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April 16th, 2013 06:36 AM #1Junior Member
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Dilemma: now egretting using nickname names for first two children
Hi all. I've been lurking on these boards for a couple of months now, but have only just created an account.
Here's my dilemma. I have two boys named Charlie and Sam--that's it. It started with Charlie. We thought about giving him the "full" name Charles but didn't like it. We figured we'd just call him Charlie anyhow, and Charlie works well as a stand-alone name, so we went with just Charlie. Then we had our second boy. Again, we loved Sam, but didn't like Samuel so much. So he was just Sam. Now, I'm about 32 weeks with my third (not sure of the gender), and I'm regretting that we didn't use more formal names for the first two because I find them tricky to match.
I feel boxed in with Charlie and Sam, especially when it comes to boys names. There isn't really a third male nickname-name that I love, and everything else that I like feels mismatched to me. I tend to like old-fashioned names.
Husband doesn't have much input AT ALL, and I'm feeling pretty stuck on this.
My only real ideas so far have been:
Charlie, Sam, and Alex (but I don't love Alex)
Charlie, Sam, and Nathaniel (but Nathaniel feels too formal with the first two)
Charlie, Sam, and Daniel (again, formality issue)
Charlie, Sam, and Isla
Charlie, Sam, and Iris
Charlie, Sam, and Elisabeth nn Ellie
Charlie, Sam, and Lila
Charlie, Sam, and Harriet nn Hattie
Ideas? Suggestions? I'm really at a loss here, and I'd love some input!
April 16th, 2013 06:48 AM #3Senior Member
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Firstly, I think Charlie and Sam are fine and very handsome! I don't think you should feel pressured to use another nickname name, especially if you don't love them. And I don't know where you are in the world, but I'd recommend looking at the popularity charts for England and Wales as there's currently a trend for vintage nicknames
Daniel and Isla are my favourites from your lists, but there's also:
Charlie, Sam & Harry
Charlie, Sam & Liam
Charlie, Sam & Finn
Charlie, Sam & Jack
Charlie, Sam & Oscar
Charlie, Sam & Evie
Charlie, Sam & Lily
Charlie, Sam & Lucy
Charlie, Sam & Milly
Charlie, Sam & Poppy
Last edited by charlieandperry1; April 16th, 2013 at 06:51 AM.
April 16th, 2013 06:50 AM #5I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.
April 16th, 2013 07:13 AM #7** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
April 16th, 2013 08:49 AM #9Senior Member
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Welcome to NB!
I can see the dilemma that you're having. I don't think that you're necessarily boxed into using a nickname name for your next child, but I agree that a name like Daniel, which has an obvious nickname that people might expect you to choose rather than using it in full, might not be ideal.
For girls, I really like the previous suggestions of Ivy, Jane and Jean.
Here are some other, varied ideas for you.
Kit (this can actually work for either gender, since it's a nickname for both Christopher and Katherine!)