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February 14th, 2013 07:11 PM #1Junior Member
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Complete List-Whadaya Think?
My entire, painfully long list of names for our little man. Comments? Suggestions? I need you to rip 'em to shreds.
Bruce (family name, maybe mn?)
Harlow (believe it or not, this, Hamlet, and Hotaru are family on DH's side and male too)
Time for the ones that are VERY obviously guilty pleasures :P
Equinox (could it actually work, nn Nox?)
Now, due to these pregnancy hormones I probably included in my actual list names that would label me unfit to be a parent but don't hold it against me. Enjoy!
February 14th, 2013 08:33 PM #3Senior Member
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I think a lot of these names are "unusable," as in I think they've either "gone to the girls," have too much weight or expectation to them, are too tied to a historical, mythological, or famous person, or would be confusing/problematic as first names.
I absolutely love these:
Auden, Brooks, August, Emerson
These I like and think are very wearable:
Dorian David Edison Edmund Edward Elijah Ian Barrett Bay Booker Logan Phoenix
These MIGHT be usable, or are fine to use but not my taste:
Dune Ace (fine as a nn) Beckham (I do really like this name, it's just that David is so famous!) Caspian Chance Ibis Arrow Morgan Moses Percival Hotaru
These I think are used to frequently on girls:
Madison Lex (but Alexander or Alexios nn Lex is great, just not Lex on its own) Haven Harlow Hadley Briar Addison Ainsley Avery Ember Winter Indiana Story Paris Rain
These are too word-y for my taste:
Balsam (Maybe Oak or Oakley?) December Independence Indigo (Do you like Indio? For some reason that seems more wearable to me) Ocean Peregrine
These are too place-namey and I think they'd be impractical:
Baltimore Britain Egypt Ireland England Amsterdam
These I think are too tied to a single person (or myth, fictional character, etc.:
Jupiter Picasso Remus Thor Lazarus Hamlet Perseus Balthazar Aries (Have you considered Orion?)
I think these are a bit dated:
Ambrose Anatole Bruce Chester Clyde
I hope you don't think I'm being too harsh, it's just a VERY long list and I wanted to quickly narrow it down. For me, Auden and Brooks are standouts here- fantastic, shockingly underused names.
February 14th, 2013 08:43 PM #5
Oh my, this is a long list, haha. I'm bored so I'll comment :-)
Winter - Don't like it at all.
Perseus - NMS, nn Percy is better.
Ace - Sounds like a dog's name.
Addison - Love this on a boy. Might cause some confusion though with all those little Addies and Maddies.
Ainsley - Prefer on a girl TBH.
Ambrose - NMS
Amsterdam - Just... no.
Anatole - Don't like.
Arrow - Nope.
Auden - It's ok.
Avery - LOVE this on a boy. Just love. Very sad this has been taken over by the girls :-/
Balsam - Reminds me of balsamic vinegar.
Balthazar - No. Reminds me of Charmed.
Baltimore - Ummm.. no. This is a city (a city I love, but would never name a child after).
Barrett - Eh.. don't really like it.
Bay - Not a fan.
August - Like.
Aries - No.
Ember - I actually like this on a boy. It's a GP for me.
Beckham - No.
Booker - No.
Bruce (family name, maybe mn?) - Would make a good middle. It's my dad's middle name.
Caspian - NMS but ok.
Chance - Dog name.
Chester - NMS but ok.
Clyde - Too.. "hick" sounding to me, maybe I'm weird.
Dorian - NMS.
David - Like. I think it's a good classic name (it's also my dad's name and fiance's BFF's name).
Edison - NMS.
Edmund - NMS but I like it better than Edward.
Edward - Don't like.
December - No.
Dune - No.
Briar - NMS.
Britain - No.
Brooks - NMS.
Egypt - No.
Elijah - Love!
Emerson - NMS.
England - No.
Hadley - Don't really like it.
Hamlet - NMS.
Harlow - I do think it sounds more masculine than feminine (don't get why people are giving this to girls) but I'm still not a fan.
Haven - NMS.
Hotaru - NMS.
Ian - Love!!
Ibis - Don't like.
Independence - No.
Indiana - No.
Indigo - Meh.
Ireland - No.
Jupiter - No.
Lazarus - Eh.. no.
Lex - Don't like.
Logan - Love!
Madison - Too far taken by the girls. I don't really like this name either way.
Morgan - NMS but ok.
Moses - NMS.
Ocean - No.
Paris - No.
Percival - It's ok.
Peregrine - No.
Phoenix - No.
Picasso - No.
Rain - No. I could get behind it as a middle.
Remus - NMS.
Story - No.
Thor - No.
Time for the ones that are VERY obviously guilty pleasures :P
Symphony - No.
Shadow - No. This is very much a pet's name to me.
Solstice - No.
Onyx - No.
Frontier - No.
Persimmon - No, although you could use Persy/Percy as a nn.
Earth - No.
Equinox (could it actually work, nn Nox?) - No.
Galileo - No.
Shire - Maybe, but leaning towards no.
Severn - Meh.
Noir - No.
Juniper - No.
Cedar - No.
Poem - No.
Brick - No.
Heathrow - This is usable IMO, though really NMS.
I should also mention I'm not a fan of most word and place names, so that's why I don't like a lot of the ones I don't like.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
February 15th, 2013 07:59 PM #7Member
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Lots of names you like are the same as the ones we are considering for a boy (we are in Australia and due in August)
The ones I am thinking of using are:
Ambrose - i love this, so underused (which is what we like )
Arrow - my husband makes bows so probably a bit much but maybe as a mn
Avery - not actually liking this one but we love Fern for a girland Avery is Fern's sister in Charlotte's Web
Bay - love but would probably only use as a mn
Caspian - love this but doesn't really go with our last name
Peregrine - this is our front runner at the moment
Rain - on our list but for a girl as Raine
Others we like are:
We already have Oscar, Marco, Orrin and Felix in the family but I like those tooLong time name lover...
DD - Iris Ophelia (2011)
D? - due August... Peregrine Lyons or Aurelia ?????
February 15th, 2013 08:15 PM #9
Winter - I prefer on a girl
Perseus - A little too much. I like Percy or Perry better.
Ace - Better as a middle name.
Addison - Too trendy for me.
Ainsley - A girl's name to me.
Ambrose - Nice, but not sure if it's appealing to have 'rose' in the name. Maybe for a middle.
Amsterdam - Too much.
Anatole - NMS
Arrow - Better for a middle.
Auden - Not bad, but I feel it's missing something.
Avery - Alright, but I wouldn't use it.
Balsam - Doesn't appeal to me at all.
Balthazar - Don't think it's practical in today's world.
Baltimore - I can see it, but I'm not sure if I like it.
Barrett - Cute, but I like Bennett better.
Bay - A girl's name to me.
August - Cute! I like this!
Aries - NMS
Ember - A girl's name to me.
Beckham - Don't like it.
Booker - Rather see it in the middle.
Bruce (family name, maybe mn?) - First name! I like it.
Caspian - Cute, I like the sound of it.
Chance - Alright, I like Chase better.
Chester - Nice, but not for me.
Clyde - NMS
Dorian - Don't like it.
David - Nice and classic, good name.
Edison - I think it works.
Edmund - I like Edison better.
Edward - I like, but then there's Twilight...
December - Don't like.
Dune - NMS
Briar - Girl's name to me.
Britain - My friend knows a girl named Britain...so I see it as feminine.
Brooks - I don't like it.
Egypt - NMS
Elijah - Nice.
Emerson - Alright, I like Emery better.
England - NMS
Hadley - I don't like the sound.
Hamlet - Way too over the top. Maybe, just maybe for the middle though.
Harlow - I rather see it on a girl.
Haven - A girl's name to me.
Hotaru - I don't like it.
Ian - Cute!
Ibis - NMS
Independence - Too much. Not a fan.
Indiana - A girl's name to me (as you can tell in my siggy XD)
Indigo - The scale tips to feminine for me, but it works on a boy.
Ireland - All girl to me.
Jupiter - Too much.
Lazarus - I rather see this in the middle.
Lex - Don't like. Any form of Alexander is better.
Logan - Not for me.
Madison - Female to me.
Morgan - Girl's name to me.
Moses - I like it.
Ocean - Better middle name.
Paris - I rather see this on a girl.
Percival - Not a fan.
Peregrine - Cute and strong.
Phoenix - Alright; you have better options.
Picasso - Too much.
Rain - Girl's name to me.
Remus - I like it.
Story - Girl's name to me.
Thor - Too much, maybe Hawthorne?~ Catholic. College. Communicative Disorders. ~~(updated 9/24/15)
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