(Closed) Girl Name Help

posted 10 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

oh & i like gracie.

Post # 33
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wasted some time during TWWs on http://www.babynamegenie.com. You put in your last name and a gender (if you want) and they give you first and middle names. You can also look for just a first name or just a middle name. The names on our short list are ultimately family names, but there were some name suggestions that I liked a lot that I might not have otherwise considered. 

Of your names, I LOVE Avery….DH didn’t, though 🙁

Post # 34
7 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

@jholler25:  What about Hannah? I think Hannah Holler sounds so cute! 

Of the names on your list I really like Ava. 

Post # 36
583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Every single name on your list is getting to be very popular. I personally know 2 of every name on that list not including all the ones I hear about so if you don’t want something super popular I would stay away from all of them. The first name DH had picked out for our daughter on the way was Mackenzie but the same day I found out I was pregnant one of my friends had her little girl and used the name. If you like a name though, reguardless of if it’s popular or not you should go with it. I know Avery is one of the top on your list and BIL’s daughter is named that so it works for a girl or boy but it is getting to be popular. I doubt it will be as bad as Jennifer or Melissa where she will need to be Avery H. I say go with what makes you and your DH happy.

Post # 37
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@jholler25:  Imagine being a teacher – it’s ridiculously hard not to associate names with previous students! 😉

Post # 39
4560 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like Avery best, but I think it’s becoming more popular. I know Ava is very, very popular now. Right now I’m on a Veronica kick, but I think it’s because I’m totally addicted to Veronica Mars. LOL

Post # 40
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@jholler25:  I’ve definitely never met a Rowan!  I think it’s a little out there, not quite as “sweet” as some of your others, but definitely unique!

Post # 42
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that all the names you chose are lovely–BUT, if your objective is that they’ll never have to go through school with last-initial-attached, they’re all a bit of a risk, at least in my ‘hoods (LA & NYC). They’re all quite popular these days. On the bright side, a “popular name” in 2012 will have fewer kids actually named that name, versus a popular name in say, 1950 (or 1980). THese aren’t the actual statistics, but it’s like saying that the #1 name in 1920–let’s say Mary–would have been been borne by say, 600,000 little girls, versus the #1 name in 2012–let’s say Isabella–would have been borne by say, only 200,000 little girls, kwim? Nevertheless, the names you like are liked by many parents, so I’m offering a list of names that might have a similar feel to the ones you chose (I tried to choose ones that I don’t hear as often!):

AVA: Ada, Avaleigh, Eden, Greta, Ida, Ivy, Laila, Lia, Nia, Nora, Zora

AVERY: Aisling (pronounced Ashling/Ashlyn), Bailey, Bronte, Finley

McKENNA: Annika, Campbell, Carys, Maeve, Paisley, Samara, Winslet, Wynn,

MACKENZIE: Delaney, Ellison, Mckinsey, Morrisey, Noemi, Savannah, Sydney

TAYLOR: Grier, Jameson, Maren, Morgan, Nell, Quinn, Rae

I also love the baby name book “The Baby Name Wizard” by Laura Wattenberg, and the NameBerry site with their fun lists. I’m also in baby name hell, so I empahtize! Good luck and congratulations!


Post # 43
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go with Ava….That is the cutest one.

Post # 44
1776 posts
Buzzing bee

My cousin just name her baby Nash – super cute!

Out of your list, I like Avery the best for a girl. Ava is cute too but overdone. Avery also sounds the best with your last name.

Post # 45
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just wanted to throw my .02 cents in, and say that although I’ve never really heard Rowan before, it sort of struck a chord in me…

While it seems strange to have a small child named Rowan, I feel like she’d be a pretty awesome teenager, and grow into a really strong woman. It’s definitely original and not strippery, and if she could grow into a name like that, she would have a hell of a fire in her.

Not to get all intense or anything.

But then again, it does kinda remind me of Roanoke, that colony that dissapeared off the face of the earth? So there is that. Lol.

Post # 46
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Avery!!! FTW!

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