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September 19, 2018 08:29 AM

I personally do not like alliteration, so I would go for Frederick Robert if it were me. That being said, I think you have to make it work for YOU. It seems like you aren't 100% sold on any ofthem, so do you have any other options? Or any family names here that are more significant to you than the others?

September 3, 2018 12:43 PM
In Response to Taylen Lively?

Hi and welcome! I love your older daughter's name- it is very classy! Congrats on #2.


I have a friend named Taylen (female, late 20's) and have never heard it used anywhere else. Because I have a positive association with it, I do like the name, although it isn't my own personal style. I agree with some people above that Elle Vivian has a strong, feminine feel, whereas Taylen Lively has a different vibe to it all together. I wouldn't necessarily say I think it sounds masculine, but it certainly doesn't have the softness of Elle Vivian. I also think of the actress Blake Lively when I hear Lively, so maybe I'm having trouble getting past that, too?

All of that being said, I really think there is nothing *wrong* with this name at all, and if it the name you really love, you should go for it. If you feel like you're not 100% on it, I'll throw out some names that came to my mind for you:  Kaya, Alana, Mila, Lyla/Lila, Carys.

August 21, 2018 04:08 PM

Full disclosure- I haven't read the above comments, so I may have missed something important about these names and their significance to you. Purley based on my own opinions, I like Parker Bennett. Austin to me is kind-of blah, and I think Sage is very feminine ( I know two girls named Sage). I like Dylan best as a first name, but Dylan Austin is a bit repetitive IMO with the ending sounds. The only thing I don't like about Parker Bennett is that it sounds like two surnames. 

August 16, 2018 10:00 AM
In Response to Too short?

Personally, this would never be something I would notice. I don't ever think about length of names- to me, it is more about style. It would only be weird to me if your other kids were named something COMPLETELY off base from Ian, like Ocean and Rainbow.

August 14, 2018 04:59 PM

The name that immediately popped into my head for you is Conrad for some reason. It doesn't have a lot of nickname options, but I still think it fits your general "style." Or maybe Damon, Desmond, or Roman? I agree that Elias is too close to Isais- that could get very tricky when calling out their names.

For girls, I like all of your suggestions. Are there any that you like more than others? It doesn't seem like you are really enthused about any of them. Maybe try messing with the Name Matchmaker tool to see what comes up when you type in your list to see if there are similar styles that may appeal to you?


August 14, 2018 04:54 PM
In Response to Ambrose?

I actually agree a bit with Suzanne... I think I know a few too many Amber Roses (including the famous one) that this honestly just reads as super feminine to me. I even know a male Ambrose but still don't really find it to be masculine. Just my opinion, though. Like others have said, I don't think there is anything necessarily *wrong* with the name- just not right for me.

August 14, 2018 04:51 PM

Wonderful news! Congrats on your baby girl- she has a beautiful name! :) 

August 6, 2018 01:20 PM
In Response to What do you think?

I see you have a few "nature"-ish types of names (Dawn, Aurora, Haven, Winter). Most of the others I would categorize as being pretty trendy. I am personally not a fan of the last name sounding type of first names (McKinley, Atlee, Anniston), but it really only matters what YOU think. Are there any front-runners for you? Is this list in any type of special order? 

August 6, 2018 01:10 PM
In Response to Complete Our Sibset!

I hand-wrote lists... I still have a bunch of them. I also bought my own baby name books- I think my first was in elementary school! I still have two of those, as well. 

August 1, 2018 12:54 PM

Hey Charlotte/AveGrace/VryVry... It is getting really old.

July 31, 2018 05:18 PM
In Response to Rosabelle

I am in the US, and I have never met anyone named Rosabelle. I can't speak to the naming climate where you are, but to me this sounds like an old, Southern name. 

July 26, 2018 11:42 AM

I can think of plenty of options off the top of my head that would sound good wtih Lily as a mn. Just based on your older daughter's name, I'll throw out a few suggestions. I think, as you'll notice, a longer first name would work well with having such a short middle name. 


Katherine Lily

Caroline Lily

Madeline Lily

Alexandra Lily


Do you have any particular names that you have been thinking about? Any stipulations at all? I think that would greatly help to give more accurate, helpful suggestions.

July 26, 2018 08:26 AM
In Response to Brainstorm for twins

Congrats! I don't know if I have a set top 5... It feels like they are always changing, save for a few that have held on for years. Right now:


Audrey, Maren, Julia, Juliet, Corinne

Malcolm, Elliott, Calvin, Murray... I don't know that I even have a 5th lol.

July 24, 2018 04:51 PM
In Response to Victoria or ..?

I prefer Victoria. For me, Angelina has such a strong association with Angelina Jolie. I suspect, depending on where you are, this may be true for a lot of people where you live. I also really like that Victoria Montgomery sounds like it could be the heroine of a novel- it has a very literary appeal!

July 23, 2018 01:04 PM
In Response to Baby Girl Name Advice

I'm actually going to echo everything said above-- I think you hit it right on. Something else I may add is that you can always go for a nickname that isn't necessarily intuitive. Juniper doesn't have to be June or Junie- she can be really whatever you want her to be (within reason, I guess). Some of the best nicknames come from personality features or things that are noticed after birth that may not be expected, so I would not count out a name just because you don't love the nn options!

July 19, 2018 01:19 PM
In Response to Thoughts on these

Honestly, I love the name Cormac but would avoid it with the mn Jack. Cormac Jack is a bit of a tongue-twister to me.  The rest of the combinations sound fine to me. As a matter of personal preference, I don't really like any of the names but also don't see anything wrong with them. Do you have a favorite or a strong contender? Any names that mean more to you? If you are having trouble deciding, that may be a good way to narrow it down.

July 19, 2018 01:17 PM
In Response to Help me name Baby B

Do you have any favorites or names you are considering? Any stipulations? It is usually helpful to know what you're thinking and narrow it down :) 


July 15, 2018 04:40 PM
In Response to Sasha for a girl

I only know girl Sashas, and I am in the US. I have never met a male Sasha here! You should be just fine. I like the name- it is one that fits that sought-after critera of being familiar but not over-used.


Congrats on baby #2! I like all of these names, so it makes it a bit hard for me to choose... I honestly think that the only name combination I don't like here is Bennett Seamus- it just doesn't flow in the same way that the others do IMO. I think if you really want to get picky and narrow it down to choose one, I will point out that Bennett Clark and Bennett Vaughn both can read as 2 surnames stuck together, whereas Bennett Alexander and Bennett Charles definitely read as a first and middle name to me. 

Do you have a favorite from the list? Any names that are more significant to you than others? I think that could help with your decision, as well.

July 10, 2018 10:24 AM

I think you have a few really good options already. I'll echo many others above and say that Molly seems like a good honor name for Mary and also fits in well with Sadie. I also like Nora and Tessa for you. I also like quite a few of the above suggestions, like Clara. Maybe some other ideas:


Amelia, nn Millie as an alternative to Molly if you aren't 100% sold on it

Eleanor or Ella