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  1. #1
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    Narrowing down to top 5

    Girls names feels so much easier this time around. We would very much appreciate your help with narrowing our boys list down to a top 5 (5-ish).

    This is our list, with some questions and thoughts from us.

    Alexander - is it boring? And does it fit in with our other childrens names?
    Henry - a solid classic, but maybe it's too classical?
    Lucas
    Felix
    Frederick - is hee doomed to be a Freddie among others? I like Freddie, I just think it's a shame to let Frederick get 'lost in translation'.
    Patrick - does it sound okay with our surname, Knight?
    Maxwell
    Jonathan - does it fit in, or does it have a different kind of vibe?
    Robin - Too informal? We live in the UK, so the gender would be pretty clear
    Casper - too ghostly? And maybe childish?
    Arthur - Does it sounds ridiculous with surname Knight? Arthur Knight?


    How would your top 5 look like?

    Thank you.
    -Rosemary
    Mama to Edward ('02), Adelaide ('05), Isaac ('06), Oliver ('10), twins Sebastian & Eleanor ('11) and Felix ('14)

  2. #3
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    Emily / 20 / American

    Not loving names at the moment.

  3. #5
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    Jul 2013
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    Not expecting, just having fun collecting names!

    My name is Erin. I am 23 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.

    Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Rachel, Marie Anneliese, Linnea Carys, Maisie Rose, Emilia Noelle, Clara Felicity, Lydia ?, Elise Victoria, Evelyn

    Gentlemen: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Jude, Roman Gabriel, Evan Connor, Quentin Oliver, Dawson Cole, Jude Nathaniel, Rhys Anthony, Ciaran Matthew, Everett Jacob

  4. #7
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    Really loving Henry and Casper! Although I prefer the Caspar spelling, or even the Kaspar/Kasper ones (something about Casper just doesn't sit right with me, for some reason...) To round out the five, I would add Felix, Frederick (Freddie's adorable. I'm just the opposite--I'd go for Frederick just to get to Freddie; plus, my beloved Jane Austen connection with Persuasion!), and Patrick, I think. Although I could be convinced for Alexander; I do like that a lot, as well, and I love his nicknames.

    Now I'm insanely jealous--what does your girls' list look like? I remember you had tossed around Emmeline a while ago, and I still really loved that with your other ones.
    Ashley
    twenty-something namenerd & aspiring novelist

    Isabelle Aurora Grace + Caleb Elias Joseph + Arianne Eleanor Daisy + Everett Joshua Charles + Olivia Wren Camille
    Grant Frédéric Conrad + Violet Emilia Mary + Casper Nathaniel Eden + Grace Odilia Lily + Samuel Gaspard John

    I've recently started a new story--feel free to come along with me for the journey! havengermany.blogspot.com
    Chapter 1 is up! And an author's note! (Alas, don't get too excited.)

  5. #9
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    Mar 2013
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    Ok--keepers to go with Edward, Isaac, Oliver, Sebastian:

    Alexander
    Henry
    Felix
    Maxwell
    Arthur
    Patrick

    That was pretty easy actually. I find Frederick/Freddie too similar to Edward/Ed/Eddie/Ned; Jonathan too similar to Sebastian; Lucas too similar to Isaac; Casper too non-traditional; Robin just don't like; I added Patrick back as a 6th. I guess Alexander and Arthur share an ending with Oliver, but that doesn't bother me enough to be eliminated. My faves tho are Henry, Felix and Maxwell.

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