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  1. #1
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    So much pressure...help with boy names?

    We're just a couple weeks away from having our first baby boy and we're have a hard time. here're a few top pics. we'd love to hear what you have to say. the last name is Elmore

    Eli
    Japhy
    Asher
    Dylan
    Jasper
    August
    Miles
    Eldon
    Zander

    Thanks

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    Eli: a handsome name, but Eli Elmore just doesn't work for me.
    Japhy: all I hear is "Daffy."
    Asher: I think Asher Elmore has a nice rhythm to it.
    Dylan: a bit overused; I like Asher better.
    Jasper: LOVE Jasper. So dashing and handsome.
    August: Super. August Elmore is crazy good, almost poetic (August + Elm)
    Miles: Miles Elmore definitely works, it's just not a name I get excited about.
    Eldon: old-man hipster, but just won't work with Elmore
    Zander : um, the name of my insurance company, so it doesn't work for me.

    From your list, my faves would certainly be (in order) August, Jasper, Asher and Miles.

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    Eli- too nicknamey, also doesn't work with Elmore
    Japhy- don't like this at all
    Asher- nice
    Dylan- boring
    Jasper- love
    August- fantastic! August Elmore is beautiful!
    Miles- nice
    Eldon- terrible with Elmore
    Zander- I only like it as a nickname for Alexander

    By far my favorite is August Elmore, that is really, really great!
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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    Eli - too nicknamey for my tastes and is a bit tongue twisty with Elmore.
    Japhy - feels nicknamey again, Japeth Elmore, nn Japhy would be fine, but otherwise, sounds cartoony.
    Asher - Handsome and debonair. Is a bit tough to say with Elmore though.
    Dylan - he's a bit dated but I always think Dylan Thomas, as as such, Dylan's pretty timeless. And sounds great with Elmore!
    Jasper - Now this is spiffy, Jasper Elmore sounds awesome. Creative, artsy, freewheeling, almost. This would hands down be my pick if I were you!
    August - Sounds great with Elmore, feels starchy; I like that. August Elmore would be my second choice, easily. Handsome!
    Miles - Sounds really nice with Elmore and won't date too badly. A lovely, solid choice. (my almost 5 year old girl would have been Miles had she been a boy)
    Eldon - I thoroughly like Eldon, he feels wildly creative to me and I really like him. Just not with Elmore. Maybe in the middle: Miles Eldon Elmore sounds pretty spiffy to me!
    Zander - too nicknamey, by far. Alexander, nn Zander (I prefer Xander, myself) would be far more preferable, especially when he's 40!

    So, my choices would be
    Jasper Elmore
    August Elmore
    Miles Elmore

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    Eli-too matchy with Elmore
    Japhy-don't like
    Asher-okay with Elmore, but somehow makes me think of mashed potatoes!
    Dylan-this is a really cute name, but it has gotten super overdone, at least where I live.
    Jasper-Jasper Elmore-love it!
    August-August Elmore-this sounds really strong. I love this the most!
    Miles-this sounds pretty good with Elmore, but not as good as August and Jasper.
    Eldon-too matchy with Elmore.
    Zander-I would make it Alexander nn Zander. Zander Elmore is pretty good.

    I think that Elmore sounds really powerful and big like an oak tree. It's good to pair it with a first name that sounds playful. Somehow names with a hissy "s" or "sh" sound become very playful to my ear when combined with Elmore:

    August Elmore nn Gus Elmore
    Jasper Elmore
    When I say Miles Elmore, I hear an s sound that is soft like a z, so it isn't quite as playful. Same with Zander. But they are okay with Elmore-not bad.
    Phineas Elmore - He would end up being Finn Elmore. I actually really like the f sound with Elmore!
    Francis nn Frank Elmore - that f sound is working!
    Rufus Elmore
    Silas Elmore
    Simon Elmore
    Austin Elmore (very popular)
    Dallas Elmore -so cute!
    Thomas Elmore
    Linus Elmore
    Magnus Elmore

    You have to try saying these names out loud to see if you like them. I think even the nickname should have an s or f sound. Tom Elmore doesn't sound as fun as Thomas Elmore to me. But it's a matter of preference of course.

    Another thing is since Elmore has two consonant sounds in the middle of the name, I think I prefer a single consonant sound in the middle of the first name. Magnus has the g and n sound in the middle and I think those two sounds might be too much with the l and m sounds in Elmore. I have a two syllable last name with two consonants in the middle so I have thought about this. My last name is Chesney. Not always easy to work with. So August just has one consonant sound in the middle-a hard g. It's a lot easier to say with Elmore. So the name that I put on my list that is too complex in the middle is Magnus. The others are better, I think. Francis works because the n sound runs into the c sound easily and blends. The s in Austin blends well into the t sound. Same with Jasper-it works.

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    I love the name Eli, but it doesn't sound good with your surname.

    The only other names on your list that I really like are Asher and Jasper. I think they flow very well with your surname too. [:

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    My vote would have to be for August Elmorelove, love, love it!
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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    Eli: I prefer Elias, but for me, it doesn't work with Elmore.
    Japhy: I only think of Daffy...
    Asher: I like this with Elmore...
    Dylan: Too trendy for my taste...What about Declan Elmore?
    Jasper: I like this one, too...
    August: I LOVE August Elmore! It's fantastic!
    Miles: Another winner! I like Milo Elmore, too.
    Eldon: Eldon Elmore definitely doesn't work.
    Zander: Too trendy/nicknamey for me, although Alexander Elmore sounds lovely.

    From your list, August and Miles are my favorites. :-) August Miles/Milo Elmore sounds great, as does Miles/Milo August. Best wishes!

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    WOW. Can i just say how much I love you guys. This means so much to us. Great advice.

    We were a bit in love with August and Jasper, but though others wouldn't lie it. August is the clear favorite, but the nickname less than mellifluous. Guidance?

    Also, we were thinking of using august as the middle name. I think that fees up a lot of positional. Any ideas? we're open. Again, thank you! know that all of you played a strong role in our choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by jill
    Eli: I prefer Elias, but for me, it doesn't work with Elmore.
    Japhy: I only think of Daffy...
    Asher: I like this with Elmore...
    Dylan: Too trendy for my taste...What about Declan Elmore?
    Jasper: I like this one, too...
    August: I LOVE August Elmore! It's fantastic!
    Miles: Another winner! I like Milo Elmore, too.
    Eldon: Eldon Elmore definitely doesn't work.
    Zander: Too trendy/nicknamey for me, although Alexander Elmore sounds lovely.

    From your list, August and Miles are my favorites. :-) August Miles/Milo Elmore sounds great, as does Miles/Milo August. Best wishes!

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    Re: So much pressure...help with boy names?

    Jasper Augustus Elmore -wonderful!
    Miles Augustus Elmore -the three syllable middle name is wonderful.
    Miles Alexander Elmore -really lovely! So handsome.
    Jasper August Elmore -this is lovely!
    Miles August Elmore -I really like this.
    Laszlo Augustus Elmore -have you thought of Laszlo? It is a wonderful name!
    You have a fun last name to work with. It is a challenge, but when you find the right first name to go with it, it sounds lovely!

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