11 years ago
Maggie

What is the best first-middle combination of these names?

I just found out I'm having a girl. There are a lot of names that I really want to use... Claudia Rose Claudia Juliette Fiona Rose Stella Juliette Fiona Iris Iris Juliette or any other combination of these names. Obviously, I really like Rose and Juliette as middle names. I want to work Iris into her name somewhere, because "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls was mine and my husband's first dance at our wedding. Stella is after my sister, and Fiona and Claudia are just names that I love. Our last name is "Monroe" if it makes any difference.
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11 years ago
Emmy Jo (13 weeks with #2)
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Congratulations on your girl! And -- wow -- what a lovely name list! I'll comment on them in order of favorite to least favorite. 1. Fiona Iris -- My favorite on your list. I love the idea of using Iris since it has special meaning to you and your husband, and it's such a fresh-sounding flower choice: unexpected but not over-the-top. Fiona is a beautiful first name. It's spunky and vibrant, a nice complement to the colorful Iris. 2. Iris Juliette -- My second favorite. I love the idea of using Iris, and I think it makes just as fabulous a first name as a middle. These two names flow well together, though (like Noelle) I prefer Juliet spelled this way. Juliette is fine, too... just a bit fussier. 3. Stella Juliette -- Stella Monroe sounds like a movie star name! It's very sparkly. Stella has never been a personal favorite of mine, but I like it for someone else. It has always seemed a bit edgy to me, and I like my names a bit more sweet and innocent (a la Clara or Lily). But it's charmingly retro, and it sounds great with Juliette. Plus, I think it's great that it honors your sister. 4. Fiona Rose -- I love the way these names sound together. The repeated long O sound lends a poetic quality. And Fiona is fantastic -- literary, yet lively. But Fiona Rose Monroe -- I'm not sure about the repeated "ro" sound in Rose and Monroe. For some reason a repeated vowel sound strikes me as poetic, but a repeated syllable (consonant plus vowel) strikes me as redundant. It's a matter of personal taste, though. Perhaps someone else would find Rose and Monroe to sound poetic together. 5. Claudia Rose -- Claudia has never been a personal favorite of mine, but I can see why someone else would find it beautiful. While Claudia Rose flows nicely, I again think Rose sounds kind of strange next to your last name ("Rose Monroe") because of the repeated "ro" sounds. 6. Claudia Juliette -- Both names are fine, and they sound pretty good together. I'm not sure whether I prefer Claudia Juliette or Claudia Rose. Juliette has the advantage of being less expected (since Rose has become a fairly common middle name), but Claudia Rose has a better rhythm, I think. You can't go wrong with any of these choices. They're all lovely classics that are familiar without being too common, and they all seem to have personal meaning for you. Good luck, and I hope this helps!
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11 years ago
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Claudia Rose ~ CLAW-dee-uh, right? I'm asking since I also recall hearing it pronounced CLOW-dee-uh. Perosnally, I think CLAW-dee-uh is much prettier (and makes more sense with that spelling). I'm not crazy about Claudia, but I do see the appeal of the name. It seems like a good choice if you're going for something classic and a little different. I love the name Rose. I have the combination Shannon Rose on my favorites list. Rose is such a simple, yet gorgeous name. Claudia Rose flows beautifully. Claudia Juliette ~ Juliette is pretty, but I personally prefer the spelling Juliet. Juliette is a little "too much: in my opnion, although it is a legitimate spelling. Claudia Juliette actually sounds really good together! Fiona Rose ~ I adore the name Fiona. It rhymes with my seond favorite girls name, Leona. I think Fiona is adorable. I'm not a huge fan of the way the names sound together though. Both have an "OH" sound in them and it makes it sound a bit off to me. Although I hate saying that, since theyare both lovely names. Stella Juliette ~ I dislike the name Stella myself. It's always sounded like someone is lazily saying "stellar" to me. It's really not for me, but I don't think it's a "bad" name. Stella and Juliette complement each other beautifully! Fiona Iris ~ As I already said, I love Fiona! I also really like Iris, and they are just DARLING together! Beautiful, simply beautiful! Iris Juliette ~ Im not quite liking how the names go together for some reason. I'm not exactly sure why though... My favorite is Fiona Iris! I love it! You have a very interesting (and lovely!) taste in names. :)
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11 years ago
ally
Love Fiona Rose Monroe Stella Rose Monroe would be lovely too How about Stella Iris Rose Monroe? It's a bit of a mouthful, but It flows so beautifully and would include both Iris and Rose. Or you could try Iris Rose Monroe (although, I think Iris is a bit old fashioned, so it might not work as a first name).
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11 years ago
april07mom
Stella Iris Monroe
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11 years ago
meg [mommy to arthur 7/13
Ooh, Iris Juliette for sure! Very pretty. I don't like Fiona, and Stella is only okay. Claudia is pretty. I like Claudia Rose.
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11 years ago
Anonymous
All your name choices are lovely, so I doubt you'll come up with a bad name for your daughter! Claudia Rose is absolutely gorgeous. That's my first pick. If you really want Iris in there, Claudia Iris is my second favourite. Iris Juliette is lovely. Fiona isn't one of my favourites, but it's a perfectly acceptable name. Good luck!
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11 years ago
Rquinn
You've got some strange names, but I like Iris best. I don't like Claudia at all. I knew a girl named that in 4th grade and she was horrible. Fiona reminds me of Shrek, sorry. Stella reminds me of that girl from Jonas. Sorry. Iris is pretty cute. Iris Juliette is perfect, i think.
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11 years ago
Anonymous
Stella Juliette
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11 years ago
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I love the name Stella, I think Stella Rose sounds perfect! But to use Iris too I would use Iris Juliette Rose, but that is two flowers in her name...
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11 years ago
Anonymous
I actually love all of these...you've picked such beautiful, classy, feminine names, and very nice-sounding combinations. Fiona is one of my personal favorite girls' names, and I also love Iris, so I vote for Fiona Iris! I like the sound of Fiona Rose as well, but Rose is so popular as a middle name that I really lean toward Iris. Fiona Monroe sounds wonderful to me...
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