I’m expecting my first child in [name]January[/name] and I need help on choosing a name. We like more traditional names but we also like unique names! We aren’t finding out the gender so names for both genders would be nice!

Any ideas?

  • [name]Tori[/name] and [name]Jake[/name]

hmm…traditional and unique? do you have a list of names you like so far? it would be a great jumping off point for us.
[name]How[/name] about any of these for starters (there are some of my favs in there too :slight_smile: Warning…these are quite random! LOL)



Thanks! We just started thinking about names. Here’s some names that we like

[name]Arabella[/name] nn. [name]Bella[/name]
[name]Araminta[/name] nn. [name]Minnie[/name]
[name]Ariella[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
Beatice nn. [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn. [name]Ginny[/name]
[name]Geneva[/name] nn. [name]Ginny[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn. [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Talia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]

[name]Ezekiel[/name] nn. [name]Zeke[/name]
[name]Finnegan[/name] nn. [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Jackson[/name] nn. [name]Jack[/name]

I like these names from your list


  • [name]Tori[/name] and [name]Jake[/name]

[name]Arabella[/name] - love
[name]Araminta[/name] - love
Beatice - so pretty
[name]Eleanor[/name] - love
[name]Genevieve[/name] - love
[name]Helena[/name] - love
[name]Talia[/name] - love

I like these names from your list
[name]Matilda[/name] - love
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] - love
[name]Phoebe[/name] - one of my very faves

[name]Henry[/name] - love, but it’s popular
[name]Quentin[/name] - love
[name]Theodore[/name] - one of my very faves

  • [name]Tori[/name] and [name]Jake[/name][/quote]

More ideas:

[name]Millicent[/name] nn [name]Milly[/name]

[name]Archie[/name], could be a nn for [name]Archer[/name]

I tend to like very traditional names for boys myself. Here are some girls names I like that are at least somewhat unique you may like, too:


Apologies in advance for repeats (I couldn’t keep track of the wonderful suggestions!):slight_smile:

[name]Clementine[/name] (nn [name]Cleo[/name])
[name]Penelope[/name] (nn [name]Poppy[/name])


Good luck! :slight_smile:

Thanks so much for all of the help! I have definetly decided that I like more traditional names for boys and more unique names for girls.

I really like the nn. [name]Ginny[/name], do you know of any names other than [name]Genevieve[/name] or [name]Geneva[/name] fir the nn. [name]Ginny[/name]?

Other names for nn [name]Ginny[/name] - [name]Ginevra[/name], [name]Virginia[/name], [name]Imogen[/name]

a round-about way to get nn [name]Ginny[/name]: [name]Juniper[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Virginia[/name] and we used to call my sister [name]Gillian[/name], [name]Ginny[/name] [name]Jones[/name] (bag of bones)

I really like the nn [name]Vivi[/name] or [name]Evie[/name] for [name]Genevieve[/name]. I’m not the biggest fan og [name]Ginny[/name], only because it reminds me of [name]Jenny[/name] (which seems very common place for me).

Best of luck to you!

Never mind [name]Jake[/name] decided that everyone would assume that we named her after [name]Ginny[/name] Weasley and although I love the books. I’m still keeping [name]Geneva[/name] on the list with the possible nn. [name]Evy[/name].

[name]Jake[/name] is always very sure of what names he likes and doesn’t like but he doesn’t suggest any names.

I don’t know why I’ve never thought of the nn [name]Evie[/name] for [name]Geneva[/name]. Super cute!

My husband is the same way. He really lets me know when he hates a name. I haven’t really heard him say he loves a name and he NEVER ever suggests any. :confused:

I know! I bought a bunch of name books and during my free periods I have been looking through them and making lists of names that I like. He just goes through them and vetos the ones he doesn’t like.

The only thing that we have both agreed is that if the baby is a girl we want [name]Ann[/name] to be somewhere in the name because my grandmother is the only one out of either of our grandparents that doesn’t have a namesake.
We also agreed that we want the baby’s name to have a nn.

[name]Free[/name] Period Name List

[name]Allegra[/name] nn. [name]Ally[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Anastasia[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name] nn. [name]Bella[/name]
[name]Azaria[/name] nn. [name]Aria[/name]
[name]Ariella[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn. [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Cecelia[/name] nn. Cece
[name]Cordelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Dorthea[/name] nn. [name]Thea[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn. [name]Elea[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] nn. [name]Emme[/name]
[name]Esmerelda[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Geneva[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name]
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn. [name]Gwen[/name]
[name]Gwyneth[/name] n. [name]Gwyn[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn. [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Isolde[/name] nn. Is
[name]Josephine[/name] nn. [name]Josey[/name]
[name]Katerina[/name] nn. [name]Kat[/name]
[name]Lilian[/name] nn. [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Magdalena[/name] nn. [name]Maggie[/name]
[name]Ophelia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Rosalina[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Talia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]
[name]Theodora[/name] nn. [name]Thea[/name]
[name]Viola[/name] nn. [name]Vi[/name]

Thoughts? Any boys name suggestions?

  • [name]Tori[/name] and [name]Jake[/name]

[name]Ariella[/name] and [name]Jackson[/name] are very cute :slight_smile:

Good [name]Luck[/name] xxx

Virtual mom of 8!

[name]Allegra[/name] nn. [name]Ally[/name] - I think this name is very cute, but a lot of people can’t get past the allergy medicine
[name]Amelia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name] - I love this one so much! If only hubby agreed…
[name]Anastasia[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name] - I know one that I don’t like…so I’m biased :confused:
[name]Arabella[/name] nn. [name]Bella[/name] - there’s so many “bella” names out there I have a hard time finding one “unique” …I like some of your others better because of this.
[name]Azaria[/name] nn. [name]Aria[/name] - I like plain old “[name]Aria[/name]” best :slight_smile:
[name]Ariella[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name] - Very cute! I might take my [name]Aria[/name] comment back after this one :wink:
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn. [name]Bea[/name] - not my style, but [name]Bea[/name] is a super cute nn!
[name]Cecelia[/name] nn. Cece - I have a slight lisp, so I have a hard time with this one…doesn’t sound pretty when I say it :confused:
[name]Cordelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]! could use nn [name]Cori[/name], too
[name]Dahlia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name] - prefer [name]Cordelia[/name] :slight_smile:
[name]Dorthea[/name] nn. [name]Thea[/name] - not my style
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn. [name]Elea[/name] - I prefer [name]Elenora[/name] nn [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] nn. [name]Emme[/name] - super cute, but there’s tons of [name]Emme[/name]'s and [name]Emma[/name]'s out there
[name]Esmerelda[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name] - SASSY! :slight_smile:
[name]Geneva[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name] - on the fence about this one
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name] - such a gorgeous name, my only beef is that I can’t actually picture myself using it…
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn. [name]Gwen[/name] - ditto to [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Gwyneth[/name] n. [name]Gwyn[/name] - I think this is a step down to [name]Gwendolyn[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn. [name]Lena[/name] - love the nn [name]Lena[/name]!
[name]Isolde[/name] nn. Is - mm…I don’t think I like it. I like [name]Isla[/name] or [name]Ivy[/name] or [name]Iris[/name], though
[name]Jane[/name] - my brain can’t get past the phrases “plain jane” and “jane doe” :confused:
[name]Josephine[/name] nn. [name]Josey[/name] - CUTE! [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Katerina[/name] nn. [name]Kat[/name] - I think I like [name]Kathleen[/name] better…
[name]Lilian[/name] nn. [name]Lily[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name]! I’m so sad that its popular!!
[name]Magdalena[/name] nn. [name]Maggie[/name] - bad connection with a “[name]Maggie[/name]”…I like [name]Maisie[/name] though!
[name]Odette[/name] - nn [name]Odie[/name] ruins it for me
[name]Ophelia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name] - a lot of people find it hard to get past her dark history
[name]Rosalina[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name] - YES! [name]Rose[/name] in the front is amazing
[name]Talia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name] - nms…[name]Natalia[/name] for the nn [name]Talia[/name] is better for me.
[name]Theodora[/name] nn. [name]Thea[/name] - nms
[name]Viola[/name] nn. [name]Vi[/name] - someone pointed out once that [name]Viola[/name] is spanish for rape… :frowning: I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Violet[/name], though! :slight_smile:

Boys name suggestions: (sorry, guarenteed to repeat :slight_smile: )
[name]William[/name] nn [name]Will[/name] or [name]Liam[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] nn [name]Dex[/name]
[name]Phineas[/name] nn Phin
[name]August[/name] nn [name]Augie[/name] or [name]Gus[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] nn [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Maxfield[/name] nn [name]Max[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name] nn [name]Bas[/name] or [name]Seb[/name]
[name]Atticus[/name] nn [name]Attie[/name]
[name]Chester[/name] nn [name]Chet[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name] nn [name]Toby[/name]
[name]Thaddeus[/name] nn [name]Thad[/name]/ [name]Tad[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name] nn [name]Dash[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name] nn [name]Sully[/name]
[name]Calvin[/name] nn [name]Cal[/name]
[name]Elias[/name] nn [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name] nn [name]Harry[/name]



I made [name]Jake[/name] look through a name book last night so we added some names to the list but we also cut some names.

[name]Anastasia[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Anabelle[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Azaria[/name] nn. [name]Aria[/name]
[name]Ariella[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn. [name]Bea[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn. [name]Elea[/name]
[name]Esmerelda[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn. [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name]
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn. [name]Gwen[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] nn. [name]Lena[/name]
[name]Isadora[/name] nn. [name]Dora[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] (but only as a mn.)
[name]Josephine[/name] nn. [name]Josey[/name]
[name]Katerina[/name] nn. [name]Kat[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]
[name]Magdalena[/name] nn. [name]Maggie[/name]
[name]Odelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name]
[name]Rosalina[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Roseanne[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Talia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] nn. [name]Vi[/name]

We also started a boys list!

[name]Andrew[/name] nn. [name]Andy[/name]
[name]Donavan[/name] nn. [name]Van[/name]
[name]Ezekiel[/name] nn. [name]Zeke[/name]
[name]Finnegan[/name] nn. [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name] nn. [name]Gabe[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Carter[/name] nn. [name]Jace[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn. Than
[name]Samuel[/name] nn. [name]Sam[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name] nn. [name]Tom[/name]
[name]William[/name] nn. [name]Will[/name]


[name]Anastasia[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name]: Pretty…
[name]Anabelle[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name]: [name]Annabelle[/name] is one of my favorite names, but I prefer it with the usual two Ns.
[name]Azaria[/name] nn. [name]Aria[/name]: I think [name]Aria[/name] is very pretty, but I’m not personally an [name]Azaria[/name] fan. ( I think of the designer, [name]Max[/name] [name]Azaria[/name].)
[name]Ariella[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]: I think [name]Ariella[/name] is lovely…
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn. [name]Bea[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]! I love [name]Beatrix[/name], too. :slight_smile:
[name]Cordelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name]: One of my favorites! (I love the [name]Cora[/name] nn, too.) :slight_smile:
[name]Dahlia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name]: I really love this, too!
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn. [name]Elea[/name]: Pretty…
[name]Esmerelda[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]: I’m not personally an [name]Esmerelda[/name] fan, but I do love [name]Esme[/name].
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn. [name]Eliza[/name]: I love [name]Elizabeth[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name]. (I love [name]Eliza[/name] as a first name, too.) :slight_smile:
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name]: I love [name]Genevieve[/name], but when I see [name]Evie[/name] spelled as [name]Evy[/name], I think of Envy.
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn. [name]Gwen[/name]: Pretty. I love [name]Guinevere[/name], too.
[name]Helena[/name] nn. [name]Lena[/name]: I love this, too, but be aware of potential pronunciation issues. I pronounce the name Hel-len-uh, but I’ve heard he-[name]LEE[/name]-nuh and he-[name]LAY[/name]-nuh, too. (With [name]Lena[/name], I’ve heard [name]Lee[/name]-na and and [name]Lay[/name]-na.)
[name]Isadora[/name] nn. [name]Dora[/name]: I love this!
[name]Jane[/name] (but only as a mn.): I love the name [name]Jane[/name]!
[name]Josephine[/name] nn. [name]Josey[/name]: Very pretty…
[name]Katerina[/name] nn. [name]Kat[/name]: It’s too close to [name]Katrina[/name] for me, and I think of the hurricane, but that’s just me. :slight_smile:
[name]Natalia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]: Pretty…
[name]Magdalena[/name] nn. [name]Maggie[/name]: Pretty…
[name]Odette[/name]: I think it’s pretty, but I’m wondering if she’ll be called [name]Odie[/name], like the dog, or if odor jokes may arise.
[name]Odelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name]: Ditto…
[name]Rosalina[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name]: I think it’s pretty, but at first I thought you meant [name]Rosalinda[/name]. I love [name]Rose[/name], [name]Rosalie[/name], and [name]Rosalind[/name], though!
[name]Roseanne[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name]: I only think of [name]Roseanne[/name] [name]Barr[/name], but I love most [name]Rose[/name] names.
[name]Talia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]: Very pretty…
[name]Violet[/name] nn. [name]Vi[/name]: I love [name]Violet[/name], but am personally not too fond of the [name]Vi[/name] nickname.

[name]Andrew[/name] nn. [name]Andy[/name]: Very popular, but I still love it.

[name]Carter[/name]: Very, very popular (#65)

[name]Donavan[/name] nn. [name]Van[/name]: I think it’s very handsome…

[name]Ezekiel[/name] nn. [name]Zeke[/name]: This one has been growing on me…
[name]Finnegan[/name] nn. [name]Finn[/name]: I love the [name]Finn[/name] names…
[name]Gabriel[/name] nn. [name]Gabe[/name]: Very popular, but I still love it…
[name]James[/name] [name]Carter[/name] nn. [name]Jace[/name]: Not a [name]Jace[/name] fan (it feels trendy to me), but I do love [name]James[/name].
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn. Than: I love [name]Nathaniel[/name], but I’m not feeling Than, which looks like the word “than” to me.
[name]Parker[/name]: This one is feeling tired to me…
[name]Samuel[/name] nn. [name]Sam[/name]: Popular, but I think it’s handsome…
[name]Thomas[/name] nn. [name]Tom[/name]: Ditto…
[name]William[/name] nn. [name]Will[/name]: Ditto…
[name]Zane[/name]: I prefer some of the others on your list…

I really love so many of these names, and think you have a great list! :slight_smile:

Good luck!

I will put stars next to the ones I like and extra stars next to the ones I love:
[name]Anastasia[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name] - I love the nn [name]Tansy[/name]****
[name]Anabelle[/name] nn. [name]Annie[/name] - I love [name]Annabel[/name] nn [name]Annie[/name]**
[name]Azaria[/name] nn. [name]Aria[/name]
[name]Ariella[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] nn. [name]Bea[/name]*
[name]Cordelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name] - I love nn [name]Cora[/name] or [name]Corrie[/name]***
[name]Dahlia[/name] nn. [name]Lia[/name]*
[name]Eleanor[/name] nn. [name]Elea[/name] - I love nn [name]Nell[/name] or [name]Nora[/name]****
[name]Esmerelda[/name] nn. [name]Ella[/name] - I love nn [name]Esme[/name]**
[name]Elizabeth[/name] nn. [name]Eliza[/name]*****
[name]Genevieve[/name] nn. [name]Evy[/name]***
[name]Gwendolyn[/name] nn. [name]Gwen[/name]*****
[name]Helena[/name] nn. [name]Lena[/name]**
[name]Isadora[/name] nn. [name]Dora[/name] - I love nn [name]Izzy[/name]**
[name]Jane[/name] (but only as a mn.)*****
[name]Josephine[/name] nn. [name]Josey[/name] - I love nn [name]Josie[/name]*****
[name]Katerina[/name] nn. [name]Kat[/name]*
[name]Natalia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]*
[name]Magdalena[/name] nn. [name]Maggie[/name] - I love nn [name]Lena[/name]**
[name]Odelia[/name] nn. [name]Delia[/name] - I’m sorry, but I really don’t like [name]Odelia[/name]. Makes me think of odious.
[name]Rosalina[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name] - I love [name]Rosalie[/name] nn [name]Rose[/name]***
[name]Roseanne[/name] nn. [name]Rose[/name] - I love [name]Anna[/name] [name]Rose[/name]**. [name]Roseanne[/name], [name]Roseanna[/name] are considered dated on Nameberry, I think. You can look them up on “check out a name”, the blue box on the left.
[name]Talia[/name] nn. [name]Tally[/name]
[name]Violet[/name] nn. [name]Vi[/name]

We also started a boys list!

[name]Andrew[/name] nn. [name]Andy[/name]** but I love nn [name]Drew[/name].
[name]Donavan[/name] nn. [name]Van[/name]*
[name]Ezekiel[/name] nn. [name]Zeke[/name]*
[name]Finnegan[/name] nn. [name]Finn[/name] - I prefer [name]Finnian[/name] and [name]Phineas[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]**
[name]Gabriel[/name] nn. [name]Gabe[/name]***** I love it!
[name]James[/name] [name]Carter[/name] nn. [name]Jace[/name] - love [name]James[/name] for a middle name especially.
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn. Than - love [name]Nathaniel[/name], but not Than. [name]Love[/name] [name]Nathan[/name]
[name]Samuel[/name] nn. [name]Sam[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name] nn. [name]Tom[/name]***** - one of my faves
[name]William[/name] nn. [name]Will[/name]***** - ditto