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October 25th, 2013 06:16 PM #1Senior Member
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New list for Maple's sister - UPDATE Pg 3
My husband and I have managed to come up with some names for Maple's sister. They are not the ones I really love, but at least I like them.
Penelope - big family name on my side, my husbands loves it. I find it a little clunky and all that pretty/feminine, but it's fun and has a ton of nicknames. Would probably go outside the box use Nella, Ella, Ellie, or Poppy if we go the NN route.
Hazel - I do love this name, but does it sound too similar to Maple being 5 letters, 2 syllables, and ending with an L?
Lucy - Had a dog named this and know of 100 dogs with this name. I love dogs so that's not a problem, except that I am almost tired of hearing it. But it's fun and classic at the same time and flows well with Maple I think.
Jasmine - We both like it, but MIL says it's more suited to a dark haired sultry exotic girl than the blonde, chubby cheek kids I have. I had never thought of that, but like Hazel could be strange for a dark haired girl, is Jasmine strange for a light haired one?
Chloe- this name has totally grown on me the last week, but it's been #1 in England where my husband is from. I don't actually hear it much in the US, but that could be because my daughter is not yet in preschool or anything. Is it super common? More common than Lucy?
Frances - middle name of husband's father. Too boring/old lady? I don't know why I think that when I like Hazel so much. Somehow Hazel reminds me of hazelnut lattes and pretty colored eyes while Frances makes me think of a senior's bridge club. But maybe I am wrong and can try to change my association!
Sage - too masculine? I like it, but it's not the prettiest sound....any thoughts? I did grow up in a state with a lot of sagebrush and have some other nostalgic things associated with it.
Molly - husband just picked this out of a book last night and I do like it. But Molly and Maple...too much M?
Open to new suggestions, but these have been veteod by husband: Wren (on the fence),Cecily, Flora, Florence, Daphne, Iris, Felicity, Ivy and Clover.
Last edited by flashy09; February 2nd, 2014 at 08:45 AM.Maple Violet and Penelope Wren
October 25th, 2013 06:24 PM #3
October 25th, 2013 06:31 PM #5Member
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October 25th, 2013 07:00 PM #7
Last edited by kala_way; October 25th, 2013 at 07:07 PM.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas
October 25th, 2013 07:02 PM #9
I love the shortlist. Some other possibilities:
Calandra (Italian for 'skylark')
Loredana ( invented for an Italian literary work)
Cinzia (Italian version of Cynthia)
Ambra (Italian version of Amber)
Jacinthe, Jacinta (French and Spanish versions of Hyacinth)
Florentina (on a real Italian kick today)