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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Just Playing (Planning Ahead...?)

    So, I've got Eliza Wren and Gwendolen Iris on my list. Then Phoebe.

    Question - Phoebe Marilla or Phoebe Mariel?

    (Trying to subtly honor some familial Mary-names, Marie and Marion. I know Marilla isn't really a Mary variant.)

    I've got Archer on my boy list. I really like Jude, too. Two in the back burner list are Toby and Holden. Someone suggested Ellis and Hollis - I've long appreciated both.

    Question - Clearly Eliza and Ellis could never be siblings, but is Hollis usable for a boy these days?

    "Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

    Boy Combinations: Archer Solomon James, Ronan Charles Bennett, Everett Hawthorn Thomas
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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    PA, USA
    I prefer Phoebe Mariel.
    I think Hollis would be usable for a boy, but I don't think it goes well with your girl names at all. I would go with either Tobias nn Toby or Jude.

  3. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I like Phoebe Mariel too.

    I think of Hollis as more feminine, but only because I know a Hollis that is a chick. So, that may be a completely isolated association. I think Eliza, Gwendolen, Phoebe and Jude make a lovely sib-set though.

    I really enjoy leahmarie512's suggestion of Tobias with the nn of Toby
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  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    How would you pronounce Marilla (English or Spanish)? Hollis seems more unisex for me.
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    New England, USA
    I like Phoebe Marilla with Eliza Wren and Gwendolen Iris! All three names together have a certain spunk.
    As for Hollis: I like it, but it could be confused with Holly.
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