Reader Michelle clearly has some wonderful baby name taste—I really adore the names she picked for her first two kids. But she hasn't fallen in love with a name for her third child (they're planning to be surprised as to whether it's a boy or girl). Let's help her out! Here's her dilemma:
-We don't want something that can't be easily spelled or pronounced (i.e. the problem with "Isla" below).
-We like cool nicknames, too. Olivia actually nicknamed herself "Oli" pronounced like "Oh-lee", and we call Roman "Ro."
We LIKE but don't know if we love the following, but any other ideas/opinions?
I love all of your baby name picks! I think Isla is becoming more well known here in the U.S., with actress Isla Fisher and with it becoming so popular in the U.S., so your concerns about spelling and pronunciation issues may be a moot point. (Of course, you could always move to the U.K., where it's so red hot that your Isla will likely not be the only one in her class.) Personally, I love Isla and Finn best out of your picks, but any of those names would be sweet and go well with your other kids' names. If you're still looking for suggestions that suit your baby name taste, here are my thoughts:
Boys' names always seem to be a bit trickier for parents. Here are a few I think would work beautifully with the sibset, and have some flair and personality: Arthur, Alistair, Edwin (nicknamed Win!), Killian, Flynn (like Finn, but with a little more flair—think swashbuckling early silver screen star Errol Flynn), Ewan, Evander, Lachlan and Duncan.
Okay readers: What's your favorite? And what other suggestions do you have for Michelle? (I know there are plenty of other favorites out there to recommend!)
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