WOW, I have been waiting to write to you for ages! The time has finally come! (I think I delayed picking a name just so I'd get to write! Ha!)
My husband and I are due with our sixth (!!) and definitely final child on February 12th (though all of my babies have been late).
The Greene family is Elias (Eli) Fletcher (11), Eliot Jude (10), Alek Neal (8), Owen Heath (6), Ira Steffen (3).
Our naming style is quite a cornucopia, I know, so I'm not quite sure how to classify the parameters for this name. I know we like shorter names, but preferably not one syllable, because I imagine that to sound quite choppy with Greene. Also, I've realized that all of our sons' names begin with a vowel! Unintentional, but a tradition I think I'd like to continue onto the final child. It is not necessary, but it would be nice to have a sort of pattern, I think.
Oh! This is a baby girl, I've forgotten to say! (Poor girl, with five older brothers!) Our first, so this is very exciting for me!
My husband, on the other hand, was always very excited to contribute boys name, is not so keen on girls names. He tends to throw out "Madison" or "Emily" and becomes uninterested when I resist those sort of very popular names.
I like very classic names, Elouise, Augusta, Mathilda, Clementine, Eleanor, Philippa, etcetera, but my husband has scoffed at them all, so I'm not sure where to go from here.
The middle name must be a variation of Rose— what variation we haven't set yet, so suggestions on that would also be great.
Thanks so much!
Some vowel possibilities:
I had Eliza and Elizabeth on the list, but with two boys already starting in Eli-, it seemed like it might be too much. And I had Ellen on there, but: two boys already starting in El- and having five letters. And Elsa---but Elias has all four of those letters, in almost the same order. It started to seem like maybe E names (and especially El- names) were a bad idea. But Emeline works, I think, because it's three syllables instead of two, and it doesn't start with El-, and also because it's similar to your husband's suggestion of Emily, but without being common at all. Emlyn and Emerin work too, I think.
One of my favorites from the list is Annabel. I think it goes well with the line-up: Elias, Eliot, Alek, Owen, Ira, and Annabel. I love it with your surname: Annabel Greene.
Some Rose-related possibilities:
Using Rose alone emphasizes that it and your surname are both colors---but if you're honoring a family member named Rose, I'd go straight for Rose rather than using a variation.