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  • Harvey Elmer

    6 11.54%
  • Gordon Elmer

    4 7.69%
  • Ira Elmer

    1 1.92%
  • Ivan Elmer

    0 0%
  • Lionel Elmer

    2 3.85%
  • Oscar Elmer

    3 5.77%
  • Otis Elmer

    3 5.77%
  • Miles Elmer

    30 57.69%
  • Nico Elmer

    3 5.77%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
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    help with our boy name list

    Hi Nameberry,

    We have a girl name picked out, and we love it (Dorothy Ruth)

    We're struggling more with boy names. The baby will have my last name, so my partner got to pick the middle name: Ruth for her grandmother and ... Elmer (ug) ... for her Grandpa.

    Here's our list, in no particular order. Help/impressions/opinions much appreciated.

    Harvey Elmer
    Gordon Elmer
    Ira Elmer
    Ivan Elmer
    Lionel Elmer
    Oscar Elmer
    Otis Elmer
    Miles Elmer
    Nico Elmer

  2. #3
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    Dec 2012
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    I voted for Miles Elmer. My second pick would have to be Harvey Elmer.

  3. #5
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    I voted for Miles Elmer as Miles is one of my favourites. Next I would have picked Oscar Elmer then Ivan Elmer.

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Canada
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    Ok, I'm going to forget about the mn Elmer and since I don't know the surname, I'm going to use Dorothy Ruth as my style guide (you may have a daughter now or in the future!). I'm hoping that all of the first names flow well with the last name.

    Harvey - a little matchy in sound with Dorothy but it does has the same vintage charm.
    Ivan - I love this strong Russian name.
    Lionel - An old name that goes well with Dorothy
    Oscar - Dorothy and Oscar sound good!
    Otis - I like this name but some hear the word "odious".
    Miles - Probably the best choice with Elmer in the middle.
    Nico Elmer - I love the spunky Nico but it's a more modern and contemporary choice next to the old-fashioned Elmer and Dorothy.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Boston, MA
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    I voted for Harvey, because I'm sure Miles will get a lot of votes being a nameberry fave, but I think either of the two works best with Elmer. I agree that Nico is mismatched, and a number of the rest have a slightly awkward transitions. I think Gordon works too, but I like Harvey best.
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