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Thread: Tricky Last Name... Help!
September 10th, 2013 10:54 AM #6Junior Member
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Thanks for the help! Those are some great ideas. I like the sound of Solomon Spearman just can't shake the association with the 700 wives
Andrealyn- well put! I completely agree with those rules!
Some other names we like are
Ellawyn or Elawyn or Ellowyn
Johanan (but I can't rationalize using the J sound that I like better)
Are these too odd?
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September 12th, 2013 03:25 AM #14Senior Member
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With a 2-syllable last name beginning with an consonant, I'd suggest a few things.
First, I'd go with a 1-syllable or 3-syllable first or middle name combination to have a 1-3-2 syllable count or 3-2-1 syllable count. It seems best and doesn't sound to monotone like a 2-2-2 syllable count.
Second, I'd avoid a middle name that starts with a vowel so that your child's initials don't spell anything like LES, SOS or SIS (especially since you said you may want a first name that starts with S), and the like. I'd also avoid first names that end with S as well.
Third, word or nature names would be challenging. Lark Spearman, Snow Spearman, or Wilder Spearman sounds more like a thing than a person.
Here are a few lists that may get you started:
Best Cool Unusual Girls Names (not as plain as Claire)
Yupster Baby Names For Boys (something less trend resistant than Sullivan)
http://nameberry.com/list/218/Yupste...Names-for-Boys* 5 easy ways to judge a baby name
* 21 other baby name rules worth following