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August 20th, 2013 07:10 PM #11
Congratulations on your boy. This is a fantastic list!! Here are my thoughts on each.
1. Quillan (nn Quill) - We seriously considered this last time. It was my husband's frontrunner. I kept hearing "quill and," so eventually I vetoed it. Quill IS a spectacular nn though, and different from Griffyn even though Quillan itself is quite similar. The negative on this one is that in some accents, Quill sounds like "kill," so you'll have to decide whether that's a risk you're willing to take.
2. Peregrine (nn Penn) - And this is the one that I nixed Quillan for! I wanted to use Penn or Perrin as a nn but my little guy wouldn't have it, he insisted on being Pippin like the hobbit, lol. Peregrine does have the G as well as the N like Griffyn, but on the other hand it's three syllables, and Penn and Griffyn are quite different. So again, your call. I think they are fine. I have 3 boys with names ending in N. We tried to pick other names but we always ended up loving the ends-in-N names the most.
3. Sterling (too pretentious?) - I don't think it's pretentious really, I think of the actor Sterling Holloway, the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh. It isn't one that would win out for me in the end, but it's a nice name. It sounds a good bit like Starling, the bird, though. Don't know if that's a plus or minus for you.
4. Skyler (too flavour of the month?) - Skyler is just meh IMO, but overall a trio of Griffyn and Azalia and Skyler would sound very new-age and maybe even a bit dated to the early 2000's.
5. Casparo (could also go with Caspar but it reminds me of the ghost) - Thumbs down on this one. It's just too unusual. Caspian would be pretty awesome though, or Cassian, Cassius, or Casimir (Casimir would be fantastic! Totally different sound and yet it fits with all your other kids' names!)
6. Jasper - I've never been a fan of this name, but it's widely accepted and not at all "weird." It fits in the group and has a different sound.
7. Warwick (I prefer the pronounciation war-wick) - Thumbs down to this one too, sorry. Warlord...warlock...Wolfgang has a similar ferocity, and is a little more familiar, but loses the...sorry to be crude but that second syllable could be dreadful in school.
8. Leonardo, Leon or Lev (all versions of the same name, pretty common) - All nice, Leonardo nn Leo or would be handsome and unusual without being weird, and has the advantage of sounding very different from Griffyn.
9. Leif - This is awesome. Nobody uses Leif. And it's a cool name. Thumbs up here.
10. Stellan (does this sound too much like Stella, super popular and a girl's name?) - I stopped liking this name when I was in a store and I heard a mom calling "Stella! Stella! Stella!!" and I finally when she turned up and claimed the 4-year-old BOY who had been wandering about my aisle, I realized she had been saying Stellan. Well, I would have said something if I had realized she was calling him! Anyway, yes, in real life, Stellan only sounds like Stella.
August 20th, 2013 09:35 PM #13Senior Member
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August 20th, 2013 11:19 PM #15Junior Member
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August 20th, 2013 11:48 PM #17
Cool list! I really like...
Sterling (definitely not too pretentious)
Skyler (but rather popular)
Leon (like more than Leonardo or Lev)
I don't know how Canadians pronounce Warwick, but in Australia and Britain, it's definitely said "Worrick". So you may have some issues.
Quillan and Casparo are the only names I'm not keen on.TTC #1
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August 20th, 2013 11:56 PM #19
1. Quillan (nn Quill) - Really cute. Unusual without being weird.
2. Peregrine (nn Penn) - I like Penn, but not Peregrine. I know it's a berry fave, but it's just.... weird to me. I just think of the falcon and get confused.
3. Sterling - someone I worked with just named their son this last year. I think it's cute. (Have you watched Archer though? His first name is Sterling and he's not exactly someone you'd want to name your kid after. It's not a huge problem, as probably I'm the only one to think of this but... be aware.)
4. Skyler - It's gone quite girly as of late.... but it still can be used for boys.
5. Casparo - This just looks a little made up to me. If you're looking for an alternative to Casper, have you tried Gaspar? That might have its own set of problems though...
6. Jasper - Cute.
7. Warwick - Makes me think of Warwick Davis. Not a bad association, but quite proper.
8. Leonardo, Leon or Lev - HATE Leon, but this is a personal preference. Love Leonardo, and Lev is just ok.
9. Lief - Meh. Very artsy.
10. Stellan - Love.
My favorites are Stellan and Leonardo, and the ones I dislike are Peregrine and Casparo. I think your list just needs a little refining, but you're on a good track.no kids yet, not trying... just a name lover with an ever-changing list, an amazing bf and lots of dreams for the future!
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