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  1. #1
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    Red face Third Baby Ideas

    Hi! Needing input for a third baby due in August (won't know gender until the end of the month). Siblings are Millie (Amelia, but always called Millie) and Walter. We like older, classic names. The only thing I don't love about the names we picked is how popular Amelia is, but I would consider a more popular name if I really love it- especially for a boy, as I don't seem to love most boy names. Our last name is popular Hispanic surname beginning with P and ending with Z.

    Would love feedback on our lists so far!


    Boys:
    - HenryHank” & “Harry” (This is probably our top boy name- husband and I both LOVE the nicknames. Only worried about Henry's popularity, but I like the name itself.)
    - August
    - Graham (I adore this, but husband does not.)
    - George
    - Frank
    - Edward
    - Edmond

    Girls:
    - Alice
    - Elinor
    - Rosalie (nn “Rosie”)
    - Olive
    - Rosemary (nn “Rosie”)
    - Katherine ((nn Kate)
    - Emmeline
    - Marianne
    - Louisa
    - Juliet
    - Margaret (nn “Maggie” & “Meg”)
    - Violet
    - Beatrice (nn “Bea”)

    (Love Mae or Alice for a girl middle name. No idea for boy.)

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    Love Henry*GrahamHank” !

    Graham- its a shame he doesnt care for it because it would be great with your sibset. Would he consider Grant?

    Frank- I prefer Franklin.
    Franklin August "Frank"

    Edmond- i prefer Edwin or Edgar.
    Edwin George or Edgar Tate

    Elinor Mae
    Rosalie*Alice
    Katherine Alice (i prefer nickname Kit)
    Juliet Alice "Etta"
    Margaret*MaeMeg
    Beatrice*Mae(nn “Bea”)

    Millie, Walter, & ________:

    Roland
    Vernon
    Vincent
    Harvey
    Dean
    Reid
    Arthur
    Duncan
    Desmond
    Orson
    Terrence
    Howard "Howie"
    Jethro "Jett"
    Clyde
    Leonard/Leon/Lionel "Leo"
    Albert
    Cecil
    Lyle
    Otis
    Clayton
    Malcom

    Maxine Alice
    Priscilla Mae "Poppy"
    Tabitha Alice
    Ramona "Romy"
    Bernadette/Colette/Odette/Bridget "Etta"
    Estelle Alice "Stella"
    Eloise Mae
    Luella Alice "Lulu"
    Evelyn Alice "Eva"
    Slyvie Mae
    Loralei Alice
    Georgia Mae/Georgette Alice
    Hazel Mae
    Lydia Mae
    Nadine Alice
    Myrna Mae
    Lorna Alice
    Last edited by wilkie8709; March 3rd, 2019 at 10:29 PM.

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    Hello! your children have lovely names! Since I think you're looking mostly for insights, not additional suggestions, I'll reserve comment to only girl names.

    Alice: I would definitely encourage you to use this name in some form. It has the "l" sound you tend to favor, and overall is just beautiful. Short, popular but not top 10, and a striking classic.
    - Elinor: I just can't quite get into this one. Maybe it's the (perfectly fine, just nms) spelling variant that just gets me. I also think it lacks some of the sparkle of Millie, and it might be just a bit too rare.
    - Rosalie (nn "Rosie"): Yes! I really love this! It's very lively, classic, and has the "l" sound. I think the nickname is fantastic, as well. Definitely balances serious and upbeat. While I love both stylistically, I prefer Rosalie to Rosemary for you. It's more classic, and popular without being overused.
    - Olive: This is super sleek and sweet, but I don't think it's a classic.
    - Rosemary (nn “Rosie”): This is a beautiful name, and while it's very vintage and with lots of gravity, I think it's a little too rare at the moment.
    - Katherine ((nn Kate): Yes! I absolutely adore this. It's classic, but far less used than several other alternatives, and I like this spelling. Very elegant, but Kate has a lot of spunk.
    -Emmeline: Once again, I really like this for you. Classic and very, very underused. I think it has a certain sunniness to it, like Amelia, but also the structure of Walter and, of course, the shared "l."
    - Marianne Not a huge fan. To me, this is very dated and not exactly classic. It's associated with one era, and I can't see it on a little girl.
    -Louisa: Oh yes! Louisa has wonderful literary connections and is feminine but not frilly. This is wonderful.
    - Juliet : Once again, I love it because of the vividness and the "l" sound.
    - Margaret (nn “Maggie” & “Meg”): Even without the "l," this remains perfect and might be my favorite for you. Margaret is one of the ultimate vintage classic names, and right in the area of popularity I like best for you. It's just as substantial as Walter, and has lovely nickname options.
    - Violet: Probably my second-favorite. Can't go wrong with this strong, vivd one.
    - Beatrice (nn “Bea”): This one is nms, but I really think it works for you.
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    Hi there.

    Millie and Walter are darling. Here are my thoughts on your lists:

    - HenryHank” & “Harry"-I love Hank! Millie, Walter & Hank are completely perfect. Henry is super popular, but if you call him Hank all the time it shouldn't matter. Harry is kind of cute too. I guess it depends where you are? In the U.S., I could see this being unfamiliar to kids with possible teasing.

    - August-I love it! Especially the nn Gus with your crew. Maybe to knit-pick, it wouldn't flow as well w/a 'z' ending last name.

    - Graham (I adore this, but husband does not.)-It's okay, but I don't love it. Sounds a little bland.

    - George-This is great with your crew. A charming, friendly classic.

    - Frank-I don't mind it. Hank seems fresher, but Frank is okay. I like it better as a nn for Francis.

    - Edward-Not bad. I do love the nn Teddy, but Eddie seems a bit more dated.

    - Edmond-This always sounded clunky to me. I like Edgar & Edwin best.

    Girls:

    - Alice-This is lovely. Smart & feminine. Simple, but not terribly over done. I don't like 'Allie' though, & it may be hard to avoid that occasionally if you don't like it.

    - Elinor-I love it. I prefer Eleanor, but this is another lovely classic. Great nn options too. Nellie is my favorite.

    - Rosalie (nn “Rosie”) -Very sweet.

    - Olive-I love this too, and especially the nn Livy.

    - Rosemary (nn “Rosie”)-I can't get into this one. Mainly because it reminds me of the movie 'Rosemary's Baby'.

    - Katherine ((nn Kate)-Nice, but I really like the 'C' better. Not sure why. Looks more classic. I prefer the nn Kit or Kitty, as you may end up getting 'Katie' a lot. And that just seems dated.

    - Emmeline -Oh, pretty. I like this spelling too. I don't personally care for Emmy.


    - Marianne-I like it, but this spelling makes the pronunciation more complicated. If you're looking for 'Mary-in' I'd do Marian.

    - Louisa-I like this. It's certainly more unique than some of the others, but still very recognizable. Cute on a little girl, but grows up well.

    - Juliet-This is pretty. A little fancier than Millie & Walter, but nice. I don't care for Julie.

    - Margaret (nn “Maggie” & “Meg”)-I don't love Margaret, but I like some of the nns. Maggie & Millie are too cutesy for siblings in my opinion. I like Peggy, and it's more unique too. And Gerty! I also love Maisy, but that's another 'M'.

    - Violet-This is nice. I feel like it's getting popular.

    - Beatrice (nn “Bea”)-That's adorable. The nn Bess is also cute.

    I'm really no help, since I mostly love them all. Maybe ditch the ones that end in 's', since it might not be as good with your ln?

    Hope this helps.

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