The reason for most of my spelling weirdness is to be clear on pronunciation. Elouise has a U because it's EL-oo-eez, not EL-oyce. Roselind is ROSE-lind, not ROS-a-lind. Gwenyth is GWEN-ith, not GWIN-eth. Casady is CASS-uh-dee, not CASS-ih-dee. Renne is REN, not REH-nay. The extra letters in Dashiel and Lorain don't really do much, though I do rather like Loraine. And with Walter, well, I just like the nickname, not the full name. Sorry if this comes across as rude, I'm just trying to be clear.
I have completed the boys' list, but I'm still going through the girls'. I'll just post the boys' one now and post again when I'm done with the girls'.
Roscoe- I think this is kewl, and love the nickname Ross.
Combos: Roscoe Dale, Roscoe Drake, Roscoe Michael, Roscoe Perry, Roscoe Clint
Siblings: Lincoln, Terrence, Galen, Reed, Dustin, River, Gavin, Dale, Orin, Grace, Saige, Paris, Heather, Marie, Kelly, Sarah, Fiona, Lola, Brooke
Dashiel- Love this, but prefer the spelling Dashiell.
Combos: Dashiell Thomas, Dashiell Arthur, Dashiell Mark, Dashiell Andrew, Dashiell Ray, Dashiell Cliff, Dashiell John
Siblings: Paige, Laura, Amy, Raven, Amber, Cara, Coral, Ashlyn, Maura, Ever, Rowan, Luke, Raurke, Cort, Kohl, Chord, Torin, Brock, Levi, Zaine, Avery, Colt, Rocky
Torrin- I think you stole this from me. ;) Of course I love it, but I do prefer it with just one 'r', Torin. I actually don't mind the nickname Tori on a guy, either. Interesting fact, I just learned recently that it means "chief" in Irish Gaelic.
Combos: Torin Gael, Torin Malachai, Torin Asher, Torin Grant, Torin Graham, Torin Carey, Torin Page, Torin Rune
Siblings: Kai, Aiden, Asher, Merrick, Jasper, Rune, Evander, Lincoln, Greyson, Avery, Emrys, Sebastien, Ryker, Aubriel, Kaia, Maiya, Maybree, Brielle, Alisamber, Brooke, Alyxia, Saoirse, Sienna, Rose, Avalon, Rhiannon, Makenna
Jacob- Not exactly my tastes, but it's not a bad name.
Combos: Jacob Marley, Jacob Asher, Jacob Henry, Jacob Jay, Jacob Rain, Jacob Timothy, Jacob Michael, Jacob River
Siblings: Thomas, Jack(son), Jamie, Jared, Hunter, Garrett, Denver, Austin, Finn, Edward, Edmund, Troy, Michael, Matthew, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Olivia, Sophia, Grace, Faith, Isabel, Dora, Rachel, Rebekkah, Emily, Margaret, Josephine, Jessica
Eugene- Definitely not my style, but I don't think it's horrible.
Combos: Eugene Ryker, Eugene Orion, Eugene Archimedes, Eugene Mitchell
Siblings: Henry, Benjamin, Burton, Leroy, Leonard, Edmund, Alice, Elizabeth, Matilda, Chloris, Althea, Samantha, Georgia
Walt- I like this more than Walter, but still not a huge fan.
Combos: Walt Greeley, Walt Leroy, Walt Leo, Walt Griffin, Walt Jadon
Siblings: Leo, Troy, Michael, Page, Reed, Samuel, David, Vincent, Victor, Evelyn, Kate/Katherine, Hannah, Sara, Susie/Susan, Lucy, Moira
Sebastian- Love this, but prefer the spelling Sebastien.
Combos: Sebastien Atreyu, Sebastien George, Sebastien Avery, Sebastien Vincent, Sebastien Garrett, Sebastien Parker
Siblings: Terrence, Leonardo, Timothy, Benjamin, Joseph, Avery, Tybalt, Richard, Robert, Christian, Claire, Clementine, Rowan, Elizabeth, Hannelore, Liliana, Eleanor, Guinevere, Rhiannon, Everleigh, Leighton
Oliver- Not really a fan of “Olive” names in general.
Combos: Oliver Troy, Oliver James, Oliver Kingston, Oliver Jade, Oliver Grant, Oliver Finn
Siblings: Robert, Jacob, Henry, Harrison, Everett, Elliot, August, Michael, Matthias, Edmund, Leo, Roy, Tobin, Grace, Sophia, Isabella, Katherine, Elizabeth, Lorena, Eleanor, Rose, Fiona, Faye, Georgia, Victoria, Virginia
Court- I love this on a boy, but I'd spell it Cort. I also like Cortland and Cortlin for a boy, too.
Combos: Cort Oliver, Cort(land) James, Cort Ever, Cort Evander, Cort Bailey, Cort(land) Quin
Siblings: Greyson, Quint, Ryker, Finn/Finley/Finnegan, River, Jade, Sage, Rune, Owen, Ewan, Ian, Liam, Will, Riley, Everleigh, Rowan, Rose, Paige, Gemma, Claire, Tara, Faye, Dusk, Lainey, Brie
Ezekiel- Kinda kewl
Combos: Ezekiel James, Ezekiel Brahm, Ezekiel Torin, Ezekiel River, Ezekiel John, Ezekiel Graham
Siblings: Malachai, Asher, Levi, Reuben, Isaiah, Ezra, Joseph, Tobias, Mordecai, Sapphira, Naomi, Ruth, Hadassah, Zipporah, Keziah, Mara, Magdalene, Priscilla, Mary, Rebekkah
Archer- I like this, although I'm not crazy about the nickname Archie.
Combos: Archer Tobias, Archer Ames, Archer Timothy, Archer Bay, Archer Graham, Archer Grey, Archer Peyton
Siblings: Maddox, Parker, Carter, Mason, Hunter, Riley, Evander, Jasper, Griffin, Merrick, Amy, Elowen, Laura, Paisley, Chloe, Athena, Calliope, Violet, Isadora, Meadow, Lyra
Todd- Not my style, but it's a fine name.
Combos: Todd Jackson, Todd Hayden, Todd Cooper, Todd Richard, Todd Michael, Todd Rio
Siblings: Griffin, Robert, Dawson, Max, Trey, Timothy, Troy, Amanda, Cassie, Cara, Tammy, Tara, Faith, Rebecca, Lisa
Jack- Personally, I prefer Jackson/Jaxon with Jack/Jax as a nickname, but it's ok.
Combos: Jack Michael, Jack River, Jack Daniel, Jack Hugo, Jack Nicholas, Jack Aidan, Jack William
Siblings: Joseph, Oliver, Jamie/James/Jameson, Robert, Daniel, Michael, Elliot, Liam, Ian, Kyle, John, Jesse, Henry, Willow, Brooke, Jane, Jessica, Jocelyn, Jana, Jayla, Payton, Elizabeth, Rose, Ella, Emma, Emmy, Amy, Amanda, Eloise, Brenna
Hugh- Never really understood the appeal of this one.
Combos: Hugh Louis, Hugh Brooks, Hugh River, Hugh Jameson, Hugh Walter, Hugh Benjamin
Siblings: Walter, Liam, Jack, Benji, Finn, Nicholas, Allen, Hank, Gloria, Beatrice, Elizabeth, Lucy, Sarah, Hazel, Henrietta
Bruce- Another one I don't really see the appeal of.
Combos: Bruce Lee, Bruce Michael, Bruce Kenneth, Bruce Joseph, Bruce Levi, Bruce Patrick
Siblings: Michael, Aaron, Benjamin, Walter, Franklin, Jack, Chelsea, Lauren, Vivian, Patricia, Matilda, Ashley, Jacqui
Bruno- I don't like this one at all. It just makes me think of a big, mean bulldog, sorry.
Combos: Bruno Lars, Bruno Mitch, Bruno Lake, Bruno Tripp
Siblings: Rex, Samson, Dale, Steven, Owen, Benji, Robin, Lily, Daisy, Molly, Anna, Lucy, Susan
Jade- I think this is kewl for both genders and I definitely prefer this spelling if you're going to use it on a boy. Personally, I like Jaide or Jayde for a girl.
Combos: Jade Avery, Jade Marcel, Jade Arthur, Jade Michael, Jade Raphael, Jade Parker, Jade Peter, Jade Evander, Jade Collin, Jade Robert
Siblings: Sage, Jasper, Micah, Onyx, Jett, Rowan, Rune, Grey, Ocean, Page, Silver, Garnet, Ruby, Pearl, Heather, Opal, Amber, Coral, Violet, Crimson, Scarlet, Ivy
Calvin- Not bad. I kinda like it, although it's not my typical style.
Combos: Calvin Marcus, Calvin Peter, Calvin James, Calvin Luthor, Calvin Walt, Calvin Parker
Siblings: Garrett, Collin, Christopher, Nicholas, Colby, Wyatt, Levi, Reuben, Mary, Anna, Paige, Catherine, Carly, Leanne, Moira, Eloise, Savannah, Mercy, Isadora
Hugo- Really not my style. Can't say I'm a fan.
Combos: Hugo Flemming, Hugo James, Hugo Anthony, Hugo Thomas, Hugo Giovani, Hugo Vincent
Siblings: Gunther, Everett, Peter, Marcel, George, Henry, Harrison, Whitney, Marianne, Matilda, Jane, Hazel, Hosanna, Harriett, Henrietta, Helen(a), Alice, Victoria
Heath- Love this!
Combos: Heath Mackenzie, Heath Joshua, Heath Robert, Heath Evander, Heath Tristan, Heath Quin
Siblings: Haley, Hayden, Greyson, Levi, Oran, Willis, William, Finley, Tara, Hermione, Makenna, Hannah, Holly
Thaddeus- Not quite sure what to think about this one. Tadd would be a kinda kewl nickname I guess.
Combos: Thaddeus Marquis, Thaddeus Asher, Thaddeus Orion, Thaddeus Emmett, Thaddeus Hugh, Thaddeus James
Siblings: Ezekiel, Zachariah, Urijah, Atticus, Arturo, Timothy, Tiernan, Reuben, Eustace, Theodora, Priya, Josephine, Susanna, Lucille, Dorcas, Beulah, Tallulah, Beatrice, Helena, Temperance
Combos: Alaric John, Alaric Roman, Alaric Monroe, Alaric Bryce, Alaric Hunter, Alaric Hugo
Siblings: Atticus, Jude, Aurelius, August, Gabriel, Abraham, Absalom, Arthur, Greggory, Yessenia, Alice, Serafina, Georgia, Vivienne, Eloise, Amanda, Annemarie, Azalea, Sarah, Agatha, Marguerite, Lucretia
Gideon- Love This!
Combos: Gideon Asher, Gideon Raphael, Gideon Michael, Gideon Royal, Gideon Hunter, Gideon Joseph, Gideon Caleb, Gideon Levi, Gideon Isaiah
Siblings: Reuben, Gabriel, Griffin, Garrett, Benjamin, Cooper, Daniel, Jonah, Judah, Julian, Orval, Vincent, Joshua, Moises, James, Asher, Gavin, Abraham, Joseph, Aaron, Noah, Rebekkah, Leah, Rachel, Lucy, Mary, Anna, Rahab, Hannah, Grace, Georgia, Gabrielle, Joy, Keziah, Priscilla, Ruth, Naomi, Jaelle
Maxwell- There are other Max names I prefer over this, but it's not bad.
Combos: Maxwell Parker, Maxwell James, Maxwell Arturo, Maxwell Stuart, Maxwell Arthur
Siblings: Jett, Jameson, Kennedy, Lincoln, Monroe, Jaxon/Jackson, Mitchell, Macsen, Mackenzie, Michelle, Moira, Delaney, Maybree, Colette, Magnolia, Marguerite, Makenna, Everly, Gracin, Rose, Savannah
Vincent- This one's been growing on me lately and I think I rather like it right now.
Combos: Vincent Jade, Vincent Porter, Vincent Aaron, Vincent River, Vincent Kevin, Vincent Drew
Siblings: Noah, Daniel, Victor, Owen, Vaughn, Valor, Evan, Viggo, Van, Rory, Eric, Shea, Asa, Roger, Orval, Jeffrey, Maren, Amber, Kelsey, Sasha, Natalie, Valorie, Vienna, Victoria, Virginia, Veronica, Vivian, Gabrielle, Susanna, Lucy, Quinn
Whoops. Ha, I forgot about this. :) I didn't go through and look for combos in particular that I like, but I did find names you suggested that weren't on my list that I like.
I like Alisamber too, but I'd never be able to use it, ha. :) ;)
And yeah, I definitely stole Torrin from you... I feel like I say it differently with two Rs, like it rolls off the tongue more. Or I'm just weird. Also an option.
It's funny that you mention the spelling Sebastien, since that was actually my first choice of spelling, but I changed my mind right before posting this. The more I think about it, though, the more I prefer it over Sebastian.
I love: Sebastian, Bruno, Hugo
I really like: Oliver, Archer, Hugh, Heath, Alaric
I like: Walt (prefer Walter, though), Ezekiel (prefer Ezequiel), Jack, Calvin, Gideon
Upside of neutral: Jacob, Bruce, Thaddeus, Maxwell, Vincent
Actually totally neutral: Eugene, Court, Jade
Downside of neutral: Torrin
Not a fan: Todd, Roscoe, Dashiel
I love: Gwenyth
I really like: Louise, Roselind,, Helena, Matilda
I like: Annika, Summer, Liesl, Miriam
Meh: Elouise, Lydia, Renne, Genevieve
Not my cup of tea: Artemis, Casady, Lisette, Gwendolyn, Colette, Cosette, Penelope, Persephone
Bruno Alaric (impossibly handsome, in my opinion)
Hugo Sebastian… or Bruno Sebastian
Gwenyth Roselind (I love this!!)
Helena Roselind (LOVE this too!)
Matilda Summer (so sweet)
This is a slightly edited version of your list of what would be great in my opinion. I deleted any I didn't like. Just to warn you: I love cutesy nicknames ending in -ie! :)
Dashiell- very handsome
Torrin- as a middle
Jacob- yes, but seems overused
Court- as a middle
Archer- like this
Jack-as a nickname
Jade- I would put this on a girl
Gideon-cool name, not too modern
Oliver Sebastian (Ollie)
Gideon Jacob (Eoin)
Alistair Torrin (Tair)
Nicobar Court (Nico)
Dashiell Alaric (Dash, or Aric)
Thaddeus Calvin (Thad, Tad, Cal... I could go on for hours)
Annika- nice, but Pippi Longstocking association
Summer- fresh choice
Elouise- don't like it with a u, looks too much like Louise
Helena- as a middle
Lisette- this has charm
Lyra- Golden Compass associations?
Renne- I would love to see this on a real girl.
Genevieve- my number 1 name! :)
Penelope- dainty, but down to earth
Persephone- I like this, but it is a lotta name.
Annika Lisette (Annie)
Penelope Renne (Penny)
Amabel Summer (Amy)
Artemis Ilona (Emmy)
Persephone Jade (Sepha)
I would adore a sibset of Thaddeus Calvin and Artemis Ilona!
@lucialucentum, I love all of your combos!
@merrybells, ohmygosh, is Annika Pippi's best friend? I used to watch that show when I was like... four. Or I might be getting it confused with Anne of Green Gables... ha, no clue.
I definitely like Thaddeus Calvin and Annika Lisette. :)
Roscoe – 4/10 - It sounds more like a dog’s name to me.
Dashiel – 2/10 - Meh. Not really my style.
Torrin – 2/10 - Sounds like it’s from a fantasy book.
Jacob – 7/10 - Good, but common.
Eugene – 3/10 - Old man’s name. (But also Flynn Ryder!)
Walt – 4/10 - Disney.
Sebastian – 6/10 - Also Disney, but I like it. :)
Oliver – 6/10 - I like it!
Court – 4/10 - Not a fan of word names. Also makes me think of Courtney.
Ezekiel – 5/10 - Not too bad.
Archer – 7/10 – I like it.
Todd – 6/10 – I like it, but I probably wouldn’t use it.
Jack – 6/10 – Not bad.
Hugh – 3/10 – Not my style.
Bruce – 4/10 – Eh. I think of the shark from Finding Nemo.
Bruno – 4/10 – It’s okay.
Jade – 3/10 – I like it…for a girl.
Calvin – 6/10 – Good.
Hugo – 3/10 – Not a fan.
Heath – 3/10 – I think of Heath Bars and Heath Ledger.
Thaddeus – 2/10 – I don’t like it very much.
Alaric – 2/10 – Same as Torrin.
Gideon – 2/10 – Mm.
Maxwell – 7/10 – I like this one.
Vincent – 7/10 – I like this one as well.
Favorites: Jacob, Archer, Maxwell, Vincent
Least Favorites: Torrin, Alaric, Gideon, Dashiel
Annika – 6/10 – Cute, but I probably wouldn’t use it.
Summer – 7/10 – I like it!
Elouise – 6/10 – I like it, but I much prefer the spelling Eloise.
Louise – 6/10 – Like it.
Liesl – 3/10 – Not a fan.
Miriam – 3/10 – Eh…
Roselind – 4/10 – I like it, but there are other Rose- names I like much more.
Helena – 3/10 – It’s okay.
Artemis – 2/10 – I’m not a fan of the Greek names. I don’t know why.
Casady – 3/10 – Cassidy is MUCH better.
Lisette – 2/10 – Mm…nah.
Lyra – 8/10 – I LOVE this one.
Lydia – 7/10 – Really like this one as well!
Matilda – 6/10 – Not bad!
Renne – 7/10 – I like it. :) It’s also similar to ‘reine’, which is the French word for queen. So I like that reference. :)
Lorain – 6/10 – It’s not bad, but I prefer Lorraine.
Genevieve – 4/10 – It’s a mouthful.
Gwendolyn – 4/10 – Same.
Gwenyth – 5/10 – A little better.
Colette – 6/10 – I like it.
Cosette – 5/10 – I like it…but less.
Penelope – 2/10 – Not my style.
Persephone – 2/10 – Not my style.
Favorites: Lyra, Lydia, Summer, Renne
Least Favorites: Persephone, Penelope, Artemis, Liesl
Out of the boys names I like:
Roscoe, Jacob, Oliver, Archer, Jack, Calvin, Hugo, Heath, Gideon, and Maxwell.
Siblings; I really like Archer Jacob & Heath Oliver as a brothers.
Out of the girl names my favourites are:
Annika, Louise, Miriam, Helena, Lyra, Lydia, Matilda, Genevieve, Gwenyth, Colette, Penelope and Persephone.
Siblings; I really like Genevieve Helena and Penelope Colette as sisters. Along with Annika Gwenyth and Lyra Miriam.
Hugo Gideon & Persephone Lydia
Jack Roscoe & Lyra Miriam
Henry, Anders, Lars, Samuel, Levi, Jameson, Holden & Cary
Charlotte, Marina, Willow, Clementine, Viola, Florentine & Clara