I'm new, please help me!

[name]Hi[/name] All,
I am new here, both to NameBerry, but also to naming a baby. I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with my first bub and am struggling to find names that we both like, and when we find them we then struggle with middle names. I am looking for opinions on our current top 3’s and middle name suggestions.

Girls - These are in no particular order:

  1. Alaska
  2. [name]Tia[/name]
  3. [name]Autumn[/name]

Boys - Once again no order:

  1. [name]Tige[/name] / Tiege / [name]Tadhg[/name]
  2. [name]Tallis[/name]
  3. [name]Quinn[/name]

Thanks so much!

  • Dellish



I like [name]Tia[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name] but I not sure about Alaska as a first name but you could use it as a mn.

[name]Tia[/name] Alaska
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Xanthe[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Carys[/name]

I love [name]Tallis[/name] and [name]Quinn[/name]! Not sure about [name]Tadhg[/name]/[name]Tige[/name]/Tiege

[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Roman[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Declan[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Ryan[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Avery[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Patrick[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]

What do you think?

[name]Welcome[/name] to nameberry I hope we can help you.

  1. Alaska I really don’t think that this is a person’s name so I can’t get onboard with this name
  2. [name]Tia[/name] is a sweet name
  3. [name]Autumn[/name] feels a little dated to me

I w ould prefer these names instead of Alaska

[name]Arabella[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]India[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Tia[/name] combos

[name]Tia[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]/[name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]June[/name]

I would not use [name]Autumn[/name] or [name]Summer[/name] and may use [name]Winter[/name] in mn spot instead I suggest

[name]Antonia[/name] [name]Skye[/name]
[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Seren[/name]
[name]Madeleine[/name] [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Maia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]

  1. [name]Tige[/name] / Tiege / [name]Tadhg[/name] I like [name]Tadhg[/name] but I would prefer the Scottish name [name]Taran[/name]


[name]Tadhg[/name] [name]Cormac[/name]
[name]Tadhg[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name]
[name]Tadhg[/name] [name]Michael[/name]
[name]Tadhg[/name] [name]Findlay[/name]

[name]Taran[/name] [name]Christopher[/name]
[name]Taran[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Taran[/name] [name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Taran[/name] [name]Oscar[/name]

  1. [name]Tallis[/name] Nice, quite manly


[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Hudson[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Elliott[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]David[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Cameron[/name]

  1. [name]Quinn[/name] This is going to the girls [name]Quentin[/name] may be better

[name]Quentin[/name] [name]Malcolm[/name]
[name]Quentin[/name] [name]Peter[/name]
[name]Quentin[/name] [name]Jack[/name]
[name]Quentin[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]

  1. Alaska - not sure on this, I think it’s cute but it being such a cold, dark place I’m not certain it’s an appropriate namesake. If Alaska has a special meaning to you and your husband however, I say go for it!
  2. [name]Tia[/name] - Super sweet, perhaps too nicknamey?
  3. [name]Autumn[/name] - pretty, but very dated.

You may also like:
[name]Augusta[/name]/[name]Augustine[/name] - instead of [name]Autumn[/name]. [name]Augustine[/name] NN [name]Tia[/name] or [name]Tia[/name] [name]Augustine[/name] would be nice.

Boys - Once again no order:

  1. [name]Tige[/name] / Tiege / [name]Tadhg[/name] - “[name]Tadhg[/name]” is actually pronounced “[name]TAHJ[/name]”, like the [name]Taj[/name] Mahal. I don’t like the other spellings and worry about spelling/pronunciation issues.
  2. [name]Tallis[/name] - I [name]LOVE[/name] this name! So masculine and strong.
  3. [name]Quinn[/name] - I’m not a fan. You may be concerned by the fact that this is going to the girls, and quickly.

You may also like:
[name]Torrin[/name] - an uncommon Irish name pron. [name]TORE[/name]-in

Good luck! :o)

Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I am really unsure at the moment. I love the suggestion of [name]Autumn[/name] [name]Rose[/name], I think it sounds stunning so does [name]Autumn[/name] [name]Grace[/name], but I think that [name]Grace[/name] is starting to get over used as a MN, I think Alaska has been crossed off the list now! I am also liking [name]Cleo[/name] at the moment, what do you think for that?
As for the boys name my favourite is [name]Tallis[/name], I also like [name]Tanner[/name] and [name]Talon[/name] by my husbands favourite is [name]Quinn[/name] and I am struggling to get him to look at any other names. I quite like [name]Tanner[/name] [name]Avery[/name] actually, what do you think about that?

[name]Tanner[/name] [name]Avery[/name] is a handsome name.

[name]Glad[/name] to see [name]Cleo[/name] make an appearance she is long overdue for some limelight.

[name]Tanner[/name] and [name]Cleo[/name] make a very nice sibset.

my fave from your list are
autumn and quinn
the 1st mn’s that came to mind were

autumn willow
quinn theodore

[name]Love[/name] [name]Tia[/name]! I knew the sweetest girl with that name. She was spunky and just so much fun!! <3

I am not crazy about your boys names to be honest, but I think I like [name]Tallis[/name] or [name]Quinn[/name] best.

[name]Welcome[/name], Congrats and Good [name]Luck[/name]!! :slight_smile:

[name]Welcome[/name] to Nameberry! :slight_smile:

From your girls’ list I love [name]Cleo[/name] and like [name]Tia[/name] and [name]Autumn[/name].

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Diana[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Gianna[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Isabel[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Isabella[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Juliana[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Lucia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Nora[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Tallulah[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Tessa[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Zara[/name]

[name]Tia[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Georgia[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Gianna[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Isabel[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Madeline[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Natalie[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Olive[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Sophie[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Tia[/name] [name]Zoe[/name]

[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Camila[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Cecilia[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Tess[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Tessa[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Vanessa[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Zara[/name]
[name]Autumn[/name] [name]Zoe[/name]

From your boys’ list, [name]Tallis[/name] and [name]Quinn[/name] are great! :slight_smile: [name]Tallis[/name] [name]Quinn[/name], [name]Tallis[/name] [name]Quentin[/name], or [name]Quinn[/name] [name]Tallis[/name] would work…

[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Adrian[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Caleb[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Charles[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]David[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Edward[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Everett[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Finlay[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Frederick[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]George[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Hugh[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Ivo[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Julian[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Leo[/name]”
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Levi[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Louis[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Malachi[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Maxwell[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]”
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Oscar[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Patrick[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Peter[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Ronan[/name]
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Rowan[/name]”
[name]Tallis[/name] [name]Tate[/name]

[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Felix[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Maxwell[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name] [name]Rowan[/name]”


If you like the sound of Alaska, what about…
[name]Juliska[/name], [name]Aneska[/name], [name]Oleska[/name]? [name]Alastriona[/name]?
Geographically, what about [name]Juneau[/name], or [name]Juno[/name]/[name]June[/name]?

[name]Tia[/name]: It seems so short to me. Good nn for [name]Portia[/name], [name]Venetia[/name] and [name]Letitia[/name], though. What about [name]Thea[/name], possibly using it as a nn for [name]Theodora[/name]? Or [name]Georgia[/name]/[name]Georgiana[/name] nn [name]Gia[/name]?

As for [name]Autumn[/name], that one sounds a bit dated to me. Out of the seasons, I like [name]Winter[/name] (nn [name]Winnie[/name]) best, but that seems sort of silly if she isn’t born in winter, huh?
I guess [name]Augusta[/name] is an alternative. I like that one much more! If that’s too weighty for you, you might like [name]Agatha[/name], with the cute nn [name]Hattie[/name].


[name]Tige[/name]/Tiege/Tadgh (I believe it’s [name]Tadhg[/name]? Was that a misspelling?):
I’d steer clear of [name]Tige[/name] (looks like a nn for [name]Tiger[/name]). I really like the original spelling [name]Tadhg[/name] for this one–since it’s so obviously not prn “[name]Tad[/name]-h-g,” people will probably ask what the spelling is instead of giving it their own. Otherwise, I like Tiege as a runner up. And the meaning of “poet” is so cool!

I also like [name]Tallis[/name], but not as much as [name]Tadhg[/name]. Maybe because I’m from [name]Texas[/name], so I think of [name]Dallas[/name]. (: I love that it can be a nn for [name]Taliesin[/name] ([name]TAL[/name]-eh-sin). Also, the name [name]Stellan[/name] came to mind for some reason, so maybe that would appeal to you?

[name]Quinn[/name]…it feels like this is getting ever so popular, although in reality it may not be as much as I think. Like it a lot, but prefer it for a nn to [name]Quillan[/name], [name]Quinlan[/name], [name]Quentin[/name] or [name]Quincy[/name].

Some combos:
[name]Portia[/name] [name]Oleska[/name] “[name]Tia[/name]”
[name]Theodora[/name] [name]Rosie[/name] “[name]Thea[/name]”
[name]Agatha[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name] (or flipped) “[name]Hattie[/name]” or “[name]Gia[/name]”

[name]Quinlan[/name] [name]Tadhg[/name] “[name]Quinn[/name]”
[name]Taliesin[/name] [name]Quincy[/name] “[name]Tallis[/name]”


I love the name [name]Portia[/name] it sounds so regal and classy but it means pig! What a shame it has this meaning, otherwise it would surely be more popular?

It’s such a huge decision the first time, but babies grow into their names and all the awkwardness around naming settles down (old ladies who don’t get that you called your daughter [name]Fred[/name], mother-in-laws who think your baby should have been named after Uncle [name]Bartholomew[/name], sisters who claim you stole their secret baby name, people who can’t possibly wrap their heads around the spelling and think your child will suffer some kind of panic disorder because they have to say ‘no it’s [name]Claire[/name] with an i’ every time they go to the doctor…) All this stuff drifts away and your left with a little person who belongs to their name as surely as if that was the name they were born to have. Which they were, because its the name you gave them.

For what it’s worth, my two cents:

  1. Alaska - I live in Australia, but I like Alaska, it sounds beautiful and I imagine Alaska to be big and beautiful and windswept and interesting and sort of mysterious. There’s a [name]John[/name] [name]Green[/name] novel called Looking for Alaska - I think that title refers to a girl’s name.
  2. [name]Tia[/name] - Sweet, and it ticks my boxes of instantly recognisable but not overused.
  3. [name]Autumn[/name] - Not my style, a little clumsy.

Boys - Once again no order:

  1. [name]Tige[/name] / Tiege / [name]Tadhg[/name]
  2. [name]Tallis[/name]
  3. [name]Quinn[/name] - Of your boy’s names this is the one I really [name]LOVE[/name].

Names like Alaska:

[name]Tia[/name]: What about [name]Katia[/name] nn [name]Tia[/name]?

[name]Autumn[/name]: What about [name]Audrey[/name]?

Thanks so much for all the advice! I really appreciate it, and you have definately given me plenty to consider!

Also thanks for the reassurance! I don’t like discussing my names [name]IRL[/name] so people can’t comment on whether or not they like the name before there is a little person to put the name to.

[name]Hi[/name] There!

Well I am back. I just thought that I would update you all on what I had an what I named it.

Not long after this thread we we settled on [name]Tia[/name] [name]Adeline[/name] and Talesin [name]Avery[/name] (T A initials for both - bizarre! :slight_smile: ). In mid [name]September[/name] we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world and named her:

[name]Araminta[/name] [name]Elsie[/name].

So a completely change from what we thought we had decided on, but loving it all the same. I still have so many names that I love that I wish I could keep naming babies!! Now I have a bit more time on my hands I can hopefully post a little bit more!

You call your baby an it? :?

[name]Araminta[/name] [name]Elise[/name] is beautiful! Congratulations!

Congratulations on the birth of [name]Araminta[/name] and hope to see you posting again here on nameberry.

rollo :slight_smile:

elowen ” Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:21 pm

You call your baby an it?

:lol: I was trying to keep the suspense on whether I had a boy or a girl!

Congratulations on her arrival and welcome to her! [name]Lovely[/name] name!