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Thread: Narrow down my long girls list!
September 11th, 2013 12:26 PM #6
I really like a lot of these!
....are my favorites from your list.
As far as same letter names go, I have 4 kids starting with A, and it didn't ever bother me. I am now pregnant with #5, and
since this is the last, I will continue with the A's.. If I knew I'd continue and have 19 kids like the Duggars [no offense just an example],
I'd switch it up and throw more letters in. I think if you find a name you love with a different letter, go for it! It's not going to make
any of them "odd". People think that is why I continue the A names, but it's really simply because we love so many names that begin with A so we just "are in luck" continuing with what we started.
September 11th, 2013 01:19 PM #8My new list: Enchanting names.
Godfrey Thorin Ludwig Edmund Tristan Sylvan Emil Werther Lucius Robin Leon Percival
Beowulf Pascal Edward Wesley Darcy Arthur Gilbert Peregrine Florian
Dorothea Charlotte Sabina Avalon Rosamund Melody Amoret Griselda Saskia Cecily
Elysia Beatrice Seraphina Eliska Aurora Milena Freya Cressida Magdalena Helena Nimue
September 11th, 2013 01:58 PM #10
Do you plan on having more children after this one? If so, I would definitely break the trend now. Or you could just keep with the French theme, and choose a different first initial (like Monet, Mirabelle, and Cosette?)--that way they still "go" together but aren't really matchy. I know a family with a Haley, a Hannah, and a Morgan, and no one seems to notice. I think it's fine.
From your list, I like:
The best. I like Mireille (and even more, Mirielle) a lot, but I find Mirabelle and Mireille to be too similar for sisters. I think Millie's adorable, and I think it could tie to Monet and Mirabelle, but I would give it a fuller name. What about Amelie? You could use Millie as a nn; the French pronunciation is ah-MILL-ee. I think it's charming, and Monet, Mirabelle, and Amelie/Monet, Mirabelle, and Millie would be really sweet together.Ashley
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September 11th, 2013 02:12 PM #12
To be honest I dislike sibling sets that contain two 'M' names and one 'S' for example. I think sibling sets like Monet, Mirabelle, and Vivienne would be strange and Vivienne would feel like the left one out. I would use another 'm' name, so visually the sibling set works. I really don't think using another 'M' name would create a cheesy sibling set as the names themselves aren't cheesy.
I adore most of the names on this list!! I'm going to state the names I dislike as the list would go on forever if I stated all the names I love on it.
So my least favourites are:
Ilsa (I hope you mean Isla if so I like it)
Neve (love the Irish Niamh though)
Rory (as a nickname for Aurora yes but as a stand alone name no)
Favourite 'M' names:
My favourite with your children's names is Magnolia. Monet Elisabeth, Mirabelle Sylvie, and Magnolia sound brilliant together.
If I was you I'd go with Magnolia!!
September 11th, 2013 02:22 PM #14Senior Member
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I'd get rid of:
Magritte and Mattise - another painter, plus more M's I think is too much.
Mireille = too matchy with same beginning as Mirabelle and same ending sound as Monet
Esme - for some reason Esme and Monet bother me together.
Because these to me seem the most French sounding and I feel like you can stop the M trend but it would be nice to have something that sounds very French so it doesn't seem like a complete departure with both non-M and non-French. And I know like Vivienne is French, but is a lot more mainstream and widely used in English.