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June 29th, 2012 12:05 AM #1
Thoughts on these?
Lately I've been thinking about a handful of names more than half of the names on my short list, so I've decided to get a few opinions. Caleb, Everett, Jack, Asher, Grayson (Gray), Brody, and Spencer are definitely still set, but the last three spots might be negotiable. Anyway, wdyt of these?
Oliver (not sure how usable it is, since Olivia on my girls' list isn't budging... Would Olivia Camille Jane and Noah Oliver Jack, or something like that, be usable, do you think?)
Atticus (love the nns Atti, Kit, and Gus)
Tobin (nn Toby... are there any other ways to get to Toby? I really like Tobin nn Toby, but I'm not sure there's something out there I like more. Tobias/Tobiah definitely aren't options, though...)
Booker (I was a writing student in college, I have aspirations of being a novelist, and I'm a huge bookworm, so Booker has more significance to me than just being a surname I really like)
I like that the majority of these fit in better with my top 5, as well (Caleb, Everett, Asher, Jack, and Gray). Anyway, thoughts? The three names that complete my top 10 currently are Avery, Bailey, and Boone. All three have a lot of significance to me personally, but I figured I'd give the others a chance.
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
Isabelle | Arianne | Olivia | Violet | Rachel | Lillian | Charlotte | Eleni | Hannah | Eva | Catherine | Emmeline | Tess
Caleb | Everett | Asher | Jack | Grayson | Avery | Bailey | Samuel | Boaz | Zane | Brody | Spencer | Grant
June 29th, 2012 12:20 AM #3
Noah - Love it! I think it fits very well. Only thing that bothers me is its popularity.
Oliver - I agree that siblings Olivia and Oliver would be too much, but it could work as a middle.
Atticus - Don't like it at all.
Zane - Love! Only downfall for me is that it's kinda short, but otherwise I love it!
Daniel - I really like this name. Unusable for me because I have a cousin on each side of the family with this name. It's also my fiance's brother's name. But anyways, it's nice!
Tobin - Hmm.. personally, I like Tobias best. Here's a list of some other names that start with "Tob" if you're interested: http://www.babynamespedia.com/start/m/tob
Abbott - This is a last name IMO.. don't really like it for a first.
Brooks - Don't like it.
Booker - I don't like it, sorry. Then again I don't like most "job" names.
Henry - This name has grown on me SO much over the years. I used to think it was too old sounding, and now I think it's actually kinda cute :-)
Lincoln - NMS.
Gabriel - NMS.Top 10 girl's names: Serena * Audrey * Sienna * Bridget * Lucy * Hazel * Cordelia * Josephine * Claire * Alice
Top 10 boy's names: Elliott * Callum * Theodore * Emmett * Nolan * Ian * Blake * Brennan * Adrian * Everett
June 29th, 2012 12:32 AM #5Member
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June 29th, 2012 01:01 AM #7Senior Member
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Noah: Nothing really wrong with this one, the sound just annoys me.
Oliver: As a middle name it would work fine with a sister named Olivia.
Atticus: Not for me, but I see the appeal.
Zane: This one is cool. Not for me but I like it.
Daniel: I have a soft spot for this one because it's my great-grandfather's name, but I would probably never use it.
Tobin: Sound of this one is just strange to me. Toe bin?
Abbott: I like it. I know of a boy named James Abbott.
Brooks: Very cowboy to me. I know an older man named Brooks and he's the rough cowboy-ish type.
Booker: I like the significance to you, dislike that it sounds like hooker and booger.
Henry: I have never been a Henry fan myself but like it for someone else's son.
Lincoln: This makes me think Abraham Lincoln, who I'm not a fan of, so it would be out for me. I do like nn Link though.
Gabriel: Nice enough but not for me.
June 29th, 2012 02:04 AM #9Senior Member
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Noah- I love this name. It is very popular though. If it hadn't became so popular and if my sister hadn't just named her baby this, I would have considered using it. I love the sound of it and the look of it on paper. I love the Biblical association (I'm a Christian) and it also reminds me of the movie The Notebook. I think the Noah in that movie is so handsome.
Oliver- I'm sorry, but I don't see the appeal of this name. Maybe it's because it reminds me of a movie from when I was a child where a cat was named Oliver. I can't see it on a human.
Atticus- Dislike this, sorry. To me it's a little "too much", if you know what I mean.
Zane- I don't personally like it, but I don't think it's bad.
Daniel- I really like Daniel. I think it's classic. Everyone can pronounce it and spell it. It's familiar but not that popular (at least where I live)
Tobin- Not a fan of this but I do like the nn Toby. I find it awkward to say Tobin or Tobias. I like how they look though.
Abbott- Not really a fan of this one. I do think it's interesting though. It could make a good mn.
Brooks- All I can think of is the country group Brooks & Dunn.
Booker- This is really interesting. I think I like it, maybe even love it. I think it's unique but not freaky lol. It's not hard to say and everyone could spell it.
Henry- Not a fan of Henry. I don't think it's a bad name though.
Lincoln- I like this, especially for a mn. I think it's handsome and solid, but very wearable.
Gabriel- I love Gabriel and the nn Gabe! I would consider using it if it weren't so popular. Although I have only met one Gabriel in my area, I try to stay away from anything in the top 100. Preferably I like to even stay away from the top 500.