Menu
  
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    261

    No.5 named into a corner?

    We are expecting no.5 (likely to be 5th and final though I think my husband said that last time😊).

    I do like patterns/rules with names and sets of names. I always had a thing for girls names ending in a, hence Alyssa, Francesca and Thea.

    they also all have 2 middle names.

    Our 4th was a boy, a huge surprise and it threw us. We just couldn't agree. After 5 weeks of discussion, and days before needing to register him (we have 6 weeks in the uk) we compromised on Zander Zachary Fox.
    I did not like spelling Xander with a Z. But dh wanted Zachary which I had grown out of. Only thing I liked was the er sound being similar to the ar sound of the girls.

    Fox was something I've loved since Fox Mulder but remarks from my mother made me unsure about it as a first name.

    Several weeks later with his name still not sitting right we started calling him Fox. And that's his name. And yes my mum calls him Fox.


    Sooo now we're into names for number 5. I'm convinced baby is a girl though we won't find out for a few weeks yet. Dh is helping which he usually doesn't do until later.

    Problem now is I want to stick to the pattern but he doesn't like any of the girls names I suggest that end in a (e.g. Aria (now very common anyway) or Raia or Alaia or Etta etcetc)

    Only one we agree on is Beatrix nn. Trixie/Pixie. We live close to the Lake District and Beatrix Potter and that whole area is really special.

    But but it breaks my pattern and that's a bit arghh!

    Only other one I love is Quinn but a one syllable first name seems even more of a break...except we have Fox though officially he is Zander. So Quinn likely as a middle.

    Only boys name we agree on is Oz but not keen on longer versions! Just not sure I can call him Ozias!

    Thanks for reading, I feel a bit stuck!

    Also on my list: Aurelia, Asha, Jetta, Kira, Ilya, Zara, Cora, Caia
    Asher (he hates this!) Zephan, Rowan, Atlas

    He likes

    Anderson, Emerson, Samson (he is Sam), Gabriel.

    I don't mind Gabriel but not keen on Gabe.
    Rebecca Maria

    (Britberry) Mummy to
    * Alyssa * Francesca * Thea * Zander (Fox) *


    Asher ~ Oz ~ Gabriel ~ Quinn ~ Zephan ~ Caspian ~ Kit
    Aria ~ Aurelia ~ Beatrix ~ Arianwen ~ Raia ~ Romona ~ Quinn

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    261
    Other possible considerations the second two have shorter names so I feel it may be unfair to go back to a longer one.

    I like the idea of a 5th/last child having a name beginning with A or B for the positive psychological effect on various things of being at the beginning of the alphabet to counter the last/youngest child complex.
    Rebecca Maria

    (Britberry) Mummy to
    * Alyssa * Francesca * Thea * Zander (Fox) *


    Asher ~ Oz ~ Gabriel ~ Quinn ~ Zephan ~ Caspian ~ Kit
    Aria ~ Aurelia ~ Beatrix ~ Arianwen ~ Raia ~ Romona ~ Quinn

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    176
    Fox doesn’t fit in that well with your daughters anyways so I wouldn’t worry about it too much.
    Maybe you’d like Tricia as a variation on Beatrix?
    I also love names ending in a so I’ll make some more suggestions:
    Bianca (sooo perfect with your other daughters)
    Emilia
    Alena
    Helena
    Arabella
    Thalia
    Amara
    Cordelia
    Axelia

    I think a short name ending in A would be the perfect bridge between your son and daughters.
    How about:
    Anya
    Ada
    Alma/Alba
    Clara/Lara
    Lena/Luna
    Stella
    Maia

    Lmk if you like any of these! There are so many names ending in A, you and your partner are bound to agree on a good one
    Last edited by josslyng; July 22nd, 2019 at 05:09 PM.
    Milo Peter 2015

    Otis Henry is here! 💞

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    1,275
    From your list I like Atlas and Oz! I think they're really cute with Fox... you could use them as a mode (like Zander/Fox), and provide a more "classic" name?

    I also like Zara, Cora and Caia.
    Beatrix is nice as well... maybe Bianca or Bellatrix (nn Bella).

    Ideas:
    Atlas Anderson Oz
    Rowan Rupert Oz
    Asher Anderson Oz
    Cyrus (nn Cy)
    Oslo
    Samuel

    Loretta (nn Etta)
    Cordelia (nn Della)
    Elora
    Ramona (nn Mona)
    Mary | Felicity | Evangeline | Winifred | Elizabeth | Mae | Joan | Alice | Dorothy | Bernadette | Eleanor

    William | Johnny | Hugh | Conrad | Leonard | Ian | Lionel | Barnaby | Isaac | Hugo | Grover | Harvey

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    188
    What about Brenna for a girl? I think Alyssa, Francesca, Thea, and Brenna could be sisters! I was just thinking of B---A names and this one stood out to me.

    There's also

    Belinda
    Brenda
    Breanna
    And plenty more I can't think of.

    And the previous posters offered up some great suggestions! I also like Bianca with your kids.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    261
    Thanks josslyng!

    Love some of those, especially

    Alena
    Amara
    Thalia
    Alba
    Lara
    Maia


    You are completely right, Fox doesn't fit especially well with the girls names, it also annoyed me that it was another F name. But sometimes these things just happen, I got over it and he is definitely Fox.

    Bianca would be a great possibility but unfortunately it's association here in the UK is a 20+ year running soap opera character, and not a very flattering one ha ha!
    Rebecca Maria

    (Britberry) Mummy to
    * Alyssa * Francesca * Thea * Zander (Fox) *


    Asher ~ Oz ~ Gabriel ~ Quinn ~ Zephan ~ Caspian ~ Kit
    Aria ~ Aurelia ~ Beatrix ~ Arianwen ~ Raia ~ Romona ~ Quinn

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    261
    Thanks river dweller!

    Atlas is a possibility and dh doesn't mind it which is a miracle!

    Really like Elora and Ramona but he's not keen *sigh*
    Rebecca Maria

    (Britberry) Mummy to
    * Alyssa * Francesca * Thea * Zander (Fox) *


    Asher ~ Oz ~ Gabriel ~ Quinn ~ Zephan ~ Caspian ~ Kit
    Aria ~ Aurelia ~ Beatrix ~ Arianwen ~ Raia ~ Romona ~ Quinn

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    261
    Thanks kittylitter!

    Brenna is good and would be nice and unusual over here! Though we thought that about Thea 7 years ago and now it's at #53! 😒
    Rebecca Maria

    (Britberry) Mummy to
    * Alyssa * Francesca * Thea * Zander (Fox) *


    Asher ~ Oz ~ Gabriel ~ Quinn ~ Zephan ~ Caspian ~ Kit
    Aria ~ Aurelia ~ Beatrix ~ Arianwen ~ Raia ~ Romona ~ Quinn

  9. #9
    For girls:
    Allegra
    Astraea
    Aviva
    Azaria
    Calla
    Clara
    Isla
    Ophelia
    Savannah
    Selah
    Yara
    Zola

    I'm honestly at a loss for boy's names though

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    400
    Quinna, , Cora, ,Breanna, ,Mishayla, ,Ursa, ,
    Zavier, ,Ryker, ,Ryder, ,Vance, ,Tanner, ,Joziah, ,Cruze, ,Carter, ,Ozyrus, , Lex, , Axel, , Jax, , Vin, ,

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •