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  1. #1
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    Names I love but my wife will probably veto

    Unfortunately, my wife and I have entirely different naming styles-you saw her picks last night. We mostly dislike each other's suggestions. However, here are a few I adore I'm going to try to sell her on. Thoughts?

    Girls:
    Mae
    Josephine
    Doveva
    Magdalena
    Grace
    Persephone
    Seraphina
    Helene
    Georgia
    Florence
    Claire
    Jessamine
    Ember
    Rhiannon
    Bethany
    Artemesia
    Rosamunde
    Jasmine
    Zelda
    Aurora
    Sheherazade (more of a guilty pleasure, but still)
    Gidgette
    Gisele
    Naomi
    Lorelei
    Verity
    Carys
    Natalya

    Boys:
    Levi
    William
    Jackson
    Arden
    Robert
    Tucker
    Felix
    Declan
    Roland (love, love, LOVE this one)
    Nicodemus
    Jakoby
    Thaddeus
    Dante
    Sebastian (I fear its growing popularity)
    Grayson
    Myles
    Thatcher
    Lysander
    Leander
    Evander
    Tobias
    Finnegan
    Asher
    Cortland
    Zephyr
    Campbell
    Kester

    Thanks!

    ~Ever
    Just a newlywed guy with a penchant for names and a baby due in October to give one to.

  2. #3
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    From your list, I love:

    Girls:
    Mae - simply gorgeous! She has a great old Hollywood-charm feel to her.
    Josephine - another great one
    Georgia - I like this one in theory, but it also reminds me of the state (I live in the South).
    Florence - love the nn Flora! Florence sounds very sweet.
    Jessamine - lovely name! She sounds like a queen.
    Rosamunde - I prefer Rosamund (or even just Rose), but this is still great
    Aurora - my "name" when I was taking Latin - very airy to me, yet still feels somewhat grounded.
    Verity - like this one a lot! Also love Vera, which is similar in style.


    Boys:
    William - a handsome classic!
    Robert - love Robert! I would love to meet a young Robert, as I don't really know any my age or younger.
    Tucker - some people on this site don't particularly like this one, but I know two really nice Tuckers, so it's a positive association for me. And I've never heard either of them teased for their name.
    Felix - LOVE Felix!
    Declan - like it!
    Roland - like this one too
    Myles - prefer Miles, but I still like Myles a lot
    Lysander - great
    Evander - was just about to suggest this one for you, actually! great name.
    Finnegan - like this one
    Campbell - not sure how I feel about this as a first name, but it's been a middle name in my family for at least 4/5 generations.
    Henry John, Charles Wesley
    Eleanor June, Clara Sparling

  3. #5
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    I like your lists much more than your wife's!

    Girls:
    Mae - As a first I like it. I think of Mae West, and she was fabulous!
    Josephine - This is gorgeous, so pretty. Has amazing literary, historical and musical references.
    Doveva - Never heard this. Not a big fan.
    Magdalena - Very serious, but nice.
    Grace - Lovely, especially as a first. A little over used (at least here) but still nice.
    Persephone - Beautiful, I've always been fascinated by Greek mythology, and the Eleusinian mysteries are intriguing.
    Seraphina - If you spell it Serafina it's very nice. The witch in Northern Lights is cool.
    Helene - I like this German/Scandinavian version of Helen. Pronouncing it with the e at the end?
    Georgia - It's cute.
    Florence - Beautiful.
    Claire - I love Claire, just stunning. Everything about it is lovely. Your wife would probably like this one.
    Jessamine - Ooh yes, Jessamine is sweet and fun! Nickname Mini is irresistible.
    Ember - Feels more boyish, but I'm not a fan either way.
    Rhiannon - Beautiful. I love Welsh mythology, and even though her story is very sad at times, it's a lovely name.
    Bethany - It's not terrible, but not good either.
    Artemesia - Artemisia the queen of Caria is a cool namesake. She built the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
    Rosamunde - I like Rosamond, Rosamund or Rosemonde. All stunning!
    Jasmine - Gorgeous flower, scent and name!
    Zelda - Ooh, yes, this is nice. Zelda Sayre is my first thought.
    Aurora - Beautiful, I think of northern lights and dawn and the Roman goddess.
    Sheherazade (more of a guilty pleasure, but still) - Cool namesake, but the name is too out there.
    Gidgette - No, I do not like this.
    Gisele - Yes, this is nice. I would prefer Giselle or Gisella, but nice either way.
    Naomi - Beautiful name, I like Noemi better though.
    Lorelei - Very beautiful, sirens luring ships and their crews into rocks so their ships sink and the sailors drown.
    Verity - I like the look and sound, but you've got better ones.
    Carys - Sweet, prefer Cara or Charis.
    Natalya - Unless you're eastern European I prefer Natalia, Natalie or Nathalie.

    Boys:
    Levi - Cool and short. Love this one.
    William - One of the best classics. You can't go wrong with this.
    Jackson - This is quite nice.
    Arden - Sounds girlie to me.
    Robert - Fine although slightly boring to my ears.
    Tucker - Sounds like someone trying to tuck something.
    Felix - Happy name!!!! Just looking at this name brings a hugs grin to my face.
    Declan - Too harsh and chavy.
    Roland (love, love, LOVE this one) - I adore Roland!!!!!!! It's on your wife's list too, so that's a good thing!
    Nicodemus - Love in theory. Not in real life.
    Jakoby - It's ok, a nice enough name. You've got better ones.
    Thaddeus - So cool and laid back quirky gentleman name.
    Dante - Sexy overload, but so hansome and I love Alighieri and Gabriel Rossetti.
    Sebastian (I fear its growing popularity) - I love all names from Twelfth Night, although this is a mean rich boy name.
    Grayson - Greyson would be better.
    Myles - Miles is really cool, I love Miles Davis.
    Thatcher - A fine name, nothing wrong with it.
    Lysander - Very nice. Like this a lot.
    Leander - And this! The story of Hero and Leander is one of my favourites....
    Evander - Love this so much. Gorgeous name, namesake and the sound and imagery is wonderful.
    Tobias - Very serious, but nice.
    Finnegan - I prefer simple Finn. But a fine name all the same.
    Asher - Cool quirky boy name, checkered trousers and glasse.s
    Cortland - No, sounds too much like court.
    Zephyr - Ooh, I like this very much too.
    Campbell - Cambell would be better. But it's ok.
    Kester - eh, no please don't.

    Favourites:
    Josephine, Persephone, Claire, Rhiannon, Artemisia, Rosamund, Zelda, Jessamine, Jasmine & Aurora.
    Roland, Evander, William, Felix, Thaddeus, Dante, Asher, Zephyr, Leander & Miles.
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

  4. #7
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    Those are some of my favorites, too. I like some of the alternative spellings, I'll take them into consideration.
    Just a newlywed guy with a penchant for names and a baby due in October to give one to.

  5. #9
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    It seems like in general you like longer more complex names and she likes short snappy names. Personally, I'd look for a longer name she's okay with that she can shorten to a nn she really loves.

    Okay, comparing your two lists to try to find some common ground:

    Roland - one both your lists. A match!
    Liam/William - this is a match as far as I'm concerned.
    Jakoby/Jackson/Jack - would she be okay with using Jack as a nn for Jakoby or Jackson?
    Myles/Milo - What about Miles nn Milo?
    Thatcher/Arden/Beau/Asher - what about Archer or Archibald nn Archie?
    Leander/Evander -she like Liam, Lark, and Milo, what about Leo? even as a nn for Leander? Leopold?
    Finnegan - given how she likes short crisp names, what about Finn used on a regular basis with Finnegan as the long name?
    Asher/Ashmore - very similar! I think you can work on this.
    Declan/Cortland/Nolan/Talon/Roland - very similar sound and feel to these. Lachlan, Dylan, Landen?
    Kester/Carter - not so far off, what about Kasper, Castor, Cooper, Chester, Kyler


    Embra/Ember/Emery - very similar! Emery/Emry could be a nn for Ember
    Helene/Holland/Harlow - what about Halina/Halyna
    Seraphina/Sora/Fera/Farin - Sora, Farin, or Fera could easily be nicknames for Seraphina. Or what about Faraday nn Fara?
    Gemma/Gisele/Georgia/Jayne/Jasmine - similar sounds, what about Geneva, Jillian/Jill, Jocelyn, Juno
    Florence/Fleur - Fleur or Flora could be a nn for Florence or Florina if she prefered
    Leighton/Lorelei/Lander/Lotus - what about Laurel? or Larissa? or Leonie? or Linnea?
    Astrid/Aurora/Starla/Estel/Adora - all of these have star influences. What about Andromeda? Elara?
    Petra/Zelda - these have very similar feels to me. Spunky with history. I think there's a connection there.
    Shaelyn/Mae/Shea - what about Maelyn?
    Josephine/Jayne/Farin - what does she think about Josie or Posey as nn's?
    Doveva/Aven - What about Dovina/Dovena? nn Dove, Vena, Aven?
    Magdalena/Marnie/Rosamunde - What about Miranda?
    Jessamine/Jasmine/Sage/Willow/Fleur - all very floral, definitely a conncetion there
    Bethany/Shilo/Petra/Eden - all Bible place names, what about Moriah?
    Carys/Echo/Claire - similar sounds here, Rebekah, Anika?
    Natalya/Tegan - what about nn Tally seems like that might be up her alley
    Last edited by kala_way; January 19th, 2013 at 09:04 PM.
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