How would you name your children if

How would you name 2 daughters and 2 sons if…

  • you could not use any honors names
  • you don’t have to take anyone’s opinion into account
  • you can be as unique, out of the box, eccentric as you like (so your gp’s)
  • not use any name that’s in the top 20 for your country
  • there would be no pressure to match the names
  • the meaning, history, association of a name didn’t matter
  • you could use ‘made up’ names

Mine would be…

  • [name_f]Dagmar[/name_f] Sól
  • Maan Mirre (maan is dutch for moon, mirre is dutch for myrrh)
  • [name_u]Wolf[/name_u] [name_u]Orion[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Pollux[/name_m] Nobel
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I’d still probably use [name_f]Sarai[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] and [name_m]Sholto[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m] :slight_smile: If I was going down the guilty pleasure route, today I’d choose Samphire [name_m]Draco[/name_m] and [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] [name_f]Calliope[/name_f]

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[name_f]Alma[/name_f] [name_f]Honey[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f] [name_f]Moon[/name_f], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] [name_u]Rain[/name_u] and [name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Poet[/name_u] if I was to stick with my normal combos, and perhaps [name_u]Lou[/name_u] [name_u]Wanderer[/name_u] and [name_f]Liv[/name_f] [name_u]Dreamer[/name_u] if I were to use some GPs

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That’s tough as I usually dismiss names I know my partner would veto, or wouldn’t go with honour middle names. At a guess, it would be something like:

elowen taylor
juno wildflower
sasha valentine
hugo bellamy

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After naming 3 children together I find it hard to imagine what I would use without compromising with my SO :sweat_smile: But I think I’d go with:

Ísrún [name_f]Agathe[/name_f]
[name_f]Flordelis[/name_f] [name_f]Jocasta[/name_f]
[name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] [name_f]Hyacinthe[/name_f]
Zafeiris [name_u]Meridian[/name_u]

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wouldn’t that be a beautiful world
your names are gorgeous!

in a perfect world where names are free and children are peaceful:
johann ezra grey . ezra, ej
river rudy
atreyu taeyang . taetae
hoshi nehemiah
beckett irae
solstice laish . sunny / sonny - the one unisex option
hallie serendipity rain
shiloh singularity
elara haven hope

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No holds barred:
[name_f]Marianne[/name_f] [name_f]Rosegold[/name_f]
[name_u]Alva[/name_u] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]

[name_u]River[/name_u] [name_m]Ruben[/name_m]
[name_u]Eden[/name_u] [name_m]Rosewood[/name_m]

…something along those lines!

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Still same names, [name_f]Vera[/name_f] and [name_m]Artur[/name_m].

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I think mine would still mostly be the same, but if I had 6 kids today, with theses rules, they would probably be:

[name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Molly[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Snow[/name_u]
[name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] [name_u]Snow[/name_u]
[name_u]Hayes[/name_u] [name_m]Eugene[/name_m]
[name_u]Blake[/name_u] [name_u]Hudson[/name_u]

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[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] [name_u]Lou[/name_u], [name_f]Victoria[/name_f] [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] and [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u].

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[name_f]Ida[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] and [name_m]Simon[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u] (they have personal meaning, but I don’t consider them true honors in the traditional sense!)

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This is hard because three of my top boys’ names are in the top 20 and a lot of my favorite girls’ names are honors!

[name_u]Rhys[/name_u] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_u]Connor[/name_u]
[name_f]Anna[/name_f] [name_f]Miriam[/name_f]
[name_f]Margaret[/name_f] [name_u]Laurel[/name_u]

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kay delphine
oakley rayn

leighton ridley
ashton draco

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[name_u]Remy[/name_u] [name_u]Noble[/name_u] would still be boy #1. [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] is still my top girl pick.

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  • [name_f]Kismet[/name_f] “Kit”
  • [name_f]Vela[/name_f] “V”
  • [name_m]Miro[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]

Don’t know about middles, I rely HEAVILY on honor names :joy:

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I got lucky with boys–we’ve named two already and my husband agreed to a couple of my favorites. We did use honor middles, though.

Maybe:
[name_m]Bjorn[/name_m] [name_u]Elisha[/name_u]
[name_m]Crispin[/name_m] [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m]
[name_f]Una[/name_f] [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]
[name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Polly[/name_f]

[name_f]My[/name_f] husband has vetoed [name_m]Crispin[/name_m] and [name_f]Una[/name_f], I don’t think [name_m]Bjorn[/name_m] will work for us because our pronunciation of the OR sound differs, and [name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f] is such a gp I’ve never even made combos :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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But why have I never seen [name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f] before?! I’m so in love.

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It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Such a rejoicing name, something like your [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f]. I believe I found it first in the children’s book Gone-Away [name_u]Lake[/name_u], by [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] Enright. There was a sibling set including Minnehaha [name_f]Augusta[/name_f], Pindar [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_f]Persephone[/name_f], [name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f], and [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Manfred[/name_m] [name_u]Lionel[/name_u] :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:
And then [name_f]Polyhymnia[/name_f] “Polly” O’Keefe is a character in some of [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f] L’Engle’s YA novels. And it’s the name of one of the Greek Muses.
But it’s…a lot of name.

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This is difficult because all of my honor names are names I like enough to use as first names but none of them are the names of actual people and many are coincidental honor names so I’m not sure if they count here. I didn’t use them though.

[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleni[/name_f] Wanderlust
[name_u]Koa[/name_u] Somerled
[name_u]Sparrow[/name_u] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]

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[name_f]Clio[/name_f] [name_f]Mazarine[/name_f]
[name_f]Isis[/name_f] [name_f]Alouette[/name_f]
[name_m]Baz[/name_m] [name_m]Amaury[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m] [name_m]Tigris[/name_m]

The only thing I’d really change is using [name_f]Isis[/name_f]

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