Baby not far away!
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With less than a week until my due date time is running out to find a name!
We have sketched up a bit of a list and would love some feedback and more ideas! We have some questions for some of the names too. Our girl's list is quite long (but at least we have a list!!)
Clementine - does anyone know an adult Clementine? I love it for a young girl but I'm not sure about an adult.
Florence - I haven't been to Florence, can I still use the name?
Ives - leaning towards using this- as a first or middle (not sure which spot we prefer)
Thoughts and suggestions greatly appreciated. Last name begins with A (three syllables)
You have some great names on your list! My favourites are:
Clementine - but I struggle to imagine it on an adult :(
Florence -I think it is fine to use if you haven't been to Florence
Ives - prefer it in the middle spot
Edward Ives - love this! EIA might be too many vowels though!
My top two favorites:
(Can you tell I like the letter l combined with a long i sound? So pretty!) I like the middle name Mary with both-- Lila Mary or Violet Mary.
1. William- I just think you can't go wrong with this name. So handsome, and plenty of nicknames.
2. Charlie- Although I would do Charles, I still like Charlie. And I suppose Charlie carries into adulthood fine, unlike Sammy or Billy or something.
I think of Florence as a name first, and as a place name second. I think it's more than okay to use it if you've never been.
The bold names are my favorites from this list.
Clementine- Idk if I can see an adult Clementine, but I like the name.
Florence- You can most definitely use it even if you haven't been to Florence.
Rose- very common as a middle, but not a first. I say right on.
Lila- This is ridiculously pretty
Alice- One of my favorites :) I love the Alice in Wonderland connection
Violet- Also one of my faves :) Violet Lila or Lila Violet would make a good combo
Alexandra- When I was little, I wanted to be named Alexandra. I could never use it because my name is Alexis.
Sasha- feels outdated to me
Lola- I can only see it on a dog
Eden- Never liked it
Heidi- feels old fashioned, but maybe it's just me.
Evangeline- gorgeous :)
Mary- to plain. There's not enough spice or flair to this. Kinda a let down after seeing Evangeline.
Matilda- Always reminds me of the movie
Ives- prefer it in the middle
Benjamin- nice classic name
Samuel- nice and masculine
Charlie- I've always loved it
Edward- This is a horrible thing to say, but it reminds me of Twilight. I wouldn't use it for personal reasons.
Joel- unique and masculine
Rex- can't see it on a actual human. :( sorry
William- a nice, versatile, boy name
Winston- unique and pleasing to the eyes and ears
Judd- cool cowboy name
Clementine - I can picture this on an adult. I think there's an actress named Clementine Ford on a soap opera, and there's also the Clementine in the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
Florence - I'm sure you can still this name, I associate it with Florence Nightingale along with the city.
Rose- I love this name, it's classic, sweet and ages well.
Lila- This would be fine but double l names are so common now I'm kind of sick of them.
Alice- I put this under the same category of Rose.
Violet- This is a name that's really been growing on me lately.
Alexandra- It's okay, but not my favorite.
Sasha- This name is just a bit too sweet and whisper-y for me.
Lola- LOLA L-O-L-A LOLA sorry all I can think of is the song
Eden- While it's too religious for me personally, I do like the sound of this name.
Heidi- This is another nice name, although it still screams "SWITZERLAND" to me.
Evangeline- Not my fave.
Mary- Nice, but I live in a Catholic neighborhood so I know a million Marys so I'm kind of tired of it. However it is an name that will never be dated, so that's nice.
Matilda- LOVE this name. "Matilda" was my favorite book as a kid and it's a pretty good movie and musical as well. I love both the nicknames Tillie and Mattie.
Ives - I like middle better.
Benjamin- Classic name, and I love Ben, but I know five personally.
Samuel- I guess because I know six female "Sams" in my grade alone the nn "Sam" is now very feminine to me, and I don't care for the full name Samuel.
Charlie- Love it.
Edward- Sadly, too Twilight-y nowadays.
Joel- Nice, if a bit forgettable. Just a few days ago I was playing a video game with a character named Joel, and my brother, who was playing with me, kept forgetting his name up until the end of the game.
Rex- I'd like to meet a Rex. Some think it's too much of a dog's name, but to me it's a fresher Max.
Austin- Persona association makes this weird for me, but otherwise it's a fine name.
William- A classic name, and I actually think Billy would be cute on a little boy.
Winston- Not my style
Judd- Not my style either
Thank you for the help. It is so great to get such fantastic responses!
We have narrowed down to (with issues in brackets):
Clementine (too sing-songy? nickname?)
Florence (too associated with the place?)
Lila (too popular?)
Violet (nickname?- not a fan of 'Vi')
leaning towards Mary for the middle name
Benjamin (too popular?)
Winston (too out there?!)
And Ives or Edward in the middle
I LOVE the name Evangeline, it's my absolute favourite, I think it's stunning.
My next choice would be Florence and yes, it's perfectly okay even though you've never been.
I don't like any of the other girls names to be completely honest, besides Rose because that is my middle name, haha.
Now for the boys, I love Ives as a middle name, with Benjamin as the first.
Great names and lots of good combinations with your short list! I'm a big Churchill fan, so Clementine and Winston get a lot of love from me!
Clementine Mary or Mary Clementine both work well. Clemmie is my favorite nn. You could also use Flora Clementine, Lila Clementine, or Violet Clementine. Florence is not too associated with Italy-- think Florence Nightengale or Florence and the Machine instead. Florence Mary, Mary Florence, Florence Violet, and Violet Florence are good combinations too. Lila is a little different from the other names you're considering-- what about Delilah with Lila as a nn? Delilah Mary works well. Florence Delilah is another suggestion.
Benjamin, Samuel, and William are all pretty popular, but they are timeless classics that all work well with Ives as a mn. I prefer Winston to all of these and either Winston Ives or Winston Edward work well. Ives as a fn would be different, but the only combination I really like from the names on your list is Ives Edward. Ivo is another similar name and I think the -O ending makes it a little more useable. Ivo Samuel or Ivo William work well together.
Clementine - A: Indeed I do. She is 70 years old and the funniest lady I have ever met. Goes by Tina.
Florence - A: Yes, you can still use it.
Rose - I love the nickname Rosie
Lila - Like it as a nickname, but prefer a more substantial option for a full (Elizaveta, Delilah, Lilliana, etc)
Alice - No
Violet - Love. My sister wants to name her daughter Violet
Alexandra - No
Sasha - It's okay
Lola - Also nice, prefer Lula
Eden - I like it
Heidi - Not really enjoying it
Evangeline - Love
Mary - I love this name
Matilda - No
Ives - Oh, I love it!
Benjamin - Like a lot
Samuel - Like
Charlie - Prefer Charles
Edward - Okay
Joel - Love
Rex - Too dog name-ish for me
Austin - A tad too popular
William - Nice
Winston - Not really exuberant
Judd - Nope