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March 14th, 2014 02:00 PM #1Junior Member
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Can't get excited with any boys names:-(
So I'm due in three months and I've got a girl's name picked, but if it's a boy then its another story. There's no boy's name that I absolutely love. We have a middle name picked - Declan - my OH's dad, who died eight years ago, but on first names I'm really stumped! My other half loves Alexander or August (Gus for short), and even though I 'like' them, I just can't get really excited about them.
So here's a list of some names that we've considered. I'd love some feedback - or even better some brand new suggestions
August (Gus) Declan
March 14th, 2014 03:09 PM #3Senior Member
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I totally understand where you're coming from - there's a ton of girl names that I can get excited about and while I have a list of favorite boy names that I like, I don't have the same enthusiasm with any of them, but they seem like they're the best out there for my taste.
You've got a wide variety of first names, actually. What could help you is to decide what kind of style/vibe you really want - more traditional with Nicholas, Joshua and Nathaniel... More of a unisex or softer feel with Rowan or Emrys... More of a popular/modern traditional choice with Alexander... or more of a classic yet a little left of center with August/Gus and Everett. I personally like the last style/group of names with August and Everett; however, with whatever style you decide you like best, you can focus on finding more names like that.
Here's some suggestions...
Like Nicholas, Joshua, Nathaniel:
Edward (LOVE underused nn Ned)
Like Rowan and Emrys:
Like August and Everett:
CyrusMom to Nora.
Declan James (Dex). Griffin James (Finn). Euan James. Graham Jameson. August James (Gus). John Jameson (Johnny). Wesley James (Wes).
Gwyneth Eliza (Gwen). Elise Hannah. Lucy Johanna. Josephine Maeve (Josie). Bronwen Elise (Bonnie). Eve Johanna (Evie). Bonnie Eliza.
March 14th, 2014 03:22 PM #5Senior Member
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Alexander Declan - I like this except for the repetition of 'an', makes me want to say Alexander Declander.
August (Gus) Declan - nice.
Everett Declan - love Everett, not loving them together though.
Nicholas Declan - nice enough.
Joshua Declan - flows well.
Emrys Declan - love Emrys. Rhys Declan might be better though to break up the 2-2 syllable pattern. Still very nice
Nathaniel Declan - I like this one, even though Nathan and Declan are kind of similar.
Rowan Declan - both 2 syllables ending in -an, not ideal.
My favorites are Emrys, Nathaniel, and August. Some other ideas:
Harvey Declan, Francis Declan, Oliver Declan, Sawyer Declan, Rory Declan, Miles Declan...Top Contenders:
Cora ~ Esme ~ Fiona ~ Gwyneth ~ Hazel ~ Lila ~ Mara ~ Sylvie ~ Thea ~ Zara
Archer ~ Donovan ~ Emmett ~ Ezra ~ Julian ~ Leo ~ Rhys ~ Sawyer ~ Theo ~ Xavier
March 14th, 2014 03:26 PM #7
Many women feel boys' names are harder since they're often more traditional, but what that really means is that if you choose something slightly off the beaten path it really stands out.
Declan is a lovely middle, especially as a tribute to your baby's deceased grandfather. I think something *like* Alexander would best pair with it-- three syllables, not ending in the repetitive -an sound. My favorite on your list is therefore Everett. Do you like:
Alistair (being from the UK)
Aquila * Chrysanthe * Emmanuelle * Endellion * Ione * Jacinda * Lysandra * Melisande * Myrra * Petra * Rosamond * Seraphine * Silvana * Theophane / Blaise * Cyprian * Darius * Evander * Giles * Laurence * Lionel * Malcolm * Marius * Peregrine * Rainier
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ Maysan _ Iman / Altair _ Fahd _ Faraj _ Khalil _ Najid _ Rafiq _ Tariq
March 14th, 2014 03:44 PM #9