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Thoughts on name choices? Other ideas?

Anonymous

Our top contenders for our soon-to-be baby girl now: 1) Lola Violet 2) Ella Charlotte Fears about Lola: pop culture references, the fact that we have zero Hispanic background and some concerns that it doesn’t sound like it would age into an adult/professional name. Fears about Ella: That it’s too popular, and possibly too rhymey with our last name (Engel), though I kind of like the way it sounds Open to other name ideas for first or middle! This is our first child and we are very excited :)

  • Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2018

    I agree with Ella being too common, I think Lola is so different and beautiful!

  • JJ
    Oct 06, 2018

    All my kids have an “et” at the end of their names so I’m partial to them both

  • Mackenzie
    Oct 06, 2018

    What about Violet as the first name. Violet Grace ?

  • anonymous mom
    Oct 06, 2018

    I like Ella a lot, I didn’t even know it was a popular name, haha. I feel like Lola doesn’t roll off the tongue very nicely.

  • Daniela
    Oct 06, 2018

    I agree Ella is too common, what about Ellie?

  • Lulu
    Oct 06, 2018

    2

  • Lulu
    Oct 06, 2018

    You could always lengthen Ella to Elena, Eleanor, Eloise or even Isabella

  • Elle
    Oct 06, 2018

    Suggest searching nameberry.com name search, contains L... See what strikes your fancy... But I also really like Ella (and variants) and strongly dislike Lola. Pick a name for an adult who has to go on interviews and send in resumés, etc. Every study done suggests more familiar names get more interview callbacks and higher starting salaries than unfamiliar names... Hope this helps. Something to consider.

  • Cecily
    Oct 06, 2018

    I love. Charlotte. I know it isn’t your first name option, but maybe it could be?

  • Raquel
    Oct 06, 2018

    Lola is actually short for Dolores, not sure that helps the decision

  • Jenn
    Oct 06, 2018

    I love the name Violet - Mackenzie’s suggestion of Violet Grace is really pretty.

  • Lexi
    Oct 08, 2018

    Lola

  • Birdie
    Oct 17, 2018

    Friend has a simple but beautiful middle name that we thought about but ended up doing something else. Ara Jane, I like Ella jane. In the end we did a mix of the grandmothers names his mom Susan, my mom Lenora together it was Sunora. :)

  • Lulu
    Oct 17, 2018

    What did you choose OP?

  • Anonymous
    Oct 27, 2018

    Haven’t decided yet- Lola and Ella are still our top two! We also love Emilia, and I love Olivia (but my husband does not)