Right, here goes! I am not American, nor do I live in America, Buut I do read your site religiously both baby names and regular blog, and have done since before I had my son, whom your site helped name nearly 2 years ago.Sooo this feels like the obvious place to come when faced with the challenge of naming baby number 2! So I would be so grateful if you would consider helping me :)The baby's surname Will be Eason and she is a girl :) her big brother's name is Noah and he has two middle names which id love and would like her to have two middle names too.She is due end of Jan, but due to complications I had with my son could come earlier (eeep)Im having a hugely hard time to name her... it seems its a million times harder to name a second baby.... without falling in to a "naming trap!"..... Me and my partner have very different tastes so thats the main issue...Names I loveEdith (Edie)Harper (not very popular here ... yet!)Betsy (he hates this name but its my fave!)OttilieAs you can see I seem to go more toward what are known as "old lady names".Names he lovesAdaWe both don't mindOliveTalulahMiddle name Would most likely be Kate or kitty for family or Bobby also for family but obviously will depend on first name.So we are getting No where fast! I know we have a little while but with an older sibling I really want to have a for him to call her so when she is born she isn't stuck with "Baby sister "as her name for months and months (this has happened to some of our friends) Im trying to stay away from the top 10 names (Noah wasn't top 10 here when I picked it :P) But it isn't the end of the world if its the right name and its slightly more popular than i'd hoped ... Im really hoping that having another countries spin on this will help to, shine some light on some names we would have never thought of .... ? maybe! haAnyway thank you!!
The first names that come to mine are Hazel and Lila. Then Harriet.
When I saw Edith on your list, I first thought of Ruth, and then of Esther, then of Estelle, then of Dorothy/Dorothea and Martha and Lilith. Then I saw Talulah and thought of Tabitha, which made me think of Thora and Matilda.
Ada makes me think of Ava, and also of Ida and Ivy and Daisy and Jada and Dahlia and Deirdre. With Edith, it makes me think of Agatha.
Olive makes me think of Hazel and Lila as mentioned before, but also of Livia and Silvia and Willa.
Talulah makes me think of Lila and Tabitha as mentioned before, and also of Lucille and Lucy and Louisa and Eloise.
If he wouldn't mind YOU calling her Betsy as long as he didn't have to, it would be sweet to name her Elizabeth or Elsbeth or something similar (I see The Baby Name Wizard mentions Bettina) and have Betsy as a special nickname only you call her. Or you could use Elizabeth as one of her middle names, and then you can call her Betsy from that. Or of course you can just call her Betsy with nothing connecting it to her name---I can picture cooing "Aren't you my sweet little betsy-boo?" to a baby as an endearment rather than as a name.
Name update! Meg writes:
I can't believe the pregnancy has flown by so fast and now here I am with my one month old baby daughter!
We went back and forth over names, I added many of beautiful names suggested by your brilliant readers to my list, and we got to her being just over a week old before we finally settled on a name listening to how important it seems to have choice with a name we went for one with nicknames for choice.
Darwin Bobby Violet
We call her Winnie and dee dee, the bobby part became more important when she arrived on my brother Roberts birthday!
Violet as v names are a family tradition on my partners side.
Thank you so much for all your help :)
(I have attached a photo :))