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  1. #1

    Possible sibset?

    This is all purely speculative, but I want to throw it out there to get people's opinion...

    I've loved the name Imogen for a girl for a long time. It's so pretty, and I love Ims or Immy as a nn. I'll be in England so it's a common name there.

    Thing is, was reading some history book and came across some gorgeous boy names that I love - but they're all biblical/Hebrew names. My favourites are:

    Josiah - nn Joss & by far my favourite
    Eli
    Jonah

    Thing is, do you think I could use them with Imogen as a girl's name? Or should I stick to Biblical/Hebrew names for girls, too? There are so few I like - I love Abigail but as I'm a huge West Wing fan I don't want a Josiah and Abigail.

    I do like Adah a lot, or Adira. But I still can't give up on the idea of Imogen. Do you think it would be a completely mismatched set if I used it with Josiah or Eli?

  2. #3
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    Re: Possible sibset?

    I think Josiah and Imogen would be a smashing sibset. Both are 3-syllables and have a quirky and vintage feel to them. They're both names you love so that's the best recommendation!
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5

    Re: Possible sibset?

    Thank you! I've also thought about Elias with Eli as a nn for another boy. I prefer it to Elijah, for some reason. It's also got 3 syllables and is sort of quirky too...

    But yes, I love both Josiah and Imogen and that is the most important thing. I like that they have cute nicknames for when the kids are small, but that they can grow into the full name in time.

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    Re: Possible sibset?

    I have a similar issue with a few of my absolute top girls names. They are not Biblical. I do like plenty of Biblical girls' names (Naomi and Miriam in particular, but there are more) but I love Biblical boys' names so much it seems very likely they'll be used, whereas the girls' names will be more dark horses...I think I'm starting to make my peace with it. I agree, if the names feel good together, they just do...the origins are part of it, but not all. There are certainly names in the Bible that *don't* sound good together! : D.

  5. #9

    Re: Possible sibset?

    Naomi and Miriam are nice! But I have an aunt Miriam, and Naomi is a bit too much like my name (Niamh - pronounced Neeve).

    But yeah, you're right, the origins aren't everything.

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