What goes with Reverie?

I read this dilemma over in the Baby Name Wizard discussion forum with interest — the mom of Reverie is stuck on what to name her second daughter. What a fun name Reverie is! Whimsical and sweet, and I love the nicknames Rev and Revi. But yeah — what do you name Reverie’s sister?

Amazingly, there’s actually a semi-famous little girl named Reverie — daughter of the mom who blogs at Girl’s Gone Child (whose name taste I’ve long been swoony over) — and she’s got two sisters with amazingly perfect names (in my opinion): Fable and Boheme. Fable and Boheme! I know Boheme is sometimes called Bo, and she’s the twin of Reverie — Rev and Bo! 😍 And with Fable — and the nickname possibility Fay/Fae — these three have got to be some of the best named sisters I’ve ever come across. (They also have a brother, Archer.)

But of course the mom in the Baby Name Wizard discussion probably shouldn’t consider Boheme or Fable, given how very *owned* they are (and this coming from a person who doesn’t consider it possible to own a name). Do you agree?

Anyway, I was interested in this list of girl names the parents of Fable, Boheme, and Reverie considered and never used:

Colette
Delphine
Echo
Lark
Cricket
Autumn
Clover
Daisy
Dahlia
Zenith
Belle
Luna
Harbor
Paisley
Blythe
Phoenix
Nova
Aura
Marigold
Azure
Lumina
Meadow
Season
Beatrix
Saffron
Valentine
Zephyr

I have to say, none of them hits me in the same way as Fable, Boheme, and Reverie. Zenith, Zephyr, Echo, and Azure come closest I think, but otherwise I think this list — great as so many of the names are, and some of my favorites — doesn’t really fit with the other three girls’ names’ feminity+unusualness. I’d love to know if you disagree!

Anyway, I’ve been working on a list of names I thought would be a good match to Reverie (from the BNW discussion I quite like Haven, Sonnet, Soleil, and Lumen nicked Lulu!), and came up with the following:

Reine (I met a woman recently named Reine, said like “Wren”)
Thaïs (which I suggested over at the BNW)
Vesper
Hero
Starling
Xanthe
Juniper (maybe)
Charis (maybe)
Phaedra
Briseis (thanks to Mandi at A Blog About Miscarriage for turning me on to this name)
Bronte
Rhiannon

What do you think? What names do you think would fit for a sister for Reverie?

53 thoughts on “What goes with Reverie?

  1. How fun! What about:

    Tamsin (Tamsin Soleil is dreamy)
    Riona (Riona Noelle?)
    Davina
    Honor/Honora/Honoree
    Seraphina
    Evening
    Charmian
    Jardin
    Liberty
    Allegra
    Sonata

    It’s harder than it seems to match Reverie’s vibe.

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  2. I love this category of names, though I would boldly tuck it in the middle name spot. Here are my suggestions:
    Jubilee
    Whimsy
    Harken
    Bliss
    Selah
    True
    Peregrine
    Lux
    Adore
    Chord
    Serenity
    Evangeline
    Journey
    Sojourn
    Comet

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  3. I’m a girlsgonechild reader 🙂 I’m honestly not too keen on Boheme, especially paired with her middle name, but I think Bo is adorable and really suits her. Reverie is my favourite name out of those girls (although again, fable really suits her name), maybe because it’s the most common? I also love her middle name.

    I think another french or international name would probably be the best fit, and I don’t think nature names would go so well. Maybe something like Allegra, Anouk, Jemima, Fabienne, Aurora, Paloma, Delphine.

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  4. I was thinking Aurora or Clementine. Perhaps Sylvie or Solange?
    The Serenity and Sojourn suggestions from above are fabulous; I think they fit the spirit of Reverie well.

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  5. I used to read that blog, mostly while she was pregnant because I was so interested in what she would name the twins. I guess I feel (felt?) like Fable and archer were just way normal than Boheme and Reverie! Ha. Reverie is a hard one to match. My first thoughts were Larken, Azalea, and Arbor. But I’m not quite sure those are right either. I wonder if the mother liked the rhythm of the name or the meaning? Oh maybe something like Indigo? This is a fun one to think about 😁

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  6. I’ve seen the name Remember used in real life a few times. One person who used it chose it as a reminder of a relative who had died. I think the child’s middle name was after the deceased relative. Remi could be a nickname. On the other hand, I think a name that distinctive could be a problem. There are times when it is better to be able to blend into the crowd.

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  7. My first thought was Lux! I see someone else suggested it too – so good!!!!! I also like India,Cosima, Adora, Pearl, Louella, Jewel – some of those are based on meaning, some just on sound. Although if I were brave enough to use Reverie I’d probably just go with something like Story, Soliloquy, or Whimsy (all three are on my guilty pleasure list 🙂 ).

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  8. Kept forgetting to comment but I thought Mabel or Maybelle–I might be making this name up(?), I’m thinking pronounced like a double name, equal emphasis on both may and bell sounds–would be nice (quite similar to Fable but a different feel, less whimsical more feminine perhaps).

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  9. I love Echo with Reverie. I also thought of Hero and Poet! (I have known little girls named both of those!) I also thought of India. There’s a photographer I follow on IG who has a little India and her photos & lifestyle are so dreamy, it brings to mind the quality of Reverie.

    We also know a family with a Haven, Lyric, and Seren (for serendipity), so maybe one of those?

    Of the names listed above, Evening, Aurora, and Sojourn really stand out to me.

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    • I really like Alouette and Poesy/Poesie, nice!! And Jacinta’s one of my personal faves, love seeing it here! I was thinking about this post again today and thought Truly (as opposed to True, which I suggested earlier) might also be a good match.

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  10. Still loving this post! Carmel or even Lourdes would go well with Reverie (likewise Lisieux). Corinne. Some form of Sibyl? Musette or Andante? Thames? Cam? I would look at names of other famous rivers. Even Moselle could work.

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