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Gorgeous Girl Names Starting with E

By Linda Rosenkrantz

If you’re looking for a popular, well-liked girl name starting with E: no problem.  An E name—Emily or Emma—has held the top spot for 18 of the past 22 years.  And right now, there are 5 E girls in the Top 15—in addition to the two Ems, there are Evelyn, Elizabeth and Ella, with Eleanor and Ellie not far behind..

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Cross-Cultural Names: German American girls

a Name Sage post by: Abby View all Name Sage posts

Cross-cultural names: Naming across languages means extra challenges – and more choices, too! Let’s help this family find the right cross-cultural name for their German-American daughter.

Anna writes:

My husband and I are at an impasse for deciding on a name for our baby girl due end of November and would welcome advice. My husband is German so the name has to work in both languages. We don’t want anything too popular (at least in the US), bot not too obscure. It can’t start with an S because initials would be SS.

Our son is Oskar, with the German spelling. I like that it is simple, strong and clear without too many options for nicknames. Our favorites are:

  • Clara
  • Lena
  • Louisa
  • Matilda
  • Miriam
  • Nina

I’m slightly concerned about pronunciation of some of these names and wouldn’t want her to be correcting people her whole life. We’d pronounce Clara with a long ‘a’ like Clahra, and Lena to rhyme with Elena.

Thanks for your help!

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by Linda Rosenkrantz

So you’re thinking about girls names starting with C for your little bambina. You know all too well that Charlotte is one of the top names in the English-speaking world and that Chloe and Claire and Cora and Charlie are mega-popular too.

But you’re seeking something a little (or a lot) more distinctive.

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Gorgeous Greek Girl Names

by Linda Rosenkrantz

It’s not that Greek girl names have been totally neglected. After all, in the US Top 300 alone, we find Sophia at #5, followed by Chloe and Zoe, Penelope, Cora, Lydia, Alexa and Alexandra, Iris, Evangeline and Thea.

But there is still a wealth of Greek girl names waiting to be restored, all of them rich in history, many with intriguing mythological stories, some with roots in nature.  A few of them have already been rediscovered by our perspicacious berries, but none has made its mark in the wider name world.

Here are 14 of the best.

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a Name Sage post by: Abby View all Name Sage posts

by Abby Sandel

Let’s solve the riddle of the girl middle name for their due-in-December daughter.

Stephanie writes:

We are expecting our first child, a daughter, in December. We are going with Gracie for her first name (not Grace, but Gracie), but we cannot find a  middle name we love. We’ve thought about Noelle, since she will be a Christmas baby; Rae or Rhea since my husband’s middle name is Ray; more unique options like Wren and classics like Josephine; but nothing has stuck. I do not want to go with my maiden name and our last name starts with “G” so we want to try to stay away from vowels. Help!

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