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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
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    Thank you for the help. It is so great to get such fantastic responses!

    We have narrowed down to (with issues in brackets):
    Clementine (too sing-songy? nickname?)
    Florence (too associated with the place?)
    Lila (too popular?)
    Violet (nickname?- not a fan of 'Vi')

    leaning towards Mary for the middle name


    Boys:


    Benjamin (too popular?)
    Samuel ("")
    Charles ("")
    William ("")
    Winston (too out there?!)

    And Ives or Edward in the middle
    Last edited by almostmum; June 21st, 2013 at 06:31 AM.

  2. #8
    I LOVE the name Evangeline, it's my absolute favourite, I think it's stunning.
    My next choice would be Florence and yes, it's perfectly okay even though you've never been.
    I don't like any of the other girls names to be completely honest, besides Rose because that is my middle name, haha.

    Now for the boys, I love Ives as a middle name, with Benjamin as the first.
    ♂ Atticus, August, Benedict, Francisco, George ♂

    ♀ Audrey, Lana, Marisol ♀

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    176
    I LOVE Ives!

    (And Clementine)

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,888
    Great names and lots of good combinations with your short list! I'm a big Churchill fan, so Clementine and Winston get a lot of love from me!

    Clementine Mary or Mary Clementine both work well. Clemmie is my favorite nn. You could also use Flora Clementine, Lila Clementine, or Violet Clementine. Florence is not too associated with Italy-- think Florence Nightengale or Florence and the Machine instead. Florence Mary, Mary Florence, Florence Violet, and Violet Florence are good combinations too. Lila is a little different from the other names you're considering-- what about Delilah with Lila as a nn? Delilah Mary works well. Florence Delilah is another suggestion.

    Benjamin, Samuel, and William are all pretty popular, but they are timeless classics that all work well with Ives as a mn. I prefer Winston to all of these and either Winston Ives or Winston Edward work well. Ives as a fn would be different, but the only combination I really like from the names on your list is Ives Edward. Ivo is another similar name and I think the -O ending makes it a little more useable. Ivo Samuel or Ivo William work well together.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Swamp~Land
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    Clementine - A: Indeed I do. She is 70 years old and the funniest lady I have ever met. Goes by Tina.
    Florence - A: Yes, you can still use it.
    Rose - I love the nickname Rosie
    Lila - Like it as a nickname, but prefer a more substantial option for a full (Elizaveta, Delilah, Lilliana, etc)
    Alice - No
    Violet - Love. My sister wants to name her daughter Violet
    Alexandra - No
    Sasha - It's okay
    Lola - Also nice, prefer Lula
    Eden - I like it
    Heidi - Not really enjoying it
    Evangeline - Love
    Mary - I love this name
    Matilda - No

    Ives - Oh, I love it!
    Benjamin - Like a lot
    Samuel - Like
    Charlie - Prefer Charles
    Edward - Okay
    Joel - Love
    Rex - Too dog name-ish for me
    Austin - A tad too popular
    William - Nice
    Winston - Not really exuberant
    Judd - Nope
    Damian Joachim-Raphael Benedict-Jude Marius-Charles Dominic

    Caia Madeleine-Genevieve Azélie-Reine Catalina

    Fleur-Isabeau-Nouvel-Johanna-William-Boden-Rafe-Philip-Julien

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