Sibling for Rosa Alice(11 Posts)
We are on the way to a sibling for our 15 month old and I would love some opinions on possible names/ideas for similar to these?
I bloody love Alice and wish I'd kept it for this one, damnit.
I also love Martha, but that sort of discounts Arthur later down the line (we'd like 3 or 4 in an ideal world)...pearl, Sadie and Louis are family names.
Harriet Pearl (Harry, Hatty, Hetty, Etta)
Edith Pearl (Edie)
Margot Sadie (Maggie)
Eleanor Pearl (Nora, Elsie,Nellie, nell)
Lois Pearl (ummm Lois)
Arthur Louis (really really don't like art or artie as nn...could we have teddy?)
I like strong, but sweet names, something short and not cutesy but with a lovely nn. Mind you we never ever call rosa anything but her name, or Roo (randomly). I love edith, but not that keen on Edie.
Anyway, rambling now- love to hear what you think.
Would Alicia Rose be too twee?
I like all your options.
Rosa and Lois might not "go" if that is a concern?
Thanks for the responses!
Wanker- I'm afraid those don't appeal, especially Alicia rose. Seems too flowery (which may sound weird given dds name!), but thank you regardless!
I like that Rosa feels feminine but is also feisty. And my favourite boys names seem to be down to earth but old fashioned.
I like them all except Lois and Stanley.
That's okay - none of those are particularly my taste either
I can like other peoples choices without ever wanting to use them myself which I think is something people can struggle with.
I have boys with Scottish names and my possible girls names were also Scottish so wouldn't be your taste based on your list.
I'm thinking the implied strength of Rosa might come from the association with Rosa Parks? Perhaps something also taken from a pioneering woman might be suitable?
Maybe something here:
Marie comes up a couple of times - one of our girls choices was Mairi which gives you closer to the French pronunciation (Mah-ray) rather than Muh-ree.
Other choices for boys, maybe Frederick, Lawrence, John, Edgar or Edwin.
Lovely names, my favourite for a girl is Edith, think it sounds great with Rosa. Really like the nn Edie but as Edith is only 2 syllables it doesn't need shortening. For a boy I like either George or Arthur.
Thanks for comments!
Are there any alternative nicknames for arthur? It means bear...could we have teddy? I love that! Or would people call baby Art/Artie anyway?
I don't think there's any need to shorten Arthur. When I was young I knew a lot of elderly Arthurs and they were all called by their full name. It's only two syllables after all!
I don't think Art or Artie comes very naturally anyway, as the name is sounded with a th sound, not a t.
Martha is lovely!
It seems you like traditional English names, or names of that sort, so here are some of my favourites
Josephine can be very pretty, and if you wanted something a little different, you could always go with the French version with the apostrophe over the e
If you like Edith, you might also like Elsie, which is a little more modern and very girly.
Rosa and Elsie go very well in my opinion.
Elsie Margot would be lovely, its quite quirky but traditional.
At the same time that name seems as though it needs a little more
As for boys, Arthur is lovely And he could be a Teddy if you wanted.
Or George or Edward as a first name, with Edward you can definitely make that a Teddy name I hope this has helped
Oooh we have similar taste - I love Rose, Rosa, and I have an Alice. I also have an Isobel but I am guessing that's a little too popular for your taste - and her middle name is Edith! I always wish we hadn't used Edith as a middle name as I love it and would love it for a first name - I don't think it needs abbreviation at all. My other daughter's middle name is Eleanor! Would love it for a first name but not keen on Ellie.
My vote is for Edith.
My favourite boy's name of all time is Arthur but DH doesn't like it because of the lack of abbreviations. We've compromised and if we ever have a boy he's likely to be called Alfred nn Freddie/Fred. That could be an option?
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