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  1. #6
    I realize Quinn is a gender-neutral name, but I find it has a pretty sound to it, but yes this has been a concern for me, in avoiding super-girly names I like, I guess I didn't see Maeve as super-girly, although I know the meaning is very girly.... So I had thought about another "gender-neutral girly mn" combo for a girl...I wouldnt want Quinn to feel that her sister has a super feminine name and she doesnt, but that is why I chose a really girly mn for her so she can use that if she wants to in the future. I am definitely open to other gender-neutral names for a girl...Reid, Sloane, etc...something to think about...

  2. #8
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    Maeve doesn't strike me as super-girly, either. If you love it, go for it.

    As for the 1-syllable trend, I think baby number 3 is the perfect time to break it, if you're going to. 2 is a coincidence, 3 is a pattern. If you expect you'll have more children, the pressure to stay with one syllable will only feel stronger with #4. Right now, though, it wouldn't be too big of a deal. HTH!

  3. #10
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    1) No way. Obviously you like a certain pattern, it's worked for you, and your brain is just fixated on the idea of it. So no, you're not overthinking it, but it wouldn't hurt to try something new. Maybe get in the mindset of thinking you won't be pulling off the three syllables.. you don't want this to ruin a perfectly good name.

    2) Oliver is definitely trendy, but commonly replaced with Ollie. If you plan on calling him Ollie, prepare for school items that say Ollie H. or Ollie F. on them. If you plan on calling him Oliver in full form, it's not a bad idea.

    3) Oliver Hugh, Oliver Joseph, Oliver Lewis, Oliver Elijah, Oliver Jameson, Oliver Gabriel.
    Maeve Elizabeth, Maeve Amelia, Maeve Olivia, Maeve Sophia

    Personally, I don't love Maeve with your other names. I see Maeve in sibsets that are totally unlike this one.. with more trendy, made up names. Names that sound good with Jack & Quinn?
    Ruby
    June
    Josie
    Clara
    Milly
    Hazel
    Lucy
    Jean
    Macy
    Marley
    Harper
    Rose
    Chloe

    But if you so desire it, then go with Maeve! Good luck!

  4. #12
    Really, you think Maeve doesn't go with the other two? I agree it's not as 'mainstream' as the other two but they seem to flow well together to me...but the girliness of it has me thinking on it more.

    Harper is actually a nice unisex choice, thanks for reminding me of it. I was thinking about the fact that part of the reason I chose Quinn was because it *is* ambiguous, it has a serious, studious feel to it for me, which is actually how she is, interestingly enough. I was actually mulling over choosing another unisex name if we have a girl, and pairing it with something girly so she has that choice, like Q does. I suspect she would be a little put off if her sister had a really flowery first name...conversely, I know Jack won't give a fat fig what I name another boy (he is devil-may-care as his name would suggest) I agree this is the time to break the single syllable trend, I won't limit myself that way and think more about what names could suit a girl in this sibset, without being too girly.

    Thanks for your opinions on this...Thoughts on non-girly names for the baby in this sibset?

  5. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmama View Post
    Really, you think Maeve doesn't go with the other two? I agree it's not as 'mainstream' as the other two but they seem to flow well together to me...but the girliness of it has me thinking on it more.

    Thanks for your opinions on this...Thoughts on non-girly names for the baby in this sibset?
    I still think Maeve fits, and it's not that girly. Here are a few other ideas I had:

    Addison
    Avery
    Ellison
    Darby
    Darcy
    Delaney
    Morgan
    Regan
    Riley

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