Name HELP!!

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Name HELP!!

We are so in need of naming help! We just can't come up with anything we both like and agree on! So I'm opening myself up to suggestions. Here is my criteria:

*Clearly a girls name--(so when someone reads it on paper, they don't wonder if it is a boy or a girl)

*Not super trendy so she'll be Name Last Initial in all of her classes

Our other kids names are: Joseph, Kaitlyn, Weston, and Oakley (I realize Joseph and Kaitlyn are both more popular names--one was a family name and one was chosen when I was 14 as my first dd's name but surprisingly, neither has had to use a last initial in any school class so far). So something that maybe goes with those names???

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I cheated and used Nymbler to generate some girl names for you based on your other kids' names (maybe you have already done this). This is what it gave me for girl names:
Ashlyn
Leah
Haley (or Hailey)
Sarah
Elizabeth
Grace
Charlotte
Lucy
Amelia
Kassidy (or spelled with a C if you don't want another K name)

I didn't look up the popularity ranking for each name though I didn't include the suggested Olivia and Ava since I'm pretty sure those are both in the top 10. Some of the others listed may be high up as well.

Have you tried looking in some of your favorite books (pleasure reading not baby name books Lol for inspiration? Was there a female character that you really admired?

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Hmm...names from my family:
Grace
Edith
Valerie
Angela
Tina
Kira
Cassidy
Camielle
Danica
Kimberly
Karen
Rhonda
Leah
Chelsea
Jara
Joni
Markie
Megan
Matty May
Moranda
and of course Margaret Wink

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Hmmmm. I will just list girls in my family.

Isla
Abigail
Brooke
Jaycee
Karsyn
Elsa
Emily
Amelia
Kennedy
Natalie
Natasha
Alivia
Elisabeth
Elise
Dahlia

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I like the same kind of thing, I definitely love the classics.
On my girl list was:
Eleanor
Charlotte
Diane
Louise
Clara
Jane
Jeanette
Jacqueline
Anne

All (except Eleanor, which is creeping up the list) are uncommon now (I did my research! lol), but still lovely girl's names.

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Our little ones would have been Evelyn had any of them been girls, my mil (also had 3 boys) liked Courtney. I also like
Gwendolyn
Evelyn (obviously)
Cindy (either Lucinda or Cynthia)
Christine (lots of nicknames - for kiddo to pick from as she grows up)
Sarah

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this may seem odd but its a name we can't use....
Dh's boss lol..... if Dh wouldn't have vetoed it i would use it It just sounds good and girly

Pearl

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"smsturner" wrote:

I like the same kind of thing, I definitely love the classics.
On my girl list was:
Eleanor
Charlotte
Diane
Louise
Clara
Jane
Jeanette
Jacqueline
Anne

All (except Eleanor, which is creeping up the list) are uncommon now (I did my research! lol), but still lovely girl's names.

Charlotte is really popular here, in the top 10.

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Not sure if any of the names I like will help, as the girl names I like seem to be more neutral then girly....
if we weren't having boy #3 - this would be our list:

Piper
Carson - definately not obviously girly - but I love it for a girl
Camille

Someone above mentioned Cassidy - I think that is a pretty name and goes well with your others!

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Thanks for all the suggestions!! We are still stumped, but have added a few more of these to "the list" I really should write down a physical list so we can see what they look like. Because then we need a middle name!! Ack!

And Charlotte has creeped into the top 20 recently in the US too! It is actually my top girls name, but dh isn't too fond of it. He thinks it is too trendy--but I put it on my list before looking at any "trend" chart or rankings or anything. And just thinking of who I know--kids from church or the kids school classes, or friends babies, there hasn't been one Charlotte. So I figured it was much lower in popularity that it looks like it is becoming.