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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chicago
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    If my SO likes these names, he might also like...

    Because it is never too early to start name-priming (and also we've been together for 7.5 years, so the topic's going to come up at least occasionally), I often attempt to discuss names with my boyfriend, in order to a) get in his head and brainwash him into my way of thinking, and b) endeavor to discern wth his taste in names actually is. Mostly, these conversations go something like this:

    Me: "TYCHO EVANDER!"
    Him: "Tyson v. Holyfield!"

    Or

    Me: "Juniper is a cool name"
    Him: "Some of those Idris Elba vodka ads have the tagline 'grab life by the junipers'"
    Me: "Idris is a cool name too"

    Or

    Him: "I like that name"
    Me: "Well, good, because I also like that name"
    Him: "Hmm, now I don't think I like it anymore"

    However, after several conversations, I have a list of names that he has - at least once - admitted to liking. Unfortunately, it is not a very long list; we are going to end up with some weirdly matched sibsets (this doesn't really bother me, though, tbh), and also I feel a few of the names are creeping too far up the charts for my own comfort. I've thrown just about every name on my personal list at him, even things like "Hypatia" and "Claude," from which I felt certain he would recoil in horror. I need some new names to pitch to him! (He shot down my most recent list of name crushes tonight.) A list of SO-approved names follows below; * indicates those names he independently volunteered:

    Athena
    Nona * (he volunteered this directly after shooting down Nina)
    Nadia
    Fiona
    Laurel (my Athena combo is Athena Laurel, though, so this will probably never be used as a fn)
    Maura or Moira
    - spent a while vacillating about Margot, though he doesn't seem sold...yet

    Cormac *
    Malcolm *
    Quentin
    Roman
    Lane (as a mn only)
    - also seems tentatively amenable to Arthur

    He has expressed an aversion to "old-lady" names for girls and boys' names ending in 'n' (which, as you can plainly tell, is a rule he himself has violated at least twice, but he is very insistent about it nonetheless). Given the list above and these conditions, can you suggest some names he might like? Thanks so much!
    Last edited by egilona; March 13th, 2013 at 02:13 AM.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
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    For boys he seems to like surname names that are simple and familiar but rarely heard as a first (at least where I live). So:

    Truett
    Emmett
    Hammett
    Donnell
    Maxwell
    Maxim
    Wyatt
    Caffrey
    Lucas/Lukas
    Derrimore
    Artegal
    Bennett
    Roarke
    Parker
    Knight/Knightley
    Connelly
    Porter
    Dexter
    Tucker
    Forrest
    Cooper
    Rafferty

    Names like Arthur:

    Alfred
    August
    Hugh/Hugo
    William
    Albert
    Conrad
    George
    Barnaby
    Oscar/Oskar
    Isaac
    Alistair
    Armistead

    For girls, it seems pretty all over the place so I'll go through one by one: (I'm going by sound, style, and vibe)

    Athena- Persephone, Penelope, Viola, Thalia, Hespera, Ariadne, Thisbe, Clio/Cleo
    Nona- Nora, Mona, Joanna, Johnna, Niobe
    Nadia- Larisa, Natalia, Katarina, Anastasia
    Fiona- Phoebe, Ellen, Olivia, Isla, Ailsa
    Laurel- Laura, Magnolia, Lillian, Sage
    Maura- Bridget, Erin, Neve, Enya, Keira
    Margot- Pearl, Rosemary, Eleanor, Beatrice, Adelaide, Pauline (hmm I could see people thinking Margot is "old-lady" though)
    ~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3

    Favourite names:
    Girls: Azalea, Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rosalind, Portia, Felicity, Juliet, Scarlett
    Boys: Fitzwilliam, Sebastian, Percival, Prospero, Orlando, Darcy

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    476
    Can I just say that I love Corman Lane?!

    Girls:
    Calista
    Thalia

    Boys:
    Callum
    Shane
    ~ Mommy to Callum Rhys and Jack William ~

    Girls: Eleanor, Ruby, Louisa, Jane, Sylvie, Alice, Iris
    Boys: Edmund, Leland, Rowan, Beckett, Miles, Samuel

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