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    Basil

    What do you think of the name Basil [BAZ-əl]? Which, if any, of the combos below do you like? Suggestions?

    Basil Orion
    Basil Aurelius
    Basil Octavian
    Basil Constantin
    Basil Ignatius
    Basil Aurelian
    Basil Hadrian
    Basil Octavius
    Basil Archimedes

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    I’ve only heard of the name Basil on pets so to me it’s a pet name. It does seem more feminine so I’d pair it with a masculine name. I could see some teasing tho so maybe just keep it as a GP or a middle.

    I like Basil Constantine and Basil Octavius.
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    I've never met a Basil and it gives me an old British man vibe (which isn't a bad thing!). I agree with the previous poster that since Basil has a softer sound that the middle should have a stronger sound to balance it. My favorite pairings are Basil Constantin and Basil Octavius.

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    I love the name Basil. Like, a lot. I actually don't see it as particularly soft (especially with the "British" pronunciation) but I do love Basil Ignatius and Basil Octavius. I'd LOVE to meet someone with this name!
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    Benjamin Atlas | Theodore Flynn | Jasper Penrose | Elio Rafael | Percival Colin | Gus Leander | Basil Alejandro | Felix Peregrine | Philip Salinger | Emmanuel Birch | Remy Ignatius | Edmund Bastien

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    Thanks, everyone!

    I'm still looking for opinions but I'm wondering: How do you pronounce Basil?

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    In America it's pronounced Bay-zil and in Britain (please correct me in I'm wrong) it's pronounced Bah-sil.
    Last edited by emmalou23; July 26th, 2019 at 01:12 AM.
    Emma Louise - future zookeeper, current namenerd

    Cassius Mercury "Cash" . Ianthe Venus "Thea" . Augustine Earth "Gus" . Caspian Mars "Cap" . Elias Jupiter "Jem" . Alexandria Saturn "Alex" . Ezekiel Uranus "Zeke" . Koa Neptune "Kip"

    Human to dogs Carmel, Rainier Paxton, Ryder James, and Jay Gatsby "Gatz", and kitten Phinneas McDougal

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    I really like Basil Orion.

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    Basil Aurelien is really handsome!

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    I like the name Basil. My favorite combo you listed was Basil Hadrian. I am from America and have always pronounced the name as "Baz-il" (short a sound) and the herb basil as "bay-zil" (long a sound). It's not a super common name by me... I just remember reading it in something as a kid and my mom told me how to correctly pronounce the name. I'm not sure how other Americans say it as I don't personally know any Basils. All that to say it's a nice name!

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    Basil Aurelius is great!!
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