Need Help Naming Baby Girl

Rosalyn - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )

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We are 25 weeks pregnant with our 3rd girl and are at a loss.



3 Naming Trends we have with our daughters:



1. Both girls have all family names



2. Both girls have 3 names (2 middle names)



3. Both have names beginning in 'C'



One more issue. Our 3rd daughter is the only child we have born via an egg donor. We don't want her to feel singled out. But we can't agree on any family names that we both love. It's very frustrating. Do we abandon the 'C' tradtion? Do we abandon the family name tradition? We are Scos-Irish German but our egg donor is Irish Italian. We are very much into our heritage, could we get by naming her something Celtic instead of a family name? Can we name her with only one family name and the other names just be names we like? Will she feel excluded from the family b/c of this?



` Worried mama



R: me S: Hubby



FAMILY NAMES:



My list:

Vivian*

Sophie*

Lillie

Lila

Cora

Jane

Anna



Hubby's list:

Ainsley

Sophie

Jane

Violet

Emily



'C' NAMES:



Charlotte

Carys



HERITAGE NAMES:



Meredith

Maeve

Carys

Gwen

Campbell

Skye (middle name)

Rhys (middle name)

Ni'Scott (middle name)

Scott (middle name)



Other NAMES:



Olivia

Scarlett (LOVE this name but we had a french bulldog named Scarlett about 5 years ago)

Georgianna

Emery

Grace (middle name)

Victoria

Rose (middle name)

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Fleur - posted on 01/26/2009

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our tradition is two names as one mine fleur-justine my sister is oni-marie my eldest daughter elaura-morgan all my children have e names untill my last which is charlotte olivia i would have called her elizabeth but my step daughter choose charlotte olivia louise so they had the same middle names

Carol - posted on 01/26/2009

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I heard the name Kenley the other day which I LOVE!  You could probably spell it with a C.  I think it is an English origin.  Cenley Olivia Rhys or Cenley Olivia Rose are pretty I think.



oh and I wouldn't worry about her feeling excluded because of her name.  you sound like a very loving Mamma who would never let her girls feel excluded in anyway.   

Jeanette - posted on 01/26/2009

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I love Rose, my niece's name is Arianna Rose, she is 1/2 italian. I also like Rose bc it is an older mature name, I love those kind of names. I wanted to name my daughter Estelle, but with an A instead of E, Astelle. Unfortunately Daddy and I could not agree until finally we found the beautiful name Nevaeh and she is our little heaven, we call her Nev for short! I would stay away from Olivia, Grace/Gracie, Emily, Sophie/Sophia, they are some of the top 10 names right now. Check out babycenter.com they usually have good ideas and let you know what is popular and what is not. Even though, we thought we were being unique and found out Nevaeh made #97 in 2008, Darn it!!

Allison - posted on 01/26/2009

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Charlsey Scarlett Rose



 



Charlsey is a family name for my family. But it's a C name that is cute and works with Scarlett. Plus with Rose it sounds almost like a single middle name.

Aoifa - posted on 01/26/2009

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I have 3 kids. 2 of which are girls. I was born in Ireland and decided to give my kids Irish names. I eased into it with my first daughter Rowan, my son is Keane, and my new baby girl we decided to name Aideen! (Ay-deen) If you want an Irish name that sticks to a "C" you could try Ciara (Key-Ra) or Cora. 

Jennifer - posted on 01/26/2009

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My best friend's daughters are Ciana (pronounced see-ana) Dae, Cora Lea & Kristina. (family name). And my daughter is Lorelai Corinne. I like Cora Sophia Rhys. It's got names from yours & hubby's lists, a heritage name, and changed Sophie a bit to honor her Italian egg donor. And it's really pretty & flows well!

Christy - posted on 01/26/2009

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How about Camryn Meridith Grace?  I don't think she would feel left out at all if you didn't name her the same way as her sisters.  My sister is 24 weeks pregnant and she is naming her little girl Loralei Carla.  I love the name Loralei.  Carla is my aunt. 

Christy - posted on 01/26/2009

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How about Camryn Meridith Grace?  I don't think she would feel left out at all if you didn't name her the same way as her sisters.  My sister is 24 weeks pregnant and she is naming her little girl Loralei Carla.  I love the name Loralei.  Carla is my aunt. 

Wendy - posted on 01/26/2009

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what about the names Clarissa , Clara, Cloe, Chelsie,



middle names I like are Ania, Leigh(Lee), Marie, ..please keep a "C" name. It will be very important to her. She cannot be excluded from the others...good luck..Wendy

Flora - posted on 01/26/2009

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Vivian is beautiful, i like MAeve its so unique amd grace you can never go wrong with..



Vivian Maeve Grace

Carolyn - posted on 01/26/2009

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What about Claudia. I have a niece named Claudia Marie Murphy and I love the name.

Chantel - posted on 01/26/2009

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I really like Cora. I think its pretty. I like Caitlyn too.  Maybe something like Caitlyn Rose Scott? Or Cora Grace Rhys?



If you don't make a big deal out of the name thing then I doubt she'll ever feel left out. My parents used family names for middle names but ran out when they got to the 5th and she doesn't really notice or care.(She's 15 now)

Bethany - posted on 01/26/2009

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How about Charis? (kar-iz, like charismatic) This means Grace. We have a little girl in our church with this name. Her parents wanted to name her Grace but didn't want a popular name.

Maggie - posted on 01/26/2009

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How about Cora Sophia Jane Wilson?  It uses a "c" name, the middle names are on both your lists with only a small alteration that honors her italian heritage by changing the "e" to an "a".



Added bonus is her name would mean "maiden wise God is gracious"

Suzie - posted on 01/26/2009

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How about Coralynn Ainsley Grace? Hope you find something that works for you guys. Cora was from your list Ainsley from Hubby and Grace From Other. I do think that you should try to stick with the C theme though. Even if you can't pick something from family names. :) Good luck, and congrats!!!

Sue - posted on 01/26/2009

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How about Lura Jeannine Rose?  Maybe call her Jeannine.  It's a different yet beautiful name she would be proud to carry with her for the rest of her life.  She is very special, and deserves a very special name.  This is my daughters name, and she is 35.  Lura was my grandmother, Rose was my Great-grandmother and my Mother, and Jeannine is just Jeannine.  That's why we just call her Jeannine, so she could be herself, yet carry on the other 2 names in the family.  Just a thought.

Stephanie - posted on 01/26/2009

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working with the names you have above and not knowing the names of the other two girls, what about... Cora Skye Rose?



On another note, I personally used family names with different spelling. My daughters name is Erynn Nikole. My middle name is Lynn, so I used the spelling to change the common spelling of Erin. Nikole is also my neices middle name that was born a few weeks before. Hers is spelled Nicole. Our next daughter will have the name, Evelyn Grace. Evelyn is my Nana's name as well as his mothers name and Grace was just a beautiful name that we picked. If it is a boy, Connor Murphy. Connor is an Irish name and Murphy is my Nana's family last name, including a female counsin's first name.



Don't forget you can change the spelling on most names to work with your "C" pattern and just because its a last name doesnt mean you cant use it in place of a first or middle. I hope any of this helps.



Good Luck

Tiffany - posted on 01/26/2009

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Do you plan on letting your daughter know the story of her birth & that she was blessing from an egg donor? If so, I think it would be great to continue with your naming tradition just in case she might feel left out when she's old enough to understand things of this nature. Besides she still has yours and your husbands blood running through her veins. But as her parents it is completely up to you what to name her & it will still be special. I think I would stick to a "C" name for her(I love how families name their children all with the same letter) and then use a family name of your & your husbands choosing along with a name that honors the heritage she is inheriting from the donor. Good luck with whatever you choose. She will be just as precious no matter what you name her.



I like Carys Vivian Rhys & Charlotte Ainsley Grace

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I wouldn't worry about het being singled out because of the name that you choose.  I think the only way that would happen is if you made a big deal about the names of your other two girls all the time and never told her about her name.  As long as the name is special to you and your husband then it will be special for her and it doesn't matter the reason.  Good luck and congrats!

Samantha - posted on 01/26/2009

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If I would of had a girl(I have three boys) I would of named her Nevaeh(heaven spelled backwards). Since little girls are a special gift for mommies. It would be pronounced like; Na-va-yah. Just throughing it out their. It doesn't start with "C" but it is a special name for a special little gift.

Marygrace - posted on 01/26/2009

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My Granddaughter is Kaitlyn Elizabeth Grace you could change it to Caitlyn and keep the c

Joleen - posted on 01/26/2009

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my famley have the same thing we all have unusaul names mine is joleen and we named my neces tammin and shanna iv found out that in pregent my slelf so we have chose a name 4 a little girl chelise blu its a nice name and its keepin with your c tradition hope it helps

Donna - posted on 01/25/2009

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wot about ADRIANNA JANE . my daughter is called adriane with just 1 n but because anna is in ur list do it with 2 n's to make anna in the name 

Heidi - posted on 01/25/2009

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What order are the older girls names in? Is it C name then faimly names? how are they pattered?

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