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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Baby Girl, Sister to Griffin Michael

Erinn writes:
We are expecting our second child in January (the 25th). My name is Erinn, my husband is Mike and our son is 3 and his name is Griffin Michael. Our last name sounds like "March" but starts with a "b". This time around we are having a girl and for some reason we are really having trouble coming up with a name.
I would like a name that is similar to Griffin...somewhat unusual but not bonkers, easy to pronounce and no creative spelling. I have suggested Hadley and Berit, which my husband has rejected, and he has suggested Samantha, which I don't mind but I don't love. We both think Hailey is OK but not great. I don't want an extremely popular name (which sort of eliminates Hailey and Samantha), but I don't want an invented name either. As for middle names, I was thinking of using Dayle, which is my middle name. That is not a requirement however, it would just depend on how it goes with the first name!
I realize this is a problem of too many possibilities, but I just feel like our baby's name is out there somewhere, we just haven't considered it yet. We need help!! My son has suggested Billy Chomper and that just doesn't seem like a viable option.

Well, are you SURE? If we spelled it Billie Chomperr it would look more feminine. Here are some other suggestions:

Amabel
Bethan
Bridget
Bronwyn
Carys
Catriona
Elodie
Harper
Fiona
Imogen
Isla
Juniper
Karenna
Larkin
Laurel
Madigan
Merrin
Mirren
Olive
Penelope
Teagan
Tinsley
Waverly


Name update 01-10-2010! Erinn writes:
Well, I'm excited to see all the excellent suggestions...but Griffin's little sister was born last Tuesday (three weeks early)! Once the pressure was on, we came up with Piper Dayle. Thanks so much for all your help!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would you like
Avery
Fable
Reilly
Haven
Aspen
Peyton
Brinley
Rowan
Kinley
Kenzie
Auden
Ellery
Brenna
Blythe
Sloan
Arden
Piper

Good luck!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

What about one of these?

Aurora
Bonnie
Bailey
Cleo
Clara
Evelyn
Francis
Georgia
Gemma
Hazel
June
Laurel
Mauri
Nina
Penelope
Rowan
Sadie
Sloane
Thea
Victoria


My favorites are Victoria, Penelope, and Sadie.

Jennifer said...

If you like Samantha, what about Savannah?

beyond said...

How about Morgan? Griffin and Morgan.
Here are some other unusual but not bonkers names that I like.
Blair
Cameron
Darcy
Logan
Phoebe
Quincy
Riley
Good luck!

Kayt said...

Hmmm. How about:

Imogen
Camille
Harper
Odessa
Rosalie
Brenna
Estelle
Naomi
Norah
Danica
Annika

Good luck!

StephLove said...

I have a friend who was considering Griffin Dane for a boy but she had a girl and named her Gwendolyn Elizabeth. I always thought they would sound good together: Griffin and Gwendolyn. In fact I like it so well I won't make any further suggestions.

Tracy H. said...

I agree there are so many possibilities for a great name for a sister for Griffin. I came up with so many, but tried to narrow it down:
Audrey
Arden
Bethany
Cassidy
Charlotte
Delaney
Lindsay
Shannon
Sydney
I like all of these with the middle name Dayle which think is a good choice. Good Luck!

Daycare Girl said...

Ooh, Gwendolyn! I like that one. From Swistle's list I like Larkin.

Carolyn said...

Brittan would be pretty.

I also like Sabrina as an alternate to Samantha, and Harper as an alternate to Hadley.

Here's another idea that may be too out there but could be just right. What about Maddley? (pronounced like "madly in love") I know of a little girl named Maddley Grace and it just struck me as the prettiest name.

Meg said...

Mallory immediately came to mind for me. Mallory and Griffin are cute subsets too.

Good luck!!

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Love Carys! Griffin and Carys. Also like Isla, Fiona and Bronwyn. The suggestion of Gwendolyn is fantastic too.

Anonymous said...

Malia! Of course that is my favorite name right now, so I'd suggest it to anyone. It's different, not weird. I think it goes well with Griffin.

Snoopyfan said...

I really like Molly with Griffin (but that is because I have a Molly and her little brother is Griffin!) :)