I'm hoping you can help my sister. She is due with her second baby, a girl, in early April. When she was pregnant with her first, she and her husband could not come to an agreement on a name. In fact, my poor little neice was nameless for 3 days before they decided on Clara Grace. I'm hoping they'll avoid that this time. Names she loves are Eliza, Emma, Gloria (an old family name), Audrey, and the most recent favorite is Macy Jane. Unfortunately, her husband is extremely picky and has vetoed all of these except Emma, which she doesn't want to use because of its popularity. I'm hoping you could suggest some names along the same lines that we maybe haven't thought of yet. Their last name is Oliver, which rules out anything ending in -er and another of her favorites - Ellie - because there are too many "l" sounds.
Oh, Clara is such a pretty name! I love it! Let's see if we can find a pretty name for Clara's sister.
I like Anna. It's similar to Emma, and it's great with Clara. I like Gloria as the middle name: Anna Gloria Oliver. Clara and Anna.
Or Lucy. Lucy Gloria Oliver. Clara and Lucy.
Elsa is similar to Ellie, but I think the L sound is less of a problem. Elsa Gloria Oliver. Clara and Elsa.
Sadie. Sadie Gloria Oliver. Clara and Sadie.
(I'm so presumptuous, aren't I, putting that Gloria as the middle name for every single one. I love it, and I love old family names.)
Ruby. Ruby Gloria Oliver. Clara and Ruby.
Louisa. Louisa Gloria Oliver. Clara and Louisa.
Let's have a poll over to the right! [Poll closed; see results below.] And when voting, keep in mind that "Gloria" isn't set as a middle name, even though Swistle keeps pushing for it.
Poll results (296 votes total):
Anna: 48 votes, roughly 16%
Lucy: 88 votes, roughly 30%
Elsa: 21 votes, roughly 7%
Sadie: 63 votes, roughly 21%
Ruby: 46 votes, roughly 16%
Louisa: 30 votes, roughly 10%
Name update! Britt writes:
Even with all your help reaching an agreement on a name was difficult for my sister and brother-in-law. My new niece was nameless for 2 days before my she and my sister were discharged from the hospital. Eventually they went with Macy Jane, and it fits her perfectly - she's a little redhead and it's a spunky and sweet name. We are calling her by both names, which I think is very southern. Thanks for all your help!