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  #1  
March 11th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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SO DH & I are not even pregnant but we had already pretty much figured out names for a boy and girl. Our girls name is Lola Vivian. Vivian is the middle name of his grandmother who was super important in his life and died about 15 years ago. He proposed with her ring.

I love the name Lola. It seems very cute for a little girl yet strong, confident and sexy for a woman. But lately I've been vacillating a little. You all know how that is. We don't want a name super popular and unfortunately many of the names I love are in the top 15: Mia, Sophia, Isabella. We would like something uncommon but not so unusual it's weird. I do love names that end in A, I find them very feminine. But yes, I am very stuck in a certain type of name!

DH suggested I look at the top baby names for France (since I love all things French) and Italy. Wouldn't you know it: Lola was #12 in France in 2006!

So here are some other options I'd love to get your opinions on. Vivian is set for middle name.

Liana Vivian (pronounced Lee-ahna) French means to bind like vine - Really liking this!
Lila Vivian
Layla Vivian
Leala Vivian (French means loyal one)
Liliana (DH thinks this is too many syllables)
Elena Vivian (Italian means light of the sun)
Melina Vivian
Alana Vivian
Eliana Vivian
Alayna Vivian
Kiana Vivian
Viviana ? (DH also likes maybe using this to honor GM, but not sure of middle name then. And not sure why this isn't too many syllables like Liliana).

What do you think?

Shauna
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March 11th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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Besides Lola, from those on your list, I like Layla and Eliana the best Good luck!
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March 11th, 2008, 11:02 AM
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Despite it being "too many" syllables like your husband says... I like Liliana Vivian the best.

I also like Viviana as a first name. Going over your list, the first name that popped out at me for a middle name was Elena, but because of the repeating ending sounds in Viviana and Elena, I like Viviana Elaine.

I'm not huge on Lola, mainly because it's a nickname and not a full name.

You could also try looking at a list of French names. Here's a good list: http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/fre_f.php

Good luck!
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March 11th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Lila Vivian
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March 11th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Funny, Elaine is my aunt's name and she is really the only family I have. It would be a nice thought but I'm not so crazy about the name.

Any other suggestions for a middle name for Viviana? I think it would need to be 1-2 syllables. One prefered. And it can't start with B. Our last name is Brandes (Bran-des).

Thanks girls!
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March 11th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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From the list of French female names I gave you, I like:

Viviana Celeste
Viviana Claire
Viviana Clarice
Viviana Diane
Viviana Eliane
Viviana Elise
Viviana Giselle
Viviana Joelle
Viviana Justine
Viviana Liliane
Viviana Lisette
Viviana Lucille
Viviana Maelle
Viviana Marielle
Viviana Mathilde
Viviana Mirabelle
Viviana Noelle
Viviana Renee
Viviana Rosalie
Viviana Therese
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March 11th, 2008, 01:04 PM
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I like:

Liana
Lila
Layla
Melina
Eliana


I also like Lola a lot. I think it's very cute.
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March 11th, 2008, 03:25 PM
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Liana is my favorite. That was supposed to be my DD's name.

I also like:

Layla
Melina
Eliana

I like Kiana too but i'm not sure it goes with Vivian very well.
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March 11th, 2008, 03:38 PM
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I have never heard Liana but it's beautiful, definitely my favorite from your list. I also think Lola is adorable.
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March 11th, 2008, 03:44 PM
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I also wanted to add that you can use Eliana and call her Liana for short, so that way you get two of your names!
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March 11th, 2008, 05:02 PM
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It's interesting that all of your favorites are mine too. Great feedback, even if just to let me know I'm on the right track. This may give me 2-3 names to go into with but decide when I see her. Of course, I have to get preggie first!!

I really am starting to love Liana. It's different but not weird and very beautiful. Thanks girls!

Shauna
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March 11th, 2008, 06:02 PM
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Liana Vivian and Layla Vivian are really nice.
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March 12th, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Oh well, hubby HATES Liana! He says it sounds like Leann to him and that is white-trash sounding! Can you believe it?!!! It's amazing to me how people react to names, based on someone they knew, etc. I thought seeing how it is spelled would make a difference, but no. He likes Layla and Lila but likes Lola more.

Husbands...you gotta love em!

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March 13th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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I think Lola Vivian is really nice!

others i like:

Liana Vivian
Lila Vivian
Elena Vivian
Alayna Vivian ( I like the Alaina spelling better though, obviously since thats my dd's name)
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March 13th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Eliana Vivian and Elena Vivian are lovely.
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March 13th, 2008, 02:46 PM
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Lola sounds like a dancer name, IMO. I love Liana. Never heard it before but it's really pretty. It's going on my favorites list . Someone else suggested Viviana Celeste. I think this is a beautiful combo. It's also very classy.
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March 13th, 2008, 03:04 PM
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The ones I like best from your list:
Layla Vivian
Liliana
Alana - We were thinking about using Alana.
Good luck!
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March 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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My favorites are:

Lila Vivian
Eliana Vivian



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March 14th, 2008, 09:47 AM
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You guys will get a kick out of this...

Last night I told my DH that a lot of you ladies had never heard the name Liana before, loved it, and were putting it on your favorite lists. He says, "Why did you have to post it? Now it's going to get popular?" I asked why it mattered since he was already so adamant that he hated it. He told me it's growing on him!
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