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August 17th, 2013 07:35 PM #6|Penelope Winter Rose | Alexander Gideon Delayne | Luna Aurora Belle | William Owen Emrys | Liliana Tallulah Grace | Micah Isaac James | Dahlia Winter Carys | Elijah Samuel Leon | Coraline Lavinia Jane | Jasper Everett Greer | Gianna Francesca Maryse | August River Jordan | Magnolia Gwyneira Hesper | Silas John Paul | Anastasia Beatrix Pearl | Leland Samuel Delayne | Artemis Elektra Victoria | Lachlan Isaiah Rhys | Arcadia Callista Maeve|
August 17th, 2013 07:49 PM #8Senior Member
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your existing list isn't boring... it's *classic* (just reframing). To complement your likely middles:
Antonella (nn Nell)
Astrid (nn Triddy)
Magnolia (nn Maggie, Nola)
Paget (nn Page)
August 17th, 2013 08:00 PM #10
I bolded the ones I really like but I figured why not try updating your list by using your current list as a jumping off point? I looked at behindthename.com and found variations that I think sound fresh but could still honor the names your hubby likes. Maybe he'd be amenable to exploring alternatives if you start small. (Also using a variant that honors your or his heritage could be cool).
Lily - Lileas (Scottish), Lillia (diminutive of Lilian),
Grace - maybe different virtue name like Hope, Honor, Temperance would work well too. (They are equally traditional just not as common).
Mary - Miriam/Mirjam (Arabic/Germanic), Polly, Molly, Moira (Irish), Maja (Swedish), Mairwen (Welsh).
Alice - Alise, Adelaide, Alida (German), Ada (Polish - super popular right now),
Clara - Kiara, Clarisse (French),
Vivian - you could argue against this by pointing out it was traditionally a boys name. (If he's traditional). How about Viola or Violetta
Hazel - maybe other color or nature names would work. Ruby, Wren, Rowen, Poppy, Hyacinth (virtually any flower).
Eliza - oh choose any Elisabeth derived name... some of my favorites are Elisabetta (nn Lilibet which is sort of Lily and Eliza), Bettie, Buffy, Ella, Elise, Liesel (German)
Jane - Johanna (Biblical), Janneke (Dutch), Janina (German), Gianna (Italian), Siana (Welsh)
Vera - there aren't a lot of varients on this one. How about Vesper?
Gwendolyn (DH is tentative on this one) -
Helena - Helen, Eleni, Eleanora, Elena, Illena.
Greta - Margaret nn Greta would work. Meta (Swedish), Maisie (Scottish)
Matilda - Maude,
Beatrice (tentative on this one, as well) - wonderful name not a lot of variants on this on either. (I have nothing up my sleeve as I think this might be the one non-nn B name I like)
Ellen - See Helena but also Olena (Ukranian), Elin (Welsh), Elaine (Welsh Mythology)
Frances - Francesca (Italian), Sissy (which is an English diminutive)
Susan - Susanna, Savannah, Zula (Polish)
Hope that helps some.Aurora - Aurelia - Elva - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Wisteria
Alaric - Anton - Cedric - Emmett - Erich - Felix - Hector - Hendrik - Leonidas - Thiago - Victor - VincentEngaged to the best Man in the World. (And soon to be god-mama to one little bundle of sunshine).
August 17th, 2013 08:36 PM #12
Okay I'm looking at more distinct/exotic names that won't scare your traditional Southern Family
Liliana or Liliosa - in consideration of Lily
Francesca - I like this name more than Frances
Eloise - Fresher version of Helena or Ellen or Eliza
Beatrix or Bellatrix - instead of Beatrice
Genevieve - instead of Gwendolyn
Maybe even go in the route of less common Shakespeare name like:
I was even thinking of Perla which is the Spanish version of Pearl so it is a typical southern name with a bit of a flair to it
Adelaide which is becoming more common now was also the name of an old queen so you have history on your side with that oneI like distinct, memorable, exotic and preferably non-popular names. The kids with unique names wore them so well when I was younger and never got lost in the crowd.
August 17th, 2013 09:21 PM #14Senior Member
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