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January 12, 2014 06:09 PM
In Response to Picky with names!

From your list, my favorite for the girl is Quinn and Blaire. I love both of these names because they're short, simple, cute and most importantly ; not overused. Personally, I'm not a fan of Gemma in the slightest, it reminds me of the word Gem and Olivia is a nice name, but too common for my taste, being in the top 10 baby names for years in a row. Livia is an alternative to this that makes it a bit more unique.


Sawyer is my favorite from your boys names, with Jude as a close second.

December 26, 2013 06:31 PM

I do think most people pronounce it the same as the president, but I also think the pronunciation changed throughout the generations. Maybe this is just the area I come from, but I noticed my grandmother pronounces the name Ree-gan while my mother and friends pronounce the name Reg-Ann. I've also noticed my teacher pronounces the name Ray-gan. That's the only reason I posted about pronunciation problems, but I also think everyone pronounces certain things differently, not just with names.

December 25, 2013 04:48 PM

Reagan is my favorite and I love it spelled this way but I think you might have a bit of pronounciation problems if you choose this spelling. People often pronounce this name one of three ways; Ree-gan, Reg-ann or Ray-gan. If you have in mind the way you want it to be pronounced and you're okay with changing the spelling - I think you'll be able to take away the confusion. It's also fine to spell it this way and pronounce it the way you want, I think people will catch on rather quickly when they hear you and others pronouncing it the correct way.

Cassidy would be my next favorite on this list. It's short, cute and not overused. As another plus, there's only one way to pronounce it!

Kensington would be my next favorite, but I have to admit that I think this sounds a bit masculine for a girl. It kind of sounds like the boy's name Kenniston. Kenzie might be a cute nickname, but the nickname could also turn to Kenny. As an alternative, Kennedy is a more girly name and it's also pretty cute.

And I'll be honest and say that I'm not a fan of Myla. It's an alternative to the way overused names of Maya, Mia, Meah etc. Once names get too popular, they kind of loose that cute, unique feeling to them. Kind of the way Aiden did when it became the name every boy in the school had.

December 24, 2013 04:21 PM

I would hope so too but unfortunately that happens all too often. Thank you, I will post the name when I finally choose one (:

December 24, 2013 11:58 AM

Of course not many little kids would know what harlot means, but they don't stay little forever. I'm sure high schoolers and adults would know what the word meant, and teasingly make this a nickname if possible.

December 24, 2013 11:56 AM

Landis is an adorable name. Short, cute and most importantly; not overused. I've never met someone with Landis as the first name, but Landis is the last name of an older man who lives close by and I liked the sound of it, but never even thought about it being a first name!


Killian is also a cute name that's not overused, however I think I might like the name Kellan/Kellin better.

December 23, 2013 04:59 PM

I also love unusual names and I'm beginning to think I like them a bit too much. The biggest problem I've been having is there are just so many options that I can't narrow it down to one that I like the most. I typically like surnames or place names best for some reason. I love finding names from road signs and street signs when I travel.

Exton is probably the top option at the moment. I saw this one on a road sign when traveling but forgotten all about it until Robert Downey named his son this.

Other names I like but wish were less common..

Lincoln. Sawyer. Landon. Levi. Gavin. August.

Names I like but probably wouldn't use..

Alisdair. Memphis. Vance.




December 23, 2013 04:48 PM

Emeric is a pretty cool name! Thanks for the suggestions, added to the options :P

December 23, 2013 04:48 PM

1. Not really. My one sibling has two middle names and it has never caused any issues. When there is only one spot for one inital, they will either cram in both (if it's in handwriting) or use their first/favorite since either of them work when it's online or in typing where craming both in is not an option.

2. Yes. I don't think the matching ends of the middle name and last name makes the name sound funny. As you've mentioned, a full name is rarely used and even when it's said as a full name - it sounds perfectly fine.

3. In my opinion, it sounds just fine. Jasper is a cute name as well, but I love the name Oliver. I think it's an all around awesome name for many reasons being that..

1. It will grow with the child. Oliver sounds like a suitable, cute name for a boy no matter how old he is. Baby, toddler, kid, teen, adult, old man. It always sounds like a suitable name!

2. It's so uncommon that it sounds awkward or weird but it's not overused where there will be 10 other Oliver's in the same school as your son

3. It just has a nice ring to it.

December 23, 2013 06:15 AM

I unfortunately don't have a family tree to look through. Most of my ancestors (that I'm aware of) have very.. "in their time" names that are very out of style today. My fathers side had a family name that had been passed on for generations upon generations (my dad got this name) until my mom broke the chain with my brother, who she refused to name the 'horrible' name :P That leaves me with mainly middle name options from that side, and the coolest one I remember was Monroe. I like the name Monroe, but after my sister found that out, she fell in love with the name (named her car this) and insists it will be her sons name. Surnnames and place names are also not favorable from this side.

On the other side of my family, their first names are also not within a style that I like and I don't know many of the middle names. A surnname I like from this family would be Kennedy, but I also feel this is more a female name. Place names are either unknown and unfavorable.


December 22, 2013 08:44 PM

I honestly think Exton will end up being the first name, but for the sake of all the complaints - I was trying to find something a bit more 'socially acceptable.' The middle name would be Blake, which is probably what my family would insist on calling him.


Yes, Sailor Moon is probably the reason and a lot of people make the assosciation between the two.

December 22, 2013 04:30 PM

Thank you! That will definetly come in handy.

One of the names I was considering but I'm afraid it might be a little tooo uncommon, and most of my family/friends hate would be Exton. Another would be Sailor, but I felt this one might be a little girly as well.

Names that I like but wish were more uncommom; Blake. Jace. Miles.

December 21, 2013 08:39 PM

Braydon is the name my mother wanted me to use. I have nothing against the name, but I feel it's a little too common for my preferences. I needed some second opinions to prove I'm right ;P

December 21, 2013 08:36 PM
In Response to Middle name for gannon

Gannon Kale / Kahl / Kael

Gannon Jace

Gannon James if we can break the rules and go common


Gannon James & Gannon Kale is my favorite combinations.




December 21, 2013 08:29 PM

I didn't even think of that aspect. I guess it would be hard for strangers or new friends/acquaintances to keep the names seperate with the similar sounds.

I guess I should research the names a little before posting, shouldn't I? I feel that Cyrus has a more modern sound to it than Arthur, maybe because it's used less often. Another reason I don't like the name Arthur is because of the cartoon Arthur. Growing up watching that show, I've always looked at Arthur as a 'geeky' name and it's ruined it for me.

December 20, 2013 08:33 PM

I love both Julian and August. They also sound nice with sibling Cyrus's name. Too bad you guys didn't both like these names! Also not important, I love Miles & Alistair off your can't/won't use name list.

If I had to choose out of your front runner options, I would chose Jasper. Not only is it (in my opinion anyway) the cutest but it also sounds very nice with Cyrus. Again, in my opinion, Cyrus and Arthur clash. Cyrus is an uncommon/different name while Arthur is an old, classical name. I don't feel like they make the best sibling set.

If I had to choose out of your other runners, I would choose Cedric or Elliot. However I feel Cedric sounds best when paired with Cyrus.


Other suggestions would be..

Cyrus & Jaythan

Cyrus & Briar

Cyrus & Denver

Cyrus & Gannon

Cyrus & Vance

December 19, 2013 08:53 AM

Whenever I saw a name like this in writing, I would automatically assume it was an alternative spelling for Amelia and pronounce it "Uh Meal Yah." That was until I met a little girl with the name Imala (Ah - My - La). If the name was spelled Amalia rather than Amelia, I would pronounce it Ah Mal Ah.

With that being said, my sibling is named a name that's often mistaken for another name when others see it in writting and she hates it. If you like the name enough that you wouldn't care about pronounciation issues and you have in mind the way you want it pronounced, just find a spelling that is closest to it and it really shouldn't cause too many issues.

December 18, 2013 08:33 PM
In Response to Newspaper names

 It bothers me that the Lincoln is a female. I love the name Lincoln for a boy and would hate for it to become another 'not really unisex but let's make it unisex anyway' type of name. 


December 18, 2013 08:29 PM
In Response to Awesome Sibset

Well, they at least stuck with a theme. It's not too uncommon (around here anyway) that families will name one kid a very basic/common name such as Ashley and name the next something uncommon such as Pacen.


December 18, 2013 08:22 PM
In Response to Visit to a Graveyard

I've never even thought of looking at the grave yards for interesting names!

I personally know an Aubrey and an Aubree but both of them are female. I'm actually suprised that Aubrey was originally a male name when it sounds (to me anyway) so girlish. I'm not so sure if I like the spelling Aubray..

Winnifay is a very uncommon name, I've never heard of it before. It's a cool name except reminds me of Winnie the Pooh.