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March 3rd, 2013 10:32 PM #1
Help me make a boy list from my girl list
Right now, I have lots of girls names that I absolutely love, but I am not as excited about many boy names. I was wondering what boys names you all think I would like based my taste in girl names.
My current top girl names:
Charlotte: loved since I was a child; definitely will use if I have a daughter despite its recent increase in popularity
Josephine: newer love; 2nd place to Charlotte
Cecilia or Celia: love both; can't decide which one I prefer!
Eloise or Louise or Louisa: love all these; can't decide!
Clara: so sweet, soft, and feminine
Rose: and its variants -- Rosalie, Rosalind, Rosemary, etc -- but I think I like sweet and simple Rose the best!
Cora: strong and feminine at the same time
Nora: similar feeling to Cora, but I like Cora a little better
Eliza: can't decide if I would use as a stand alone name or as a nickname to Elizabeth, but I love, love, love Eliza! Might be tied with Josephine for second favorite
My much shorter list of current boy name crushes:
Julian: I think my favorite right now, but I'm unsure
August: does this go with my girl names? what do you all think of the nn Gus?
Max: so cute and classic, but perhaps boring/overused?
Arthur: I love, but hubby hates
I'd love to hear some new boy name ideas! And any other feedback on my names is welcome, too!
March 3rd, 2013 10:39 PM #3Senior Member
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I feel the same way about boys' names!
August seems very contemporary and cries out for a contemporary sister, but I think that is just my take. I think one can make a case that August has some roots and might do well planted beside a Cora. I think Gus is very cute -- established yet fresn.
I adore Max, too, and know just what you mean when you wonder if it too trendy, popular.
From your girls' list I would suggest the obvious --
March 3rd, 2013 10:56 PM #5Senior Member
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March 3rd, 2013 11:48 PM #7
March 4th, 2013 12:02 AM #9
August...I know it's becoming a little more common now, but I worried it sounded too ancient, like Julius Caesar time period! I like that you pulled out Cora as a sister for August...I'm loving August and Cora together!
Charles and Joseph are great names, but I would never use them because they would rule out Charlotte and Josephine! I think Josiah is a little too biblical for me. I really like Eliot (it's been on and off of my list using the Elliot spelling), but we have close family friends with this last name, so I would feel a little awkward using it...maybe not a deal breaker though!