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#1 Baby Name Genie

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:06 PM

Name: Jamie
Location: CA

I want to find a middle name for my daughter that means "joy" or something close to it. The first name will either be Claire or Kate, which don't sound great with Joy. Any tips for finding a pretty name or word that means "joy"?

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:08 PM

The first thing that popped into my mind is Abigail, which means "joy of the father". Another one that came to mind is Beatrix, which is "bringer of joy". One of my all-time favorite names is Rowena, and I believe that it also means something along the lines of joy, but I can't remember exactly what. Good luck :unsure:

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:24 PM

I like Claire as the first name paired with the following:

Gioia (pr: "JOY ah", Italian: "joy; happiness")
Jocosa (pr: "jo KOH sah"; Latin: "Full of joy")
Laetitia (pr: "leh TISH ah"; Latin/French: "Joy")
Latisha (pr: "lah TEE sha" or "lah TISH ah"; Latin/French: "Joy")
Felicity/Félicité (pr: "feh LISS ih tee"; "FAY lee see TAY"; Latin/English/French: "happiness; joy")
Felicia (pr: "feh LEE sha" ; Latin: "happiness, joy")

Clara Bliss would also be cute.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:33 AM

You said the first name would either be Kate or Claire? Okay, here are some names that all sound great with Kate or Claire that mean "joy" or something close.

Abigail (my father joy)
Charmaine (Joy, delight)
Hannah (Grace, Joy)
Alaia (joyful)
Elsa (my god is a vow; joyful)

Good luck!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:36 PM

We used Abigail for our daughter, Chloe, because of its meaning. You've been given a lot of other great suggestions. I especially like Felicia, but you've got lots to work with!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:14 PM

I just thought of another suggestion: what about a variation of Joy, such as Joyce or Joylyn? I'm not sure if your Kate will have a "full" name such as Katherine or Caitlyn, but in either case I think Joyce fits them well. Claire Joylyn also sounds cute, but I think I like Claire Abigail the most :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:03 AM

There's also Allegra, which means cheerful in Italian, and Gwyneth, which means happiness in Welsh.

Kate Allegra and Claire Gwyneth are lovely.