Help me narrow down my HUGE list

We named our first son [name]Kai[/name] [name]Tyler[/name], thinking it wasn’t very popular, but it is 183 on the SSA! So for this next one…I’m determined. I’m not pregnant yet, but we will be TTC soon. I don’t care necessarily if the second’s name goes with [name]Kai[/name]'s…but it would be nice. [name]Lay[/name] it on me. Could you pick your favorite 3-5? Honest opinions only! (FYI our last name is [name]Kirsten[/name]…which is very feminine in my opinion…so I need a very masculine name for a boy. Another problem with the name “[name]Kai[/name]”…everyone thinks he is a girl at first.)


Soliel or Solei
[name]Lavender[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it)
[name]Liesl[/name] or [name]Liesel[/name] (Too “Sound of [name]Music[/name]?”)
[name]Circe[/name] (Sur-see) (I can see ppl butchering this)
[name]Fleur[/name] ([name]LOVE[/name] it…but too frilly?)


[name]Vincenzo[/name] ([name]Enzo[/name] as a nn or [name]Vinny[/name])
[name]Thor[/name] ([name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name]…but Dh said no. I still might fight for it…)


For a girl I love [name]Soleil[/name], [name]Lorelai[/name], [name]Beatrix[/name] & [name]Ophelia[/name].

For a boy I love [name]Atticus[/name] & [name]Gabriel[/name].

[name]Clea[/name] – Cute cute cute! Not so sure I like it with [name]Kai[/name] or with [name]Kirsten[/name].
[name]Alouette[/name] – Not for me.
Soliel or Solei – It’s so associated with Punky [name]Brewster[/name] to me that I can’t see past that.
[name]Lorelei[/name] – Gorgeous! I would love to have a little girl named [name]Lorelei[/name]
[name]Lorelle[/name] – Seems dated to me somehow.
[name]Lavender[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it) – This isn’t my style, but it’s got a cool quirky quality to it.
[name]Florence[/name] – I find it too old-fashioned.
[name]Liesl[/name] or [name]Liesel[/name] (Too “Sound of [name]Music[/name]?”) – I’ve always liked this a lot. [name]Liesl[/name] is more authentic; [name]Liesel[/name] more friendly.
[name]Adele[/name] – Sweet
[name]Lisette[/name] – Very sweet!
[name]Ophelia[/name] – I like it, but not sure how I feel about it on a real person.
[name]Circe[/name] (Sur-see) (I can see ppl butchering this) – I don’t like it. I get a weird mean-girl vibe.
[name]Beatrix[/name] – Cute and spunky!
[name]Fleur[/name] ([name]LOVE[/name] it…but too frilly?) – It’s pretty, but not my type of nam.e


[name]Enzo[/name] – [name]Don[/name]'t care for it.
[name]Vincenzo[/name] ([name]Enzo[/name] as a nn or [name]Vinny[/name]) – [name]Don[/name]'t care for it.
[name]Cruz[/name] – Not my style, but I’ve liked every one I’ve ever known
[name]Niko[/name] – Cute!!
[name]Atticus[/name] – Awesome!
[name]Bronson[/name] – Awesome! [name]Way[/name] underused name
[name]Axel[/name] – I just think [name]Axl[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name] – Very common where I live
[name]Lux[/name] – Could work, not sure
[name]Galileo[/name] – Too weird I think
[name]Thor[/name] – I have horrible associations with it, so no comment
[name]Chaz[/name] – Spaz
[name]Chet[/name] – Cute!

[name]Clea[/name] - A little clunky [name]IMO[/name].
[name]Alouette[/name] - Appealing, but I personally wouldn’t use it.
Soliel or Solei - [name]Don[/name]'t like it, sorry.
[name]Lorelei[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Lorelle[/name] - Never heard this before. Cute!
[name]Lavender[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Florence[/name] - I’m not sure this name is ready for a comeback yet.
[name]Liesl[/name] or [name]Liesel[/name] - Cute! I would love to meet a little girl with this name!
[name]Adele[/name] - I kind of like it.
[name]Lisette[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Ophelia[/name] - Like it, but better as a middle name.
[name]Circe[/name] - I can see it getting butchered too.
[name]Beatrix[/name] - Like it.
[name]Fleur[/name] - Not my style.

[name]Enzo[/name] - Reminds me of [name]Elmo[/name], sorry!
[name]Vincenzo[/name] - Better!
[name]Cruz[/name] - Cute!
[name]Niko[/name] - Like it!
[name]Atticus[/name] - Not my style.
[name]Bronson[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like it.
[name]Axel[/name] - Too rock star-ish.
[name]Gabriel[/name] - I have never liked this name, though there is nothing horrible about it.
[name]Lux[/name] - No.
[name]Galileo[/name] - Would be cute with the NN [name]Leo[/name].
[name]Thor[/name] - Not my style, but very masculine which is what you’re looking for!
[name]Chaz[/name] - Like it as a NN for [name]Charles[/name].
[name]Chet[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like it.

[name]Clea[/name] - I prefer [name]Cleo[/name] or [name]Clio[/name] (both are legitimate), honestly. [name]Clea[/name] feels way more cut off.
[name]Alouette[/name] - this one feels too frilly
Soliel or Solei = I prefer [name]Soleil[/name], is that what you mean’t? I’s pretty, and not too frilly
[name]Lorelei[/name] -just okay
[name]Lorelle[/name] - nms
[name]Lavender[/name] ([name]Love[/name] it) - love it too (after [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name]). I think it would really only work as a middle in real life, though
[name]Florence[/name] - okay
[name]Liesl[/name] or [name]Liesel[/name] (Too “Sound of [name]Music[/name]?”) - not too “Sound of [name]Music[/name]” I like it. I believe it’s also the main character in “The Book Thief” so maybe that’s why I like it.
[name]Adele[/name] - love it. Classy and strong but still feminine. [name]Adele[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name]. Beautiful.
[name]Lisette[/name] - I like the other L names better
[name]Ophelia[/name] - I’ve always disliked this name
[name]Circe[/name] (Sur-see) (I can see ppl butchering this) - the reason I’m on this thread. [name]Circe[/name] is such a beautiful, underused name with a ton of history. But… it’s way too close to circle for a first name. If anything I’d use it in the middle.
[name]Beatrix[/name] - nice.
[name]Fleur[/name] - also nice. You have several [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] names on here. Good choices, too. [name]Harry[/name] [name]Potter[/name] has some lovely name choices.

[name]Enzo[/name] - nms. I prefer [name]Ezra[/name] (which is kinda close)
[name]Vincenzo[/name] ([name]Enzo[/name] as a nn or [name]Vinny[/name]) - nms. I prefer [name]Vince[/name].
[name]Cruz[/name] - nms
[name]Niko[/name] - Perfect!!! Goes great with [name]Kai[/name], great with your last name - [name]Niko[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name] - and is definitely masculine
[name]Atticus[/name] -okay, but getting trendy. [name]Will[/name] climb the charts.
[name]Bronson[/name] - feels to last namey to me.
[name]Axel[/name] - total GP for me, and I think this would work second best for you. [name]Kai[/name] and [name]Axel[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name]. [name]Axel[/name] is definitely male, and [name]Ax[/name] is pretty cool nn.
[name]Gabriel[/name] - love it, but definitely skews feminine with some people. Especially if they just here it. It’s so close to [name]Gabrielle[/name].
[name]Lux[/name] - not for a boy. Wayyyy to feminine. There is a recent (and recently canceled) Tv show with a female lead character named [name]Lux[/name].
[name]Galileo[/name] - a bit much
[name]Thor[/name] - really nms
[name]Chaz[/name] - nms
[name]Chet[/name] - reallyyy nms

My picks would be [name]Adele[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name] and [name]Kai[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name] or [name]Niko[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name] and [name]Kai[/name] [name]Kirsten[/name].

[name]Clea[/name] - I love this one, it’s really beautiful
[name]Alouette[/name] - nice as a middle name, but for me it’s too complicated for a first name
[name]Lavender[/name] - I like it as a middle name
[name]Fleur[/name] - I love this name so much. My total favorite.
[name]Lux[/name] - I love this one for a girl!

[name]Atticus[/name] - nice as a middle name, I think.
[name]Axel[/name] - love it
[name]Galileo[/name] - my favorite, nn [name]Leo[/name]!