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November 10th, 2009 07:56 PM #1Junior Member
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I have three kids, two boys named Sawyer & August and a daughter named Isla. I'm looking for a name to go with theirs.
My husband is Australian and we both grew up on the beach so we love the ocean, summer, being outdoors and want a name to reflect that.
Sawyer was picked for Tom Sawyer, who represents (to us) being outside, floating down the river, fishing, . . .
We picked Isla, because we got married on a beach on a beautiful Hawaiian island and just fell in love with the name the first time I heard it.
August represents the summer and also because we met in August and got married in August too.
Any suggestions without naming them Ocean or Violet? I don't like a lot of word names - August is obviously the exception. :)
So far here is what I have come up with. But feel free to suggest more. Please!!!! This list is just our jumping off place.
Bronte: A suburb of Sydney, Australia, where I met my husband when I was backpacking around Australia and New Zealand. Plus, I'm an English major and Sawyer is a literature name too. They prounounce it Bron-Tee over there, but we would pn it Bron-tae.
Cora: Reminds us of Coral (i.e. Great Barrier (coral) reef in Australia).
Malu: Isla made friends with a Malu when we went on vacation in Maui. She was the cutest thing.
Ariel: Isla's pick b/c she's obsessed with The Little Mermaid. Actually, all things mermaid. :)
Ciel: pn See-Elle. Means sky in French. Like it much better than Sky/Skye.
Finn: We both love Finn, but since we already have a Sawyer, we're not sure if we can have a Finn too.
Kai: Means ocean, but he likes it more than I do.
Names we crossed out:
River: Always think of River Phoenix, plus a word name.
Maile (I like it except it is pn like Miley (Hannah Montana)
Dylan (means from the sea, but too popular)
Marina (word name, plus we live next to a Marina.)
Sydney (too popular and don't love place names)
Matilda (I love, but hubby's ex-girlfriend's name so definitely OUT!)
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Sorry so long!
November 10th, 2009 08:17 PM #3
November 10th, 2009 08:32 PM #5Member
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November 10th, 2009 09:45 PM #7Junior Member
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From your list, I love Cora (one of my favorites) and Ciel, but think that Sawyer and Finn are too Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn together.
Elodie (a bit close to Isla, though)
Genevieve (nn Evie)
Nerissa (literary plus water association)
Random names I can picture with Sawyer and August:
Abbott (nn Abe)
Griffin (nn Finn...Griffin and Sawyer feel less literary than Finn and Sawyer)
Names that remind me of Isla's feminine feel:
I can also see Penelope (nn Poppy, Lola, or Nell) with Isla, August, and Sawyer.
Good luck! :-)
November 11th, 2009 02:22 AM #9
Re: HELP!Originally Posted by ashley
Kendra - "Water Baby"
Tallulah - "Leaping Water"
Sora - "Sky"
Avari - "From the Sky" (This is pronounced like Avery/Avary)
Teva - "Nature" (Hence the shoe brand...)
Tivona - "Nature Lover"
Doria - "From the Sea"
Muriel - "Sea Bright"
Avalon - "Apple Island"
Evia - "Greek Island"
Kelsea - "Island of the Ships" (Kelsey has a similar meaning.)
Troy - "Water" (or "Footsoldier")
Sorley - "Summer Traveler"
Tivon - "Nature Lover"
Dillan (Dylan) - "Son of the Sea"
Ronan - "Little Seal"
Hume - "From the River Island"
Some great author names for either gender:
(You could also use Thatcher for Judge Thatcher (or Becky) in Huck Finn, or even Aunt Polly! Harper is a name used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.)
A good name is dependent on your last name, but my favorites are Coraline "Cora" Bronte, Avalon "Ava" Ciel, Avari "Ari" Tallulah, Dylan Shaw, Austen Sorley, and Ronan Beckett..."Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie
Boy Combinations: Archer Solomon James, Ronan Charles Bennett, Everett Hawthorn Thomas
Girl Combinations: Phoebe Marietta Pearl, Clara Daphne Eloise
Other Favorites: Eliza (Eliza Wren), Juliet, Rosanna, Thea, Johanna, Jude