian could be a middle name, if you aren't set on Grace (or use two?).
Anneliese - Annie, Elie (doesn't work with Grace in the middle, but Lila or Lilia - for Lilian - work)
Caroline - Cara, Carrie, Caro, Carly
Delilah - Lilah, Dela
Estella - Essie, Essa, Stella, Ella
Fiona - Fifi, Fina, Fia
Gwendolyn - Gwen, Gwennie, Dolly, Wendy, Gigi
Genevieve - Gen, Gennie, Genna, Evie, Gigi
Juliet - Jules, Jet
Lydia - Lydie
Miranda - Mira, Mimi
Maribelle - Mari, Belle
Rosanna - Rosie, Rosa, Sanna, Annie, Anna
Ramona - Romy, Mona
Vivienne - Viv, Vivi
Violet - Vi, Vivi, Vio, Lettie
My favorites are:
Ramona Grace - "Romy Grace"
Genevieve Grace - "Gigi" or "Evie Grace"
Vivienne Grace - "Vivi Grace"
Rosanna Grace - "Rosie Grace"
Anneliese Lilia - "Annalee"
Best of luck!
Lemon"Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie
Favorites - Eliza, Phoebe, Juliet, Archer, Ronan, Jude
October 14th, 2012 12:09 AM #7Senior Member
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I agree you should not do anything similar to Emily Catherine and Emma is too close. I can see the problem with Lily too. Some possibilities that work well with Grace as a mn:
October 14th, 2012 12:18 AM #9Senior Member
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