help needed - differing styles! need a classic 'rock star' name

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there, my husband and I have entirely different name taste!! I love old fashioned names like [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] and [name_m]Chester[/name_m] and my husband likes new names like [name_u]Marlow[/name_u] and [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u]. We have a 13 mth old called [name_f]Grace[/name_f] - it seemed to be a compromise between an old name but still current sounding. Now we are planning another baby and are finding it difficult to find names both of us like.
For a girl, we agree slightly more and like [name_f]Clementine[/name_f], [name_f]Isobel[/name_f] and [name_f]Violet[/name_f].
For boys, the only things we can kinda agree on is [name_u]Rory[/name_u] and [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Vin[/name_m]), but I am not sold on either (but it is better in my mind that suggestions [name_m]Tex[/name_m] and [name_u]Beau[/name_u]!!) He says he wants boy names to be strong and a bit rock star and my suggestions are always grandpa-y.
I was wondering if you lovely people have any suggestions on old fashioned names which still have a modern twist? [name_f]TIA[/name_f]

hmmm that is tough. I really like classic names, but not necessarily popular or trendy names, so there is a fine line. Some names that come to mind…

[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] ( or [name_f]Flora[/name_f])
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] or [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f]
[name_f]Gretta[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Etta[/name_f])
[name_f]Odette[/name_f] (nn could also be [name_f]Etta[/name_f])
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] or [name_f]Mina[/name_f])
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Vivienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Lillian[/name_f]
[name_f]Dawn[/name_f]

for boys here are some names that may be kind of the style you are looking for

[name_m]Gregory[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] ([name_u]Teddy[/name_u] or [name_u]Theo[/name_u])
[name_u]Kennedy[/name_u]
[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u])
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m]
[name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_m]Mac[/name_m]
[name_u]Hartley[/name_u]
[name_u]Ashley[/name_u] (I know I know, but I do like it as a boy’s name!)
[name_u]Lee[/name_u]
[name_m]Brooks[/name_m]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Amos[/name_m]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m] ([name_u]Gus[/name_u])
[name_m]Julien[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] ([name_u]Ollie[/name_u])
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]

[name_m]Rock[/name_m] star Grandpa names:
Girls- [name_f]Frances[/name_f], [name_f]Marcie[/name_f], [name_f]Macy[/name_f], [name_u]Darcey[/name_u], [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], Breea, [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], [name_u]Hollis[/name_u], [name_f]Eliza[/name_f], [name_f]Peggy[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

Boys- [name_m]Damien[/name_m], [name_u]Dorian[/name_u], [name_m]Steven[/name_m], [name_m]Rodger[/name_m], [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], [name_m]Marcus[/name_m], [name_m]Marcellus[/name_m], [name_m]Hank[/name_m], [name_m]Harvey[/name_m], [name_m]Pierce[/name_m], [name_u]Perry[/name_u], [name_m]Julian[/name_m], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], [name_m]Roman[/name_m], [name_m]Troy[/name_m]

Boys:
[name_m]Abram[/name_m], [name_m]Hendrix[/name_m], [name_m]Laszlo[/name_m], [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Otto[/name_m], [name_m]Axel[/name_m]/[name_m]Aksel[/name_m], [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m], [name_m]Ozias[/name_m], [name_m]Cormac[/name_m], [name_m]Abner[/name_m], [name_u]Cato[/name_u], [name_m]Conan[/name_m], [name_m]Enoch[/name_m], [name_u]Oberon[/name_u], [name_m]Orson[/name_m], [name_m]Wolfgang[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_m]Oscar[/name_m], [name_m]Rainier[/name_m], [name_m]Ragnar[/name_m], [name_m]Magnus[/name_m], [name_m]Cagney[/name_m], [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], [name_m]Lorcan[/name_m], [name_m]Casimir[/name_m], [name_m]Hamish[/name_m], [name_m]Hart[/name_m], [name_m]Leander[/name_m], [name_m]Dante[/name_m], [name_u]Dean[/name_u], [name_m]Osric[/name_m], Rorik (Rorik of Dorestad - Wikipedia), [name_m]Vaughn[/name_m]

Not sure if you wanted girl options or not:
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f], [name_f]Cecily[/name_f], [name_f]Leonie[/name_f], [name_f]Lux[/name_f], [name_f]Aurora[/name_f], [name_f]Isolde[/name_f], [name_f]Oriana[/name_f], [name_f]Enid[/name_f], [name_f]Inez[/name_f], [name_f]Nell[/name_f], [name_f]Laurel[/name_f], [name_f]Nephele[/name_f]/Nefeli, [name_f]Leona[/name_f], [name_f]Saskia[/name_f], [name_f]Romilly[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f], [name_f]Paloma[/name_f], [name_f]Thais[/name_f], [name_f]Tulia[/name_f], [name_f]Araminta[/name_f], [name_f]Cassia[/name_f], [name_f]Maxine[/name_f], [name_u]Eloise[/name_u], [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f], [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], [name_f]Ondine[/name_f], [name_f]Lucia[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f]

Here are a few you may like:
[name_m]Hart[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m]
[name_u]Indiana[/name_u]
[name_u]Abbott[/name_u]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_u]Grey[/name_u]
[name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_u]Nico[/name_u]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] nn [name_u]Dash[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Cedric[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennon[/name_u]
[name_m]Israel[/name_m]
[name_m]Gallagher[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]

[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_f]Clea[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Asha[/name_f]
[name_f]Liv[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Acadia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_u]Navy[/name_u]
[name_f]Scarlet[/name_f]
[name_f]Sapphira[/name_f]
[name_f]Edie[/name_f]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f]

Thanks for all your suggestions, I like a lot of these names, particularly [name_u]August[/name_u] or [name_m]Augustus[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_f]Isolde[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f] and [name_f]Olive[/name_f]. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] the husband does too!
A few of you have suggested [name_m]Hendrix[/name_m], which my husband likes, but I feel it is too trendy, and doesn’t sound like 19th cent name which is what I want. Thoughts? Also he has suggested [name_u]Beau[/name_u] and [name_m]Jeb[/name_m] which I think feel modern too?

I actually love every single one of these names. I think we have the same taste :slight_smile:

Boy: [name_m]Bowie[/name_m] {all time favorite name ever that dh won’t let me use in a million years} Pretty much all of my signature below in the boy category. I especially like [name_m]Huxley[/name_m], [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m], and [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] for this style of name.

What about [name_u]Lennon[/name_u]? Definitely a rock star name but which the potential nickname of [name_m]Lenny[/name_m] which is a bit more grandpaish.

[name_m]Huxley[/name_m] is cool, Hux. Another name thrown about was [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] nn [name_m]Iggy[/name_m] but I worry it is a big name to put on a baby

There’s a great children’s book called [name_m]Iggy[/name_m] peck architect and it’s really brought me around to [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m].

You could always use [name_u]Beau[/name_u] as a nn for something like Beaumont, Beaufoy, Beaufort, or [name_m]Beauregard[/name_m]; Beaumont also gives you the option of the nn [name_m]Monte[/name_m]! Soundwise, if it’s just a nn you could get it from a name that start with [name_u]Bo[/name_u] like [name_m]Booker[/name_m] or [name_m]Bodhi[/name_m].

[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Thea[/name_f]
Tatisa
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Adrienne[/name_f]
[name_f]Samara[/name_f]
[name_f]Carissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zara[/name_f]
[name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Calliope[/name_f]
[name_f]Calista[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]

[name_m]Jett[/name_m]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Callum[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Perry[/name_u]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_u]Luca[/name_u]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_m]Ryker[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Garrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicolai[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennon[/name_u]
[name_m]Knox[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]

I can’t wait to see what you end up picking! when are you due?

Oh not pregnant yet, hopefully at the end of the year. [name_m]Just[/name_m] trying to get some agreed upon names now as last time 9 months wasn’t long enough! I have also put [name_m]Fergus[/name_m] on the list

Girls:
Zoe
Cerys
Beatrice nm Bea
Zelda
Cecily
Florence
Rory
Rowan
Penelope nm Penny
Sailor

Boys:
Ryker
Blaise
Wolfgnag
Xavier/Xander
Casper
Matthias
Axel
Evander
Tobias
Leo
Atlas
Draco

Classic names with a bit of a rockstar twist:

[name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_u]Rafe[/name_u]
[name_u]Nico[/name_u] ([name_m]Nicholas[/name_m])
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_m]Byron[/name_m]
[name_m]Eli[/name_m]
[name_m]Darius[/name_m]
[name_u]Dane[/name_u]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_u]Roscoe[/name_u]
[name_m]Roderick[/name_m]
[name_m]Quentin[/name_m]

First off, I completely understand having different name styles than your husband. My taste is just like yours - classic and almost grandma/grandpa-ish sounding. I also like to mix in whimsical names like [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]. I kinda would consider my names to be storybook names or something. My husband likes names that sound “beautiful.” If that makes sense. Like [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], [name_f]Emily[/name_f] and [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]. I just feel like these are very “pretty” sounding names.

Anyways, totally getting off topic here. Whoopsie! I do think a mix of your classic taste with your husband’s rock-star taste can work well together. Have you thought about a more classic name in one spot and a rock-star name in the other. For example - [name_m]Apollo[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m].

Some other suggestions are:

[name_m]Jaxon[/name_m]/[name_m]Jackson[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Jax[/name_m])
[name_m]Nikolai[/name_m]
[name_u]Paxton[/name_u] (nn [name_u]Pax[/name_u])
[name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Maximus[/name_m]
[name_m]Bodhi[/name_m]
[name_m]Ovid[/name_m]
[name_u]Munro[/name_u]/[name_u]Monroe[/name_u]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m]
Orrion
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_u]Corbin[/name_u]
[name_u]Marley[/name_u]
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_m]Colbert[/name_m] (nn [name_u]Colbie[/name_u])
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Abel[/name_m]
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u]
[name_m]Brooks[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]

I think the ones that sound the most grandpa-rock-star-ish are [name_m]Felix[/name_m] and [name_m]Abel[/name_m] :slight_smile:

I guess I’ll add some girl names, too…

[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_u]Arden[/name_u]
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Madeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]
[name_u]Sutton[/name_u]
[name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f]
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_u]Simone[/name_u]

For some reason girl names come easier.