No matter how hard we try, how many hours I spend perusing baby name sites, a name is just not forthcoming. Two of the names we loved are now completely out because she just doesn’t look like a Clementine. Or a Magnolia (I know a few of you are relieved to hear that.)
Chris really likes Josephine. And I love Josie. But I’m just not so sure.
Evangeline is another new front runner. But it’s one big name.
But Evie? Or Eva? Cuuuute.
And I still love Camellia. It’s Camellia, y’all: Ca-mee-lia. Like the flower. Not Camilla like Prince Charles’ girlfriend. Ewww.
I’m going to put up another poll. Clearly Emmeline is the front runner with y’all… let’s see if any of the newcomers stand a chance.
And any others that you think we should consider? I’m all ears. I’ve read and re-read all the comments on the other name post…. y’all rocked it over there. Unfortunately not many of the names work with the middle name we are using. Which, I’m afraid, is a secret. For now.
Thanks for joining me in this naming adventure.
Y’all have sure made this a whole lot more fun.
Evelyn S. says
Gosh…Camellia is beautiful, too!
Sorry can't go for Camilla, one any variation (though I love the flower) too closely connected with our `beloved' prince of wales marital infidelities. Enjoy this moment though……Vicky
Do you think we didn't NOTICE that little sentence in there…she doesnt' LOOK like a Clementine?
So how long do we HAVE to wait? Come ON PA!!!!!!!!!!!!
I like Camilla…Charles' girlfriend can stick it!
Callista/Calli is pretty too.
Evalyn- Eva (Anthony had a friend in first grade named Eva..she was Polish…pronounced like Eh-vah!
Oh enough already! You will find the right one!! Can you at least tell us how OLD she is???? What province? Something? 🙂
Mom to my China Posse says
We know a Josie, Very cute! Still think Kaitlyn, Katie or Kate works with alot of middle names. Emelia, Sadie, Brighton, Savannah, Abby are all cute!
I like the name Josie. There is a little girl at our church who's name is Josie. She is a sweetie. Smiles all the time! She is a ray of sunshine…. I also like the name Chandra. No matter what you guys decide – it will be the perfect name! Good luck. Can not wait to see what you guys pick and the pictures her….
Lost and Found says
The posse here may have to wait until we see her face. I know my Emme was going to be Hannah Rose (CN) or Emma Reese (CN) and ended up Emme (CN) without an American middle name. All of your kids have timeless names or names that will suit them either as children or adults. Josephine just sounds very "adult" to me even with a nickname. Of course I'm partial to an Emme and I'm in the "glad she didn't pick Clementine" group though it's a very tasty fruit. Are you still open to names or is this the final round?
What about Angelina("messenger")?
I still like Emmaline best (I'd call her Emi. Actually, I'd just name her Emi, but I'm a fan of 3 letter names. :)}. But I really do like all the names you have in the poll!
Mom to my China Posse says
watching entertainment tonight and seen a little girl named Sarafina, not sure of the spelling but its a mouthful but nick name possibilities are there! Alexandria has alot of nick name possibilities to.
Oh how I wish I could help you out on this one, we're in the same dilemma. We've actually narrowed it down to 3. I would suggest you narrow it down to 2 or 3 and have the kids pick for you.
Can't wait to see pictures!
Eva is really popular 'round these parts. And Josie is the name of the newest Dugger baby. Just things to consider. Truth be told I really like a 4 names you have listed!
But because I love the baby name game and am SO far from playing it myself, I'm going in for round 2
Annika Sumner says
How about Annika? (Ah-nick-ca) It means "Grace". Or Alenna, (A-len-na) it means "Bright, shining one". Good luck! Christy
Deb, Russ, Lily, Lucy and Lainey says
Ivy that is my choice.
Okay. Here's one more, babycakes although we ARE doing this blindly wuithout knowing the middle name (guilt, guilt, guilt -I am a Jew, it's genetic, sorry.)
**BEATRIX** means: "makes others happy". I knew a Beatrix and she was called "BEA", (pronounced BEE-ah) She was superfly. I think Bee-ah sounds cute with Vivi.
I really really like Camellia! Since I guess Norah didn't make to the list. Camellia as you said it is beautiful!!!
Emmy A says
We just had a boy, but the two girl names that I liked the best were Evelyn (which I know is an older name, but Evie=love and it still gives a grown-up option) and Ellenore, spelled like Ellen at the beginning. You could call her Ellie or Ellenore, they're both great.
This is fun! I have faith you'll know the perfect name when you see it…enjoy the journey! And thanks for letting us share along with your family.
I'm sticking with Tabitha Ruth and you should call her Truth.
LOVE Josephine… she could be a Joey too!
Evangeline is getting popular. Something about a certain Lost star with that name has made it BIG. I know many newborn/infant Evies and Evas. I LOVE the name, adore its meaning. It's a great name. 🙂 I'm just another Mom to a Sophie (my Soph was born in 2001 and I was sure it would never be big). AHH! I think you feel my pain. What a GREAT name, though!
Josephine is "God adds", right?. Good name.
I love, love, love Molly. It's gone from "bitterness" to "the perfect one" in meaning. I like the latter meaning MUCH better. A friend of my Mom has a daughter (they are Chinese) named Moli. She said it's the name of some sort of beautiful flower in China. She went by Molly when they came to the US.
Oh, what about Demi?
Sharing Life and Love says
Meaning of Evangeline: "like an angel"
Carissa (Means "Grace")
Clarissa (means "brilliant", "bright")
Charis (means "Grace" and "charm")
Carys (means "love")
Still trying to picture what a 'Magnolia' looks like.
Nick and Rebecca says
What about Selah (from Psalms)? We have a baby girl that is three months old and her name is Selah. <3
How about Hannah? (Grace of God)
Love the name Josie, that was one of our picks too but ended up using Ellie.
I love the name Riley (one of my daughters names!)….means valient,brave,courageous.
I also love the name Brynli.
Good luck! The name thing is so hard, I think we are *finally* settling on a name for our guy waiting in China……it will probably change when we get there!
I had a dance teacher in high school who named her baby girl Vashti. I thought it was totally weird until she told us that Vashti was in the Bible in the book of Esther and that she refused to dance before the king. Ever since then, I thought it was a cool name. Not that I'd necessarily use it, but cool still the same.
Names are hard, aren't they? I think we're going with Owen…..although I may get to China and decide he's definitely not an Owen. I reserve that right.
Even though, I think Faith is a GREAT name….lol, I initially voted for Camellia…rally I did!
I am sticking to Camellia!!! Love it!!! 🙂
I love Evelyn- also Evie for short. My other favorite is Lillian. She could be lily or ann. Or maybe she's an Aubrey- Bree? Naming a child is the hardest part of being a parent isn't it?! good luck!!! ps- I picked Camellia for the second time 😉 just sayin'! (cami…lia…mia, the options are endless pending what her personality turns out to be!)
China Dreams says
I personally don't like nicknames. Our kids' names were picked with the intent of them not having a trunked version of the name-only exception is Patrick and he introduces himself with his full name and we usually use the full name as well. So many times if you give your child a name and nickname, the second is always their name.
Evelyn is beautiful. I had an aunt named that.
Cora is also beautiful. Had a great aunt named that.
What about Genevieve? Geneva?
Selfishly I hope you don't go with Eva. That was one of my grandmother's names (the other was Ruth) and we're naming our adopted daughter Eva after her.
Of course she doesn't look like a tiny orange or a giant flower, she looks like a beautiful little girl! I LOVE Emmeline (reminds me of the character from Anne of Avonlea) and Josephine (reminds me of Jo March from "Little Women")Both are such gorgeous and classic names. All your girls have beautiful names. I even like Camillia, even though I usually don't like object names. Such a tough choice for mamma and daddy to make! I am sure whatever it is, it will be lovely.
I second Eliana from the last naming post(partial since it is our daughter's name!), it means, My God Has Answered. Ellie for short.
Also like Adelaide (Addie for short). Love the meaning; Beautiful princess.
And, still wish we had a Hadassah Ruth. (Haddie for short). Love the Biblical characters of these names and their significance to an adopted daughter. Since we previewed Vivi's file and knew she was not our girl – you might as well have the Haddie I'll never have as well. ;o)
Best wishes on the naming and dreaming process.
Love the name Josie! But I am with China Dreams Cora is a wonderful name!!!!!
Daisy Dreams says
Love the name Estee, which means "star" and is a derivative of Esther. If I end up with a girl referral and she doesn't look like the name I've chosen, then she'll be Estee.
Annalyse or (annalise)
I still have to put in a BIG vote for Eva, ya know, since I have one of those at home! ;o) But, my best friend's little girls name is Josie, so it's a favorite around here too!
Lisa A says
Hi Stephanie! I tried to post these suggestions the other day, but I couldn't get the comment to go thru…Scarlet, Victoria, Felicia??? Best of luck to you all, I can't wait to see a picture of your newest little angel! 🙂
Lucky Mama says
We had this problem when we adopted our Luciana (Lucy). I was set on the name Camille and she just didn't look anything like a Camille. I still love the name though.
I also like Josie, Stella. Charlotte is still one of my all time favs.
I like Emmeline, but it's just too close to Emma and Emily which you hear everywhere. Good luck!!!
party of four. says
I love Finley, Fin for short, Emery Em for short, Piper is super cute too, and if you are into flowers how about Poppy?
Evangeline always makes me think of the little bug singing in The Princess and the Frog.
We have a little friend named Josephine but her parents call her Joey because they said she just didn't look like a Josie when she was born. It totally fits her! What about Eliza or Matilda?
What about Charlotte? Old fashioned, and uncommon, too!
How about Rosalie? You could call her Rosie or Rose.
How about Delaney or Laney? Laney was my babysitter and I LOVED her! In the previous poll I was partial to Magnolia since my daughter is Maggie (Margaret). I also like Annabelle or Annie. Can't wait to see pictures!
I just had to pop in and comment on this one. We had our fourth 6 weeks ago and named her Evangeline. Not after a certain beauty from Lost but because 1) it's a beautiful name and 2) it means 'Bearer of the Gospel'. The more we say her name, the more we fall in love with it. The other kids call her Ev or Evy. Or, if you're my 2 yr old son, she goes by 'Eby'. BTW, my other 2 girls' names are Zoe and Liberty. Two other great ones 🙂
Stacy in New England says
We are in the process of adopting our third little one from China and we are going to name her Zoe Caroline! We love her name! We hope to go back again for another little girl. We like the name Piper, but haven't throught of a middle name yet! Can't wait to see pictures of your new little one!
China Dreams says
Esther was mentioned; love that too. She was a great aunt (yeah, I have a huge family).
Also love Belinda.
Barbie Huff says
How about Audrey, Callista, Charlotte, Madeleine, Addeline, Lillianna, Georgia, Virginia, Ruby, Francesca, Harper, Harlowe, Natalie, Sara Faith, Eliza, Alyssa, Ruth or Ruthie. Can't wait to see pictures of little Miss and know her name!!!
I know an Evangelia and she goes by Lilly. I haven't read all the comments but I also like Adrienne and Amelia. -Jen (LID 5-24-06)
I didn't ever see Willow on the list…
I have always loved the name Arden! But I also like so many of the names you picked! Congratulations to you & your family!
Means "youthful" (she will be the baby of the family, right? I mean at least for now 🙂
And doesn't even crack the 2009 top 100 list I looked at.
Lost and Found says
Football and Fried Rice says
Lori Lee says
I love Ella!
I have been following your blog, but I haven't commented before. Your family is beautiful. Thank you very much for caring for orphans. I My youngest daughter is Kaylee. She is so sweet, caring and has such a big heart like yours. Good luck with the search!
"Penelope"? You could call her "Penny"
Or "Hazel"? That's one you don't hear often.
How about Miriam? In Hebrew it means "God's gift". You could call her Miri … so cute!
How about Caroline?
OK, CONGRATULATIONS…..i realize I am a johnny-come-lately to this discussion, but I have been sick in bed for days. I WISH I had known you needed a name, I might have been able to occupy myself with finding you a name while in bed! 🙂
ANYWAY…..Evangeline is my favorite….have you seen Princess and the Frog? There's a beautiful song in there all about Evangeline, and it's BEAUTIFUL. Great love song for a girl named Evangeline! 🙂 If you haven't heard it yet, listen to it….it just might sway you! 🙂
I haven't read everyone else's suggestions, but I like Charlotte and Eleanore (Ellie for short if you like).
Amelia is also a nice one.
and, Georgia….well, wouldn't that have good significance for you? 😉
What about Rose? It isn't long and flowing, but you seem to like flower names, and Rosie might be the cutest name for a girl EVER.
Hmmmmm……that's all I've got. I like Camellia too though! It's probably my favorite of the names you like.
Shannon, Penny, Elias, Norah and soon to be Samuel..... says
Willow…. that's my fav 🙂
ok, love Josephine or Josie!!Can I change my vote??
What about Alexandra (you could call her Alex or Allie), Maura or Maureen, or Johanna?
I'm all for another Josie, since I have one. She is Joscelyn Grace….love, love, love it!
I like Annika and Josphine, are my two favorate mentioned. Well and Tessa, the name we have chosen for our foster daughter when/if we get to adopt her.
I love the name game, although my hubby does not, but I degress. How about:
There is a super cute little girl at our church named Alaphair (ponounced Al-a-fair) different but not weird, she was named after a great grandmother.
Darlene in CA says
I've adopted twice: my China girl was almost 3 at adoption and I did the whole American first name, (Miranda) and Chinese name Lu as the middle (She was there with your Sophie, by the way). I think I've called her Miranda about four times in China. Once she realized I was calling her something else, she pointed to her chest and announced "LULU!" and so she has been ever since.
When I was set to to adopt my 3.5 year old daughter from Ethiopia I just went ahead and kept her first name. I had wanted Vivienne so badly, but she didn't look at all like a Vivienne, Vivi, or even Viv, I couldn't even force it as a middle name. If you want an unusual, but lovely name, she is Meklit (pronounced Mek-leet) and it means treasure in Amharic. (Though I would swear it means whirlwind, or very-loud-non-stop talker,LOL!)
Congrats on your girl. I can't wait to see her and hear what she'll be called.
Names are hard! This name I've been holding on to in the event we adopt again and she looks like this name…
Cecily (cess-a lee) or Vanessa (my mama's name)
Praying for a speedy PA. Hugs, Amy
Stephanie St-Pierre says
How about Stella- my first choice if we would have had another girl- or Cassandra – and call her Cassie for short – my husband's vote!
Emmeline is adorable!! Josephine is one of my favorites names..love it! Reminds me of "Jo" in Little Women 🙂 Josie is a such a cute nickname too! But, gotta say, Evangeline is such a perfect name! (it's my little sister's middle name tho..so I might be a bit biased 😉 It really is beautiful though and "Evie" is soo cute!! Love all the names though! 🙂
B & S says
I love all of your choices. Some more that go with your girls names:
Adaline – Addi
Elizabeth – Ellie
Delilah – Lila
Cecilia – Cici
Good luck. I know its hard!
I have 4 girls. Lindsay, Addison, Haven and Selah
A Cup of Cold Water says
i like camilla! it has been on my list forever though it was not one of my husband's favorites. i wanted to call her mila (meela) as a nickname.
also, audra? arden?
ps- we have an eve: evie! and with her chinese name, she's EvieLu! 🙂
Elloree or Ella Ree
How darn cute would it be for you to have a little "Vivi" and a little "Evie"?! Girl, you know you want to; you've just got to go with Evangeline!!
Josephine –> Josie.
Joanna (Hebrew) – Luke 8:3 – grace or gift of the Lord
Abigail (Hebrew) – 1 Sam. 25:3 – the father's joy.
Abihail (Hebrew) – 1 Chron. 2:29 – the father is strength.
Josie is really cute too!
whew!!! lol! You WILL find the perfect name! But thanks for letting us play along! 🙂
Love Emeline! But also wanted to throw another one in the mix. Several years ago I had a friend named Edith but she went by Eydie…pronounced like EeeDee. I've always loved it!
Eden Grace. : )
Wasn't the letter "G" out….too bad, because I, too,think Genevieve is the perfect name to go with Vivienne and it even has the nicknames Evie and Eve within it. Also like Giselle (told you I was a ballet fan).
Eloise…this name is making a bit of a comeback and it has really grown on me. Goes well with Vivienne..both French.
Flower names…Linnea…love it (but it starts with "L"…another letter you banned..bummer!
Prefer Camille to Camellia…Camellia sounds to close to Camelion to me and could result in some teasing 🙂
Josephine…well I have a Josie who I call Josephine all the time and this name, too, has grown on me…a lot! But, I call her Josephine Jellybean a lot and your Josephine might be called that, too, by Stevesongs fans as it is a popular song with the 7 and under crowd, at least around here.
Evangeline is sweet! I even like the reference to the shining star, Ray's "My Evangeline",in the Princess and the Frog. (Would people call her "Angie"?).
Everly or Everlie seems to be a newer name I hadn't heard of until recently…and it's pretty and could have an Evie/Eve nickname.
Emmeline is my fave of the 4 above. It is a great name and from having an Emma, myself, I love the nickname Emme. Chris did a great job coming up with such a gorgeous name! My friend named her daughter this about 18 years ago..after a favorite character in a book. If you pick it, I'll find out more about that so you can read it.
Can't wait to hear what you decide.
The Stiffs says
First, congrats. It's exciting to watch your story unfold.
I must chime in as I love my girls' names.
Arleigh (God's Promise)
Hanan (Gift of God)
Bria (Virtuous Love)
Jessa (God Is Gracious)
I love Evie, but it sounds a bit like Vivi. Now that you've had my $.02 I'll participate in the poll 😉
oops..guessed it is spelled Everleigh or Everley more often than what I listed.
Love your post- can't wait to see her pic and find out her name!!
We already have ours named!
????? betcha you're wonderin what I mean!
Sam is not from Guilin- he is from Henan! He has completely stole my heart!
Out of the ones you mentioned, I like Josie. I also like Maggie and Meili (pronounce Maylee). We were going to have a Meili until God showed us that we were getting a boy instead.
Global Girl says
Going to add: Haven
Congratulations, can't wait to see her picture! I think Evangeline is beautiful and Vivi & Evie sound so cute together! But some others I like:
Haddasah and call her Haddie. (Queen Esthers given name)
I also love Charlotte, Stella (but it is S!) Gwen (no g!) & Eloise. Good luck and our prayers are with you as you wait!
Josephine… Josie is a sweet name. Love it.
Love the name game. Since you seem to like the old fashioned names that aren't too overly popular you might want to consider some floral names that would work well with your other girls names. I have a friend who went this route because her husband was a botany major. I picked up a victorian flower book that offered her hundreds of choices.Some of them were…
My friend went with Flora Jane. Our daughter's name is Beatrice Rose which of course is my all time favorite! I also like Stella,Willa,Penelope and Lucinda.
Lesa and Samuel says
Love Josephine. That was my Grandma's name.
What about Avalon (thats our name if we have another girl)
Emmaline but spelled Emeline. Old fashion but a bit modern. 🙂 Suzanne
I think Josephine goes great with Vivienne… Here in the Netherlands Josephine would be shortened to Fiene (pronounced Feenuh), which is also very cute.
Of course Caroline (shortened to Caro, which means sweet or sweetheart) is also a great choice! 🙂
Got to say during the last 24 hours a couple new ones came to me but got lost in the hurry of the day – I'll let you know if they return.
I really like both Josephine and Evangeline
Depending on personality, Jo, Josie are cute.
Eva,Evie, and Lina could shorten Evangeline. Both names are big names, but with everyday names used in school, once the child is older, you can only win with a strong, beautiful name such as these. Probably preference for Evangeline – don't hear a lot of them around, but in my opinion, an underused name. I loved going through school with what was at the time an uncommon name and easy enough to pronounce.
I would spend some time considering the Camellia – Camel would be an easy school taunt, you could call her Lia for short and maybe the kids wouldn't catch on so quickly. However, if getting the name mixed up with Camillia parker bowles and that pronunciation bothers you as it would me… I'd give that some consideration – my brother Dylan – another name not known when he was a child, was forever being called Die lan by teachers – not a favorite and as soon as he was a teenager he started asking to be called by his middle name.
Emmeline – a nice name. I would check how you feel about the spelling. Something with the two mms and e. Emmaline is another option. If you don't care for Emme or Emma as a school name, you may have a battle getting people to call her by her full name.
I'll let you know if the other names resurface in my brain, but I think you already have my top 3 up here.
P.S. Yeah -Joey is an adorable name for a tom boy.
P.P.S. – Can't wait to see her!
OK – really not fair – can we at least get the total number of syllables and starting letters for the middle name(s)?
I mean – we're all over international adoption (btdt X3) and we get the secret part….but we always used the given Asian name as the middle name – usually two words one syllable each…that would at least HELP! 🙂
I'm still leaning for Maggie – based on Margaret – Margaret (da) (da) rings!
hugs – aus and co.
Steve and Darcy says
My sister just named her daughter Evelyn…and I love it!! You could nickname her Evie if you wanted to. Good luck!
I LOVE Josie. Josephine not so much. Do you Have to use Josephine?
They are all gorgeous, classic names and I'm sure whichever you choose will be perfect. With Tia I went back and forth between Tessa and Tia and had pretty much decided on Tessa – then in the 9th hour I was at a party and a woman told me her daughter's name was Tia – that was it, I just KNEW that I wanted to name her Tia. It fits her to a T. I still love Tessa and if we ever have another little girl (kiddin)
Corinne is pretty.
Or Camille? Call her Cammie…
Gave the test to the 1st grader – her response -No comment on Josephine or Evangeline, but she has a strong opinion about LemonLime. When she hears Emmaline – thats what she thinks of. Just a possible vision of 1st grade.
Hope this day is a good one.
Celia or Amelia – sound like Camillia but a bit shorter, easier to read/say/spell – and still Victorian-ish.
Ladybugs' Mom says
Here's my picks if I had another daughter:
Jamie or Jaimie (short for Jennifer Amy)
Jenna (another nick name for Jennifer)
Delaney (Laney for short)
I really like Evie, but you could name her something like Evangeline Violet…get it? E.V.
It looks like you are leaning toward "classical" names. I haven't read any of the other comments, so forgive me if you have seen these names already.
Our daughter's name is Elodie, pronounced El-oh-dee, with the accent on the first syllable, not the second. It's a fairly common name in France.
i do not care for Josephine but like Josie.
More to consider:
Janae (Janai) God has answered
Amy Murphy says
For some reason, I've always loved the name Josephine (Little Women, maybe?) I'd vote for that, and just how cute is "Josie"?!?!
She can be Georgia, Georgie, or even Gina!
Woohoo…I'm liking all the votes for Josephine and Josie seeing I have a new Josie at home (which was her actual name in China and we didn't want to change it since she knew it). Who knew so many people liked it. Making me feel a lot better because I was pretty unsure at first 🙂
Stef, can't wait to hear what your thoughts are. So many great ideas here.
i've always loved avery – but so far it's been voted out in our family (not a great meaning from what i can remember). from the ones you mentioned, i also love the nickname josie….i've also loved emerson for a girl, could be emme for short….
choosing a name – always been so hard for us too – but once we've settled, we've grown more and more attached to each one (our two girls are ainsley and mallory….you can steal one if you want – the name, not the girl – 🙂 though they dont seem like the same style as yours.
Means "fifth" and this will be your daughter #5! Quinn Quincey Qwin…
What about MeiBelle? Mei Mei or Belle
Just throwing out my thoughts…this is fun, but can't wait to hear what name you chose, and see her photo! Congrats!
Stacy in New England says
Prefacing this comment with – Whenever I talk about on-line stuff, I just say to my family "a friend on-line"…… So I decided to poll the dinner table and read the huge list already received so we wouldn't have tons of duplicates. Still got those from the 4 yr old and dear hubby, but my 15 yr old son said, "Mom, I have the prettiest name." Now I'm really intrigued because 1) said 15 yr old actually participated and 2) said 15 yr old thought a specific name was pretty…… So I held my breath and asked him the name and his reply was "Stephanie". I told him that I thought it was pretty too and gently told him that was your name. Now, (LOL) do I ask the 15 yr old WHO Stephanie is??? LOL
The Wongs says
– Christabelle / Christabel –> includes Christ our father, and Chris her father/your hubby 🙂
– Tienna / Tiana
– Mirabel / Mirabelle
Jennifer Barbee says
How about Jocelyn. My daughter is Jillian which I also love.
I'm a little late to join the party…I like that each of your children have names that don't sound like any of your other children's names. Although I love the name Evangeline, Eva or Evie sound similar to Vivi … What about Miriam (wished-for child); Amelia (work of the Lord); Felicity (great happiness); Phoebe (bright shining one) or Cordelia (daughter of the sea…I know, not an especially strong meaning, but I do like the name.) These may be repeats of names already suggested… Good luck with a big decision!
I emailed you the first time you asked for beautiful names and I said: Josephine (Josie) and I still think (especially with the meaning of this name) it could be a perfect name for your girl. Belle (Isabelle), Sophie, Vivi (Vivienne) and Josie (Josephine) it just sounds so beautiful.
We live in the Netherlands, we use other names in our country, but this name is just beautiful for a chinese amerikan girl.
Lotte, mom of Jasmijn and Julia (I just love names with a J)
Back again. Forgot to add"Iris" to the flower name list. Some other names that have that old fashioned feminine feel that aren't overly used in the US are..
Some of these I like more than others. Just throwing them out there. Thanks for letting us play along!
Calista- means beautiful one, nickname Cali?
I love Felicity
cottage girl says
My niece's name is Evelyn, and we call her Evie (Eh-vee) instead of (Eee-vee). Evie Jane. I think it's cute.
I also like Elsie. It means "God is abundance."
estella/stella. tressa. sage. river. octavia/tavia, topaz (especially great if she has a november birthday), shiloh, arden, aria, bay, leila (lee-la), emerson, journey, genesis…
The Ferrill's says
When we were in process for Kimmie, the name Camelia was in the running. And then we would call her Cami. Love that! Also love Camille. And Lucy. And Sally. Martha is a good ol' southern name too. Martie…now that's cute I think. Our Carlie is Carlisle. Family name. And actually her first name is Martha, but we needed the "c" sound, of course. 😉
Carrie from ND is looking for good boy names, have you seen her post? All this naming is so much fun!
But what I really can't wait for is a PICTURE! I mean how long does a PA take for goodness sakes? We've been waiting 24 hours, right? 😉
Meant to include this on my post above…Miss K did NOT look like a Kiara either when we got her referral…I had last minute thoughts about changing it…but NOW, oh my! I am SOOOOO GLAD we didn't change it, because she TRULY IS a Kiara! 😉
Lisa A says
My daughters have always loved their names and receive compliments all the time…
JENNA and NINA!
Good Luck! 🙂
Hi Stefani! I am so happy for you and your family, and your new little bundle of joy!
Here is one of my all time favorite names…I just looove it…
Teagan…How sweet is that? It means "little poet", isn't that just lovely? I just think it is really sweet! I love the meaning, too 🙂
WHOA! You are REALLY getting feedback on this one! I have to put in my two cents.
I love Evangeline! LOVE it.
Might I add that I am Mom to Emma. When she was born our grandmother (also Emma) begged us to NOT name her Emma. We thought it was unique and DIFFERENT and UNUSED. Our grandmother was also an incredible God lovin' lady! Now, Emma is truly a DIME a dozen!! We also have a TON of Emmeline's and Emme's in our school. WONDERFUL names but maybe a bit over done.
Nicole A. says
Hi there! Jumping in late, just logged on after moving!
I love Lillian (Lily), of course, as I have one!
I do like Josie – could be short for either Josephine or Jocelyn.
How about Francesca (Frannie, Francie)? Cute, romantic, and goes well with your girls' names.
There is a book/site (can't remember the name – helpful, I know!) that allows you to look up the names of your children, and it gives you names that would go well with them. Pretty cool!
I love names! Good luck!
All the best,
Nicole A. in LA (not in OH any more, but missing it!)
Okay, okay..the suspense is killing us. Are you any closer to deciding 🙂
My girls names are Delaney and Kerrigan. Kerrigan is our newest addition from China and we call her Kerri. It means black-haired! It's actually a family name for us, but I think black-haired definitely fits too! The most popular meaning for Delaney is offspring of the challenger, but it also says angel from heaven as well.
Ok, a couple more…
Ok. I am done. 🙂
Ok, I haven't read the 200 other posts so I may just be repeating what has already been suggested, But I like:
Corinne-I call my daughter Corinnabell for short
First choice would be Evangeline or "Evie" and second would be Josephine "Josie". Emmeline would wind up being Emmie – sounds like an award…
I personally don't care for the NAME Camellia, although the flower is beautiful. "Cammie" isn't too attractive and Lia is just okay – IMOP.
My vote is still for…
Madeline (Maddie for short)
those are my girls names so I'm a little partial. Can't wait to hear when you make a decision. I'm sure whatever it is will be perfect for her.
ok, forgot to add or maybe deleted it because you know I want the name….but I love Penelope. Not sure why the meanig I guess, it just seems right. By the time we adopt again though your girl will be old enough to drive LOL!!