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Thread: Naming our daughter - it's hard!
September 19th, 2013 01:42 PM #6
Congrats on your pregnancy and welcome to Nameberry! Here are my thoughts on your list.
Piper - very trendy and getting popular. This name has skyrocketed up the US charts (from No# 701 in 1999 to No# 98 in 2012 - that's 3,038 girls born last year were given this name). Two other issues: (1) Cooper and Piper are both occupational names that end the same way so they're too matchy and (2) Piper Lee sounds like a cartoon because it's so cute. I don't think it would age well.
Veronica - This name is gorgeous with your surname (I love the long first name with a short last name). A Veronica can be given the nn Vera or Nica.
Mirabelle - I prefer the Mirabel spelling but that's just my preference. The l's in this name and your surname aren't ideal for flow (it sounds like Mirabelee).
Adelaide - I like this name but again the l's aren't good for a smooth flow. If your husband doesn't like it, I would eliminate it.
Rosalind - I adore this name but Rosalind Lee is too heavy on the l's. Ideally, it would be best to avoid names with l's and "ee" sounds (yeah, it's tough ).
Rosemary (doesn't have an "l")
Clementine (this l is ok because it's the first syllable)
Corinne (ok if it's pronounced "ko-RIN)All the best,
September 19th, 2013 01:51 PM #8
I love the idea of Adelaide Piper! It's very sweet and happy, and Adelaide is quite timeless and lush with feminine charm. Cooper and Adelaide are nice. I think Adelaide Piper [Korean name] would be lovely.
What about Felicity? It seems to have some of the charm of your other favorites, and I think Cooper and Felicity are darling together.
All the best!Ashley
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September 19th, 2013 02:13 PM #10
September 19th, 2013 02:17 PM #12Senior Member
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September 19th, 2013 11:04 PM #14
My faves are Veronica and Mirabelle.
I think Mirabelle is distinct with a modern and feminine sound (all without crossing into cutesy territory)
I also like Veronica as I find it to be classy and classic. I always think of Veronica Lake when I hear this name.
Piper just isn't my cup of tea.
Adelaide is a very trendy name and I think it will be dated, but it's always best to strike when the iron is hot so if you like it, now is the best time to use it.
Rosalind I can see objectively as a beautiful classy and classic name but it isn't my cup of tea.
Margaret- any Margaret derivative like Greta, Maisie, Megan, Maggie. However my favorite for you is Greta. Margaret means Pearl so maybe you might want to consider Pearl or Perla (spanish version of Pearl).
Josephine- Josie, Josanne or maybe go with the phi sound, Phoebe or Fiona.
Marion- Marie, Marin, Marina, Maria, Mariya, Mariah
Ann- Anja, Anya