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I have named one little guy, Everett Scott, and one little girl Juniper Virginia, hoping for one more little one someday soon :-)

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February 5, 2015 02:33 PM

Late to the party but I thought I'd chime in, I have an Everett and for me it ruled out Evelyn which I loved, because they were too I feel your pain! Also we pronounce it Ev-rett, two syllables, just like my great-grandpa did :-) No one has had an issue so far...

July 30, 2014 07:37 PM



There's a good link with lots of suggestions :-)


You could also go with initials first and middle B.O...but that comes with its own set of issues I guess...

March 19, 2014 11:16 AM

Makes sense! The hospitals where I had my kids (neither in my hometown) didn't have anything from the paper, although one did have a form to fill out if you wanted your kids name to show up on their big electronic billboard. The billboard was right by a major intersection, and it would scroll baby names. I can't tell you how many times I got distracted by that sign and irritated the people behind me because I was slow to notice the light change.

March 18, 2014 01:29 PM

Huh, maybe ours is an anomaly. There is a Birth Announcement section, similar to the Engagement section that is almost always empty. However they also have a page just titled births that lists mother/father, date, weight, time, name, and usually gender for both area hospitals, the birthing center and usually one or two home births. I always wondered how they pulled this data. Maybe birth certificates filed or something? I never realized that wasn't a standard thing.

March 18, 2014 09:22 AM
In Response to Harper Drake

If you did decide to use Harper I wouldn't use Drake as a middle. I go with something solidly, traditionally, automatically masculine. David, Charles, William... I wouldn't be sure if Harper Drake was a girl or a boy, but Harper David leaves no question. 

March 18, 2014 09:02 AM

Just highlights the different naming cultures I suppose :-) 

March 18, 2014 08:51 AM
In Response to Rose

I think you're right. I also wonder what middle name will replace it as the next go to middle...There was Lee, then Marie, and I know a lot of mid-80's girls with the middle name Nicole (actually went to school with two girls who had the exact same name, Kelly Nicole Lastname). Now it's Rose, and I wonder what's next. Because there isn't any data collected on middles, it seems like they're more likely to trend and trend big. There isn't any data floating around to make people realize their first choice is super popular and push them in another direction.

March 15, 2014 02:22 PM

Wow those are some epic names! Are those just the best/most interesting names or all of them? 

March 14, 2014 11:21 AM

That math is so far over my head its like watching an airplane go by... I know it's going someplace cool, but I can't follow it :-) 



March 14, 2014 10:49 AM
In Response to Sayer

I think it looks good on paper, but when I say it out loud it runs into one syllable, Sayr, almost like Sir with a hard A sound tucked into a middle. 

March 14, 2014 10:38 AM

I like Eli, it feels classically masculine without being over the top macho. I also think it works well with Samantha :-)

March 4, 2014 06:13 PM

I'm surprised Louisa doesn't get more love. It's an underused classic and has the go to cute nickname Lou. There is a strong literary namesake. It has a bit of an old lady vibe, but old lady names are pretty dang chic at the moment. I'm not surprised it isn't in the top 100, but I'm amazed its not in the 1000.

March 2, 2014 07:44 PM

I like Faye the most. Fay looks incomplete, and Fae a bit contrived. 

February 28, 2014 09:37 AM

I know two sets of sisters named Ava & Mia, and one set named Ava & Mina all under about 10 years old. Weirder though is knowing two Madison's, both about 5 who have baby brothers born within a month of each other, both named Brady. I only know their families peripherally, and I'm pretty sure they don't know each other...I wish I knew them both better so I could introduce them :-)

February 28, 2014 09:14 AM

Avery Catherine! The flow is great, and it works as a good sibling name with Connor. Conner and Erin work well too, but I do like Avery better with Catherine. Devin skews too masculine for me, I would assume Conner and Devin were brothers, and Olivia seems too feminine, it stands out pretty drastically from your other picks. 

February 28, 2014 09:04 AM

Thanks everybody for your input and suggestions! :-) I think I'm crossing Dora-Faye off the list...the hyphen is perhaps the best way to ensure the pronunciation and keep both parts of the name in use, but in the northern Midwest there aren't a whole lot of hyphenated names in use so it would cause headache and hassle. Back to the drawing board! 

February 27, 2014 07:30 AM

There is always Marguerite, which is a lovely French name that offers the nick name Daisy :-) 

February 26, 2014 08:04 AM

I would kick Grayson off the list. It has a more trendy feel than your other choices, and you don't like the nn he'd probably end up with eventually. Of the rest Benen is my absolute favorite! Different but not too different, excellent nn (Ben) goes well with both family middle names...I love it :-) I really love Benen Charles, and can you get a better name meaning than kind strong man?

February 25, 2014 10:45 AM

I LOVE Faye all by herself, but it just doesn't work with our plonky German last name...Pletz. 

February 25, 2014 10:44 AM

Just had to say the name  MeikaJoy is unexpected and totally adorable :-)