Post # 1
We have a name picked out for a boy- Nash Michael. But we have zip zero nada for a girl. My first name is Jennifer and I have always planned on naming my kids something that did not require their last name initial to follow it in grade school because there are so many kids with that same name (as was the case for me.) It’s easy to do that with a boy name for some reason. But for girl names – if you try to get too “different” it can get awful stripper-ey or just “trying too hard.”
My favorite girl name is Parker, but our last name is Holler, so I think we need to stay away from names that end in “er”, right? Parker Holler sounds funny?
The other names I like (but am not sold on) are:
Taylor (DH’s pick but basically the same dilemma as Parker)
Any thoughts or suggestions?
PS: Side note – My favorite name ever is Lauren. But my stinkin’ sister got named that (by me when I was in Kindergarten) so Lauren is totally begrudingly out.
Post # 4
@jholler25: yeeeeah unfortunately i think you stay away from -er names. Parker Holler just doesn’t flow 🙁 sorry.
I looove Avery Holler though…I think that sounds awesome. And if you end up having one of each down the line, Avery and Nash sound great together!
Post # 5
I think Avery sounds great with your last name and you can always do Lauren as a middle name!
Post # 6
I *love* the name Avery, but I also think McKenna sounds great with your last name.
Post # 7
Avery is really in right now. I say this in a good way…but she may run into a few other Averys. I love Samantha and Alexandra because I love Sam and Alex as shorter names for girls. (I named my cat Samantha!).
Jordan sounds kinda like Lauren…not sure if you’re ok with a boy/girl name.
Post # 8
i love avery with your last name. you can always have lauren as a middle name.
Post # 9
I like Avery, but I’ve never heard it for a girl. Are you okay with names that go for both genders? If not, maybe Erin, Cassidy, and Caroline are common, easy to spell names that are uncommon enough for there to only be one.
Post # 10
Of those choices, I definitely like Avery best. We have friends with a daughter named Avery, so I definitely think of it as a girl name. -er names are definitely out because of your last name, though. I think of “Parker” as a boy name, anyways.
Post # 11
I like the names you listed, Ava the most. What about Laura, it is similar to Lauren but not the same.
Our top girls name we have picked is Antoinette Joy. First name after DH’s grandma and middle name is DH’s mom’s middle name. We have decided we will name all our kids after family members.
I really like Nash for a boy. It is unique.
Post # 12
I don’t know why, but the name Britton Holler came up when I heard your last name.
ETA Britton Lauren Holler sounds really pretty.
Post # 13
This might be a dumb question, but…is there a reason you wouldn’t want to name her Lauren after your sister? I can imagine your sis might take that as quite an honor!
Post # 14
@jholler25: I gradutated with 13 other girls named Melissa. It was stinking awful. With that said, I love Avery, but I think it’s one of those names like Jennifer and Melissa that may haunt her. I like McKenna. Have you thought about Laurel?
Post # 15
Love Ava and Avery….I think they both sound great with your last name. I do think the “er” names don’t flow as nicely when combined with your last name, but honestly, how often are peoeple referred to as “First name Last name.” If you like a name with “er” at the end, I’d personally go with it since you, your fam, their friends will most likely only call them by the first name most of the time.
Post # 16
Of the names you provided, I thought Avery sounds the sweetest! Similar to Lauren in that ‘sweet names’ category (I would call it haha)! “Avery Holler” sounds great together too! I agree with another bee that “Parker Holler” doesnt seem to have that flow. I thought “Hailey Holler” sounds great too!