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January 26th, 2013 04:52 PM #6
Wow, Caballero? That's a first. I actually think your boy names can be reconciled. I'm just going to throw out a bunch of stuff, but you seem to like Irish names, but they're very laid back everyman names that I think can mix with your husband's cowboy thing.
With Jolene, Ramone, and Marley all on the list, I'm guessing your husband likes music. Maybe we can come up with some music names that your husband would like.
Lennon (although it does sound like Lenin)
Penelope nn Penny (Lane)
EverlyNames I enjoy:
Girls: Lucy, Elena, Lake, Sylvie
Boys: Jack, Eamon, Sylvan, Theo
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January 26th, 2013 05:18 PM #8
Last edited by lexiem; January 26th, 2013 at 05:23 PM.Expecting Our First..... Let the naming battles begin!
January 26th, 2013 09:01 PM #10Senior Member
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- Vermont, USA
First of all, from your husband's favorites you have to rule out Jolene because the -n sound at the end of JoleNe does not work with Flann, neither does it work with Josephine in the middle.
Marlene Josie Flann is a good suggestion. I like the idea of Josie as a substitute for Josephine in this case as it gives the full name great syllabic flow: a three, two, one pattern!
In general names without strong L or N sounds seem to sound best with Flann. Sometimes if it is a soft L or N sound it works. And sometimes depending on where in the name the L or N occur it is fine.
Based on your lists here are some ideas that try to bridge your tastes:
similar to Cordelia:
Celia Josephine Flann,
Darcy Josephine Flann,
Camila Josephine Flann,
Chelsea Josephine Flann,
Coral Josephine Flann, (this works better than Coralie to my ear)
Clara Josephine Flann.
similar to Esme:
Brie Josephine Flann
Elisa Josephine Flann
Emelia Josephine Flann
similar to Charlotte:
Lottie/Lotte Josephine Flann
Maisie Josephine Flann
Samantha Josephine Flann
similar to Aubrey & Marley:
Abra Josephine Flann
Aria Josephine Flann
Amerie Josephine Flann
Sadie Josephine Flann
Eugenie Josephine Flann nn Gigi
Anything appeal? Good luck!Names I admire but can't necessarily use myself: Adela, Berthe, Beryl, Calliope, Celeste, Cleo, Grete, Guinevere, Isadora, Lilac, Lisette, Lucienne, Maelle, Marilla, Marisol, Melina, Ottoline, Pascale, Sibyl, Zara, Zinnia. Boys: Alasdair, Alcott, Anders, Augustine, Barnaby, Evander, Felix, Gilbert, Graham, Hugo, Julian, Kyrill, Leif, Lev, Malcolm, Maxfield, Morgan, Montgomery, Orion, Orlando, Rhys, Roman.
January 26th, 2013 09:15 PM #12Member
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- Sep 2012
Aubrey Josephine definetely gets my vote! And Bennett for a boy.
January 26th, 2013 09:55 PM #14Member
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- Dec 2012
Thank you all so much for your thoughtful suggestions! There are some gems on here and I will chat with my husband when he gets home. Now I'm double thinking Joesphine. I cant believe i didnt notice how it clashes with Flann! I like the Josie suggestion or I may use her middle name, Antoinette instead. Our son's middle name is to honour my grandfather so we wanted to honour my grandmother if we have a girl as they are the only living great grandparents our children have. Again THANK YOU so much and I'll keep you all posted!
PS sparrowfinch you're bang on! My husband's suggestions are usually music/cowboy/skateboarding/surfing related. The only reason he agreed to name our son Oliver is because Ollie is a skateboard trick lol!~Married to My Best Friend August, 2004~
~Proud Mommy to Oliver Michael (nn Ollie) July, 2009. Expecting Baby #2 April, 2013~
Gals~Esme, Cordelia, Charlotte, Nathalie, Nora, Josephine~
Gents~Arlo, Ansel, Bennett, Harrison, Ronan, Vincent~
No luck agreeing on baby names so far...