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June 26th, 2013 08:19 AM #1Junior Member
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a classic name with the last name Smith?
My husband and I are TTC and I am (of course) already thinking baby names. I seem to be drawn to more solid, classic names. The only problem? Our last name - Smith. I'm concerned that my name choices will come off as lack of creativeness.
Names I love...
Henry - husband doesn't love this
Middle name for a boy will most likely be Daniel
Sophia "Sophie" - our favorite
Clara - another fave
Julia - taken by a family member :-(
Kate - don't really like Catherine, love Kate
Elisabeth - most likely would use this for a middle, but not totally sold.
Any thoughts? Any suggestions? We would love feedback!
June 26th, 2013 08:48 AM #3Senior Member
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June 26th, 2013 08:50 AM #5Senior Member
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You can't choose your surname, so use the names you love and forget about what other people think.
Theodore "Theo" - I like this, it's a handsome classic with cute nickname potential. Theodore Smith sounds very distinguished.
Henry - Nice but I find it very formal, and Harry or Hank don't come as natural as Theo does to Theodore, or Ben to Benjamin.
Benjamin "Ben" - I really like this too.
Julian - A nice name, but I'm concerned bout the back to back 'an' in Julian Daniel, it doesn't flow as great as some of your other names.
Sophia "Sophie" - If you're going to call her Sophie, use Sophie, it doesn't need Sophia and I think the flow of Sophie Smith is better than that of Sophia Smith anyway.
Clara - Do you say this Clah-ruh or Claire-uh? I like the former but not the latter, I find it very nasally.
Julia - If it's taken, maybe use it as a middle? Or how about Juliet? I personally find it quite a dated name still.
Charlotte - I like this, a gorgeous classic.
Kate - I like Kate too, but Kate Smith sounds a little choppy to me.
Emma - Nice enough but I find this a tad dated now too.
Elisabeth - I think Elisabeth would work fine as a middle to any of these names.
Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George
June 28th, 2013 09:01 PM #7
Levi Daniel Smith
Charlotte Emma Smith
Charles Daniel Smith / Charlie Smith
Clara Charlotte Smith
Wesley Daniel Smith
Hattie Sophia Smith
Zachariah Daniel Smith
Julie Kate Smith
Edmond Daniel Smith
Eleanor Kate Smith / Ella, Ellie, Nora Smith
Pierce Daniel Smith
Helena Rosalie Smith
Wade Daniel Smith
June 28th, 2013 09:16 PM #9
I have a friend whose surname is Smith and their son has a classic first and middle. You know what the attending nurse in the hospital said when she heard it? "Oh, how nice! You don't hear names like that anymore!" So yes, I so go ahead and give your kids solid, classic names. They're becoming a rarity in today's world of "creative" names.