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pretty please!! we have our first name definitely picked out, and we think we have the middle name picked out, but i'm not 100% sold on it yet. we want the middle name to start with A...any ideas? we don't want anything popular. 


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Angelica, Avery, Aralynn, Asha, Astrid, Aster, Aisley, Ansley, hmmm....


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My friend's baby girl's middle name is Aerie--old family name. Beautiful. I also like Aurora, Amara, Astrid, Aisling, Avery...love the A names!

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Adaline, Adeline, Adalynn, Adelaide (I thought these through, I really wanted an Ada)

Alice

Astrid

Apple (one of my faves that DH denied me)

Ariel or Arielle

Annebelle

Arianna

Alaska

Azura

Amalie

Anya


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Adaline, Adeline, Adalynn, Adelaide (I thought these through, I really wanted an Ada)

Alice

Astrid

Apple (one of my faves that DH denied me)

Ariel or Arielle

Annebelle

Arianna

Alaska

Azura

Amalie

Anya


i'm going to have to second this list for obvious reasons (having my own Ada!)

i also liked Aidel or Eidel (delicate, graceful)

Adina

Asha

hmmmm.......


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I like A names, too.  Annika/Anika is nice. 


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My two girls are named Arwen and Arya. smile.gif


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Aine

Ambrosia

Amelie (I have one of these, so that's my fav!)


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Alina

Ayla

Amara

Amaya

Anya

Aine

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DD1 has an old family (Scottish) name as her middle name: Alafair.

From alternativebabynames.com:
Alafair: A girl's name. A lovely feminine name of unknown meaning.
First seen in the early 1700's in Scotland and England.

I also really like Avery.

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Some A names I have come across during my years of teaching:

 

Annalise (love this one!)

Analiyah

Aliyah (or Alia)

Alma

Ava

Annikah

Alicia

Ariyanna

Adrianna

 

 

 

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My DD is Aniela it means angel.

 

It is a Polish name pronounced like Ahnyayla or Ahnyella


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my "a" girl is analeigh.


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Adah. I took care of a 100+-year-old lady in the nursing home by that name once, and have loved the name ever since.


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Angelica, Avery, Aralynn, Asha, Astrid, Aster, Aisley, Ansley, hmmm....


i like astrid! 
 

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Ambria


not a huge fan :/

 

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My friend's baby girl's middle name is Aerie--old family name. Beautiful. I also like Aurora, Amara, Astrid, Aisling, Avery...love the A names!


aerie is pretty! i love that. but it reminds me of faerie in johnathan strange and mr. norell which totally creeps me out!!!! 
a friend just named her baby aurora and i have another friend with that name as well.

 

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Adaline, Adeline, Adalynn, Adelaide (I thought these through, I really wanted an Ada)

Alice

Astrid

Apple (one of my faves that DH denied me)

Ariel or Arielle

Annebelle

Arianna

Alaska

Azura

Amalie

Anya


i like amalie the best off this list :)

 

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Adaline, Adeline, Adalynn, Adelaide (I thought these through, I really wanted an Ada)

Alice

Astrid

Apple (one of my faves that DH denied me)

Ariel or Arielle

Annebelle

Arianna

Alaska

Azura

Amalie

Anya


i'm going to have to second this list for obvious reasons (having my own Ada!)

i also liked Aidel or Eidel (delicate, graceful)

Adina

Asha

hmmmm.......


not a huge fan. :/

 

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Amelie


i like amelie but i feel like it isn't unique enough anymore with the movie.

 

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I like A names, too.  Annika/Anika is nice. 


i think i'm super picky...i don't like annika either :/

 

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My two girls are named Arwen and Arya. smile.gif


beautiful! we considered arwen because i really like tolkien names but i have a friend named arwen.
 

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Aine

Ambrosia

Amelie (I have one of these, so that's my fav!)

 

aine is interesting! do you know the meaning?
 

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Alina

Ayla

Amara

Amaya

Anya

Aine


i LOVE ayla. it's one of our frontrunners. i really like it as aila for a boy though, we had a friend named aila. i know a little amaya. anya is too close to enya for me.

 

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DD1 has an old family (Scottish) name as her middle name: Alafair.

From alternativebabynames.com:
Alafair: A girl's name. A lovely feminine name of unknown meaning.
First seen in the early 1700's in Scotland and England.

I also really like Avery.

Good luck!


alafair is pretty interesting!!

 

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Some A names I have come across during my years of teaching:

 

Annalise (love this one!)

Analiyah

Aliyah (or Alia)

Alma

Ava

Annikah

Alicia

Ariyanna

Adrianna

 

 

 


my neice's middle name is alma, there are sooo many ava's right now. i know an ariyanna... *sigh* ... names are tough.

 

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Aurelia


this is pretty!
 

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Arden


i REALLLLLLLLLY like arden.
 

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My DD is Aniela it means angel.

 

It is a Polish name pronounced like Ahnyayla or Ahnyella


that's pretty but i don't think it's the right name for this baby...doesn't flow well.


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my "a" girl is analeigh.


not my favourite :/ thanks though!

 

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Adah. I took care of a 100+-year-old lady in the nursing home by that name once, and have loved the name ever since.


yes i love love love adah! esau's wifes name :P


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in my family we have an Adara, and an Alayna


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i know an Ayla! it's a pretty name....it means like..."gazelle"...or is it "oak tree" or something....ugh, can't remember.


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I love A names - my husband like the name Ali and I wanted a name that ended in ahhhhh SO we named our daughter Aliana - we have never heard another and people always comment that it is a beautiful name :)


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My DD2's middle name is Acacia. We include some kind of tree name in all of our kids' names, I like the impression of strength and vitality it gives. This baby's middle name would have been Ash if she were a boy, though I think it could work for a girl, too.


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One of my baby daughter's middle names is Agda. :)


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I wanted to name DD Ayla, but it got vetoed pretty harshly by DH. Apparently there's a character in a video game (Chrono Trigger) that's an unintelligent cave woman. It' supposed to be a reference to Clan of the Cave Bear, the Earth's Children Series. The Earth's Children series eventually turned into a porn book series by the fourth book. 

 

How about the name Azalea? Azaleas are flowers which symbolize temperance, passion and womanhood.

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And other A names inspired by flowers include:

 

 

Amaryllis - The meaning of amaryllis flowers is pride, timidity and splendid beauty. girl's name is pronounced am-ah-RILL-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Amaryllis is "fresh, sparkling". Also the name of a flower. A poetic name for a simple shepherdess or country girl.

 

You could also go with a variant of Alice, such as Alise. http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Alice

 

 

Or how about Aida? 

 

 

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Rooting for Amaryllis!

 

Adding Ada. Sweet, simple.

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Anwen

Ameera

Arabella

 

I think of Amarillo Texas when I see/hear the name Amaryllis....Azalea sounds much prettier to me

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• Ailsa
• Alithea, Alitea
• Althea, Altea
• Amabel
• Aurora
• Amaranta
• Amaya
• Ambrosia
• Amina
• Amira
• Antonia
• Aracely
• Aramina
• Aymara
• Azura
• Ainsley, Ainslee, Ainsleigh
• Airlia
• Airlie
• Aislinn
• Aiyana, Aillana
• Akili, Akileigh, Akilee
• Alejandra
• Alethea, Alithea, Aletea, Alitea
• Alistair, Alastair
• Altair
• Amalia
• Amara
• Amaranta
• Amarante
• Amarinth, Amarinthe
• Amaris
• Amaia, Amaya
• Ambrosia
• Ames
• Amie, Ami—ah-mee
• Amina
• Amira
• Amity
• Anabel, Anabelle
• Anais
• Analina
• Ananda
• Anatasia
• Aynali
• Anaya, Anaia
• Anezka
• Angelica, Anjelica
• Anika
• Annelise, Anelise
• Antonie
• Anya, Aine
• Arabel, Arabelle
• Arabela, Arabella
• Aramina
• Araminta
• Arjuna
• Arwen
• Asa
• Ashton
• Astrea—uh-stray-uh
• Athena
• Aurora
• Avasa
• Avena
• Avery
• Aviva
• Aziza
• Azura
• Amabel
• Amalia
• Amara
• Amaranta
• Amaia, Amaya
• Ambrosia
• Amina
• Amira
• Ananda
• Anaya, Anaia
• Antonia
• Aramina
• Athena
• Aviva
• Aymara
• Azura

Here's my list of A names for girls....many Spanish influenced.

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I met an older woman named Aurelia at work on Friday.  I loved her name!


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