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October 18th, 2013 04:01 AM #1
Classic, Elegant names for the middle spot please!!!
So hubby is pretty adamant that we give our "poor kids" (not pregnant yet, but I hope soon!!!) "normal" middle names to go with my "out there" first name choices that he has reluctantly agreed to, Cytheria and Sequoia.
So now I need some help coming up with middles that are "normal", which to me means timeless, that go with those. So far I like (stylistically, but not necessarily with my names):
Rules: can't begin with a vowel or end in "l" or "a" so obviously some of these don't work
Thanks, berries!!!Baby Sequoia Orion due October 2014!Other favorites: Cytheria, Arcadia, Seraphina, Caspian, Gideon
October 18th, 2013 05:34 AM #3Senior Member
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Yup, that's what they're like. I really like Sequoia Jonathan and Cytheria Violet from your signature, but here are some more:
Sequoia Hugh or Hugo
Sequoia Laurence or Lawrence
Sequoia Lewis or Louis
Cytheria Cecily or Cicely
Cytheria Joy or Joyce
Cytheria Susan[FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]
October 18th, 2013 06:31 AM #5Senior Member
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October 19th, 2013 08:39 PM #7
@ottilie, do you ever find that in picking out names, the more "common" ones already tend to have associations with people you know? I realize this might be why I like unique names so much - no prior feelings. I have uncles named Gregory, Peter, and Christopher, so those are out unfortunately. A few others from your list are ex-lovers (eek). and my husband's name is Jeff so Geoffrey is definitely out (he is offended by the G spelling, lol)... On ths girls side I don't have nearly as many conflicts... I like Florence, Rose. hubby likes Jasmine (interesting...). Thank you for the suggestions! As you know, everything helps.
@judyariel, thanks for your list! For boy middles I like Tobias - this has actually been on my list for awhile but I never thought about pairing it with Sequoia. For girls, I like Daphne. I have a bush of the flowers on my deck - they smell so lovely!Baby Sequoia Orion due October 2014!Other favorites: Cytheria, Arcadia, Seraphina, Caspian, Gideon
October 20th, 2013 04:06 PM #9
Cytheria Thais (love this)
Sequoia Calder (I really like this one)
Do you like any of these?
Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Mariner | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve
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