Help with baby names please!!

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As someone with a ‘shared’ name (I share my name with a location), I’m personally not the biggest fan of Sail. However, I love Millie and Noa as options!

I like Millie with Lace as a middle name and I would go with Noa Elise : )  

Post # 3
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i think Millicent is very different to Sail, Beau and Noa. The latter are all quite androgynous whereas Millicent is very obviously female. I would ask myself ‘why do i like Millicent?’ what do i like about each of the others? What are their disadvantages? Are you content with the abbreviations of all of them?


i quite like Beau for a girl. Sail is nice but it’s too ‘out there’ for my tastes. I like how Noa looks but i think it sounds too masculine to me personally.

Post # 4
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

There is a pretty big website for baby bames that I would suggest if you’re looking for input from name nerds. “Name” is to “Wedding” as “berry” is to “bee”.

Post # 5
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally don’t like any of them but it’s your choice obviously! If I had to pick I’d go with Millicent  because it’s a family name and obviously female. 

Post # 6
7192 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m not a fan of them, sorry. Millicent reminds me of Maleficent, although Millie is okay. I like Beau for a boy name.

Post # 7
4762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Millie is adorable- I would legally name her Millicent for your grandma, but just call her Millie always. For boys, Beau is nice, Noah is good (don’t do Noa, nobody will ever spell it correctly), and Sail is a word not a name.

Post # 8
3099 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Are Beau, Noa, and Sail also for a girl??? They don’t really jive well with Millicent or Millie. Millie is very, very old fashioned whereas the other three are kind of hip and unisex. I don’t really like them for a girl. 

As far as Millicent/Millie is concerned. The name Millie is super cute and I like it a lot! I am also naming my first born daughter after my grandmothers, but I am doing so by middle name. I still want her to have her own identity aside from my grandmothers. Have you considered the name Millicent as the middle name and giving her something else (besides the three you listed above) as the first name? If not, I like Millie well enough. 

Post # 9
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think Millie is adorable! I love that name. I am not a fan of the others. Noa and Beau sound like boy names to me and Sail is a bit too out there for me. Also, I just want to say that I think it is pretty normal to second guess your choice as you get closer to delivering. It is a big decision. We were decided on our girls name by 20 weeks and even in the hospital I was second guessing it. Now I am so glad we went with it because it suits our little one so perfectly. 

Post # 10
5533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Beau would only ever make me think of Duke and hood-sliding, most certainly not a girl name. The word is masculine for sure. And Noa (is it supposed to be like Noah?) Has a pretty firmly masculine swing to it too. Unimpressed by Sali, it is a special snowflake spelling of a normal name. I think your original is nice and family names are great. She can be Millie or Millecent as she wants to.

Post # 11
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Millie is cute for a little girl, but wouldn’t age very well with her. A 32 year old Millie? Or would she go by Millicent, which would make her sound about 85?  Or Lace, which is kind of stripper-y? I also had an aunt with a golden retriever named Millie, so I could be biased on my opinion that it’s not a great name, lol.

Post # 12
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

The names sound like you are trying too hard to make them unique.

Post # 13
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

To PP – Noa (with that spelling) is a really common female name. I know of two female Noas. I believe it’s Hebrew and quite common in Israel. I have always loved it as a girl’s name, more so than for boys, but it doesn’t work with our last name. That’s my favourite.

I love Millie but I’m not a big fan of Millicent. She will always have to write that on any legal documents, etc… so I think if you want to call her Millie you should just call her Millie, personally. it can be a nod to your family member without being her exact name.

Sail I don’t love because it’s just a word to me. Beau is nice but it is much more of a boy’s name in my mind. I’d say stick with Millie but don’t complicate her life and just call her Millie Lace. It’s lovely 🙂

Post # 14
1499 posts
Bumble bee

It reminds me of Maleficent… I don’t like any of the names, sorry. I like Millicent for a middle name if it is important to you to have a name in your family passed down. The rest sound way too try hard- trying to be unique and so out of the box!


Post # 15
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Noa has become recently popular.  I know a few baby girls. 

I don’t like Sail.

But my opinion doesn’t matter.  You should go with what you like.  If you’ve always liked your original name, go with that.

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