(Closed) Help us pick a baby girl name!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which name do you like best?


    Rosalind - pronounced Rose(like the flower)-ah-lind(like linda with no 'a')


    Mathilde (pronounced Mah-teeld)

    Calliope pronounced Cah-lie-ah-pay

  • Post # 3
    10394 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Adelaide is my favorite of all of those. I think it is the prettiest and rolls off the tongue more easily than some of the others. I think if you are firm from the start about no one calling her Addie then it probably won’t be much of a problem.

    Personally, I’ve never cared much about names having some personal connection. I think it’s fine to pick a name just because you like it. I’m named (first and middle) after my aunt and grandma as much as I like the sentiment I still am not very fond of my name and feel like it doesn’t suit me at all. Maybe that’s turned me off to names that have some special meaning for the parents…idk.

    Post # 4
    355 posts
    Helper bee

    I LOVE Elodie, but I think it’s because everyone I say it I use a heavy French accent and feel like finishing my sentence in French. 

    However, my favorite is Rosalind and I’ve always heard it pronounced exactly how you want to pronounce it.

    Post # 5
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    What country/region are you in? Are any of these names common there? I would have pronounced a couple of them differently (I’m from California) — Call-eye-uh-pee and Muh-thild. I agree with pronounciation of Rose-uh-lind though! 

    I personally like Calliope (the way I pronounce it though, I don’t really care for it with a ‘pay’ sound at the end) and Adelaide, and I’m not a huge fan of Mathilde. But I’m sure whichever one you choose will be lovely!!

    Post # 6
    286 posts
    Helper bee

    I chose Elodie, because it’s a genuinely beautiful name, but also the only one that you both adore that didn’t need a pronunciation guide. 

    Post # 7
    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I LOVE Adelaide, Adeline, etc. Adelaide just happens to be the “Ghetto” area in my city so I don’t think we’d do that lol

    Post # 8
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I like Elodie, it’s French and it’s kinda similar to my baby’s name, Amélie.

    Post # 9
    390 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted for Calliope! Absolutely love that name! 

    Post # 10
    8954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    violetrosa :  I was torn between Adelaide and Elodie because it looks like those are the only ones you aren’t pronouncing in a special way that would require a lifetime of correction. I chose Adelaide, but Elodie is also pretty.

    Post # 11
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    violetrosa :  Love Elodie and Mathilde, but I voted for Elodie. They’re both elegant and chic, I think it would suit any type of girl or woman.

    I think Rosalind would always have the d pronounced. Rosalyn is spelled without the d.

    I think getting away from Addy would be hard if you chose Adelaide.

    Post # 12
    1603 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I would go with Rosalind. It means a lot to you and you obviously love. Bonus points because you also like the potential nicknames. 

    I know two carolines. One is caro-lIne and one is caro-lyn. Once you learn it, you remember and life moves on. Neither of them seem too bothered if they need to correct people when they first meet them. I imagine it’ll be the same for her and it’s really not that big of a deal. Based on your chosen names, I think she will have to correct people on pronounciation for most of your choices. (Which is fine, not judging. Just meaning that you shouldn’t rule out Rosalind because of pronounciation). 

    Post # 13
    425 posts
    Helper bee

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    violetrosa :  You should go with Rosalind! Sentimentality behind a name is important.

    Post # 14
    40 posts
    • Wedding: September 2017

    If you don’t like a nickname, you can just not call your child  by that nickname. I know a ton of Davids, Stephens, and even a William that don’t go by the more common nicknames and it’s natural once they introduce themselves. I go by my full name (Caitlin) in all professional situations and no one defaults to my nickname except for family. What I’m trying to say is don’t rule out a name just because you don’t like a nick name! Though of course your  kid may decide she wants a nickname instead of weilding her full name everywhere. But no  matter what name you pick that could be true. 

    I picked Adelaide because it’s one of my favorite names but I also like Rosalind.

    Post # 15
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Adelaide and Rosalind are the only ones pronounceable, so I would choose one of those, although im in Australia and Adelaide is a bottom of the barrel kind of city

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