I just decided to remove some of the commas in my signature, pairing names up to try out combos (for the first time ever).
Nothing too negative about Owen Maddox please--this one is my son! I realize many of you think it is trendy; if I could go back I would use the original Madoc (or maybe Maddoc), but alas I cannot. What did I ever do without nameberry??
Picking out combos for not too distant future sibs.
P.S. I'm loving Stellan Xavier right now. Is Stellan too similar sounding to Owen?
I don't like Stellan and it is too close to Owen.
Cora Madeleine- my favorite, stunning
Margot Eliza- NMS but good flow
Esme Lenore- like
Iliana Xanthe- Love this
Noemi Clio- love names separately but not in this combo
Isla Maeve- very girly
Owen Maddox- like
Jasper Amias- love
Desmond Rhys- I don't like either name
Milo Vincent- love! My favorite
Everett Flynn- too trendy. Prefer Everett Finn.
Stellan Xavier- I don't loke Stellan or Xavier spelling. Prefer Javier.
Thanks for the feedback!!
How is Stellan too close to Owen? The only thing they have in common is the "n" at the end...
Owen Maddox is neat! Love both names. Maddoc is really neat too, a cool alternative to Maddox I never thought of. Maddoc & Seamus would be awesome.
Maddox also reminds me of Knox, which are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids... I like Knox a lot, but its too rhymey with Maddox!
Stellan Xavier is really strange, but I appreciate its strangeness. Stellan is too close to Stella, though, and that names is on the rise for girls. Stellan would be an interesting name on a girl, though.
I really like Margot, Xanthe, Noemi, Maeve, Jasper, and Milo Vincent. Very awesome names. I think Margot Eliza would make a fitting sister to Owen Maddox, actually.
Cora Madeleine- Nameberry favorite...I've been seeing both of these a lot.
Margot Eliza- I like Margot; it's familar but uncommon. Eliza is not my favorite form of Elizabeth, but it seems really popular on Nameberry.
Esme Lenore- I was starting to like Esme, but then I heard about the unfortunate name Renesmee and that was the end of that. I like Lenore. My BFF named her daughter Lenora (nn Nora), but I think she should have just went with Lenore.
Iliana Xanthe- It seems like it's trying too hard to be exotic.
Noemi Clio- Noemi is rather unique without being too far out there. I'm not crazy about Clio, but again I've seen it on many a list on Nameberry, so who am I to judge?
Isla Maeve- Love! These names are just my style. They're both my cousins' names, but I'd use one or the other in a heartbeat if they weren't already taken.
Owen Maddox- Like you said, Madoc/Maddoc would have been nicer, but it's still a solid name.
Jasper Amias- I like the meaning of Amias, but not the sound.
Desmond Rhys- I don't like this spelling of Rhys.
Milo Vincent- Milo is another name that I see people raving about on Nameberry that I just don't get. It makes me think of grass. Miles is better.
Everett Flynn- The "ever" names are pretty trendy. I don't like Flynn, either.
Stellan Xavier- Stellan is not my favorite, but it does have a nice meaning. I like Xavier. Javier is good, too. I think either spelling/pronunciation is fine and correct.
I think of Xavier and Javier as totally different names. Am I alone? I say Xavier ex-ZAY-vee-er and Javier like hah-vee-YAIR. Very different sound anyway.
Anyone else? Is Cora Madeleine a keeper or too common/expected? Is Iliana Xanthe trying too hard? What would be a good middle for either Noemi or Clio?
How do you say Xavier? Would Stellan Rhys be better? Milo Vincent or Vincent Milo?