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  1. #1

    Hazel Sophia -- But wanting something more "earthy"

    I'm expecting a daughter (my first baby) around January 9th. My first choice of name was Hazel, even before I got pregnant (which was a surprise), but now I'm second guessing it!

    I really like earthy names, but also rather "old fashioned" names. I'm not sure why I like the latter as much as I do, but nature/gardening/hiking/camping/traveling is my life, so it makes sense to do both a nature based name and old fashioned name. I'm not sure what last name the baby will have yet... it might be Mayberry or it might be Hall. I considered hyphenation as well, so if anyone has thoughts on hyphenation of those two last names (too much of a mouthful?? what order??) feel free to chime in on that too.

    Here is my original list:

    Alice
    Rose
    Nelia (GG grandmothers name)
    Lucy (Stealing Beauty is my favorite movie and the main character is a Lucy)
    Amelia (more for the Joni Mitchell song than the pilot, but either work!)
    Clara
    Grace (G grandmother's name)
    Isabel (GG grandmother's name)
    Sara
    Hazel (first choice, and Bob Dylan reference)
    Annie (love this because of the John Denver song Annie's song, but what if the baby ends up with Hall as a last name! Love the film too, but dunno!)
    Maggie (G grandmother's name)
    Nettie
    Ada
    Stella (grateful dead reference)
    Althea (grateful dead reference)
    Magnolia (Maggie) (Grateful dead reference lol)
    Laurel
    Hyacinth (this seems to be a boys name traditionally, but its one of the women in How to Make an American Quilt, so it cant be too masculine)
    Spring (Except the whole January birthday thing)
    Sophia
    Sophie

    These were my uni-sex names in case my baby felt like hiding the goods during her anatomy scan.
    Cassidy
    Fern
    Wren
    Ember
    Snow

    I'm looking for suggestions on more nature based names, or combinations of names I've listed. Also, she will be a winter baby, I always loved the name January, but January born in January seems a bit silly, then again, a January born in August makes no sense either...:/

  2. #3
    Althea Mayberry-Hall, with possible nn Ally or Thea, would sound oh so nice.

  3. #5
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    Hmm...
    I really dislike Hazel. But I love Sophia!

    My favourites from the list which work with your surnames Mayberry and Hall are...
    Alice
    Rose
    Isabel
    Amelia
    Clara
    Grace
    Annie
    Ada
    Magnolia
    Laurel
    Sophia
    ---
    Cassidy
    Wren
    Snow (as a middle name)

    January

    I really like Mayberry-Hall as a double barrel surname.

    I love Rose Sophia Mayberry-Hall she's just gorgeous.

  4. #7
    Althea is definitely one of my favorites!! I've loved it for ages. I'll keep that one in mind, I just don't know about it with our surnames!

    Rose Sophia Mayberry-Hall IS gorgeous. It's very feminine though, which is probably fine but I am not sure if its earthy enough. I do so love it though!

    Thanks ladies

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    Mayberry-Hall or Hall-Mayberry would be a very fun double-barrel surname! It sounds very artsy and cool.

    I personally love Hazel Sophia just as it is (although I prefer Sofia to Sophia). I also love Isabel, Grace, Annie, Althea (although I prefer Anthea--you could do Anthea nn Annie?), and Clara (although I don't like it the American way, haha--only the CLAH-rah pronunciation). I think Clara Mayberry-Hall, Grace Mayberry-Hall, or Isabel Mayberry-Hall would all be fab! Then again I'm incredibly biased--Isabelle Aurora Grace is my top choice for a girl, so I find it incredibly hard not to vote for Isabel(le) or Grace!

    Good luck!
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist

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