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Thread: Expecting #1 Thoughts?
February 20th, 2012 03:36 PM #6
February 20th, 2012 07:10 PM #8
Aine - This is unfamiliar to me, so I'd have no idea how to pronounce it or anything.
Freya - It's ok. NMS.
Lily - TBH I'm kinda over all the Lily/Lillian/Liliana/etc names. I'm pretty much in the minority though, they're pretty popular here :-)
Julia - I like it. Nothing spectacular, but nice.
Niamh - I like it BUT I always have to think about the pronunciation. Here in the US it would never get pronounced correctly. Not sure if people will say it right where you are.
Alice - Love it.
Miriam - It's nice. NMS though.
Naomi - It's ok.
Lachlan - Nice name. It's growing on me.
Liam - Love it! It's really popular here though. And I think I prefer William with the nn Liam.
Joseph - A little boring, but it's a good name.
Seth - Kinda like it.
Sebastian - It's nice. NMS.
Daniel - Love this name. I'd consider it for a future kid but I have a cousin on each side of the family named Daniel.
James - Another good name, but nothing exciting.
Noah - Love it! Very popular here though.
February 20th, 2012 07:39 PM #10
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February 20th, 2012 08:44 PM #14Senior Member
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You have lovely name options and what ever you go with I am sure will be a beautiful name.
Of your girl names, the ones I like and think will be not only unique but classic and age well are: Julia, Niamh, Miriam and Naomi. I think Freya is more popular then you think, and Lily is SUPER popular, and Alice is gaining speed. And I think Aine, though beautiful, works better as a middle name.
Of you boy names, the ones that I like and think will be not only unique but classic and age well are: Lachlan, Joseph, Seth, and James. Liam, Sebastian and Noah are all very popular and trendy names and from your description in that you want a name that is "a bit unique" then I think it would be great for you to go for names that are not too popular, but are still recognizable and familiar.
I think Niamh and Lachlan are BEAUTIFUL names that are different, but familiar. Niamh has a slight pronunciation issue, but I think if you get it in your minds that you will be pronouncing the name multiple times before it clicks then you will be fine. I personally LOVE the name Naomi, and it is a PERFECT example of a name that is not too popular (#96, last year), yet recognizable.
(Julia is much more popular - in the 50's - then you other names, and Miriam is in the upper 300's.)
I think Naomi Jean is beautiful. I also love Naomi Helena Liv (a slight deviation from your middle name option Helen to Helena and the Liv from your name Olivia). I think that is a georgous name and if you are al for 2 middle names I would highly recommend this.
Niamh does not seem to go well with any of your chosen middle names. Maybe you would consider:
I think Niamh needs a longer middle name as it is one syllable. I love Niamh Antoinette as it has the french feel in the middle name that goes well with your husbands name.
Miriam Allana works well, but not as well as the Naomi and Niamh combo's above. Though Miriam Olivia works well. Julia doesn't seem to go well with any of your proposed middle names.
For the boys. Again, Lachlan is my favorite, with James coming in a close second. Neither of those names, as well as Joseph, do you hear often, YET you know they are names. Seth is fading in popularity and I think is a beautiful and strong name that ages incredibly well.
Lachlan Jack works well, Lachlan Charles, too. I would suggest Lachlan Etienne but I think that is mixing cultures too much.
James Graham and James Charles work, but James Etienne is AMAZING! It is perfect, in my view. Seth Graham is good too.
Overall I suggest:
Naomi Helena Liv
Good Luck! Oh I just realized this is a VERY LONG POST! It was fun, you have great options for names.