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May 6, 2015 02:45 PM

Yes, I'd say they are too similar.

Some other sugestions that might go with Berkley:

Aubrey or Aubriana

Sabrina

Ashlyn

Bronwyn

Savannah

Eden

Good luck!

 

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May 6, 2015 02:28 PM

From this list, I think Andrew (Andy) and Luciana (Lucy) go best with your other children.

Trevor, Isabella and Andrew

Trevor, Isabella and Luciana

Second choice for a boy would be Joseph (Joey).

For girls, there are a lot that go with the siblings, so it would be hard to go wrong.

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May 6, 2015 01:10 PM

My favorites from your girls names are Scarlett and Stella. I have never heard of Zaylee before, but I like the sound of it. I would hesitate to eliminate any myself, since I would just be eliminating based on my own personal taste. Maybe Hurlie would be the only definite "no" for me because of, well, hurl.

From your boys list, I like a lot more. I like Griffin, Graham and Donovan in particular.

You might want to consider a middle name with a personal link, like a family member or other namesake, or something based on a favorite book, place, sport, etc.

Best wishes!

 

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May 6, 2015 06:52 AM
In Response to Duggar Game

 

Max

Mia

Michael-James

Mae

Megan

Marjoram

Micah

Manasseh

Merry-Anna

Markus

Matthew

Mason

Malachi

Miles

Maxwell

Melissa

Melody

Mackenzie

Maisie

 

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March 17, 2015 10:14 AM

Congratulations on #3!

These are my thoughts on your names:

Beatrice: a good choice with this sibset, especially if the nickname was Bea or Bibi
Beatrix: same as above, but I like it slightly more for you, as the x makes it seem a bit more spunky to me
Cecily: I think it's maybe more in the "pretty" category than spunky
Felicity: same as above (by the way Cecily and Felicity were sisters in L.M. Montgomery's The Story Girl so the names have a prim connotation for me)
Eloise: No. especially if you would use any kind of El- nickname--it's too close to Lilla
Matilda: I would love to hear of this name being used on a real baby. I've only ever read it in books! I think it matches your style. Any thoughts on nicknames?
Penelope: I love this name and I think it would match.
Sylvie - too close to Vivi? Yes, I think it's too close to Vivi.
Tess: spunky, but in a different way from Lilla and Vivi. I'm not sure I like one syllable names with your other two.
Winifred - nn Winnie: Matches in style. Would it be too close to Vivi if said fast? I don't know.

To recap: In order I like Beatrix, Penelope, Matilda, Winifred

I would also bring back Juliet/te from your previous list. I think it matches in style and could be kind of fun and spunky, especially if the nickname was Ju Ju or Jules etc.

Best wishes!

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March 11, 2015 03:41 AM

After reading through the discussion of this name, I am really loving Zenaida. I don't know if I would be brave enough to go for it, though.

OP, I hope you come back and tell us if you end up using it, or if it at least makes your short list!

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March 11, 2015 03:34 AM
In Response to A brother for Roland?

Hmm, I think with Roland you could either go timeless or a bit more quirky.

timeless:

Alexander

Thomas

Nicholas

Henry

quirky:

Gilbert

Quentin

Maximus

Dominic

Lucas

Jude

I like Roland and Dominic, or Roland and Jude.

Best wishes!

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March 10, 2015 07:02 AM
In Response to Battle of the Gwens

Was anyone else reminded of the Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary? In Ramona Forever, we have the fun line: "Ramona preferred Gwendolyn for a girl because the name meant “fair.” If she had to have another sister, she wanted one who always played fair."

 

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February 26, 2015 02:58 AM
In Response to Names with "AU" boy

I actually love Auden! But maybe because I love the poet!

Some other suggestions:

Claudius

Chaucer

Vaughn

There are a number of French names with this sequence, if you would want to consider those.

Also, there is good old Paul.

For "ash" names, if you like Cashel, what about Dashiell?

Good luck!

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February 26, 2015 02:43 AM
In Response to Names like Hudson

Hmm, maybe give these a try. I think they're similar style to Hudson, and go well with Drake:

Harlan

Holden

Sawyer

Baxter

Everett

Bennett

Weston

Quincy

Hugo

Good luck!

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February 19, 2015 01:13 PM
In Response to Hackers!

Yes, thanks to all the moderators! And thanks for starting this thread. I guess we've all been ranting to ourselves, and now it's in the open! :D

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February 17, 2015 07:41 AM

If you like Sawyer for a boy, would you like it for a girl? I have a niece with that name (sister to J@ck).

It seems your husband likes andro-girly names and you like pretty classic. I think it's challenging to find overlap, but not impossible. I'm trying to picture names I could see on both a rodeo star and a tea-party hostess. Here are a few ideas:

Sadie

Hazel

Scarlett

Ivy

Lila

Audrey

Best wishes!

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February 17, 2015 06:05 AM
In Response to Celtic confusion...

And Pooh-bear was apparently named after a real bear in the London Zoo who was in turn named after the city of Winnipeg in Canada where he first came from during WWI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_the_Bear

So the origin is quite different, even if the nickname is the same. :)

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February 16, 2015 07:26 AM

Just a thought on the Allah names. I thought one of two things might be happening:

1. The name is actually another name that got transliterated as the same as Allah. For example, I know a Muslim family living in the U.S. in which the husband is named Ala (where the last sound is a glottal stop, considered a consonan in Arabic) and the wife is named Ala (in which the first sound is kind of a choking sound that is a consonant in Arabic, but English speakers might hear as a vowel). English speakers heard those two names exactly alike, and would ask, "Why do you both have the same name?" Others would ask, "Why are you both named God?"!

2. The name was a compound name. There are a lot of Arabic boy names that have Allah as the second part. For example, Abdullah is really Abd Allah "servant of Allah". There is also Noor Allah "light of God", Najiy Allah, Najib Allah, etc. So maybe the name got recorded backwards, or one name left off, or some other such error.

Then again, maybe that is reading too many errors into the process.

 

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February 16, 2015 06:35 AM

I agree with the others that more info would be helpful. But if you "like the Q" then maybe you would like Z. For a boy, what about Zane? Zayna for a girl?

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February 14, 2015 12:28 PM

I love your other girls' names!

Olivia would fit right in, but maybe it seems bit trendy. So what about:

Amelia

Lydia

Clara

Best wishes!

17
February 9, 2015 03:28 AM
In Response to Best Angel girl name?

As a random name, I love Seraphina, but in terms of what I would actually name a child, I like Evangeline.

btw, my first association with Evangeline is the poem by Longfellow. It is tragic, but in a beautiful way.

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February 9, 2015 03:21 AM

Sometimes people associate beauty and elegance with names that have lots of vowels and the /l/ sound. So along with wanting an -a ending, maybe:

Eliana

Juliana

Isabella

Olivia

Celia

Philomena

Liliana

Helena

And some without /l/:

Anya

Adriana

Serena

Good luck!

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February 9, 2015 03:05 AM

Persephone is a great suggestion. I feel like it has all the fun of Penelope, but is a little softer since it lacks the second /p/ sound.

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February 9, 2015 02:57 AM

Yes! Mma Ramotswe was my first association. And you said it perfectly: "names I love, though it would not be the right name for my family."