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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Am I stuck using names that end in -a/-ah?

    I am not very far along yet, and definitely not to the point of discussing names with my husband (it just isn't his thing), but I've been giving some thought to possible name choices for my little guy/gal. The problem I am running into is that my husband's children from his previous relationships all have have the same sound at the end of their names. They are Josiah, Stella, and Emma.

    Am I stuck using a name that ends in the same sound for the sake of consistency?
    Would it be weird to have Josiah, Stella, Emma, and Violet? How about Josiah, Stella, Emma, and Simon?

    Also, what do you think of some of my current favorite first names? Do you have suggestions to add?


    Charles (Husband's father's middle name)
    Andrew (My father's middle name)
    Step-Mother to three lovely children - Josiah Lewis (14), Stella Evangeline (8), and Emma Catherine (4)

    Expecting Baby Chicken on February 3, 2014
    It's a boy!
    Rhys Andrew, Milo Andrew, Conrad Henry, or August Henry/August Charles

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I don't think you're stuck. Don't choose a name ending in "ah" because you think you should. Choose a name you love! I love all your choices so far! My personal favourites are Margot, Sebastian and Violet. I'll get back to you with further suggestions!
    Baby girl due on June 20, 2016

    Alice - Beatrix - Clara - Daphne - Jane - Lydia - Susannah - Violet

    August - Darcy - Everett - Frederick - George - Henry - James - Rupert

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Greater Boston, MA
    I don't think you're stuck at all.

    You need to choose a name you both like, not just settle for one that follows the "ah" ending.

    The names you've listed are great.

    I'm not a huge fan of Abigail, but it would be a good fit with sisters Stella and Emma.

    My favorites of those you've listed are Violet, Margot, June, Milo and Sebastian.
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥

    Les Dames
    Ada ♥ Beatrice ♥ Christabel ♥ Cordelia ♥ Dorothea ♥ Elisabeth ♥ Frances ♥ Harriet ♥ Ida ♥ Iris ♥ Jessamine ♥ Joy ♥
    Mary ♥ Matilda ♥ Nora ♥ Olive ♥ Pearl ♥ Rosabel ♥ Rose ♥ Rosemary ♥ Sarah ♥ Thessaly ♥ Violet

    Les Messieurs
    Abel ♥ Archer ♥ Asher ♥ August ♥ Beau ♥ Benedict ♥ Edmund ♥ Fletcher ♥ Francis ♥ Gabriel ♥ Isaac ♥ Joah ♥ John ♥ Josiah ♥ Jude ♥
    Nathanael ♥ Nicholas ♥ Noah ♥ Raphael ♥ Reuben ♥ Samuel ♥ Sebastian ♥ Tobias ♥ Zachariah

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    I dont think you are stuck. I think all your name choices are nice. My favorite from your girl list is Violet and boys is Andrew and Sebastian.
    Raquel-23 year old who loves names, books, and languages

    Ladies: Clara Josephine, Amelia Juliet, Louisa Genevieve, Rose Caroline, Charlotte Rosamund, Eleanora Winter, Marina Adelaide, Emmeline Margot, Alice Primrose,Annabel Frances, Catherine Isabella, Vivienne Lucille
    Gentlemen: Frederick Arthur Louis, Nicholas Hugo, Henry Oliver, William Grey, Matthew Isaiah, Thomas Alaric, George Everett, Edmund Tobias, Asher Benjamin, and James Raphael

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Northern Virginia/DC metro area
    I agree, I don't think you're stuck at all. It's funny, my parents had the opposite problem naming me and my siblings--our last name starts with O, so anything ending in -a or -ah slurs together to sound like uh-oh.

    From your list, I love June, Violet, and Sebastian. All your choices are great options. Personally, I think Josiah, Stella, and Emma have way different vibes, so you aren't locked into any one style.
    College student, bookworm, terrible influence.
    Owner of a cat: Minerva "Minnie"

    Current favorites:
    Odette Cosima Viola Ailsa Coraline
    Emmett Kieran Prosper Zeke August

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