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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    Eliminate 3 and Suggest 3

    Here is a list of my current favorite boy names. While I like them, I am constantly rotating which is my "stand-out." Please help me by eliminating 3 (and explaining WHY - i.e. too popular, doesn't fit with sibling Nora, etc.) and suggest 3 new names that you think I would like.

    Declan
    Ewan
    Sebastian
    Miles or Milo
    Owen
    Ian
    Lyle
    Bradley
    Gavin
    Callum
    Harry
    Simon
    Leland
    Ronan
    Dean
    Dexter
    Luca
    Keith
    Cyrus
    Griffin
    Finn
    Benjamin
    Craig
    Kai
    John
    Lachlan

    NOTE: Last name is 3 syllables, end in 't' and starting with "El."
    Mama to Nora.

    Current favorites:
    Declan (Dex). Griffin (Finn). Ewan. Graham. John. Wesley (Wes). Reid. Jude. Ronan. Samuel (Sam). Gus.

    Gwyneth (Gwen). Elise. Bronwen (Bonnie). Rosanna (Zanna). Ivy. Margo. Sylvie. Iris. Esme. Annamarie (Anna or Marie). Greta.

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
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    284
    Hmm...

    Ewan -- I'm not the fondest of a name with the 'ew' sound in it =/
    Lyle -- I don't mind the spelling Lyall, but Lyle... I'm not sure. just grates against me for some reason.
    Keith -- sounds like a person who would unabashedly wear a mullet

    And I would add...

    Conrad
    Grant
    Reid

  3. #5
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    Keith - maybe a family name? If so, I apologize, but it's really dated.
    Craig - also feels dated to me.
    Kai - I don't see this as fitting with Nora.

    Fintan - far less common and you can still use the nn Fin/Finn. Actually though you could already do this with Griffin from your list. Nora and Griffin nn Finn. I love it.
    Donovan - handsome name, cute nn option of Van.
    Ivan - has similar elements to Ian, Owen, Gavin, etc. so maybe you'll like it.

  4. #7
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    Jan 2012
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    Keith - I find this very dated, plus it's also close to the start of Cathleen.
    Kai - Much more modern and trendy than the vintage Nora.
    Leland - Very surnamey and it just looks awkward.
    Luca - I just find Nora and Luca too matchy with the endings.

    Suggestions:
    Leon - Has the same start as Leland but fits much better with Nora.
    Peter - I find this to be in the same style as Simon, though I'm not sure if you'll find the -ra and -er endings too close, it'll depend on your accent. Would probably work if American, not if British.
    Wesley - I also associate this name with Simon for some reason.

    Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___
    Samuel * Thomas * Charlie * Reuben * Oliver * George


  5. #9
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    May 2013
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    Lyle - Personally it's too out there to go with Nora.
    Lachlan - See Above.
    Griffin - I dont like Surnames as kid's first names. - Sorry if it's a family name Middle is ok though.

    Suggestions:-
    Samuel
    Thomas
    Charles

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