(Closed) It's a girl! At my wits end with baby names, please help (poll).

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: Which girls name do you prefer?

    Isadora Gwendoline

    Lavinia Bronwyn

    Marina Celeste

    Ophelia Valerie

    A different combination that I will suggest below.

  • Post # 92
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @BridieBea:  i understand what you mean. My mother was the same with me. she wanted to name me: Nausicaa, Giocasta, Clelia, Oenone (this is actually my great grandmother’s name , so not that far fetched), Elettra, Persefone…

    Thank god she didn’t! I still have a pretty pretentious name but not that bad! 

    I can’t imagine having to go through life as a Nausicaa!

    Also I think you can find a filler name that isn’t that common, just not as far fetched. For example Arianna or Corinna or Dafne…

    I just know a couple who gave their baby girl two very “pretentious” names plus a hyphenated their surnames… Most of the time when they say their daughter’s whole name people think it’s a joke. It sounds a little bit caricature and not a real name. 

    Unless in the famly everyone has names like that. I mean I can’t imagine being John and Sarah Smith with our daughter Lavinia Bronwyn. I mean it just sounds liek you were trying to hard to be creative.


    Of the names I think they are all very pretty, but some I don’t like together, like lavinia and Bronwyn. Lavinia is an ancient roman name and Bronwyn is a typical welsh name, they sound too different to me. i think Lavinia goes better with Celeste  or Arianna.

    Also Marina and Celeste sounds odd because the marina is a place for boats and celeste is light blue in italian. So it just sounds like the light blue port. I think Marina is better paired with Dafne or Isadora.

    I also think Ophelia and Bronwyn go better together. 

    I can’t really pick a favourite but I like:

    Marina Isadora

    Ophelia Bronwyn

    Lavinia Arianna 

    Lavinia Octavia



    Post # 93
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Marina Celeste is my favorite!

    Post # 95
    286 posts
    Helper bee

    @BridieBea:  I’m not a huge fan of Ophelia due to the most famous Ophelia being in Hamlet. She was depressed, crazy and killed herself.

    I absolutely love Marina Celeste. It’s unique but beautiful and it flows nicely. Just my two cents. 🙂

    Post # 97
    2389 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Love, love, love Marina.  I have a very close friend named Marina, so I have very positive associations with that name!  

    Post # 98
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think you should also make sure you like the shorter versions of all of these- Marina may become Mari, Isadora may become Issie, etc. That may help you. I, for one, have to choose names that I like as they are as well as shortened.

    Post # 99
    26 posts

    Congratulations on your baby girl! I voted for Isadora Gwendoline, but if I could mix and match I’d say Isadora Celeste. Isadora has been on my favorites list for a while–I love the nickname Dora and it’s such a great alternative to the more popular Isabella. Marina Celeste is pretty too, though, and I love Ophelia!

    Post # 100
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Congrats! I love the name Gwen. I actually like the first option, just switched around: Gwendoline Isadora.

    Post # 101
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love the name Marina! Much more so than Maria (sorry to any “Maria” Bees!). I’m not a huge fan of Celeste, but I like all of the other middle names with Marina!

    Post # 103
    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    How about Bronwyn Ophelia?

    Post # 104
    769 posts
    Busy bee

    Isadora Bronwyn is my favourite.

    I cannot believe that so few people are familiar with the name Bronwyn. It is by no means common but I have heard it before.



    Post # 105
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @BridieBea:  keep in mind that once you meet her, you might find a certain name suits her better! We didn’t know who or even what to expect when Dear Daughter was born, we must have had a list 2 pages long of boys and girls names. When she was born the first thing her dad said was “oh look it’s (dd’s name)!” It wasn’t even our front runner for a girls name. She just was who she was, we couldn’t even fight it 🙂

    Post # 106
    4521 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I voted for Marina Celeste but really just like Marina. I had a Celeste in my life that was duly nicknamed Celeste the Pest.

    I do, however, think it’s a bit tactless to refer to some names as “fillers”. I know an Ava Marie whose parents love her name and put tons of thought into it, and they might be offended by your comments

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