New! First-Ever Berry Question of the Week

We’re turning around the Question of the Week format, so that you ask the questions of us and of the general Berry population.

Looking for advice on naming your baby?  Negotiating a name problem with your partner or mother-in-law? Or simply have a larger name question you’d like to ask the crowd?  Send your question to and maybe we’ll choose it for this column.

Our first-ever Berry Question of the Week comes from Lindy Diamond, a South African mother of two adorable little girls (that’s them in the photo) who’s expecting her third daughter and needs help in finding a name that fits her tight parameters.  Lindy writes:

“I have two daughters, with another one on the way in two months time – making me one week overdue for a three under three award! My first daughter is Ariella Jaime Diamond – we call her Ari for short. The second is Aerin Michaela Diamond, just Aerin at the moment.

While the “A” first name pattern was unintentional, I feel like I can’t just abandon it for this baby. I need a name that fits in with the pattern and feel of the first two.  The parameters:

Ari and Aerin both begin with A.

–Their names (either first or second) both contain the letters EL, putting the name of G-d somewhere in there too.

–Also, there is the wish to use a second name with an initial that honours a relative who has passed away (K, B, G, F, S, V).

–Our surname is Diamond, so certain initials will spell out no-goes, and certain first names wont work either (initials like A.D.D. or names like Amber Diamond)

I am enjoying the challenge of finding a name that fits these tight parameters, but wonder if the professionals could think of something I have missed!”

Over to you, Berries!  What are your name ideas for Lindy‘s new baby girl and Ari and Aerin‘s little sister?

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jenjenbarnes Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 1:21 am


walshe44 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 1:47 am

Amelia Beatrice/Genevieve
Anneliese Greer/Faith/Fay
Amabel Ksenia/Genevieve
Adele Kerensa/Karina
Anais Belle/Belinda/Belphoebe/Finella
Annabet Felice/Finella
Ameline Greer/Fay/
Aurora Verabel/Felice/Belphoebe

heimarmene Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 1:53 am

Anais Florence Diamond?
Anouk Gabrielle/Gabriella Diamond?
Amabel Valentina Diamond?
Congratulations on your third child! Your daughters are quite lovely 🙂

Ariel_Michal Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 2:42 am

Adria Felicity
Amalia Belle
Ava Katriel
Anna Gabrielle

Also, on a side note, I find it neat that my first and middle names are very similar to the first name of one of your daughters and the middle name of your other daughter! (Ariel/Ariella and Michal/Michaela). Anyway, congrats on #3 and lets us know what name you ultimately choose!

amandaberry Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 3:04 am

What a fun challenge!

Adela Selah
Adelaide Betina
Amelina Serena
Anelise Gabrielle
Aurelia Katarina

peach Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 3:33 am

What lovely little girls and what a fun challenge!

Ariella Jaime Diamond
Aerin Michaela Diamond

Allegra Belen Diamond
Adela Felice Diamond
Aveline Gisela Diamond
Adelena Kelly Diamond
Ameline Vera Diamond
Acacia Gabrielle Diamond
Abril Sabella Diamond
Aurelia Sage Diamond
Alyse Finella Diamond
Amara Katelyn Diamond
Anika Selma Diamond
Augustine Kelsie Diamond

Anything appeal?

Demi Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 4:02 am

Aurelia Blythe
Arabella Felicity
Amelia/Amelie Vivienne
Adele Beatrice/Beatrix

Congrats on baby #3!

LindyDiamond Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 5:50 am

Hi Berries!
Some lovely ideas here 🙂 I think the majority of these names sound beautiful, but looking at our personal naming taste, the following stand out so far;
Ava Katriel
Alyse is gorgeous, but not sure about the Finella
Amelia Vivienne is gorgeous too! But my Mom in law is Vivian, so can’t use a name that close to hers! 🙁
I like Adele too!

Keep ’em coming – I so appreciate everyone’s input


Nook of Names Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 6:59 am

Quick thoughts on ‘A’ names you might like: Aenor, Aïs, Alaïs, Alia, Alienor, Alira, Aura.

Middle names with the el/divine theme within your parameters: Batel, Belen, Bella/Belle, Bellamy, Bethel, Bethia, Favel, Felicia, Felicity, Fenella, Floella, Gabriella, Goditha, Godiva, Goodeth, Graziella, Gudrun, Kelby, Kelian, Kellow, Kriel, Sabella, Sibella, Stella, Verelai.

Of course, not all of those ‘el’ names come from Hebrew with the meaning of “a god”; don’t know how important that is…

Pam Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 7:47 am

Fun to wake up here on the East Coast of the US and find all these great ideas!

It IS a fun challenge, and one that I think contains even more parameters than you’ve laid out. For one thing, both your daughters’ names start not just with A but with the Ar sound, which to me means that you should avoid that this time around. Ari and Aerin are pretty close but another Ar could just be overwhelmingly confusing, so goodbye some of my favorite A names: Aurora, Aurelia, Arden….

Your names are also fairly modern so I don’t think a traditional name such as Anna fits in — and that’s born out by your response so far. I adore Antonia and Anastasia, but these are probably too vintage for you.

Also, living in South Africa, you have different trend and popularity considerations than in the US, Australia, or Britain, where many of the Berries come from — and we’d love to hear more about what those are!

The good news is that you couldn’t pick a better letter than A for a matching sibset! A couple of specific first name ideas that I haven’t seen yet:

Acadia (how would you feel about a non-A nickname like Cady?)
Andromeda (I love this…but it’s a whole lotta name)

pam Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 8:29 am

A note on middle names. With a two-syllable last name and a three+ syllable first, an optimal middle name might be just one syllable. Since Adelia contains the -el, her middle name can range to possibilities such as Bay or Bee or Bliss or Fay.

For the others I’ve suggested, Bell or Belle is an all-purpose choice though a bit conventional! I like the sound of a middle name that ends in the -ee sound with an a-ending first name and Diamond at the end, such as Aviva Felicity Diamond.

Tempestra Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 8:30 am

I love Aerin, with that spelling, on my list if I ever have another girl.

Ava/Avery Giselle/Gabrielle
Amelie/Amelia Paige
Ashleigh/Ashlyn Mariel/Stella
Abigail (Abby) Rafaela

tarat3232 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 8:52 am

Anya Felicity Diamond
Aurelia Kate Diamond
Aveline Kelby Diamond

kashed22 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 8:52 am

I LOVE Aviva Felicity Diamond! As always, brilliant, Pam! I also like Acadia a lot. Aziza is so close to Aviva as well, like Pam mentioned, I agree the exotic quality of these names compliment your daughter’s names, making them a cohesive set. If you want an a nickname instead of Cady, you could go with Addie or Addy. It may not be as trendy or pandemic in South Africa as it is in the States where I am.

pdxlibrarian Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:44 am

I really like Adele for you. What about

Adele Keturah
Adele Beatrice
Adele Genevieve
Adele Felicity
Adele Sophie
Adele Vivian

seasonsoflove Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:46 am

Here are some ideas. I love your daughters names! Good luck!

Aleah/Alia/Aaliyah Gabrielle Diamond
Alexa Lielle Diamond
Alana/Alannah Elisheva Diamond
Abbie Sorelle Diamond
Adina Mariel Diamond
Amalia Eliora Diamond
Alyssa Eliana Diamond
Allegra Belle Diamond
Alexandra Yael Diamond
Ashlee Carmel Diamond

LindyDiamond Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thanks everyone!

Pam, your suggestion of the “a-end sound, e-end sound Diamond” is why Ariella Jaime Diamond works so well! I am not crazy about Aviva Felicity, but the sound concept is great – maybe something else?
Also, looking at trends, I think South Africans follow similar trends to the UK – (I stand corrected by any South African Berry-Boffins)! Also, in the Jewish community names tend to be hebrew/jewish – not necessarily biblical, but modern, cultural ones too. So that’s what we will be seeing in her class at school and her social circles. I love the name Adi, for example, but it’s too close to Ari…

Thanks Tempestra – Aerin is such a great name – I think we are going to see a lot more of it in the future… Ava is gorgeous – and on my husband’s shortlist – I love it too, I just don’t want her to be one of 3 Ava’s in her class – so not sure!

Tarat3232 – Aurelia is beautiful, but too similar to Ariella and Aerin – I need the pattern to be less tongue-twisty! 🙂

Kashed22, I like Addie as a nickname, but not Acadia – do you have any other suggestions?

Just a note on my request that one of the names have the “el” in it – I mean have the “el” in it as meaning “G-d” – like Ariella (lioness of G-d) and Michaela (who is like G-d?) – not just the letters.

I hope everyone has more favourable weather than I am dealing with here! A heatwave when you are pregnant is so not funny!

namelover12 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:54 am

At first I thought Arabella, But to me that sounds too close to Ariella. So the first names I think fit best are:
Alaia (uh-lye-uh)

middle names is harder, but I came up with name combinations like:
Aaliyah Giselle
Adelaide Belle
Adalyn Selena
Aubrey Felicity
Audrey Velma
Adora Kelsey
Alaia Velia

Caitalinna Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:13 am

I think Avital Felicity would be beautiful! Avital is the name of my most beautiful and sophisticated.friend whose mother is from South Africa! Congratulations 🙂

Hayley88 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:13 am

Angharad fits with the A theme (pronounced Ang-ha-rad). It’s Welsh and means ‘with love’. Annie and Harri are nicknames I’ve heard for it.
Elin/Elinor/Eleanor would cover the “EL”.

Angharad Eleanor
Angharad Elin
Angharad Elinor

C in DC Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:14 am

Aurora Giselle
Arlene Kelly
Anna Bellissima
Anna Rafaela


There are so many great El- names, you could consider moving from A to E and keep a similar sound, if not the same letter.


Titus245Mama Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:17 am

You’ve already been given a lot to think about! Here are a few more that (I don’t think) are on your list yet.

Abra(h) or Avra(h)


tarat3232 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:28 am

A few other thoughts:

Adela Katriel Diamond
Amy Sariel Diamond
Aline Batel Diamond

mermuse Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Here are some ideas for an ‘A’ name:

Atarah / Atara
Aziza (means “precious”)

I love the middle name Eliora for you, “G-d is my light,” but it doesn’t start with one of the letters you listed. 🙁 Maybe because you have ARIella and AERin, you could move to ELIora. Like, the first one was A, the second one was AE, the third was E? Just a thought!

I know you’ll find the right name! 🙂

Hayley88 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:57 am

I thought of Angharad because 1)Aerin itself sounds very Welsh (I know it’s not though)
2)it is unusal and pretty without being completely off the wall/completely unprouncable.

awelti Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Loads of fantastic suggestions. I am loving Anais Belle. You might nickname her Annabelle though at some point which has a kind of classic sound that I like.

If Ava is in your tops list though – I’d not discard it for fear of it being too common. It isn’t used yet and odds are all the little Ava’s will be a few years younger than her :).

Amanda may be ready for a come back too 😉 it does lack the modern edge your girls names have though. try scanning the Parsha for the weeks around when she is due – you may find a word or name that just resonates.

We chose Wolf first but when we saw that Ze’ev was the blessing given to Benjamin in the Parsha of Sacha’s bris – that set it completely for his Hebrew name (Navi Ze’ev).

Have fun!

bellumina Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:35 am

Alice Gabriella Diamond.
Amelia Sarah Diamond.
Arabella Grace Diamond.
Angela Sydney Diamond.
Angeline Vivian Diamond.
Angelina Summer Diamond.
Angelica Katherine Diamond.
Audrey Stella Diamond.
Alana Felicity Diamond.
Astrid Brielle Diamond.
Anya Selena Diamond.
Anabel Shauna Diamond.
Annaliese Bella Diamond.
Adelaide Georgia Diamond.
Adele Victoria Diamond.
Adrienne Felicia Diamond.
Alyssa Kelsey Diamond.
Alba Giselle Diamond.
Ava Belinda Diamond.

Thuja Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:52 am

Ava Verabel
Ava Kelsey
Ava Giselle
Ava Gracelyn

Antonia Stella

Annabel Kathleen
Annabel Bonnie
Annabel Violet

Anna Felicity
Anna Gaelle

Anthea Kelsey
Anthea Giselle

Ayelet, Annabel, Anneliese, and Amelia let you choose anything for the mn.

Good luck, this was fun!

kyemsma Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Alina was the first name to come to my mind!

Alina Eleanor
Alina Elizabeth
Alina Edith
Alina Emily

cc1987 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 11:33 am

Ayla Gabrielle

Alexia Mae Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 11:43 am

Aurora Sabine Diamond

Austia Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 11:47 am

Some A names that I think might work for you:

Abijah (no el, but it means the Lord is my father (hebrew)
Amadea (beloved of God)
Anya (favoured by God)
Aveline (like Ava only less common)

For middle names, i like:
Gloria (no el but still glorious)
Kristabel (beautiful Christian)
Belicia (Dedicated to God)
Bethel (the house of God)
Sabelle/Sabella (consecrated to God)
Samuela (asked of God)

My favourite combos:
Abijah Gabrielle
Alize Gabriella
Aveline Kristabel
Anaya Sabelle
Aviva Gabrielle
Azura Gabrielle
Azalea Bethel

davisellu Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

If you like Ava, but are worried about it being too popular, what about Avis? It sounds good with Ari/Ariella and Aerin and goes well with alot of the mn suggestions here.

detailsgirl Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Arden Gavriel

Mischa Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Hi Lindy, your daughter’s are lovely! You’ve already received some wonderful suggestions from the Nameberries! If you didn’t already have an Ariella (Ari), I would have suggested the Hebrew name of Arashel which means “strong and protected hill” (too bad as it begins with an A and contains “el” too!). Here are some other suggestions for “A” names, most of which are Hebrew in origin. Good luck!

Atara / Atarah

Tamsie Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

What about
Arden Giselle Diamond?

Caitalinna Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Amandine or Amaya are also A names I don’t think I’ve seen suggested yet that are beautiful. Estella is also a great middle name choice that had el in it.

LindyDiamond Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Wow! OK;

I like Adina! But is Adina Diamond too much “D” sound?
I love Eliora – it’s beautiful.

Caitalinna; I think Avital is beautiful, but we would naturally shorten to Avi… Then we would have an Ari and an Avi – it’s too close!

Mermuse; I had the EXACT same idea 🙂 – but I fear only us Berries would get the pattern. Everyone else would just see A, A, E…

Awelti; great suggestion! I did check the parsha; it involves the tribe of Asher… which is pretty cool. There are some definite short-list girl name options that come out of that one! 😉

Bellumina; Alice and Alyssa are lovely, but we have Alison and Alyssa as cousins!

Caitalinna; I love Amaya!

So far names that I am liking (amongst others);

Ash names that are not Ashley or Ashlyn.

Thanks so much everyone!


Peanut Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Aviana Bellamy
Audrina Gisele
Amelia Georgina
Azelie Kirsten (ah-ZAY-lee)
Ajah Emmeline
Ayelet Faith
Allegra Selvie
Alodie Velvet
Amaya Kestrel
Aubrienne Shelby
Adela Verity
Avery Kimbrel
Angelina Francis
Andi Kristabel
Alba Seline
Avalon Bethel


Mordtsullivan Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Acacia Gabriella Diamond 😉

TinaBina Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love Anneliese and Alyse as first names 🙂 they start with an A but are both distinctly different from your daughters while still giving the same vibe. What about Soleil as a mn? Soleil doesn’t exactly have EL but it means Sun in French, which can be a synonym for a lot of things. What a fun post!

Layla Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

One of my favorite A names that hasn’t been mentioned yet is Annora.

Annora Felicity Diamond

Of the names you list above, I love Ayla as well, and I think it would go very nicely with your darling daughters names!

Great post.

i.heart.nerds Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I haven’t read through the replies so I apologize for any repeats.
Amelie Blythe Diamond
Avi Selene Diamond
Alice Violet Diamond
Anais Graciella Diamond
Anika Felice/Felicity Diamond
Amelia Katherine/Katelyn Diamond

bostonian girl Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

There’s a huge selection on here, but I actually have a new suggestion or two… 🙂

I personally like Gabrielle as a middle name (Graciella works very well too, although it sounds too pretty to be confined to mn status…). Here are a few ideas for first names that might fit your criteria. I like to play with existing names so that I can get a fresher take on an old reliable.


I also like Allegra and Amandine (though I’d prefer it spelled Amandina), and quite a few others including Andrea, Annika, Astrid and Amadea.

It will be fun to find out what Daughter #3’s name turns out to be! Have fun choosing!

joel613 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

What came to mind is a name I’ve always loved, the lead character from the book Pillars of the Earth
Aliena-pronounce Ali-a-na

Aliena Grace
Aliena Faith
Aliena Belle
Aliena Vivien

dannyva Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Two thoughts:

Avery Selah Diamond
Aurora Bellamy Diamond

Kiki Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Sorry for any repeats.


K, B, G, F, S, V
Names containing “el” that mean God.
Abiela – God is my father
Amiela – God of my people
Belita/Belicia – God is my vow
Gabrielle – God is my might
Sabella – My God is a vow
Selma – Helmet of God

Amity Belicia Diamond
Asha Sabella Diamond
Arista Belita Diamond
Andrina Gabrielle Diamond

karbro21 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Addison/Addalie Velma Diamond (Addie)
Amelia Bryn Diamond (Ami-pronounced am-e/Mia)
Abilene Stella Diamond (Abbi)
Adelaide Kylie Diamond (Addie)
Avalon Gabrielle Diamond (Ava)
Alexa/Alexis/Alexandra Berkely Diamond(Ali/Alex/Lexi/Lex)

charliedog99 Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I named my son Elliott but I know that it is now becoming more of a unisex name. I was raised Jewish as well and the meaning of this name was important to me. My son’s middle name was after my late grandfather. I know it doesn’t start with one of your preferred letters though.

I have an acquaintance who named their first daughter Abeni (A-ben-ee). I’d never heard the name but they say its a biblical name. I’ve also read that it is an African (Yoruban) name as well.It means “We asked for this child, now she is ours” and “girl that was prayed for”. At least that’s what the internet tells me.

Abeni Elliott Diamond


What about Batia for a middle name? Or Victory.

kmom Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Anneli (which means “favor” or “grace”) which can be pronounced either “Ann-a-lee” or “On-a-lee” with the middle name of: Kaila, Brianne, Gwendolyn, Faith, Serena, or Vivienne.

alicia Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Allegra Gisselle
Allegra Kristel
Adrielle Sophia
Amelie Grace
Annelise Velvet

MaryB Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I think Ava Katrina would be the right fit for your family of little girls…Ari, Aerin, and Ava sounds perfect! Each name sounds distinctive yet they mesh as a set. Congrats!

Saramee Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

If these are repeats I apologize:

Althea Victoria or Althea Veronique
Asia Kathleen
Antonia Grayson or Antonia Suzanne
Ardyth Francesca

Your girls have lovely names!

Kinlde Says:

January 18th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Lindy, If you like Ava but don’t want her to be one of three in her class, how about Avalyn or Avelyn, or a family name that I always liked – Avanelle?

rollo Says:

January 19th, 2012 at 1:04 am

Hello and here are my suggestions. (BTW your girls are gorgeous).

I looked for a word in another language that meant diamond in arabic it is Almas so this led me to Alma.(Not a fan though.)

Then I looked at South African names for girls and the one that seemed to fit was Ambre or Amber in English but is she dated?

Then I looked for a Gaelic/Irish name (because of Aerin) that meant jewel and came up with Seodra for a middle name combo Ambre Seodra Diamond.

Following the Irish theme (because of Aerin) I thought that Aisling (prnd as ashling) would be pretty, Aisling Deidre(deed rah).

Then I thought of the famous pink diamonds from the Argyle diamond mine but that didn’t work.

Then we have another Irish name Alanna, Alanna Diamond is pretty. Alanna Roisin (prd as ro sheen) which means rose.

Avalon Carys is another option.


luweiaeclare Says:

January 19th, 2012 at 2:48 am

I absolutely love the names of your daugters! If I could, I would suggest some A names that would set the nick names apart from those of your other dauthers:
Aja (pronounced Asia)

many of these present ‘Ava’ possibilities for nns.

I hope this helps!
Good luck with everything, and I can’t wait to hear your choice!

LindyDiamond Says:

January 19th, 2012 at 9:39 am

Thank you so much Berries!
Your responses were wonderful to read and I appreciate all the compliments on Ari and Aerin’s names 🙂

Peanut; Aviana, Audrina, Avalon and Amaya are all great suggestions.

TinaBina; I love Alyce. I would pronounce it “Al-Leece” is that what you had in mind?

Kiki; Asha Sabella is inspired! I love it.

Rollo; Avalon Carys is a beautiful suggestion, thanks.

Luweiaeclare; I like the Amaia spelling, perhaps more than Amaya…

Well, once again, your input has been most appreciated.
Now we wait for Baby Diamond to make her way into the world, in her own time, and once we have met her we will decide what name suits.

Tradition will have us name her probably on the weekend after she is born – So as soon as her name has been announced I will share it with all you lovely Berries.

Roll on April!

awelti Says:

January 19th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Hey Lindy

A thought…before you commit to an A name. Will you continue the trend when the 3 boys appear ? And if so make sure there are plenty of A boy names you would be happy with lest you land up with 3 gorgeous A girl names a gorgeous A boy name, pregnant and totally stuck for another A name!
Ooh or make sure you have a fourth girl A name! you never know.

I actually really think you should go with the name that you both just love – regardless of initial and maybe the fourth child will match the third in a way that makes a different set as such.
But it sounds like Ava is a winner.
and I think you seeing the pattern is enough – I also thought the A, Ae but sounds like E then E is a very clever pattern and spotted it the first time I saw your girls names written. So if you love that then go with it! Or even an Ea name!

Looking forward to her arrival!

thunderdragon424 Says:

January 19th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Hello Lindy,

Congratulations on your third child! Your girls are so adorable and I love their names. Here are some A names that I’ve found that I hope you may like.


In terms of middle names, my personal favorite is Brielle,I just think it is cute and unique. It is just a shortened version of Gabrielle. I also love Sabella. Felicia is a third, but I remember reading that you weren’t a huge fan of Felicity? So maybe that one wouldn’t work. Anyway, I think any of the names would work with any of the middle names.

I can’t wait to learn what name you will pick! Congrats again!

LindyDiamond Says:

January 20th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Awelti; Three boys!? Oy vey!
😉 The boy’s name I had in mind before we knew the third was a girl was an “E” name. I Don’t feel the same need to start boys’ names with A’s… So IF we have any more, and IF there are boys, we will just go with what we like regardless. I do like the A, Ae, Ea sort of pattern – this is exactly why I come here for advice…

Thanks, thunderdragon424 🙂
Amara is lovely – and follows another letter pattern I like

(please don’t think I am nuts, BUT;

They all have letters in common, except the LNM, which are my maiden name initials…)
Not that it’s necessary, I just liked how neat it was – and I promise, I only saw it after I named the first two!)

I like Sabella more everytime I see it – but not sure if Dad does…


mckennaberry Says:

January 21st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

brogan is so ugly!!! if u dont like brogan but kind of likes it in a way mabe logan,annagen.hethan,robban,kathan

JenniferV Says:

January 22nd, 2012 at 7:04 am

Anayeth Giselle

peach Says:

January 22nd, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I am so pleased that you like Alyce ( pron. Ah-leece as you thought). it really works with your other daughters names and is familiar yet uncommon.

it would definitely be nice with some of the middles that you like:
Alyce Eliora Diamond
Alyce Sabella Diamond
Alyce Katriel Diamond
the last is my personal favorite 🙂

LindyDiamond Says:

January 23rd, 2012 at 9:03 am

Oooh Peach! So pretty…
Alyce Katriel is lovely.
I may need to have a few more daughters for all these great Berry suggestions. 😉

CaliRN4kids Says:

January 24th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I really love your daughters’ names! And the girls are just beautiful!
I’ve recently came upon a name that I can’t get out of my head – Auden. Perhaps too close to Aerin? Not sure, but I love it. Auden Sabella would sound really good. I’ve ALWAYS been in love with the name Ava, so if it were my decision, I’d just go with that – Ava Sorelle is gorgeous! Eliora is a beautiful name also – for first or middle. As mentioned in another post, Avrah is also a beautiful way to use the “Ava” sound but still be different.

LizCompton Says:

January 27th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Since no one’s mentioned it yet, I’ll suggest Anaelle. I think it has a certain like-but-not-too-like relation to Ariella and Aerin, and your nickname choices (Ana, Nell) wouldn’t be confusing with them.

Annaelle makes for some neat meaning combinations, too. I just looked at a few with Hebrew origins:
Annaelle Shira (my song is grace)
Annaelle Samala (grace under G-d’s rule)
Annaelle Selima (grace & tranquility)

LindyDiamond Says:

January 30th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thanks CaliRN4kids 🙂 – I like Auden too – and if I didn’t have an Aerin, Auden would be a real possibility – i just think they are too similar… 🙁
Eliora is totally beautiful! agreed 🙂

I like Selima and Shira LizCompton! And I am such a meaning junkie, so I like the phrases you have made with the name meanings, very pretty.

LyssieLauren Says:

March 7th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Alyssa Victoria! Just Kidding…

Arie’Ana Sophiela

Auria Bele

Avery Kaylee

and Ava Faith (Sorry ran out of El’s)

E.Pond Says:

March 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Avigayil Elisabet

Any variation on spelling either is nice this just my preference.

LindyDiamond Says:

April 7th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Just to close off this lovely First-ever Berry question of the week; our beautiful baby girl was born at 07:32 on Tuesday, 3rd April.
She was just named this morning…

Ava Katriel Diamond.

Thanks to all Berries who gave us such lovely suggestions!


linch15 Says:

May 3rd, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Alexia Grace

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