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  1. #1
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    Due in June, Need feedback

    Our first baby is due in June, and we've really only begun to discuss names. We won't be finding out if it's a girl or boy (although I think it's a boy), so we need to pick names for both. I've been collecting my lists for at least a year before we got pregnant. Now I feel like they are stuck, so I need some feedback. Hubby isn't much help with ideas, except that he would like to use Alice in some way I'd we have a girl (it's his grandmother's name). I'd love input on the names on the list, fn and mn combos, and other name suggestions.

    A few notes on my style:
    -Last name starts with B and ends with long "o" sound so I am wary of names that start with either sound
    -Last name is very French, but I tend toward the German and Scandinavian names
    -I'd like to use two middles as its very common in my family tree
    -I'm not a fan of nickname names on their own, bit I do like long forms with good nn options

    Here are my lists:

    Girls
    Alice
    Mirabelle nn Mira
    Eleanor nn Elsie
    Liesl
    Linnea
    Magdalene nn Maggie
    Ottiline
    Nona
    Greta
    Pauline
    Ruth
    Lydia
    Naomi
    Esther

    Some Middle Name options that I wouldn't use as firsts:
    Renee
    Opal
    Rose
    Esther
    Libere

    Boys
    August or Augusten nn Gus
    Emery
    Olin
    Axel
    Benjamin
    Ebenezer nn Eben ( I love this one, but I don't think hubby will go for it)
    Willem
    Fabian
    Linus
    Adlai
    Bernard
    Anders
    Ansel

    Some Middle Name options that I wouldn't use as firsts:
    Freeman
    Truman
    Loyal
    Henri

    Thanks for your input!
    I have always loved names, baby name books, and the meaning of names. Now I know I'm not the only one!

    Expecting baby #1 in June

  2. #3
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    Hi OP -

    You have a lot of neat names there!

    I would be a little concerned about 'Nona' (Grandma), 'Ottiline' (Otter?), and 'Ebenezer' (SCROOGE). I like Mirabelle, Linnea and Magaelene for girls and August, Emery, Oilin, Axel, Ansel the most for boys from your list.

    I wouldn't use "Loyal" for a boy's middle name, but rather try to find something that means loyal or a different name that sounds similar. It's less of a concern for a middle name, but the word "loyal" summons the word "dog." I'd hate to see that get into the hands of the wrong bully. I like the idea of using "Liberty" for a middle name for our little girl, but I think it's too deliberate so I found some names that mean that or freedom.

    Also a suggestion for a girl's middle would be Pearl - her birthstone. Rather than Opal, the October birthstone. Though it's just a suggestion, Opal would be fine paired with the right first.

    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  3. #5
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    You have some of my favorite names on this list! With two middle names, I tend to think shorter first names work well.
    Here are my favorite picks for girls off your list:
    Alice Linnea Rose
    Greta Naomi Rose
    Lydia Esther Rose

    And for boys:
    August Benjamin Adlai
    Linus Ebenezer Olin

    and I think I'd like both even more with a one syllable name in the third name spot like Jude, James, Reed, Seth...

  4. #7
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    Thanks for your input. I really like the combinations that you put together.
    I have always loved names, baby name books, and the meaning of names. Now I know I'm not the only one!

    Expecting baby #1 in June

  5. #9
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    Nov 2011
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    Lots of nice names! It's a bit tricky though because your boy picks are mainly two syllables so it's hard to find a flow...
    A few combos for fun.... Sry for any repeats

    Alice Ottiline Rose
    Magdalene Alice Rose
    Eleanor Greta Rose

    Linus Willem Ebenezer
    Anders Truman Bernard
    August Olin Ebenezer
    Mom to two dears

    ~ My Little Whirlwind, Fall 2010 ~

    ~ My Little Sunshine, Winter 2013 ~

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