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  1. #1
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    September Brother

    We are expecting a babe in early September. I received some really great suggestions on an earlier post. Now I have a more refined list.

    A little background: We have two daughters, Cora Adelaide and Vesper Irene, and one angel baby, Sebastian. We didn't plan on it, but nicknames have become integral to our family dynamic. C often goes by Belle at home, short for Corabelle, and V goes by Pip or Pippa. She is just such a Pip! Each of the girls names includes one Saint (Adelaide, Irene, also Sebastian), and at least one strong literary reference (Cora, Last of the Mohicans; Vesper, Casino Royale; Irene, Sherlock Holmes).

    We are looking for a name that suits. We would like one name to reference a Saint, Roman or Orthodox. If we can find a literary reference, too, well that would just be gravy. Nickname potential is helpful, but I know these things tend to evolve organically.

    We like vintage-y names and are drawn to those of English/German, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Welsh and Scandinavian origin. For boys we tend to like softer, more vowel heavy names.

    Here's our short list:
    Peregrin nn Perin - my favorite today, and includes a literary reference, saint
    Elias nn Eli - This name has a long history with us, but we just aren't "feelin' it" right now, saint
    Asa
    Emrys - we like Ambrose, but find it a bit unwieldy, saint
    Illya - half hearted literary reference
    Bram
    Eamon
    Merrit/Merit/Merritt
    Marion

    Other names under consideration:
    Ezra
    Merrick
    Rune
    Malcolm
    Caspian - literary
    Elwin - Big literary win
    Papa Owlett loves Aubrey, but 2011 top 10 for girls makes me uncomfortable
    I love Meredith, Papa Owlett says NO WAY!

    Thoughts? Considerations? Other Suggestions?

    A big thank you, as always, to the helpful community here!
    Last edited by owlett; May 17th, 2013 at 12:12 AM.
    Mama to Belle & Pip
    Wife, mother, farmer, friend and doula.

  2. #3
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    Emrys is definitely my fav from your list. Such a great name. But I also really like Elias, Eamon, Malcolm and Caspian. I'd scratch Aubrey and Meredith, just too common as female names nowadays (I never even knew Meredith used to be a male name). I'd also cut Rune and Merrit pretty quick. And the next stage of cuts would probably be Elwin, Merrick, and Illya.
    I don't know if these fit all your criteria, but some other suggestions:
    Callum
    Eli
    Elliot
    Cassius
    Cassian
    Dante
    Jasper
    Lionel
    Miles
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  3. #5
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    Thanks @javad!

    I do like Cassian (saint!). I feel it has more historical oomph than Caspian, too. And I adore Jasper, but it's a bit much with big sister Vesper. More's the pity.
    Mama to Belle & Pip
    Wife, mother, farmer, friend and doula.

  4. #7
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    That's a beautiful list!

    My favorites are:
    Peregrin nn Perin (I strongly dislike Perry)
    Bram
    Merritt, et al
    Merrick (except I think Rick is a tired name/nn)
    Caspian
    Forty-something mom to three teenage girls and an eleven-year-old boy
    Foster mom to two sweet sisters born Aug 2011 and Sept 2012 and another wee girl born Aug 2013

  5. #9
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    Emrys and Eamon are great. I especially love Eamon, its very strong and has a beautiful, light sound. I love how Emrys looks written down.


    Mama to Amelie Clara (2008) & Daisy Madeline (2013).

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