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Graham and Sullivan together are great!
I like it! I'm a big Hamilton fan, and it doesn't bother me one bit. You won't be using her fn and mn together all the time anyway, and even when you do, lots of people won't even realize the connection. If you love it, use it! :)
I think they work as brothers. I actually quite like the similarities and they wouldn't bother me one bit.
I wonder about the "L" sound in Molly Pearl? I do like the idea though. Hmm... I also really like Molly Catherine, which I see is your username! Beautiful.
Nora Jane and Elizabeth Claire are both ones that stuck out, too! (and while I like the idea of Betsy I think I would prefer Libby as a nn for Elizabeth? Libby Claire could work, right? - but then it may be too weird that Sadie is a nicknamey first name and Libby is just a nn for a more formal name, so maybe I would stick with Libby as the name and drop Elizabeth?) So many decisions! hah.
Thanks for your input!
Thank you for your suggestions! I really like Annie (and Anna) and Eleanor, though I know hubby is not as fond of either. Amelia is nms simply bc its the town hubby is from and we would like to stay away from that association. Outsiders wouldn't pick up on it, but family would, and we just don't like it enough to use. :)
Ooh Molly Virginia would be perfect for me! I will probably have to work on hubby, bc I know he is not quite as fond of Virginia as I am, but I would adore being able to honor both of those specific individuals. And what a beautiful combo! The double name thing isn't a deal breaker. We could always use something like Molly V if we really wanted to have another double name. :) Thank you!
Molly really does seem to have struck a chord with me, I am hoping it has hit hubby the same. He did enjoy it when we spoke about names a few days ago, but he is just not as enthused about the whole naming situation as I am so I know it weighs more heavily on my mind in general. haha. Of your combos, Molly Belle is lovely and I like the simplicity of Molly Jane. Will have to run these by him. :)
Darcy is another that I quite like. It's got the same sort of spunk to me that Sadie does, and I think it may be a nice fit. Mae is a mn of a famiy member that we could honor, so Darcy Mae will go on my list for hubby as well! :) Stella and Scarlet, while I do like both, will probably be ruled out as we have almost exclusively decided against another S name. Just in case there were to be a baby #3 in the future. (it would bother me, and i would feel almost like i HAD to go with another S name)
Thanks so much for your suggestions!
I do love this suggestion -- Kay is a very important individual to my husband especially but I am not really that fond of her name on its own, so being able to honor her with a beautiful mn that I do enjoy would be pretty ideal. I am sure he will like this idea.
Very valid points -- we do call her Granny or Granny Lucy already, so it wouldn't be terribly difficult to have that and Little Lucy or even LuLu or something, still using Lucy as her name. We will have to consider this further, though I think I am fonder of it than my husband anyway so he may prefer it in the mn slot no matter what? We shall see.
Lucy would actually cover a lot of bases for us as far as honoring loved ones is concerned (not a huge concern but would be a bonus!) -- but we dont really want to "repeat" a name that we are already using often. Hubbys grandmother, who raised him, is named Lucy, and we see her at least once a week. I would be more interested in using a version of Lucy that is similar, or finding another way to honor her - just to avoid repetition so close in the family. But I just adore the sound of Lucy. I'm at a loss here! haha.
I do like Cora, as well. Adding this one to the short list to see what hubby thinks.
Grace was actually compromise middle name - I wanted to go with Grey, and hubby thought it too masculine. So we compromised with Grace, which I do love. I had considered going the virtue name route for a mn this time around, but I don't particularly like a lot of them. . . I do like Mercy, but can't figure out how to make it flow in a set that I love. Also, I'm not sure hubby would go for it. We already have Faith and Hope as mns in the somewhat extended family, and they just don't really do it for me anyway.
Molly Rose is one that I brought out on the table right away, but again, hubby isn't a big fan of Rose evidently. He does like Molly though, and so far of the ones we have discussed I think that's his front runner.
Of your suggestions, I love Maisie! May be a little matchy sounding with Sadie? But I think it's precious.
We do call her by both names on occasion, but not exclusively. If you ask her her name, she will reply with her full name, and I tend to use both names if I'm fussing at her (just like my mama did I guess) but definitely not all the time. I think one issue I am running up against is that with Sadie's name, we didn't really honor anyone, just to be "fair" and not honor one over another. This time around, we are not planning on another child, and I would love to honor someone, but again it becomes a matter of who - names of importance I would love to honor would be things like Ginny (Virginia), Lucy, Kaye (we would probably use Kate instead of Kaye), and Mary (I have considered Molly as a way to honor Mary - bonus that hubby and I both like the name a lot!)
It doesn't "bother" me that something like Molly Caroline doesn't have the same snappy short sound as Sadie Grace, but I wouldn't rule out something shorter like Nora Kate either. If that makes sense. :)
I personally perfer Jack. I don't think it comes off casual or nick-name-y either. I do think Reid reads distinctly masculine, though, and I think you could get around the red-haired meaning easily enough. You really can't go wrong with either name. THey are both strong and masculine and handsome!