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October 18th, 2013 01:45 AM #1Senior Member
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Narrowing the List
Our daughter is named Eleanor West P---. We are currently trying to narrow down our list for a second. All opinions and suggestions are welcome, no need to be polite.
WylieMom to Eleanor West
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October 18th, 2013 07:57 AM #3
Alaric - due to the E & A sound being so close in pronunciation, I don't love Alaric with Eleanor
Alexander - same as above
Amos - Eleanor is a stunning classic, I don't really see Amos fitting in with her
Anderson - is a lastname to me
Archer - is cool
Arlo - the sound kind of reminds me of Eleanor
Arthur - love it, a great classic and has the same style as your daughters name
Asa - same as Amos
August - love it
Baxter - too harsh
Bennett - works really well
Clark - not my favourite but would work
Crane - is a machine
Cyrus - Miley
Dexter - see Baxter
Duncan - nms
Everett - I'm not a fan of both names starting with the same letter but it also doesn't really fit in
Ezra - same as above
Felix - love it with Eleanor
Fletcher - too harsh for me
Garrett - nms
Graham - more of a surname to me
Griffin - cool
Grover - reminds me of groove
Harrison - would make the set sound vintage / very old (which isn't a bad thing)
Hugo - fantastic
Isaac - nms
Isiah - nms
Jackson - love Jack but Jackson is not my style
Jonah - nice
Jude - ok
Julian - is somewhat classic, work really well with Eleanor
Julius - see Julian
Linus - nms but same asa above
Lysander - too unusual for my style
Malcolm - in the middle (and I've never watched that show)
Miles - ok
Miller - last name
Nigel - nms
Owen - nms
Patrick - 80s
Porter - last name
Ralph - older than Patrick but not vintage
Roman - nms
Samson - nms
Stanley - has quite modern feel
Sterling - meh
Sullivan - last name
Thatcher - last name
Theodore - love it & love Theo even more
Truman - last name
Walt - Disney
Walter - same as Ralph
Wyatt - ok
Wylie - Kylie
My favourites to go with Eleanor:
Jackson / Jack
Theodore / Theo
Last edited by opheliaflora; October 18th, 2013 at 08:00 AM.
October 18th, 2013 10:58 AM #5
Eleanor is classic, old fashioned, sweet. You need a boys name to compliment. With Eleanor, I like:
The ones that have obvious issues and I don't think make good firsts with Eleanor at all:
Jude -- With Jude, I would think of the Beatles songs Eleanor Rigby and Hey Jude.
Theodore -- they rhyme.
The ones that are really different styles and I don't think sound nice together at all:
Alaric -- Very old world, ancient sound with Eleanor sounding like the 1800s
Anderson -- I just find -son names so trendy next to Eleanor
Archer -- occupation names are also too trendy next to Eleanor IMO
Crane -- Word names are very odd when put next to old fashioned Eleanor
Cyrus -- Place name and ancient sounds next to Eleanor
Dexter -- very modern sound, very right now compared to Eleanor
Fletcher -- see Archer
Garrett -- Garrett just sounds very strange and hard next to Eleanor
Griffin -- too mythological and right now
Harrison -- see Anderson
Jackson -- See Anderson
Lysander -- See Alaric
Miller -- see Archer
Porter -- See Archer
Roman -- This is just an odd pair to me
Sterling -- very sort of modern and trendyish
Thatcher -- see Archer
Wyatt -- same as with Wylie
Wylie -- Sweet old fashioned Eleanor and cowboy Wylie?http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Blackwood/e/B00SARZLFY -- My Amazon Author Page
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October 18th, 2013 11:32 AM #7Senior Member
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October 18th, 2013 11:51 AM #9
Alaric- too sinister.
Alexander- too common, and he was uncultured... he burned down Persepolis. Talk about a brute with no respect!
Amos- love this... perhaps because I think of the Famous Amos cookies. It's really underused, and goes so well with Eleanor! They both have a vintage charm...
Anderson- I do really like this name... although I prefer Amos & Eleanor to Anderson & Eleanor.
Archer- don't like the matching -r endings on Eleanor and Archer.
Arlo- I really, really dislike this name. I don't know why, but this is perhaps the name I dislike the most in the world (along with Nevaeh).
Arthur- Love this name, but not with Eleanor... -r -r.
Asa- I also love this with Eleanor... they're slightly different styles to me, but Asa and Eleanor sound great together.
August- Love it!
Baxter- Dog name.
Bennett- Cute, but it's always seemed feminine to me.
Clark- Love! This is one of those understated, dashing names to me. I think of the swoon-worthy Clark Kent! Eleanor and Clark... wonderful!!! Love, love, love, love, love!
Crane- Not a fan.
Cyrus- Love this name, but not with Eleanor.
Dexter- I think of a punk or a serial killer.
Duncan- Eleanor and Duncan... oooo... this is up there with Clark! Such wonderful choices!
Everett- Not big on doing 2 E names...
Felix- Great name for a cat, but not for a human. Plus, it makes me think of a nerdy, annoying boy.
Fletcher- -r ending.
Garrett- Another gem! Eleanor and Garrett... very cute, sensitive name. I still prefer Duncan and Clark, but another nice choice.
Graham- I love Graham... I do... but it doesn't stand out quite as much as Duncan or Clark. It seems like more of a safe, expected choice.
Griffin- Not a good fit.
Grover- -r ending... and wasn't he on Sesame Street?
Harrison- Very cute, but another one of those "safe choice" sort of names.
Hugo- To me, this doesn't go with Eleanor. Eleanor is a simple, vintage, no-frills name to me... For a boy's name, Hugo is quite frilly. I'd much prefer Eleanor and Hugh.
Isaac- It's ok.
Jonah- Doesn't fit.
Jude- Love it, but not the best fit... especially when you already mentioned Clark and Duncan.
Julius- Doesn't fit...
Linus- Again, a name I associate with an annoyingly nerdy boy or a cat.
Lysander- -r ending.
Malcolm- Ok, this ranks up there with Duncan and Clark. I still think Clark goes the best with Eleanor, but Eleanor and Mac is also quite divine.
Miles- Too common.
Nigel- Nerdy annoying... What about Nevin, Piers, or Rupert?
Owen- I know soooooooooo many young Owens. No.
Patrick- I actually like Patrick with Eleanor, although this would be #4 or #5 so far...
Ralph- To vomit?
Roman- Wrong style.
Samson- Swooning! Eleanor and Sam would be great! I'd LOVE to meet a young Samson!
Stanley- Love this with Eleanor! Stanton would also be great... but I don't like the nn Stan.
Sterling- This is one of my all-time top boy's names. This might be #2 to Clark. Sterling and Eleanor sounds like such a wonderful, vintage duo.
Theodore- No... -r -r again...
Truman- Very nice! Truman and Eleanor would be great!
Walter- -r -r
Wyatt- Way too trendy... and mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys. A bit too Wild West for me.
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