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July 5th, 2013 03:15 PM #1Junior Member
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Input on middle name choice...
So after a long eight and a half months, DH and I have finally decided on the name Ivy for our daughter.
Now we are stuck when it comes to middle names! Our last name is two syllables and starts with F (my username actually).
Ivy James (James is his middle name and also his father's name)
Ivy Louise (but our firstborn's middle name is Louis so I'm thinking it would be a bit repetitive...)
Ivy Lou James
Now... What about your choices? What do you think works well with Ivy?
Thanks, as always! This site has helped name all three of our children
July 5th, 2013 03:32 PM #3Senior Member
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I love Ivy but feel like it could use a longer middle. Ivy Lou is cute, but so few letters! Ivy James is okay but also very short. However, if it is really important to you to honor the James's in your family, then go for it. Is Ivy Jemima a possibility? I would prefer Ivy Louisa to Ivy Louise, but I do feel like that is repetitive with your son's middle name. Here are some other suggestions:
Ivy AuroraMom to Alexander Patrick (11), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 (a girl!) in May 2015.
Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Abraham, Elias, Julian, Silas, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel
Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Penelope, Leona, Ophelia, Elodie, Caroline, Aurelia, Elysia, Callista, Miriam, Isabelle, Delilah
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July 5th, 2013 04:05 PM #5
A traditionally boys' name like James used on a girl seems VERY awkward to me, even in the middle name slot. Especially when paired with Ivy which is spunky and sweet and feminine, and Lou which is quite unisex. I would suggest Gemma or even Jemma in lieu of James. Ivy Gemma Louise has a lovely flow.
I also find the choice of Lou/Louise a bit repetitive when Louis is brother's middle name. Ivy Eloise, perhaps? Lois? Luella? Lucia? Lilou?Zion Nathaniel ~ Solomon Fable ~ Balthazar Wolf ~ Malachi Sparrow nn Kai ~ Tobias Rowan ~ Caspian _____
Alice Willow ~ Ophelia Wren ~ Juliet Snow ~ Lucia Pearl ~ Eve Wisteria nn Evie ~ Cosima Rose ~ River Seraphine ~ Elowen Briar
Narnia Rose, Astoria nn Story, Illyria, Serafina, Soraya, Faerydae
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July 5th, 2013 11:41 PM #7Junior Member
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July 6th, 2013 12:10 AM #9
I kind of like Ivy James. I am not sure why. I think since I have seen James used in the middle spot for girls it looks natural to me. Plus I love how it has meaning and is a family name. I know Ivy and James have two totally different vibes but I can not get over how its a family name. Its super sweet to me. I do not like Ivy Lou though or Ivy Lou James. And I think using Ivy Louise is way to close to her brother. My vote is for Ivy James but
Other suggestions just in case:
Ivy LenoreTTC Little Bub #1
Antonia, Theodora, Iris, Athena, Cassia, Hazel, Cosima, Aurora, Seraphine, Freya
Caspar, Rafferty, Leander, Octavian, Leopold, Ignatius, Cyprian, Florian, Evander, Ronan