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Thread: Cute or Tacky?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    If not so obvious or very meaningful, theming isn't tacky but cute. For examples, it's fine for botanic scientists to have daughters Juniper and Rose but just to name kids Mercedes and Bentley - cheesy, cheesy, cheesy.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    My boys all have New Testament names which I guess is sort of a theme. But if I run out of ones I like I'll branch off in another direction.
    Top picks for hypothetical #7
    Grace Elizabeth, Lucy Caroline, Stella Maris or Elizabeth Mary
    Luke Timothy, John Anthony, Peter Gregory, or Gabriel Thomas

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    I'm on the fence on this. I think very obvious themes can work with twins. For example I know a pair called Ivy & Rose, and I think that's quite sweet together.

    Trying to force the same initial throughout a sibset, a la the Kardasians (eg. Khloe instead of Chloe), is tacky in my opinion.
    Girls: Alice, Anna, Astrid, Beatrice, Clara, Elodie, Emily, Evelyn, Hannah, Hermione, Lorna, Phoebe, Sophie, Sylvia
    Boys: Andrew, Arthur, Elliot, Griffin, Hamish, Henry, Leopold, Martin, Peter, Robin, Rupert, Thomas, Tobias, William
    Guilty Pleasures: Athena, Damaris, Digory, Emrys, Ganymede, Hester, Jessamine, Phineas, Myrtle, Nymeria, Nyx

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    I like subtle themes. Ruby and Esmeralda doesn't bother me. Wren and Raven is cheesy. Lily and Rose isn't horrible, but I wouldn't do it.
    Emily / 20 / American

    Samuel • Edward • George • James • Thomas • Arthur
    Girls' names are a struggle.

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    I find it kind of tacky when the connections are super obvious.
    Currently Loving:
    Rosemary, Ivy, Juniper
    Fox, Griffin

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