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August 1st, 2013 11:23 AM #1Junior Member
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Opinions Welcome - Need HELP!
We are having a baby in the first week of October so we are finally getting serious about baby names. We have an 11 year old son, Skyler. Gender of this baby is unknown so we are picking both boy and girl names. We like unique, rare names but nothing too crazy or made up.
We started out with Bentley (boy) and Briella or Brinley (girl).
Then we started hearing those names more so we wanted something a bit different (and I had heard people criticize Bentley on occasion). We then were set on Boston (boy) and Mila (girl - pronounced Mee-Luh).
Now my husband is having second thoughts on Boston, questioning if it is too different. I am having second thoughts on Mila, questioning if people will have a hard time pronouncing it.
So, we have gone back to our original names and added to the list with these names:
Girl: Amaya, Oakley (although a friend has named her daughter this), Audrina, Braylynn, Livia, Everly, Melina, Sophia, McKenna, Finley, Kiana, Kyra
Boy: Hudson, Beckett, Beckham, Paxton, Crosby, Maddox
Any opinions on ALL of these names would be appreciated and if you have your own unique, rare name to add, I would love to hear it! By the way, we are not set on a "B" name - it just so happened that a lot of the names we liked, started with a "B".
Thanks in advance!
August 1st, 2013 11:42 AM #3
Bentley (boy) and Briella or Brinley (girl).
Bentley - a car, trendy
Briella - i believe a feminization of a soap, again sounds like an overused trendy name not just ONCE, BUT TWICE - Bri + Ella
Brinley - same as Briella minus the soap
Boston - because of recent events it would seem like a bombing tribute/honor name. maybe if that hadnt of happened, but that city has just been thrust into the spotlight too recently.
- try looking at the town for inspiration like Revere instead, after the patriot and smithie Paul
Mila's pronunciation should be ok because of Mila Kunis. if you are worried just change it to Meela
Amaya - sounds like you are trying too hard to find an 'exotic' name and added an A because Maya has been 'done'
Oakley - friends kid + sunglasses brand
Audrina - Patridge i believe, reality star, Audrey has WAY more charm and weight to it, a case where frilling it up does not make a name better
Braylynn - TRENDY EXTRA Y AND A LYNN NAME? TOO MUCH
Livia - go with the obvious Olivia and use this as a nickname, otherwise it just sounds like one, ps popular so alternative is Lavinia
Everly - TRENDY
Melina - just ANOTHER short, fake sounding -lina name, theres too many out there that none of them sound special anymore
Sophia - popular
McKenna - not bad, seems that the Mc names are girls are 'out' though, they WERE trendy and then they crashed, they had their 15 minutes and they got WAY overused
Finley - TRENDY
Kiana - trying too hard to find a different K name, no 'weight' or history to this name, feels empty
Kyra - Keira? if so spell it that way
Hudson - popular/trendy but seems classic
Beckett - ok, people are looking to this to replace the Beckhams and Bentleys, not uber popular yet, but on trend alert
Beckham - soccer player and posh spice, trendy
Paxton - half a Jolie-Pitt child
Crosby - middle name maybe, not the best first
Maddox - Jolie-Pitt child
Summary: Olivia, Hudson, Beckett
Suggestions: Revere, Audrey (maybe even Aubrey), Lavinia
August 1st, 2013 12:09 PM #5
Just wanted to chime in and say that Livia is a perfectly legitimate full name used in Ancient Rome, so ignore what orphanedhanyou said about it. I think it's the nicest one on your list, besides Mila, which I don't think will have many pronunciation problems.
I do agree that Hudson and Beckett are your most solid, least trendy boys' names, though. Both better options than Boston, and they go well with Skyler.Gwen
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August 1st, 2013 12:22 PM #7Senior Member
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Mila is a great name, becoming sufficiently common, so most people will know how to pronounce it. I love Amaya and Brielle is nice (without the 'a', kind of frilly with the 'a'). Overall, you have good taste and should trust your instincts. Although, Bentley does have a strong association w/the car. How about Cabot? or Boyer. I love Paxton because it can be shortened to Pax, meaning Peace. Ariston is another ancient Greek name you might like for a boy.
August 1st, 2013 12:46 PM #9