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October 2nd, 2012 01:16 PM #1Member
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A brother to Declan and Emmett
Hi again everyone!
We just found out that #3 is a boy, which is fantastic...but we don't have any names we agree on. Our other two are Declan Patrick and Emmett Josephine. For this baby we have tossed around Kason, Westley, Archer, Dakota, Oakley, Hallam and some other but none of them is THE name.
Do you have any suggestions for us? We want the name to be fairly modern sounding, and it CAN'T be in the top 100, preferably not in the top 300 either. Middle name might be David, but we're not 100% sure of that yet so anything goes.
Alexa & ChristopherDeclan Patrick & Emmett Josephine & Evander William & Keeler David
Crosby Calen Dakota Felix Jackson Kasen Mason // Alley Harlow Micah Myka Noelle Peyton
October 2nd, 2012 01:25 PM #3
October 2nd, 2012 04:14 PM #5
My thoughts on your short list:
Kason: this is a "teen mom" name to me. It has the trendy K-substituted-for-a-C and just does not stand up well to the classic masculine feel of Declan or stately Josephine.
Westley: this is owned by the Princess Bride! It's got a nice sound and rhythm, but he will spend a great deal of energy correcting people who hear it as the much, much more common Wesley.
Archer: I think Archer works well with your other children's names. It's a modern surname with strong sounds, but not too similar to Declan or Emmy to feel "matchy." A real option.
Dakota: another "teen mom" name-- the cowboy names were very big in the mid to late 90s, and they rapidly went downmarket. They are dated. Plus-- even though this name is in very wide use-- the Sioux themselves said they felt offended by the appropriation of one of their tribal names, which would lead me to steer clear of it.
Oakley: great choice in the same vein as Archer. Strong sounds, a nice modern surname, with a bevy of cool, uncommon nicknames (Oak, Hoke, Okie)
Hallam: this is quite unusual and I admit not having heard of it. It too has a nice sound, but the Hall- names (Halle, Hadley, Hayley) are all female, so I might steer clear of this one. In a sibset of Declan, Emmett and Hallam, I would assume Hallum is the girl!
Some other options in a similar modern vein as Declan and Emmett, and not too close to Alex/Chris (I included a lot of K sounds):
Oakland (slightly different from Oakley, without the sunglasses vibe)
XY: Antoine Raphael
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor
Allaire * Emmanuelle * Honora * Hyacinthe * Lysandra * Marina * Rosamond * Serena * Sylvana * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lucian * Marius * Quentin * Rainier * Silvan
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ / Altair _ Faraj _ Tariq
October 2nd, 2012 05:07 PM #7Senior Member
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October 2nd, 2012 08:55 PM #9Member
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