, Dec 21 2012 01:29 PM
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:29 PM
Hi, we found out yesterday that we are having a
The only problem is I told my mum the girls name which is Lily Olivia (last name starts with L and is French, so initials will be LOL) and my mum had to say it has too many l's and vowels. I really like it and think it flows and DP loves it too, but now I have a niggling doubt.
The boy will be Joseph Robert Michael or Joseph Michael Robert. Joseph after my partners adoptive father who recently died and the middle names are family names, we don't have any family girl names we like.Any suggestions for an extra middle name for the girl to counter the l's and vowels or is it fine the way it is? And/or wdyt of the order of the boy name with Joseph at the front?
Edited by UpTheDuff78, 21 December 2012 - 01:30 PM.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:40 PM
I prefer Joseph Robert Michael.
The repetitive 'li' sounds in Lily Olivia does mean it gets a little tangled.
Lily Neve Olivia
Lily Emma Olivia
Lily Iris Olivia
Edited by emlis22, 21 December 2012 - 01:41 PM.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:56 PM
I tried to say Lily Olivia fast and I just said Lily Olilia!
Too much of a tongue twister BUT bear it mind that middle names are not used too much. I think I've said DD's middle name about three times since she was born three years ago!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:10 PM
I think Lily Olivia is a bit of a mouthful but still very pretty. Maybe use Lillian Olivia with nn Lily to divert from the 'L' sounds a bit?
Joseph Robert Michael is an awesome name. I love Jo as a nn, I also like Robert Joseph Michael, nn Bob or Rob.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:15 PM
EDIT: this whole post sucked and I had to re-do it. Sorry!
I think I like Joseph Robert Michael. Joe is refreshing on a little boy as a NN too.
I like both Lily and Olivia but they are a bit l-heavy together. I do have a sort of slurring accent but it would quickly turn into Lilylivia for me. I'd like to interject more consonants. I like Lilith and Lillian but I admit Lily itself is super pretty and simple so I can understand its appeal. I'm fond of Octavia but I did grow up knowing beautiful 'Tavias which probably helps.
Something like Lily Jane Olivia might break it up a little more though?
Edited by la di dah, 21 December 2012 - 02:26 PM.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:17 PM
Joseph Robert Michael and
Lily Olivia Collette
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:24 PM
Lily May Olivia, and
Joseph Michael Robert
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:38 PM
I just got DP to say Lily Olivia fast 10 times
oh dear! With the last name it's even worse
I love both names though.
I really like Lily Josephine Olivia; do you think it's too close to Joseph? DP and I split up for a year and then he told me his dad died, I gave him a hug and he gave me a cheeky kiss and it felt like home, we haven't looked back since then. We both think he brought us back together and if we had a boy it would be named after him, using Josephine just adds to that I think.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:42 PM
La di dah I didn't think your post sucked, your suggestion of Josephine has sparked my interest!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:49 PM
I think a once syllable middle name would go well between Lily and Olivia. Something like
Lily Rose Olivia
Lily Claire Olivia
Lily Eve Olivia
Lily Pearl Olivia
Lily Jade Olivia
Lily Grace Olivia
Lily Hope Olivia
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:49 PM
Heh, ok. I was worried you'd think I meant to name your twins Joseph and Josephine as a set, and write me off as a dangerous lunatic forever.
I think Lily Josephine Olivia is really pretty though.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:59 PM
Joseph Michael Robert and Joseph Robert Michael - both ways sound good to me. Perhaps I like Joseph Michael Robert a smidgen more.
I agree Lily Olivia L.. does sound very "L" heavy. I think if you're giving two middle names to the boy, then I'd give two for the girl also (even though I usually only prefer one middle name) and this way you'll be able to break up the "L" sounds a bit! Is there a family name you could use? Just considering that the boys name is family-name heavy...
I liked the suggestions of Jane and May/Mae.
Dawn, Kate, Fawn, Sage, Grace, June, Niamh/Neve
Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:11 PM
This is harder than I thought! DP wanted two middle names because it's how the French do it, so two middle names will work for a girl too and be more balanced with the boy. All our female family names are pretty horrible or very old fashioned.
Maybe I should scrap Olivia all together and start fresh just to get rid of some L's
Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:18 PM
Did your DHs adoptive father have a middle name? Maybe you could use a feminine version of the middle name for a second middle name for Lily?
Congratulations on getting this far with names! When we found out we were having twins we nearly died because then we had to think of names for them
In the end, we chose Declan Patrick (Patrick is DHs deceased grandfather's first name, his dad's middle name and his stillborn brother's first name) and Amelia Catherine (Catherine is my Mum's first name).
Oh, DS1 is James William in honour of my grandad who passed away the month before DS1 was conceived - his surname was Williams so maybe a version of the surname would work for you as well?
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:03 PM
Joseph Michael Robert, and leave the girls name, it's fine as is (unless you wanted to go for something like Lillian Olivia ...., or Lilith Olivia .....)
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:26 PM
Joseph Michael Robert
Lily Olivia is pretty
what about Lillian or Lilibeth/Lilybeth or Lily-Rose or Lilyanne
Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:16 AM
Joseph Michael Robert
Yeah, your mother is right about Lily Olivia. Dropping the Olivia and rethinking middles might be the best idea.
However apart from that I don't see why you can't do Lily Josephine Olivia except that it seems a bit long. PP's suggestion of Jane seems to work. Others that might too:
ETA Lily Josette Olivia would give you a Joseph derivative as well.
Edited by Gudrun, 22 December 2012 - 08:46 AM.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:49 AM
I quite like Lily Olivia.
I think I prefer Joseph Michael Robert over Joseph Robert Michael but they both sound great.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:13 PM
Thanks for the replies
I prefer Joseph Michael Robert too, it's not a huge difference but it just sounds right to both my DP and me.
The only time I call my ds by his full name is when he's in trouble, the girl will be called Lily most of the time except when she has roll call at school and probably when in trouble too. I can't imagine people will be saying her name fast for any particular reason either. So I might just stick with Lily Olivia.
When we first started talking names years ago Abigail was the name we were leaning towards, so maybe Lily Abigail Olivia could work but again that's another L! Hopefully it will come to me like it did with my 12 yr old ds middle name just as I was filling in the birth certificate, he's Sean Thomas with an Irish last name.
DP wanted the boy to have two middle names like him, but hasn't said anything like that about the girl so considering my ds has one middle name it doesn't matter too much if the girl has 1 or 2.
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