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February 11, 2014 03:46 PM

I prefer Louisa with Cecelia and Amalia, and I absolutely adore Louisa! Very underused, like your other girls' names. I'm not a big fan of Sabina personally and I think it would often be mistaken for Sabrina. Carolina is pretty, but depending on where you live, you may get a lot of care-uh-LIE-nuh's. 

Some other suggestions:

Ana (not sure if you want to repeat initials) 

Dorothea ("Dottie" or "Thea")

Evelina

Eloisa

Francesca

Georgia

Helena

Julia/Juliana

Leona

Maria

Matilda

Nora

Priscilla

Theodora "Thea" 

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February 11, 2014 03:39 PM

Ah! I love your girls' names! Your list is lovely as well :)

With Marianne and Julia, I think Elizabeth and Eleanor fit best. I get a slight beatles vibe from Eleanor and Julia, but I'm probably more familiar with the band than most young people today, so I definitely wouldn't consider it to be a dealbreaker (and it's not a bad association either!) Besides, with Marianne thrown in the mix, it's very unnoticeable. 

Do your other girls go by nicknames? I love the nicknames Libby and Lizzie, but I think they're a bit informal compared to Julia and Marianne. Maybe using a different nickname like Elsa or Beth would fix that... But to be honest I prefer Lizzie and Libby :) Another thing to note is if you have a very common surname, there are probably thousands of people that are also named Elizabeth (last name), which can be good and bad. That can easily be solved by giving her a unique nickname or middle name, though. 

I think in the end my vote is for Elizabeth. Julia is a classic, and Mary and Anne are just about as traditional as it gets. Julia, Elizabeth, and Marianne is gorgeous! Eleanor is becoming more popular and I feel like it fits in better with 'antique revivals' like Charlotte and Evelyn than underused classics like Julia and Marianne. But that's just my two cents... really every name on your list is wonderful.

Good luck! 

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February 9, 2014 06:40 PM

Here we go, no -a endings for girls and no -n endings for boys:

Alice Evelyn

Caroline Frances

Iris Annabel

Katherine Elisabeth

Lillian Mary

Madeleine Ruth

Rose Eleanor

Vivian Charlotte

 

Arthur David

Charles William

Emmett James

George Henry

Jasper Lewis

Miles Edward

Paul Thomas

Samuel Joseph

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February 9, 2014 05:55 PM
In Response to Keyboard Name Game

There are probably quite a few repeats on here, but to be honest I haven't read through the entire thread:

I'll do boy's names, then girl's.

Quentin

William

Emmett

Robert

Thomas

Yuri

Ulysses

Isaac

Oliver

Peter

Arthur

Stephen

David

Felix

George

Henry

James

Karl

Louis

Zachary

Xavier

Charles

Vincent

Benjamin

Nicholas

Miles

 

Quinn (unisex, really)

Willa

Evelyn

Rosalie

Tessa

Yulia

Una

Iris

Olive

Phoebe

Alice

Stella

Dorothy

Florence

Georgia

Helen

Jane

Katherine

Lillian

Zora

Ximena

Caroline

Vera

Beatrice

Nora

Marie 

 

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February 9, 2014 05:43 PM

Yes, we are planning on having more children, so there are definitely some 'matchy' groups of names that we need to narrow down (Jasper, Emmett, and Edward especially... I should add that Rosalie is very high on my list for a girl so I think I have to factor that in as well!) 

Thanks for the insider's tip! :)

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February 9, 2014 04:11 PM

Switch first and middle: Olivia Charlotte

Change first name: Anna Louise 

Change middle name: Katherine Iris

Keep intiitials: Evelyn Alice 

Keep full name: Margaret Ruth 

:)

7
February 9, 2014 04:06 PM

Ooh fun! I love these games!

Switch first and middle: James Alexander 

Change first name: Arthur Grant

Change middle name: Benjamin Charles

Keep initials but change names: August John 

Keep name: Theodore Matthew 

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February 8, 2014 06:09 PM

Hello everyone, We've narrowed it down to the following:

Charles "Charlie"

Emmett

Miles

Jasper

James

Louis "Louie"

Ezra 

Paul

Edward

George

Peter

John

Still quite long, I know! They're in no specific order, but the ones towards the bottom are the ones we're still iffy about. Please let us know your thoughts! 

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February 8, 2014 05:22 PM

Sorry for any repeats:

Andrew "Drew" (Jack, Sam, Max, and Drew)

Daniel "Danny" (Jack, Sam, Max, and Danny) 

Elias/Elliot "Eli" (Jack, Sam, Max, and Eli) 

Gabriel "Gabe" (Jack, Sam, Max, and Gabe)

Henry (Jack, Sam, Max, and Henry) 

Leo (Jack, Sam, Max, and Leo) 

Nicholas "Nick" (Jack, Sam, Max, and Nick)

William "Will" (Jack, Sam, Max, and Will) 

Good luck!

10
February 8, 2014 05:12 PM

Hmmm... 

Joseph Mayer and Amelia 

Mayer and Amelia, Joseph and Amelia 

Joseph Mayer and Clara 

Mayer and Clara, Joseph and Clara 

Joseph Mayer and Charlotte "Lottie"

Joseph and Charlotte, Mayer and Lottie (or Mayer and Lola)

Joseph Mayer and Lillian "Lilly"

Mayer and Lilly, Joseph and Lillian 

These would be my favorites, I think. Charlotte, Amelia, and Lillian are all quite popular vintage names right now and Clara is on the rise as well. However, I think they provide a nice balance with the more uncommon Mayer without completely clashing with Joseph. Good luck! 

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February 8, 2014 05:10 PM

That was my thought too. Since there is only a 50% chance your next child will be a girl, I feel like it would best to use the name you like the most and see how things play out. Good luck! 

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February 8, 2014 05:07 PM

Definitely either Eloise or Annabel, but I can't decide which I like better! I suppose Eloise is less common since Annabelle is currently ranked 100th, but you really can't go wrong. Combining Annabel and Eloise, what do you think of Anneliese?

13
February 8, 2014 05:00 PM
In Response to Corbin or Dexter?

Definitely Corbin. I've just never been a fan of Dexter. I also think Corbin sounds better with Michael :)

14
February 3, 2014 03:30 PM

I love it!

I know one Phoebe, age 2. Her sister is Eliza, maybe you'd like that as well.

Then of course there's Phoebe Buffay from Friends, which is a great association for me :)

Phoebe Alice 

Phoebe Anna 

Phoebe Charlotte  

Phoebe Helen(a)

Phoebe Iris

Phoebe Jane

Phoebe Josephine 

Phoebe June

Phoebe Katherine/Kate

Phoebe Louise/Louisa

Phoebe Lillian

Phoebe Matilda

Phoebe Stella 

15
February 1, 2014 04:14 PM
In Response to Baby Brother Bear

I believe Arthur means bear, so that could be a unique way to get the nickname :)

Arthur Benjamin is very handsome!

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January 30, 2014 04:18 PM

How excting! My favorites with Molly are:

Charlotte

Claire

Madeline

Ruby

Sadie

Grace

Joseph

Jack

Samuel

Charles

Benjamin 

Grant

Olivia, Mia, Madison, Morgan, Avery, and Riley are too trendy for my tastes, and the latter four I prefer on boys. I like Maggie, but only as a nickname, and Gillian & Gabrielle just aren't my style. I love Lily, but I think it's a little too similar to Molly. I'm just not a fan of Wyatt, Ryder, and Liam, but the other options all work pretty well with Molly.

Good luck!

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January 30, 2014 03:20 PM
In Response to "12th"

I knew you could use Roman numerals, but I was definitely not aware that you could use numbers like 1,2,3 etc.  

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January 30, 2014 03:12 PM
In Response to Boy or girl names?

I would personally assume Emerson, Tate, and Charlie were boys and Adair was a girl. 

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January 29, 2014 06:34 PM

Estella is gorgeous! Estée could be a possible nickname, although you may have to deal with the periodic Estée Lauder references. I don't think it would be that bad, though. 

Evelyn is quite popular right now, but I still consider it timeless. I personally prefer Estella with your set, as I'm not a big fan of the matching endings of Benjamin & Evelyn.

Good luck!

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January 29, 2014 06:33 PM
In Response to "12th"

'Cydnee'? Yikes, that's bad. My husband is a Seahawks fan, but I would never let him go that far (I don't think he has any desire to though, which is good.) I was actually not aware that you could use numbers on a birth certificate, thats definitely interesting!