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#1 pjemc

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:56 PM


So our boys name is sorted but we are having so much trouble with a girls name. We have a few but I have a dilemma with our top pick...

At the moment we are loving Averlea (A-ver-Lee) My issue with this is a work mate of mine recently (June 2012) named her daughter Ava.. I dont want to be know throughout the office as copying her name so what do you think.. is it too similar? (I know she does not own the name etc etc its more just peoples opinions...some at my work can be quite judgemental)

Other names we are currently considering using are:
Sienna (though this is becoming way too popular so probably wont be on the list much longer)

What do others think about the over and also open to any other suggestions, wanting unusual but not way out there and pretty but not frilly names

Thanks Heaps

P.S I have added a few more (page 3) based on your suggestions that I need opinions for. Thanks Heaps!!

Edited by pjemc, 15 January 2013 - 08:11 AM.

#2 eachschoolholidays

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Sienna is the only one I know how to pronounce,  so by default it gets my vote

#3 pjemc

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Sorry pronounced as

Averlea - A ver Lee
Makaylea Ma Kay Lee ...could be spelled another way but essentially the same.
Ravenna - Rah Ven Nah
Evania - E va knee a

Edited by pjemc, 14 January 2013 - 09:32 PM.

#4 fairymagic

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

Love Sienna regardless of how popular it is/isn't becoming. The other names on your list are not names I would choose. All hard to pronounce looking at them and your child will undoubtedly spend the rest of her life spelling her name out everytime someone asks her what it is. I know that this is not reason alone to exclude a name but even those reading here are not able to pronounce them - she will get that through all her schooling life and probably after too.


#5 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

none I was there is no way I would sentance a child to spelling and sounding out their name for the rest of their life

#6 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I like Sienna. Don't mind Aveley spelt like this. Much prefer Micheala to Makaylea.

#7 AnnBB

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

I am not a massive fan of any of them to be honest.If I had choose, I would choose Averlea.

#8 QueenIanthe

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Honestly they all just sound super trendy to me.


Violet or Viola
Sabine or Sabina
Evelyn or Evelina

#9 AnnBB

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 14/01/2013, 10:11 PM)
Don't mind Aveley spelt like this.

I prefer this spelling as well.

#10 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

go with Averlea if that's the one you love the most, I can't see it being too close to Ava at all, and even if it was screw work, don't miss out on naming your child the name that you love just because of bunch of idiots can't grasp the fact that two unrelated people might just happen to have the same taste in names.

#11 No girls here

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Sienna is my favourite but given it's probably going to be dropped, I would go with Averlea.
I don't think it sounds like copying either.

#12 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Sienna is the only one I think is worth considering and I think it's nice.

How about Michaela or Eva?

#13 la di dah

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

I like either Kayla or Michaela better than Makaylea. In fact those are two of my favourites I won't get to use.

Ravenna is pleasant as place names go.

Sienna is nice, but as you say, popular.

Evanthe - ee-VAN-thee
Aviva - a-vee-va

#14 Bam1

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Everly would be a nice name for a girl, similar to Averlea without the Ava connection.

Spelling is not an issue for me, even common names need to be spelt but I would really need to love a name to have both spelling and pronunciation issues.

#15 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

I wouldn't be concerned with anyone at work having the same or similar name for their children. 2 people at my work have children named Dylan.

Makayla is nice, I worked with someone who named their daughter this but spelt it Mikayla.

#16 Gudrun

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

I don't see any problem with you using Averlea. Pleasant sounding name.

I like Ravenna and Evania from your list.   I would choose one of them.  Not a fan of the remaining two.



Edited by Gudrun, 14 January 2013 - 11:39 PM.

#17 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

At the moment we are loving Averlea  (A-ver-Lee) My issue with this is a work mate of mine recently (June 2012) named her daughter Ava.. I dont want to be know throughout the office as copying her name so what do you think.. is it too similar?  I've heard the name Everly  - Averlea is pretty and yes it is similar,  but  different too.  I know a Avonlea - Av - on - lea  which is pretty too

Makaylea - nice
Ravenna - ok
Evania - ok,  prefer Evanthe or
Sienna (though this is becoming way too popular so probably wont be on the list much longer)ok

others similar



Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

Sienna is the only name I am familiar with so that gets my vote.

#19 niggles

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

I'm not sure about any of those. They are a little frilly for my tastes. I think Everly is a good suggestion.

Here are some suggestions that come to mind:


#20 emlis22

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I actually really like Sienna, and slightly prefer Siena.

Like PPs, I suggest Everly. I think its nice.

What about Avalon, Emmeline, Ada, Adamina, Edie, Emily?

Edited by emlis22, 15 January 2013 - 07:54 AM.

#21 pjemc

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

Thanks, there are some really nice suggestions. From the suggestions people are really getting the sort of name I am looking for so have given me a few more to add to the list biggrin.gif .

Michaela is really nice but it is my cousins middle name so I wanted to go a bit different. I get what some of you mean though about hard to pronnounce and since our surname is hard to pronounce also I better not do it twice to the poor kid.

My mum suggested Micah.. is that a boy or girl name in your opinions?

I did pitch Everly and Evangeline to DH last night after I posted this and he liked both. Everly is very nice and as nn's go could be Eve (wouldn't just use Eve though as my sisters dog is Evie, dont want her to think she was named after a dog unsure.gif ) Really like Evangeline but another cousins first name is Angelina... are they too close?

Edited by pjemc, 15 January 2013 - 09:34 AM.

#22 tres-chic

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

I think Everly is a nice alternative to Averlea which is too convoluted for me (but I do have simple tastes).

I think of Micah as a boys name.

#23 lynneyours

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

IMO Micah is a boys name, but my DD's both have 'boys' names, or unisex at best, so no prob's there.

I like Everly, or Everlea, Everleigh.  You could NN Ever, similar to the Ava sound you liked originally, not close to the dog  original.gif Or NN Lee.

Like Sienna and Ravenna too

#24 B.feral3

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

I'm not fond of any of the names on your list.  blush.gif

Micah is all boy!!

#25 RexterTheFeral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I'm not too fond of any of those names, they're all a bit convoluted, but I prefer Ravenna or Sienna. Evangeline is gorgeous though! Micah is a boy's name for me also.

Good luck!

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