Sib for Ivy & Charlie

We have a daughter named Ivy and son named Charlie, both of whos names we love for their simplicity and timeless quality. They both elicit a smile and are not tremendously popular. 

We are expecting a third, unknown whether it's a boy or girl and struggling with names. 

A few that we have considered : 

Girls - Elle, eve, Cleo, Maeve

boys - I like Oscar / nn Ozzie or Oliver / Ollie but my hubby does not. 

Any suggestions are welcome!! 

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April 15, 2017 11:39 AM

I think Eve is the best stylistic match for Ivy and Charlie, but it's too similar-sounding to Ivy.  I like Cleo a lot.

Other ideas:
Maggie, Kate, Phoebe, Ruby, Lucy, Annie, Jane, Zoë, Luna, Laura, Nora, Tess, Alice, Leah, Amy, Sadie, Rose, Betsy, Hazel, Penny

Felix, Jack, Andy, Henry, Benjamin (Ben, Benji), Danny, George (Geordie), Leo, Theo, Ned, Adam, Thomas, Sam, Forrest, Jasper, Archie, Owen, William (Will, Liam), Max, Emmett

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By ehr
April 15, 2017 1:01 PM

The name Andie has always been a favorite of mine. It's a contemporary name based from the classic Andrew/Andy. It follows the "-ee" pattern you have going as well.

Other Ideas:

Theo, Kylie, or Sam/Sammy

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April 15, 2017 3:15 PM

Your comment that those names "elicit a smile" (and they do from me, at least) made me think of some Baby Name Wizard posts on "friendly" names.

http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2006/6/whats-not-to-like

http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2006/6/likeability-revisited

http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2015/3/survey-reveals-friendliest-baby-names

Beth stood out to me as a girl's name that is sweet and seems to go with your style.  Carly does, too, but is definitely too similar to Charlie.

You can also try searching the website for names that are rated as "friendly," although I think that has to be taken with a grain of salt because there are plenty of names that have probably only been rated by a couple of people.  For example, "Pericles" shows up as a friendly name.

That said, some boy's names that stood out to me from that search were Ned, Milo and Jem (for Jem, think of the brother in To Kill a Mockingbird).

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April 17, 2017 2:42 PM

My twin baby boys are Charlie Thomas and Jack Alexander, so obviously I think you have great taste. Here are some other ideas:

Boys: Graham, Malcolm, Milo, Owen, Peter, Sawyer, Theodore

Girls: Chloe, Elise (or Eliza), Lillian, Harper, Josie, Piper, Zoe

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April 17, 2017 4:10 PM

Lucy, Hazel, Violet, Elise, Annie, Kate, Lila, Nora, Lily, Ruby, Daisy, Fern, Rose, Iris, Mila, Jane, Ella, Alice

Henry, Jack, Miles, Eli, Max, Leo, Owen, Sam, Theo, Cole, Tate, Jake, Luke, Milo, Arlo

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April 22, 2017 6:42 AM

I think since you have a y, i sounding endings for the first two,  I'd continue the theme and 2 syllables

 

Audrey, Amy. Abby, Sally, Daisy, Maisy, Milly, Molly, Libby, Lucy, Ruby, Ellie, Evie,Fifi, Bronte, Dafne, Hettie, Lotte, Maggie, Josie, Sadie, Phoebe, Sylvie

Jesse, Jamie, Archie, Alfie, Johnny, Eddie, Billy, Harvey, Finley, Andy, Harry, Joey, Toby, Wesley, Henry