baby girl names and how to choose a middle name?

Ashley - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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i have a few names picked out but all the ladies in my family want me to name my girl after them... i wanted to do either of my grandmas middle names for them or my aunts, but then this upsets my step-mom and my real mom. I dont want to step on toes, but i want to name her what i like best.... how do you chose? The middle names im trying to choose from are Anne, Rose, and Mae. And for first names i have picked out Hanna,Elaina, Isabella, Brooke, and Rianne..... any ideas on how to combine them to make everyone happy?

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ME - posted on 01/20/2010

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I LOVE Hanna Rose, and Elaina Mae or Isabella Mae are also very pretty...I know how hard it is...I've stayed away from naming kids after family, because someone always feels left out...

Everdeene - posted on 06/10/2013

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you may want to give your girl 2 or even 3 middle names. I kno of someone who named their daughter: Shikara Eloise Gwyeneth Marcia (LastName)!
It worked out, though her initials were long! SEGM

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Danielle - posted on 08/07/2013

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Do whatever makes you happy, it's your baby! I think Rose and Mae go with any of those names. In my opinion Anne doesn't go with them as well.

Anna Haroldine - posted on 08/06/2013

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Try Annarose or Mae-Anne or Hanna-Mae Rianne-Rose or Roseanne or ElainaRose or IsabellaMae or Riannarosa or Brooke-Rose/Brookerose or my personal fave' "Rosebrooke"

Crishelle - posted on 07/22/2013

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Actually just two middle names would do...One of the names you picked for first name was Rianne so just capitaliz the a and give two middle names

RiAnne Rose Mae

Or change the spelling more

RyAnne Mae Rose

Alexia - posted on 07/04/2013

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I am sorry, but the truth is that you need to decide on your daughter's name based on how you feel. Do not let your family pressure you into a name you don't love for your child. They will love her whether she shares their name or not. Give her a name you feel confident in and I am sure she will thank you in the future. If the name of a family member feels right then use it. If not follow your heart.
Good luck!

Aicha - posted on 10/05/2010

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just choose the names you like if you want to give your baby 2 middle names then go for it all my children have 2 middle names and a first name
my sone is Alexander Marcch Enoch
my daughters are JoAnna Sophia Lynn
and Fatima Mariam Islam
and I am still trying to decide on a name for my son due 2/3/11

Desiree - posted on 10/05/2010

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have you tried to hyphinate two names or combine them. I did that with my son's second name because i didn't want arguements on who was the better grandfather so I named him after both but I hyphinated it so it became on. My Father in law was Raymond and my dad Antonio so i came up with Raymond-Anthony.
For instance in yor case you have Anne, Rose and Mae. So why not try the following as an idea. Roseanne-Mae there you have best of all three worlds. and Hanna is a lovely traditional name. good luck i hope it helps.

Chanell - posted on 01/20/2010

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I agree , its going to be your baby. In our family on my side all the girls names start with the letter "C". So what I did was made a list of all my family members names (first and middle) and then my husband and I made a list of names we liked.. and we compaired them to the names already used..
I didnt want to use a first name already used in our family.. cause I wanted my baby to have its own name.. but for the middle name we picked names that many of my family had used and paird them together.. so our daugher was named Cayde (like Kaite) Raelynn (cause alot of my aunts had Rae or Lynn somewhere in their names..)

So unless your stuck on the middle names you picked.. you could mix them up.. or spell them a bit differently. just to add a personal touch.. just an idea.

Kailie - posted on 01/20/2010

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My advice is it's your baby, not theirs. You can't please everyone so choosse a name that YOU like best. It's not for them to choose. Good luck!

Denise - posted on 01/19/2010

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Names are so difficult to pick.......I kept changing my mind as well. But I think I finally decided Im gonna name my little girl Gabriela.



The names you picked are very pretty. Hanna Rose sounds like a nice combination. And Rosanna is also a nice name although I know it was one of you options but its a mixture of Rose and Hanna.



Good Luck!!!

Tiffany - posted on 01/19/2010

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Isabella Rose, Elaina Mae, Hanna Mae, Brooke Anne, Brooke Rose, Rianne Mae

Geralyn - posted on 01/19/2010

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Rachel is so right! There were names we loved, but then when we paired it with our last name, our favorites were not our favorite anymore....

Geralyn - posted on 01/19/2010

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If you are planning on other babies, you may not want to use all of the names on the first baby. Just a thought....

Rachel - posted on 01/19/2010

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i would be carefull if you put isabella and mae together, what is the surname coz i believe it should roll off the tounge regardless of what others want you to call her. i like brooke rose, the way we picked our little girls name was my partner and myself had a 3 hour argument over her 1st name, and to stop anymore arguments we said we get 1 middle name each so we both picked people that are close to our hearts, so her name in the end became Alexis Kirsty(my partner little sister who passed) Samantha (my best mate who passed) hope this helps

TAMMY - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hanna May, Isabella Rose, Brooke Anne, Rianne Lynn, These are my suggestions, however Don't worry about upsetting someone in your family, once the baby is born all is forgotten! And if not they are just going to have to get over themselves because she is your baby and you are going to have to call her by name the rest of your life, so don't choose something that someone else wants and regret it for the rest of your life. Hope this helps.

Julia - posted on 01/19/2010

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Here is my opinion....names should flow together. I think names are prettier that way. For example...I named my oldest daughter after my grandfather and after my ex's mother. But I changed the middle name so it flowed better. Her name is Isabel Catherine. (Yes my grandfather's name was Isabel) If I had kept my ex MIL's name it would have been Isabel Cathy....yuk. It is your child, you name that baby what you like not what someone else likes. My second daughter only her middle name was after someone...my husbands sister and my aunt (same name) so no one can tell you what to do. However I am particular to Isabella Rose, Brooke Anne or Elaina Mae

Vanessa - posted on 01/19/2010

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Crikey haven't all these women in your family had their own babies and their own chance to name them?? Tell them to bugger off if they want to name something they should go get a pet. Your the pregnant one so you get to be boss for a change enjoy the power while you got it!

Carol - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hey everybody :) I have the same problem here... :D Can anyone suggest some middle name what matches with the name Alice?

tnx so much :)

Rebecca - posted on 01/18/2010

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You have to choose what you want hun, you cant please everyone and the women in your family should understand that this is your baby and you get to pick. They all got to pick their childs names so they should let you do this.

Brenda - posted on 01/18/2010

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i think a name has to flow....maybe if there are too many women who want the baby named after them is to not name it after any of them...choose a great grandmas name or someone who has passed... or how about using bits of all the names to make something special? too bad they don't have the same name repeated... i was named after my mom and promised as a little girl to continue the tradition, my mom passed 7 years ago but i am sticking with it! i am having issues with first names!

how about giving your little girl two middle names... Roseanna mae?
hanna mae roseanne
elaina mae roseanne
brooke roseanna mae
rianne mae rose

Beth - posted on 01/18/2010

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We are naming our little girl Alexis Anne. The way we picked the middle name is it is my middle, my moms first name and his moms middle name. It feels like it ties us all together.

Katherine - posted on 01/18/2010

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I personally like Isabella-rose Mae or you could go Rianne Rose-Mae that way you use all 3 middle names. Good luck :)

Kylee - posted on 01/18/2010

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I just gave Jasmine 2 middle names. The names middle names of both of her Grandmothers.

Geralyn - posted on 01/18/2010

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Ashley, I totally agree with the other moms! Do not worry about people's toes in choosing a name. I cannot believe that all of the women in your family expect to use their names! That is so unreasonable. Names are so unique to each child, and your heart will tell you the right name, especially when you see her beautiful face for the first time.

One thing we did was give my son two middle names - one happened to be my hubby's favorite name and one was a name from my side of the family. So his name is Noah Wesley Riley (first and two middle). You may consider two middle names... Or combining your middle name choices.

I love the names you've picked, and any combo will sound beautiful. You should really make the final decision when you see the baby girl! It'll become abundantly clear what her name should be! Good luck, and congratulations!

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2010

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With our first daughter, we didnt know what we were having, we had 2 girl names and 2 boy names picked out. When people asked what names we were thinking of, we didn't tell... and after we had her, we named her Scarlett Ruth (ruth after my grandma). Everyone wanted to know what other names we had picked out... again,not telling. We will most likely use them for future babies!! #2 is due in June!!

That's OUR decision what to name our children, NOBODY else's!!! Do what you want!

Alexandria - posted on 01/18/2010

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i agree with the other ladies. Name her whatever you want and whatever you think sounds best. I am kinda shocked that family is acting like this cause you would think they would all understand that there are lots of family members that you can choose from to use. Us on the other hand have the opposite problem, we dont have enough family members to find middle names to use so we are stumped. Good luck, i hope you are able to make a decision that will make you and your hubby happy and dont worry about the rest of them they will get over it.

Carolee - posted on 01/18/2010

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There is no way to make everyone happy. All you can do is pick a name that you won't mind saying for the rest of your life! I don't know why people (whether they are family or friends) think they have a say in what you name YOUR child.



One thing my parents did, though to appease my mom's mom... we named a cat after her. She has a name that is not deemed popular, and my parents (and my grandmother herself) don't like it enough to name a child after her... her name is Edith Laverne... so we named our first cat (a boy) Dustin Laverne!



But, honestly, if they are going to put up a fuss about you naming your daughter, don't tell them what you are going to name her until after it's on the birth cirtificate. It's your choice, and they need to learn to respect your choices like adults.

Patricia - posted on 01/18/2010

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Rianne your good there and just put the Rosemae together...for Rianne Rosemae or Maerose =)

Kimberly - posted on 01/18/2010

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Im naming my daughter Caylee Ramona. i love the name Caylee and Ramona after my husbands mother

Katharine - posted on 01/18/2010

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LISTEN! Do what you want with the names. I was going through the same problem with picking a name for our daughter,who will be arriving in May. Everyone wanted to give their input on what to the name the baby and were even going as far as telling family members that we were naming a certain name - when it wasn't even definite. And then i had family members, calling me and telling me that they picked out the name for me.

They way that my husband and i picked out the name was, since it was a girl i did most of the deciding, if it was going to be a boy, he was going to pick. But we choose my great grandmother's name for the first name and his grandmother's name for the middle name, which is also my other great grandmother's name and my name. So we are naming Zofia Catharine. it's different, but it has meaning.

So you go with what you want. this is your child, not anyone else's. They will learn to deal with it.

Angie - posted on 01/18/2010

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i have a daughter name hannah and we named here hannah irene rose and a daughter named isabella faith so those are afew ideas if it helps

Alex - posted on 01/18/2010

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Well... I guess just pick whatever names you like the best.. maybe the ones that flow the best as the entire name.... my family wants me to do the same thing.... if it's a boy im naming him Derek Noel.. and if it's a girl.... Lyric Noel... I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings on a name... but as you can tell.. both of the middle names are the same... because my only sibling (brother) just passed away. that pretty much made up my mind for me. the first names have nothing to do with anyone in my family. I just liked them. Good luck~

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