Aloha Friday #83

May 21, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

Since we now know that we’re having another girl, I’m looking for name suggestions. What’s your favorite girl name?

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


106 Responses to “Aloha Friday #83”
  1. Mighty M says:

    I love Piper, Avery, and Danica!

  2. Jennifer says:

    My favourite girl name is Lillian (Lilly).

  3. The Social Frog says:

    Ella or Bella, Lily, Jacinta, Lashaya, Irene :)

  4. A Psych Mommy says:

    I agree, Lily is a great name. Shari is even better LOL. I also like Ava and Gracie.

  5. Anissa says:

    My little girl is Ariel I love that name.
    If i would of had another girl I love the name Ema.

  6. Kari A. says:

    I always wanted a girl and her name would have been Kate. Her name would have officially been Katherine.

  7. Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too says:

    I love Sydney, Madison and I’m really partial to Kennedy!!!
    (tee hee)

  8. Sarah says:

    My daughter is Natalie. I also like Ava, Kate and Camille. Lily is pretty too. We had the hardest time with names – it’s so permanent!

  9. mommy-momo says:

    I have to keep my absolute favy girl name to myself. hehe. I love it to much. But I love names of cities or countries!

  10. Michelle says:

    I am really loving Ava right now! My daughter was almost an Ava, but she is a Chloe

  11. Amy O'Neal says:

    I love the name Lily… of course :)

  12. diana/sunshine says:

    i’ve always loved the name jolene. i don’t know why i didn’t name my daughter that =/

  13. Heather says:

    We love Cadence and Ava.

  14. Vicki says:

    I love the name Kilah~ (pronounced with a long i and silent h= Ki la

    That’s what I named my daughter !!

  15. Jennifer @ It's A Beauty Filled Life says:

    I’m partial to two names: Emma and Alexis. :-)

  16. Megan says:

    My favorite girl name, that will never be used because of someone else in my family using a similar name, is Victoria Rose.

  17. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Hmm, other than the ones we’ve already used… I like Madeline, Isabella, Addison, and Lily. Not that I’ve thought this through or anything, lol. :)

  18. Thom says:


  19. Upstatemomof3 says:

    Jordan, hands down my favorite girls name is Jordan. We cannot use it because we name our children after a deceased relative by using the first letter of their name and we have no J relatives. But it is still my favorite.

  20. Auntie E says:

    When I was young I said I would name my first girl Caroline. I still like that name. My daughter was adopted so her name was chosen to go with her given name. And Not being able to have my own biological children, I will not be using the name Caroline. that’s my pick for you.

  21. Kim @ The Mom Trap says:

    The names we considered for our daughter but, for some reason or another opted not to use, was: Olivia, Caroline, and Victoria

  22. AmyG says:

    Well, my favorites are Emily & Olivia, ;) but they are very popular, which I didn’t realize at the time. Some of my other favorites are:


    Can’t wait to hear what you decide to name your new little princess!

  23. Otin says:

    How about Otina, or Oti, or even Otilia, lol! No, really, I can’t think of a good name right now lol!

  24. East Coast Wahine says:

    I love Noelani, Kalea and Kalia.

  25. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I like Patricia, Ysabel, Julia and Eunice.

  26. Toni says:

    Isabella! I wanted to name my daughter Isabella, but my husband had a fit. So we agreed on Erika, and I love it!

  27. Stacy says:

    I always liked Courtney, Addison or Molly.

  28. Sarah says:

    Besides Emma, Scarlett, and Lexi/Alexandra (my daughters :) I love Chloe and Quinn.

  29. Kari says:

    My favorite girl names:


  30. Jenni Jiggety says:


    With the nickname Carly!

  31. Katie says:

    I like the name Rose.

  32. TheAngelForever says:

    As the mommy of two boys I always had great girl names, but now I can not think of any ;) I think this is a personal choice and we know you’ll pick the perfect Princess name.

  33. tara says:

    well, my little girl is Olivia, I’m Tara, her middle name is Reese. I like the name Analise, but my hubby never did. hmmmmm… I may have to come back to this!

  34. Dee says:

    Congrats! I’m having a little girl too so of course I’m just stuck on her name.

    BUT I also like the names Peyton, Kaylee and Emma!

  35. Diane says:

    Trinity Rain – but it’s already taken :)

    I almost named my oldest daughter Moira – which I still love…

    Unfortunately, being pregnant, you have a long time to think about these things!

  36. ParentingPink says:

    I like Catherine and Kara. Btw, congrats on your soon to be new little girl!

  37. Nichol says:

    I love Zoe(thats my daughter) Her middle name is McKenna which I love, I love Sophia, and Olivia. Congrats on the girl!

  38. parenting BY dummies says:

    Amanda is pretty much the most adorable name for a girl. Another option is Merceia (mer-say-uh), which is what I wanted to name our daughter, but since we never had one, it’s available:)

  39. Laura says:

    Congrats on the girl! I love my girls’ names – Riley and Taylor.

  40. Aunt LoLo says:

    Oooh…that’s hard. I like the older sounding names…Mia, Sophia, Rose.

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you – I’m having trouble with the code on your “grabbable” button on your sidebar. I think there’s an extra line of code in there?? If I put it in as is, and then hit “spellcheck” the code turns into..well, code, instead of a picture. If I hit publish, without doing spellcheck, I get an error and have to erase the first line of the code before it will publish, and then it has no problems. ???

  41. Swoozie says:

    I have always loved the name Ella Grace. What a sweet name!
    Have fun choosing!

  42. Maribeth says:

    I do love Lily. That’s so pretty.
    Okay my two daughters were Amanda Mae and Kathleen Alynne.
    Now what names do I like?
    Remember one thing. Give your child a user friendly name. Being Maribeth means I spell every day of my life because everyone wants it to be spelled, Mary Beth. I also married a man with a trick last name and have a doctor of Turkish background so I spell, spell, spell! Ugh! There are days I wish my name was Susan!

  43. angie says:

    I have always loved the names Amanda, Sandra and Angela

  44. Amy says:

    I wanted to grab your button for Friday “Aloha Friday” But every time I post it goes away. So I just grabbed your other button. Sorry about that. Now onto names for little girls.

    I love Amy Lyn of course that is a wonderful name.(mine)
    I love Alyce Jayne because it is so pretty.(my daughter’s name)
    I love Molly.
    I love Olivia.
    I love Sofia.
    I love Emma Jayne.
    I love Jayne.
    I love Jillian.
    I love Grace.
    Okay I guess that is enough.
    Happy Friday.

  45. LZ says:

    Annabel. Nickname Anni – love it!

  46. Jen says:

    Congrats!!!! =)

    I love the name Violetta, Violet and Emma.

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  47. Carolyn Barnett says:

    I love the namr Julieanna and the name Angelina, Which is my daughters name.

  48. Tracey says:

    My daughter’s name is Juliana Joy. I love her name.

    I also love Francesca, Gianna and Mariana.

  49. Sweet Serendipity says:

    When we were having a girl, I liked Linnea, but hubbie did not. I also like Kate, Ellie and Lily.

  50. Valerie says:

    I named my daughter Summer becaus I loved that name so much. If I were to have a second daughter her nane would have been Dakota.

  51. Meg says:

    I love what we named our daughter : Emmalyn Margaret.

    If we were to have a second girl she will be either :
    Lorelei Elizabeth or Ginevra Elizabeth.

    But I also have a thing about how many letters I wanted, I wanted them all to be even which makes it kinda hard.

  52. Brandi says:

    I love Ava and Kate actually i love them together.

  53. *Just Jen* says:

    If my son was going to be a girl, we were going to name her Ainsley Marie. :-)

  54. Abby says:

    Some of my favs are Layla, Paige, Sage and Mila.

  55. Brandi says:

    I love Ava. Or I like Macie.

    Those are the two I would want to choose from if we have another girl next time.

  56. Tes says:

    McKayla, Delaney, and Sofie are some of my favorites.

  57. michelle says:

    I love Sophia, Estella,and Brenna
    Brenna means one with black or raven hair…we almost named our little girl that she is so nice and dark with dark hair but my husband like Sophia more, if we ever have another girl her name will be Brenna. :)

  58. Rita says:

    I like Amanda.

  59. IE Mommy says:

    Well…my favorite names are Rylan and Skylar but after that I loved Grace, Avery, Haven and Marlie

  60. IE Mommy says:

    Well…my favorite names are Rylan and Skylar but after that I loved Grace, Avery, Haven and Marlie

    Swing by The IE Mommy and let’s talk “shopping”!

  61. Ashley says:

    I like Kaya, Kirra, Leah!!

  62. Mandee says:

    There are too many cute names!! Lily, Taylor, Jordan, Akayla and my daughter’s name is Rayden….it means the goddess of thunder and lightening!

  63. Jinxy says:

    Wow I have to agree with a lot of the commenters. Lily is a beautiful name, its my daughters.
    Other names I like are Renee, Jillian, Caden and Kyler.

    I can’t wait to hear what you end up naming her.

  64. LuAnn says:

    I did the linky thing above, on my “Bluegrass Gal” weblog. Great idea for Aloha Friday, BTW. Another cool girl name is “Andriel”, which is the name of a daughter of a former co-worker of mine.

    All this thinking about names made me remember that in the 5th grade, my family moved from Maryland to Utah. They asked me if I wanted to go by “Lucille” (my given name) or “LuAnn” my nickname. I chose LuAnn, because “Lucille” sounded like one of the Baldwin sisters (those ‘Papa’s recipe’-makin’-spinters) on the tv show The Waltons! *lol*

  65. Aritza, Goddess of.. says:

    Congrats on the upcoming bundle of joy !!!

    Uhmm apparently I have very common tastes, lol, everyone seems to mention the same names .. I love :

    Emma, Ella, Victoria, Ava, Mia, Sam ..

  66. Chrissy says:

    I love the names Olivia and Isabella. Happy Friday!

  67. Becca says:

    I like Rya :)

  68. Renee says:

    I went looking for Hawaiian names that start with K.

    Keiki – I know that means child, but it’s do cute!
    Keikilani – love the meaning!

    Congratulations and many blessings!

  69. Shannon says:

    I really love the name Olivia :)

  70. Katie says:

    Evelyn so you can call her Evie for short. Or Abigail and Abby for short.

  71. Stephanie says:

    I like short names…my daughter’s name is Mada (may-da)…after my great gram. But I also like Emma, Ava, Ada, Audrey, Aubrey, Nola…good luck!

  72. Melissa says:

    I’ve always loved Leah and a new favorite is Ava :)

  73. Shawn C. says:

    I love the name Melia. It’s pronounced May-Leah and it means plumeria. Cute!

  74. Desert Songbird says:

    I think any name that is not common and overused but doesn’t sound made up is a fine idea. I’m sure you have several ideas already.

  75. Heather says:

    I like Hanna (that’s my daughter’s name)! And also Molly, Madeline, Violet, Autumn, and Chloe.


  76. Kelley says:

    I always, always dreamed I wanted a girl and that would be the name.

  77. Kimert says:

    Why Annabelle Grace, of course!!! teehee

    I like:
    Mallory Jayne

  78. Sues2u2 says:

    I love my daughter’s name which is Hanae Emilee. The Hanae is Japanese & means beautiful flower. The first thing my son said when he saw his sister was that she looked like a beautiful flower girl. So there you have it!

    Other names I love:
    Leilani – looked up the meaning & absolutely adore this one!

    Eager to learn what y’all choose.

  79. Tricia says:

    Congratulations A baby girl awwww

    ok Angelina is my pick

  80. stampedwithgrace says:

    my girls are Olivia, Kelsey, Brooke, Landry and Malory. I also like the name Sydney, Sophia and Makena (my fav beach in Maui!)

  81. pam says:

    Emily and Jillian of course!

    Congrats on the new baby.

  82. Niky @ Design It Chic says:

    Congrats’ on the baby first of all!
    And now a name suggestion.. i believe Zara is so pretty!

    Happy Friday!

  83. MommyAmy says:

    My twin girls are named Anya & Ziva. So obviously I really love unusual names!

    Some others I really liked were Annalise & Elsa.

  84. AShley B. says:

    I really like the name Sarah Ann!!!

  85. Erica says:

    Seems like every one is having girls :) I always liked Grace.

    May I also add I am lovin’ your page layout.

  86. groovyoldlady says:

    I love Lydia Grace.


  87. Hillary says:

    Lacey, Leila/Laila/Leyla/Layla, and Noelle are my favorites.

  88. Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says:

    I’m partial to Emily and Audrey. I also like my friend’s name – Sarabeth.

  89. JamericanSpice says:










  90. crystal says:

    My favorites are Raina and Nina(friendly raccoon,native american)

  91. Em Dy says:

    Em? Ha ha.

    I love boys’ names for girls like Alex, Billy, Sam.

  92. Traci Phillips says:

    i love hannah grace; but i also like ryleigh and jessie.

  93. Everydaywoman says:

    Oh, congratulations! How about something beautiful and old-fashioned? Perhaps . . .Hannah, Lilliana, or Abigail (although I did use that one myself 28 years ago!) and now it’s become way too popular!!!

  94. Krista says:

    I’ve always wanted to name a girl Aurelia. But I don’t think my husband will go for it… ;) Aurelia Rose…

  95. Pamela says:

    I worked with a woman named Lurlie.
    She was beautiful inside and out.
    I soooooo wanted to name my little girl Lurlie.
    The father of my child said NO WAY.

  96. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy says:

    The first name really has to work with the last name and is such a personal choice, but I’ve always loved LEIGH for a middle name with this unique spelling.

  97. Anya says:

    My favorite irls name


  98. Anya says:

    My favorites are :


  99. Kila says:

    My girl name was Kyra. Never got to use it, as we had three boys!

  100. Amy says:

    I’ve always loved the name Kayla and I was so pleased when we adopted our girls and they were named Kayla and Kara!

    Kayla gets complimented all the time how pretty her name is. She’s almost 23 and still hears it!

    Congrats on having another Princess!!

  101. Genevieve Larson says:

    We just named our daughter Summer Rae.
    But my favorite name for a little girl is Marley.

  102. Dee says:

    We were going to name our second daughter Nalani. Vocal family members complained to my husband that they didn’t like it which caused many discussions between the two of us and we settled on another name. My little one’s name fits her and now I couldn’t imagine her with another name but I still love the name Nalani and have not seen anyone else with it. (We found it in a baby name book that said it meant calm heavens)

  103. Xmasdolly says:

    My favorite girl’s name is Angelina (for short is Angel).
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