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January 25, 2015 10:02 AM
In Response to Alliterative Sibset

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, Arley
Evangeline, Eleanor, Eloise, Elisabeth, Elspeth, Evelyn, Emaline, Estella
Margaret, Madeleine, Moriah, Miriam, Myrtle, Minerva, Michaela

Alexander, Arthur, Alistair, Aubrey, Ariel, Arley, Alonzo, Anders
Matthew, Matthias, Malcolm, Milton, Maxwell, Merritt 


Darn it! Two of my favorite names are on this list!  Linnea and Matthias.

January 6, 2015 09:01 PM
In Response to Baby brother for Norah

Congratulations! Lovely name! :-)

January 4, 2015 01:05 PM
In Response to Book Club

One I found fascinating on names (the subject matter actually is all about naming) is:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri


January 4, 2015 01:00 PM
In Response to Book Club

Excellent. Thank you!

January 4, 2015 11:53 AM
In Response to Book Club

I know two little Christabels. Both go by Chrissy which seems very dated to me (both are under age 10).

January 4, 2015 11:47 AM
In Response to Book Club

Ok--which one is a good one to start with?


January 4, 2015 11:24 AM

Congratulations! I'm trying to convince my hubby that Theodore is the right name if we have another boy! :-)

January 4, 2015 11:14 AM

This! :-)


December 28, 2014 08:06 PM
In Response to Classically Confused

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 girls

Oliver, 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


Happy naming!

December 28, 2014 10:51 AM

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.

December 27, 2014 05:44 PM
In Response to Alice or Charlotte?

I agree also.

December 27, 2014 05:30 PM

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...

December 27, 2014 05:26 PM

I've got Robin Hobb's on my to read list. Working on Boneshaker now (local Seattle steampunk!).

December 27, 2014 05:13 PM

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!

December 26, 2014 07:58 AM

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".

December 26, 2014 07:54 AM
In Response to Baby girl #3

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. :-) 

December 25, 2014 02:45 PM
In Response to Name vs Name (again)

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

Round two

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

Round three

Mira vs Genevieve 

Briony vs Cora

Alexandria vs Aveline 

Sarah vs Juliet

Bianca vs Nadia

Giselle vs Iris

Round four

Genevieve vs Briony 

Aveline vs Juliet

Nadia vs Iris

Round Five

(Once again, we need one more name, so I'll add my 4th favorite)

Genevieve vs Briony 

Juliet vs Iris

Round six

Briony vs Iris

Briony wins!!! 

December 25, 2014 02:24 PM

I adore:

Myrtle, Bernadette, Vernon, Harriette, and Frederick 

November 22, 2014 10:57 PM

Also Alexander/Alexandra