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September 18th, 2013 06:07 AM #11Senior Member
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Well Lila & Nora have a very wholesome, slightly southern feel to the names, they also have a slight nickname vibe. So for me this would rule out anything overly formal. Thus I would eliminate Corinne and Eloise. Despite being gorgeous names, they feel overly formal next to Lila and Nora.
I like Rose with Lila and Nora. To be honest I love Rose but if the DH doesn't I would eliminate this choice but have you thought of other flower names...?
Other flower names:
Daisy - 'Lila, Nora & Daisy'
Poppy - 'Lila, Nora & Poppy'
Ivy - 'Lila, Nora, & Ivy'
Posey - 'Lila, Nora & Posey'
Violet - 'Lila, Nora & Violet'
Calla - 'Lila, Nora & Calla'
Iris - 'Lila, Nora & Iris'
Maeve is lovely, she does work with Lila and Nora because like them she has that retro vibe. Yes Maeve is Irish but at the end of the day Irish names have become universal many people use Irish names who aren't Irish. Declan has risen in popularity, do you think every parent of Declan is Irish? No of course not! Similarly with Liam, Connor, and Nimah, so popular in the UK but I suspect the parents of Liam, Connor, and Niamh aren't Irish and many of them haven't even been to Ireland. Furthermore you do get your DH beloved Mae/May without actually using the name.
I like Mae/May but if you don't I wouldn't use the name. Your the mother after all. Your opinion comes first!!
Have you looked into other names ending in 'a'...?
Clara - Lila, Nora, & Clara
Juna - Lila, Nora & Juna
Olivia - Lila, Nora & Olivia
Eva - Lila, Nora & Eva
Bella - Lila, Nora & Bella
Emma - Lila, Nora & Emma
Anna - Lila, Nora & Anna
Anya - Lila, Nora & Anya
Elena - Lila, Nora & Elena
Etta - Lila, Nora & Etta
Lastly other suggestions that just work with Lila & Nora...
Elsie - Lila, Nora & Elsie
Margo - Lila, Nora & Margo
Phoebe - Lila, Nora & Phoebe
Zoe - Lila, Nora & Zoe
Sadie - Lila, Nora & Sadie
Isobel - Lila, Nora & Isobel
Ruth - Lila, Nora & Ruth
Fay - Lila, Nora & Fay
Vivian - Lila, Nora & Vivian
Cecily - Lila, Nora & Cecily
Hope this helped x
September 18th, 2013 09:01 AM #13
September 18th, 2013 02:56 PM #15Member
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Wow! Thanks for all the great suggestions and thoughtful comments! I'm compiling a list and will bring them to dh. He's so picky he has vetoed quite a few that were suggested that I like including freya, Stella, ivy, iris, Tessa, ruby, jane, and cecily.
We loved Claire but were worried about its popularity, so it is now on our short list. Clara is cute but I strongly associate it with the Disney cow...
Rosa is sweet but for some reason I find rose so much prettier in its simplicity. Dh just told me last night that he is worried that Lila is a flower name, and with rose would seem too much like a theme. So I guess that nixes other flower names...
Esme-is this vintage enough?
Faye-does this name seem dated? Like from the 70s?
Millie-too nickname ish?
Maisie-again too nickname ish?
Juliet-is nickname Jules inevitable?
Zara-is this vintage or modern?
Bb2duesoon- thank you so much for your input regarding Eloise! It's great to hear first hand experiences with a name, and I think lulu is adorable! Question-my dh wants me to ask you how people pronounce Eloise. Is it with a soft "s" -eese? Or eeze?
Thanks again guys! Keep the suggestions coming! I will update when dh goes through these names!
September 18th, 2013 03:36 PM #17Senior Member
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Personally I would go with something with a different sound, maybe even 1 syllable, so it's not too matchy with the others. For example, I would avoid Isla which rhymes with Lila, Cora/Flora which rhyme with Nora, other 4 letter names starting with L and ending in a....
Names that fit the bill:
Lila, Nora & Maeve
Lila, Nora & Claire
Lila, Nora & Faye
Lila, Nora & Rose
Lila, Nora & Mae/May
Lila, Nora & Tess
Lila, Nora & June
Lila, Nora & Esme
Lila, Nora & Ruby
Lila, Nora & Pearl
Lila, Nora & Gwen
And I like Eloise and Juliet.
To answer your a couple of your questions above, Esme maybe feels less vintage, but it fits well in that it is short & sweet, 4 letters, but with totally different vowels sounds than Lila and Nora. And I don't think Faye is dated, I think it is on the comeback and would be a fresher choice than Rose or Mae/May.
September 18th, 2013 05:05 PM #19Member
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Wow tori101! What a great analysis and thoughtful input! I really appreciate you taking so much time and care into helping us! I completely agree about Corinne and Eloise sounding more formal next to Lila and Nora. I couldn't put my finger on it but you spelled it out exactly.
Love flower names ivy, iris, and calla. Do you think it is too matchy with Lila (also a derivative of lilac flower)?
We were debating whether the name has to end in "a", and were actually undecided on that. Of those names, i
like Etta but dh doesn't. I also love Emma and Eva but they are way too popular.
phoebe and Vivian I love but dh doesn't. Zoe we both love but it is very popular as well.
Jem-thanks for the input and experience with Eloise! I'm happy to hear that a nickname isn't inevitable! Great to know!