Combos that made you love a name?

There are certain names I’d never really thought about (or even liked!) until I saw them in a combo I loved!

For me, I never really considered [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] until seeing @LeafTree’s [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] Nocturne, and now [name_f]Artemisia[/name_f] is high on my list. I didn’t love [name_u]Marvel[/name_u] until @snowmaiden’s gorgeous [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_u]Marvel[/name_u], and I never liked [name_f]Astoria[/name_f] much until seeing @solara’s [name_f]Astoria[/name_f] [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] [name_u]Swan[/name_u] – I’m sure there are more but these are the ones that stand out to me! :blush:

So I’m curious – what combos have made you love a name?


Aw, that makes me happy to hear! I never liked [name_f]Sybil[/name_f] until I saw your [name_f]Sybil[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] Stargazer, I’m fact, a lot of the names I’ve added to my lists recently have been because of your stunning combos!

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Literally all of your names [name_u]Lupin[/name_u] :sob:
Also – @emeraldsea 's [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] [name_f]Bea[/name_f] made me love [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], @may.rose’s [name_u]Marie[/name_u] [name_f]Lavender[/name_f] and [name_m]Todd[/name_m] [name_m]Bramble[/name_m] made me love [name_f]Lavender[/name_f] and [name_m]Bramble[/name_m], @idyllic’s [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f] Deliverance made me love [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f], @lateaugust’s [name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] made me love [name_u]Percy[/name_u],’s [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] [name_m]Augustus[/name_m] made me love [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m], and @EagleEyes’s [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_f]Wisteria[/name_f] made me love [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] (yes not even joking you made me love my own name :sob:)

…and there are probably some more that are escaping me right now, so expect me to be back in a bit lol.


I don’t remember who named their baby this, but ever since I saw it on the main NB blog, [name_f]Betty[/name_f] [name_u]Nightingale[/name_u]! It made me love both of those names, and especially together. There is something about the combo that I just find stunning.


Oh my goodness, that’s stunning :heart_eyes:

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@futuremama’s combo “margot james” which was in her uc a while back made me fall in love with james on a girl!
@Ellory made me discover fiadh with her “fiadh marvel”, and the combo made me adore the name!
@Rosebeth definitely made me like the name vienna more than i already did due to her daughter’s incredible name.
@emeraldsea posted about her combo “floralie moon” on the what would you name a sibling to thread and since then floralie has been in my head, i mean what a stunning combo!
@SimiNova’s “ianthe hero” is absolutely stunning and has definitely helped boost my love for ianthe.
@leafsgirl44 has made me love the idea of mackenzie on a boy solely due to her sons lovely name.

there are so many more people that have made combo’s that helped me love a name, so i will definitely be back at some point to mention them as well. these are just the first few that popped into my head :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Aww thank you! I can’t take credit for that combo though, it’s @minxtruck’s and I fell in love too :joy:


Many months ago, someone suggested [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] on a thread and it made me really love [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]!

(I should already love her in theory based on my top girl favorites, but she’s never really made it to my list.)


I might now remember who introduced me to all of these, so apologies in advance (and if it is yours, feel free to remind me!!):

[name_f]Isla[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u] made me like [name_f]Isla[/name_f]! believe this was @namergirl3’s combo

@leafsgirl44’s [name_u]Rhett[/name_u] [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] made me love both of those names

@leafygreens’s [name_f]Amparo[/name_f] [name_f]Olimpia[/name_f] [name_u]Cruz[/name_u]! - made me love [name_f]Amparo[/name_f] :slight_smile:

@emeraldsea has been consider [name_u]John[/name_u] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] and now ‘John Shep’ is in my head and [name_u]John[/name_u] is appealing in that combo!

@seawillow’s [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] has given me a lot of appreciation for [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f]


Oh man :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I’m really pleased and excited to see this! Thank you for such a sweet compliment.

[name_u]Marvel[/name_u] is actually one of those names for me too, but it wasn’t my sweet [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] that made me feel [name_u]Marvel[/name_u] could work… it was @Ellory’s old [name_f]Fiadh[/name_f] [name_u]Marvel[/name_u]! I mean, beyond stunning! :rainbow:

I’m sure others have caught my eye over the years, but none that come to mind so immediately (and which I can remember the creator of, lol)!


@marigold.solstice That is such an honor!! Seriously what high praise :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Thank you!

A few to mention…
@may.rose’s [name_m]Todd[/name_m] [name_m]Bramble[/name_m] has given me new appreciation for both [name_m]Todd[/name_m] and [name_m]Bramble[/name_m]! Such a sweet and soft yet strong and outdoorsy combo.
@leafygreens’s [name_m]Osiris[/name_m] [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]Reign[/name_u] made me see [name_u]Reign[/name_u] on a boy in a new light! It’s been on my girls list for a long time but this combo showed me how cool it is as a masculine name as well.
@greyblue’s [name_f]Mabli[/name_f] [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] – [name_f]Mabli[/name_f] is just perfect in this combo and it really made me appreciate the name.


I’m back to add another – @seawillow’s [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] [name_f]Liv[/name_f], which I don’t think is a current combo but it made me love both names :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


oh my goodness, thank you so much @midnight.melody and @snowmaiden! you’re the halves of the whole combo :joy: i’m so glad that i could make you guys fall for fiadh and marvel, respectively.

@EagleEyes you made me love augusta with your lou augusta, and you made me fall for just the name sadie in general.

@new.romantic you’ve made me love so
many names in general, but your phoebe thelma has made me adore thelma!!

i can’t think of many others right now, but i’ll probably be back later!


@snowmaiden’s [name_f]Beulah[/name_f] [name_u]Vision[/name_u] made me fall in love with both [name_f]Beulah[/name_f] and [name_u]Vision[/name_u].
@wishmay’s [name_f]Sybil[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] Stargazer made me appreciate [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] and Stargazer.
@marigold.solstice’s [name_f]Rilla[/name_f] [name_f]Wildflower[/name_f] has had me in love with [name_f]Wildflower[/name_f] ever since I saw it!
All of @daisymeadows ‘Rafe’ combos have had me rethinking [name_u]Rafe[/name_u].
@readingreverie’s [name_f]Edith[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] made me love [name_f]Edith[/name_f].


Oh, my beloved [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] Liv!! I will always love her, but I think [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] is the best option for me. I think, as much as I adore [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] and how special she is to me, I would always regret it if I didn’t use [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]. [name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] is the perfect compromise — I get to use my two favorite girl names and my daughter wouldn’t have to have such a weighty name unless she chooses to use it (which of course I would love!). :heart::rainbow:

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[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] is absolutely gorgeous too! Your daughter will have a beautiful name :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Swoooon! Thank you thank you - I’m glad you’re loving these babies :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


I’m unconscionably bad at recalling other people’s combos and even worse at remembering to whom they belong, but using user cards to cheat:

@Greyblue’s [name_f]Cherith[/name_f] [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] is just the epitome of loveliness. [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] adds a softness to [name_f]Cherith[/name_f], and although both names are (to me) zippy and energetic in sound, there is such a gentleness to the combo itself.

@Rosebeth’s daughter’s name is pure poetry. I listened to [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] (Billy Joel) yesterday and although I appreciated V’s name before, something about hearing that song in that moment made [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] itself and the entirety of V’s name combo so sweet. It felt like coming home, with just all the love in the world surrounding it.

@auroradawn — all three of her children’s names are beautiful, but I’ll always be in awe and in love with the knowledge that there is a sweet little girl out there called Deliverance [name_f]Elanor[/name_f], just preparing to turn the world upside down! :heart:

@daisymeadows — [name_f]Waterlily[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] could truly be the name of my soul. Maybe that’s a really conceded reason to love a name, but it just speaks to me in such a special way and I feel so privileged to know it.

@emelfem’s [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] [name_f]Avis[/name_f] and [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] [name_u]Arden[/name_u] are everything beautiful and special about winter and I adore them. [name_u]Hero[/name_u] [name_f]Agatha[/name_f] is also just the most badass name!

@AerieEerie’s [name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Dov[/name_m]. Literally just the most beautiful collection of sounds.

@ellerbea I don’t love [name_u]Bo[/name_u] and I don’t love [name_u]August[/name_u], but [name_u]Bo[/name_u] [name_u]August[/name_u] is the coolest name ever for a little dude that could honestly never not wear sunglasses because he’s just that cool!

@Bohemeregina’s newest addition, little Retr0 Oll!e, has the most fun name of all time, and big sis H@ppy C0rdelia has the name of a children’s storybook heroine and I can only imagine that she will someday be president. Please could you be in charge of naming all of the world’s new babies? Because I think [name_f]Earth[/name_f] would be a much more contented if we were all called something like [name_u]Zenith[/name_u] or [name_f]Poem[/name_f]. :v:

@McCharlie, every time I have the pleasure of seeing L’s name, it makes me want to go to some lovely little cafe, order a croissant and a coffee, and write poetry by the window, sun warming my face and my hands as I type. That’s weirdly descriptive, I know, but L’s name just has that little spark of magic to it. :sparkles:

There are plenty more, as I adore everyone’s own special favorite names and the combinations they arrange them in so masterfully, but I’ll leave it here for now!

I do want to give a shout-out to [name_f]Calla[/name_f] [name_u]Firefly[/name_u]’s mom real quick, though! I don’t think she’s around the forums anymore and her daughter was named long ago now, but I’ve always remembered that name. It was from my early days on Nameberry and it was one of the moments that I remember realizing the sheer power of names. Of course I loved and appreciated names before that (otherwise I wouldn’t have joined the site!), but just knowing that a person could have such a gift of a name, something so incredible and unusual in the best of ways, that just sparked a little ember in me that’s never gone out.


:face_holding_back_tears: theodosia, that means so much coming from you!!! thank you. if you ever want to use her or anything, she’s all yours :yellow_heart:

oh this makes me so happy to hear!!! i love rafe and i’m so glad to see him getting more love. :yellow_heart:


[name_m]Ah[/name_m], thank you!! I’m so glad you love it :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I can certainly relate to this notion, but I can’t seem to remember exactly which names/combos have caught my attention at the moment. I know that I tend to find much of my new appreciation for names in the Quick [name_u]Poll[/name_u] Thread, though!

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