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Name That Baby!

Today we’re going to play a round of “Name That Baby” because, frankly, the Smockity Frocks Family is running dry on girl names.

Plus, I have a feeling that y’all might have something up your sleeve that we might not have thought of.

So, here are the rules:

We need a girl name with more than 1 syllable. Our last name only has 1 syllable and we don’t like the chop-chop sound that one syllable first names produce.

All of our children’s first names end with the /n/ sound, because if I can take a simple task and make it more complicated, then I am all over it.

Here are the names we have used so far:

Madison
Jackson
Cameron
Adrienne
Katherine
Reagan

As you can see, we don’t object to using surnames or place names and we have been known to use a boyish name for a girl.

These are the names that have been suggested but rejected: (Just to give you a sampling of what we are NOT going for.)

Sally (submitted by our 5 yr. old.) This is a sweet name, but it doesn’t follow the pattern. Can you imagine poor little Sally’s therapy bills?

LilyPad (submitted by our 3 yr. old) Fine choice. For a frog family. We, however, are human.

Jillian. I love this name, but my husband, with his Alabama/Hawaii/Texas accent (He was a preacher’s kid and moved a lot) makes it sound like “million” or “onion” which makes my eyes squint a little. I love you anyway, Honey. Smooch, smooch.

Just for fun, I’ll draw one random entrant to receive a slightly used copy of The Ultimate Cooking with 4 Ingredients by Jean Coates.
Because we are the cash back/cash rewards type of blog. Plus, we’re trying to declutter around here.

So, give it your best shot, and we just might use the name you submit!

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Comments

  1. Megan?

  2. i totally dig Lilly Pad.

    Here are my suggestions:

    Ireland
    London
    India
    Asia

    when i was pregnant with Dippy, we were thinking about using the name Paris for a girl… this was before that ‘other’ Paris. boy am i glad we didn’t get saddled with that name. Coie thinks she’s going to name her daughter Israel(when the time comes). And I *love* that name. We were going to name Ryann that if she were a boy. But Coie likes it better for a girl. ok.. this is getting really long.

    I still think you should reconsider Lilly Pad

  3. Madelynn (one of my favs as I have a Madelynn lol)

    Cheyanne

    Breylynn

    Brendalynn

    Brianne

    Humm….I will have to think of more later!

    Angela

  4. How ’bout Lillian
    Julieanne
    Jillian
    or
    Morgan ??

  5. Well, I was going to say Lillian (cause Lily is so pretty), but someone already suggested it. How about Ellen? (We’re sort of partial, seeings how we named our number four that! But she would be happy to share.)

  6. How about Elaine?

    Elizabeth

  7. Susanne
    Raeann (Ray-Anne)
    Kiersten
    Malin

    ummm, I’ll have to think about it some more. :-)

  8. Two of ours are Jocelyn and Evelyn. Obviously I like those names. The last one we broke off the “lyn” thing and named her Caroline. So there are some cute ones I think.

  9. I love the name Ashlyn Olivia or Brooklyn. Or how about Ellery?

  10. Caitlyn
    I like the name, and it goes with your other kids names. Love your blog!

  11. What about Aaron or Dillon?

  12. How about Lauren,Rosalyn or Jordan. I second the suggestion of Julianne. On the other hand, Sally-Lilly Pad does have a certain ring to it!

  13. Gracen is pretty.

    And I also like all the previous suggestions. Katelyn, Caroline, Julianne….

    There are so many pretty names that you can end with “Lyn” or “Ann”

    Have fun with it!

    Stacey in NC

  14. momxtwo a.k.a. Lisa says:

    How about

    Jordan or Morgan

    Blessings
    Lisa

    momxtwo@gmail.com

  15. How about “Heaven” :)

  16. Carolyn
    Roslyn
    Gracelyn

  17. Jon and Sarah says:

    How about Lauren, Karin, Caroline, London (I know a girl who spells it Londayn)?

    Sarah

  18. How about Lincoln? My husband pointed out that you have other “presidential” names and this one might fit in. I thought it was different and kind of cute! Plus, the president by this name was a great one!

  19. Haven
    Brooklyn
    Karlyn
    Jaclyn
    Adalyn
    Camden

  20. Okay since I can no longer run across the street to weigh in on baby names I must put my two cents in here…
    Payton
    Jacklyn
    Eden

  21. The Cheerio Queen says:

    ok I will join in this is too good and fun to pass up. Here are my suggestions:

    Carrington
    Carrigan
    Lauren
    Ashlyn
    Julieanne
    Jaden
    Madeline

    Hope those help. :)

    Jenna

  22. I like Allison :)

  23. We used Katelyn for our 2nd daughter. When I was pregnant w/ child #4, we considered Eden for a girl (but we had Micah instead).

    Kelly in SC

  24. I’m still thinking. But I wanted you and Maddielynn to know that you are Rockin’ Girl Bloggers! Go read my blog.

  25. I vote for Adrienne, ’cause I have one. My other vote would be for Carrigan, ’cause that’s what I REALLY wanted to name her little sister. :)

  26. My sister-n-law is pregnant with a girl and she intends to name her

    London

    It is quite popular among children right now because of the show on Disney Channel called
    “The Suite life of Zac and Cody” there is apparently a girl on the sitcom named “London” other names I like are

    Gillian and
    Brianlynn

  27. How about Suzanne – the z makes the name look pretty

    Sharlene
    harbourlightradio.org

  28. Okay, if you’re at all like me, you’re not really looking for trendy, so, no offense else-people, but I’d nix London. (ducking!) Caroline was already mentioned, but I want to second it (or third it?). I came across a “Caroline Susannah” today, who goes by Callie Sue. I thought that was adorable. Caroline “is a fine and sensible name, and hardly one to be ashamed of.”
    ‘So excited for you all!

  29. I like a lot of the names mentioned already, but will give you my “two bits”. I think you need a name that is not similar to some of your others. Carolyn or Kaitlyn seem to be close enough in sound to some of yours already. I would go with something different. Ellen or Elaine would be my top picks! Thanks for letting us give our imput! It’s been fun!
    Anita from http://www.sonshine-musings.blogspot.com

  30. My choice would definitly be Brooklyn!

  31. Simple Journeys says:

    One of my favorite /n/ names (and the name of my youngest) Kristin!

  32. Jennifer Meachem says:

    well the name i pick and hope to win by is the beautiful…

    “JENNIFERNnnn”

    you know, three syllables, ends with the “n” and of course the first part, “jennifer” is represented by the lovely, “moi”
    tee hee hee
    i’m totally joking.

    how about, hmmmmm….

    “dalton” or maybe “dollton”
    no? too cute, trying too hard, am i? hmmmm…
    “gifton” ?
    totally making stuff up here to be ORIGINAL!
    ummmmmm….
    “mason” or “macin”
    “maddielynne” “madeline”
    “coltlyn” “coltlynne”
    “taten” (trying to put a “n” sound to tate
    “wesleyenne” “weslynne”
    okay, out of ideas…. for now!
    :oP

  33. Jennifer Meachem says:

    thought of “maycin” or “macynne”

    okay, will leave you alone now.
    lol!

  34. First off…CONGRATULATIONS! :D Anyways, on to name ideas…tried to pick ones that went with the rest and that were different letters of the alphabet (except for two)…
    * Paityn (already mentioned but different spelling)
    * Rylan
    * Imogene – would totally love if we were early 1900′s but moving on :)
    * Lorraine
    * Joanna/(Joanne/Joann)
    * Evelyn
    * Erin
    * add ‘Lyn(n) to your fav name!
    talk to ya soon! :)

  35. We have an Evelyn. I love it. :)
    I also like Tonilyn, Madison, Addison, and Carolyn.

  36. We have three boys so far and our girl names may never be used at this rate, so I will share them with you if you’d like.

    Our first girl name is Yeirah Elizabeth (pronounced EE-ay-ruh)and our second girl name is Cerulean Naomi. We would call her Ceru (Sair-oo) for short. I hope that helps some.

  37. I have a Gracelyn who recommends Season and my other daughter recommends Ashlyn. :)

  38. Oh man, you are getting some great names!!!!

    I’m not very clever…I’ll just enjoy everyone else’s suggestions!

    And you can feel free to send me another book from your shelf. :)

  39. Hmmm, you’ve gotten a lot of good suggestions. The only one I could think of off the top of my head was -

    Erin

    Mrs. H

  40. Renae

  41. We have a Susanna – so maybe Susan. We also have a Caroline – pronounced Carolyn. We have 6 girls (and 1 boy) so I know how hard its gets to choose a name you love. I’m glad you’re getting so many good suggestions. -Melissa

  42. In Light of the Truth... says:

    -Marion
    -Caitlin
    -I really liked Leah’s suggestions of Evelyn or Addison.
    -I like the name Ella but to make it end with ‘n’ sound then it would be Ellen I guess, and I’m not as fond of that one for this generation.
    -Shannon
    -Francine
    -Justine
    -Brianne
    Okay, I think that’s about enough from me! Good luck!

  43. Aislin
    Gwendolyn (also spelled Gwendolen)
    Madalen (alternate spelling of Madeline)
    Mairin (or Maren)
    Vivian
    Adelyn
    Azlyn
    Kailyn

  44. Dummy me, I canNOT believe I didn’t mention this before!
    ARWEN
    or
    EOWYN
    (Obviously, I’m a bigtime LOTR fan.)
    And, I’ve always liked TARYN. One thing to consider, you’d head down a difficult path with weird and twisted spellings. My dad always says a guy could spell a name like John, “Xplf”, if he wants to, but…

  45. I just wanted to comment again and say…This Post is GREAT! I’ve loved reading all the comments. We’re expecting #11 and though right now we only 3 girls and 7 boys, we sure struggle with finding a girl name we really like. I have a list of at least 6 more boy names, but zilch on the girls….until I read all these comments…. :)

    ~Jaynee
    Wife to wonderful Daniel
    Mommy to Timothy (10), Elijah (9), Rebekah (8), Benjamin (7), Abigail (6), Isaiah (5), Josiah (4), Noah (3), Susannah (2), Nehemiah (9 m.) and Baby :)

  46. My hubs favorites aren’t on your list–Medulla Oblongata, Waddie Peytona (an interstate exit near us), or Melba Sue. Actually, he really did like the last one–Melba after the famous opera singer, Nellie Melba. I liked my granny’s name, Addie Dennie. It think that’s sort of neat and old-fashioned.

  47. Bronwyn
    Bronny for short

  48. I really like Gwendolyn. I noticed someone else suggested that too.

  49. Just about everything I could think of has already been suggested, but you could always go with something old-fashioned like my name (Barbara Anne). My daughter is Allison, that would work, too.

    or

    Nancilynn
    Ashton
    uh… okay, that’s all I’ve got, and it’s not much : )

    By here’s something else I need to give you!

    http://www.homesteadblogger.com/findingcontentment/70318/You+Make+Me+Smile+Award.html

    Barb J.

  50. Lillian ??

    Lela http://www.xanga.com/lmcs79

  51. Mama Martin says:

    One we didn’t use was JO-ANNE (to be shortened to Jo of course), nice and spunky like Jo in Little Women.

  52. Raelyn, Hayden, Jaqueline,

  53. We have a Brooklyn and my 3 yr old calls her “Brookie”
    She was almost a Madison, but my husband was afraid she’d be “Mattie”. :)

  54. Carson
    Addison

  55. Ellen Templer says:

    Ellen says:

    I have to vote for Ellen or Erin (or course I’m slightly prejudiced towards those names). Of course I also like, Brooklyn, Taryn, Jaden, or Katelyn. Good luck!

    Love ya,
    Ellen

  56. The Momma Chronicles says:

    Mary-Beth
    Carol Anne
    Maisy
    Sadie
    Libby
    Esther Jane

    Yes. I adore the oldies. I’m trying to bring back Little House on the Prairie days by naming my children with the oldies. hee.

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