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November 15th, 2013 02:34 PM #1
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?
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?
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?
-RosemaryMama to Edward ('02), Adelaide ('05), Isaac ('06), Oliver ('10), twins Sebastian & Eleanor ('11) and Felix ('14)
November 15th, 2013 02:36 PM #3
November 15th, 2013 03:07 PM #5Not expecting, just love collecting names!
My name is Erin. I am 23 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.
Girl names: Juliet Elaine, Madeline Hope, Linnea Carys, Stella Vivienne, Emilia Noelle, Clara Felicity, Violet Eleanora, Lydia Charlotte, Elaine Victoria, Evelyn Ruby
Boy names: Jonathan Rhys, Wesley Quinn, Evan Robert, Joel Dominic, Quinn Patrick, Dawson Cole, Judah Nathaniel, Rhys Jeremiah, Roman Gabriel, Lachlan Jude
November 15th, 2013 03:31 PM #7
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 and aspiring novelist
Isabelle + Arianne + Olivia + Violet + Charlotte + Emmeline + Eleni + Grace + Eva + Catherine + Zoe + Anwen
Caleb + Everett + Jack + Avery + Samuel + Zane + Brody + Declan + Caspar + Grant + Rory + Schuyler
November 15th, 2013 03:32 PM #9Senior Member
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Ok--keepers to go with Edward, Isaac, Oliver, Sebastian:
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.