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#1 Melons

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

So I think we have our boys names sorted but still trying to find something nice for a girl. We would like to use the middle name Magdalena after my Oma but we're not sure what to go with. I have always loved Harriet but it doesn't really go with Magdalena, our second fav is Lucy with goes a bit better also.

We would love some suggestions, anything sweet and easy to pronounce and also goes well with DD Hayley is welcome.

Also DD has two middle names, would it be an issue if this baby only has one? Or do we have to keep the two middle name thing going?

#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Magdalena is so fabulous, any chance of using it as a first name?

I like both Lucy and Harriet. Lucy Magdalena is a good combo but I don't think Harriet Magdalena is terrible.

#3 cinnabubble

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

I'd use it as a first name. It's all kinds of fabulous.

#4 Melons

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE (Bel Rowley @ 02/01/2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Magdalena is so fabulous, any chance of using it as a first name?

I like both Lucy and Harriet. Lucy Magdalena is a good combo but I don't think Harriet Magdalena is terrible.



QUOTE (cinnabubble @ 02/01/2013, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd use it as a first name. It's all kinds of fabulous.



Why yes.. maybe we could. Though it's quite a different style to DD name?

#5 meljbau

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

My grandmother was Rebecca Magdalena

#6 lovepink

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

What about ...

Isla Magdalena
Chloe Magdalena
Eve Magdalena
Charlotte Magdalena
Grace Magdalena
Kristin Magdalena
Jasmine Magdalena
Yasmin Magdalena
Lara Magdalena
Stephanie Magdalena
Zoe Magdalena


#7 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Kate
Amy
Beth
Heidi
Grace
Jasmine
Lauren
Chloe
Zoe


#8 Iris37

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Ivy
Iris
Erin
Ava

#9 hayzee fantayzee

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE (meljbau @ 02/01/2013, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My grandmother was Rebecca Magdalena


That is a beautiful name. Love it.

#10 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

I don't think Harriet Magdalena is that bad unless your surname is also three or more syllables, then the rhythm may be off. I much prefer Harriet to Lucy.

I think Magdalena is a whole lotta MN as it is, so I wouldn't be adding a second MN just for balance.

#11 hoohoobump

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

I think Zoe Magdalena sounds great.

#12 emlis22

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I like Harriet. and Harriet Magdalena for that matter. Would Harriet and Hayley bother you?

I also like it in the FN spot. Love the NN Lena.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

I also adore Magdalena. Its NN's are all good too ie Maggie, Lena, Leni/Lenny, Magda, Dally. If you think of the NN next to Hayley I think you could use it as a first.   Hayley sounds like she has a 'big' name in toto and 'Maggie' would too original.gif   Whether you use Magdalena (isn't it just wonderful?. Love typing it too, lol) as first or second name I would make the other name short and sweet (and only one other name). Harriet would be too much IMO.

Lucy Magdalena is lovely.  Magdalena Lucy works really well too.

#14 Melons

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Thanks for all the lovely suggestions!

Of the names shared these are the ones I like the most

Heidi
Zoe
Charlotte
Grace


QUOTE (emlis22 @ 02/01/2013, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Harriet. and Harriet Magdalena for that matter. Would Harriet and Hayley bother you?

I also like it in the FN spot. Love the NN Lena.


It's the only thing I am hesitant about. I think they sound lovely together, I just wonder if it would matter that our 3rd child doesn't have a H name? Like would they feel left out? Possibly overthinking that one  wink.gif


QUOTE (Gudrun @ 02/01/2013, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also adore Magdalena. Its NN's are all good too ie Maggie, Lena, Leni/Lenny, Magda, Dally. If you think of the NN next to Hayley I think you could use it as a first.   Hayley sounds like she has a 'big' name in toto and 'Maggie' would too original.gif   Whether you use Magdalena (isn't it just wonderful?. Love typing it too, lol) as first or second name I would make the other name short and sweet (and only one other name). Harriet would be too much IMO.

Lucy Magdalena is lovely.  Magdalena Lucy works really well too.


I agree, the NN for Magdalena are quite lovely. My Oma is always called Lenie (Pronounced LAY-NEY) which I think is gorgeous original.gif
Thanks for your suggestions, I tend to agree about the second or first name being short and sweet which is why I'm leaning towards Lucy.  original.gif

#15 seaside_shells

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

I think Harriet is lovely, but for me it's a bit too similar to your DD Hayley.
Lucy Magdelena is beautiful.

I don't think you necessarily have to keep up 2 middle names, especially given that Magdalena is a long name.

Some other suggestions for you:

Grace Magdalena
Caitlin Magdalena
Sophie Magdalena
Louise Magdalena


#16 leisamd

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Chelsea Magdalena
Celeste Magdalena
Ruby Magdalena
Alice Magdalena
Daisy Magdalena


#17 kerilyntaryn

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

if you have 2 H names - I'd continue with another H for no 3

#18 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I would go with 1 middle name.

Hayley and:

Kate Magdalena
Ruby Magdalena
Bree Magdalena
Jade Magdalena
Clare Magdalena
Alice Magdalena
Brooke Magdalena
Grace Magdalena





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