Brother for Elodie?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone! We are expecting a boy in [name_u]March[/name_u] and having a tough time deciding on a name. I have a daughter named [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]. Growing up, i always loved the name [name_m]Liam[/name_m], but it’s just too popular these days. I like the idea of an Irish name (my name is [name_f]Siobhan[/name_f]) or a [name_m]French[/name_m] name because my husband is french. Our top picks so far have been [name_m]Declan[/name_m], [name_m]Emile[/name_m] and [name_m]Pascal[/name_m], though I am afraid [name_m]Declan[/name_m] is getting too popular, [name_m]Emile[/name_m] might not sound good with [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] and [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] could be a girls’ name. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

I agree with your issues with [name_m]Declan[/name_m] and [name_m]Emile[/name_m]. I don’t think of [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] as a girl name, but I guess it could be.

Some other possibilities:

[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] and


I am with you on the popularity of [name_m]Liam[/name_m] and [name_m]Declan[/name_m] seems to be climbing too, though I do still like it. [name_m]Emile[/name_m] & [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] are both great but I can see in some places they may be harder to wear in the US. ([name_m]Emile[/name_m] getting pron. “[name_f]Emily[/name_f]” etc.)

The first name that popped into my head was [name_m]Boone[/name_m]. I like that it comes from the [name_m]French[/name_m] “bon” with that good meaning and yet has a fun American connotation for a little boy. [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] & [name_m]Boone[/name_m].

Other suggestions would be…(Irish) - [name_m]Keane[/name_m][name_m]Loughlin[/name_m][name_m]Beccan[/name_m][name_u]Roan[/name_u]or [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
([name_m]French[/name_m]) - [name_u]Beau[/name_u][name_m]Cyprien[/name_m][name_m]Julien[/name_m][name_m]Zenon[/name_m]

I like [name_m]Emile[/name_m] a lot but prefer the spelling [name_m]Emil[/name_m] so it wouldn’t get pronounced “[name_f]Emily[/name_f].” Not a huge fan of [name_m]Declan[/name_m], but I like the suggestions of [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], [name_m]Desmond[/name_m], [name_m]Cormac[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], and [name_m]Felix[/name_m]. Too bad about [name_m]Liam[/name_m], I also loved that one.

Other ideas:

[name_m]Declan[/name_m] is lovely, but you might be right about it getting popular. [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] seems like a perfect option- it doesn’t seem like a girls name to me at all, and the nickname [name_u]Cal[/name_u] is so cute

Irish suggestions:
[name_u]Dara[/name_u] / [name_u]Darragh[/name_u]
[name_m]Ciaran[/name_m] / [name_u]Kieran[/name_u]

[name_m]French[/name_m] suggestions:
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] or [name_m]Bastien[/name_m]
[name_u]Remi[/name_u] / [name_u]Remy[/name_u]

Oops this is a super late reply… I couldn’t figure out how to check if there had been replies to my post! Thanks for all your feedback, still not sure what to do though. I am currently living in [name_u]North[/name_u] [name_f]Carolina[/name_f] and I’m pretty sure he will be the odd man out if I go with any of my [name_m]French[/name_m] options. Still trying to figure out if [name_m]Declan[/name_m] is truly that popular (since the high ranking seems to be based on searches rather than the SSA listing) and considering some of the other Irish options you have offered. Boys names are so tough!

I don’t think [name_m]Declan[/name_m] is too popular. You can never tell if a popular TV series or celebrity birth is going to project even a currently unpopular name into the spotlight, so I’d just go with what you love and not worry too much about it.

Some more suggestions based on [name_m]Declan[/name_m], [name_m]Emile[/name_m] and [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] (I really like [name_m]Pascal[/name_m] for you, btw):

[name_m]Finnan[/name_m] or [name_m]Finnian[/name_m]

Best of luck with the imminent new arrival!

The first name that jumped to mind was [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m], which I love on it’s own and paired with [name_f]Elodie[/name_f]!

Some other suggestions are:

[name_u]Finn[/name_u] (although maybe a bit too popular at the moment?)