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When making suggestions, I went with names that are kind of singular to me. I only know one Ainsley and she stands out in a positive way.
I wasn't sure how to go about finding a name that was so unique I hadn't heard it used.
Boys: Keegan, Weston, Jonas, Dash, or Stanley
Girls: Ainsley, Paxton, Kimber, Addison, or Lyra
Boys: Caleb, Quentin (I adore just Q as a nn), Flynn, Josiah, or Lincoln
Girls: Piper, Kendall, Flora, Scarlett, or Meghan
Love: Josephine, Eliza, & Ivy
Like: Annie, Harriet, Melodie
Lose: Katya, Celine, Destiny
New List: Josephine, Eliza, Ivy, Annie, Harriet, Melodie, Georgina, Eden, Clarisse
Linnette (or just Linnet), Violet, or Marigold maybe? Still classic, but less commonly used than Elizabeth or Charlotte.
I almost suggested that too!
Since you've added maybe finding a literary name...
Leila Elizabeth - Classic, so many positive connections, just maybe to commonly used for your taste?
Leila Jane (or Jean) - Thinking Jane Austen here or Hermione Jean Granger.
Leila Clarisse - Loved this name in Fahrenheit 451, might be a favorite for you guys. I just like how these names flow together.
Leila Eleanor (or Nora) - I personally love this one because it's what Samwise Gamgee names his first daughter in LotR, after the prettiest *fictional flower he ever saw. (In the book I think it's spelled Elanor.)
Leila Catherine - Lots of literary connections (and saintly to boot). While Catherine itself isn't an uncommon name, it's been awhile since I've met one with this spelling, which makes it more classic for you while keeping it current for the hubs?
Personally, I like the sound of Eliza with the long I sound in the last name. I think it flows nicely.
But, if you prefer and intend to use the eh-lee-zuh pronunciation I would strongly suggest spelling it Elisa.
Both spellings and pronunciations are lovely; it just comes down to your personal preference.
Or with Lucina, you could always use Lucy as a nn
You seem to have pretty eclectic tastes, so I'm trying to cover a few:
Laura, Laurel, Lorren, Lorraine, Lana, Linda, Lydia, Linnette, Lillian, Liliana
I'm pretty sure the female character on the show was Ren (short for Renee or something), but that's just the sound association I have with the name.
There's a male Wren character on Pretty Little Liars.
Say: I love it!
Think: I love it, but I would only ever use this name on a girl. I know it's used as a masculine name, but it just strikes me as so cute for a girl. Maybe because of Even Stevens on Disney Channel back in the day... ?
Next: Arthur (b)
That's really adorable!
I thought about Hannah for this list, but it didn't seem to fit with your other names for me.
I read a Kate Towne article recently about name definitions vs name meanings that you might like. Basically, she was saying that meaning/connotation usually goes beyond definition (especially for names like Mary - bitter is definitely not what I think I when I hear it.) So using a name that has a deep, positive meaning for you - like honoring family - outweighs it's definition.
I like your choices, but I see where you're stuck wanting to make sure the meaning of the name is as special as the other three. I did a quick search just now and basically any name with any variant of Ann(a) in it means something to do with grace, so you could honor your aunts that way.
Some names for your radar:
A couple first/middle combos:
Thanks for the feedback!
That was my thought process - the slur with Amelia drops a syllable and changes the over all name completely. I've decided that with my accent it happens when coming off of the L. I do the same thing with Celia, but not with Alexandria.
From your list, I really like Cole and Reed.
Some suggestions: Mason, Landon, Ryan, Dean, or Griffin ?
I'd have the same concern about using Astrid, but it could always be a middle. :)
Suggestions (I bolded my faves)-
Girls: Blair, Gemma, Cate, or Flora
Boys: Elon, Lake, Jude, or Hugh (I like the above suggestion a lot...)
Haley - childhood best friend's spelling
Lily - the other l seems extraneous
McKenzie - not sure I've seen those spellings before?
Isabelle - seems fancier to me
Sophia - I love Sofia too, but it has a distinct Spanish vibe for me
Riley - two e's seems a little too creative for me
Aria - I'd probably do -ia, but I like both spellings
Mikayla - seems most phonetic to me
Elliot - for some reason I like the 2 l' here
Dylan - this one seems more common
Zander - not a big fan of this one
Julian - I like both though
Collin - less likely to be called colon?
Louis - though I like the CS Lewis connection
Jackson - x's seem trendy in a "I'm trying to be trendy" way
Connor - Conor almost looks like it would be pronounced differently
Another thumbs up for Blythe!
Gwendolen (though I love Juniper)
Kris (but it would have to be short for something)
Maycee (but I'm not a fan of this spelling)