Need ideas! Help grow my list!

My daughter Elinora Katherine is a tot, and we are now looking for a name for #2. Help us, please! All the names that currenlty stick out to me are ones that look and sound like my current child's because she's perfect :) I can't really do Elinora and Eliza or Elijah or Elsa, alas!

We like:

Ophelia

Magdalen/Magdalena

Evangeline

Ulysses (too crazy?)

Arthur

Frederick

 

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October 23, 2017 11:51 AM

I like Evangeline and Arthur from your list. For myself personally, I think Ulysses is a little too out there for my taste. The others are just not my style for various reasons. 

I will throw in some suggestions for you:

Zelda

Ianthe

Millicent

Maxine 

Imogen 

Corrine/Corrina

Therese

Clyde

Russell

Leo

Benedict

Augustus (has the same kind of historical background/feel as Ulysses but is a little more up to date IMO)

Julian 

 

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October 23, 2017 3:59 PM

thank you! I have a love/uncertainty for Ulysses, that I think is mostly due to appreciation for vowels. I totally see Augustus as a name with a similar feel but a bit more real-world usefulness.

I also really like Theresa & Leo :)

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October 23, 2017 1:53 PM

I probably wouldnt do another E name.  I love Magdalena,  sorry I dont like Ophelia

Frederick and Arthur are ok

 

others

Arabella

Carolina

Juliette

Genevieve

Helena

Josephine

Lillian

Marguerite

Lucinda

Theodore Robert Thomas Stewart Felix Hugo Charles Walterd Calvin  Victor Vincent Rupert Lawrence Lenard  Lionel  Patrick Hugh

Albert Alfred James Jesse John Jonathan Benjamin Julian Malcolm Martin Rufus Stephen David Duncan Clarence Leopold Harold

Wallace Philip Alastair Sebastian Hugh Donald Franklin Francis Stanley Graham Jacob Joseph Milton Ronald Randall  Lance Gordon

Douglas Desmond Angus Fergus Bernard Lincoln

 

 

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October 23, 2017 4:05 PM

thanks for the suggestions, and the Magdalena love- it's been on my list the longest 

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October 23, 2017 3:36 PM

Eleanora was a top contender for both of our pregnancies, and it looks like we have some overlap in taste. We ended up with Juliet and Pippa. Other favorites were Verity, Coraline, Imogen, and Clara. Arthur was on our boy list, along with Theodore, Simon, Walter, and August.

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October 23, 2017 4:11 PM

We do seem to have similar picks- I'm def adding these to my list! Theodore is great; so much potential!

My husband & I went with the "i" variant of Elinora b/c it was easier for him to spell, and I love Jane Austen's Elinor. 

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October 30, 2017 11:08 AM

I love Ophelia.  I feel it is the underused Olivia.  It fits right in with Sophia/Sofia.

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November 22, 2017 9:46 PM

There is...

Tate (boy or girl)

Amoree - means love (girl)

Adlyn - unique twist on Adyn (girl)

Adyn - popular but special spelling of Aiden or Aidan (Boy)

Caslin - unique twist of Catlyn or Caitlyn (girl)

Aspen (boy or girl but i would choose Boy because it kind of has a raspy tone to it)

Gaton - actor on Stranger Things and it’s just the cutest little name for a boy

 

 

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December 25, 2017 12:17 AM

Genevieve

Athena

Jocelyn

Calliope

Roslyn/Rosalind

Juliet

Cordelia

Katrina

Briony

Francesca

Magnolia

Martina

Bianca

 

 

Evander

Raphael

Sebastian

Alexander

Julian/Julius

Lawrence

Apollo

Dante

Gabriel

Nathaniel

Francis

Zachariah

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February 7, 2018 9:13 PM

I love Ophelia, but I think it has really spiked in popularity from the Lumineers song! Have you thought about Octavia or Odelia? I also like Rosalind (from Romeo and Juliet). My absolute favorite girl name has to be Agnatha or (derivative of Agafia).

As for boys names I actually really like Ulysses, and I think there's a lot to be said for having the same name as a president!

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February 14, 2018 11:59 AM

Late to the game, but I know a baby named Odessa Jean--seems like Odessa fits your list! 

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February 19, 2018 4:58 PM

I love the name Ophelia! Evangeline is nice and you have the opportunity to use Evie or Evan as a nickname. Arthur also has Artie and Art. Frederick has Freddie, Fred, and Rick. Ulysses is unusual, but I think it is due for a comeback and it's probably not too crazy - at least it's familiar to everyone!

GIRLS: Adelaide, Sylvie/Sylvia, Cressida, Josephine, Perdita, Theodora, Vera, Dulcie, Penelope, Octavia, Lina, Theresa, Willow, Evadne, Florence/Flora, Irena, Viola/Violet/Violetta, Amelia, Melody, Alethea, Adeline, Cora, Everly, Delilah, Vivienne/Vivian, Wilhelmina/Willa, Aurelia, Piper, Aurea, Emmeline, Aurora, Delphine, Angelica, Evelina, Rosaline, Alexandria, Valentina, Marceline, Tabitha, Seraphina, Winifred, Beatrix/Beatrice, Thalia, Ottilie, Oriana, Sylvia, Odessa, Helena, Marguerite/Margarita, Felicity, Genevieve, Evangelina/Evangelia, Henrietta, Sabina, Clementine, Madeline, Antonia, Mariana, Rosalind, Cordelia, Maialen/Mayalen, Clara, Evelyn, Abigail, Scarlett, Victoria, Phoebe, Celeste, Elizabeth (I don't think it's too close to Elinora, particularly not with the nicknames Betty, Beth, Liza, etc.)

BOYS: Freidrich, Horace, Edmund, Rupert, Hugo, Maxim/Maxmilian, Xavier, Angus, Lysander, Virgil, Theodore, George, Stamford, Octavian, Phineas, Leonard, James, Sebastian, Thomas, Marcel, Fyers, Clarence, Laurence, Atticus, Dominic/Dominick, Tobias, Artair, Maxwell, Benedict, Garton, Oliver, John, Scott, Ewan/Euan, Basil, Barnabas, Huxley, Matthias/Mattias, Wilfred, Asher, Wilbur, Orion, Nathaniel, Robert, Ernest, Hugh, Nicholas, Benjamin, Julian/Julius, Isaiah, Jasper, Ferdinand, Vincent, Micah, Henry, Judah, Edward, Leander, Finn/Finnegan/Fintan/Fionn, Francis, William, Harold, Charles, Augustus, Oscar, Odysseus, Alexander, Walter, Duncan

Here's a great link with a bunch of middle name options for Ophelia (from the 1911 British census!), which you might like as stand-alone names or as middle names: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/1911-census-ophelia.html 

Hope this helps!

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September 24, 2018 6:34 PM

Celia

CamillE

Camilla

Nicole 

Natalia

Lillian 

Lilliana 

Ana 

Helen

Emily

Charity 

Fiona 

Melody 

Vanessa

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October 15, 2018 4:53 PM

Sorry, I'm not sure if you already had the baby yet 

but I've always liked v names

Vivian

Vanessa

Veronica (though it sounds a bit like a mean girls name)

Vicki

Victoria

Verne (I like to use it as a girl's name)

Victor

Vincent

Vince

and I heard a cute boy name 

Everett

16
October 15, 2018 4:54 PM

and if you had the baby yet, what did you name him/her?

 

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February 28, 2019 10:38 AM

Hello everyone, I don't have a baby and not pregnant but in the near future, I will. I want my husband to think about the girl name and I will think about the boy. But he is a gambler and it's just annoying me because of all the housework I do and even fixing some gadgets, I hate it and we always were arguing about this problem. He said that doesn't understand me and I said the same thing. And now we are trying to do all things together, Have a shower together, go to work, go shopping, tidying room, and even playing his games. *I can surely say that I love these games because they just relax me. As for my husband, the name for a boy is David, the name for a girl is Sara. Understand each other is really cool. Have a nice day and don't be afraid to change your minds about some things!!!

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