What Name Theme Would You Choose?
Okay, we know you might not really choose to theme all your children’s names.
But if you had to choose a name theme, which one would you choose?
Would you give all your children names that start with the same letter, like one friend of ours, whose four children’s names all start with Z?
Or maybe you’d cultivate a family of sisters who all charmingly have flower names: Azalea, Magnolia, Lotus. Or perhaps you’d pick color names as your theme, or Irish names, or mythological names, or royal names, or circus-themed names — Barnum, Bailey, and Ring?
For fun, or maybe for reals, tell us which family theme name you’d pick, and which names in that theme you’d be most likely to use!
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on June 10th, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Hmmm, probably Nature, Virtue, Mythology or alliteration/assonance.
on June 10th, 2014 at 10:55 pm
Boys names for girls all starting with D. Dylan, Declan, Devin, Daryl, Drew
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:06 pm
Lately I’ve been fond of using a combination of literary and religious places of paradise as a theme– Eden, Elysia, Arden, Avalon, Anwen, Jannah.
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Nature, Gentleman& Ladies (with names taken mostly from Jane Austen novels), or Greek!
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:13 pm
1) M names for girls (Marilla. Mamie, Marjorie. Marina, Magdalen, Marigold, Morwenna, Muriel, Marguerite, Madeira, Majorca, Meg, etc.)
2) C names for boys (Chester, Clyde, Charles, Cornelius, Concord, Cordovan, Clement, Clifford, Currier, etc.)
3) D names for boys (Davenport, Dresden, Douglas, Dane, Dermot, Dibgy, Desmond, Donegal, etc.)
4) R names for boys (Roger, Robert, Royal, Rutherford, Reuben, Roan, Russell, Reginald, etc.)
5) Tree Names for Boys (Alder, Cedar, Birch, Linden, Pine, Spruce, Douglas -fir, Balsam, Oakley)
6) Floral Names for Girls (Meadow, Zinnia, Kerria, Daphne, Lilac, Viola, Peony, Geranium, Begonia, Chrystanthemum, Freesia, Forsythia, etc.)
7) -a ending old-fashioned girls’ names (Cordelia, Geneva, Wilhelmina, Thomasina, Petra, Althea, Araminta, Beulah, Dinah, Jemima, Fenella, etc.)
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:17 pm
Water names, classic names or preppy!
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Book names like Hermione, Thorin, Peregrine and Mathilda. Or Dutch flower names like Madelief, Rozemarijn and Mirthe.
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:53 pm
Literary names– Alice, Lucy, Jane, Leo, Edmund, Gilbert
Beatles songs– Jude, Prudence, Lucy, Rigby
Russian names– Sonia, Vera, Lev, & Fyodor
Elements/opposites– Kai, Ignatius, Leila, Dagny
on June 10th, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Mythology names- Apollo, Calliope, Freya, Loki, Gaia and Isis
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:10 am
Seasons, months, days- Winter, August, June, May, Sunday, January
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:13 am
Oooh I thought of some more! Bohemian, Slavic, Romani and literature/character names 🙂
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:17 am
could never do starting with all the same letter…it would drive me crazy.
Um…Disney names? That would be fun. I mean, you don’t have to pick Mickey, Ariel, Charming, and Aurora. Arthur, Max, Anastasia, Flora, Roger, Flynn, Phillip, and Marie are all Disney names. Not that I’d necessarily use them.
Shakespeare names – right now I love Rosalind (As You Like It) and Antonia (a feminization of Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing). I also love both Viola and Sebastian (Twelfth Night) and Demetrius and Lysander and Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)…well, all the Shakespeare names.
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:38 am
Trees) B: Shea, Cypress, Willow, Oleander; G: Orchid, Azalea, Tamarind, Linden
Herbs/Spices) B: Sage, Thyme, Hyssop; G: Saffron, Clove, Basil
Colors) B: Azure, Russet, Jade, Cordovan; G: Jasper, Phlox, Claret, Linen
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:47 am
Place names, author names, artist names, names with inspirational meanings.
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:47 am
Place names, author names, artist names, names with inspirational meanings.
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:49 am
We’re doing names that end in -er
Mercer, Breaker, Lavender
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:59 am
Vintage names or nicknames as first names
on June 11th, 2014 at 1:53 am
Literary names for sure. Each of my current names could easily be tied to an author or book.
on June 11th, 2014 at 2:38 am
Possibly Outer Space themed Galaxy Nebula and Cosmo!
on June 11th, 2014 at 2:53 am
Probably vintage (Theodore, Emmeline, Matilda, Harriet, Lucas, Emilia, Rupert, Adeline…) or Nature (Cassia, River, Willow, Beck). Or perhaps Greek (Penelope, Phoebe, Calliope, Circe, Thisbe.)
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:16 am
I personally like names with a sort of bohemian style with really positive meanings. Not names that come across too Hippy though.
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:34 am
I’ve been loving a nature set for a while: Saffron, Opal, and Clover. I also love the virtue set of Verity and Mercy, but I’d have to find some more I like.
Lately I’ve been into cowboy names for boys: Boone, Clay, Wade, Autry.
But if I definitely had to pick one to use in real life, I’d probably choose vintage: Theodore, Antonia, Sylvia. I might even be inclined to pair it with an alliterative theme: Theodore Thomas, Antonia Adelaide, Sylvia Susannah.
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:38 am
When I was young I could not understand the letter themed names but now I’m choosing my own all the names I really like start with the letter C!
Clementine and Casper are our first choices this time round but I love Cordelia, Clover, Clara, Cornelius, Cosima,
I’d actually like to use nature names, starting with Clementine but Casper is such a huge favourite I know I couldn’t stick to it!!
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:54 am
Nature name’s – Dahlia – Willow – Larken – Nova – Orion – Aspen- Ember – Raine – Linden – Layton ( Means leek settlement ) I love nature name’s x
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:56 am
I have a thing for 7 letter names. Only 5 of my 32 favourite names have 6 or 8 letters instead of 7 and were only added because I really loved them. I could easily have a 7 letter theme :P. A lot of my favourites have a mythological theme as well, so I’d be okay with that, and there are a few others I wouldn’t mind.
7 letters: Pandora, Evanthe, Caspian, & Phoenix (Hopefully distant future sibset)
Mythological: Pandora, Evanthe, Artemus, & Phoenix (So sad Caspian had to go :()
Bonus mythological: Olympia, Alcyone, Morgana, Thessaly, Cypress, Evander, Arthur
Beginning with P: Pandora, Phaedra, Phoenix, & Ptolemy
Beginning with A: Alcyone, Arietta, Arabella, Artemus, & August
Words: Saffron, Skylark, Indigo (b), August, & Bravery (b)
Literary (including authors :P): Caspian, Phoenix, Ephraim, Saffron, Beatrix & Arabella
on June 11th, 2014 at 4:18 am
Irish names: Fiona, Maeve, Roisin; Declan, Liam, Ronan
Royal names: Alexandra, Catherine, Elizabeth; Henry, James, William
on June 11th, 2014 at 5:13 am
So far we have gone with word names for our children – Archer (bow and arrow shooter) & Era (a period of time). We are trying to decide whether to continue this theme with any future children, which we plan to have. We might branch out a bit into nature names and virtue names, which are still words.
on June 11th, 2014 at 5:35 am
So many names that I love start with A, that If I were the alliterative type, I could easily create an entire sib set of “A’s:” Aurelia, Amity, Angus, Adam, Adelaide, Adeline, April, Ansel, Augustus, Alondra…
If I got to pick on my own, without my husband’s input, I would create a family of what I call “vintage industrial age nerds:” Milton, Kirby, Vernon, Harvey, Walter, Hiram, Minerva, Mildred, Vera, Thelma, Trudy, Irene
on June 11th, 2014 at 5:36 am
We have used L names for both our daughters that have nature meanings (Laura and Lillian) while for our son we used an R name that my husband calls classical (Robert)
on June 11th, 2014 at 6:11 am
There high chance I choose mythology names. For real. Like Melody Elysia or Leon Percival or Belle Seraphina and Tristan Gilbert…
on June 11th, 2014 at 6:36 am
* Melody Elysia AND Leon Percival. A typo.
on June 11th, 2014 at 7:40 am
My husband and I have sort of decided to have a German theme for our children. We already have Konrad Wolfgang and top-runners for future children are Wilhelmina or Louisa and Hugo or Kai. Some are obviously German and some are not as obvious. But he’s so set on it that if I suggest a name that’s NOT of German descent he writes it off automatically.
on June 11th, 2014 at 7:48 am
I really love virtue names (Mercy, Valor, Verity, Prudence, Temperance, Justus), though I fear I’d run out of names for boys.
I also am really liking names with multiple possible nicknames (Elizabeth… I can’t decide between Elsa, Ellie, Liz(zie), Margaret… Maggie? Greta? Gretchen? Maisie?, I can’t think of any for boys off the top of my head, except Christopher, which I’d prefer Kit for)
And names that aren’t heard much anymore but have a vintage quality or commonality to it, like Louise, Allegra, Gertrude (because I adore Trudy as nickname but hate Trudy as a first name), Colleen, Harriet.
on June 11th, 2014 at 8:02 am
In highschool I remember I had planned to have all angel themed names I had picked Heaven-Leigh for a girl and Gabriel and Rafael for boys. How bad is that! Even worse I actually think I got this idea from a VC Andrews book.
on June 11th, 2014 at 8:15 am
Maybe A Song of Ice and Fire-themed names, or Hetalia-themed names.
Names I’d use:
ASoIaF: Oberyn, Doran, Arya, Khaleesi, Daenerys, Elia, Bran(don), Samwell, Rhaenys, Stannis, Renly, Myrcella, Alysanne, Missandei, Catelyn, Jon, Rickon, Jamie, Sansa, Petyr
Hetalia: Alfred, Arthur, Ivan, Francois, Antonio, Feliks, Feliciano, Elizabeta, Peter, Toris, Eduard, Raivis, Natalia, Matthew, Gilbert
on June 11th, 2014 at 8:26 am
All of my kids have Scandinavian first names and artist middle names. It makes it fun for my kids to learn about the artist they are named after…Monet, Sisley, Cezanne
on June 11th, 2014 at 8:42 am
A southern charm/country vibe for my husband and I. For example, our little ladies: Vivian, Caroline, Nola, Ruby, and Maybelle. For our little gents: Rhett, Wyatt, Sawyer, Boone, Vince, Forrest, Ford, etc.
on June 11th, 2014 at 8:47 am
Hmm… I would have to go with vintage names.
Girls- Amelia, Charlotte, Alice, Sophia, Eleanor, Cordelia, Lucy, Nora, Violet, Stella.
Boys- Theodore, Arthur, Frederick, Charles, Henry, Franklin, William, James, Otis.
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:16 am
I love themed sibsets, which does not mean I’d actually use a theme myself. Here’s what I came up with:
1) Nature names: Sage, Yasmine, Jade, Flora, Rosemary – my favourites. Other: Margaret, Ivy, Rose, Lavender, Posy, Fern, Hazel, Linnea, Opal etc.
2) Place names: Logan (b), Milton, & Florence.
3) Virtue names: Temperance, Prudence and Mercy.
4) 4-letter names: Aria, Leah, Fern, Zara, Lana, Nina, Gina, Lisa, Mark, Rory, Noel, John, Adam… etc etc.
5) Long, vintage girls names: Bernadette, Marguerite, Elisabette, Annabelle…
6) Nordic names: Linnea, Taran, Silje, Ingela, Elsa or Ilse, Tova, Dina, Belinda, Edna, Benedikte, Christel, Sunniva, Jon, Magnus, Arne, Angus, Dag, Mikael…. etc etc.
7) Literary names such as Jane, Harry, Eliza, Lydia, Bernard, Kitty, Edmund, John, Frederick, Keats, Heathcliff, Maryanne, Edward, Fanny, Beatrice, Lily, Ginny, Lena, Christiana, Tengel, Elisa, Branja, Vinga, Tiril…. etc.
8) Musical names: Aria, Celeste, Harmony, Melody & Reed.
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:45 am
Maybe if I had boys and had to pick a theme, I’d pick names of popes, like a family in a story I’m writing, where the brothers’ names are Benedict, Victor and Clement. Or I’d pick names beginning with A, like Asa, August, Archer, Alice, and Anouk. I also adore nature names and would definitely call my children names like Pearl, Rowan,Teal, Posy, Poppy, etc.
on June 11th, 2014 at 10:38 am
I’m horribly boring but I’d go with Biblical names. Most of my favorite names are Biblical anyway, although I like more boys’ Biblical names than girls’ . There’s still lots to choose from though–Mary, James, David, Thomas, Samuel, Eli, Nathan, Rebecca, Ruth, etc.
Or possibly Greek or Greek-derived names–Theodore, Stephen, Daphne, Athena, Amaryllis, Eulalia, Hector, etc.
on June 11th, 2014 at 10:48 am
1) Greek mythological names: Paris and Apollo + Daphne and Hermione
2) Oscar Wilde names: Ernest and Vivian + Sibyl and Gwendolen
on June 11th, 2014 at 11:13 am
I’m quite fond of subtle name themes ^^
1 | Short, all Nordic names : Liva + Eira + Svala / Amund + Iver + Olai
2 | For girls, floral Norwegian : Vivendel + Iselilja + Soleia
3 | For boys, tree names : Elm + Cedar + Birch
4 | Virtue names : Honour + Amity + Mercy / Prosper + Valour + Boone
5 | Wild botanical : Briar + Nettle + Juniper / Bramble + Hawthorn + Moss
6 | Elaborate, mythical : Persephone + Morgause + Isolde / Endymion + Oberon + Osiris
7 | For boys, elaborate, S/Z in the middle : Lazarus + Iskandar + Alasdair + Ambrose + Isidor + Balthasar + Casimir + Eleazar
8 | For girls, elaborate, V in the middle : Ludivine + Everild + Annevieve + Lilivere + Olivine
9 | Ends with O : Vieno + Hero + Mirèio / Ianto + Falco + Laszlo
10 | Compound word names : Pennyroyal + Meadowlark + Snowdrop + Wildrose + Nightingale / Foxglove + Snapdragon + Sundance + Lionheart + Makepeace
I wouldn’t use all of these, but 1 and 7/8 are probable (I would pick either Ludivine or Olivine though). I would love to use 4, 5 or 6 as a theme for middle names 🙂
2, 9 and 10 are a bit much to be honest, although it’s not necessarily the theme that’s over the top, rather the names themselves
on June 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am
I’m not generally into themes, I think they are fun as long as they are not too obvious, like starting with the same letter but I don’t want to limit myself when I choose names and my favorite names change a bit over time so with the spacing between the kids I tend to prefer slightly different names.
If I were to do a theme though I’d pick a nature theme, I love flower names for girls: Rose, Lily, Violet, Iris, Hazel and also: Juniper, Willow, Ivy, Laurel, Holly and for boys it’s harder but I like: River, Phoenix. Lake of boy names and lack of excitement over the boy names is why I wouldn’t really do a nature theme.
Or a Shakespeare theme, which again is harder for boys: Amelia, Ariel, Beatrice, Cordelia, Emilia, Helena, Olivia, Iris, Juliet, Rosaline, Silvia, Viola, Adrian, Benedict, Laurence, Edgar, Oliver, Sebastian, Frederick, Toby.
I also really like the idea of a space theme: Andromeda, Apollo, Cassiopeia, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Leo, Perseus, Orion, Phoenix, Lyra
on June 11th, 2014 at 11:56 am
All Greek names!
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Irish history/mythology names!
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Irish history/mythology names!
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Didn’t mean to post that twice. Oops.
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:27 pm
I would do Literary first names and Nature middle names:
William (His Dark Materials) Briar
Gilbert (Anne of Green Gables) Oleander
Westley (Princess Bride) Sage
Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia) Basil
Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) Lark
Claire (Time Traveler’s Wife) Rose
Genevra (Harry Potter) Wren
Vivian (Idylls of the King) Willow
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:55 pm
For girls, spices: Saffron, Ginger, Sage, Rosemary, maybe Cassia.
Nothing in particular comes to mind for boys.
on June 11th, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Irish (although many that I love don’t translate well where I live), Royal, or Old-Fashioned/Clunky.
on June 11th, 2014 at 1:09 pm
I’d probably use Greek mythology names (top boy picks: Hector, Odysseus, Apollo, and Lysander) or names beginning with “L” (top picks: Leo, Lysander, Linnea, Lucy).
on June 11th, 2014 at 1:24 pm
I have to say, I don’t think I’d use such obvious name theming with my own family nor would I advocate that other people name their babies that way, but so many people have given so many charming examples and such evocative themes that it makes the whole idea more attractive!
on June 11th, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Disney names would be fun… Flynn, Belle, Bianca, Sarafina, Adelaide.
on June 11th, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Nature Names such as Delta, Fawn, Rose | Grove, Hart, Bay
Shakespearean Names for Girls such as Portia, Rosaline, Ophelia
on June 11th, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Definitely saint’s names/birthplaces of saints, or any name associated with the Blessed Mother (Lux, Reina, Miriam, Stella, Maris, ad infinitum) That way I have a lot to work with, and all my kids would have meaningful names. I love my theme!
on June 11th, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Religious names. Like from the bible or variants of names from the bible. I’d consider Isabel as it is a variant of Elizabeth.
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Hmmm… the possibilities. There are several different themes that I could do.
1) Gemstone names – I think that having children named, say Gemma and Jasper would be pretty neat.
2) Names from literature – Oh, how I adore reading, so I can think of many, many names that are from literature that I would love to use. A boy/girl sibset that I like would be Matilda (from Matilda) and Edmund (from The Chronicles of Narnia), or even using Jane Austen literature names. She has some really great choices! : )
3) Biblical names that aren’t as popular – names like Jubilee and Lazarus are the names that I think would be neat to use for a child.
4) Shakespeare Names – Shakespeare sure knew how to name some characters. I can picture a sibset of Rosalind and Lysander.
5) Nature inspired names – Iris, Daphne, and Rose would be pretty together.
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:34 pm
Mythological firsts with a nature middle, e.g:
on June 11th, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Mythological firsts with a nature middle, e.g:
on June 11th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
We chose biblical first names for our sons, and family names for middles. They are:
Asher David, Boaz Arthur, Simon Frederick, Jethro Noah and Ephraim Isaac.
If we ever have any girls, which I’m beginning to seriously doubt, I have a list of saints’ names that I love. Some of my favorites are: Apollonia, Anastasia, Casilda, Calliope, Everild, Florentina, Lucretia, Perpetua, Susanna, Theodosia, Veronika and Zenobia.
on June 11th, 2014 at 6:49 pm
Gemstone names: Jasper, Peridot, Sapphire, Topaz (boys) Almandine, Amber, Amethyst, Chalcedony, Garnet, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Serpentine (girls)
Nature names (excluding animals): Blizzard, Ember, Indigo, Sage, Shade, Snow, -yes, on a boy- Sorrel (boys) Clover, Frostine, Holly, Lavender, Lilac, Maple, Primrose “Posy”, Rose, Saffron, Twila
Animal names: Badger, Crane, Cricket, Falcon, Fox, Jackal, Raven, Sparrow, Wolf (boys) Bunny, Fawn, Kitty, Vixen (girls)
on June 11th, 2014 at 7:34 pm
This is so hard! Either I names, A names, Literary, Classic, or Vintage Lite. Or Greek names!
on June 11th, 2014 at 8:07 pm
I like a lot of names from books, so I will go with that!
Names I would use:
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:01 pm
My children are all beatles babies…my son is Jude, twin daughters Lucy and Skye, and baby number four will be Ruby or Penny 🙂
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:23 pm
I would use old-lady/man names. All my favorite names are vintage names!
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:29 pm
Probably nature, vintage or literary.
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:36 pm
Literary Names – Eloise/Emma, Matilda/Madeline, Lucy, Felicity [All on my list.]
Greek Names – Lorelei [My #1], Persephone
Occupation Names – Sawyer is in my top three for boys.
on June 12th, 2014 at 12:05 am
Omg so many wonderful themes! I’d have to say for girls, I love a lot of l name, and literary names, but if I had to choose an actual “theme” it’d be nature/word. Ex: Linnea, Lavender, Lark (L names and nature/word haha!), Indigo, Snow, Winter, Chrysanthemum, etc. For boys the only real theme, I could pinpoint is based off a list on here, the cowboy hipster names. Ex: Otis, Boone, Forrest, Blaze, Griffin, Rafe, etc.
on June 12th, 2014 at 1:49 am
For some reason I am very into Holiday names right now. I don’t think I would ever actually use the theme, but its a fun idea!
Holiday nn Holly
Noelle nn Ellie
Halloween nn Halle
Mayflower nn May (Thanksgiving)
Eve (Christmas Eve or New Years Eve)
on June 12th, 2014 at 3:37 am
I probably wouldn’t chose a theme but if I had too, I’d likely do nature or mythology themed names.
on June 12th, 2014 at 7:55 am
The only ones I’ve seriously considered are flowers, virtues, and colors….
on June 12th, 2014 at 7:56 am
Place names (Aspen, India, Denver, Adelaide)
Tree names (Laurel, Aspen, Willow)
But I will probably never use a theme.
on June 12th, 2014 at 9:27 am
Sci-fi/fantasy-inspired names for firsts and family-related for middles.
Ansel “Han” Theodoric
on June 12th, 2014 at 9:45 am
If i dove into my guilt pleasures i would say i would pick the sib set: Girls: Meadow, Lark , Wren, Willow Boys: Reed & Sage
on June 12th, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Names from my favourite childhood books, movies and shows!
Max (where the wild things are)
Conrad (the cat in the hat)
Charlie (charlie and the chocolate factory)
Lilo (Lilo and Stitch)
Raven (That’s so Raven)
Robin (Robin Hood)
Meg (Disney’s Hercules)
Copper (The Fox and the hound)
Shanti (The Jungle Book)
Kim (Kim Possible)
on June 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am
all my favourite names could be linked to literature: Leo (Leo Valdez – Heroes of Olympus), Hugo (Hugo Weasley – Harry Potter), Rory (poet Rory Brennan), Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web), Cordelia (King Lear), Caspian (Prince Caspian – Chronicles of Narnia), Rose (Rose Weasley – Harry Potter), Luke (Luke Castellan – Percy Jackson), Samuel (Sam Temple – Gone series), Noah (BZRK)
on June 13th, 2014 at 10:59 am
I wouldn’t say it’s a theme so much as I gravitate towards floral names, Shakespearean heroine names and names from literature and mythology.
If I had to choose one, all my girls would have names from/inspired by Shakespeare:
on June 13th, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Our “theme” we are planning, or at least my husband is planning is having alphabetical ordered middle names, his starts with A, mine with B so our children will have middles starting with C, D and E.. In order of birth. Sort of silly, but cute as well.
As far as themed sibsets I like-
Nature- Zinnia, River, Jewel
Shakespearean- Bianca, Cordelia, Oberon & Lysander
Harry Potter- Cedric, Alastor, Hermione, Ginevra, Rowena
Jane Eyre- Jane, Eliza, Alice, Helen
on June 13th, 2014 at 4:23 pm
Themes I often ponder over are…
Nature ~ Rosalie, Violet & Lillian
Classics ~ Henry, Oliver & James
Shakespearean ~ Cordelia, Eleanor & Juliet (King Lear, King John, and Romeo & Juliet)
Southern ~ Caroline, Rowan & Scarlett
Biblical ~ Levi, Jonah & Ezra
on June 13th, 2014 at 10:50 pm
I would go with names from a place of significance or nature themed.
on June 15th, 2014 at 8:58 am
Im not a huge fan of themes… But a few I could handle
1. Names containing the letter Z (Zelda, Ezra, Zara, Ezekiel)
2. Nature names for girls (Magnolia, Petunia, Poppy, Sage)
3. Longer names with short nicknames for boys (Theodore, Archibald, Sebastian, Malachi)
4. Vintage names (Caroline, Beatrice, Oscar, Calvin)
5. Uncommon, but not strange names (Octavia, Miranda, Greta, Clyde)
6. Unisex names (Clancy, Jude, Reed, Finn)
7. Television/Book names (Clarke, Castiel, Dexter, Spencer, Dresden, Pressia, Marcus, Sookie)
on June 15th, 2014 at 9:59 am
Vintage middles with newer sounding firsts-
on June 16th, 2014 at 5:39 am
Astrological based names:
Or names from song titles:
-Arabella (Arctic Monkeys)
-Cecilia (Simon and Garfunkle)
-Iris (GooGoo Dolls)
on June 16th, 2014 at 9:19 am
Mythology Loki Persephone , ancient history Ramses Nefertari, or after stars Sirius Draco ….. Honestly mythology ancient history and stars are 90% of my lists
on June 16th, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Ooh, definitely place names. Absolutely crushing on them right now. I just adore them, so in an ideal world I would totally rock a sibset like this:
on June 18th, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Biblical names: Judah, Levi, Nathaniel, Noah, Joseph, Caleb, Elisha, Levi for boys; Rebekah, Hannah, Philippa, Ruth, Leah, Abigail, Anna, Chloe, Hadassah, Sarai, Susanna/Shoshona for girls.
Or literary names. Oliver, Atticus, Dorian, Nathaniel, Darcy, Virgil, Avery, Ethan, Nathan, or Milo for boys; Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, Anais, Scarlett, Antonia, Marlowe, Josephine for girls.
I could also do place names or nature names.
on June 22nd, 2014 at 1:19 pm
German first names with Indian/ Hindu middle names
Conrad Vyas ( my DS)
My DGM was German and my DH is from India 🙂
on June 22nd, 2014 at 4:14 pm
All A names:
on June 22nd, 2014 at 4:15 pm
All A names:
on June 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 pm
Normally I’d say nature names, as I love too many. But I just considered a little color sibset, Indigo, Lavender, and Gray. Or maybe even Sorrel, Emerald, and Rowan, or something similar.
on August 22nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm
My son’s middle name is a family name, and it is spanish. I’m choosing to use family names, and spanish/latin names in origin for my future children. .
The future siblings for Eli Joaquin: the second name is my grandfather’s name.
Clara Nerys – First name is a family name on husbands paternal grandmother side, and second is one I just love, I’ll probably call her by the whole name.
Calvin Jose – first name is on husbands paternal grandfather’s side, and second is my maternal grandmother’s side. Works perfectly with my son’s name.
on August 22nd, 2014 at 3:19 pm
Looking through the comments: I like the Holiday theme, but more inspired by Holiday’s
Noelle/Noel – This is what I would personally give as a middle name for a boy and a first name for a girl who was born on or around the Holiday season
Chris/Christa (for Christmas) – I know a woman whose name is Chrisma for Christmas, as she was born Christmas Eve (very unique, and yes an invented name, but it’s cool invented name in my opinion) but if you don’t want to invent a name, Chris or Christa would make very good names for babies born on Christmas.
Maccabeus – nn Mac
Dreydan – like the driedal
Valentine – a name not associated with Christmas, but is a holiday
Hall – from Halloween, it is a simple, serious name. Great as a middle but I think it would work great as a first paired with a longer name.
Okay so If I wasn’t doing Latin/family names for my children. I’d really be doing Bible/Greek/ names:
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