Middle name to go with Hope

(22 Posts)
kmr5025 Mon 20-Sep-10 18:12:45

Hi, my DH and I like Hope as a name only I prefer it as a middle name but he likes it as a first name. I'm happy to have it as a first name if we can find a nice middle name as I can think of plenty of first names to go with it if we used it as a middle name but they seem a bit clunky in reverse. Our surname is a fairly unusual one and is a 4 letter one syllable name beginning with an R.

Also, how common is Hope as a first name where you are.

Thank you!

LynetteScavo Mon 20-Sep-10 18:16:06

Hope is rare, but truly lovely.

I think you could get away with a frilly middle name.(I'm a sukker for a frilly girls middle name, though grin)

DastardlyandSmugly Mon 20-Sep-10 18:22:28

I know an 18m old Hope and I think it's a lovely name. Think a two syllable middle name would go well.

ellesabe Mon 20-Sep-10 20:37:04

I know a 3-year-old called Hope Eloise... Lovely!

BeccaandEvie Mon 20-Sep-10 20:41:59

I love the name Hope - its my neices middle name.

I agree about the frilly middle name to go with it though.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Mon 20-Sep-10 21:22:42

Hope Roseanna

Hope Emilia

Hope Elizabeth

liliputlady Mon 20-Sep-10 22:06:52

Only 1 Hope in this neck of the woods (that I know of)

Yes Hope Eloise is lovely, Ellesabe

Other middle names:

Louisa (or is Louisa Hope better may be?) confused
Alexandra
Marie/a
Catherine

DaisyDaresYOU Mon 20-Sep-10 22:34:21

Hope Olivia,Hope Samara,Hope Jasmine,Hope lydia ,Hope Esme,Hope Ebony

thell Mon 20-Sep-10 22:41:03

Ooh, lovely!
I don't know any Hopes - although I've taught a couple of Honors.

I agree a two or more syllable name would go well.
Have you got any family names you want to include?
We used the name of one of my Great Grandmothers, so family were touched by the nod to family links, but it was too distant a link for any superiority to rear it's ugly head!

What other names have you been keen on?

herethereandeverywhere Tue 21-Sep-10 00:02:43

Hope Jessica

Rhubarbgarden Tue 21-Sep-10 11:00:25

What if she's a pessimist?

Faaamily Tue 21-Sep-10 11:08:54

I don't know any little Hopes. The only Hope I know is an old aunty of mine, and her name is Hope Elizabeth.

I think it's a lovely name.

kmr5025 Tue 21-Sep-10 14:51:42

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions - we were thinking something along the frilly/flowery route for names particularly as our surname is quite a harsh masculine sounding name so needs something to soften it!

Names we liked originally include Evie, Lily, Emily, Poppy, Charlotte, Amelia but not sure how some of these work in this case as a middle name with Hope. There aren't any female family names we can use as we have some fairly unfortunate names which I'd rather not continue if I can help it!

domesticsluttery Tue 21-Sep-10 14:55:42
SmacsGonePotty Tue 21-Sep-10 14:57:54

I saw the thread title and immediately thought Hope Elizabeth and see that a couple of others have suggested it already. I think with a short first name a longer MN really works.
I don't know anyone called Hope.

minipie Tue 21-Sep-10 15:11:31

I think you need something soft, multisyllable, ideally starting with a vowel.

So the above suggestions of

Hope Elizabeth
Hope Eloise
Hope Emilia

all work to my ears.

Also:

Hope Evelyn
Hope Eleanor
Hope Amabel
Hope Imogen
Hope Isobel
Hope Alicia
Hope Ottilie (Though actually that makes HOR so not great...!)

thumbwitch Tue 21-Sep-10 15:14:20

Hope Ann Gloria sprang to mind but I'm feeling silly so feel free to ignore me.blush

Hope Elizabeth is nice
Hope Felicity
Hope Amelia works

jellybeans Tue 21-Sep-10 15:53:53

I love it and it is reasonably popular where I live but nowhere near Olivia/Evie etc.

I like the suggested Hope Eloise and Hope Amelia is good too.

Also..

Hope Abigail
Hope Gabriella
Hope Isabella
Hope Imogen
Hope Kyla
Hope Evangeline
Hope Jennifer
Hope Rebecca
Hope Serena-Rose
Hope Olivia
Hope Florence Evelyn
Hope Mary Louise

plonker Thu 23-Sep-10 00:14:43

My dd was very nearly Hope but dh didn't want it as a first name. It's now her middle name and I still love it!

She would have been Hope Isabella smile

thesecondcoming Thu 23-Sep-10 00:16:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Quattrocento Thu 23-Sep-10 00:17:19

Glory, definitely

maniacbug Thu 23-Sep-10 09:39:26

plonker same here! Although our reason for not using it was because brother had new girlfriend whose niece was Hope and she went on and on and on about her to the point it no longer felt like 'our' name. But still v v happy with it as middle name!
Ours was going to be either:
Hope Elise or Hope Ophelia

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