Our baby girl is due Feb. 13, 2012. Last name starts with a K. We are looking for a name that will sound good with Emma Mae – that’s our first daughter who will be 15 months old when the new baby is born. I always wanted an Emma because of the Jane Austen novels and I like traditional/old fashioned names but nothing that is so old we’d be the first people to use the name in like 50 years. I’ve always loved Abigail, but we know too many Abby’s personally. I also like Mona but my husband doesn’t.
Some of our names we are going back and forth on are:
1st Choice currently - Evelyn Ann (Ann is my mother in law’s middle name) (Mae is my mom’s middle name) I like names that I can shorten to a nickname like this would be Evie Ann…I call our daughter Emmie Mae
Caroline or Carolina
Kaitlyn Ann --- would probably be called Katie Ann (This is my husband’s choice, I don’t like how it sounds with Emma personally)
If we ever have a boy our first choice would be Noah Michael, and we also like Joshua Allan, and Lucas Scott. So we’d like our baby girl’s name to sound good with those boy names as well. We’d like to have 4 kids.
From your lists, Kaitlyn is the one that stands out to me as not fitting in with the others---either with the other girl names or with the potential future boy names. A name like Katherine would give you the nickname Katie, while keeping your name list in the old-fashioned/traditional theme. Or Kate is also a good stand-alone name, although then it doesn't sound right with the middle name.
Emmie and Evie seem too similar to me, but maybe they wouldn't be. I'm trying them aloud and can't decide.
It's too bad Abigail is out, because it seems to me like an excellent sister set with Emma. Do you like Gabrielle instead, with Gabby instead of Abby?
Or Annabel? It shares some of the sounds of Abigail, and I think it's so sweet with Emma. Emma and Annabel. It messes up your middle name choice, though.
I love Sadie with Emma, too, or Sophie, or Lucy, or Molly. Maybe Sophia, and have Emma/Sophia and Emmie/Sophie.
The Baby Name Wizard suggests Grace, Lily, Julia, Isabel, and Chloe. I especially like Lily, or maybe Lillian. Emma and Lillian; Emmie Mae and Lily Ann.
If you love Jane Austen, I suggest Jane. It's old fashioned, traditional, and underused but not at all unfamiliar. Emma and Jane is almost too wonderful. But as with Kate, it's choppy with the middle name.
I wonder if you'd like Charlotte. Emma and Charlotte; Emmie Mae and Lottie Ann.