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May 21st, 2013 07:49 AM #16
Last edited by kyemsma; May 21st, 2013 at 02:12 PM.From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~ Proverb
Classics: Anna & Catherine, Caroline & Emily; Benjamin & Elliot, James & Luke
Celtic flair: Annabel & Maeve; Evan & Kyle, Liam & Patrick
French: Celeste, Charlotte & Claire
Short & Sweet: Eve & Jane, Grace & Rose; Jack & Leo
May 21st, 2013 11:06 AM #18
Congrats on the baby! Boys are a lot of fun...
Names we both like:
Bruno- This has always made me think of a dog.
Griffin- Too trendy, and it might not go with your surname.
Xavier- A bit trendy, but striking and manly.
Ronan- I've just never been a fan. I think Ronan makes me picture a man wearing animal skins and quite barbaric... but I have no clue as to why.
Ezekiel- I like Ezekiel, but dislike the nn Zeke.
Abram- Love... love the nns Abe and Bram. This one is an underused gem.
Wyatt- "Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys." Sounds like he should become a gunslinger...
Archer- I'm actually a fan, and I love the nn Archie.
North- I love this for a kid or a young adult, but not for an obese, bald accountant... I don't think it would be flexible enough to really be wearable.
River- Ditto. Great for a kid or a strikingly handsome man, but not for a unattractive guy.
Tobias- Not with your surname.
Lionel- Too Lionel Richie... which isn't necessarily bad, but takes me back to 80s music videos.
Possible middles (besides the list above):
Noble- Very cool as a mn, assuming the 1st name doesn't end with an N or an L.
Halcyon- Love this as a mn, assuming the 1st name doesn't end with an H or an N.
Oak- Could be a very sturdy, strong mn...
Patrick- Quite plain when compared to the other mns.
Thomas- Not with your surname.
Nicholas- Not with your surname.
Daniel- Also quite plain.
aaand even though it probably doesn't help anything...
Names I love that he vetoed:
Reuben- Love, love, love, love, love... esp. with the nns Roo and Ben.
Quentin- Another love of mine.
Rocco- No, it reminds me of "Rocco's Modern Life".
Winston- It's ok.
Tobin- Not a fan.
Samson- This one is quite cool... it's familiar, but unique.
Wade- Makes me think of an overweight, awkward kid with acne.
Malcolm- Such an undiscovered gem! I love the nns Mac and Colm. I feel like this name would really shine in the "unique, but not weird" category.
Lachlan- A very cool name, but I can see it becoming quite popular in the future.Emiliana Pari Debuts July 2014Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Raphael
May 21st, 2013 04:27 PM #20Senior Member
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A big THANK YOU to everyone that has commented already! This forum is a great way to get my quiet fiancé to share his feelings on our name list. I think when I make suggestions he is sometimes worried about giving his honest opinion because he doesn't want to upset me but he has been more open since I have been reading all of your comments to him . I am hoping I can find 3 or 4 name combos that we BOTH really love & agree on. There have been so many good ones I haven't thought of before! I can't thank you all enough for your insight. More opinions and combos are much appreciated!!
May 22nd, 2013 01:24 PM #22Senior Member
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Thanks again to everyone who gave their thoughts. I'll be reviewing all of the suggestions and trying to sort my thoughts. I am definately getting more excited to name a boy! Thanks for all the encouragement, Berries