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August 27th, 2013 01:37 PM #21Moderator
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How about to bridge his and your name styles, going for a more current/in style name with a "retro" nickname? I really like Amelia with the nickname of Amy (ETA: I now saw that Amy isn't an option in your case). Or the other way around, with a retro full name and current nickname? An example is I know of a Melissa and Michelle who each go by Mia.
Last edited by namefan; August 27th, 2013 at 01:40 PM.
August 28th, 2013 02:49 PM #23Junior Member
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- Nov 2010
I love the name Brenna! One of my long term favourites. I like Alyssa and Natalie with Brenna and Mason. I also like Jillian. What about spelling it Gillian? I find people are less inclined to use Jill when its the G spelling... but just my experience
Some other suggestions that may fit both styles:
August 28th, 2013 03:20 PM #25
August 28th, 2013 03:59 PM #27
I really like Rachel, Valerie, and Tara. Natalie is fine but slightly beige.
Here are some suggestions that might appeal to both of you:
Claire 'Brenna & Claire'
Sophie 'Brenna & Sophie' I prefer Sophia but I think Sophie would appeal more to you too
Carmen 'Brenna & Carmen'
Julia 'Brenna & Julia'
Sarah 'Brenna & Sarah'
Holly 'Brenna & Holly'
Katie 'Brenna & Katie' I prefer Kate but I think Katie would appeal more to you too
Amber 'Brenna & Amber'
Gemma 'Brenna & Gemma'
Emma 'Brenna & Emma'
Samantha 'Brenna & Samantha'
Allison 'Brenna & Allison'
Bridget 'Brenna & Bridget'
Christina 'Brenna & Christina'
August 28th, 2013 05:43 PM #29Senior Member
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- Aug 2013
I really like Natalie and Vallierie. Natalie is a variation on my name, Natasha, that I used in school sometimes. My mom almost named me Rachel, and I am very glad she didn't. I think what you should do is have your husband go through and find some classic names he would like the nicknames of that are cutesy and dated enough for him and get him to focus more on the nickname so that you get your classic name. My husband and I are from different cultures, so we came to a middle ground by looking at Royal British names.
Also there is a social security database that shows the top names by year, so looking for something around his grade school decade will no doubt yield some more ideas if you choose them and they are verified to have been known in his time of growing up.