I have a wee baby girl called Amelia and am looking for reviews on sibling names (for another girl) and suggestions of other names to go with Amelia. So far I have: - Keira (absolutely love this name, and it seems to go well with Amelia, but seems to get negative response on here) - Macie (too cutesy?) - Molly (again maybe too cutesy) - Matilda (however have mentioned this name in passing to a few family members and had very negative response) Thanks. Babygirl
I really love the name Matilda. I learnt after dc1 that its best not to mention names to folk in RL, there's always someone who hates the name you love but they're much less likely to say so when it's already on the birth certificate!
The spelling 'Keira' is what makes this name seem tacky- just like Neve when it should be Niamh- it is not the proper spelling though widely accepted now as Keira Knightly made it popular. Apparently this is not her spelling but changed to make it easier for people to say. Ciara or Kiara is the proper spelling. Ciara is beautiful & I know a few older & one baby Ciara. Very popular but not Chav in Ireland- go for it!
I have a Ciar so would say that the correct spelling is Ciara.
The name Keir is a Scottish surname and an accepted (and more common spelling as a first name esp in Scotland) and that is where the Keira comes from. It is not technically the same name though as they have different histories.
Having said that, are you happy that you would have two names ending in 'a' ? All your names are nice, but Matilda sounds really similar to Amelia, Caitlyn is quite a "hard" sounding name compared the softer sound of Amelia, Macie is nice but a bit cute and Molly again is very similar to Amelia imo
Amelia Earhart's sister was called Grace Muriel if that's any use.
Keira- Don't like it sorry, makes me think of Keira Knightly - Macie- No, not keen - Molly- Really popular, like the name but my parents have a dog called Molly so that's what I think of, but I like the dog a lot so no negative connotations. Just too popular. - Matilda- This is my favourite!! and think it goes really well with Amelia -Caitlin- It's ok,