Favorites! Suggestions? Opinions?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there everyone!

I introduced myself over in the everything but names-category, but I just wanted to repeat that I’m thrilled to be joining this forum, and I would love to hear some reactions/suggestions from you guys!

I am not pregnant, and there’s little chance of that happening anytime soon, but I’ve been dreaming about baby names for a long time now!
My boys’ list, however, remains painfully short. My girls’ list, on the other hand, is plenty long, but I could use your help to come up with middle names to go with them! (or to combine them into good first/middle combo’s)

Here goes!

(sort of in order)


[name_f]Rosie[/name_f] (maybe as a nn for [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], not sure)
[name_f]Alice[/name_f] ([name_m]French[/name_m] pronunciation)
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f], nn [name_u]Josie[/name_u]

I mentioned this in my other post, but to those who these lists seem a tad boring, I live in Belgium, and very few of these names are widely used around here. (Exceptions: [name_m]Lucas[/name_m], [name_m]Victor[/name_m], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Nina[/name_f] and [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]; those are all really popular right now)

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

From your list my favorites are…

Boys: [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Charles[/name_m], [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]

Girls: [name_f]Louisa[/name_f], [name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_f]Lila[/name_f], [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_f]Helena[/name_f], [name_f]Isla[/name_f], [name_f]Mabel[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_f]Astrid[/name_f]

Some suggestions…
[name_m]Amos[/name_m], [name_m]Abel[/name_m], [name_u]Arlo[/name_u], [name_m]Basil[/name_m], [name_m]Cadmus[/name_m], [name_m]Darius[/name_m], [name_m]Ferris[/name_m], [name_m]Gershom[/name_m], [name_m]Moses[/name_m], [name_m]Morrissey[/name_m], [name_m]Prescott[/name_m], [name_m]Rufus[/name_m], [name_m]Walton[/name_m]

My favorites:

[name_m]Favorite[/name_m] Combination: [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]

Girls ( I pretty much like them all but I’ll list the top six):
[name_m]Favorite[/name_m] Combination: [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]

Boy name suggestions: [name_u]Luca[/name_u], [name_u]Noah[/name_u], [name_m]Jasper[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Evander[/name_m], [name_u]Theo/name_u, [name_m]Xavier[/name_m], [name_u]Tristan[/name_u], [name_m]Jonah[/name_m], [name_m]Leo/name_m, [name_u]Everett[/name_u], [name_m]Miles[/name_m], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

I really liked your names, both boys and girls! My favorites were [name_u]Ruby[/name_u], [name_f]Lila[/name_f], [name_f]Sophia[/name_f], and especially [name_f]Helena[/name_f]. For boys, I loved [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Jack[/name_m].

Combinations I put together are [name_f]Mila[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Ada[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Victor[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m], and [name_f]Helena[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f].

Might I suggest these names: [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Katherine[/name_f], [name_u]Finn[/name_u], [name_u]Piper[/name_u], [name_u]Quinn[/name_u], [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_m]Caleb[/name_m], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_m]Jackson[/name_m], and [name_f]Felicity[/name_f].

My favorites from your boys list are: [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Victor[/name_m], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Charles[/name_m], and [name_m]Morris[/name_m]. [name_m]Morris[/name_m] is very cool and contemporary, so I really like that. But I also like the classic feel of [name_m]Henry[/name_m], [name_m]Victor[/name_m] and [name_m]Charles[/name_m]. All great options.
I would eliminate [name_m]Otis[/name_m], [name_m]Boris[/name_m], [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] and [name_m]Felix[/name_m] from your list. They just don’t do anything for me. [name_m]Boris[/name_m] I really don’t like.

My favorites from your girls list are: [name_f]Isla[/name_f], [name_f]Amelia[/name_f], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] and [name_f]Mabel[/name_f]. I really like the nn options for [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]. I also like [name_f]Pippa[/name_f], but I would always worry about the connection to [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] Middleton, especially if you live in Europe. But that’s obviously personal preference. [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] is cute tho :slight_smile:
From your girls list I would remove [name_f]Astrid[/name_f], [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Cassie[/name_f], [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] and [name_u]June[/name_u].
[name_f]Astrid[/name_f] has no charm to it, I don’t like the shortness of [name_f]Ava[/name_f] and [name_f]Ada[/name_f], [name_f]Cassie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] seem too much like nicknames and [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] and [name_u]June[/name_u] just don’t have any appeal to me.

I hope that helps a little. Best of luck!

Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

Flattering that everyone seems to like some or even most of the names on my list, thanks!

[name_m]New[/name_m] suggestions I am adding: [name_m]Amos[/name_m], [name_m]Abel[/name_m], Basiel (Flemish version of [name_m]Basil[/name_m]), [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_m]Miles[/name_m], [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] (prefer the C-version) and [name_f]Violet[/name_f], thanks everyone! I like [name_m]Jasper[/name_m] too, the way it is pronounced in English. But here it is a very common name, and it feels kind of bland to me. On top of that, I don’t really like the Twilight association :wink:

Rainierloner: I adore [name_f]Mila[/name_f] [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Helena[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f] and [name_m]Victor[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m], thanks!

Asche926: Thanks for telling me which names you don’t like! I know a lot of people on this site feel like it shouldn’t bother you if a lot people don’t like your favorites, but I would like my children to have names that is mostly liked. [name_m]Boris[/name_m] seems to be disliked by a lot of people. I never really figured out why, but I think you might be the one that finally convinced me to drop it :wink:
As for the others, I still like them, although I do agree that [name_f]Cassie[/name_f] feels very nickname-y and I don’t think I’ll ever really use it.

Thanks for your input everyone! Others still welcome!