expecting baby #2

Hello all…new to the site and would like some advice. I am currently expecting my second child and am stuck on names. [name_f]My[/name_f] daughter’s name is Raigen [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] (nn [name_u]Rai[/name_u]). I absolutely love her name but I’m finding it very difficult to find names that ‘compliment’ hers. I don’t know the sex yet but would like to have some ideas for boy and girl names. I don’t like very common names but I dont like super weird/out there either. I also love names that can be shortened to have a nickname (like my daughter). Last name rhymes with ‘Furnace’.
Here is a list of names I’ve written down so far

[name_m]Berkley[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Berk[/name_m])
[name_m]Finnley[/name_m] (nn [name_u]Finn[/name_u])
[name_u]Marlow[/name_u] (nn [name_u]Marley[/name_u])
[name_f]Cambria[/name_f] (nn [name_u]Cam[/name_u])
[name_f]Mavis[/name_f] (worried about the ending ‘s’ sound matching last name…or is that just me?)
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] (nn [name_u]Tally[/name_u])

[name_m]Archer[/name_m] (but I hate the nn [name_m]Archie[/name_m])
[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] (nn [name_u]Beck[/name_u])
[name_m]Colton[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Colt[/name_m])

Any suggestions are appreciated :slight_smile:

From your girls list I like [name_f]Daphne[/name_f], [name_f]Mavis[/name_f] and [name_f]Cambria[/name_f]. [name_u]Finley[/name_u] and [name_m]Berkley[/name_m] are strictly boy [name_f]IMO[/name_f].

From your boys list I like [name_m]Beckett[/name_m] and [name_m]Archer[/name_m] (love [name_m]Archer[/name_m])


[name_u]Rhys[/name_u] ([name_u]Reese[/name_u])


Good luck!

I really like [name_m]Berkley[/name_m] with Raigen and I think [name_m]Jones[/name_m] would be nice for a boy.

I love [name_f]Daphne[/name_f], [name_m]Archer[/name_m], and [name_m]Beckett[/name_m]!

[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] and [name_m]Archer[/name_m] are my favorites, but not with Raigen. [name_u]Marlow[/name_u], [name_f]Cambria[/name_f], [name_m]Jett[/name_m], and [name_m]Colton[/name_m] go better with your daughter’s name.

[name_m]Berkley[/name_m] and [name_u]Finley[/name_u] are BOY names. Dont give your daughter another boys name…
I like your suggestion [name_f]Mavis[/name_f] for girls and [name_m]Beckett[/name_m] for boys, although I dont really like any of your boy choices.

And if someone gets mad at me for saying this, she asked opinions on the names. Dont say I was being rude.

Since you have a more feminine name in the middle (not that Raigen is not feminine, just that it’s listed/viewed as unisex) with your first daughter, from your list I’d choose something like [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] [name_f]Daphne[/name_f] or [name_u]Finley[/name_u] [name_f]Cambria[/name_f] for a girl. From your boys list I like [name_m]Colton[/name_m] best with Raigen.

Some suggestions I’ll throw out there are

Girls: (more unisex first name paired with a little more frilly middle)
[name_u]Quinn[/name_u] [name_f]Emmeline[/name_f]
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u] [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_u]Remy[/name_u] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] [name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]


Best of luck!

From your list I like [name_u]Marlow[/name_u] (though I prefer [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]), [name_f]Cambria[/name_f], and [name_m]Beckett[/name_m]. I do like [name_m]Archer[/name_m], but since you said you don’t like nn [name_m]Archie[/name_m] I’d suggest [name_m]Asher[/name_m]. People will use [name_m]Archie[/name_m] even if you don’t.

Some suggestions:

Raigen + [name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
Raigen + [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
Raigen + [name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
Raigen + [name_f]Amalia[/name_f]
Raigen + [name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
Raigen + [name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

Raigen + [name_m]Quintin[/name_m]
Raigen + [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
Raigen + [name_m]Benton[/name_m]
Raigen + [name_m]Callum[/name_m]
Raigen + [name_m]Issac[/name_m]
Raigen + [name_u]Oakley[/name_u]
Raigen + [name_u]Everett[/name_u]

[name_u]Marlow[/name_u] and [name_m]Beckett[/name_m] would be my choices.

Raigen [name_f]Estelle[/name_f] is an adorable name. From your list of girls, I like everything except [name_f]Cambria[/name_f] and [name_f]Mavis[/name_f]. You could use [name_m]Arch[/name_m] as a nickname for [name_m]Archer[/name_m]. (I dislike the name [name_m]Archie[/name_m], too.) I like all of your boy names. I think [name_m]Berkley[/name_m] and [name_m]Archer[/name_m] or [name_m]Ryder[/name_m] go best with Raigen.

Girl suggestions:
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u] or [name_u]Yardley[/name_u]
[name_m]Teague[/name_m] ([name_f]Tia[/name_f])
[name_m]Layton[/name_m] / [name_u]Leighton[/name_u] ([name_f]Layla[/name_f], Lai, [name_f]Toni[/name_f], Aiton). [name_m]Layton[/name_m] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] ***** ([name_f]My[/name_f] favorite!)
McKinli/[name_u]McKinley[/name_u]. McKinli [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
Quinli or [name_f]Quinci[/name_f]

[name_m]Ferguson[/name_m] ([name_u]Gus[/name_u], Ferg, [name_u]Fergie[/name_u], [name_u]Sonny[/name_u]) ******* ([name_f]My[/name_f] favorite!)
[name_m]Freeman[/name_m] ([name_m]Manny[/name_m])
[name_m]Brogan[/name_m] or [name_m]Rogan[/name_m] (nn [name_f]Ro[/name_f], [name_f]Roe[/name_f])
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u] (Roco, [name_f]Ro[/name_f], [name_f]Coe[/name_f])

Raigen [name_f]Estelle[/name_f], [name_m]Layton[/name_m] [name_f]Claire[/name_f], and [name_m]Ferguson[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]. [name_m]Will[/name_m] [name_m]Ferguson[/name_m] work with your last name? If not how about [name_m]Oisin[/name_m]? Or Oasin? [name_m]Olsen[/name_m]?

Like the Pairing of [name_f]Cambria[/name_f] and Raigen…esp the nicknames [name_u]Cam[/name_u] and rai. However Raigen almost sounds boyish and [name_f]Cambria[/name_f] - girly.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about :

[name_f]Ryanne[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] : nn [name_m]Ry[/name_m]

I do like [name_m]Berkley[/name_m] [name_f]Ellen[/name_f]

[name_u]Marlow[/name_u] [name_f]Elaina[/name_f]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Quinn[/name_u] and sounds unisex (dearly love the name)
I know too many girls named [name_m]Jett[/name_m]!

I like [name_m]Archer[/name_m] but it is becoming Trendy.
[name_m]Ryder[/name_m] is alright.


Thanks for all the replies! I have added some of your suggestions to my list and will run them by my boyfriend…but his style is more classic than mine. I have plenty of time to decide and once we find out the sex it might be a little easier choosing. Naming seems a lot harder the second time around tho lol