Arden for a girl ... too much like Aiden?

I like old-fashioned names more … almost on the edge of “geezer”. LOL! Chances are if your great-grandma had the name, I’m all over it.

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] (front-runner), [name]Clara[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] are my top picks for a girls. And [name]Elias[/name] (front-runner), [name]Leo[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name] for boys. My DS is [name]Charles[/name]/nn [name]Charlie[/name].

The only two modern-sounding names that I really like are [name]Arden[/name] and [name]Reed[/name], but I think both would fit fine with [name]Charlie[/name].

[name]Arden[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] is the name I’m specifically into … but I worry it’s too masculine and too much like the popular [name]Aiden[/name] names.


I’m a classic name lover, too (not uncommon on Nameberry), and love your names (with the exception of [name]Arden[/name]). (I like [name]Arden[/name] and see its appeal, but the other names are just more my style.) :slight_smile:

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] it!

[name]Clara[/name] [name]Jane[/name]: I think this is so sweet, but I personally love [name]Lydia[/name] more than [name]Clara[/name]. (I think [name]Clara[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] is lovely, too.)

[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Chloe[/name]: I’m not an [name]Evelyn[/name] fan, but I love the [name]Evie[/name] nickname. [name]Chloe[/name] is very popular now (top 10), so if popularity is a concern, I’d skip [name]Chloe[/name].

I really love [name]Elias[/name], [name]Leo[/name], and [name]Oliver[/name], too. If popularity is a concern for you, I’d go with [name]Leo[/name]. [name]Love[/name] [name]Charles[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name], too. :slight_smile: If you type a name into the box at the left, you can see its popularity ranking.

I’d personally avoid [name]Arden[/name], not only because it’s not my style, but because with [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Arden[/name] and [name]Charlie[/name] is a lot of “Arrrr” sound!

Other ideas:
[name]Amelia[/name] (popular, though)
[name]Genevieve[/name] (another source for an [name]Evie[/name] nickname)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Jill[/name] - thanks! I know, I love all those names on your list, too. I don’t know what’s up with [name]Arden[/name], it doesn’t fit with my normal tastes AT ALL. So I blame hormones. :wink:

I think [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Elias[/name] are my winners. :slight_smile:

I love [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Elias[/name], and think both of them sound fantastic with your little [name]Charlie[/name]. :slight_smile: Good luck!

[name]Arden[/name] is way better than [name]Aiden[/name]!

I don’t think they’re similar at all … I really like [name]Arden[/name]

Not a bit and I love the [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] combo so much. I think it makes a really fresh and lovely combo.

If you’re looking for something with the same appeal as [name]Arden[/name], what about [name]Ardith[/name]? Kind of ups the “geezer” factor as well, since it’s been out of the trend cycle for a good few generations. It reminds me of a cross between [name]Arden[/name] and [name]Edith[/name].

I’m exactly the same as you. I am a classic name lover to the extreme, [name]Evelyn[/name] is my second favourite girls name! But I too love [name]Arden[/name]! I can’t explain it but it really appeals to me for some reason. I doubt I’d ever use it though because it is so deviant from my usual style.

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]: this name is WONDERFUL

[name]Clara[/name] [name]Jane[/name]: very cute but [name]Lydia[/name] is better

[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] : I dislike chloe

[name]Arden[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]: I like arden. It doesn’t feel masculine to me or remind me of aiden at all.

I had to laugh at your comment: “Chances are if your great grandma had the name, I’m all over it.” Cute! Does the name [name]Alma[/name] qualify?

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] – I love both these names! Nice flow too!

[name]Clara[/name] [name]Jane[/name] – ditto

[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] – I am more into [name]Eve[/name] and [name]Eva[/name] than [name]Evelyn[/name] and not the biggest fan of [name]Chloe[/name], but the combination sounds very nice!

[name]Arden[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name] – Not a big fan of [name]Arden[/name], but [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]. Again, you picked names that flow well together.

It’s a tie between [name]Clara[/name] [name]Jane[/name] & [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name], imo.

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] - I really like [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Jane[/name] - fine
[name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Chloe[/name] - I don’t like [name]Chloe[/name] but I really like [name]Evelyn[/name]
[name]Elias[/name] - nice
[name]Leo[/name] - I freakin’ love this one! It’s one of my favorites ever!
[name]Oliver[/name] - nice
[name]Reed[/name] - I really like it

And I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Arden[/name]. I don’t think it sounds like [name]Aidan[/name] at all and I think [name]Arden[/name] and [name]Charles[/name] is a really nice combo.
Good luck!

[name]Arden[/name] [name]Lindsay[/name] would be pretty