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Thread: List for Baby Boy: Attempt No. 1
June 16th, 2013 10:29 AM #1Senior Member
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List for Baby Boy: Attempt No. 1
Baby's in the belly way sooner than planned, so it's back to name lists for me. I know it's early, but last time was kind of disastrous, and I can't imagine having any time on my hands with an 11 month old and a newborn to think about names when February comes, so it's better to get a head start. Boyfriend is, again, not talking baby names until the second trimester, so this is all me.
These are the names I've though of this far (it's long, I know). Lots of reuse from last time, some new loves. I'd love to get your opinions, and suggestions too. Our daughter has the name of one of the major Greek deities, so I'd like to avoid major Gods as first name (which is why Odin and Osiris are in the middle category). If you'd like to try to make combos, that would of course be welcome. We're doing two middles. If first name is eccentric, one of the middles needs to be one of the more normal names (and I'm using this term lightly, as I know from experience some of you will disagree with my definition of normal).
Middle name only:
Thanks so much!My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
June 16th, 2013 10:35 AM #3Senior Member
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June 16th, 2013 02:31 PM #5Senior Member
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I reckon Evander, Gawain, Hector and Leonidas work best with Aphrodite. I know you love Faramond so I'll play with him too
Gawain Perseus Robin - one of your old combos which is very handsome! I'm struggling to come up with anything better.
Gawain Tresillian Ranulph
Gawain Anthony Grenfell
Gawain Evander Robin
Hector Tresillian Oliver
Hector Perseus Grenfell
Hector Leonidas Robin
Hector Endymion Oliver
Faramond Grenfell Sebastian
Faramond Orpheus Robin
Faramond Robin Grenfell
Faramond Anthony Oliver
June 16th, 2013 03:03 PM #7
Hooray!! I am going to enthusiastically start on the boys page and save the girls for later... Maybe after the first round of eliminations
The great thing about boys names is that you won't have to worry about repeating any "ee" ending sounds. Taking Auberon and Aurelian off for shared initial purposes. I love so many, but these are my favorites (starred are the ones I think go best with Aphrodite as firsts).
Middle name only:
Altair- Do we have imagery for new baby yet? I do so love this starry name.
Bayard- I still adore this one, very strong. I see it working well with many of the firsts.
Calidore- Amazing! Definitely on par with Illyria for a magical sounding middle!
Cato- Great sound, shorter name that could fit nicely in a combo (but makes me think of Hunger Games)
Damon- Same sentiment as Cato, I like it and think it works well (but Vampire Diaries reference)
Faulkner- Trying to remember correctly, did this one have family significance as well?
Gareth- Love it. So very handsome and on the more normal side, it's really great
Loxias- Very fancy; maybe paired with a less exotic first though
Oliver- Yes, yes, yes, use this in the middle!
Ranulph- Or Rainier both work better as middles in my opinion
Robin- Hmm, would you use this back to back with Marian? I'd save it a bit longer if I were you
Sebastian- Great 'normal' option, I am a big fan of this name
Tiberius- Super strong and awesome, maybe paired with a softer first name
Tresillian- Love the sound, but Tristan would also be a way to 'normalize' if necessary
Vladimir- New to the list isn't he? This is a great one!
Only one I really don't like is Mordred. I don't know the history but it sounds like a cross between morbid and dreadful. I'll be back soon! <3Dominic James~ 
: Cassia : Felicity : Giselle : Rowena
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June 16th, 2013 05:01 PM #9
I'm so excited to follow your naming journey, I missed your last one as I only joined recently (I was a lurker on the name lists but never ventured to the forums), and I have to say that I love your naming style so much.
My favourite names from your first name list are Auberon, Endymion, Evander, Faramond (This is so handsome!), Gawain, Hadrian, Leonidas & Rainier. But honestly, you couldn't go wrong with any of the names on your list!
As for middle names, I really like Altair, Antony, Bayard, Bors, Calidore, Cato, Damon, Eglamour, Faulkner, Finvarra, Gareth, Hugh, Idris, Ivo, Lawrence, Lodestar, Lorien, Odin, Oliver, Perseus, Robin, Sebastian, Taliesin, Thor, Tiberius, Valemon, Vladimir & Xavier
I'll try and come up with some combo suggestions but I'm not that good with flow. I'll have a go anyway!
Auberon Finvarra Gareth
Auberon Tiberius Cato
Endymion Tiberius Oliver
Endymion Taliesin Bors
Evander Bayard Antony
Evander Lorien Finvarra
Faramond Eglamore Robin
Faramond Tiberius Oliver
Gawain Lodestar Hugh
Gawain Faulkner Bors
Hadrian Bayard Antony
Hadrian Altair Bayard
Leonidas Finvarra Ivo
Leonidas Taliesin Thor
Rainier Taliesin Bayard
Rainier Idris Valemon
Like I said, I'm not good at making combos but I hope they helped some! I'm in love with your name taste, I wish I could convince DH to even consider most of these! (I'm also in love with the idea of 2 middle names but he's also against that )Mom to two beautiful girls & baby #3 due late September
- The search for the perfect name is in progress!! -