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Thread: The Best Recipe for a Name
January 5th, 2014 10:28 AM #1Senior Member
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- East Midlands, UK
The Best Recipe for a Name
I'm not entirely sure if that title made sense, but I'll try to explain it a little here. How do you make up your name combos?
For example, do you pick a simple first name with a more out-there middle? Or simply pick a name you love combined with a carefully chosen family name? Do you pick a short first with a frillier middle or vice versa?
Using my own top girls' combo as a further example - Saskia Florence Evanthe. Saskia is a name I adore and have done for a long while. I tried to balance it using Florence which to me is simple, down-to-earth and fairly common (where I live) to balance out the sassiness and spunk of Saskia. Evanthe is quite out-there and I like how it adds interest to the name overall. Bonus points that both middles have sentimental ties - I like those to be there, even though they aren't essential.
I'm not sure if I really worded this very well, but basically - what's your recipe for the perfect name combo?Livia, seventeen.
♂ Tobias Rowan | August Dmitri | ___________
♀ Saskia Maeve | Bryony Thalia | Eloise Carmen
January 5th, 2014 01:56 PM #3Catalina // 17 // soon-to-be college student // volleyball // math nerd
Girls: Augusta || Bryony || Caroline || Elizabeth || Helena || Katherine || Margaret || Rosemary
Boys: Adrian || August || Bennett || Elliott || Ezra || Foster || Joel || Lowe || Porter || Weston
January 6th, 2014 04:56 AM #5Cecily Melody Valerie Bridget Amoret Amethyst Charlotte Rosamund Nimue Valkyrie Lenore Seraphina Flora Alma Saskia Aurora Doroteja Eliska Magdalena Helena Ravenna Georgina Elaine Rosalyn Beatrice Alice
Thorin Robin Sylvan Amadeus Magnus Lucius Clarence Edmund Edward Desmond Raphael Marcel Pascal Emil Arthur Lysander Gaspar Edgar Harvey Wesley Percy Ludwig Beowulf Frey Erik Gustav
January 10th, 2014 08:28 PM #7Senior Member
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Like @thesorceress, a lot of my favorites end in the letter a as well. I don't really make combos as such, but I am constantly changing up the favorites on my lists. Boys names are much harder for me, meaning I am super picky about my likes and dislikes.
I believe the perfect recipe goes something like this:
- 1 name you (if you're expecting, your partner too) really likes
- One- two middle names, which you like equally to the first name
Stir them all together, mix and match, trade places and orders until you find something that sounds good, flows well, and easily rolls off the tongue.Shealah
Teenberry, name loving girl.
Lucy, Madeline, Caroline, Kylie, Bryn, Audrey/Aubrey, & Sierra
Eli, Caden, Camden, Riley and Caleb
Clementine & Tiara
January 10th, 2014 09:16 PM #9Senior Member
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The first name needs to be a name we both like, obviously. Bonus points if it we like the sound and the meaning, or it holds personal meaning to us. Ideally, my husband would like all of our children to have Irish first names like him, so that's what we're going for. We like middle names with significance, so either they follow a naming tradition established by one of our families or they honor a specific family member or something to that effect. Flow is a secondary concern to us. It shouldn't be atrocious, but it doesn't have to be perfect either.Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley
If we have another...
Seamus Arthur or Brigid Ellen