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#1 lozoodle

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Hi waves.gif

We are set on Gemma for the first name for our baby who is due in 7 weeks, and are tentatively set on Kate for a middle name. However I can't help feeling like it doesn't sound quite right with the surname.

Does anyone have any other suggestions that might be better?

Surname is Cattanach (pronounced 'cat-an-ack').


I already have a Chloe Elise and a Holly Louise.

Thanks biggrin.gif

#2 Imaginary friend

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

I agree - Gemma Kate is a lovely name and goes well with your other DD's names but Kate does trip on beggining of surname a bit.


I have a Jenna which is similar name - she is Jenna Claire.

#3 little lion

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

I like Gemma Eloise. It suits your surname and is a blend between Louise and Elise.

#4 Bel Rowley

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

I agree it's not quite right with your surname. Gemma is a lovely fit with your other girls' names though!

Ideas:

Gemma Sabine
Gemma Nicole
Gemma Sophie
Gemma Beatrice
Gemma Lucy
Gemma Bridget

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Eloise would go well - have the same se ending
or Matisse
Terese
Charlise
Cherise
Jenise
Annalise
Marlise
Carlise
Clarisse
Carisse

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 10 January 2013 - 01:09 PM.


#6 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Gemma Kate is lovely, but doesn't really go with your surname.

Elise and Louise are similar too, so would go for a totally different sound.

Gemma Bridget
Gemma Felicity
Gemma Laura
Gemma Annabel
Gemma Olive
Gemma Charlotte
Gemma Brooke



#7 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Nice combo, but I agree, not quite right with your surname.

Suggestions:
Gemma Eve
Gemma Celeste
Gemma Claire
Gemma Ruby
Gemma Simone
Gemma Estelle
Gemma Lauren
Gemma Zoe
Gemma Victoria
Gemma Poppy
Gemma Nicole
Gemma Sally
Gemma Rose
Gemma Sadie
Gemma Lily
Gemma Lee
Gemma Beth
Gemma Violet
Gemma Paige
Gemma Yasmin
Gemma Ivy
Gemma Megan
Gemma Tess

#8 Zanbam

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 10/01/2013, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice combo, but I agree, not quite right with your surname.

Suggestions:
Gemma Eve
Gemma Celeste
Gemma Claire
Gemma Ruby
Gemma Simone
Gemma Estelle
Gemma Lauren
Gemma Zoe
Gemma Victoria
Gemma Poppy
Gemma Nicole
Gemma Sally
Gemma Rose
Gemma Sadie
Gemma Lily
Gemma Lee
Gemma Beth
Gemma Violet
Gemma Paige
Gemma Yasmin
Gemma Ivy
Gemma Megan
Gemma Tess


Gemma Beth Cattanach is the nicest I have heard, I really like a one syllable word between the two and three syllable words. If you want another L kinda middle name than Lee is a nice option.

Gemma Cattanach sounds great.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Janise
Latrise
Marisse
Shanise
Sharise
Annaliese
Anise
Cerise
Denise
Emmalise
Melisse
Malisse

#10 ~Peaches~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

I think Gemma sounds lovely with your other girls names, but agree that Kate doesn't quite go with the surname. I like Fifi's suggestions of these ones-

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 10/01/2013, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Suggestions:

Gemma Estelle
Gemma Rose
Gemma Lily



I also like Bel Rowley's suggestion of Gemma Lucy, lovely.

Good luck deciding original.gif

#11 TurtleTamer

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

How often will you call her Gemma Kate Cattanach as opposed to Gemma Cattanach?  If it's as rare as the rest of us with our kids then who cares anyway? You won't hear the flow on a regular basis.

#12 Gudrun

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

I second Sabine and Simone.

Also:

Gemma Lucille
Gemma Marie
Gemma Lisette
Gemma Nadine
Gemma Sibelle


#13 lozoodle

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:48 AM

QUOTE (TurtleTamer @ 10/01/2013, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How often will you call her Gemma Kate Cattanach as opposed to Gemma Cattanach?  If it's as rare as the rest of us with our kids then who cares anyway? You won't hear the flow on a regular basis.

Thats very true!!

PP who mentioned Lauren, i did suggest that jokingly to DP but given its my name i think that would be a bit weird.

There are so many lovely names out there that i cant use for some reason or another, very frustrating.

I do like eloise but its far too similar to lousie and i want to avoid anything matchy.

Thanks for suggestions, its given me more ideas to think about original.gif

I hate choosing names, so glad this is my last!

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I think that's why Eloise is so good as it links all the girls names

Elise, Louise and Eloise - perfect

#15 lozoodle

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 11/01/2013, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that's why Eloise is so good as it links all the girls names

Elise, Louise and Eloise - perfect

Yeah I get that, I'm just really trying to steer away from anything too matchy original.gif

Its why I avoided all names with an "ee" sound as well for first name as Holly and Chloe both end in that sound.

I quite like Gemma Eliza, it came to me this morning, but who knows. DP will probably poo poo it like every other name I like biggrin.gif

#16 Magenta_

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hi there,

I too really like the suggestion of Gemma Eloise to tie the 3 girls together.  They are all lovely names.

Good luck!

Magenta

#17 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

I agree that the MN Kate doesn't flow with your surname, but maybe a longer variant would break up the "cat" sounds? Eg Gemma Katherina Catternach.

Otherwise, if you're looking for a shorter MN while keeping the C sound, how about:

Gemma Cherie  
Gemma Carys
Gemma Charlize
Gemma Cyan
Gemma Corinne
Gemma Kay
Gemma Quinn

#18 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I don't think Gemma Eloise flows very nicely anyway Loz and can see why you don't want to have anything too matchy.

Gemma Rose
Gemma Claire
Gemma Grace
Gemma Joy
Gemma Catherine
Gemma Alexis
Gemma Sophie
Gemma Marie
Gemma Elizabeth
Gemma Ruby
Gemma Dawn
Gemma Eve
Gemma Charlotte
Gemma Isobel

Good luck Loz! Can't believe it has flown by so quickly! Eek seems like yesterday you got your BFP!

#19 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 11/01/2013, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah I get that, I'm just really trying to steer away from anything too matchy original.gif

Its why I avoided all names with an "ee" sound as well for first name as Holly and Chloe both end in that sound.

I quite like Gemma Eliza, it came to me this morning, but who knows. DP will probably poo poo it like every other name I like biggrin.gif



Gemma Eliza is quite nice, but it totally defeats the idea of not wanting anything matchy or similar as Elise and Eliza are incredibly similar.

#20 r8chl79

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

I think it's Gemma Kate is fine, middle names are hardly used anyway.  It'snot like you will be calling her by all names anyway?

#21 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I like the suggestions

Gemma Beth
Gemma Nicole

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I think a name to match Holly and Chloe would be better and Gemma would feel left out

and Eliza is so close to Eloise and Elise

#23 lozoodle

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 11/01/2013, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gemma Eliza is quite nice, but it totally defeats the idea of not wanting anything matchy or similar as Elise and Eliza are incredibly similar.

Hahaha true that!

I quite like amelia and charlotte as well. Hmmm.



QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 11/01/2013, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think Gemma Eloise flows very nicely anyway Loz and can see why you don't want to have anything too matchy.

Gemma Rose
Gemma Claire
Gemma Grace
Gemma Joy
Gemma Catherine
Gemma Alexis
Gemma Sophie
Gemma Marie
Gemma Elizabeth
Gemma Ruby
Gemma Dawn
Gemma Eve
Gemma Charlotte
Gemma Isobel

Good luck Loz! Can't believe it has flown by so quickly! Eek seems like yesterday you got your BFP!

Its madness isn't it!!! I can't believe its nearly over ohmy.gif

I quite like Gemma Rose as well but stupid DP has said no to that.

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

I think Gemma Amelia is too bumpy to say and too similar - I still think Eloise

#25 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

Yep, Gemma Amelia doesn't sound too crash hot.




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