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    Sister for Lydia: Eleanor, Beatrice, or something else?

    Baby sis is coming soon and we don't feel ready! Top choices are Eleanor (NN Nora) or Beatrice (NN Bea). We like old fashioned names but are worried these are getting too popular. And we're looking for a short MN, maybe iris, violet, Gwen.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    "Close your eyes and think about it.

    Which name do you really, really love the most?

    Go with the one that makes you smile every time you say it."

    --Suelain Moy, author

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    I like both options but slightly prefer Eleanor/Nora with Lydia. I like Beatrice but not Bea so much as a nickname.

    Plus Eleanor works great with all your nn options!

    Another name that popped into mind was Margot.
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    I like both Eleanor and Beatrice with Lydia, but slightly prefer Beatrice.

    Middle name ideas:

    Pearl
    Ruby
    Greer
    Quinn
    Eve
    Maude
    Mae
    Tess
    Sage
    Kate
    Ada
    Ida
    polina ∙ 19 ∙ art history major ∙ web developer
    french/russian/swedish ∙ living in st. petersburg, russia

    clementineastridsidoniaottoline
    felixsebastianmiloatticus

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    forgotten magic sits and waits for fire


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    I really like both Eleanor and Beatrice with Lydia and I don't think you can go wrong!
    Eleanor MN's:
    Jane
    June
    Lucy
    Tess
    Zoe
    Helene
    From your list
    Eleanor Violet - Love! Strong but incredibly gentle.
    Eleanor Iris - R heavy
    Eleanor Gwen - Nice, but I prefer Violet. This combo is just too soft.

    Beatrice:
    Jane
    Ruby
    June
    Zoe

    From your list
    Beatrice Violet - I really like! Maybe more than Eleanor Violet
    Beatrice Iris - The "ris" sound is repeated in BeatRICe and iRIS.
    Beatrice Gwen - Feels a bit old.

    I really love Eleanor Tess, Eleanor Jane, and Beatrice June!

    Beatrice Flora Jane, Clara Felicity Kate, Rosalie Linnea Tess, Alexa Coralie Eve, Emmeline Alaska Sophie,
    Charlie Jay, Gideon Bruce, Henry Liam

    Also searching for ways to include:
    Adeline, Avalon, Eliza, Greta, Imogen, Isla, Leora, & Winnie.
    Asher, Caleb, Edwin, Felix, Grant, Hugo, Lachlan, Ronan, Rhett, & Wyatt.

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