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June 23rd, 2013 02:14 PM #1Member
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Two families, one baby name crisis
I'm unexpectedly pregnant again. I've already got two sons from a previous relationship, Luke and Elliot (12 and 10) and my partner has a daughter from another previous relationship (Elizabeth "Libby", 6) who he has custody of. We haven't found out the gender of this baby yet but we're looking for a name that can seem as though it would fit with both families.
We don't care about popularity, although we'd like to avoid E and L names if possible. We definitely don't want another El- starting name though, with Elliot and Elizabeth it's a bit much to have a third.
We've had a few thoughts for a potential brother for Luke, Elliot and Libby:
What do you think? Or are there any names that we haven't considered yet that might suit a future son perfectly?
Thanks in advance,
June 23rd, 2013 04:15 PM #3
As people said in your girls' list thread, classic names would fit best with your sibset. I like:
Luke, Elliot, Elizabeth &
Charlie (although I would prefer Charles, nn Charlie)
Others that would work nicely (but aren't my favourites): Matthew, & Thomas
Henry (similar to Harry, but more distinguished imo)
Congratulations on your pregnancy!Mommy to John Alexander & 3 furbabies; Maggie the dog, Rex & Bella the wannabe lions
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June 23rd, 2013 04:32 PM #5Member
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I wouldn't use Charles as it doesn't go well with my partner's surname, which ends in "les", so it would be just Charlie. I like James but again I worry about the surname problem. but I feel Henry is a bit too "posh" next to my boys' names, and maybe Theodore as well. Michael is my partner's brother's name so we wouldn't use that.
June 23rd, 2013 04:47 PM #7
For Luke, Elliot and Elizabeth's brother, I think these names would "fit" in with the family.
Thomas (I left this classic name on the list but I don't think it would flow well with an "les" surname).
BTW - I think Henry is fine with Luke and Elliot.
Matthias (less popular than Matthew)
DavidAll the best,
June 23rd, 2013 04:51 PM #9
To me, Luke, Elliott, and Libby are classic names that are soft, sweet, and a little playful. The names you listed that give me this same feeling are Charlie, Jake/Jacob, Oliver, and Jack. If Samuel could have the nn "Sam," I think that would work perfectly, too. Thomas, Matthew, Connor, and Isaac all sound just a little more serious to me, but they would certainly work fine. I have never been a big fan or Harry, but I do like the pp's alternative suggestion of Henry!
Other names that I think would be perfect in your sib set:
Wesley (with nn Wes)
Joseph (with nn Joe or Joey)
Zachary (with nn Zac)
And although it has an "L" and an "E", I think Leo would be adorable, too!