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I could easily do either A, E, or M for girls and either A or M for boys.
(not all of these would be used, I'd have to make choices)Anneliese, Amelia, Abigail, Alexandra, Ariadne, Annabel, ArleyEvangeline, Eleanor, Eloise, Elisabeth, Elspeth, Evelyn, Emaline, EstellaMargaret, Madeleine, Moriah, Miriam, Myrtle, Minerva, Michaela
Alexander, Arthur, Alistair, Aubrey, Ariel, Arley, Alonzo, AndersMatthew, Matthias, Malcolm, Milton, Maxwell, Merritt
Darn it! Two of my favorite names are on this list! Linnea and Matthias.
Congratulations! Lovely name! :-)
One I found fascinating on names (the subject matter actually is all about naming) is:The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Excellent. Thank you!
I know two little Christabels. Both go by Chrissy which seems very dated to me (both are under age 10).
Ok--which one is a good one to start with?
Congratulations! I'm trying to convince my hubby that Theodore is the right name if we have another boy! :-)
My only suggestion at this point (you've gotten great responses on the middles) is that since all 5 girls have their own first initial that you keep that trend so that no one has all three the same initials.
That leaves you with:Mary or Olivia for girlsandOliver, Henry, Oscar, and Felix for boys.Of those choices, I think any of the girls' names fits well and Oliver or Henry fit well with your girls (although I love both Oscar and Felix).Other girl ideas:Katherine, Felicity, Margaret, Isobel, Iris, Josephine, Madeleine, Naomi, Sarah
Other boy ideas:Thomas, James, Joseph, Ethan, Evan, Vincent, Frederick, Donovan
Going from the Roy, you could also look at Stephen (Biblical, but not on your list) which means "crowned one" which you could get to via Roy meaning "King".
Another idea is to look for something that meant something to the man you are trying to honor. Was he into cars, animals, football, etc. Then look for something meaningful from there.
There are many ways to honor someone.
I agree also.
Congratulations! That is a beautiful name! :-)
After years of snubbing his nose at it, hubby finally came around about a month ago saying that he likes the name Eleanor "somewhat". I don't have another decade to wear him down though...
I've got Robin Hobb's on my to read list. Working on Boneshaker now (local Seattle steampunk!).
Your pattern is similar to ours (after just two kids), but one that most people will have no clue to. A die hard namie will get the origin pattern, but other than that, you should be good to go.
(Our pattern is 4 syllable Greek origin names in vowel order. We have an A and an E so far. We joke that we have to have girls from here on out to get: Isadora or Iolanthe, Olivia, and Uropia) LOL!
Please be careful with name meanings. James has none of those meanings. It is a derivative of Jacob, which means "supplanter" or "holder of the heel".
My DD was going to be Evangeline Mae nn Evie, but we changed her middle at the last moment. :-)I love the suggestion of Evangeline. So many nicknames to be chosen from it: Eve, Eva, Evie, Angie, Vangie, Lena, etc. As to the popularity, we do run into Evas and Evies somewhat regularly, but we only know of one other Evangeline who goes by Gellie. By somewhat regularly, I mean that we run into one about once a month, with the exception of our friend who has an Eva. :-)
Avery vs Mira
Zara vs Sibyl
Genevieve vs Audra
Liviana vs Ophelia
Thalia vs Briony
Minerva vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)
Madi vs Hanna
Sylvia vs Cora
Pippa vs Catalina
Alexandria vs Luna
Aveline vs Emilia
Beth vs Maren
Layne vs Erika
Patrice vs Sarah
Elizabeth vs Adeline
Penelope vs Juliet
Bianca vs Marianne
Dalia vs Marley
Sienna vs Lorelei
Nadia vs Lyra
Mallory vs Reagan
Giselle vs Haley
Summer vs Kendall
Kelsey vs Iris
Mira vs Zara
Genevieve vs Ophelia
Briony vs Niamh (pronounced Nieve)
Hanna vs Cora
Pippa vs Alexandria
Aveline vs Beth
Layne vs Sarah
Adeline vs Juliet
Bianca vs Dalia
Lorelei vs Nadia
Reagan vs Giselle
Summer vs Iris
Mira vs Genevieve
Briony vs Cora
Alexandria vs Aveline
Sarah vs Juliet
Bianca vs Nadia
Giselle vs Iris
Genevieve vs Briony
Aveline vs Juliet
Nadia vs Iris
(Once again, we need one more name, so I'll add my 4th favorite)Genevieve vs Briony
Juliet vs Iris
Briony vs Iris
I adore:Myrtle, Bernadette, Vernon, Harriette, and Frederick