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September 8th, 2013 10:48 AM #1
Thoughts on these middle names for Alexander?
If we have a second son, we're pretty set on using Alexander for the first name. Our first son is William Balthazar, and our two top choices for future sisters are Catherine Ophelia and Isobel Theophania. I have long list of ideas for middle names, so if y'all could help me narrow it down some, that would be great. Thanks!
Alexander Francis/Franciszek (pron. Frahn-chee-shek) - Francis is DH's current favorite, but I find it kind of boring. Looking up possible variations, I came across Franciszek, which is the Polish form of the name. My mother's family is Polish, so I like that it would honor my heritage.
(Not pregnant, just thinking ahead!)Proud mother to William "Liam" Balthazar, and expecting Catherine "Cate" Ophelia in September 2014!
Future Daughters: Isobel "Zoe" Theophania, Veronica "Vera" Seraphine
Future Sons: Alexander "Olek" Crispin/Leopold, Dominic "Nico" Valentine
Nicholas ~ William ~ Alexander ~ Sebastian ~ Gabriel ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Oliver ~ Crispin ~ Gregory
Zoe ~ Catherine ~ Veronica ~ Penelope ~ Elizabeth ~ Daphne ~ Anastasia ~ Seraphina ~ Ophelia ~ Felicity
September 8th, 2013 10:59 AM #3Senior Member
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It needs to be said; your babies will be the best named children in all the land! Love your names.
My absolute favourites (and it was tough, first elimination left me with 18 names):
Alexander Celestine - I love soft, beautiful and shiny Celestine with strong, powerful Alexander.
Alexander Ephraim - Ephraim feels like solace and serenity. Pure beauty.
Alexander Franciszek - It's seriously cool. And you seem to love it!
Alexander Leopold - This makes Alex fun! I think any name would be fantastic with Leo in the middle. And one of my favourite books has an amazing Leo in it.
Alexander Nicodemus - Well, what can I say? Nicodemus rocks.
Alexander Orpheus - I can't not leave my beloved Orpheus as a possibility. I don't think it has the best flow... but it's such a powerful beautiful and magnetic name.
Alexander Percival - Percival and Leopold have that same dashing feel to me. I imagine hilarious dashing knights.
Alexander Quentin - Quentin's cool. Tarantino and Blake are excellent namesakes. Who doesn't love a Q name. Alexander Q. Surname is intriguing.
Alexander Taliesin - Because I love Taliesin that's why. Taliesin's one of the best namesakes there is. It makes Alexander poetic.
I'd cut these (mostly because they're too normal and the other kiddos have some weird middles):
Alexander Tarquin (this one is because I don't like him. But the name is nice!)
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September 8th, 2013 11:34 AM #5
William Balthazar, Catherine Ophelia, and Isobel Theophania are absolutely stunning. Alexander needs a middle name that's as unusual and ornate as his brother's and potential sisters'. My favorites:
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September 8th, 2013 02:18 PM #7Senior Member
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You will have the absolutely ideal named babes, that's for sure. Alexander is stunning as sky, and I am not saying this only because I am a fan of mr the Great. By the way, afwully cool namesake!
My favorites for A's middle names: Leopold, Franciszek, Solomon and Zebulon. And Leonidas and Constantine would be not great but perfect. Seriously, who wouldn't want to have two awesome ancient kings in his name? I'd only advice against Hyperion because it's quite similar to Hephaistion, Alexander the Great's closest friend (Hyperion is on my list as an alternative to Hep) so I immediately made the connection but maybe it's just me. They sound gorgeous together, anyway.
Leo and Tine are on my list too along with Orpheus, Taliesin, Tarquin and Edmund, so fun. You have great taste!
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September 8th, 2013 02:26 PM #9Senior Member
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