Honest Opinion- Do Our Names Suck?
So we sort of have a list of 4 first names for both genders (keeping it a surprise till birth). Middle names were easy enough as we chose family names. Due date is early june so we still have HEAPS of time but I wanted to run the names we are considering past the public, since we don't want to discuss names with the family or friends. We have never named a human before so your feedback is crutial. Our last name is two sylables like SLIM-ICK
So for a boy:
CHRISTIAN it has passed it peak popularity so I am worried it may sound "dated". On the other hand it wasn't ever crazy popular and always seems to be around. I have always liked the sound of this name and have a slight fondness for Tristian too. Also we are non religious and we think this might be weird. We are not sure if this should be a concern for us or not??? do you have to be muslim to use mohummard?
CARMINE I really love the sound of this name. I just love saying it. I pronounce it CAR(like aarrhh!, i'm a pirate)-MINE(with the stress put on the mine bit). I belive the name is itallian and this is a family connection. I am concerned though that people might think is is too feminine sounding? Can you imagine some 50 year old man called Carmine? And I don't want it to be similar to calling your son Terry, Sheila, Jessie, Ira, Casey, Gene or Michelle - bleuh!! I don't likes these kinds of 'girly man' names. I believe boys have a harder time with unusual names too. Would it sound better on a girl?
AUGUST I do like this name athough baby isn't due in August or anything. It is a fairly uncommon name but seems sturdy enough. This is 'daddy's' pick. I do not like Gus as a nn. but nn's are a whole other can of worms...
FREDERIK we prefer this spelling with 3 sylaballs. Chosing a name that has different spellings could be annoying for the baby, although there are a lot of names which have more than one spelling variation. It is also rising in popularity and that does make me nervous. (though it is a sign It's a good name, right?). Seems like another good boy name that we both agreed on and we both had on our individual lists. nn Fred is something we would like to avoid. Also, it rhymes with our last name. yay? or Nay?
For a girl
ADELIA I like this name and we both had the names like: amelia/emilia/elodie/adela/eloisa on our lists. I think it looks better with the french accent over the E. We would pronounce it to rhyme with amelia but again, would it just get lost in all the popular amelia/emilia/elodie ect names and not really sound fresh or new? would it get confused with amelia? would people get the pronouciatin wrong? A Deal liah or no deal?
MARTISE Pronounced MAR (like far)- TISE(like peice, lease, geese). I am named a unusual name from a book my father liked. And I found this name in a book I liked too. Book character is a slave sent to spy on a powerful wizard. If she can find incriminating evidence and report it back to her master she will earn her freedom. However, she falls in love with the powerful wizard and doesnt betray him, thus is not able to earn her freedom. The wizard knows she is a spy all along but falls in love with her anyway and frees her when he realises she is a slave and they eventually live happy ever after. such a sweet book!! I mentioned this name to my sister once and she joked it sounded like a 'black getto' name. I think many of the unusual names assosiated with this steriotype are suprisingly inventive and full of spunk but it is not the sort of assosiation i want for my child. (think for resumes. ect) Our kid is likely to be blonde and blue-eyed like us though, and my first impression was it sounded french. your thoughts please? too weird?
SINCLAIR I think this is a name usually for boys but we can only picture it on a girl. Daddy pick this one out and suprisingly it has stuck around. It does sound a little... odd with our last name. can you see it on a girl? does it sound more like a last name? short for Saint Clair-again the religous undertone? I have no idea why. :/
VALENTINA another itallian sounding name. I sort of like the assosiation to Valentines day (again the saints!) and I love the rhythem of the name: VAL-EN-TEEN-NA. so fun to say, although my DISLIKE of the nn VAL is only surparsed by the nn TINA.
Should be be going back to the drawing board? Is THE NAME hidden here? Can you forsee any issues with these names that we have overlooked? Any other suggested names which are worth considering that might fit our 'style'?
We also looked at: Valek, Conrad, Rhysander, Rennik, Briar (girl), Estelle, Cora, Brigitte and are considering these as our 'backup' list of names.
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 5:00pm