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Thread: Alternative to Brooke?
April 13th, 2013 12:10 PM #1Junior Member
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April 13th, 2013 12:23 PM #3
I never really cared for Brooke, but I fell in love with Brooklyn when I was really young and it's been on my name list for years and years. However, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. Maeve and Cora are both really nice. I especially love Maeve because of it's meaning - "intoxicating".
I think Brooke can work really well as a middle name. Maeve Brooke and Cora Brooke sound alright.alyssa ϟ 23 ϟ usa ϟ name lover
Girls: Emilia Jane, Anastasia Louise, (still working on girls list)
Boys: Aiden James, Jase Alexander, Tristan Roy, Henry Augustus, Isaac Benjamin
April 13th, 2013 01:48 PM #5
I actually quite like it. I have a soft spot for water names and Brooke isn't an exception. I find Brooke to have that sleek feminine quality that characterizes Daphne and Jane. As for popularity in real life, I know only 2 in real life, and they go to my high school.
Since your daughter is named Robin, I would avoid other bird names like Wren to prevent a bird theme.
Maeva Brooke - I think it flows better than Maeve Brooke, and you can still use Maeve as a nickname.
Mavis Brooke - Same as above; also Mavis means 'songbird', so there's subtle connection to Robin.
Cora Brooke - Flows alright, but it isn't speaking to me.
Corliss Brooke - I think the -iss sound flows into Brooke nicely.
Coralie Brooke - Just another Cora alternative to consider.
If you guys end up choosing Brooke as her first name, what kind of middle names are you looking for?
Here's some to get the ball rolling:
Brooke Lillian~ Catholic. College. Communicative Disorders. ~~(updated 8/28/15)
Saints, Classics, & Norwegian Boyfriend's Influence
~♀ ~ Alice Cordelia ~ Aurora Seraphina ~ Elizabeth "Elska" Cecilia ~ Genevieve Astrid ~ Juliet Sunniva ~
♂ ~ Axel James ~ Jack Sebastian ~ Ronan Oliver ~
Musings ~ Alice Cassia ~
(I'm using the 3 syllable pronunciation of Cassia & soo-NEE-va pronunciation of Sunniva)
April 13th, 2013 02:08 PM #7Member
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I really like Brooke as well. I think Brooke and Robin are a great sibset, keeping the nature theme. Not crazy about Wren, Maeve, or Cora with Robin. If your worried that Brooke is too common, what about Bryn? Kind of a combination of Brooke and Wren. Also keeps nature theme (means hill in welsh).
Bryn Aoife (dont know if you wanted Irish names like Maeve, but this is pronounced EE-fa)
April 13th, 2013 02:54 PM #9