Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight!
We are expecting our third, and probably last, child, in a few weeks. We have two sons: 7 y.o. Henry Brian and 3 y.o. Maxwell Luke. This baby is a girl, and my favorite girl name is the same as since we first had Henry: Charlotte.
Henry is always Henry; Maxwell is always Max. When I say Henry, Max, and Charlotte together, they sound just fine. But I’ve always imagined Charlotte called Charlie. Henry, Max, and Charlie sound like three adorable little boys, not two sweet boys and their darling sister.
I just plain like this style of name for girls – Francesca called Frankie, Alexandra called Alex, Samantha called Sam, Michaela called Mickey.
But all of those names lead to the same problem – all sound like little brothers for Henry and Max. Not sure why this bothers me – a girl Charlie or Alex or Frankie would always be mistaken for a boy some of the time, no matter what.