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Thread: Due 5th Sept, no name yet =/
August 20th, 2013 06:15 AM #1Junior Member
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Due 5th Sept, no name yet =/
We're looking for a name for a baby boy, due in a couple of weeks (his sister was early though!). He has to have Thornton as one middle name, and the surname begins with S and is 2 syllables.
His sister is Tabitha Alcyone.
This is a maybe's list so far User List - Cats Potential Boys Names - Unusual/uncommon, But Useable - Catkin | Nameberry.com
Any help/suggestions gratefully received. We don't want anything completely out there, or "popular"/over-used xox
August 20th, 2013 09:51 AM #3
August 20th, 2013 11:07 AM #5
Love Caspian! I think Tabitha and Caspian are quite lovely together, and Caspian just radiates cool to me. Caspian Thornton might be a lot of "N", but I don't think it's too bad, and I like Caspian far more than the other options you're considering (although Jasper and Theodore are nice).
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August 20th, 2013 11:26 AM #7
From your list I love Caspian, Alaric, Corentin, Gryphon & Peregrine (thought I don't know what "wannabe connotations" you're referring to here...saint, pilgrim, hobbit or falcon??).
I have boys named Caspian and Peregrine nn Pip. Caspian gets TONS of compliments. Peregrine gets a "huh" reaction but his nn Pip/Pippin is really popular. Gryphon will probably be misspelled Griffin constantly, so that's something to consider. The problem I foresee with Alaric is it being mis-heard as Eric or Allan, and Al is a likely nn. Corentin is really cool, but likely to get a "huh" reaction because there's no easy connection for people to associate it with (which may be what you want, but experience has shown me that names with some sort of association get far better reception).
I like Raiden too but it sounds too much like radon, which is a toxic gas sometimes found in basements in my region, and it's also too much like Aiden and all the crazy spinoffs of that like Jayden and so forth. I think it's definitely out on the popularity point there. You might like Rainier, Raynor, or Ragnar instead.
Theodore, Jasper, Alerion and Merlin are the others on your list. I'm not a fan of Theodore and Jasper but they are fine names and will not be thought of as weird. Alerion sounds too much like aileron to me, the flaps on airplanes. Merlin has TOO much familiar connection for my taste but it's a fun name nonetheless.
Some others you might like:
Perrin (or this could be a nn for Peregrine)
I do agree with pp a bit about the ends-in-N names being a bit clunky with Thornton, but I think it depends on the particular name. I think Gryphon Thornton is awkward, but Caspian Thornton is fine IMO -- maybe because of the different syllable count.
August 20th, 2013 12:11 PM #9♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Silas ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Freeman ◊ Dean ◊ Tobias ◊ Jasper
♀ | I'm taking a break from girls' names at the moment.