Sister for Eliza

(35 Posts)
Feelingkenty Thu 08-Sep-16 13:27:32

We need to come up with a name for the little sister of Eliza Rose (due early 2017).

We like names that are familiar but not overly common, which is how we ended up with Eliza (shorted to Lize or Ellie) and I'd like something equally "punchy" yet girly and vowel heavy; so we're finding it hard to come up with baby number two's name.

So far on our shortlist are:
Amelia (not exactly uncommon)
Matilda (ditto)
Imogen
Lara
Violet (DH not a fan)
Emilia (too similar?)
Emily (two E names)

We can't use any Bel/Belle ending names due to surname. Other names off limits include:
Ruby
Hazel
Zara
Zadie
Florence
Any K names

Middle name is not yet decided, Grace and Kate are current front runners. Mae is off limits too.

Our surname is two syllables and beings with a K.

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions ladies!

Feelingkenty Thu 08-Sep-16 13:28:31

Also no J names

Feelingkenty Thu 08-Sep-16 13:29:20

^^*shortened not shorted sorry

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 08-Sep-16 13:31:31

Martha
Sarah
Josephine
Harriet
Lucinda
Adeline
Rosanna

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 08-Sep-16 14:11:23

Olivia
Orla
Aria
Ana
Anya
Laila
Cassia
Lucia
Nina
Sophia

Sophronia Thu 08-Sep-16 15:11:44

Anna
Martha
Anya
Annie
Ada
Clara
Cora
Dorothy
Edith
Flora
Florence
Georgina
Harriet
Isobel
Iris
Lucia
Marina
Mabel
Maria
Philippa
Ramona
Rowena
Susanna
Sophia
Sadie
Sylvie
Sabrina
Tessa
Thea
Tamsin
Verity
Viola
Willa

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Thu 08-Sep-16 15:21:12

Alice
Megan
Rowan
Tess

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 08-Sep-16 16:24:02

Ivy
Eva
Olivia
Georgia
Amy

CourtJester Fri 09-Sep-16 14:55:13

I like Lara and Emily best from your shortlist

Eliza and Anna
Eliza and April
Eliza and Abigail
Eliza and Maia
Eliza and Erin
Eliza and Tara
Eliza and Tora
Eliza and Hailey
Eliza and Harper
Eliza and Una

winterrose73 Fri 09-Sep-16 17:38:33

I have an Eliza! She has an older sister Imogen, and a younger sister Lara - so obviously those are my favourites from your list (and, coincidentally, the only ones you haven't marked with potential problems!). You have a wonderful taste in names!

Our Lara's middle name is Grace, also from your list - I think it flows beautifully, but one thing I will say is that I think Lara is becoming more common, whereas I have yet to meet another Imogen or Eliza.

I also have a Claudia Eloise, and I've never met any other Claudias.

Other names we were considering were Annabelle, Hazel (both off limits for you, sorry!) Matilda, Florence (both also on your list) Cassie, Lucy and Tess.

Out of your list, I would choose Imogen, but then I'm obviously biased! Lara would be a very close second, as though it's a simple and beautiful name, it's rising popularity may put you off.

Our Imogen's middle name is Charlotte, but I think Imogen Grace flows nicely - we were actually going to name our Eliza either Eliza Grace or Eliza Kate! Juliet was very much a last minute decision...

Hope I helped in some way!

Congratulations and best of luck X

winterrose73 Fri 09-Sep-16 17:39:45

Just to add that my husband and I's guilty pleasure name is Ramona, but our neighbour got there first! If you'd like to use it in our honour, I'd very much appreciate it! winkgrin

islandmummy Fri 09-Sep-16 17:53:04

I know an Eliza and Nancy

MoonHare Fri 09-Sep-16 19:27:04

Tabitha
Esme/esmé
Phoebe
Lucy
Lydia
Anna/hannah
Rachel

MoonHare Fri 09-Sep-16 19:31:01

But from your list both imogen and lara are lovely. And of the two I would go with imogen.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 10-Sep-16 03:51:16

Lara Grace

Lovely combo with Eliza rose

I don't think anyone has suggested Genevieve yet.
I love that you can shorten it to suit:
Jen
Jenny
Eve
Evie
Viv
And I think it's a strong yet feminine name

NapQueen Sat 10-Sep-16 06:28:19

Eliza and

Olive
Freya
Willow
Bridie
Harriet

Cousinit Sat 10-Sep-16 07:01:06

Was coming on here to suggest Amelia and then saw it is first on your list smile

tellyjots Sat 10-Sep-16 07:08:34

Lara and Imogen from your list. I also like Isla and Iona which would work with Grace as a middle name.

pilates Sat 10-Sep-16 07:36:38

Imogen from your list but Harriet sounds good.

maybethedayafter Sat 10-Sep-16 07:47:03

Bethany
Alana
Lucy
Octavia
Scarlet
Isabelle
Isabella
Ava

maybethedayafter Sat 10-Sep-16 07:47:52

I just re-read you said no Bel/Belle endings so ignore a couple of my suggestions!

wobblywonderwoman Sat 10-Sep-16 07:50:35

I was going to mention Nina or Sadie

mumgointhroughtorture Sat 10-Sep-16 08:00:30

Sienna
Saskia
Meredith
Beatrice
Charlotte
Ivy

WhatTheDickensian Sat 10-Sep-16 08:04:28

Iris
Edith
Etta
Isadora

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