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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    UK
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    124

    Short, modern baby names

    Hi all,

    A friend of mine is expecting but struggling with names. She's chosen not to find out the gender, so needs both boy and girl names. One of the problems is the surname, which is double-barreled and quite long (L-M and 3 syllables, think 'Lee-Malcolm'). She also doesn't like surname-names like Bennett or Harrison.

    The names she has said she likes are quite modern and also short, so I think similar names would go down well. Her favourite name for either gender is Ellis but someone else in her family has just had a baby boy named Ellison and she thinks the names are too similar.

    Names she likes but has had to reject include:
    Milo - doesn't fit with surname
    Leo - same
    Isla - already one in the family
    Evie/Eva/Ava - too popular

    Names that are in contention:
    Esme
    Arlo

    As a name-addict I of course offered to help, but thought I'd reach out to my Nameberry friends for suggestions I might not have thought of. Middles appreciated too if you have any nice combinations you want to share.
    Current favourites
    Elliott Nathaniel, Rowan Frasier, Miles Julian
    Astrid Octavia, Carys Rosamund, Beatrix Matilda

    Guilty pleasures (that DH would never let me use!)
    Darcy, Ottilie, Mallory - Ezekiel, Dominic, Xavier

    Our three feline companions: Gandalf, Hamish and Jones (nn Jonesy)

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    400
    Favourites
    Rosa Evangeline-Henry Dashiell
    Maeve Audrey-Angus Bodhi
    Margot Ruth-Conan Jacob
    Sophia Maris-Linus Conrad
    Claire Odette-Rufus Ewan

  3. #5
    mom of H.V. and O.S.
    Expecting Boy #3 in March '15!

    John Montgomery - John Hudson - Elijah Francis - Elijah Conrad - Jack Earnest - Samuel Bryant - Thomas Leo - Bennett Josiah

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    128
    Carys
    Lily
    Noa
    Nora
    Scout
    Zara

    Tate
    Ezra
    Baker
    Fox
    Gale
    Owen
    Orson
    Samson

    I think Noa would work particularly well for a girl, and either Tate or Ezra for a boy. I also like your expectant friend's thought of Arlo.
    Eliza. 19. CA.
    Carys//Kiera//Leonora//Mara//Noa//Rory//Tallulah
    Arthur//Ezra//Felix//Henry//Orin//Ronan//Tate
    see all my favorite names here: http://nameberry.com/userlist/view/85495

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    PNW
    Posts
    111
    Aria (becoming too popular?)
    Avis
    June
    Ivy
    Opal
    Vida
    Sevi (Cornish for strawberry and not on nameberry last I checked)
    Mina
    Leah
    Rosa
    Bryn
    Neve
    Poppy
    Alba

    (boy or girl)
    Avery
    Cruz
    Wynn

    Hugo
    Knox
    Nash
    Levi
    Rhett
    Gael
    Wes
    Beau
    Abel
    Otto
    Jude
    Rafe
    Nolan
    Perry
    Oscar
    Ford

    ~MaryMary
    Mama to one furbaby ~ Barkleigh Tuesday
    TTC and dreaming of the perfect name!

    Names to Honor Loved Ones:
    Franklin/ Francine, Rebecca/ Beckett, Eloise/ Louisa, Tennyson/ Denver, Faye, Leland, Ivan & Kaywood.

    Other Loves:
    Greta, Esther, Heidi, Florence, Fifer & Bergen.
    River.
    Fletcher, Gideon, Oscar, Simon, Arthur, Archer, Theodore & Elliott.

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