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July 15th, 2013 08:35 AM #6Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2010
Owen —*My favourite from your list. A well-known, not too popular name that works in both countries. Stylistically I think it fits better with Caleb and Josephine. More ideas: Oliver, Liam, Leon, Macsen, Soren, Otto, Henry, Evan.
Judah/Jude — Judah feels to American/Bible Belt to me. Jude is lovely & I think works great with your other names (although personally I'm not a fan of having 2 kids with the same initial and one with a different one — it's either all or nothing for me). Generally speaking 2 syllable full names work fine (Jude Law, Brad Pitt, John Locke). More ideas: Julian, Luke, James, George, Zane.
Reuben — More similar in style to Caleb (American biblical but not to much) & reminds me of Reubens. It feels quite unusual in comparison to your other names. More ideas: Rupert, Rufus, Rudolph, Ronald (Ron), Thorben, Benedict, Benjamin (Ben), Euan, Augustine.
Rafferty — Feels too English/hipster/surnamey/unusual in comparison to Caleb and Josephine. More ideas: Rafe, Raphael (Raffy/Rafe), Rory, Remy, Ralph.
Rafferty nn Raffy (wildcard name I love but a little unsure)Florence Maud- Mary Valentine - Ada Imogen - Clementine Everly - Esmée Alexandra | Benedict Henry - Lucan Frederick - Augustine Louis - Emory Patrick - Theodore John
July 15th, 2013 09:27 AM #8
My favourites to go with your other kids' names:
1) Reuben – very handsome and fits in beautifully
2) Owen – ditto above. Can’t go wrong with a little Owen
3) Jude – cool 'Hey Jude' reference- very British
3.5) Judah - does seem very biblical but still okay
4) Rafferty – I'd never heard of this before I joined Nameberry. It doesn't feel at all English to me and I don't think it works well with Josephine and Caleb. Also, it reminds me of the word 'raggedy' :/
But I agree with the suggestions of Julian, Raphael, Benedict, Hugo, Oliver, George & Henry! Or, how about: Harry, Oscar, Lewis, Aaron, Tristan, Arthur, Daniel?
July 15th, 2013 12:12 PM #10current top names : Jane Carys & Owen Zachary "oz"
Other current favorite names:
Milena Tamsin | Eva Florence | Gwyneth Lorraine | Eleanor Bridget | Paloma August
Vita Caroline | Naomi Jessica | Thea Josephine | Evangeline Annica | Teagan Raine | Fiona Carys
Benjamin August | Asher Wolf | Dylan Cato | Griffin Edward
Nolan Thomas | Everett Joseph | Reid Patrick | Drake Cassius
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July 15th, 2013 02:36 PM #12Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas
July 15th, 2013 02:41 PM #14