Finally Expecting - Naming starts now!

We are finally expecting our first baby and could not be more excited. We find out [name]Monday[/name] how far along we are but my guess is about 8 weeks. I am trying to get a list of 7 girl names and 7 boy names for my fiance and I to narrow down from through out the pregnancy, but only have these, any more suggestions appreciated.

We are having a much harder time with boy names vs girl names. We want something unique but not overly crazy. We like old timey names and somethng with alot of character. I want a baby name that makes you think of creativity.

Last name is [name]Bell[/name]





Is vintage sort of your style? Creative with a lot of character would be something like [name]Thaddeus[/name] or [name]Odin[/name] for me. I like [name]Caspian[/name] and [name]Arthur[/name] from your list, I think they both have a lot of character, and are sort of ‘old timey’. Or to go along with your current list:

From your girls names I like [name]Noella[/name]. Suggestions could be like:

[name]Hope[/name] I helped a little <3 Sorry if I didn’t! Good luck on your naming quest <3

Congratulations! I love [name]Coraline[/name] (used it for DD’s middle :)) & [name]Noella[/name] for girls. [name]Caspian[/name], [name]Arthur[/name], and [name]Ezra[/name] are all favorites as well. [name]Xavier[/name]'s nice, but NMS - sounds preppier (?) than the others to me.



My mom’s friend just has a boy named [name]Harbor[/name] and a girl named Remedy. I think those names are really good!

I like all your girl names except [name]Noella[/name]. The ell in [name]Noella[/name] is too much with the last name [name]Bell[/name]

You seem to like rather girly names, so other girl names you might like are…

[name]Aurelia[/name] nn [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Guenevere[/name] nn [name]Ginny[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] nn Flicka
[name]Henrietta[/name] nn [name]Etta[/name], [name]Hettie[/name]
[name]Theodora[/name] nn [name]Teddy[/name], [name]Dora[/name]
[name]Elenora[/name] nn [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] nn [name]LuLu[/name]
[name]Louisiana[/name] nn [name]LuLu[/name], [name]Anne[/name], [name]Anna[/name]
[name]Minerva[/name] nn [name]Minnie[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] nn [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Pippa[/name]
Magdelena nn [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Margo[/name], [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Lenora[/name] nn [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name], [name]Kit[/name]
[name]Aurora[/name] nn [name]Rory[/name]
[name]Vivianna[/name] nn [name]Vivi[/name], [name]Anna[/name]
[name]Wisteria[/name] nn Wisty
[name]Winslet[/name] nn [name]Winnie[/name]
Lucianna nn [name]Lucy[/name]

For boys, you like unusual names that are still recognizable, so…

[name]Fredric[/name] nn [name]Fritz[/name]
[name]Laurence[/name] nn [name]Lars[/name], [name]Ren[/name]
[name]Kingston[/name] nn [name]King[/name]
[name]Wolfgang[/name] nn [name]Wolf[/name]

I think that the names with “ell” in them (Ellanora, [name]Noella[/name]) are much too rhymey with the last name [name]Bell[/name], both on their own and because the most natural nickname for either is [name]Ellie[/name]/[name]Ella[/name]/[name]Elle[/name]. [name]Elle[/name] [name]Bell[/name] wouldn’t do it for me at all. [name]Madeline[/name] is beautiful, but I don’t know if I would call it creative. Between all the spellings of [name]Madeline[/name] ([name]Madelyn[/name], [name]Madeleine[/name], [name]Madelaine[/name], Maddalyn, Madilynne…), it’s fairly widely used. Maybe that doesn’t bother you, though. [name]Cornelia[/name] and [name]Coraline[/name] are both great choices–definitely my faves. [name]Cora[/name], [name]Lia[/name], [name]Lina[/name], [name]Corey[/name], etc. are all nice nicknames with [name]Bell[/name] if you find that using her full name starts to feel too long. I rather prefer the rhythm of [name]Cornelia[/name] [name]Bell[/name], but I think [name]Coraline[/name] hits that creative vibe…so either is great. I might also suggest (with some optional nicknames–I’m not really a nicknamey person, but a lot of Berries are, so maybe you are, too, haha):

[name]Rosalind[/name] ([name]Rose[/name]/[name]Rosie[/name], [name]Sally[/name], [name]Linda[/name]/[name]Lindey[/name])
[name]Winola[/name] ([name]Winnie[/name], [name]Nola[/name])
[name]Calliope[/name] or [name]Callista[/name]/[name]Callixta[/name]
[name]Romilly[/name] ([name]Romy[/name], [name]Milly[/name])
[name]Marguerite[/name] ([name]Daisy[/name])
[name]Corinne[/name] or [name]Corinna[/name]

I think all of your boy choices sound great with your last name. I particularly like the rhythm of [name]Caspian[/name] [name]Bell[/name], but [name]Arthur[/name] and [name]Ezra[/name] might fit that old-timey, rooted feel a bit more? Of the four, [name]Xavier[/name] feels the least old-fashioned and creative, but I like it. Perhaps one of these will strike your fancy (or just remind you that you like the four on your list better…):

[name]Charles[/name] ([name]Arlo[/name])
[name]Cyrus[/name] or [name]Silas[/name]
[name]Willoughby[/name] ([name]Will[/name])
[name]Marshall[/name], [name]Marston[/name], or [name]Marsden[/name] ([name]Mars[/name])
[name]Orion[/name] ([name]Bear[/name])


Thank you everyone for you answers! :slight_smile: We actually like EllaBell for a nickname

I like [name]Aurora[/name] and [name]Adora[/name] - but not with my last name lol

I am however liking some options you all gave me like [name]Atlas[/name], [name]Aurelia[/name], and [name]Atticus[/name].

[name]Tiernan[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Zachary[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Adrian[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Damian[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Donovan[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Schuyler[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Theo[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Finnegan[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Finnian[/name] [name]Bell[/name]

[name]Aurelia[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Carina[/name] [name]Bell[/name]/[name]Karina[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Miranda[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Jillian[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Judith[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Felicity[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Gianna[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Eliana[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Janina[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Agatha[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Antonia[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Augusta[/name] [name]Bell[/name]

Whoa, I missed the [name]Bell[/name] part somehow. Please ignore my silly suggestion of [name]Mirabel[/name]!

[name]Madeline[/name] [name]Bell[/name] is the stand out for a boy, while I love [name]Caspian[/name], [name]Ezra[/name] and [name]Xavier[/name] for a boy.

Other ideas…
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Clementine[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Emilia[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Georgina[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Harriet[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Keziah[/name] [name]Bell[/name]

[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Avram[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Ezekiel[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Ignatius[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Jedidiah[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Malachi[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Solomon[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
Phineus [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Finnian[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Felix[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Bell[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Bell[/name]

I love Ellanora but spelled [name]Eleanora[/name].
I love [name]Coraline[/name]/[name]Cora[/name], [name]Madeleine[/name], & [name]Noelle[/name]/[name]Noella[/name].

Loving [name]Arthur[/name] & [name]Ezra[/name]. [name]How[/name] about [name]Ezra[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]?

My very good friend just had her baby and named her [name]Coraline[/name]! So adorable!!!

I also like your choices of [name]Noella[/name] and [name]Arthur[/name]! Best wishes!


I adore [name]Finnegan[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name] but I am afraid with Glee its going to get popular, what are your thoughts?


I love your style! [name]Matilda[/name] and [name]Clementine[/name] are on my short list but hubby nixed them SADFACE
I also like [name]Felix[/name] and [name]Dexter[/name] but hubby says no.

however I am adding [name]Oliver[/name] off your list because its too darn cute!

[name]Finn[/name] already is super popular. My 4 year old has 6 friends named [name]Finn[/name].