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October 22nd, 2013 03:33 AM #1
He likes plain and I like unique!
My fiance and I are in a battle of names. He's like plain and classic names like his, Michael. While I like more adventurous but not to crazy. Sense my name is one of the most common for women in their 20s and even 30's, Ashley. He was home schooled so he has yet to really experience being 1 out 5 Ashley's in a single class room and never actually being called by your full or real name due to confusion. So here's a list of first and middle names. I'd love some input on which are good, great, amazing, or you just hate. Say what you feel, I'm open to other options as well, so share away!
Catherine "Katie" Nicole
Julie Jane "He wants to call her JJ"
"?" = have yet to find a good middle name
October 22nd, 2013 04:27 AM #3Senior Member
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October 22nd, 2013 04:52 AM #5
To be perfectly honest, none of the names on your list are particularly "unique" except Felicity. In fact, most of your names are far more popular than his -- and considerably more trendy. Jane and Mary, for instance, are much rarer than Harper and Bella. If you name your daughter Ava, she is pretty much guaranteed to be one out of 5 girls with this name in her class -- exactly the situation you had hoped to avoid. I highly recommend checking out the SSA Top 1000 to get a better sense of what names are actually "plain" and "unique".
Here are a few suggestions that you and your husband might agree on:
Josephine nn Josie
Do any of these strike your fancy, or his?
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
Just a grad student dreaming ahead...
October 22nd, 2013 05:10 AM #7
I had been considering Bellamy, Phoebe, Everly but spelled Everlee, Arabella and Alessandra. But I hadn't heard Annora and just completely fell in love with it. And I know some of mine aren't actually that unique but those were the only ones he thought were okay. Really wanted names like Snow, Blythe, Lennox, Rayanne, Laurel and Monet but he loathed all of them. Thanks for your suggestions I cant wait to show him.
October 22nd, 2013 05:14 AM #9Senior Member
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Juliet Jane, Julia Jane or Juliana Jane (can still call her JJ, which I think is cute) - compromise on Julie/Juliet
Emmeline May - compromise on Emily May/Emmeline
Elizabeth Marie (but use Lilibeth for a nickname, I also had a cousin who went by "EB" or you could do something vintage like Eliza) - compromise on Elizabeth Marie/Lilibeth Ann
I would avoid using Sophia and Catherine (or any form of Katie) if it is important not to have a super popular name. I know a couple of Addie's, Ava's and Bella's too. Also, Rose is a common middle name and Grace is very popular as a first and middle name.
I also think the middle is a good place to use a little more unusual name if he is stuck on using a common first name. What about using a favorite color (if you have the same one) or a location that is special to you?
Good luck!Mom to... Augustine Mark "Augie", India Marie "Indie", Theodore Odell "Teddy" and Philippa Lee "Pippa"