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February 1st, 2014 11:02 AM #16Senior Member
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- Aug 2010
Jameson —*Too obviously a surname and lacks the classic, timeless quality of James. Furthermore it reminds me of the liquor (whiskey?) of the same name. I do like the nickname Jem.
Sebastian —*Elegant, versatile & strong.
Samuel —*Nice, strong, "can't-go-wrong with" name, but slightly boring too my tastes.
Xander —*Very cool but I'd prefer to see Alexander on the birth certificate.
Liam —*Beautiful, soft & strong at the same time. Too bad about the rising popularity in the US.
Archer —*One of the best word/occupational names. The meaning & mythological/cultural associations are awesome. Archie is adorable, too. (However, I would pair this with a more classic/established middle name: Archer Sebastian, Archer Henry, or Archer Dominic?)
Carter —*Feels to surnamey & preppy too me. I don't like the image it conveys.
Walter —*Great underused classic; it reminds me of Walt Disney. I love the nicknames Wally & Wat.
Jacob — Nice & classic, despite the popularity. I like Coby better than Jake as a nickname.
Dominic — Lovely, strong, elegant classic, with lots of nickname possibilities. I slightly prefer the French form, Dominique.
Finnegan —*Remind's me of James Joyce, which is always a plus. One of the best longer options for Finn.
Barnaby —*Cool, underused & quirky.
Paul —*Simple, classic, and unexpected. Great associations, too —*from Paul McCartney to Paul Newman. I don't care for Paulie / Pauley, though.
Henry —*One of the best English names: simple but regal, strong but accessible, with plenty of excellent namesakes, and lots of nickname possibilities.
Oliver —*Just a good strong name.
As for combos, my favorites are Dominic Wolf, Samuel George, Finnegan Peter, and Walter Sebastian.Arabella, Thibault, Sophia, Alfred, Eleanor, Rémi, Charlotte, Achille, Olivia, Clement, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maud, Benedict, Adèle.
February 1st, 2014 11:13 AM #18Senior Member
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February 1st, 2014 11:23 AM #20Senior Member
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- May 2013
Jameson: I cannot stand this name. I think it sounds awful, and makes me squirm.
Sebastian: I really like it. It's super cute on a little kid, handsome on an adult, and has some great nicknames.
Samuel: Quite popular, but a really nice name, and Sam is great.
Xander: Not my style; I prefer Alexander. I feel like a Xander wouldn't be a nice guy.
Liam: Popular, but a great name.
Archer: One of the few occupational names I like. Plus, Archie is just adorable.
Carter: Eh, not a fan.
Walter: I LOVE this. It's my No. 3 boy name.
Jacob: I'm pretty neutral about Jacob. It's one of those names that could fit pretty much any kid.
Dominic: It's okay, but it seems a bit dated, because all the Dominics I know are in their thirties/fourties.
Finnegan: Cute, especially when paired with the right middle.
Barnaby: I love it as a middle name, but it's nice as a first too.
Paul: Yeah, it's okay.
Henry: A very charming vintage-toned name.
Oliver: Reminds me of Oliver Twist. I like it.
My favorites: Sebastian, Walter, Archer, Henry and Oliver
Jameson Elijah nn Jem: I love Jem, but Jameson is awful. I like Elijah as a first name.
Walter Sebastian: Love this! Wonderful name.
Samuel George: Quite common. I don't think I'd pair two popular names.
Xander Nathaniel: I like Nathaniel, not Xander.
Archer Cohen: No. Not Cohen - too many issues with that name.
Carter James: A bit blah.
Jacob Mason: I don't like the shared 'ay' sound. Plus, Mason makes Jacob feel very trendy.
Dominic Wolf: Nice! I like Wolf as middle.
Finnegan Peter: This looks weird to me, because it looks like someone's first and last names got mixed up.
Barnaby Paul: This doesn't do either Barnaby or Paul any favors.
Paul Tristan: Good combination! I really like Tristan.
Henry Alton: Not my style, but it's a good name.
Oliver Graham: Very nice.
My favorites: Walter Sebastian, Dominic Wolf and Paul Tristan
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February 1st, 2014 02:10 PM #22Senior Member
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- Jul 2013
Jameson - This is handsome
Sebastian - This too, though to me it is better on a child than a grown man
Samuel - I like this, very safe
Xander - NO. Better as a nn for Alexander.
Liam - I love Liam
Archer - Archer is wonderful, its on our boys' list. I would use nn Archie so I could say it like Edith Bunker
Carter - This is fine, but I don't see the appeal
Walter - I like that this name has options (Walter, Wally, Walt) but I don't love the sound of it
Jacob - I like this, very safe. Unfortunately also terrifyingly popular. Thank you Twilight
Dominic - I like this, nn Dom
Finnegan - I'm not a fan. This is a try-hard name IMO
Barnaby - This doesn't do it for me
Paul - I like this, very safe
Henry - I like this but prefer Henrik, nn Hank
Oliver - Super popular, for a reason... Its a well rounded name with cute nn OllieNew username is @ truenature
February 1st, 2014 02:24 PM #24From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~ Proverb
The Classics: Caroline, Catherine, Elizabeth; Benjamin, James, Luke
Celtic Flair: Annabel, Claire, Maeve; Evan, Liam, Patrick
Short & Sweet: Eve, Jane, Rose; Hugh, Jack, Leo