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December 7th, 2011 09:31 PM #6Junior Member
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Thank you for answering
That's a good point about the sibling names. I don't mind too much if they're not in exactly the same style, but they have to sound good together.
My favourite boys' names are Hugo, Oliver and Sam (not that they would necessarily fit with the other names, they're just ones I think). I can see Elizabeth with Oliver or maybe Sam, but maybe not Hugo... I'm not sure. As for future sisters, Elizabeth and Emily could be quite cute. The reason I can't use Matilda if I shorten Elizabeth to Lily is that people are bound to call Matilda "Tilly" for short.... Tilly & Lily is a bit of a problem! So by choosing one of Matilda or Elizabeth, I am pretty much ruling the other name out (except for a middle name - Emily Matilda could be nice for a little sister).
Perhaps the name Matilda would sound nice with a name like Gracie....? Lola?
If I did call this daughter Matilda, I was thinking a possibility would be to nickname her "M" (like "Em"), so I would still get the cute nickname for Emily with a name that seems a little less overdone (not that I don't still love Emily - I do!!!). But I think other people would be likely to call her "Tillie" anyway.
December 7th, 2011 09:46 PM #8Senior Member
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Emily is so common she will probably be Emily - initial. No kid wants to be an initial. I am an Emma and I was an initial my whole elementary and high school life. That's never fun!!
Elizabeth especially Betsy is outdated and fits best in the middle spot I think.
Matilda is super cute and quirky and fits the characteristics your child will likely possess.
December 7th, 2011 09:59 PM #10
Elizabeth nn Betsy is adorable! I like Elizabeth nn Lily too, but Lily is so popular and it is a little counterintuitive. Elizabeth is so classic and versatile compared to (in my opinion) overused Emily and trendy Matilda! Elizabeth Daisy is cute, but Elizabeth Sophie really would be perfect.
Good luckThe old standbys:
Annora Juliet, Verity, Elspeth, Marianne, Josephine, Gwendolyn, Rosemary Constance
Edmund Henry, Winston, Gilbert, August, Walter, Edwin, Hugh Theodore
The wildcards:Zelda, Griffin, Guinevere, Bertram, Mirabel, Josiah, Clio, Reginald
December 7th, 2011 10:05 PM #12
First off I want to say that all of the names you have picked out are gorgeous! I really love every single one of them, but if I would have to pick a favorite I would choose Emily. It may be really popular right now, but personally I think that there is a beauty to this name that will never die out! Matilda and Elizabeth have these too, but Matilda sounds more like an older person name and reminds me of the book Matilda, and there are just so many Elizabeths and different variations of Elizabeths out there also. I have always really loved the name Emily, and I've always loved it with the middle name Grace, but one your list I really love Emily Pearl! I think Pearl is a great unique name that matchs really well with Emily. I hope that I could help you! Good Luck!Please pray for Lucy, her and her family need your support: http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/
Henry, Jack, Jude, Liam, Beckett, Wesley, Noah, Mason, Simon, Luke
Lucia (Lucy), Annabel, Eloise, Leah, Avery, Brennan/Brynn, Lilah, Reese, Annora, Antonia
December 7th, 2011 10:45 PM #14