Is Scout Maisie too playful?

Does [name]Scout[/name] [name]Maisie[/name] sound like too much of a childish name… I’ve been playing around with [name]Scout[/name] combos and I like this one, but that might be my imagination speaking.
[name]Do[/name] you think a child could pull off [name]Scout[/name] [name]Maisie[/name]? If not, what name would you pair with [name]Scout[/name]?

Other combos I liked were:
Scout Marigold (My childhood nn was Goldie so if our baby has bright blonde hair like me then she could be Goldie too, which I think is cute)
Scout Emilia
Scout Penelope
Scout Caroline
Do you like any of them?

Any replies will be appreciated,

I really like [name]Scout[/name] - but more in the middle name position - I find [name]Maisie[/name] too childish full stop, it’s not a name that I really like. Paired with [name]Scout[/name] I think it ruins the name a bit. [name]One[/name] of my combos was [name]Luna[/name] [name]Scout[/name], which i suppose could be reversed to make [name]Scout[/name] [name]Luna[/name]. Maybe [name]Scout[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Scout[/name] [name]Liliana[/name], [name]Scout[/name] [name]Natasha[/name], [name]Scout[/name] [name]Samantha[/name], [name]Scout[/name] [name]Kiara[/name], [name]Scout[/name] [name]Arianna[/name]? I think something with more than three syllables, possibly ending in a soft “a” or “ee” sound to balance out [name]Scout[/name]'s harsher ending, would work best :slight_smile:

I agree with milliemm. And I really like [name]Luna[/name] [name]Scout[/name]!

I think it you use [name]Scout[/name] for a girl you should pick something slightly softer and more feminine as middle. [name]Scot[/name] [name]Arianna[/name] is a nice one too!

Or how about:

[name]Scout[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Scout[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Scout[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Scout[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]/e
[name]Scout[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Scout[/name] [name]Adelyn[/name]
[name]Scout[/name] [name]Isabelle[/name]

I think [name]Scout[/name] period is childish, bringing up the Girl Scouts and, of course, the little girl who gave it life as a name in the first place. Some of your longer and more elegant middles do a lot to counter that image-- I really liked [name]Penelope[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name].

I do think it’s best suited to the middle, where it will be whimsical but not childish. [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Scout[/name] & [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Scout[/name] work. The other way around, honestly, it either sounds like a [name]Sailor[/name] [name]Moon[/name] knockoff ("[name]Scout[/name] [name]Maisie[/name]! [name]How[/name] will you defeat the monster?") or roll call at your local brownie troop.

I am not a fan of [name]Scout[/name], personally. However, if you want to use it, I would use it with an older, elegant name in the middle place. THe first one that comes to mind is [name]Scout[/name] [name]Gwendolyn[/name], which I think would work very well. With a first name like [name]Scout[/name], you could get away with some of the names that are just beautiful but occasionally seen as ‘old lady’.

I like your fun playful style but I do think [name]Scout[/name] [name]Maisie[/name] would be hard to wear and it doesn’t flow very well imo.

[name]Marjorie[/name] [name]Scout[/name] nn [name]Maisie[/name] is cute.
[name]Scarlet[/name] in the fn spot nn [name]Scout[/name]
Any of your more sophisticated choices like [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Emilia[/name] or [name]Caroline[/name] can work with [name]Maisie[/name] [name]Scout[/name] or [name]Scout[/name] [name]Maisie[/name] as a double middle
[name]Marigold[/name] is a great & really playful/cute fn option that is a touch more serious than either [name]Scout[/name] or [name]Maisie[/name].

I think [name]Scout[/name] could be a great nn for most any girl, [name]Alexandra[/name] or [name]Scarlet[/name] especially.

I think [name]Scout[/name] is a great nickname. [name]Scout[/name]'s real name in To Kill a Mockingbird was [name]Jean[/name]-[name]Louise[/name]. If you’re concerned with finding a more grown-up sounding name, maybe use one of the other names on your list (I love [name]Marigold[/name]) and save [name]Scout[/name] as a nickname or as blade suggested, a middle. Then again, [name]Scout[/name] and Bugsy are kind of a cute sibset.

If you end up going with [name]Scout[/name] as a first, I second the suggestion to use a more established, elegant and/or feminine name in the middle. From your list, I like [name]Penelope[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name]. What about [name]Scout[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name] or [name]Scout[/name] [name]Louisa[/name]?

I really dislike [name]Scout[/name]. It seems boyish and not really a name.

I really love [name]Scout[/name], but agree it seems a better middle name choice.

From your list, I love [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Scout[/name] and [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Scout[/name].

Or you could use [name]Scout[/name] as a nickname for something like [name]Scarlett[/name].

I think [name]Marigold[/name] is interesting, and think the nickname [name]Goldie[/name] is cute, and also wonder if you could use [name]Maisie[/name] as a nickname for [name]Marigold[/name].

I think of [name]Scout[/name] as akin to Smiley or [name]Happy[/name]- a nickname for an unrelated name. I think it’s very childish, and [name]Maisie[/name] is as well. I think [name]Margaret[/name] or [name]Marigold[/name] nn [name]Scout[/name] or [name]Maisie[/name] are nice.

I like [name]Scout[/name], I even like it as a first name. But [name]Maisie[/name] does seem childish. Actually, [name]Maisie[/name] is my neighbor’s little dog, so when I hear the name [name]Maisie[/name] all I can think about is my husband’s ankles being bitten. I think if you are going to use a name as far of the beaten track as [name]Scout[/name] you must balance it with a fairly sophisticated name in the middle name spot. I think [name]Scout[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] is great.

I don’t think it flows and I think it’s too juvenile. I would stick to [name]Scout[/name] as an unofficial nn so she can drop it when she gets older if she wants, or a whimsical middle with a more sedate first.

Thank yo all for your replies and opinions.
I was expecting that most people wouldn’t love it… [name]Scout[/name] is quite childish in itself. However I think next to Bugsy we can’t have a serious name… Bugsy and [name]Caroline[/name] just don’t work very well. So that’s sort of where I get stuck every time.
I do like the idea of making it an unofficial nn…but I’m not entirely sure.
I guess I’ll go back to the drawing board a little… I do love [name]Marigold[/name] in the middle though! And I like the suggestion of [name]Scout[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name].
If it helps our last name begins with a S and ends in ton… I just said out aloud and [name]Scout[/name] S… sounds even more childish.
I’ll see how I go!

I think [name]Marigold[/name] might just work. It would be a little girlish for many, but nn [name]Goldie[/name] is very sweet, is an homage name of sorts to you, and pairs well with Bugsy. [name]Marigold[/name], as a full name, can also grow up.

I would save [name]Scout[/name] as a cute nickname, if it fits her. [name]Marigold[/name], should you choose it, could take any kind of middle, from classic like [name]William[/name] (i.e. [name]Marigold[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]) to elegant ([name]Marigold[/name] [name]Corinne[/name]) to whimsical ([name]Marigold[/name] [name]May[/name]).

I agree with what a lot of others are saying. [name]Scout[/name] is a great nickname, and as much as I [name]LOVE[/name] To Kill A Mockingbird, I wouldn’t use it as a first name. I actually think [name]Maisie[/name] [name]Scout[/name] would sound better if anything. I would definately suggest using [name]Scout[/name] as a middle name instead, one of my good friends’ middle name is [name]Scout[/name] and she goes by it occasionally.