A Christmas Baby

This year, Lord willin’, we will be receiving a very special gift on Christmas Eve: our first little granddaughter. She has only one thing on her Christmas list: a name. With nine days to go, my daughter and son-in-law can’t agree on a single name.

Any suggestions? If you’ve got a favorite girl’s name, leave a comment here on my blog and I promise to pass it along. As a thank you for your baby-naming help, I’ll be giving away five copies of A New Home for Lily (releasing in February!)

 

Comments

  1. Christine Jensen says:

    I am partial to my daughter’s name , Joelle

    • Angie Combes says:

      The name Rachael means a lot to me… That’s my daughters name πŸ™‚

    • Jean Cotter says:

      Congratulations on your new almost gradndaughter. As for her name, it should be Noelle of course since she is being born on Christmas eve. Or perhaps you like Eve better, but remember she was the one that started it all!

    • cheryl mcroberts says:

      My Daughters name is Terri Lee oh Cheryl is a name you do not see often. Your family should think of name easily said and write for when she starts school.

    • Irene says:

      My favorite name is Sarah Rebekka

    • Cynthia says:

      Our oldest and youngest daughters were both born in December; Noel Marie and Jessica Pearl (Pearl after her great grandmother).

    • Michele Lamb says:

      I’m partial to the names Melody, Laurel and Merry.

    • Glenda Strombom says:

      Hannah Irene is my choice of your granddaughter’s name.

  2. Jean Smith says:

    I have a Granddaugher named Kaylee and i love that name.

  3. Laura McLendon says:

    Anna or Amelia

  4. Judy Burgi says:

    I like the name Abigail Nicole.

  5. Gail says:

    Annalese

  6. Rachael says:

    Grace or Abigail. πŸ™‚

  7. Shirley Gerhardt says:

    Susannah, our grandaughters name.

  8. Diane Braddock says:

    Katherine Anne. With a nickname of katie

  9. Luann Purcell says:

    I had a girl’s name all picked out 35 and 31 years ago but had 2 wonderful boys and didn’t get to use it…the name is Julie Emmalyn….both names are family names but you can imagine my surprise when we moved to a town 150 miles from where I grew up and there was a street named Julie Emmalynn! I took it as a validation that it IS a beautiful name…congrats on the upcoming birth…we had 3 beautiful grandsons before we finally got the little girl–Lily Evelyn!

  10. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I love the name Catherine, Katelynn, Hope, Faith.

  11. Leda says:

    Anastasia (means resurrection)

  12. Renee Ratliff says:

    Katherine Elizabeth

  13. Joanne says:

    If she’s definitely arriving Christmas Eve, I can’t think of anything more appropriate than Eva Noelle. Or Natalie Joy.

  14. Sherry Gore says:

    Holly

  15. Virginia Rush says:

    I like two especially….Skylar Faith and Destiny Anne

  16. Anne Gooch says:

    Isabella is my grand daughter’s name (who will turn 8 months on Christmas) and I love her name. We call her Bella and my hubby calls her Izzy lol. I have also always loved the name Grace which is what my name means but my mom felt Grace was to old fashioned for a baby born in the 70’s.

  17. Chris Meyer says:

    Joelle~as a girl’s name is pronounced joh-EL. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Joelle is “Jehovah is God”.

    It is also my middle name. πŸ™‚

  18. Isabelle Lussier says:

    When i had my daughter almost 5 years ago, my husband and i couldn’t agree on a name. We thought of ChloΓ© but with Lussier as a last name it wouldn’t do. I liked Rebekah but my husband had trouble remembering how to spell it.

    Turns out that when we saw her we knew she was Jasmine…. Her 2nd name is May which means God’s gift. All our kids have a second name meaning God’s gift.

    Anyhow, Jasmine is turning five on the 19th of December. She is truly a gift to us after three boys….

  19. Jude Eckert says:

    Baby name suggestion for a Christmas baby would be Grace Gods gift to us was his son and Grace.

  20. Loraine Ertelt says:

    Julia Lynn or Noelle Marie

  21. Sher Bowersox says:

    Anna Ruth [My mothers name. Lost her this summer.]

  22. Jenny Martin says:

    I am partial to my daughter’s name–which was also one of the names in the running when I was born….Jillian Rebecca. But if she is a Christmas Baby…then I like something that will have the words Noelle or Joy in it.

  23. Joanne Noble says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    I’ve always wanted a daughter with the name Amy Elizabeth. It’s my great great grandmother’s name. I just love the older family names. my great grandmother’s name is Katherine Elizabeth. I love this name too. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to your new little family member.

    Joanne

  24. Laura Hilton says:

    I love the name Jenna. Also Kayli (someone else suggested the same name, spelled different.) I also love the name Kristin.

    But for a Christmas baby, I would be very tempted to suggest a fun Christmassy name. Like Noel. Or Candy Christmas (like the singer.) My husband would never agree though. πŸ™‚ My Kristin was born in October and I suggested Autumn Breeze and he said he would not name his child after a season and a weather condition! LOL

  25. Janet Martin says:

    i always wanted to name a daughter Sarah Anne love that name but i only had boys bless their hearts πŸ™‚

  26. Lisa Korell says:

    Christine would be nice for the connection with Christmas. I also like Olivia.

  27. WANDA DALE ROSA says:

    MY GREAT,GREAT,GREAT GRANDMA NAMED ELIZA, THEN MY GRANDDAUGHTER NAMED ELIZABETH.
    I LOVE THAT NAME “ELIZA”.

  28. Jodie Poulin says:

    I love the name Mariah Bethany.

  29. Sunnie says:

    I have always liked Grace or Alice.

  30. felecia says:

    I love the name Addison.

  31. Bethany Anne

  32. karenk says:

    what about claire?

  33. Laura Stephenson says:

    Forty years ago on December 19th we adopted a beautiful little girl and named her Merri Noel. She had brought us the joy of Christmas each and every day.

  34. I love the name Bennett for a girl! The middle name could be Joy!

  35. Ambrielle Bender says:

    My name is Ambrielle, it is pronounced am-bre-el. I am always getting compliments and people always ask me to spell it so they can remember it. Plus it is rare. (middle name is Lee)

  36. Cecilia McClain says:

    My daughter PatriciaRose is often told how beautiful her name is. Her name is a combination of my mother’s and mother-in-law’s.
    Blessings.

  37. Barbara Bortner says:

    Lily Grace is my choice for a name for a little girl

  38. Theresa N says:

    What about Keely Sara.

  39. Jodi says:

    Kar-Lai

  40. Michelle S says:

    Maggie Grace

  41. Patti says:

    I like several names Sheila Joy, Kari (my 1st g-dau) Regina okay will hush

  42. I was born on Christmas Day many years ago . My parents named me
    ( Mary Kathryn ) . So that’s the name I would suggest .

    Enjoy your sweet Grand Baby .

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year .

  43. vickie says:

    i thought if i ever had kids( to old now)i would name her hannah or rachel anne,arianna marie ,tiffany renee.

  44. Carol Anne Merrill Miller says:

    It is high time the name Carol was made popular again…lead the way and remember at Christmas time we all sing Christmas *Carol’s*. And for heavens sakes if you add the middle word *Anne* please be kind enough to add the extra special *e* at the end. I continually feel sorry for *e* less Ann’s. Bless you and yours in this amazing season of life.

  45. anna says:

    I love the name Katherine Elizabeth.

  46. Barbara Ann Beers says:

    I am partial to our daughters names, Anna Elisabeth & Sarah Rebekah, but I should be.

  47. Bobbe says:

    The names I like are Talia and Londyn.

  48. Marsha says:

    Congratulations to the new parents and Grandparents. I love the name Miriam Elizabeth. πŸ™‚

  49. beckie says:

    sarah

  50. Bernadette says:

    My first granddaughter was born on December 21, and given the name Ella Nicole. I think a good Christmas name is Noelle Grace or something with Lily for the middle name.

  51. Dianna Bupp says:

    I love the name Leah Rose!!!!

  52. Deborah Rosen says:

    Congratulations! I never had a daughter, but if I had, I’d have named her Felicia, after my beloved grandmother, who was a woman of courage, faith and determination.

  53. apple blossom says:

    Holly Joy

  54. Dawn says:

    Ivy Grace, Ivy Marie, Ivy Pearl, Dawn Marie (not my name), Hannah Pearl, Savannah, Heather, Noelle, Polly. Congratulations to the family!

  55. Sharon Riley says:

    My favorite girls name is Isabella Grace.

  56. Kim Leachman says:

    I like the name Rachel..lamb of God

  57. Jody Rigle says:

    Having grandchildren is a gift from god. My three favorite girls names are Madisyn Elizabeth, Abigail Elizabeth and Erin Elizabeth. Good luck to you and your beautiful family!

  58. Melissa A. says:

    My favorite girls name is Genevieve πŸ™‚

  59. Tambra says:

    Addie Rose-My great grandma’s Name I had 3 boys so could not use it.
    Tambra is unique
    I also like Autumn

  60. Vera says:

    Ah, Christmas time babies are always so special (but they all are, aren’t they????). My first born was due Dec. 20 and arrived at 6:00 a.m. Dec. 25. What excitement! Her Dad named her Princess (she was his little princess) and Dawn (because she was born so near dawn). He thought of Aurora (which is a name for Dawn) but decided on Dawn.

    Would love to win the 2nd in the Lily series.

  61. Linda says:

    How about Noella Christine Joy?

  62. Linda McFarland says:

    I would like to add my two cents to the discussion…….Polly or Sophie for the new babys name

  63. Jamie says:

    Named my daughter Sheridan Lacee …. still my all time favorite.

  64. Samorjj says:

    I had the name Brynn picked out if our last baby if we had a girl. We didn’t but I still love the name.

  65. Cheryl Baranski says:

    Olivia or Rose

  66. Rose says:

    Roseanne

  67. Valarie says:

    Merilinda or Jasline or Valarie

  68. One of my favorite girl names is Ruth, from the beautiful story in the OT to wonderful women I’ve known by that name.

  69. Paula says:

    Lilah Jo

  70. Denise DiFalco says:

    Elizabeth “Beth” or Abigail

  71. Charlette says:

    Here is an interesting and unusual name for a girl (one born at Christmas time): Hollyn

  72. Carol Single says:

    Carol is a nice Christmas name πŸ˜‰ Gloria is another one or maybe a variation on Gloria with Glorianna.

  73. Connie R. says:

    A Christmas Eve baby? It’s corny, but Carol or Noelle or some version…

  74. I think Christina Suzanne would be great Or Katy Anne. ( I didn’t name my Christmas daughter with a Christmas name. It is Ellen Loraine which I love.)

  75. Lisa Grace is a pretty name.

  76. denise says:

    Rebecca, Susanna or Leah are pretty names

  77. Erin from Long Island says:

    There are a lot of names that tie into the holiday, but for something different, my favorite is Fiona

  78. Barbara Reed says:

    Congrats on the upcoming birth of your first grandgirl! I have 7 grandchildren (4 grandboys and 3 grandgirls, including a set of twins) One of my granddaugters is named Daisy. I love any flower names like Lily, Rose, or of course, Daisy. You can’t help but smile when you say the name of a flower. May GOD Bless your little one and her mother with a smooth entrance into this world.

  79. shelly says:

    Noelle, Joy, Hope, Faith, or Harmony are my faves

  80. Juanita Cook says:

    Rosemary, Olivia Ann, Piper Rose. are some of my favorite name

  81. Sylvia Smith says:

    Kambrie. That is our great grandaughter’s name and she is the apple of our eyes. Also like Sarah.

  82. Teresa Young says:

    I do like a name that reflects the holiday, but I also like the name we picked out if our last child had been a girl: Stacy
    Congratulations on the grandbaby.

  83. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I really liike the name Arianna (or spell Ariahna). My granddaughter’s name is Arabella which I really like also!

  84. Malea Cooper says:

    Well, my name is Malea (pronounced Muh-lee-ah), it is Hawaiian for Mary, I have been told. I like having a somewhat unique name, though it is not as uncommon anymore, especially since it is the same as our President’s daughter! (she spells it differently, though–Malia)

    I always liked my friend’s daughter’s name, too–Shayli.

  85. Terri Clark says:

    I have a daughter named Ayla and my youngest daughter is Jurnee.

  86. Julie says:

    I like Sarah, Emily, Zoe, Annabelle, Lily, Anna, Anne

  87. Tonya Urbatsch says:

    I also had three boys and did not get to use the name Leann that I liked.

    After having two grandsons, we finally got a precious little granddaughter. Her name is Elektra – certainly not traditional, but we like it.

  88. Malea Cooper says:

    Oh, and there is my mother’s name–Hellis (pronounced hell-iss).

  89. Sheila True says:

    My second child was a boy so didn’t get to use this name. Cassandra Rae

  90. Annie Schar says:

    How about EMERSON – my friends nicknamed her Emmy

  91. Yvonne Scott says:

    Alexis Grace. I have a newly adopted granddaughter from China and she is named Alexis Grace. Her middle name is Grace because the Lord worked a miracle to protect her and bring her to our family, and we are so thankful for His Grace and His mercy. May God bless your sweet granddaughter and her parents.

  92. EmmaJ says:

    My daughters’ names are Elizabeth (Betty) and Iris and if we are lucky enough to have another little girl some day we like the names Laurel and Josephine.

  93. Nat Holmgren says:

    Keturah
    We had only 1 girl out of our 8 boys….she’s named Elizabeth Ellen after 2 relatives. I would have loved Rachel AnnMarie after my paternal Grandmother & Ann after my Maternal grandmother’s middle name, and Marie after mine & my mom’s middle name. Blessed with Jonathan, David, Jesse, Micah, Matthew, Elizabeth, Paul & Luke….and waiting for my1st Grandchild this Spring…. Names are so special

  94. Tricha says:

    I love the name Bethany Jane

  95. Elizabeth says:

    Hope Diamond

  96. Phyllis says:

    I like Holly Noel for a Christmas baby.

  97. Sarah Elizabeth ~ the name for our baby we miscarried. Our baby, born the following year, had a dolly when she was three. “What is your baby’s name?,” I asked her.
    “Sarah Elizabeth.”

    How great is our God to love us so much! We hadn’t told her the name, but God knew.
    Kathleen

  98. Meghan Finley says:

    I’m quite partial to the name Zadie.

  99. Ingerlise Pietromartire says:

    Kara, my daughter’s name which is a form of Katharine and means: purity, beauty and, grace:) Kara Marie (my mothers name and my middle name)

  100. nancee mays says:

    i like maribelle since it is christmas time it makes me think of mother mary and the ringing bells on christmas morning

  101. Danielle Koenig says:

    I love the name Grace…by God’s Grace we are saved. Have a very Merry Christmas Suzanne and family…God Bless.

  102. Joyce George says:

    Jaden Noel

  103. Linda Dietz says:

    Our 4 yr old granddaughter’s name is Lydia Joy. From day 1, we have had nothing but genuine compliments. It’s a little unusual, but not over-the-top crazy. It is feminine & suits her well. She brings Joy wherever she goes. At Christmas, she has a “Joy” tree!
    Blessing to your family. Lydia(and her parents & grandparents!) are still praying for God to bless her family with a baby brother or sister.

  104. Katherine Williams says:

    Arieal
    Laurellen
    Emilie

  105. Tracy D says:

    Mireyah or Starr or Callie

  106. Christina says:

    Merry Christmas to the grandma-to-be! How about Gloria Anne for the little Christmas baby.

  107. Kari says:

    Congratulations and Merry Christmas! Some of my favorite girls’ names:
    Georgia
    Vivian
    Arden
    Avery
    Audrey
    Nora
    Lyla

  108. Linda Dietz says:

    Friends at church named their last daughter, Charis…pronounced Karis…the Greek word for Grace.

  109. Diane F. says:

    I have always liked the name Mia!

  110. lakeyshia mayo says:

    I have a few names. Heaven, Angel, Janelle, Amiyah, Tina. I have others but, I hope these help. Congratulations. Thers no better job in the world than being a mom. I know, I have a three year old. She my little angel.

  111. Suzanne Sellner says:

    I vote for Suzanne as a name for your new granddaughter in honor of you but also because the name means lily or graceful or full of grace or pure in grace. What more could you hope and pray for her?!!!

  112. Katherine Williams says:

    Sophia/Sophie
    Madison
    Maria
    Jasmine
    Alexine

  113. Maria Thomas says:

    How about Holly for the girls name. So beautiful for a beautiful girl. She is going to be wonderful!

  114. Pat Moore says:

    I like the one someone mentioned, Noelle. Also, lov the name Faith, Kristy, and there are so many beautiful ones to pick from. Faith & Noelle are my two favorites. If I had had a girl I had planned to name her Dacia Rose. I had 2 sons an 3 grandsons. lol I know you are so excited for this baby to make her arrival. God bless each of you

  115. Linda Ortiz says:

    I Love the name: Emma Rose. πŸ˜€

  116. Melissa Hartley says:

    How about Skylar Noel or Hope Noel? πŸ™‚
    Would love to win a book .. thanks.

  117. Hmmm, a name for your little grand daughter. I would like to suggest Abigail.

  118. Anita Ray says:

    Amanda Grace would be my choice, When I had my son, I had Ruby Jean picked out.

  119. Wonderful blessing for this Season! Congratulations!
    Since I am asked my ‘2 cents’ how about Aleyandra? (pronounced Ale Handra). In Greek it means Defender and I found this name very appropriate for a young lady of our times.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!
    A Merry Christmas to all! May His light shine upon you and yours always!

  120. Mary Roberts says:

    Suzanne,

    My granddaughter is expecting a baby and is naming it Emma Grace.
    I think that’s a beautiful name.

  121. debbie mosley says:

    mary elizabeth is such a pretty name.hope you like it.merry christmas

  122. Donna says:

    Why, LILY, of course! πŸ˜‰

  123. Bonnie Traher says:

    Faith Marie

  124. Lanore Lewis says:

    I love the name Molly.

  125. Loretta says:

    Peyton

  126. Sharon Foster says:

    Whitney

  127. Sheryl Long says:

    With the birth of your granddaughter so close to Christmas I would probably chose something like Joy or Noelle. Their little Christmas gift!

  128. Debbie says:

    Our grandaughter’s name is Lillian Marie, but we call her Lilly!

  129. Dayle B. says:

    What a lovely Christmas gift.
    My name pick is Angela your families little “Angel”.

  130. Lisa Eichelberger says:

    I love the name Holly Noelle for a baby girl born at Christmas time. πŸ™‚

  131. Monica says:

    Monica or Jessica

  132. Karen Gervais says:

    Rosena. (pronounce like Rose-see-na)

  133. Paula Osborne says:

    So excited that you will be grandma at Christmastime, I suggest the name of Grace Suzanne for the little one, no matter what her name I am sure she will be spoiled soon by grandma.
    I enjoy all your books and always am looking for more to read, enter me in your drawing.
    Enjoy your holidays.

  134. Gwenda says:

    I’m partial to my daughter’s name Hadiya which is Swahili meaning “gift” –very appropriate for a Christmas eve child!

    and my 2nd daughter’s name Josina.

  135. Leslieann says:

    I would have to say Faith Marie would be a great name but I am very partial…thats my daughters name . We had a very special reason to name her that …one that took alot of faith in God. My husband stood to inherit Huntington’s Disease which would mean any children we had could also inherit it (50/50 chance) , if he did have it. We decided to leave her health in God’s hands and still have children even though he did not know if he would inherit it from his mother or not! I had so many people (even christians) tell me we were crazy. She was four months old when he was finally able to have a DNA test that looked for the HD marker. WE both had to have counseling before they would test him …..many people kill themselves when they find out there going to get HD. After 2 weeks of waiting we found out he does NOT carry the gene so he cannot pass it! It still makes me teary 15 years later . God is so good!!!

  136. Denise S. says:

    How about Maci?

  137. Pamela Hargraves says:

    I love the name Olivia and I also love the name Shelby Evangeline, my daughters name.

  138. donna says:

    Loving Life with Lily, and If I had had a daughter we would have named her Emly. We couldn’t decided on the spelling. We had a Chance Don instead.

  139. Carol Covato says:

    I like Abigail Dawn

  140. Jane Squires says:

    My granddaughter’s name is Aurora Ember – she is 1 year old. Aurora is sleeping beauty’s name. Her name fits her – she is a beauty and has fiery red hair.

  141. Becky Isaac says:

    I love the name Noel!

  142. Mary Strite says:

    In keeping with the Christmas theme I would suggest Joyelle Elizabeth.

  143. Stephanie O says:

    I like Noelle.

  144. I’ve always like the name Emma. Won’t be long before your precious granddaughter arrives now! Merry Christmas!

  145. Naomie says:

    Ella, or Calie.

  146. Kathy Kalisch says:

    How about Hannah Rose? Hope you have a Merry Christmas & enjoy your new Grandchild!

  147. Robin in NC says:

    Kylie Nicolle

  148. Kimberly Raikes says:

    Since our Savior was born on Christmas, the name that comes to my mind is “Sharon Rose”. Jesus is the precious Rose of Sharon! Congrats and Merry Christmas!

  149. Pam W says:

    We were going to name our girl Misty Leigh if we had’ve had a girl.

  150. mary lou says:

    I like the name Emilie spelled just like that.

  151. Mary Taylor says:

    Allison Nicole. That’s what my son’s would have been named if it was a girl but it’s a boy. To be born in April.

  152. Mardi Moye says:

    Katie Noel is what my granddaughter Katie says and I agree…..Merry Christmas Suzanne to you and your family…..

  153. Megan Parsons says:

    I am fond of my 2 girls names. My oldest daughter is Makeighlee Kamryn! Makeighlee is pronounced Ma-Key-Lee. My youngest daughter is Kyleigh Madison!

  154. Melissa P. says:

    I really like Hannah, Faith, and Sarah.

  155. Debbie Curto says:

    My birthday is Christmas Eve, As for as the names
    Christine
    Holly
    Heaven (my niece has this name)

  156. Deb Ragno says:

    My oldest granddaughter’s name would be appropriate — Hannah Noelle.

  157. Someone just asked me this question at work tonight! I like the name Issabella.

  158. Lenise says:

    Congratulations on your first granddaughter! My first granddaughter is due March 1st! I am so very excited! We don’t know what her name will be yet, the parents are still trying to figure out what her name will be!!
    My sister was due on Christmas day and was 10 days early. Her name is Holly.

  159. LINDA FINN says:

    Annalisa Noel sounds angelic. What a blessing.
    Had I not micarried in 2011, we would have had a Charity Ruth.

  160. Sally Roehr says:

    40 years ago…I had picked out…Judy Lynn, Donna Lynn, and Sarah Lynn.
    But I ended up with two boys. Pray all goes well with the delivery for Mother and infant.

  161. Emma Faith. This is our granddaughter’s name for her mom our daughter fought stage 4 cancer and the Lord healed her and allowed her to have children

  162. MaryAnn Valley says:

    I love the names:
    Natale~ means Christmas in Italian
    or
    Gianna

    Love both of those names!
    May she be Blessed always!

  163. My Great-Granddaughter was born in Sept.
    Her name is Rylee Jo, which I like very much.
    Her Mother’s name is Chelsy, was is pretty also.
    Congrats to all!

  164. Carol Edwards says:

    I love the name Calleigh

  165. Jackie Tessnair says:

    Amanda Blake

  166. Anne Payne says:

    We’re partial to unusual names in our family. Our granddaughter is named River πŸ™‚ I do love the name Julia Ann, though. It’s so old fashioned sounding. If we had had another daughter, that would have been her name.

  167. Jill Oosterhof says:

    The name I love is Mikala Leigh.My Granddaughter’s name is this as my daughter name her that just before since passed away.Ten hours after she was born.And her birthday is 12/19/1992.

  168. PATRICIA A OREILLY says:

    I think Mary or Maria in Honor of the Virgin Mary would be a very special name. Whatever you decide may God bless this child with good health. I wish only the best for you all.
    God Bless
    Patricia A OReilly

  169. Kathy Kiper says:

    I’ve always loved the name Emily Suzanne. But, I’m really liking the name I’ve seen here Joelle. Anna Joelle would be nice.

  170. Congrats on your new little grandbaby, Suzanne! How about Lily, like your book? πŸ™‚

  171. Lyn says:

    We decided on our Daughters name finally…in the hospital. We both had different idea’s and we found a “third” name we kept. I think she should be named after her Grandma…Suzanne.

  172. Renee McBride says:

    Noel is a great name it is one of my oldest daughter’s middle names she has three names then her last name. We thought it would be cute but only has been alot of trouble for her so my advice is not to give her that many names. Another favorite name of mine is Lillian Grace.

  173. amyc says:

    Audrey
    Maggie
    Molly
    congratulations!!

  174. mary ellen ashenfelder says:

    What a wonderful Christmas gift — a new granchild. I like the name Callie — and maybe Noel for a middle name. Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  175. I love the name Mckayla Noel. I would love to win your book also.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

  176. Judy Logan says:

    I suggest a family name. A name that will be meaningful.popular names come and go. My son is named after his grandfather. They are very close and he is very much like him. I suggest they choose someone they love and respect and use some part of their name and watch what happens.this honors the person they love and connects them in a special way.

  177. Teresa says:

    Anna-Joy

  178. O Norman says:

    Susanna Grace

  179. Debra Flanagan says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    Oh how wonderful to have a new baby at Christmas. A Christmas baby! We also have a new Granddaughter for Christmas this year. She was born in April and her name is Olivia Grace. I think a great name for a Christmas baby would be Holly Noel. I will pray for you and your family that every thing turns out ok and she is as precious to you as our granddaughter is to us. Merry Christmas.

  180. Karen Hansen says:

    I just love the names Rebecca and one meaning of the Hebrew name is servant of God.

  181. Robyn L says:

    I really like these:

    Antaya
    Elise
    Haven

  182. Debbie says:

    Savannah Shae (that was the name I had picked out if we had had children), Ava Rose, Sarah Grace

  183. Kim Fairchild says:

    How about Holly Anne.

  184. LB says:

    My favorites are Rebecca Ruth and Kathryn Marie

  185. Katherine (Katie) or Grace would of been the names I would of chosen if I had been blessed with children. I’d love to pass them on. I also love Madelyn or Abby. =D

    Congratulations on your new little gal.

  186. Linda McFarland says:

    Emily Rae is my favorite name for a little girl. A name is very important as it’s something we have our entire lives. Congratulations! Linda

  187. Monique Wood says:

    Tawnee Mei (pronounced: my, one of my daughters names) or Olivia Grace or Monique Mei (my name) .

  188. marilynn walton says:

    Annaliese Noell

  189. Susan Ferrell says:

    Katherine Grace ….or as we call her, Katie Grace….Katherine means “Pure One” and Grace — well, enough said. She’s the love of our life for five years. We’d be honored to see that beautiful name again.

  190. Lisa G says:

    I vote for Chloe. <3

  191. Sherry Kirby says:

    I was unable to have children but love the Emma. Hope these comments help your family.

    Merry Christmas!

  192. Leanna Morris says:

    Ava Marie or Eve Marie

  193. CARISSA says:

    Keiran Elizabeth … πŸ™‚

  194. Nancy Narma says:

    How about :
    Wynter Joy??
    Jonyca ??
    Mariclare ??

  195. Sara M says:

    Serenity, Hope or Faith

  196. Julie Novak says:

    Our one and only is Nicole Elizabeth. However, Holly, Harmony, Noelle and Lily are favorite names of mine, too!! Congrats to ALL of you!!! : )

  197. Aleda Swartzendruber says:

    Hannah Noelle

  198. Lisa Cregan says:

    One of my favorite girl names is Amanda Lynn. It is what I was going to name my daughter if I ever had one but God saw it best to bless me with 4 beautiful sons. Of course they have blessed me with beautiful daughters-in-law, grandsons and granddaughters.
    I look forward to hearing of your granddaughter’s birth and hope your daughter has a wonderful birthing experience.

  199. sarah woods says:

    Elena Raine; God Bless and Keep all in his wonderful care

  200. diana brooks says:

    how about something special for the time of the yr…noel chirstine or christina holly things along that nature i did name my daughter christina as it was as close to christmas as i could get without actually naming her christmas

  201. Sharma Darby says:

    I think she is born in December that Holly Noel.

  202. Kathy Faberge says:

    I like the name, Ivy Marie.

  203. Emily T says:

    I like the name EmmaLou Grace. The first is a very dear nickname my grandmother called me when I was little, the second is my sister’s middle name πŸ™‚

  204. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the unusual names that you aren’t going to find everywhere! We have Amathea and Anastasia (this is the daughter we lost at 30 weeks. My hubby chose it and we found out later that it means resurrection. Very fitting for us). I also like Arilyn and Aribella.

  205. Kathie from Ca says:

    How about Layla Hope. I love that name. My granddaughters!

  206. Kimberly D says:

    Congratulations!! I love the names Grace, Hope, Faith, Joy, Lauren, Savannah, and Bree.

  207. Mandy de Graaf says:

    Elizabeth [Lizzie], Lydiann, Lucie, Emma, Julia, Salome, Leah…

    Hope everything goes well and I’m very curious which name it’s going to be eventually (:

  208. Sylvia says:

    Congratulations on your grand baby. I like the name Savannah or Brianna.

  209. heather fox says:

    emma

  210. Toni Holt says:

    Rebekah Lynn is our daughter’s name. We had already chosen it prior to her birth, 14 yrs. ago, and decided it had to be spelled the same way as in the Bible. Who knows, maybe the Lord already has her Issac ready for her. Many blessings for your new grand-daughter!!

  211. Mary M. says:

    Melody-because God puts a song of joy in our hearts.

  212. C.E. Hart says:

    What a beautiful Christmas gift. πŸ™‚ I love the names Anya and Ayla.

  213. Dawn Crawford says:

    Sierra Lindsey is my daughters name.

  214. Lori O'Del says:

    Well…I have three…Hattie, Lucy, or Kerrigan. πŸ™‚

  215. Lucinda says:

    First of all, congratulations to you and your family on the soon-to-be arrival of your bundle of joy! Not to be bias, but honored that I have this name, is LUCINDA.

    LUCINDA means, “The Gift of Light”

  216. Bethany says:

    I really like the name Aniston for a girl. Congrats!

  217. My favorite name is my oldest daughter’s, Brenna. It came from the book, A Bride for Donnigan. In the book, the family is searching to learn about God and Brenna (one of the children) is the first to truly believe. My husband and I couldn’t agree on my youngest daughter’s name either. One evening late in my pregnancy, we were watching tv (Wheel of Fortune) and one of the contestants had the name of Danielle. And so it became her name – with the requirement that her middle name was Grace as that was the first name I wanted! πŸ™‚

  218. Annie Schar says:

    Holly Ann

  219. beth kelsay says:

    I have one daughter so i am partial to her name Karli Rebekah and i also like the name she had picked out for a daughter but she won’t be using it since this will be her last child and it’s a boy too. The name she picked out for a daughter was Greenleigh Alisabeth

  220. Donna Nutter says:

    Emilie

  221. Barbara says:

    My granddaughter’s name is Jaden McKenzie. Congratulations on the grandbaby. I enjoy mine so much. They are a blessing.

  222. I love my mother name, it so unique. My mother name was Electa (pronounce E- LECT- TA) is a spanish/french name. My grandaughter name is Emmalyn Rose. Can’t wait to hear all about this special lil girl that will soon be born. May God Bless and keep you all in his care.

  223. Leigh-Anne O'Brien says:

    I’ve always loved the name Sarah Katherine (if I had been blessed with a child, I would have ‘nicknamed’ her Sarah Kate.) I also love the names Lauren, Lindsay and Juliette.

    ENDLESS blessings to you and your family on the upcoming birth of your wee granddaughter, Suzanne … truly the greatest gift of all.

    Blessings and peace to you all during this most magical time of year.

  224. Toni knox says:

    My favorite name is Miranda Marie or Misty Skye.

  225. shelly says:

    I like the name Heather LeNora Renee, if I would of had a girl that is what I was going to name her

  226. Nancy Cashwell says:

    Think Starling is a beautiful name for a girl

  227. Here are the names of my girls and a few others I like. My girls are Chloe, Yasmin, and Janelle (which was a combination of the spelling of mine and my husband’s first names- Juan and Danielle). I also like the names Milena, Hannah, Rachel, and Sarah (or Sariah).

  228. Jasmine Blaylock says:

    My favorite name is Elizabeth!!! So beautiful!

  229. Renae says:

    Nanci Samantha–Nanci means favor; grace. Samantha means listen; name of God.. This was my great great great grandmother’s name.

    If my son had been a girl, his name would have been Kodee Caroline. (Caroline means joy or song of happiness. I also like the name Naelee or Naeleigh. It would be a combination of my name (nae) and my son is Lee…

    I also like Suzanne for grandma though. Sometimes you have to find an old family name that works for you.. Unfortunately both my grandmas had such different names any child would get teased if they were used!!

    Congrats on the baby!!

  230. Linnae Peterson says:

    You are welcome to mine, Linnae or as many use is Linnea, it is a flower in Sweden or sometimes refers to the Linden tree.
    Other options, Mary Rose
    or charater names, Hope, Grace or this being near Christmas time, Noel or Holly.
    Whatever the name give, Suzanne, give her a hug from me.

  231. Irene says:

    God blessed me with a little boy, but the girl’s name we had picked out was Rebecca Rie-Anne.

  232. Barbara says:

    My favorite name is Sarah Elizabeth. But with her birth being Christmas eve, I do like Holly or Noel.

  233. Karen Wozniak says:

    I like the names . Nicole, Jadelynn , Jennifer, Jessica, Jeslyn, Madyson and Megan

  234. Priscilla Pursell says:

    Electra Anastasia or Lilly Rose

  235. Donna Harmon says:

    The perfect name for your granddaughter would be Zanna. It is a Hebrew name which means, “God’s gift”. What better name for a little girl whose grandma is named Suzanne, and who is due to be born on Christmas Eve, the night before we celebrate God’s greatest gift to us all.

  236. Tonya Baker says:

    I love the name Brooklynn. πŸ™‚ Congrats on your granddaughter!!!

  237. Donita Corman says:

    I know a little girl named Coralee and its pretty..my daughters name is Kayla so partial to that name as well..I imagine no matter the name she will be precious …Congratulations and hope to see photos

  238. I had two Christmas daughters. Rhonda and Stephanie.
    I love the name Julieanna .

  239. cindy flynn says:

    I like the name Christmas Noel, Marley Hope and Brianna Raign

  240. Mary Preston says:

    I like Eve, Ava, Brienne, Charlotte, Annabelle.

    All the best.

  241. Dot says:

    My favorite is Anne Meredith, followed by Elizabeth Anne.

  242. Barb Dawson says:

    Angelica Noelle

  243. Linda Geertsma says:

    I love the name of our Youth Pastors daughter..she is 1yr. old and the sweetest (next to my granddaughters of course.LOL) and most sociable little blonde blue-eyed tiny girl..always has a smile for everyone..Her name is “Eden” and it suits her perfectly:) I love it!!!!

  244. Mary Beth Tauer says:

    Glory Joy might be a good name.

  245. Congratulations, first of all! How exciting to be expecting your first grandchild.

    My oldest daughter will be 11 on Christmas Day. Her name is Sharon Rose from the Biblical rose of Sharon. We have two other daughters (3 & 5), both with Biblical names, too. I think Joy would make an excellent name for a Christmas Eve baby. Joy to the world! Hope would be another appropriate choice.

    Blessings to you and Merry Christmas!

  246. joan buck says:

    I love the name Madison, but i named my daughter who was born Dec 30 ( she was suppose to be a christmas baby) Bailey.

  247. Cheryl Kauffman says:

    Marissa, Amy, Chelsea, Liliana or Lily

  248. Laura Wilson says:

    My favorite name is Rachel and my husband’s favorite name was Christina, so we named our daughter Christina Rachel. I also like the combination of Rachel Amanda, Samantha Joy, and Jennifer Rose.

  249. Jenny Miller says:

    Love the name Serenity. I would’ve used it myself but I couldn’t get my husband to agree. πŸ™‚

  250. Marcy LaBeause says:

    My Favorite girls name is Olivia. Olivia Joy. I had all boys, so I didn’t get to use it. Good luck to your family. Hope all goes well with the birth. Blessed are the little children.

  251. Barbara Michels says:

    I love the name Erin Elizabeth. Have a Merry Christmas. Hope that everything goes ok for your granddaughter to be born.

  252. Tammy Kron says:

    Elisheba, a form of Elizabeth

  253. Diana says:

    Name suggestion….

    Vonda

  254. Andrea says:

    Congratulations! I love the names Josie and Jillian. Not sure what it is with me and “J” names. πŸ™‚

  255. Amy says:

    Grace,Emma, Jordan or Madeline. Congratulations on the new granddaughter!

  256. Valerie says:

    I love the name Alexis!!

  257. Linda says:

    Gloria Grace

    When we were trying to choose a baby name, we were given a book, 1000 NAMES FOR BABY. 1000?!! We needed one name, not a thousand. It’s hard to whittle it down.

  258. Amanda Ray says:

    For a holiday baby- Holly Noelle or Mary Noelle or Natala Eve or Faith Noelle or even any of these: Angele, Abigail, Hannah, Naomi, Leah, Sara, Christiane, Emmanuelle, Helen would be good Christian names. Good luck and Congratulations! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas!
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  259. Kathy Barber says:

    Hannah, meaning Gift from God

  260. Paula C says:

    *Grace* is a lovely name.

  261. Katie J. says:

    Congratulations! I have always liked the names Cassandra Grace and Abigal Rose.

  262. Ronnie Smith says:

    Suzanne,
    My wife, Krystal Smith has become a huge fan of yours. She has shared your Amish proverbs with family and friends over the past few years. She has been our anchor in faith. Last Friday she had a heart attack and is currently fighting to recover. She is still unconscious. I have faith that she will recover completely but we are still in the woods. Much like a pilot trying to find a runway on a dark stormy night. I want you to know that you have helped us to muster our faith and also to know that one of your biggest fans is down and we welcome all of the prayers we can get.

    Thanks for being you

    Ronnie

  263. Allyson L says:

    I think the name Avery Grace is a beautiful name. No particular reason other than that is what I would have named my son had he been a girl.
    Congrats to you, your husband, the parents-to-be and the whole family!!

  264. Pamela White says:

    Olivia or Lily

  265. Alice says:

    One of my friends had a daughter born on Christmas day. She named her Noelle Rose. Beautiful name for such a precious baby born on such a special day!

    Can’t wait to hear what name your grandbaby receives.

  266. Lauren Boughner says:

    Loralei ( my neice’s name) or if you want to be a little off the wall……Marmaduke Celery πŸ™‚ We teased our kids to conceal the gender until she was born.

  267. Athena says:

    I’ve always liked my name-Athena. Its just unique enough but not too complicated. I think Eve would be beautiful if she is born the 24 though! Congratulations!

  268. Vera says:

    I like the name Mary Elizabeth. Have a Blessed Christmas.

  269. How about the name Isabella Sinai

  270. Annita says:

    My choice is Addilyn and you can shorten it to Addie

  271. Donna Sanyo says:

    Christina is a good name that my daughter name.

  272. The Christ child came to eventually conquer….
    The name”Lorraine” means warrior – I believe your grandaughter is entering our world a time where bravery is especially important.

  273. Lily Burke says:

    Because your granddaughter is going to be born near Christmas I think Joy, Holly, Mary, or Noelle are all beautiful names that fit the season. God bless the new baby whatever her name is though!

    • rettie says:

      Katelynn darlene is my only grandchild and lucky to have her the only one I will have.the darlene runs in my family.my name Is.
      Rettie Darlene

  274. Jean says:

    I love the name Isabella Grace. If my son was to be a girl, that’s the name I had picked out! And this name which is my grandmother’s name: Anelia.

    Congratulations on being a grandmother and congratulations on your son getting engaged!

  275. Tara Roy says:

    I love:
    Madison Elizabeth (my oldest daughter)
    Olivia Grace (my youngest daughter)
    Isabella Grace
    Lydia
    Emma
    Molly
    Sadie
    Victoria Elizabeth
    McKenzie Grace
    Emily Rose

  276. Joan says:

    I’ve always liked Susan Dawn or Autumn Dawn.My youngest daughter is Susan Dawn.

  277. Hannah Rollett says:

    I have always loved the name Mackenzie Grace. I also love Rebecca and Abigail Ann. Congrats on your little granddaughter, Suzanne!

  278. I like MaKenna!!! That is my only daughters name!

  279. Krystyna says:

    I named my only daughter Danielle Josephine. I wasn’t a born again Christian in those days but I felt she needed a name that would guide her through life, and who’s laws don’t change.

    Danielle after Daniel in the bible ( the meaning God is my judge)
    Josephine after my mother ( the meaning is He shall add)

    Those names have proved to be the best for her, I feel that God himself has chosen those names for her. She’s a living example that He judges and guides her as well He has added to her needs.)

  280. Felicia says:

    Congratulations on the forthcoming precious grandbaby!! What a blessing! I am partial to Ruth – meaning friend or companion or Naomi – meaning delightful or beautiful! Two of my favorite ladies in the Bible!! Thank you for the opportunity and Merry Christmas!!

  281. Crystalyn Faith Plattner says:

    Congratulations on becoming a grandmother again! And girls are so much fun! I personally like the name Faith. I may be partial to it because it is my middle name, but it’s also the foundation of our belief in God. My favorite verse is Hebrews 11:1 (NLT), “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” I’m sure not matter what her name she will be an angel!

  282. Penelope Todd says:

    I’ve never had children & now I’m past the age of childbirth. There’s name I truly love which sounds strong & sings to the ear. The boys name Xavier which honor’s St. Francis but means A BRAND NEW HOUSE when CHRIST ENTERS INTO YOUR HEART so I created the female derivative the beautiful, profound name Xavier to Xaviah with the letter “H” being silent/soft. It’s unique – Xaviah Noel. I’ve kept it to myself for a couple of decades in hopes…but I give & share it with you in the spirit of the magnificent, magical, Illuminating, spiritual season of Christmas & All the Holidays this time of year!

  283. Nancee says:

    We named our youngest daughter Bethany. I just felt drawn to the name, and still love it. Prayers that your daughter has a safe and easy delivery, and congratulations to all of you and your family! Merry Christmas!

  284. Wendy says:

    I’m partial to my daughter’s name, Kristy – but if I’d ever had another daughter I would name her Mary Alice.