I am back for more of your fabulous baby naming advice! I wrote you when we were expecting our son and now we expecting our third baby in about 7 weeks. We have a daughter (Maggie Suzanne) and a son (Oscar Alexander) so this will make our second little girl. My husband and I both thought it would be so easy to name this little one because she is a girl, but for some reason it has been just as hard as naming Oscar. Part of the issue is that I feel such a pressure because this is probably our last baby so I want to "get it right" and the other part is that Maggie is such a feminine yet cute name it is (in my mind) hard to match.
So, a couple of things about us: My husband is Hispanic and I am Caucasian so we need a name that would work well for a blended family. The other thing is that we love older classic names, but I really want it to be unique. My name is Joy so I grew up with a name that no one else had and I loved that! I also have a rule that I want to name my kids what I will call them instead of naming them something and using a nickname all of the time. Last, I am not as much worried about the names being matchy matchy like I was when I had my son, but rather I want her to have a beautiful and unique name that fits with the others names (if that makes sense).
Here are some names we like:
Charlie (I love, but have a hard time naming a girl a name that is typically for a boy).
Kamie (lifelong favorite but my husband hates it)
Macie (it sounds a lot like Maggie though)
Olivia (I love this only if we call her Olivia Jane as if that were her first name, but I am unsure of how I feel about two name first names and my husband only wants to call her Olivia. I think this name is too long and doesn't fit great with the other kids. Plus, it is very popular)
Middle names we have considered:
Olivia (matched with Pennie)
So there you have it! I am looking forward to reading what you come up with for us!!
Thanks in advance for your help!!
I suggest Sadie. It's similar in style to Maggie, without being at all matchy. Sadie Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Sadie.
Or Annie. Annie Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Annie.
Or Libby. Libby Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Libby.
Or Livvy, which is similar to Olivia. Livvy Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Livvy.
Or Polly, which is similar to Molly without sharing so many sounds with Maggie. Polly Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Polly.
Or Lacey, which is similar to Macie but without sharing so many sounds with Maggie. Lacey Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Lacey.
Or Betsy, which is making a subtle comeback just as all the Betsys finally got everyone to call them Elizabeth or Liz. Betsy Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Betsy.
Or Ginny. Ginny Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Ginny.
I think Pennie from your list also works well, but I would suggest spelling it Penny to avoid the continual hassle of spelling issues. (And because I know, I KNOW this is silly, but my mind saw it as "Peenie" at first, and I know that's probably not something to even consider but STILL. I'd go with Penny.)
I agree that Charlie is too boyish a name for a girl in this sibling group, but I wonder if you'd like Arlie, Karli, or Marli?
I was about to recommend Emmie, and then realized that an Oscar and an Emmy together is probably not a good idea!
Evie would work better. Evie Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Evie.
Lily would be pretty. Lily Perez; Maggie, Oscar, and Lily.
If you love Kamie, I wonder if you'd like Cassie or Cammie or Callie.
Name update! Joy writes:
I was going about my business today and it hit me that I never updated you! I am SO sorry!! Life with 3 under 4 years old has been crazy to say the least. So, although very late I wanted to update you anyway. I was all set to name her Penny Jane, but when she was born I looked at her and just knew that was not the perfect match. We welcomed Olivia Jane into the world on June 22. She was 3 weeks early and weighed a whopping 9lbs 4oz! She is absolutely beautiful both inside and out!!! Thank you for your wonderful blog and help with choosing a name. We loved all of your (and your helpers) ideas!