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Thread: Name Help
March 12th, 2013 07:40 PM #1Junior Member
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Ok so I am just toying around with some possible names for my baby. I have an Amelia, Liam and a Violet, possibly having a third girl - most names that I like have an issue. Although, I love the name Maeve for a middle name ( would consider it for a first but does it have the wow factor ? ).
I like Hazel and Scarlett but they might not be the best choices because they are colour names with Violet? Do the -ette names sound too similar to Violet as well? Scarlett is really growing on me.
I love Eloise ( and it would be my number one choice) but my SIL and family drama has tainted that name for me.
I love Emmaline but think it is too close to Amelia.
I like Seraphina but am not fond of the short form Sera and the Ben Affleck connection.
I like Carolyne and Madeleine but am not a fan of the short forms Cara, Carol or Maddie.
I kind of like Thea - but our last name starts with a T and I think it would sound too weird.
I love girly names - no unisex ones - and I was hoping not to use the letters A, V or L as the first letter. For some reason, I am not fond of F names either.
Any suggestions?- I watch this site everyday for inspiration but so far havent found the perfect name.
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March 12th, 2013 08:15 PM #7Senior Member
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I think Hazel is usable with a sister named Violet. Scarlet, not so much, as it is more obviously a colour name, and the endings are too similar.
As for suggestions, here are some that are similar to the names you've listed...
It's hard to find "the perfect name"! Keep looking!
Girls - Jane - Eleanor - Matilda - Caroline - Rosalind - Beatrix
Boys - Arthur - Desmond - Edmund - Edwin - Frederick
March 12th, 2013 09:02 PM #9Senior Member
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You may like Aloisa. I've been loving it for the past week or so. It's very similar to Eloise, but may not have the negative associations that you mentioned.
Violet and Scarlett could work just fine together, in my opinion. I think they sound different enough to avoid confusion. The emphasis of each name is on the first syllable, and those syllables aren't similar in the least. The matching -ett part really isn't emphasized when said aloud. And I actually think of Violet as a flower name rather than a color name, so I wouldn't have even realized that you have two color names together. If people do realize it, that's okay. There is nothing wrong with naming children after beautiful colors. And your daughters will grow up and spread their wings and have their own social circles apart from each other anyway, so ultimately it doesn't matter how well their names flow together, it just matters that you gave them each beautiful names that you love.