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May 1st, 2012 02:27 PM #1Junior Member
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Need help naming Johnny and Claire's sibling!
Hi, my name is Bridget and my husband is Joe. We have a handsome 4 year old son Johnny who is soon to be the big brother of twins! I'm due in about 2 months and have no idea as far as names go. We're expecting a boy and a girl. Our girls name is Claire, and although middle names aren't set in stone for either gender they will likely be family names, preferably one from each side. Claire has been my favorite girls name forever and my husband likes it too so it was a no brainer and John (Called Johnny or John-John 100% of the time) honors my husbands favorite uncle and I love that we don't know many other young Johnny's.
Anywyas, These are the names we like so far:
Henry - A top contender however I'm worried about popularity, personally I don't know any, however I feel like I hear it more and more now? Something to worry about?
Patrick - My brothers name, so I don't want to repeat first names so it's out.
Dylan - is it dated?
James - Love this name but I'd really prefer to not repeat initials
Charlie - Don't want to use Charles but I don't feel like Charlie is a stand alone name so it's out, plus the repeating C initial
Ben - husband hates Benjamin and Bennett and don't wanna use just Ben
Beckett - Sounds weird with our very Italian last name
Emmett - I like but I just don't know, thoughts?
Jeremiah - husband loves but I don't
Bryce - Kind of sounds weird with our last name but I can deal with it, what do you think?
Malcolm - I like but don't love, husband not sure
Brady - Like but just not sure
So yeah, SUGGESTIONS would be lovely! & any comments on Henry, Dylan, Emmett, Bryce, Malcolm, and Brady. Thanks !
May 1st, 2012 02:52 PM #3Senior Member
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John, Claire, and Henry are an ideal set--they really fit together fabulously! Henry has been on the rise for years (from the 130s in the late 1990s to #67 in 2010). BUT the name John, which you continue to love and have found unusual in your area, is nationally ranked at #26. So I would argue that Henry's growing recognition shouldn't be worried over. It's a classic, respected name.
Dylan feels a little less classic by comparison; I don't think it's dated yet, but I think it might become so. Conversely, Malcolm (though a classic) feels a little fusty compared to sleeker John and Claire. I think Emmett and Brady fit in all right. And John, Claire, and Bryce make a good set, but I sympathize over it not quite fitting with your last name. What about...
John, Claire, and Miles (nn Milo) - love
John, Claire, and Paul
John, Claire, and Winston (nn Win)
John, Claire, and Robert (nn Rob/Robby, Bob/Bobby, or Bert/Bertie)
John, Claire, and Blake
John, Claire, and Maxwell (nn Max)
John, Claire, and Alan
John, Claire, and Wesley (nn Wes or Lee)
John, Claire, and Nicholas (nn Nick or Cole)
John, Claire, and Peter
John, Claire, and Spencer
John, Claire, and Reid
John, Claire, and Lewis/Louis
John, Claire, and Philip
John, Claire, and Marshall
John, Claire, and Rhys
John, Claire, and Warren
May 1st, 2012 03:48 PM #5Senior Member
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May 1st, 2012 06:34 PM #7Junior Member
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May 1st, 2012 07:16 PM #9
Hi and congrats on having twins, how lovely!
I feel that Harry is a better fit than Henry if you don't live in the U.S. where they butcher the pronunciation of the name. I like the combo of Harry James, it's very smart.
I think Jeremiah is a great name but again you have the repeat initials of J and a change of style but you may like Jeremy as a middle name.
I like Everett nn of Rhett more than Emmett although he is a good match with Claire but I like the cavalier feel of Everett and I am sure you will love Everett and Claire together.
Instead of Malcolm why not try Lachlan (lock lin) which is very popular in Australia and has the Scottish connection like Malcolm
Patrick is a gorgeous name, could you use it as a middle. I love the combo of Rhys Patrick and it works perfectly with Claire Juliet. Also nice to honour family. I am sure it would be appreciated by Uncle Patrick.
Luke and Claire or my preference of Lucas and Claire are a stunning set too.
Then there is Thomas, how could we forget him I think he would be perfect Thomas Evan and Claire Ellen or Hazel.
Phillip Anthony and Claire Penelope.
Barnaby is fantastic if you like a quirky vintage name, combo of Barnaby Thomas and Claire Hermione.
Mother to Miles and Jacquelyn, and Nanny to five grandchildren