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I met a mother of three girls at the pool today--Kaydynn, Madisynn and Brooklynn. Lyn and its variants are definitely popular, so is the yn ending. I wonder how many other names out there have the "updated" yn end?
I personally know young boys named Brigham, Gibson, Pierson, and Nixon (which surprised me, because of the political connection. I wasn't born yet, but it's still the first thing I think of when I hear Nixon!) Nixon is like Ivan for me--hits all the right style notes, but has a negative historical connotation that ruins the "baby" potential.
Anyway, I also know sisters named Remington and Brixton, which I think could fit on this list. Can you tell I'm from the hyper trendy baby name West?
Thank you so much! Your suggestions have all been great and helpful to get our discussion going again. Part of the problem might be that I know Georgie, and am having a hard time "assigning" a name to a baby I don't know yet. But with all these great comments, we'll pick a great name for her and get to know her (soon!).
I went to high school with a male Remington. Lately there have been several baby girl Remington's popping up in my area, including my cousin's new baby. So far, she mostly gets called Remi. And yes, her dad is a hunter.
Congratulations on baby #3!
Here are my ideas:
Samuel, Levi, Luke, David, Julian, Leo/Leon
My husband and I lived in an international community overseas as well. Some of these suggestions come from boys in our community, some I thought of that fit your criteria. Hugo was popular there, and I prefer it to Hugh, but it doesn't feel particularly American to me.
I think your're right- when I read Georgiana, Louisa and Katherine, I didn't spot that Katherine was "different" until you pointed it out in the next line. I like that.
My husband especially liked the suggestions of Theodora and Josephine, and Frances is one I've thrown around quite a bit, so I'm amazed with how spot on you were with distiguishing out style tastes! We call Georgiana Georgie most of the time, so I would worry a little about having a Jo, two traditionally boy nicknames for sisters. Just because I would probably feel I had to keep that up with any future girls.
All in all, your comments were spot on and so helpful.
Love Rafferty and Nora! Maybe my problem is that I just like too many...
Also, I was surprised at the strong connection to Brigham Young in everyone's mind! Especially because my husband's biggest hang up with Zipporah is that we aren't Jewish.
We agree Violette, I think Phillipa and Hugo are my favorite as well! Just, is Phillipa too...out there? But I especially love the nickname Pippa.
My husband and I both stopped and said, hmm, Edmund. I like it a lot, and like that it has connections to literature(The Chronicles of Narnia, The Count of Monte Cristo), like Georgiana(found in Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations).
I can't even explain how wonderful all these responses were! They opened up some good conversation and brainstorming for us. I love the idea of the fun/eclectic mix of names, but alas, that was the grouping my husband liked the least. Such great suggestions and a great, fresh look for us. Thank you!!