03 November 2009

Update: Believe it or not, our little girl's name has been chosen! I had no idea this little exercise would actually work, but we have a name that we ADORE and it's in part thanks to your help!

Give us a bit as we honeymoon with the name before we post it for the world to see. We're enjoying calling our daughter by name and also enjoying those last bits of time before we actually pull the trigger and commit for a lifetime!

We are planning to share, don't worry. Probably even this afternoon.

Thanks SO much for your help!

Original Post:


Okay girls (and guys!), in a concerted effort to name this precious daughter of ours, we are now - for the next 24 hours - inviting all name suggestions from my dear blog readers!

It's not a contest or anything like that - just a good, old-fashioned brainstorming session!

A little guidance:
  • We would be especially delighted to find a name containing a "v" like her big brother and sister. This is NOT a must at all, just something we've considered.
  • We love old, porch-sitter-type names that have been around for a while - again, NOT a must.
  • We also want to avoid names that are too common/popular if possible.
  • We love names with good meanings. (Oliver William means "peaceful conqueror" and Evie Grace means "life of grace"). Just another consideration :)
If everyone that stops by today leaves at least 3 name suggestions before they go, that will give me a good number of names to consider. The more the better! All suggestions are welcome! So please, I'm begging you, bring on the names!!


jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

Well...I have a Margaret Lauren whom we call Maggie. I've always loved it.
My second favorite name was one I gave to my niece for my little great niece. It's Annabelle Elizabeth.
I also love Emmeline or Emmalyn, Olivia (although since you have an Oliver that might me odd), Ella, Charlotte, Sadie.
Those are a few that I adore. Hope you find one that YOU adore. :) Congratulations!

3girlsmom said...

I'll tell you my daughters' names - which, of course, or my fave names....
1st - Mary Emma - she goes by both. LOTS of Marys and Emmas in the family. Mary means bitter. Emma means Universal. I never knew that until right this second. Hmm.
2nd - Virginia Tait - she goes by Tait. Virginia is my mother and grandmother's name. Virginia means pure and Tait means Cheerful, which describes her to a T.
3rd - Camille Lea - she goes by Camille. Lea is my MIL's middle name. Camille means perfect. Lea means weary. She's my "stubborn" child - so the weary part cracks me up.

Have fun picking names! Girl names came easy to us. If we had a boy, he would probably still be nameless. We could NOT agree.

Tracy said...

Valorie (this was actually our girl choice with the MN of Claire)

Norah (one of my favorites!)

I have more, but I'll let others chime in. :)

Tracy said...

oh, and she doesn't post much anymore, but here's a good resource.


HeatherBC said...

So... the only "porch-sitter" girl name with a V that I could come up with was Violet or Viola.

I too love old names - my daughters are Sadie Ann (princess / graceful) and Lucy Mae (brilliant / bitter - not fan of the 2nd meaning but its after her great, great grandmother). Its amazing how their names describe them - Sadie is a princess (oh my is she ever!) and Lucy just lights up a room in a matter of minutes. I love all the old names like Jane, Beth, Dorothy, Emma, Olivia, etc...

This is a good resource for looking for older names
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ Just type in the year and how many top names you want to see and you get a good array of names.

Have fun picking!

Tricia said...

Hmmm...well, I am also trying to come up a name for our babe due in March. We are pretty sure it is a boy (were told at 12 week u/s but he would not open his legs to give us confirmation at the "big" u/s!!)

I thought of two names for you right away...Ava and Olivia. I think Olivia is probably too close to Oliver but I like it a lot! Not sure what either of them mean!

My other two babies are "K" names so we are in need of a boy K name for #3! Would take any suggestions from you all as well...we can't come up w/ anything we like!

So excited for you all! can't wait to hear what you pick out for her---will you be announcing it on your blog when you decide?

Susan said...

Ok, I have 4...no middle names though;

Caleigh (love this name)

Good Luck :)

Anonymous said...

My daughther's name is Darby Elizabeth. I LOVE the name Darby and it really fits her. An old family name.

Have fun naming your gal!

Anonymous said...

My daughther's name is Darby Elizabeth. I LOVE the name Darby and it really fits her. An old family name.

Have fun naming your gal!

Melanie said...

Haven Elizabeth (or Aven, if you wanted it to start with a vowel like the other 2!)

Snarky Mom said...

I love Savannah and Ava.

Maria Ray said...

I named my daughter Riley Margaret. A name that's both new and old.

Here's my three suggestions:


Good Luck!!!

Amy said...

My daughters are Mary Grace (goes by "Mary Grace") and Claire Elizabeth (just "Claire" unless she's in trouble), so don't use those. ;)

I like Victoria and Virginia if you're going for a V - I'd shorten them to Tori and Ginnie. Octavia? Haha.

I suck at names. We're trying to get pregnant (shh!) and I'm already stressing.

Little Dude's Mama said...

'V' names:
Aven (yes, love this one too!)
Vivian, or Vivi

Non 'V' Names:
Lolly (low-lee)

Can you tell I LOVE baby names!?
Congrats to you!

Becky said...

Well, I don't have "V" names, but my daughter is Alayna Mae. Alayna means "little rock, harmony and peace". Alayna was used to combine her paternal Gmas name (Alice) and my and my Mom's middle name (Elaine) and Mae was my Granny's middle name and she was born 2 days before my Granny's bday! If I ever have another girl, her name will be Amanda/Ava Christine. Daddy's name is Adam and Amanda was as close as I could get to his name, I just love the name Ava! We kinda have this whole starts with an "A" ends with an "A" thing going on! Even my neice who is 4 mos younger than our daughter is named Alyssa!!!:) OK, I'm done...for now...:)

rachel e. said...

I would suggest Rachel, since it's such a great name ;-), but you already have one of those. Some of my favorites....

- Elle (which I can't do bc our last name is Elsea.)
- Ainsley
- Madeline (wouldn't Bea love that on!)
- Eleanor

Middle name of choice: Rose

Becky said...

Oh, I was wrong! I always wanted to use Madeline, Adeline or Emmaline!!! We could not agree on older, less common names....:(

The Morrisons said...

Funny to see my name (Virginia) on the list twice-good meaning for a little girl. I don't, however, love going by a nickname and vowed I would never do it to my child! I love the name Jane for a middle name. Someone said Norah, and I think that is beautiful. I know you will find the perfect name. Keep thinking, and I will let you know if I think of something. Still loving Ruby, although it has a much different connotation to me than some of the others. Another name with a 'V' is Sylvia-I don't think I saw that yet, and what a pretty name! Talk to you soon, friend!

Christine said...

I'm not going to give any suggestions--just say that I like others' suggestions of Haven and Ava, if the "v" is a must.

Have fun sorting through them all!

kherbrechtsmeyer_1 said...

What about Victoria? I like Victoria Hope and Victoria Faith. I looked up the meaning of Victoria & it said "Early Christians adopted the name, probably due to Saint Paul's praise of "God, which giveth us the victory". Kinda cool!

Melanie said...

Just had to include my current fav girls' name, even though it doesn't have a V...Amelie! (Pronounced like Emily, but with an AH at the beginning) Kind of reminds me of Evie's name...And I love Frances, Clara, Ruby (our glory baby is Ruby Anne), Cora, Julia as other "porch-sitter" names, maybe middle name possibilities??

Leigh said...

My husband and I are adopting a sibling group so we just had to brainstorm a slew of names, we need 2 boys names and 2 girls names since we don't know what we will get. That's a lot of names. And we love old names

Here are some of the girl ones we love:

Hadley Elizabeth
Halle Evelyn
Ava Hope
Arden Sophia
Lawson Eliza
Lila Kate
Frances Glory

Taylor said...

I LOVE the name Hanlee and for the "v" you could do Hanlee Olivia! I don't know what either name means, I just think they are beautiful!

I also love Paisley, Ruby, Meredith and McKinley!!

Good luck with picking a name...I know it's definitely stressful!

Chelsa said...

I think Norah fits your family so well, for some reason I just "see" you guys w/ a Norah!

My suggestion w/ a V though is Averie (love Wren as a MN).

KAL071203 said...

Olivia/Livi Faith or Avery Faith. is Olivia too close to oliver? I think Liv/Livi are such cute spunky names. blessings to you and your little girl whatever you name her.

Anonymous said...

I am going to suggest, Liv which has not been in the top 1000 names in the U.S. in the past 9 years, it's derived from words that mean protection and life. I'm also going to suggest Ivy, the highest it has been on the SSA list in the past 9 years is number 298, and I also like Britta, which doesn't contain a V but has not been in the top 1000 names in the past 9 years either.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I love talking baby names! Here are a few with "V" and nice meanings.

Gavi- meaning: God is my strength
Evanna- meaning: God is gracious
Vera- meaning: Faith; Truth
Bevin- meaning: Sweet, melodious lady
Everleigh- meaning: Meadow
Vivienne- meaning: Life

Without V or good meanings, but people who liked Oliver liked:

Juliet- meaning: Youthful
Cora- meaning: Maiden
Aurelia- meaning: Gold
Violet- meaning: Purple
Stella- meaning: Star

Without V or good meanings, but people who liked Evie liked:

Charlotte- meaning: Little, womanly
Eden- meaning: Place of delight

Good luck finding the perfect name!!!

Beth Norman said...

I love Avalyn...I think it fits perfectly with your other two children's names! And it is beautiful. Its meaning is "desired", which I think with all that you have been through is perfect as well!

Jennifer said...

I also love the name Victoria, which has been suggested, and Viola was my great gramma's name.

Vivian means "living, lovely" in Latin...

I like the name Veronica also!

monstersaurus19 said...

My Grandmother's name is Veatrice. Thought I'd mention it since no one else has yet. Actually, it is her middle name. Her full name is Cora Veatrice. I think it is beautiful.

A few more suggestions:
Violet (this may be a duplicate)
Evelyn (too close to Evie??)

We too love a traditional name (our son is Derek), and wish you the best of luck in finding just the right one.

Jennifer said...

Our newest daughter is Ruth Leah. I also love Esther, but haven't been able to sell my hubby on it..maybe for the next one! Our other daughter is Grace Elizabeth. We love the less common biblical names, though it wasnt until after Grace was born that we realized just how popular it was becoming! :) Some "v" names: Genevieve, Sylvie, Sylvia, Avril.

Sarah O said...

I love the name Evangeline. Also Ava. Or Eve. Or Eden. I know some people who have named their daughters Canaan and Galilee.

Brittanie said...

One of my favorite names ever is Ginevra, it's a varient of Guinevere, meaning fair one. Of course, that's also what Ginny in the Harry Potter books real name is. (I can't believe I know that) Or, a similar name, Genevieve (means "white wave")

I also like Reine (pronounced like wren) which is the French word for queen.

Naming the baby is the hardest part for me! Good luck!

Abby said...

I haven't stopped by & read lately, so imagine my surprise when I got here to see your wonderful news. Congratulations!!

Your due date is MY birthday. It's the Ides of March, just in case you didn't know. =) I think a name that would go along with that theme would be super cool!

Also, my daughter's name is Azlynn. It's a variation of Aslan/Azlan. It means "lion" and is also a boy's name. But I like it! Her middle name is Claire (clear, bright, famous). I think her name is such a beautiful name so I wanted to share it with you.

Naming a baby is a beautiful, frustrating time. I hope all the best for you and your family, and your recent little blessing. I can't wait to hear your decision!!!

Meg B....that's me! said...

Aviah Christine
Avelynn Jade
Avery Elizabeth
Reeve Elizabeth
Nieves Nicole

My McDonald Meal said...

Hi Raechel
Congrats on the girlie news! How exciting.
I'm like you in wanting unique and old sounding.
My girls are:
Dory Zeller (or we call her Dory Z)
Dory can be short for Dorothy but not for us. Her name means "Gift from God".

Neala Rose
My husband's grandfather was Neal so we added an a. And Rose is his other grandmother's name. Unique and porch-sitter sounding. I can invision little Neala Rose sitting with her great grand kids somewhere on a horse farm rocking away!

Good luck finding the best one for your "gift"!

Stephanie said...

I love Ava and Avery.
My daughter is Abby which means "Father's Joy". We chose it for it's meaning. Abigail/Abby is an "old" name!
I think it would be neat to use Hope or Faith for a middle name. It kinda goes with Evie's Grace.

mandiegirl said...

I love the name Molly. Also, my grandmother's middle name was Evelyn, which I also love, but since you already have an Evie, it's probably too similar. ;)

Wendy said...

I love the name Violet. I think it is beautiful.

My friend named their daughter Neveah.

Plus I like Audrey, Audra

The Stairs Family said...

Olivia Hope is my vote :) Olivia and Oliver just sound too cute together :)

Some other cute names:

Susan said...

Didn't read your other comments, so these are not unlikely to be repeats:

1. Vera. Older name, though hardly "porch-sitter," contains a V (and a capital one, at that!) and means "Truth." Not too common. This was a runner-up for both of our girls (incidentally, so was Evie/Evelyn!).

2. Silvie. It could be short for Sylvia/Silvia, but it could also stand alone, I think. Another of our runners-up, though mostly only for Lucie. It's a bit less meaningful, perhaps--if I recall correctly, it means something like "out of the forest."

3. I think Violet is cute, and probably sort of similar to your other two's names with regard to popularity--not "popular," but not at all obscure, either.

4. Ava's too popular and is, in my opinion, too much like Evie--but it might just be me. To me, Eva, Eve, Ava, Evelyn, Evie...are all variations on the same name.

5. Ivy has a v. But that's about all it has.

6. Virgina has a V and is a porch-sitter name if I've ever heard one. I think it means, "The state just north of North Carolina."

7. Tova(h) is a Hebrew name that means "good." I'm not sure it fits, aesthetically, though.

8. Octavia might be a bit to similar to Oliver, but I think Tavia or Tava are both cute variations. Porch-sitter it is not, and it means something like "8th."

Cecilia said...

I had a college friend named Devin, if you are going for 'V'. It can be a bit gender neutral but fit her really well!
I also like Hadley, Delaney, Amelia and Josephine (Josie) but I have no idea what they mean. Good luck!

kassiaann said...

I don't know if these have been said yet but my favorites are
Ava (meaning desired)
Haven (safe place)
Vala (its very different and means chosen)

Ava Hope is really cute!

Christy Morris said...

Our girl name was Adelene (after my husband's grandmother). It's german for "noble one". We were planning on calling her Adah (as in David Copperfield) to distinguish her from her great-grandmother. Alas, we had a boy. : )

Others that I love:
Selah- pause and reflect (wow, right?)
Avi- Hebrew for "God is my Father"

Jenn!fer said...

I was going to use the names Evelyn or Viviann if one or both of my twins were girls.
I absolutely love those names, but don't think that I could personally use them for another child.

SarahBfromMN said...

I LOVE names! This is right up my alley. I have a favorite from the posts above but I won't say it. :)
Hannah: "favour" or "grace"
Ruth: "friend"
Helene or Helena
Ok, I'll stop. You are so cute - you make me want to be pregnant!

Kendahl said...

Oh man, I LOVE baby names! :)

V names: (I've seen a couple on here already)
Ava Grace
Norah Vae
Alivia Mae (like Olivia, but since you have an Oliver, this is with an A)
Avery Jane (love this one, but it's a little "popular")
Ivy Leigh

Non-V names: (my faves!)

You could add in a V middle name...?

Just a few for now...I'm sure I'll think of more later :)

Bekah F. said...

I like Ava and Vivienne (Call her Vivi). I also really like Evelyn, but I'm not sure if you're wanting something so close to Evie.

I also love Ruth for a middle name (because of the Biblical reference-- love her!). I can never use it though because it's my Grandpa's ex-wife's name and let's just say that ended badly.

Can't wait to hear what name you decide on! I'm sure it'll be amazing whatever you decide!

Sunday said...

I have always loved the girl's name Olivia. But, if I had ever had a girl I wanted to name her Willow after the bible passage in Isaiah that talks about the fruitful waters that flow through the willow fields, or something like that. I thought it was beautiful.

Anonymous said...

My two favorite names are Annabelle grace and Emmaleigh rose. But since you asked for a name with a V, I think Evalynn fits all the criteria... although it's very close to Evie. Valerie is a pretty name. I've always liked Ava too.

Good luck picking a name!

Lianna Knight said...

Ava...not sure for a middle name, but this one has the "v" you were wanting to keep in all your children's names?!?!?

Patti J said...

I like Vivian Ruth.

Or Hannah Evelyn (not sure if it is too close to Evie).

Joceline said...

I'll suggest to you the name that I love and will probably never, ever convince my husband to actually use, which is Hazel. I want somebody to use it, because I love it so!

My daughter is Eleanor, and our runner-up name was Margot. I still love Margot, even though it didn't make the cut!

Liz Elvir said...

it doesn't have a V in it but what about Elizabeth. Happens to be my name.... not has common and definitely old and beautiful!

As a Mom of 3 school aged kids (Maximillian David - 10, Grace Elizabeth - 7 and Sterling Jack - 3) I can tell you right now there are a LOT of Avas and Eva. I also have a stationery business and have done lots of announcement and stationery for those names in the past year....way common...

Vivian - i love the nickname Vivi
Olivia - Libby is a great nickname

Good Luck and congrats!

Anonymous said...

Ok ...congratulations,so happy for you.

Francis (Frankie)

Let us know what you pick.Praying for you and your baby girl. Picking up a name is so fun and such a honor ....
God Bless!
Becki Skol

Jolene said...

I have never posted before but I couldn't resist this opportunity to share one of the most preciouse names I've heard...

It is Heaven spelled backwards and is pronounced Nah.vay.ah (or however you'd like to pronounce it).

I also would suggest Audrey or Victoria.

Martha said...

Corrie Evelyn - pronounced like Christmas EVE.

Mary Elizabeth

Martha Anne (my name :-) )

Anonymous said...

The girl names I like are:
Savannah Leigh (plateau/meadow, I know it's ironic!)
Rachel Ruth (little lamb/friend, Ruth is my grandma's name)
Zoe Ruth (life/friend)
Norah (honor, I don't have a middle name for this one yet)

Anonymous said...

This is my first time commenting.
Congratulations on your baby girl!

Here are some suggestions as far as the names are concerned:

Vivian Sophia (Vivian means 'alive' and Sophia means 'wisdom')

Maeve Annabel ( Maeve means 'intoxicating' and Annabel, 'grace and beauty')

Naava Blythe (Naava means 'beautiful' and Blythe, happiness)

Good luck with the 'name-choosing' process :)

Echo said...


My daughters name is Alomae James

Jolene said...

Okay, I have a couple of others that I can't resist sharing...


(Yes, both are girl names and so unique).

Sarah said...

'v' names- Avery, Ava, Victoria, Olivia (although that is similar to oliver!)
names I just like:
Lucy ( This is my #1 favorite baby name but my husband wasn't a fan so we went with Chloe Elisabeth for our daughter)

My cousin named her daughters Pearl and Tabitha, those are definitely older names.

William, Megan and Avery said...

My little girl is Avery, and I love it!
A friend named her daughter Oella, after a great-great grandmother, and I've really grown to like it!
Let's see... My third suggestion is Eileen or Aileen (which is how I spell it). It's my middle name and I think it's sweet and grownup all at the same time!

Justine said...

I love baby girl names! I think girls names that have A's in them are super feminie and gorgeous. One of my favorite names right now is Amelia. I think it's so timeless and beautiful. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it's starting to get more popular.

Other names that I just looked up that have A's and V's in them are:

Alivia (which sounds like Olivia which is another one of my fav girls names) I think Alivia would sound really good with both Oliver and Evie.

I also LOVE the name Avery. Although, I think this one is starting to get popular, too.

Good luck picking a name!! I can't wait to hear what you guys decide on!!

Anonymous said...

How about Vada.. from the movie My Girl.

Good luck,

Amy said...

Names with "v" can be tricky.

My suggestions:
Clark --I know usually a boy name but put with the right middle name would be great for a girl.

Ava Clark perhaps

Then all would start wit vowels.
Good luck and have fun name hunting.

angie128 said...


Mzchef said...

I like Avery, spelling suggestion Averie.

Anja or Anya

Avani (Av-nee) it is an Indian name

Gabe and Ashley said...

My daughters name is Avery Elizabeth. But I also love the name Avalon. I saw that others had suggested Emmalene and Avalon, I thought of both of those names too! Can't wait to find out what you decide to name your precious daughter!

caylen{and}david said...

Well, like some others, I totally was gung-ho about suggesting "Olivia" and then laughed at myself when I realized the similarity! And then my next "v" name was Avery... but you have that suggestion too :)

Good luck!! Whatever you pick will be beautiful!

Jessica said...

I personally love the names:
Abigail Elizabeth, Avery, Margaret Grace and Olivia.

I am sure that no matter what name you choose, it will be beautiful.

Emily said...

No "V" but I have to suggest...


It's our daughter's name (Ellie for short), and I love it.

Jaisa said...

My picks are:

Livy Aleise (Elise but I prefer it spelled the way my momma did) *Livy is traditionally a boys name... but I love it for a little girl seems porch-ish and Aleise (Elise) means God is my vow!

Lilah Aleise (will be my daughters name some day)*hopefully*

I also love

Ava May... simple and beautiful!!

Good Luck

Jaisa said...

I just have to add I LOVE

Oliva spelled - Alivia!! *ya for whoever suggested that*

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I'm an old name lover too. There are lots of us,huh?

My daughter is Sophia Elizabeth.

I also love:

Anonymous said...

I don't really have any name suggestions I guesss. Just make sure you say the entire name together to see how it sounds or if anyone can twist it around. My oldest sister was named after my grandmother whose name was Ida Mae. Our last name was Taylor. Therefore, during her school days she bacame Idaho Tater. needless to say, she HATED it!

Shannon said...

Vivian...I think it is sweet, and Viv or Vivie as a nickname is just too adorable:) Good luck choosing!!

Krystal said...

Girl I love names!!! This will be fun!!! And I am just listing, probably not by your rules though!

Olivia (may be too close to Oliver)
Can't wait to see what you have decided on!!!

Anonymous said...

My friends and I have been discussing our fave baby names lately (we all have baby fever!). Here are a few of our favorites...

Annie (my absolute fave!)

Congrats to you and your sweet family!


Anonymous said...

Genevieve, Vivian, Veronica


Coach's Wife said...

Mavi or Livi...Which Olivia could be her "legal" name but I agree it could get confusing with Oliver. But you could call her Livi for short and it would start with a vowel like her big brother and big sister :) Plus have a "V" in it! I am just so happy for you all! Can't wait to see pictures of your belly as it grows and of course more pictures of Mr. O just being himself!

Erin said...

We are too trying to think of names right now. I don't like common either. Some names that I thought of that have a V would be : Savannah, Vivian, Evalyn, Mazie and Violet. I also along with many others love the name Olivia.

The names I am looking at are Blake, Brynn, Tenly, Aubry and not sure what other girl names!

Good luck can't wait to hear what you come up with.

Karla Simpson said...

My husband and I aren't blessed to have children yet, but we LOVE the name Aniston. I know it doesn't have a "v" and it's not exactly an old name, but it is very unique. Good luck picking your precious baby's name!

Liz said...

Hannah / Hanna

Summer / Somer



Rebecca said...


Ellie said...

Avery (LOVE this one!)
Eleanor :) (pretty old)
Like everyone else i LOVE Olivia, but you do have Oliver :)

Ellie said...

Avery (LOVE this one!)
Eleanor :) (pretty old)
Like everyone else i LOVE Olivia, but you do have Oliver :)

Manda said...

Three names I love
Jessa- "God Beholds" (if I'm having a girl this will hopefully be here name)
Avery Lane (my newest second cousin, and I love love love her name)

Anonymous said...






"E" said...


I don't usually comment--but I just HAD to when I saw your request. My two favorite girl names actually have V's in them!!!

Ivy (which was my grandmother's name. She was a strong, hard-working, God-loving, inspirational woman---who took on the task of raising my mother and 2 aunts when my grandfather was sent to war.) I am definitely planning on naming my daugther after her someday---but since you and i aren't bffs (haha..i know you don't even know who I am as I'm just a blog stalker)..I think I can share the name choice with you!! :)

The meaning behind the name Ivy is: tenacious, dainty, and irresistible!

My other favorite girl name is Avery--but I don't know what that name "means."

Good luck to you as you continue on in this pregnancy! I love following your story and I was soooo excited when I heard you were expecting!!!


Marisa said...

I love the names Savannah and Sandrine for a girl.

Anrazel said...

I love the name Denver with Denny for short. If we have a little girl next I think that's what we will go with.
Ivy is a friend's little girl.
Violet is another favorite of mine.
Have fun! Choosing the name was one of my very favorite parts of having my son!

Mr. Nordmann said...

Just so you know, I am writing down these names for personal use. We are due in June and I am convinced that we are having a girl. We have a few girls names selected, but are still looking.
Here is one to ponder:
Rose Evie Myers

Anonymous said...

Our daughter goes by "Evie" but her full name is Eibhlin--pronouced 'Eve-Lynn', the 'bh' makes the V sound. It's the Irish for Evelyn. It's not too popular in Ireland these days, it's one of the older names. It means wished-for or longed-for child.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your impending arrival!!

May I suggest the following:


ThroughAMothersEye said...

I did not have time to read through all the comments, but honestly the name that sticks out to me is Olivia. What goes better with Oliver than Olivia? I love it!

I also happen to like Skylar right now. Not sure why, just do.

Enjoy this process! This is such a fun, fun time!!

Lizzie said...

umm lets see...
My favorite girls name in the world is
Ivy. And its a symbol of beauty and perseverance.
I really like Ivy Dahlia
(Dahlia means gentleness)
Vivienne is beautiful - it means lively or full of life
Violet or Violette is another favorite... I like Violet Bijou (Bijou is swahili for precious jem)
Vera is also one of my favorites! I guess i really like v names too
Vera means truth, but i like it pronounce ver as in pear, and not like vera wang.
theres: Vienna, Virginia, Geneva, Silvia, Avery, Ava, Verity, Verona, Eveline,
cant think of any more...
Im so excited for her name! Good luck!
love you!

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

I love your style :) Very similar to our likes/dislikes. Our daughters names are Ava Elizabeth & Charlotte Ann. Ava is quite popular now, but we didn't know that 5 years ago when she was born ;) Other names we considered for our second daughter were Clara, Cora, Violet, Olivia, Scarlet, Mae, Maisie, Caroline...that's all I can remember. GOOD LUCK!!

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

OHH..I remembered the other two...
Ruby & Lucy :)

Jessabell said...

I love Flora. From Roman mythology, goddess of flowers. Df hates it :(

on another nature related tangent, I also love Bryony. It has the same warm sound as Oliver and Evie, I think.

Evelyn is beautiful, but perhaps too close to Evie.

Ava, classic and beautiful.

Michelle said...

In the interest of time today I didn't read the 100 other comments so please forgive me if there are any duplicates but here are my suggestions:

Avery (1st name) Claire (middle)
Avery is a french name meaning wise. Claire is latin name meaning bright and clear. Avery is a somewhat popular name now so that is it's main drawback. I also don't like really popular names.

Ava is a beautiful name but it is the #9 most popular name this year.

Olivia is also beautiful but close to Oliver so that probably rules that one out for you.

Avalon has a "V" and is unique. This is one of me and hubby's current favorites.

Mercy is also a great girls name. Not too popular and has great meaning.

Charity is also a name I like because of the meaning.

I could go on and on but there is a start!

Cody Jean said...

Abigail (my father is joy)

Maeve (Irish-no great meaning, but I've always loved this name)

Eleanora (again no great meaning, but it is old-fashioned and we were going to use this if Egan had been a girl)

Frapper said...

I like Isabella or Sabella; it means God's promise or My God is a vow. Congratulations on your new little one on the way!

The Van Ordens said...

Congrats on the baby girl! How very exciting. What about Violet, Vivian, or Evelyn.

~~~~~ The House of Big Cheese~~~~ said...

Lillith (my angels name)
Avelina **love it :)and very unusual

Just a few hopt that helps :)

Beana @ Bean Circus said...

I haven't read through, so this may be a repeat--but

Tovah - I think it means "God is good" in Hebrew.

Violet is another very cute name.

Beana @ Bean Circus said...

ooh, another is

Hava or Havah

Means "life" in Hebrew and is actually related to the name Eve. One site said it's an "angelisized form of Eve"

Anonymous said...

For V's: Neve (snow) or Livia, though it is close to Oliver.


Carys (Welsh- "to love")
Tierney (Irish, means "Lord")

Mary said...

Congratulations, Raechel!!

I recommend The Character Naming Sourcebook by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It has a plenty of names, but not an overwhelming amount. I love this book!

Here are some more to add to the brainstorm pile:

Genevieve (white wave)
Gemma (jewel)
Madelaine (from the tower)
Bridget (strong)

Good luck, and have fun! :)

And Then There Was 6 said...

Congrats! I love Hazel, Violet, Vivian.

Anonymous said...


R said...

I like the name Amelia
Maeva (May-Va) is really pretty
Catherine for classic
and I'm a Ruby which is old and classic as well as unique

kmt67 said...

It's amazing how many "v" names I came up with once I started thinking about it! All of these are names of people I knew growing up, or are from tv/movies.

Truvy (Steel Magnolias is on!)
Vivian (Vivi would be cute)

I didn't look up any meanings, just thought it would be fun to throw out some I didn't see in previous posts.

Congratulations! I know you'll pick the perfect name for your baby girl.

Karen said...

Olivia means olive tree; the olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity. Today, "extending an olive branch" traditionally signifies an offer of peace.

Kelli said...

Ava Louise
Ava Marie
Sophia Eve
Eden Grace
Amelia Faye
Good luck on choosing a special name for a special sweet baby!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maeve & Vivian are my suggestions :)

Anonymous said...

You could do Bathsheva and nickname her Beth.
Bevin... which means fair lady.
Davina... beloved.
Devorah is kind of cool but it means bee.
Gavriela means God is my might... but I don't know what you'd nickname her. You could always do Geneva.
I like Gwenevere or Guinevere... it means white;fair.
Haven is pretty... it means Haven; safe place.
You could always do Ivy.
Lavender is cool!
Lovey... or Loveday... or Liv. Or Viviane.
Maeve... though that's a little weird.
You could call her Rachav... but it means broad or large.
River is cool and it kind of goes with Oliver.
Silvia... it means wooded;forest.
Vada is cool.
Valerie which means to be healthy;strong. Not a bad meaning to have in life.
Vicky... victory.
Violet which means violet.
Vira which means heroic.
Yvette or Yvonne.

I tried to think of what all of you looked like and decided from there. Good luck!

Carrie said...

Trying to stick with your guidance, a name that I love (that is actually my niece's name) is Vivianna. It means "lively", and I love how it's kinda an old-fashioned name but super pretty.

Anonymous said...

I keep a list of names for future reference when/if I get married someday... it's pretty short, but I'll post it here in case you'd like to see them:

- Elaine
- Adeline
- Caroline Bethany ("Carrie Beth")
- Lorelei Jasmine
- Jaden (unisex name)
- Kristelyn (my personal favourite. Reminds me of the word "crystalline;" very uncommon.. about 3000 hits on Google)

KeLi said...

I absolutely love Haddison and call her Haddi. I wanted that, but got a Madilyn instead.

Keeslermom said...

On our list of baby names, we have a dozen for a boy, and one for a girl, AND it fits 3 of your categories. I am a big nick name person, so I'll start with that:
Evie, pronounced eh-vee, from Evelyn, but we would spell it Evelynn because of a family trend towards double letters.
It means "life" in Hebrew.

Lecia said...

Our little girl's name is Emercyn Averie (Pronounced Emerson).

Back Porch Blessings said...

Wow lots of cute names being thrown your way.
Well as for a V name I like:

Evony(said like Ebony but with a v instead) or Evany could be spelt either way I suppose. Evany Olivia, kinda goes with the other two kiddos names, lol.

A old fashion name I just LOVE is
Alizah Jane no V but isnt it such a lovely name.
Good luck and stop by my blog anytime. www.backporchblessing.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

Well, for the V name how about Vivian?

I personally love the name Chloe.

Then there is Emma, another good old fashioned name. Or Roma.

There are so many lovely names to pick from, and I am sure you will choose the perfect name!

Our Family said...

I love names. As a kindergarten teacher they are hard to come by. Here are a few I love

Afton Faith
Savannah Hope
Sarah May
Good luck I am so excited for you new arrival.

Our Family said...

I realize I just posted but I just remembered I taught a little girl names Nevaeh which is heaven backwards. It is adorable and she was so sweet.

FieryCanuck77 said...

congrats on your pregnancy! God is good! :)

I'm putting in my thoughts:
Vashti. She was the queen before Esther ...who died for standing up to her boorish husband! :) I'm not too sure what it means, but I like it!

However, looking for a name with more "meaning"...I'd definitely got with Tovah. After reading the other suggestions, I'd say that is my new favourite!

Ava, Avery, Olivia, and most of the other beautiful ones above are very common now. If/when I get prenant again and am blessed with another girl, I am naming her Eden Shaye Alyse. But I am seeing that it won't be uncommon either. Oh well. My oldest is Abi, but 8 years ago, I didn't realize it was getting popular again. At least she isn't in the same class as the other Abby in her grade! :)

Blessings to you and your family. May your pregnancy continue to go smoothly. Best of luck deciding on a name. I loved reading all the suggestions!

Chris said...

My baby girl 's name is
Ava Rose and I just love it :)
Congratulation again :)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Evangeline (Eva)

Becky said...

OK, I know, you've already chosen a name, but I just had to say to the others who've suggested Vivienne and Nevaeh---I LOVE those names!:)

Sarah Robbins said...

I know you already picked, but I LOVE Hazel. That is just precious. We like Margaret and Deborah for our future girls. . . I love the porch-sitter names, too. :)

Marcella said...

Couldn't resist adding my 2 cents. . . love the name you picked. But my favorite girl names that I can't/have not not used are:


I love the Vivienne suggestion.

My kids are:

Cassidy Gwendolyn (Cassie)
Benjamin Frenk William
Calista Eden.

kanishk said...

Mary means bitter. Emma means Universal. I never knew that until right this second. Work from home India