Disagreeing on names that "fit"

My husband’s family has a tradition of naming the first born son using “C” as the first letter. I’m trying to avoid standard names like [name]Charles[/name], and want something to fit our daughter’s name, [name]Ava[/name] (it’s a family name for me).

I really like the sound of [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Carter[/name]. [name]Both[/name] smooth, kind of old-Hollywood sounding. But my husband isn’t crazy about it. He likes [name]Cian[/name]. But [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Cian[/name] don’t seem to match in my opinion.

Any feedback would be great!

I’m not a fan of surname names but I like [name]Carter[/name] way better than I like [name]Cian[/name] (Which bugs me, both Kee-en and [name]KEEN[/name] are possible pronunciations, which is it and how many people are also going to instinctively know it? Bah, I prefer names with one known pronunciation). But [name]Carter[/name] feels very trendy next to the more clasic [name]Ava[/name].
I also think if you two can’t agree, it’s time to pitch both and look around some more. Here are some other ‘C’ names that I think fit nicely with [name]Ava[/name] but aren’t very common:

[name]Cillian[/name] - kill-ee-an, like [name]Cillian[/name] [name]Murphy[/name].
[name]Colin[/name] - Handsome and in the States, relatively uncommon.
[name]Conor[/name] - More mainstream than you think, I have one across the street from me!
[name]Conan[/name] - O’[name]Brien[/name]'s made this one very pleasant again
[name]Cosmo[/name] - On my own list, it’s a family name for me.
[name]Calvin[/name] - More [name]Calvin[/name] & [name]Hobbes[/name] than Calvinism these days, and [name]Cal[/name] sounds pretty great next to [name]Ava[/name]!
[name]Crispin[/name] -old [name]Saint[/name]'s name.
[name]Clement[/name] - possibly the most attractive “virtue” name for a guy.
[name]Cedric[/name] - [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] didn’t hurt this at all, it was played by the guy who went on to be [name]Edward[/name] [name]Cullen[/name].
[name]Cyrus[/name] - [name]Cy[/name] sounds pretty neat next to [name]Ava[/name] too.

Well, that’s about all I can think of at the moment. I hope that helps and maybe something there will strike you as “it”. Good luck!

I think [name]Carter[/name] is very cute and goes well with [name]Ava[/name]. Some other suggestions:


I’m actually a big fan of [name]Charles[/name] with [name]Ava[/name]! I think [name]Carter[/name] goes with [name]Ava[/name] sound-wise, but do agree that stylistically it’s a bit different. But I don’t think they’re so different that they don’t work together. It definitely works better than [name]Cian[/name]. Here are a few more ideas:

[name]Christian[/name] (love this with [name]Ava[/name])

Good luck!

In addition to many of the other names listed above, I love [name]Clayton[/name] and [name]Clark[/name]. [name]Clark[/name] is an old time movie star name, and so is [name]Ava[/name]. Also I love [name]Charles[/name] nn [name]Charlie[/name]. Is “Ch” okay? [name]Just[/name] thought of [name]Corin[/name], [name]Clive[/name] and [name]Clyde[/name]. [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Clive[/name] would be cute. “V” sounds are so fun. If it were me, I would pick [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Clark[/name] because I just love Old Hollywood. There are also [name]Cody[/name] and [name]Casey[/name], but I don’t really care for those. Maybe you love that cowboy sound.

Also thought of [name]Chester[/name], [name]Cormac[/name], and [name]Cruz[/name].

Another vote for [name]Clark[/name] or [name]Charles[/name]. [name]How[/name] handsome!

I’ll third [name]Clark[/name], so handsome! [name]Love[/name] the old Hollywood thing, but it’s not over the top at all. [name]Love[/name] it!

[name]How[/name] about [name]Cashel[/name]?

[name]Ava[/name] and [name]Cade[/name] sound really nice together!

I like [name]Charlie[/name] and [name]Ava[/name]!
Or [name]Christian[/name]!

I vote for [name]Cormac[/name]! (which I believe someone just suggested). I think it is an underused Irish name here in the states, with adorable nicknames [name]Cory[/name] and [name]Mac[/name] as possibilities.

[name]Ava[/name] and [name]Cade[/name]!

[name]Ava[/name] and [name]Chanson[/name]?

From what has been said, I like [name]Carter[/name], [name]Clark[/name], and [name]Calvin[/name] ([name]Cal[/name]).

What about [name]Cale[/name], [name]Camden[/name]/[name]Cameron[/name] ([name]Cam[/name]), or [name]Curran[/name]?

I might be in the minority but I love the name [name]Cary[/name] for a boy, sounds nice with [name]Ava[/name]…think [name]Cary[/name] [name]Grant[/name]! but, you have to be okay with a unisex name.

[name]Carson[/name]? The beginning of your name and the ending of his name.

Already posted but I love [name]Carter[/name], [name]Camden[/name], [name]Cameron[/name], and [name]Carson[/name].
I was never a real fan of [name]Charles[/name] but [name]Charlie[/name] has been growing on me.

[name]Carson[/name], [name]Corbin[/name] or charles sound great w ava.

I love [name]Charles[/name] nn [name]Charlie[/name] with [name]Ava[/name]!
But if you don’t like that I’d definitely go with…
[name]Ava[/name] and [name]Colin[/name]
[name]Ava[/name] and [name]Cole[/name]

I do like [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Christian[/name] - I think it makes for a perfect pair.

And I love [name]Clark[/name], too. [name]Carter[/name] would be fine.

The only name that I think just doesn’t fit with [name]Ava[/name] is [name]Cian[/name]. And I agree it is one of those frustrating spell it/say it a dozen times kind of choices.

Would you consider [name]Carson[/name]? It sort of splits the difference between [name]Carter[/name] and [name]Cian[/name].

This may be a bit of a stretch but is it the letter C or the sound C that the family likes?

For example [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Simon[/name] or [name]Ava[/name] [name]Silas[/name] both have the same sound as [name]Cyrus[/name]. I love [name]Simon[/name] and it goes perfectly with one of the best names on the planet!

Not only that [name]Simon[/name] would please your husband if he likes [name]Cian[/name].

BTW I don’t like [name]Carter[/name] but love [name]Charlie[/name] ie [name]Charles[/name] but I would definitely go for [name]Simon[/name].