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    HELP needed, first baby...

    Well, my husband still isn't ready to talk names, so I am soliciting outside help finding a name for this mystery baby. This is our first child, due at the end of April, and gender is a surprise. Last name is pronounced like Skerman but spelled different, Dutch in origin. Here are our requirements:

    -Something not trendy (my name is Brittany, I bet you can guess my age to within 5 years, looking to avoid this)
    -Hubby only likes family names, but I would prefer to keep them in MN slot. Family name options include: (fem) Sarah, Grace, Gretje, Pearl, Sandra, Lee, Mildred, Rosalia, Rose, Margaret & variations (in honour of Gretja, Pearl and Megan), (masc) Andy, Anderson, Ralph, Albert, Matthew, Tom, Nolan, Hendrik, Jakob, John, Bryan
    -Moderate to low popularity preferred (Sarah is my all-time favourite name, but the combined spellings of Sarah and Sara made it #2 popularity for Alberta, Canada in 2008, thus it is 98% eliminated)
    -Dog's name is Evey (pron. eh-V, not E.V.), nn Evelyn, so nothing too similar to that
    -This will be the first of ~4 children, I need something that will leave sibling options open

    Some of my ideas have included (although a few are too popular for use, DH isn't interested in most):

    Girls:
    Adeline
    Sarah (too pop.)
    Charlotte (too pop.)
    Clara (too much like Kara, my sister?)
    Aubrey (too trendy)
    Heather (we both love, others feel it's too dated, opinions?)
    Nadia
    Norah
    Rebecca
    Scarlett (again, too pop?)
    Sonja
    Hannah (too popular)

    Boys:
    Andrew (bad assoc. in DH's family)
    Benjamin
    Carter
    Clark
    Elliott
    Emmett
    Garrett
    Grant
    Landon

    Full list (but I certainly don't love all of these):
    http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9672259

    Sorry for the essay, but I need some constructive help. TIA!

  2. #3
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    Re: HELP needed, first baby...

    Quote Originally Posted by brittanysarah
    Well, my husband still isn't ready to talk names, so I am soliciting outside help finding a name for this mystery baby. This is our first child, due at the end of April, and gender is a surprise. Last name is pronounced like Skerman but spelled different, Dutch in origin. Here are our requirements:

    -Something not trendy (my name is Brittany, I bet you can guess my age to within 5 years, looking to avoid this)
    -Hubby only likes family names, but I would prefer to keep them in MN slot. Family name options include: (fem) Sarah, Grace, Gretje, Pearl, Sandra, Lee, Mildred, Rosalia, Rose, Margaret & variations (in honour of Gretja, Pearl and Megan), (masc) Andy, Anderson, Ralph, Albert, Matthew, Tom, Nolan, Hendrik, Jakob, John, Bryan
    -Moderate to low popularity preferred (Sarah is my all-time favourite name, but the combined spellings of Sarah and Sara made it #2 popularity for Alberta, Canada in 2008, thus it is 98% eliminated)
    -Dog's name is Evey (pron. eh-V, not E.V.), nn Evelyn, so nothing too similar to that

    Some of my ideas have included (although a few are too popular for use, DH isn't interested in most):

    Girls:
    Adeline
    Sarah (too pop.)
    Charlotte (too pop.)
    Clara (too much like Kara, my sister?)
    Aubrey (too trendy)
    Heather (we both love, others feel it's too dated, opinions?)
    Nadia
    Norah
    Rebecca
    Scarlett (again, too pop?)
    Sonja
    Hannah (too popular)

    Boys:
    Andrew (bad assoc. in DH's family)
    Benjamin
    Carter
    Clark
    Elliott
    Emmett
    Garrett
    Grant
    Landon

    Full list (but I certainly don't love all of these):
    http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9672259

    Sorry for the essay, but I need some constructive help. TIA!
    Okay, I do understand the popularity concerns, but if you LOVE a name, I honestly think it is worth it...

    My favorites from your girl list are Sarah and Charlotte. You seem to favor simple, elegant girl names, so here are some more suggestions:

    Alice
    Beatrice
    Caroline
    Diana
    Eliza
    Frances
    Georgiana
    Hazel
    Ivy
    Josephine
    Katharina
    Laurel
    Matilda
    Naomi
    Olive
    Phoebe
    Quinn
    Regina
    Stella
    Thalia
    Ursula
    Vanessa
    Willa

    For Sarah, a nickname could be Sadie - this could set your daughter out from the pack of Sarah's...

    For boys, my favorites off your list are Benjamin, Emmett, Grant, and Landon. You seem to favor strong, simple names for boys, with a masculine sound. I recommend:

    Alexander
    Boyd
    Chase
    Declan
    Everett
    Francis
    Garrison
    Henry
    Isaac
    James
    Lucas
    Micah
    Nathaniel
    Oliver
    Peter
    Rupert
    Stephen
    Thomas
    Wyatt

    I do apologize if these names are too popular for you! Best of luck!
    "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

  3. #5
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    Re: HELP needed, first baby...

    I really like Lemon's suggestions! But I thought I'd give you a couple more just for the heck of it, and I apologize if I repeat you, Lemon. First, about your favorites:

    Girls:
    Adeline- One of my favorites as well.
    Sarah (too pop.) I agree that it's too popular.
    Charlotte (too pop.) I love Charlotte, and I think it's classic. I could be wrong but I suspect there wouldn't be more than 2 girls in any one class named Charlotte.
    Clara (too much like Kara, my sister?)-maybe too close but I love Clara, and it would be honoring Kara in a way.
    Aubrey (too trendy)- Do you like Audrey?
    Heather (we both love, others feel it's too dated, opinions?)-
    Nadia- not a fan
    Norah- not a fan
    Rebecca- I think Rebecca is a classic, and Becca is a cute nn.
    Scarlett (again, too pop?)- I love Scarlett. But the double S last and first name might sound a little too much.
    Sonja- not my favorite
    Hannah (too popular)- agreed it's too popular

    Boys:
    Andrew (bad assoc. in DH's family)- then don't use it I guess if he'd hate that.
    Benjamin- Classic name.
    Carter- Reminds me of Aaron and Nick.
    Clark- I love Clark!
    Elliott- Classic name. Only positive associations for me.
    Emmett- Love it.
    Garrett- One of my favorite names.
    Grant- Reminds me too much of money.
    Landon- Love it, but very popular!


    a few more:

    Girls:

    Belle
    Natalia
    Siri
    Lila/Lilia/Laila/Leila
    Sloane
    Gemma
    Colette/Cosette
    Calla
    Elisa
    Rosetta

    Male:
    Reeve
    Callum
    Reed
    Beacon
    Barret
    Rence
    Asher
    Theo
    Frost
    Gable
    Gage
    Lachlan



    Alexander
    Boyd
    Chase
    Declan
    Everett
    Francis
    Garrison
    Henry
    Isaac
    James
    Lucas
    Micah
    Nathaniel
    Oliver
    Peter
    Rupert
    Stephen
    Thomas
    Wyatt

  4. #7
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    Re: HELP needed, first baby...

    Oops! That last column was what Lemon had put...I was trying not to repeat it so I copy and pasted it. Forgot to delete it, though!

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    Re: HELP needed, first baby...

    My opinion of Heather is that if you both love it, go for it. I noticed that Andy is on your family name list for boys. I actually love Andie for a girl :)

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