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November 5th, 2014, 07:48 PM
Roxanna means "dawn" too. Also Alba, and Zora, Zoria, Zaria, and Zarya.
I like Alice, Alicia and Alison as alternative to Alyssa. Maybe also: Elise, Elisa, Annalisa.
Either a one-syllable mn, or three or four syllables:
Cole, Cale, Max, Drake, Gage, Joel, Grant, Jude, Trey, James, John
Barnaby, Alexander, Bellamy, Christopher, Dominick, Donovan,...
November 5th, 2014, 07:18 PM
There's Michael Steele from The Bangles...
Archer, Archie, maybe Archimedes. Or why not just use the name Arc as a given name?
Some names that fit the "C" pattern for your sons:
Another vote here for Paloma. Also:
Jacinta, Anita, Celia, Eloisa, Emelina, Eugenia, Francisca, Jessenia, Lucia, Marcelina, Nina, Ramona, Sarita/Zarita, Sol, Tatiana
November 3rd, 2014, 08:48 PM
Annalise, Autumn, Elizabeth, Ardeth, Meredith, Alice, Adeline, Simone, Lorraine, Bridget, Logan, Daryn, Harper, Margot, Mallory, Jocelyn, Jillian, Marielle, Maude, Rachel, Regan, Shawn,...
It means Stephen, masculine only, in French. If it's the -ienne sound that's appealing, here are some girl name suggestions:
Charlie, Levi, and Margot
Charlie, Levi, and Meredith
Charlie, Levi, and Clara
Charlie, Levi, and Mila
Charlie, Levi, and Celine
Charlie, Levi, and Victoria
Charlie, Levi, and Mara
November 2nd, 2014, 10:14 PM
I like Roger itself, or maybe the alternative spelling Rodger. The closest alternatives I can think of are Rodd or Roderick. Maybe Rory?
Eden, River, and Cove
Eden, River, and Peregrine
Eden, River, and Heath
Eden, River, and Rowan
Eden, River, and Jasper
Eden, River, and Storm
Eden, River, and Alder
Eden, River, and Colt...
It's unusual, but I think like it, it's a dignified, feminine vintage sort of name. If it were a fn, I'd likely shorten it to the nn Cilla.
November 1st, 2014, 03:06 PM
Middle names only? No way! :confused:
The popular trend over the past few decades has been towards shorter girl names though... two syllables especially, it would seem. And the strongest trend...
I like Freya Colette. Or, how about:
Freya Hermine (silent 'H') or Erminie
Freya Gervaise (soft 'g')
I like all the names on the list... yes, they're all fairly popular, though.
Maybe some alternatives:
I like Orrin (or the alternative spellings like Orin, Oran, etc.). I think it makes a nice sibset with Sienne.
Eider, sorry, but it makes me think of eider down (duck down).
November 1st, 2014, 02:28 PM
Some three-syllable names, plus some others (most three-syllable names just don't seem to have a 'preppy' feel to me, unless they're surnames used as first names, like Anderson):
Here are some Danish boy names:
Lee, or Leo, or Milo.
October 28th, 2014, 08:58 PM
I went to HS with a guy name Arundel. Also knew a guy named Alison. And a guy named Ewan, spelled it Euan.
The most unusual name for a female classmate was probably a girl named Cher. She went...
October 28th, 2014, 08:49 PM
As an alternative to Veda, consider Vita (a nn for Victoria, also known as the nn of British writer and garden designer Vita Sackville-West).
More suggestions that seem similar:
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