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Probably male, because of the name's similarity to Josh or John or a possible nickname to Joseph, Joshua, or Josiah. I like it on it's own, as well as as a nickname. However, I could easily see it on a girl, and I think it's a great name for a girl. I would probably expect a Joss to have a full name, but I could easily accept it on it's own. I think it's a smart, fresh, fun name either way and for either gender.
I prefer Ryan or Max. They both flow well with your last name, and are well-known but still have great character. Ian is fine as well, but a little plain. It seems to repeat a lot of the letters in your family name.
All three names are great, and you can't go wrong. Choose what you really love.
Congrats! Maybe Amalia, Annaliese, Annalisa, Astrid, Aurelia, Beatrice, Carlotta, Charlotte, Corinne/Corinna, Diana, Dorothea, Dorothy, Emilia, Eleanor/Eleanora, Evelyn, Frances, Francesca, Gianna, Giovanna, Guinevere, Harriet, Hester, Honorèe, Isabella, Isadora, Ivanna, Jessamine, Katarina, Lillian, Louisa, Lucia, Marie, Margaret, Miranda, Natalia, Natasha, Olivia, Penelope, Philomena, Raquella, Rosalind/Rosalinda, Rosamund, Salome, Samantha, Sophia, Susanna, Theodora, Theresa, Therese, Veronica, Victoria, Violet/Violetta, Virginia, Wilhelmina, Winifred
Love: Freya (the quirky Nordic-ness is just irresistible), Theodora (epitome of elegance and class, and great history), Sapphira (fun twist on a beautiful gem name)
Like: Prudence (bit heavy for my taste, but still Puritan-chic), Arianne (It's just okay), Heidi (love the book, the name's a bit off the nose though)
Lose: Carlene (dated yet made-up, not a good combination), Suki (cute as a nickname, not a real one), Nelly (never liked it, it just sounds... squirmy)
New List: Freya, Theodora, Sapphira, Prudence, Arianne, Heidi, Charlize, Briony, Guinevere
Emily seems to fit some of your criteria. Is it too common? Have you considered a hyphenated name, maybe like Tessa-Lee or Esther-Lee?
Others: Ettaly (or spelled Edalie?), Jessaly, Tessaly, Thessalyn, Tressaly
Moving Ann so the list is in proper alphabetical order (it's now right before Anna).
Alexandrine- sounds made up, and doesn't flow well at all.
Abigail Ada, Adele, Adeline, Adriana, Adrienne, Agnes, Aida, Aileen, Ainsley, Alana, Alberta, Alexa, Alexandria, Alexia, Alexis, Alia, Alice, Alicia, Alida, Alison, Alyssa, Amalia, Amanda, Amaryllis, Amber, Amberly, Amelia, Amelie, Amy, Anastasia, Andrea, Angela, Ann, Anna, Annabelle, Annaliese, Anne, Annika, Antonia, Anya, April, Arabella, Arden, Aria, Ariana, Ariane, Ariel, Arissa, Ashley, Ashlyn, Aspen, Astrid, Aubrey, Aubriana, Audra, Audrey, Autumn, Ava, Avalon
I recently met a young girl named Ai£een, a name I never thought could sound young again. It seems to fit her well, and everyone accepts it as a great name.
I would have to vote Irena. Irene just seems a tad dated, and quite heavy in sound. I don't feel like Irena is too unfamiliar, seeing the popularity of Irene in past days, and the balance between solid European roots and contemporary sound is gorgeous. The "-a" ending definitely updates it. Beautiful name.
Agatha- It sounds like a warty old witch.
Abigail, Abriella, Ada, Adelaide, Adele, Adeline, Adriana, Adrienne, Afton, Agnes, Aida, Aileen, Ainsley, Alana, Alanis, Alberta, Alexa, Alison, Alma, Alyssa, Amalia, Amanda, Amaryllis, Amber, Amberly, Amelia, Amelie, Amy, Anastasia, Andrea, Angela, Angelica, Anna, Annabelle, Annaliese, Ann, Anne, Annette, Annika, Antonia, Anya, April, Arabella, Arden, Aria, Ariana, Ariane, Ariel, Arissa, Arwen, Ashley, Ashlyn, Aspen, Astrid, Aubrey, Aubriana, Audra, Audrey, Audrina, Autumn, Ava, Avalon, Avery
Here are a few I like for you, mostly with Latin roots. Most have a close variant in many languages worldwide.
Agnes, Alexandra, Anastasia, Anna, Antonia, Camilla/Camila, Cecelia, Claudia, Diana, Emilia, Helena, Irene, Julia, Lucia, Marina, Martina, Paula, Sabina, Tatiana, Valentina
Keep: Hope Charlotte
Switch: Ivy Jaclyn
Change First: Emma June
Change Middle: Jessa Addison
Initials: Emilia Dixie
Keep: Kyla Danielle
Switch: Janae Marissa
Change First: Haven Juliana
Change Middle: Winona Paisley
Initials: Madelyn Faith
Keep: Emmett Ryan
Switch: Alexander Dalton
Change First: Isaiah Davis
Change Middle: Cameron Holt
Initials: Caden Maxwell
I think that Reid better compliments Nolan's timeless, slightly British style. Everett seems much more contemporary and modern. Can you tell us more about what you want in the name?
Also thought of Darcy, if that's of any interest to you. I know several (all female) so I consider it very wearable.
Congrats on your baby!
I think both of your names are very handsome choices. One big deciding factor is alliteration. Willow and Walker are a quite obvious one, with quite rare initials that may be presumed to have been on purpose. Alliterations are definitely not a bad thing; everyone has different taste, and it tends to be a 50/50 split for the most part. Whether they are a positive or negative is up to you.
Willow and Fletcher compliment each other very nicely, without being too matchy-matchy, which is a great quality in sibsets. Very appealing pair.
Both of your names are very handsome both separately and with sis's name. You really can't go wrong.
I like all of the names on your list. Stella Brigid is beautiful and unique. I'm guessing Ileigh is pronounced Long I (like eye)- lee? It's very pretty, and I love it paired with a classic middle. Have you considered better known spellings, such as Eilie or Ily? Margaret is gorgeous. I think it would sound really pretty with Brigid as well as Lee.
Dallas is not my cup of tea. It seems somewhat feminine, however that is definitely not a bad attribute. I think Quinn Patrick is very handsome. Leonardo is great. I would definitely be open to Leo, as people may automatically shorten to that. James, Jeffrey, and Patrick all go well with it, but my favorite would be James. I also suggest going with something Italian to match it's style.
Hope this was helpful. Good luck!
Agreed. Florien/ne is clearly the name you want to use, so go for it! It's unique, beautiful, and will definitely stands out in a world of Sophias and Ellies. Who cares if a couple of people don't love it, they'll adjust.
I really don't think it is. Yes, it's a lot of the same repeated sound, but I think that, since both are fairly popular and often-heard, it should come pretty naturally. I wouldn't worry about it, it's a gorgeous name!
I have very fantastical associations with both, and I feel they're a bit much for a sibset IRL. That's not to say they shouldn't be used, as every name is normal these days, just different and very expressive.
However, for a literary/dramatic sibset, I love it. They're very cool and unique. I'd be delighted to read about them.
I am a fan of hyphenated/double names (mostly because it gives you an opportunity to use even more names than you could otherwise!). I would try to keep it somewhat short, as to not over do, and make sure the second name doesn't get dropped. I think the 3 syllable -a names together are a bit much, but Eliza or Louisa-Diane would be very pretty. Liz-Diane is very nice, too.
I think others' idea of a long name with nicknames in use would work well also and would give you a lot of flexibility.