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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 01:12 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
    Updated Name List- http://www.ebabynames.com/list/eff115- Vote away...

  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).

    Alice Tallulah, Polly Matilda, Rosalie Faye, Lucy Annabel, Maya Lillian, Hazel Kate, Eva Blossom, Juliet Lila, Ivy Camille.
    Charles Joshua "Charlie", Theodore Samuel "Teddy", Elliott Daniel, Noah Zachary, James Oscar, Arthur Philip, Rowan Isaac.





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