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Thread: Girls names are hard!
March 17th, 2014 04:23 PM #1Senior Member
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Girls names are hard!
Boys names have come to us so easily, girls names seem to be so hard for me! I like a lot of names, love a few & haven't felt like I've found "the one".
Middle name will be Birdie after my grandma...thoughts on these?
Feel free to add suggestions too!
May BirdieProud mom to 3 fantastic boys :: Seth Willis, Flynn Thomas & Oliver Estes!
March 17th, 2014 04:27 PM #3Member
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i really like the simplicity of claire paired with the more eccentric birdie
March 17th, 2014 04:50 PM #5
Birdie is my parents' longtime nickname for me, and apparently was my paternal great-grandmother's name (though we think she was really Bertha, called Birdie or perhaps Bertie). I love the spunk and sweetness, but she calls for a more sophisticated first name.
Annabelle Birdie - I like the sound of Annabelle, and she's a solid Isabelle alternative, but I've always found Annabelle to be quite sweet. In a sugary way, not quite a charming way. With Birdie, she's (1) on the long side and (2) perpetually young.
Claire Birdie - Claire is the kind of name that pairs well with Birdie, style-wise, because she's neat and simple. However, the flow of Claire Birdie is abrupt, which leads me to...
Clara Birdie - If this wasn't on your list, I was going to suggest it, because it's perfect. It has the right amount of sophistication paired with a tough of "feminine cozy." It's inviting and chic yet still playful. Plus, Clara is a name you don't hear very often, and you can call her Clare if you want to. Or Clara Bird. I love this name.
Olive Birdie - Nope, you can't have a word first name with Birdie in the middle. It's just too much. Even though I find Olive quite alluring. Not passing for me.
Charlotte Birdie - I think I should like this, but I'm just not sold yet. It's an overall pleasing combination, with the appropriate amount of sophistication and sweetness, but it doesn't come off quite as warm and striking as the above Clara Birdie. I did once have Charlotte on my own list, and I said I would call her Chickadee, which would be a fitting nickname for a little girl named Charlotte Birdie. I like this, but I am not in love.
Nola Birdie - Nola is an alluring, offbeat name, so with Birdie as her middle name, she's just that much more offbeat exotic-y. Nola is feminine, playful, yet ages well. I do like this, but I'm not sure Nola is what I'd guess Seth and Flynn's little sister was called.
May Birdie - I love May, especially this spelling, but another word name with Birdie is just a no-no. It's too much a spring day and not enough substance.
Favorite is hands-down Clara Birdie. Second pick is Charlotte Birdie. Third pick is a begrudging Nola Birdie, because she intrigues me somewhat.
Other ideas would be:
Thea Birdie"Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie
Boy Combinations: Archer Solomon James, Ronan Charles Bennett, Everett Hawthorn Thomas
Girl Combinations: Phoebe Marietta Pearl, Clara Daphne Eloise
Other Favorites: Eliza (Eliza Wren), Juliet, Rosanna, Thea, Johanna, Jude
March 17th, 2014 05:12 PM #7Junior Member
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March 17th, 2014 05:17 PM #9Senior Member
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