If I'm not mistaken, Ayres is said like Airs. I also adore Silver. I was going to suggest Orion and Peregrine is fantastic! I'll have a go again!
Neville - he was such a hero! though the n's kind of run together
Holmes -a la Sherlock
Arthur - Caspian Arthur actually sounds fantastic
I think Ayres calls to mind William Ayers, the terrorist.
kala_way: This one was a good suggestion! We talked about it a bit and decided it was a little choppy with our last name. Would love to hear more if you have them :)
entangler: WOW so many great options!! I liked Bruin, Pippin (especially as a nickname for Peregrine), Merlin (but Hubby has already vetoed this one), Dashiell, Aragorn, Arrow, Hawthorne (LOVE!!!), Castor (although Caspian Castor is far too redundant), Riddick (such an epic namesake!), Samwise, Seth, Sherlock, and Atlas (a favorite of mine, but Hubs has already vetoed). I brought these to my husband; he likes Seth and is actually finally considering Hawthorne!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed ;)
blade: Thank you for the heads up! That one's been axed.
jaskas1301: My husband likes Tobias...I'm trying to warm up to it. Thank you for the suggestion! I'm definitely open to more :)
I ran some from the previous few posts by Hubby as well, and he likes Cyrus, and to a lesser extent, Peregrine. He's not crazy about Verne, Sirius, Orion, and Lupin, but he hasn't said no. So here is where we stand currently.
Severus (this one I don't like)
I like, and he has not vetoed:
We're making progress! Thank you all so much for your suggestions, and if you have any more, please send them our way!
In answer to your question, Ivo seems to be EE-vo in Europe, but either EYE-vo or EE-vo here in the U.S. I haven't heard any feedback from our friends Down Under so I don't know how they pronounce it there. Ivo is related to Ivor and Ivan, which have different pronunciations in the U.S. and Europe, so I honestly think you can choose which pronunciation you like on this one.
Since we seem to like so many of the same names, let me pull up my long list of interesting names and throw some your way:
Have fun! Hope you find something you both love. A lot of these P names late on the list are various forms of the name Peter. Check out babynamespedia.com and behindthename.com for meanings and other info, since NB doesn't list many of these variations.
Incidentally, my children are Caspian, Zephan, Eve and Peregrine! I'm thinking Caspian, Zion and Solomon would make a pretty handsome set too.
saracita00: WOW, what a list!! I love being able to peruse so many options ^_^ My favorites are Devereaux (so dashing!), Rowan (long time woodsy fave), Valiant, Riordan, Remy (as a nickname for Remiel), and Tristan. I'm also liking Boaz, Cerulean, Quillan, Dalziel, Wystan, and Perrin or Perion. I will definitely check out those websites you mentioned for more details!
I suppose my husband's taste could best be called practical. It isn't that he hates all my choices, but he doesn't think they're practical for a baby. He loves them for a fantasy or sci-fi character, but not in "real life." Whereas I feel like our kids are born into a world that stifles their creativity and imagination, and that we SHOULD inject some fantasy and some magic into "real life." And one way to do that is to give a child the sort of name that makes them wonder about the book it came from, or the meaning behind it, or at the very least gives them their own unique identity, apart from the John Smiths and Jane Does. But that's just my own personal soapbox, and I don't love these names as part of a crusade or anything. I just think if I love a name, the fact that it's imaginative is a plus rather than a minus :)
Your sibset is fantastic! Peregrine is one of my favorite names, I love Evie as a nickname for Reverie or Everleigh, and of course you know how I feel about Caspian. I'm so glad to hear you think Caspian, Zion, and Solomon go well together! They're definitely my ideal sibset :) Thank you so much for all of your comments and suggestions!
lmkh: Hubs might actually go for Caspian Tesla...Nikolai Tesla is one of his heroes, and he actually suggested Tesla jokingly at first. I was surprised because he's normally so against naming a child after anyone famous. I did some research into the name, and the actual meaning is something like "carpenter" or "woodcutter." Do you think it works with Zion Nathaniel and Solomon Fable?