Hello again! Baby #3

Hi everybody.

 

You helped me so much with naming my second child last year, I am back for more help for #3.

 

We are not finding out the sex this time around. We have 1 boy and 1 girl so have no preference, and aer excited to find out the "natural" way this time.

 

I'm starting off looking at boy's names. We only have two names on our list. One is mine and one my husband's.

 

Alec and Viggo.

 

I feel we are going to have a hard time and I know it's a long shot, but can anybody think of names that may appeal to Alec and Viggo lovers?!

 

also, what are your general feelings about the two names.

 

Thank you!

Replies

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July 22, 2016 7:01 PM

It would probably help to know the names of your other children. I think you were thinking of V@lentina Jul!et for your daughter - did you end up naming her that? And if you've posted your son's name, I'm not finding it.

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July 22, 2016 7:14 PM

Yes, that is what I named her :) My son is Is@@c Roman, but he goes by Ike.

 

I have zero desire to create any kind of matching, flowing, or fitting sib set. I look at names as individuals, standing alone.

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July 22, 2016 7:20 PM

Are Alec and Viggo full names, or nicknames for, say, Alexander/Alexandra or any one of a number of Scandinavian names starting in Vig-?  It would help to know if you are looking for a full name that has one or more appealing nicknames or a nickname that can also stand alone.

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July 22, 2016 7:52 PM

No, no. Not using them as nicknames. They would both end uo with nicknames, be it name or personality related. Viggo is generally not used as a nickname.

 

My husband likes Alec as the full name, which is fine by me, but I don't feel it has much personality.

 

I generally like names that are full and have appealing nicknames, but it's not a requirement. I just want something strong.

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July 22, 2016 8:50 PM

Viggo is traditionally a nickname for names like Vigfus, Vignir, Vigmar, etc.  It is also used as a stand alone name as in Viggo Mortenson.  So it can be either.  Alec and Viggo together look like you want a stand alone nickname, but you say you are open to a longer full name with a nickname you like.  Can you give any guidance as to what you consider "strong," a pretty subjective quality?  Viggo is derived from a root meaning war.  Are you interested in names which have connections with battles, weapons, etc.?  Is that what you mean by "strong"?

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July 22, 2016 9:13 PM

It has been a stand alone name for almost 1,000 years. I'm not trying to be nit picky here, but it is generally not used as a nickname. I have strong ties to that part of the world. My husband made the selection of Alec.

 

I generally prefer full names.

 

By strong I mean masculine. Names that aren't going to run risk of being remotely femine or soft. Names meaning war or warlike are welcomed as my name bears that meaning also. 

Although, I have posted on a different site before about masculine names and got replies such as Peter and Kevin, which to me are incredibly 'soft" names - so it is definitely subjective!!

Some names i consider masculine but not usable for us are Magnus, Mars, Alexander.

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July 22, 2016 11:03 PM

Brand, Bard, Thor, Tyr, Harald, Lothar, Walter. Werner, Gunnar, Wystan, Dieter, Ragnar, all Germanic names derived from roots meaning war, battle, army, sword--plus a couple of "strong" gods.  Also the "beasts of battle" names from various languages: Wolf/Conan/Conor/Randolph/Rudolph/Ulf/Ulric/Varg/Wulfstan (wolf names), Arne/Arnold/Ari/Arnulf/Arvid (eagle names), Bran/Bertram/Corbin/Cormac/Wolfram (raven names).  Arnulf and Wolfram are two-fers: eagle+wolf and wolf+raven.

From other languages with similar root meanings: Cadoc, Straton

Insofar as I know, none of these names has been appropriated for girls--they are all unambiguously masculine.  As to whether you would consider any of them "soft," I haven't a clue.  Peter and Kevin don't seem "incredibly 'soft'" to me--Peter is a rock name after all--but my sense of hardness/softness is irrelevant.

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By Eko
July 23, 2016 10:21 AM

According to historiska.se/nomina the name Viggo is a latinized form of Vig. I would use it as a standalone name too.

Some suggestions: Anders, Axel, Eskil, Erik, Sigsten

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July 26, 2016 5:43 AM

Hey Alec , firstly congratulations on arrival of your new baby. according to me your and your husband's name is seriously very good and perfect . With my opinion some baby boy names are listed shown that obviously very suitable with your and your husband's name. 

Abbe

Abel

Dace

Naldo

Nabon

paecc

Radd

Sacuss

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July 26, 2016 8:29 PM

Alec and Viggo are great, strong names. I think they're great. 

Other ideas:

Axel, Emric, Boaz, Briac, Vitus, Jago, Conrad, Niall, Rogan, Hamish, Hendrick, Anton, Otis, Soren, Thorsten, Anders, Ambrose, Hugo, Struan, Rebus, Nico, Odin, Vince, Victor, Boris, Gideon, Morten, Flynn, Samson, Rasmus, Duncan, Casper, Gregor, Jerome, Egon, Hector, Rufus, Orion, Mercury/ Merc, Orson, Apollo, Cormac, Russell, Kaiser, Trojan, York, Otto, Christoph, Cato, Cloyd, Lev, Remus, Ajax, Heiko 

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July 27, 2016 3:34 AM

congratulations for your 3 baby. it's really happy news for us. you and your husband's name is perfect, strong and sexy. if you want some baby boy names , that should be related to you and your husband's name, then according to me Mac , Lincon, Abbie, Jacob , all these names are perfect. if you want some more extra names or some cute names , then you just google it out and surely you get lots of websites which provides all kind of names. then you should go for google. All the best.

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July 27, 2016 10:07 PM

I like the name Alec. I'm not sure if I'm pronouncing Viggo correctly. How do you say it?

Obviously, I can't judge whether you will think of a name as strong and masculine, but here are some names you might like that I think seem strong. Some of them have Scandinavian roots, in case that is important to you.

Gunnar, Sven, Søren/Soren, Magnus, Axel, Eric/Erik, Kristoffer/Christopher, Seamus, Leander, Wolfram, Niels, Harald/Harold, Griffin, Alvis, Garrett, Arvid, Hugo, Xavier

EDIT: I just noticed you can't use Magnus. Sorry for suggesting it. Some other names I thought of are Maxim, Rune, Torsten, Tavish, Ragnhild, Darius, Vidar, Ivor, Steinar, Ivan, Fintan

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July 27, 2016 10:33 PM

Ragnhild, like all the -hild names, is feminine. (Most famous is probably Brunhild.)

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July 28, 2016 12:08 PM

Whoops!! I meant to suggest Ragnvald, the Scandinavian cognate of Reynold. Haha, thanks for catching that! My brain was going on a tangent thinking about the variety of names that contain the element regin, and I guess my fingers followed and typed the wrong name. This is why I shouldn't post when I'm tired and distracted... haha. Thanks again!

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July 28, 2016 12:27 PM

What a difference two little letters can make... Ragnvald would be fun to encounter on a little towheaded boy! And Ragnhild would be fun to see on a girl, though not on Ragnvald's sister. If those are just too Scandinavian, Reynold seems ripe for revival, and Ragnhild was recorded in England as Renilla in 1220. They'd offer the fun cross-gender Star Wars nicknames of Rey and Ren.

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July 28, 2016 6:01 PM

I just pictured a set of matchy b/g towheaded twins named Ragnvald and Ragnhild dressed as Vikings (proper Vikings, not movie Vikings). Haha! That would just be too much on any pair of siblings! I would be delighted to encounter a little boy named Ragnvald or girl named Ragnhild, but I think both of those names have too many consonants for most parents today, unfortunately... As for Reynold being revived, I'm not so sure it will take off anytime soon. The -d ending for boys isn't looking up right now, unlike all those trendy -n names. I love Renilla! Not crazy about the nicknames, but that's mostly just because I'm really over Star Wars hype right now.

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July 28, 2016 3:57 AM

Hey , i am back again. This time i am not here to suggest or advice something to anyone. i am here to ask something. actually i want some names of websites for babies basically. As my sister is expecting and now she is 8 months pregnnat, so after one month , one cutie baby 'll between us . so , we want to start palnning of his/her name from now onwards. so , can any one recommend me some baby names either for boy or girl, As we don't know the gender yet. but the names should be american. please suggest some names or websites??

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July 28, 2016 10:40 AM

Hi, you will get better answers if you start your own thread. Be as specific as you can about what you/your sister want in a name--names she likes but can't use for some reason or that aren't quite right, styles she prefers, etc.

If you just want websites with lists of names, this one right here, BabyNameWizard.com, the one you are on, is a fine place to start: up at the top of this page, right in the middle, there is a button labelled "Name Lists".

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July 28, 2016 6:37 AM

Hey Lucasta, i know some names of websites because when i was expecting , my sister told me about that names. so , you can find anything about babies from them. i hope it 'll help you.

numberry

babycenter

babynames4you

babynology

parenting

childrenames

20kname

netmums

justmomys

All the best!!