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Sibling name for Daniel

19 replies

coffeetoffeechocolate · 17/12/2023 19:40

Expecting a baby at the end of April and already have a boy called Daniel. We aren't finding out the gender of our baby, although the radiographer kept referring to our little one as "he" at our last scan (We're hoping this is just a habit rather than giving away the gender as we told her we didn't want to find out).

Anyway, naming our first boy was really easy and there was never really any debate as Daniel is a family name, but this time we're drawing a blank. My fiancé is very laid back and assured me we'll come up with a name, but I at least like having a shortlist!

For boys names I prefer traditional names and for girls' names I prefer those ending in -ee sounds (although I know loads of MNs hate these). For either gender, I'd prefer something less than 6 letters as their surname is only 5 letters long and ends in a y. I'd also prefer them not to have a name beginning with D. I know lots of parents like their children's names to begin with the same letter, but I'm not a fan.

So far all I've come up with is:

James (although very common and putting me off)
Alex
Adam

Lucy
Rosie
Sofía
Katie

Would love people's opinions on these or any more suggestions!

OP posts:
semideponent · 17/12/2023 19:47

Second Adam

Hannah/Anna
Clare

Thewolvesarerunningagain · 17/12/2023 19:50

Leo
Rowan
Jonathan

Jane1727 · 17/12/2023 19:59

Aidan
Mark

Love Lucy and think it goes very well with Daniel.

Seamist22 · 17/12/2023 20:52

Love all your name ideas, they go well with Daniel and are all fab names.

Other ideas:

Joseph
Jacob
George
Samuel

Chloe
Emily
Sophie
Evie

muddyford · 17/12/2023 21:30

Edward
Edmund
Thomas
William
Francis

Hester
Hannah
Ruth
Anna
Martha
Clare

Mumofgirls2017 · 17/12/2023 21:51

like James alex and Rosie. Daniel and…

peter
joshua
jacob
oscar
harry
oliver
charlie
benjamin

nancy
alice
eleanor
eva
grace
emily
ella
emma
phoebe
hannah

SkaneTos · 17/12/2023 22:16

Daniel is a great name, one of my favourite names!
From your list I like the names Adam, and Lucy and Katie the most.

Another girl name that could work is Essie, perhaps?
Daniel and Essie

And boy names, perhaps Luke or Jacob?
Daniel and Jacob
Daniel and Luke

Sunshineclouds11 · 17/12/2023 22:39

Joshua
Thomas
Rowan


Elodie
Rosie
Belle

theduchessofspork · 17/12/2023 22:52

Daniel is a great name

I like Adam
Alex is v popular so you probably don’t want that

Michael
Issac
Patrick
Laurence
Zachary (Zach)
Nathaniel (Nate)
Jacob
Joseph
Alistair
Ronan
Rufus
Rafe
Guy
Joel
Jonathan
Francis

Lucy, Sofia and Rosie are all v popular - so you probably don’t want that either

I quite like Katie but it’s quite childlike - perhaps call her Katherine on the birth cert

Sophie is less used than Sophia/Sofia

Zoe
Phoebe
Chloe
Verity
Felicity

Frances / Francesca nn Frankie / Francie

Elizabeth or Elsbeth nn Libby, Bessie, Lizzy, Lizbie, Buffy, Essie

Esther nn Essie

Harriet nn Hatty, Hetty, Etty

Caroline nn Callie

ellecf21 · 17/12/2023 23:14

Laura & Daniel

LilyLemonade · 17/12/2023 23:58

Those are all nice names. James is lovely, will never go out of style.
Lucy is the nicest of your girl names.

Suggestions:
Marcus
Molly

CoffeeBeansGalore · 18/12/2023 00:04

Ethan
Robin
Ben
Joseph


Rachel
Amy
Clara
Esme
Laurie

Babla · 18/12/2023 01:17

Benjamin
Matthew
Alexander

AutumnColours9 · 18/12/2023 02:34

James (although very common and putting me off) too common
Alex like
Adam ok

Lucy love this
Rosie like
Sofía ok
Katie ok

How about

Emma
Emily
Amy
Harriet
Zoe
Charlotte

Isaac
Joel
Nathan
Louis
Sean
Ryan
Zachary
Jacob

Theoldwoman · 18/12/2023 02:36

Daniel and Caleb
Daniel and Joseph
Daniel and Evan

Daniel and Ellie
Daniel and Ruby
Daniel and Abby

fridaynight1 · 18/12/2023 02:45

No clue why but David came into my head.

Awwlookatmybabyspider · 18/12/2023 03:42

Daniel and Thomas, Kevin, Jacob, Nathan. Peter. Andrew. Matthew. Philip. Robert. Christopher. Alexander. Joseph. Elliott. Connorg

Daniel and Sarah, Abigail. Zoe. Rebecca. Victoria. Elizabeth. Rachel. Charlotte. Bethany Chloe.

coffeetoffeechocolate · 18/12/2023 07:26

Thanks everyone, some great names here! I think it's given me confidence to go with Lucy for a girl (I was worried it was maybe a bit childlike and not suitable for a grown woman)

Unfortunately my family is full of baby boys so some of these names that I love we can't use. Absolutely love Luke and Thomas but unfortunately both used. Matthew could be a goer though as no one has used it yet and it's a beautiful name.

Also love Emma, Abby and Sophie (although thought it was more common than Sofía / Sophia). Thanks so much for all the suggestions!

OP posts:
Doublebiscuit77 · 18/12/2023 09:48

Lucy and Sophie are both great girl options (Sophie is much less common than Sophia; i like both).

For a boy, Matthew is nice. Other suggestions-
Timothy
George
Anthony
Joseph
Jamie (i know it's a nickname but i just like it so much better than James I'd personally use it instead)
Henry
Adam
Sebastian
Robin
Patrick
Eric

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