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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    I'm not pregnant, but my husband and I have been trying for #2 and I love picking out baby names so I thought I'd just get a head start.

    My 2 year old daughter's name is Whitney Maxine Frost. Whitney because I only know one Whitney and it's a rare name in the small town where I live. Maxine because it was my grandmother's name and (although it contradicts the nameberry authors) I think it has a simple elegance. Frost because she was born in January.

    I would love to get some boy and girl name ideas - a few guidelines...
    - We live in a small town so names can't be too out there at least not first names (I like really unique middle names), but I definately want a unique name that I won't hear on other kids
    - I want all my kids to match the double middle name idea

    Otherwise, I don't have many other ideas... any suggestions would be great!

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    Just off the top of my head that sound good with Whitney

    This leaves the door WIDE open. Can you give us an idea of some names you like as a guideline?

    Here's some off the top of my head to get started though.
    If this is your month you're edd will be in the fall so...

    Kianna Brynn Autumn
    Ember Shea Autumn (nn Emy or Emby)
    Leila Estelle Sage
    Ivy Anneliese ____
    Livia Willow ____(nn Liv)

    Crispen Hayden James
    Broderick Gavin Lief (Brody)
    Jameson Ellis Sage
    Cassian Finley Tripp (get it, fall... tripp, lol.... no? :S)

    I'm feel like I'm just slapping names together and if any of these sound good to you it's by total fluke! lol You'll get some better suited suggestions if you jot down some name/style preferrences or mns you and dh are looking at (:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    Yeah... sorry about the vagueness. A few names we liked:
    Deverie (dev-ree)

    BOYS: (I know these are all pretty popular, but I like how they sound and I can't really think of ones that have the same feel, but aren't as popular)

    Some family names that could be used in name suggestions:
    Helena, Peter, Alvin, Ernest, August, Henry

    Some other middle name ideas:
    Lake (for our love of water), Track (for our love of running), June (my birthmonth), October (my husbands birthmonth)


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    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    I love the previous suggestion of Blythe Helena June! I've tried to get my husband to go along with Blythe but have had no luck. More suggestions..
    Blythe Augusta Lake (instead of August)
    Helena Darbie June

    Henry August Shepherd

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    Blythe Helena June is really pretty! Blythe is on my personal California Desert Names list. I also really like Helena Morgyn Lake although I would spell it Morgan. Leila Estelle Sage-ravishing, I think I could rack my brain all day and not come up with something that pretty! Of course I love the name Peter-my son's name. I really like Peter with August but I am not partial to Kyle or Kai. Of course if you like those names a lot, don't listen to me! My son Peter's middle name is Sebastian. He only has one middle. I also love Henry.
    Peter Augustus Lionel or Peter Augustus Indio (another California desert name). Peter Augustus Garnet.
    Henry Dashiell Jameson, Henry Forest Jameson.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    I like many of the previous suggestions, although the combination with Patrick and Henry might not be the best choice. (Give me liberty or give me death!) Also, you might want to consider that with Morgan being such a popular name, you would essentially be condemning your little Morgyn to a lifetime of "No, with a y." That's bound to get old. And I very much like Ember-- it seems like that would be to your taste with nature choices like Lake, August, Frost, etc. Maybe you should let it grow on you for a bit. :)

  8. #8
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    Jan 2009

    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    Thanks for all the suggestions - I have to say... you guys are good! :)

    A few I loved:

    Blythe Helena June or Blaire Helena June (which is better?)
    Helena Morgyn Lake
    Nola Morgyn Lake (one I put together - what do you think?)

    I loved the Dashiell part in the name Henry Dashiell Jameson - not so sure about the Henry part... I mean, I love it, but I just can't visuallize a possible football/soccer player named Henry - maybe it's just me I don't know.

    Kyle is really starting to grow on me, however, it don't really know a way to update it with really unique middle names...

    Also just throwing this out there - what do you think of Damian? Whitney and Damian?
    I just don't know :{

    still struggling with boys names... any other suggestions - feel free to stray from my list.
    Sorry about all the wordiness...
    Thanks again!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Re: Unique-ish Girls and Boys Names

    I like Blythe better than Blair because it sounds more old-fashioned, like an old vintage name that's coming back in style. Blair sounds more 1970's to me maybe because of the actress Linda Blair. I don't really like Linda Blair so maybe I am biased.
    Whitney is the name of a very tall mountain in California. Have you thought of naming your baby a mountain place name? There's McKinley, Shasta, Denali, and all kinds of other mountains that have interesting names. Maybe there is a favorite mountain near where you live that has a lovely name. Or is there a forest, lake, etc. that you love?

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