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January 20th, 2016 02:19 PM #1Junior Member
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Clashing Tastes in Names
My boyfriend and I have been talking names and family plans lately. While I am super excited about our future I can already tell we are gonna have a difficult time finding a common ground on names.
Like many "berries" I like classic names with long history that are not super popular. My fiance however likes names that he describes as "all American", strong, classic names with a guilty pleasure for the names of explorers.
Long story short every name that the other person has so far brought up the other person has hated, like really hated. He doesn't like anything to unique or soft sounding and I don't like names that are overly biblical or what I would call "Dad" and "Mom" names.
We both have pretty common and classic names, his name being Nick and mine being Emma. So some kids names that would "match" ours would be nice too.
I was hoping you guys could help me find some potential names that we could consider as a team! So far these names are our individual top lists and have been totally vetoed.
My favourites are:
His favourites are:
Robert (Robby, Rob, Bob, Bobby)
Daniel (Danny, Dan)
The only name we have found any common ground on is Jack - which I like much more than him.
January 20th, 2016 05:05 PM #3
Jameson - not so much
Ellen - like, close to your name
Jennifer - not so much
Robert (Robby, Rob, Bob, Bobby) - love
Daniel (Danny, Dan) -like
David (Dave) - love
Dirk - eh not so much
Jack - like, and I like Johnathan ( similar to Nathan)
Julia nn Jewels
Charles nn Charlie
Christine nn Chrissy
Jeffrey nn Jeff
James nn Jimmy
Katherine nn Kate or Kitty
Christopher nn Chris
January 20th, 2016 05:20 PM #5
What do you guys think about nicknames? I see some potential nicknames in both of your favorites that perhaps he may like better and/or you may like better.
For example, you love Maxwell and Bennett. He may not be crazy about them, but maybe he likes Max and Ben?
Another one I saw was Ellen, where you could get the adorable nickname Elle or Ellie.
I'll also list some names very similar to you and your s/o's favorites...
Clara - Claire, Clarice, Chloe, Cleo
Adeline - Addison, Adelaide, Addie
Lily - Lillian, Lucy, Lucille, Lucia, Lucienne, Lola, Jillian
Maxwell - Max, Maximus
Bennett - Benjamin, Brenden, Benji, Bernard, Bernie
Jameson - James, Jackson
Ellen - Ellery, Helen, Ella, Ellie, Elle, Eloise, Elodie, Ellowen
Jennifer - Jeanette, Jennison, Jillian
Robert - Robinson, Robin, Ralph
Daniel - Dashiel, Derek, Dennison
Nathan - Nathaniel, Ethan
David - Davidson, Davis, Davey
Dirk - Burke, Derek
My husband and I have conflicting tastes, too. For the most part though, he's come around to my style and some names grow on him. Try that outAli | 26
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January 20th, 2016 05:56 PM #7
The thing about Jennifer or Jessica or Heather or Amber or Daniel or Matthew any of those super 80's/90's names is that to us, young child bearing aged women, they seem super basic and boring and popular.... However, since we all think that, no one will be naming their children that any time soon. If you used it, your daughter would have a, what will soon be considered a "classic" name, during a generation of kids where it will be not as popular. If that makes sense. Just something to think about. Now all of the Ella's and Emily's and Max's and Jackson's are the new generation of trendy.Hi, I'm Jessica Kathleen- Newlywed and hopefully prego soon! Lover of babies and baby names!
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January 20th, 2016 08:02 PM #9Junior Member
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