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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.
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 :)
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.
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
Firstly, I like most of your current list and think they would all work well with Nolan. I do wonder if you meant to type Kylen or Kyle, though. Kylen is definitely a very made-up name IMO, but I think Kyle fits well with the rest of your list. I also think James works well as a middle name for each, with the exception of Henry- only because of the author Henry James (tbh a LOT of people would probably never even recognize this or care, but I do).
What do YOU feel like are your front-runners? Any names that you both feel are at the top or bottom of your list? How are you discussing and deciding on names?
I like both, but if it were *my* choice, I would go with Reid. I don't think there is anything wrong with either name, so I'll get picky and tell you why I prefer Reid. Jackson is SUCH a popualr name in my area- I don't know about where you live, but I know a ton of little Jacksons running around, most of whom are called Jack. Quite frankly I am tired of hearing it, even though I do like the name Jack and find it is a very strong name. I also think Jack has a lot more potential for bad nicknames (you can let your imagination take over here).
I would not let the "meaning" (some of these meanings you find online are not accurate) deter you from using a name if you really love it. I can guarantee you no one will think about that at all. I have also never known a female Reid. It is very masculine in my opinion.
I will agree with much of what has been said above... I would not personally use the name, but I think in today's naming climate, she would not be looked at as having an unusual name. In fact, there is a pretty popular Instagrammer (with 131k followers) that just named her daughter Primrose El0wen- very close to Primrose and Elora. I have heard a LOT of "Rose" names lately- most of them in the middle name slot, but nonetheless there- so I think Primrose may even be an up-and-coming name.
Firstly, congrats- I love your daughter's name and all of your contenders. Are there any front-runners or are these names you have considered but aren't in love with??
All of your names are on my list as well, so maybe you will be interested in a few others that I also like:
Fiona, Genevieve, Iris, Francesca, Marion, Diana, Alice
IMO this is a bit too unusual for me. I see nothing wrong with using Isabella and calling her Bear. However, to me, it sounds like you guys aren't even sold on Isabella because of the popularity... So I may suggest going back to the drawing board to find a name that you both love. ANY name you use can have the nn Bear. I think it is a reach to create a whole new name (it sounds VERY made up- I do not think this is a good thing for any kid who will have to constantly explain her name to people) when there are tons of names out there to choose from.
I am American, and it did not bring up any associations at all for me. I like the name- I think it is very crisp, which I enjoy. I will echo what Natasha-Rhiannon said above about the French-speaking piece- that is the only issue I see here, but I think it would be a real NON-issue if your family spoke French fluently and this would be the norm for your son to be around.
Do you have any favorites? Any names you don't want to use? What does your list look like so far? It helps to know where to start :)
If you are looking for names with similar popularity/style, you can use the Name Matchmaker tool to see what would be suggested for a sibling of Graham.
I think your choices thus far fit right in line with your older son's names, which are definitely very traditional and masculine. It sounds like you don't LOVE them, though. Along the same lines as the others, here are a few suggestions that maybe will grab you more.
Aaron, Luke, Simon, David, Joshua, Charles, Matthew, Nathan, Caleb
Another area to explore if you are struggling to find anything that excites you: looking to family names or other areas you love (names of places important to you, etc.) for inspiration.
Another vote for Victoria here. I don't really care for Keira or Kiera, but I agree that I would pronounce them differently. Anastasia is okay, but it will always bring up the Romanovs for me!
I will tell you which ones *I* feel confident in pronouncing. I am living in the Southern part of the USA, just to give you a reference point.
Personally, IMO I find that Alina and Larissa are the two that stand out to me as the accessible in the USA. I know a few Alinas and have heard the name Larissa, assuming it is pronounced Lah-riss-uh. There are enough variants of this (Clarissa, Marissa) that it would be familiar to English-speakers, even if they have never met a Larissa.
^^ I agree with this. If you can't get on board with Ethan and REALLLLLLY love a "BJ" initial name, I would not say it should keep you from using it. But if you love them all, I think this could be a tie-breaker...
Another vote here for Vivienne. Tiegan as a spelling does not look correct to me... I agree with the above poster that it looks as though it should be pronounce Tie- (as in tye) gan. The sound of it is not really my style either way, however. I definitley prefer Vivienne- you are right that it is a classic!
I love Louisa for you! I also just love the name in general ;) I think Edith and Louisa are both very classic and charming. I would not at all be surprised to hear this pairing for sisters. If your husband isn't sold, perhaps these other names in a similar vein would be a good fit:
Clara, Olive, Rosalie/Rose/Rosa, Flora, Pearl, Violet, Stella
As far as middle names, that one is a bit trickier. I tend to like family names, and I think since you already gave your older daughter a family middle name, maybe digging around for other family names you like would be a good start.
Are there any you are leaning towards or more drawn to? I can tell you which ones I like, but it is really personal to my own taste... Do you care about popularity or have any set criteria for the "type" of name you are looking for?
My favorite here would be Maya, but I honestly think of names like Riley or Sophie when I hear your older son's name.
1 100% agree with EVie here!