Found the gender!

Just found out I am having 1 girl and 1 boy!

Now I need to choose names :)

Our top contenders are

Boys:

Felix Loyal

Hugo Justice

Beckett Pax

Garrett Pax

Simon Loyal

Quentin Merit

Girls:

Maeve Amity

Rose Amity

Helena Joy

Geneva Joy

Ivy Joy

*I use virtue middle names

My other kids names are Tessa Grace, Amber Faith, Julien True, Vincent Noble, Norah Patience, Eliott Valour and Scarlett Hope. I want the names to work well as a sibset, and also as a twin set.

Thanks in advance!

~Gwen

Replies

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October 16, 2014 9:27 AM

Oh my gosh I am so tired I feel awful I completely forgot my youngest son! I need a coffee! Its Baxter Brave.

Sorry bud!

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October 16, 2014 9:51 AM

Congratulations! What a perfectly balanced family :)

If you really want your kids to retain their own first initial, I'd eliminate Beckett and Simon off the bat.

Of the remaining boy names, I really like how Felix fits with your other boys. My second choice would be Hugo.

For your girls, the only thing I notice is that your other daughters all have 2 syllable names. For flow, I'd maybe scrap Maeve and Rose? If that disappoints you greatly and you're really attached to either of them regardless, then take it as a sign to eliminate some of the others! I like Ivy best, followed by Geneva.

Good luck!!

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October 16, 2014 10:52 AM

For a twinset that's not too matchy, I like Felix Loyal and Ivy Joy. The first name of one (loosely) matches the meaning of the middle name of the other, the first names both have an 'i' and some end-of-the-alphabet letters (highly appropriate for children 9 and 10!), and they both fit the sibset without repeating any first initials.

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October 16, 2014 12:06 PM

Congratulations!!!

I love the names Hugo and Helena first and foremost! Geneva was a name I was considering for my baby girl, but we ended up choosing Vesper Amalia. I love Geneva and would use Neva or Nev as a nickname. I think Felix is the coolest name for a baby boy... with your choices it's hard to go wrong.

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October 16, 2014 5:42 PM

My favorites on their own are Hugo Justice & Helena Joy.  

But, I don't like matching initials for twins.  So, I would probably do something like Simon Loyal & Helena Joy or Hugo Justice & Rose Amity.

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October 16, 2014 5:49 PM

Congratulations!

I love Amity as a middle name and I love Maeve and Rose the best. I really like Simon and Felix the best for the boys' names and love Merit as a middle name. 

 

Paired together, I like the following sets.

Simon and Maeve

Felix and Maeve

Simon and Rose 

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October 16, 2014 10:57 PM

The suggestions have been awesome! 

i have crossed out Beckett, Rose, Garrett and Simon & Quentin because the "on" sound at the end clashed with our last name. 

now for me it's basically Hugo or Felix? And Maeve or Helena or Geneva 

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October 16, 2014 11:18 PM

I gotta say I really love Hugo Justice & Helena Joy for you. I wouldn't normally repeat both initials like that, but I think it's a nice connection for boy-girl twins especially as none of your other children have those initials. They are also just great names on their own. 

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October 16, 2014 11:52 PM

Oh, did you cross off Ivy too? That's my all-time favorite name! I absolutely can't decide between Hugo and Felix -- I love them both so much! Hugo and Ivy, Felix and Ivy, both perfect! Out of Maeve, Helena, and Geneva, I like Geneva best, though Helena is also beautiful. I can't get into Maeve personally but it's a solid choice. Hugo and Geneva? Felix and Geneva? Gah, I can't decide! You really can't go wrong here. 

10
October 17, 2014 8:59 AM

Ivy is still on, but my husband doesn't like it so much.

I know what you mean about not going wrong!

I'm leaning a little more to Felix.

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October 17, 2014 11:19 AM

Girls:

Lilia Joy

Ilana Joy

Liliana Joy

Lily Joy

Ruby

Rosie

Verity

 

Boys:

Cameron Loyal

Silas Justice

Jackson Loyal

William

Hugo

Gregory

Matthew

Rhys

Chase

Love Felix Loyal soooo much and using Lilia Joy would work as the middle name of one starts with the same initial of the first of the other 

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October 17, 2014 11:07 PM

I can't think of anything better than Hugo Justice - for me it clearly trumps the others.

For your girl, I'm not as opinionated. I like them all, although when I look at just the first names of your other daughters, Tessa, Amber, Norah, and Scarlett, I suppose I think Maeve or Ivy fit best. I think I'd go with Ivy Joy looking at it that way. I think Helena Joy actually sounds the best, but I'm not sure if Helena goes with the other names or not.

 

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October 19, 2014 3:19 PM

I very much agree. The 'v' sound in both of them seems to add in a bit of spunk that I feel Amber and Scarlett have, and the 1-2 syllables fits with the rest of them. I really love them both.

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October 18, 2014 10:57 AM

Felix and Helena!! Love these!

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October 19, 2014 5:13 PM

You probably already know this, but just thought I'd mention that with twins matching initials are even more problematic than for other sibs. With matching birthdates and (in the U.S.) consecutive SS#s, having matching initials as well can lead to lots of paperwork confusion; practically, sibling rivalry and identity issues are magnified with twins, and being able to label things easily with individual initials can also help with this. So Hugo OR Helena, Garrett OR Geneva. Since your other kids each have a distinct first initial, I'd stick with that and eliminate Beckett and Simon. After that, I think both your lists are solid, so just go with your gut.

Meant to mention on your other thread about Garrett--I've always liked Gavin, which could move you away from all the -tt endings. And as an alternate form of one of King Arthur's more famous knights, it's almost a virtue name already :).

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October 20, 2014 8:45 AM

Okay everyone, I've got a new name idea that I want some feedback on.

Edmund

I love the nickname 'Eddie' and the Narnia reference.

What do you guys think?

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By EVie
October 20, 2014 12:31 PM

I love Edmund! It's my favorite Ed- name by a mile. These days I tend to think of Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park (who is admittedly a bit of a prig, but still embodies the thoughtful and gentlemanly feel of the name) before I think of the Narnia character, though Narnia was my earliest exposure to the name.

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October 20, 2014 1:37 PM

I also love Edmund--feels very regal to me. It was the family name of beloved neighbors, so that's actually my first association; I know that's not applicable to you, but I can at least say that good people have the name :).

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October 20, 2014 3:00 PM

Haha, good to know :). I definitely love the name, but am not sure if I love it more than Felix. Its a girls name that I can't come up with. Nothing just seems to fit my list!

Ivy is probably my top girls name right now, but there are still things that I don't like about it.

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October 20, 2014 8:08 PM

I have one name that right away popped into my head when I saw you children's names. 

Alice.

To me either Alice and Edmund (my sons name) or Alice and Felix would be gorgeous.

The name is 2 syllabels, a classic that can still be modern, and has a beautiful elegance about it. 

I know that you have an Amber--and you did mention not duplicating initials, but I think that maybe it could work. 

Let me know what you think.

~Lisa

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October 20, 2014 9:40 PM

Oh I love the name Alice! Whichever way it's pronounced! AL-ISS or UH-LEESS.

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October 21, 2014 12:16 PM

Oh my.

Alice is just darling! I love the English Eclectic sort of vibe I get off of it, and I think it pulls in my older sons name Vincent well into the sibset, because they are both older fashioned, and have a 'c' sound. 

I talked it over with Amber, and she loves the name, and has no wanting to preserve her initial. I think because they are so far apart in age, it doesn't matter as much.

My hubby loves it too! I dont know why we never thought of it before.

And you'll never guess that it was my grandmothers name too, and she passed away a few months ago. What a perfect fit. As much as I like Ivy, I think I like Alice more. 

But do you guys have any suggestions for a middle name? 

I don't like the flow of Alice Joy or Alice Amity.

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October 21, 2014 1:04 PM

Sometimes the most obvious names are the ones we "miss" initally :) I think considering the age gap and Amber's reaction to initial-sharing, it's a perfect choice, especially given the accidental family history! I prefer Alice Joy to Alice Amity, simply because of the lack of alliteration. If you're not liking the flow of either of those though, I think Alice Verity is gorgeous!

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October 21, 2014 1:46 PM

Alice Verity is very beautiful. Its so perfect :)

I have already started calling her Alice in my stomach!

Now the question is....

Alice Verity & Felix Loyal

Alice Verity & Hugo Merrit/Justice

Alice Verity & Edmund Justice

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October 21, 2014 2:47 PM

My original preference for your boy was Felix, but with Alice it might be too easy to twist the words together. If you say Alice and Felix together quickly, Alex and Felice could easily come out, haha. So, that may be something to consider... Alice and Edmund seem like a very regal pair!

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By EVie
October 21, 2014 4:48 PM

I love Alice Verity! And Edmund Justice gets my vote. 

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October 22, 2014 12:03 AM

Alice Verity really is lovely! For a boy I do like Edmund, but Hugo Justice is still my fave. Have you asked Elliott how he would feel about sharing an initial?

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October 22, 2014 9:53 AM

Elliot doesn't mind at all, and I was actually thinking maybe it would be better to have both of the sharing, so the Amber and Alice wouldn't be the only ones left out.

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October 22, 2014 1:11 PM

I think I like the idea of them both sharing an initial with an older sibling! I also happen to think that Edmund is the best match to Alice, and that they make a fantastic twinset.

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October 22, 2014 8:07 PM

Me and my husband have decided on names for our twins :) (still subject to change I guess...but highly doubt it)

Alice Verity H***en & Felix Loyal H***en

I love how they both have the same 'ce' at the end, but yet are different names.

Meanings of names are actually very important to me, and Felix means happy and joyful one, and Alice means noble one. 

I also find it ironic that Alice was my recently passed grandmother's name, and Felix was my husbands great-grandfather's name. 

It was hard saying goodbye to Hugo, but..... I could always have more children :)

Thank you so so much for each and every one of your suggestions, especially the person that brought the names Felix and Alice to my attention.

 

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By ozy
October 22, 2014 10:13 PM

Congratulations on your decision!

As mom to a little Felix I am pleased you chose it. We love his name, and pairing with Alice brings out the classic-but-unique side of both names.

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October 22, 2014 10:40 PM

Lovely names! 

Alice is darling, and I could have flipped a coin between Edmund, Felix and Hugo because they're all wondeful. I do like the family connection to both names.