Baby Girl M0scaritol0, Sister to Emerson and Lennox

Hi Swistle,

We are expecting our third baby girl at the end of November! Our daughter’s names are Emerson Alexandra and Lennox Eloise. We are having trouble coming up with something we love for our newest addition! We obviously prefer unisex/gender neutral names and ones that are surname-ish paired with a more feminine middle name. We do not like nicknames so those are not a factor for us. We also prefer if the name isn’t something that is common (no Avery, Jordan, Finley, etc.) Our surname is long and Italian, M0scaritol0.

We have discussed so many names but none feel right. I’m looking for some new suggestions of ones we may have not thought of so far. We don’t use family names so we have no real inspiration and feel stuck!

Please help!

Samantha M.

 

This is a little tricky, because you’ve discussed so many names and want new suggestions you haven’t thought of—but of course we don’t know which ones you’ve discussed and which ones you haven’t thought of. We could easily end up making you a list of the same old names you’ve been over a hundred times before. But that list could still help other people looking for names of a similar style, so let’s give it a shot.

Brecken
Brennan
Brinley
Callan
Camden
Campbell
Carrigan
Colby
Crosby
Delaney
Delancey
Devany
Holland
Hollis
Keaton
Keller
Kieran
Kinley
Padgett
Presley
Quincy
Rooney
Rowan
Sterling

58 thoughts on “Baby Girl M0scaritol0, Sister to Emerson and Lennox

  1. Ash

    This is definitely my naming style so I’ll go ahead and throw some out there:

    Kellen/Kellan
    Elliot
    Layton/Leighton
    Lakyn/Laken
    Gentry
    Greer
    Ramsey
    Barrett
    Keelyn
    Keelie/Neely
    Ansley
    London
    Britton
    Hartley
    Sutton
    Sloane
    Myka
    Adler
    Afton

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  2. Margaret

    My first thought was Holland, and it made Swistle’s list. I also like Delaney, and Leighton and Sloane from a PP’s list. Halston and Ellis also come to mind.

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  3. Suzanne

    A few other ideas:
    Fielding
    Channing
    Chandler
    Vernon
    Vesper
    Kinnell
    Keegan
    Mirren
    Maddox ( might be too similar to Lennox)
    Monroe
    Bevin
    Brantley
    Raylan

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  4. Taylor

    My first thought was Sloane Frances. I think Sloane would meet your requirements and matches well while still having different sounds and initials than the previous names. I also like Sterling, but I think Sloane fits so well. Another thought for a feminine middle name would be Lillian and it’d go well with a name like Blake I think. Good luck!

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  5. Kate

    We have a Holland paired with a very, very feminine middle name. We get consistent compliments on her name. I liked it because it was different without being difficult to pronounce when seen spelled, and easy to spell with just being heard. Our daughter is nearly 2 and we have never encountered any other “Holland’s” in her day school, play groups, etc. My biggest fear with the name was having people shorten it to Holly. To date, that has not even remotely been an issue. A few have asked if we called her that and when we say we didn’t, it was dropped entirely.

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  6. KD

    What about Lane? Short, different sounds (other than the repeat L, I know) than your other two daughters, and works well with the long last name. I also like the suggestion of Monroe. A few other ideas: Brooks, Carlisle, Frasier, James, Marlow, Renner, Reese. Good luck!

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  7. Chris

    Oh my gosh, Delaney and Holland…either would be absolutely perfect with your sib set. Please please send us an update on this one!!

    Swistle, thank you so much for posting this list, it’s exactly my style! I have boys named Charlie and Theo, but for girl names I don’t like Elizabeth, Olivia, Ava, etc. Holland has long been a favorite and this list gave me many great ideas!!

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  8. Chris

    (FYI I had commenting issues again. Chrome wouldn’t work and I had to switch to IE. Such is my dedication to commenting!)

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  9. Nine

    Harlow
    Clancy
    Morrow
    Egan
    Morgan
    Morrigan
    Morrison
    Cooper (don’t use Alice as a middle name for this one)
    Perry
    Simmons
    Sullivan
    Ellis
    Kennedy
    Cody
    Bishop
    Howell
    Larkin
    Delgado (might be too much with the last name)
    Starling
    Doyle
    Whitaker
    Rourke
    Landry
    Valentine
    Brennan
    Devlin
    Finnegan
    Harrigan
    Sheedy

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  10. Trudee

    I love the suggestion of Delaney. But I also thought Lochlyn/Lachlyn would work if you don’t mind repeating an initial.

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  11. juniperjones

    Quinn and Sutton came to mind, and for fun paired with feminine middles:

    Quinn Juliette
    Emerson, Lennox and Quinn

    Sutton Isabelle
    Emerson, Lennox and Sutton

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  12. beep

    I read your question and immediately thought Hollis–then saw Swistle suggested that too. Otherwise, how about Clay, Alder, Wells/Wellesley, or Temple?

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  13. Tee

    Arlo
    Asa
    August
    Briar
    Charlie
    Dylan
    Eden
    Everett
    Frankie
    Gray
    Jace
    Jette
    Keelyn
    Luca
    Madden
    Oakley
    Ryan
    Rylan
    Sage
    Scout
    Spencer
    Tate
    Tatum
    Teagan
    Winslow

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  14. Meg

    How about Parker? It’s unisex, surname without a nickname?

    There’s also Winslow (may have nickname issue of Winnie though) or Arden but that’s more feminine though.

    I’ve also met one girl Collins, I think that’s a really cute but strong name!

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    1. Britni

      Collins is also the sister in The Blibd Side with Sandra Bullock – ever since I saw that I thought that was a cool name.

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  15. michelleJ

    Swistle’s B names reminded me of Brenton -she was in my elementary school. She had a male classmate that was Benton.

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  16. Ashley

    Okay im super crushing on Holland or Hollis for you. Here are a few suggestions…

    Holland Margot
    Hollis Juliette
    Cairo Beatrice
    Owen Isabeau
    Brioney Sophia
    Juniper Annabelle

    Please send in a name update. I love your style!

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  17. Jean C.

    Maybe Kendall? I knew a little girl named Kendall and she was spunky and one of the cutest kids I’d ever met. Otherwise I love Sloane. It fits so perfectly with your girls.

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  18. Jaime

    Emerson, Lennox and …

    Darby
    Ainsley
    Teagan
    Tiernan
    Tierney
    Adler
    Romilly
    Flannery
    Sheridan
    Sutton
    Hollis
    Marlo
    Britton
    West
    Shae/Shea

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  19. Kim C

    What about Campbell?

    Emerson, Lennox and Campbell

    Holliday or Hadley?

    Grayson, Spencer or Winslet? Or even Winter!

    Good luck!

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    1. Jd

      I was coming to suggest Holiday too. I know a now young adult named that and it was sweet on her as a baby, cool as a teen and it has matured nicely. It’s fun and edgy (doc Holiday).

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  20. Leigho

    We have two daughters – Parker and Reeve – both with feminine family middle names. Other contenders were Quinn, Tinsley, Delaney, Fielding, Devereux, Ambrose, Arden, Avalon (heaps more, but I’ll stop there!)

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  21. Ann

    Sloan and Hollis were two that immediately came to mind! Both already suggested.

    Wanted to add a name from my personal list – Beckett!

    Or Maddyn/Madden!?

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  22. Kas

    I just came across the name Mallory which made me think of your post Emerson, Lennox and Mallory. I also think Tatum is a great suggestion.

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  23. beep

    So many great choices! I was just coming back to ask you please to update. I’m so interested to see what you’ll pick.

    I don’t have anything new to add, but from above I love Hollis, Darcy, and Temple. I less like the names with n at the end for you because I think it matches Emerson more than Lennox and I want your third name to have its own unique sound.

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  24. Lauren

    I’m going to second Quinn (I saw it up there somewhere…). I have a Quinn Alice and we get compliments all the time! I truly love her name and she most definitely “fits it” as well. She was almost an Avery but that is almost laughable now. She is for sure a Quinn through and through! Good luck! I found naming a girl so much more difficult than naming my son so props to you for coming up with two fantastic names already and searching for a third.

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  25. Tessa

    Great lists! 2 surname-ish ones we considered: Perrin and Arden. But I was hooked more on feminine-sounding surnames (which ended up harder than I imagined) and we settled on Maris. Maren might be more you style.

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  26. Sam

    Hi everyone! OP here, thanks for all the feedback – we are 27 weeks in and still haven’t decided! Here are some names we are considering! I’d love any suggestions of names similar to the ones we are considering as well as possible middle names.

    Names we are considering but need middle names:
    Abbott
    Murray
    Rory
    Tate
    Beckett

    Names we like but can’t use:
    Elliott
    Greer
    Monroe
    Parker

    I would love feedback on them from you all :)

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  27. Ann

    I really like Beckett Rory and Abbott.

    Beckett Ann
    Beckett Lorraine
    Beckett Catherine

    Rory Belle
    Rory Collette
    Rory Isabelle

    Abbott Louise
    Abbott Opal
    Abbott Brielle

    My personal favorite would be between Beckett Lorraine and Abbott Brielle.

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  28. Edie

    Similar to Abbott: Alcott (avoid Louisa / May for middles!)

    Beckett makes me think of Everett. Also of Britten (as in Benjamin) – might sound too much like Britain, though.

    I like the idea of a middle name starting with I since your first two have A and E, respectively:

    Abbott Isobel
    Murray Imelda
    Rory Imogen
    Tate Iolanthe
    Beckett Indira

    Alcott Isadora
    Britten Ivana
    Everett Isla

    Best of luck!

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  29. Nine

    I like the idea of an “I” middle name per Edie but am having trouble making coming up with a bunch of I names that read purely feminine and familiar to balance out the first name.

    Abbott Isabelle
    Abbott Isabela
    Abbott Ivy
    Abbott Iris

    Murray Katherine
    Murray Elizabeth
    Murray Linnea
    Murray Juliette

    Tate Leliana
    Tate Annabelle
    Tate Leah
    Tate Rosalie

    Rory Beth
    Rory Madeline
    Rory Isabela
    Rory Gabrielle
    Rory Genevieve
    Rory Jillian
    Rory Isla

    Beckett Alice
    Beckett Kate
    Beckett Iris
    Beckett Isabela

    Abbott + Rory = Ambrose?

    Ambrose Isadora
    Ambrose Grace
    Ambrose Mae
    Ambrose Juliette
    Ambrose Yvaine
    Ambrose Babette??? Not sure where that one came from. Babs!

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