This is like the worst case of writer's block

Help! We're expecting our first baby in late November and are SO stumped when it comes to the name.

Our last name is Collins, so it limits somewhat -- like, alas, the name Harper is out because of the book publisher Harper Collins and if we had a boy no Phillip because the baby would be Phil Collins ;).

Like everyone in the world, we want something different and uncommon that isn't totally weird. So far, I haven't even stumbled upon many names that have made it to a maybe list. It could be that I'm seeing good names but am blocked though.

We'd love something that can have a cute nickname but also is a name that will work when she's an adult.

Any suggestions are most appreciated.

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By EVie
September 9, 2013 7:13 PM

Can you give us any examples of names that you like but that don't work for some reason, so we can get a sense of your style? (e.g. too popular, already taken by a friend) Or an example of what is "totally weird" to you? We all have different weirdness thresholds—mine is probably higher than most. And how common is too common for you?

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September 12, 2013 6:07 PM

Amelia

Lillianna

Lucinda

 

Jonah

Damien

Owen

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September 12, 2013 6:31 PM

I second EVie.

Some names though...

Girls...

Adelaide

Adele

Abigail

Beatrice

Beth

Charlotte

Eleanor

Elizabeth

Emmeline

Isabelle

Katherine

Renee

Sarah

For Boys...

Aaron

Alexander

Charles

Edward

George

Henry

James

Louis

Samuel

Oliver

Owen

Thomas

William