Just pushing conservative?

Like the nerd I am I’m trying to offer suggestions for my sister and brother-in-law.

Their taste is pretty conservative; my brother-in-law’s is VERY traditional. To him a first name doesn’t really need to be anything special, it should be solid; things like [name_m]David[/name_m], [name_m]John[/name_m], etc. Hers is trendier and more stylish-but-familiar; [name_u]Harper[/name_u], [name_f]Ava[/name_f] (she loves this one), [name_f]Siena[/name_f], [name_m]Kingston[/name_m], [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u], [name_f]Ellie[/name_f], [name_m]Austin[/name_m], [name_u]Rhys[/name_u].

They’ve “agreed” to, or at least could both live with, [name_u]Madison[/name_u] (g), my sister’s long-time favorite, and that’s basically the only thing they’re even on. Otherwise he doesn’t think it should sound like a last name; that’s where they lose [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] and [name_m]Grayson[/name_m]. They’re not all -son names, those are just the ones I remember. xD They also both like Dylan, but as they’re about the last couple of all of their friends to have a baby, it’s already been taken, along with Samantha.

A few suggestions they haven’t liked from me: [name_u]Bailey[/name_u], [name_m]Beckett[/name_m], [name_u]Darcy[/name_u], [name_u]Easton[/name_u], [name_m]Weston[/name_m], [name_u]Hadley[/name_u].

So I’m appealing for something in between. Nothing too adventurous, distinctive but not weird, fits in but doesn’t blend – I feel like I’m missing so many! Any ideas?


Maybe they could compromise with a formal, classic name on the birth certificate and a trendy nickname? This is a tough one!

[name_m]William[/name_m] nn [name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] nn [name_m]Xander[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] nn [name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] nn [name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] or [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] nn [name_f]Ellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] nn [name_f]Lola[/name_f]

What about [name_f]Eva[/name_f] instead of [name_f]Ava[/name_f]? It’s very similar but more ​traditional. Or [name_f]Elle[/name_f]/[name_f]Ella[/name_f]/[name_f]Elena[/name_f]/[name_f]Eliana[/name_f]/[name_f]Elise[/name_f], etc nicknamed [name_f]Ellie[/name_f]?

[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] ([name_f]Gigi[/name_f])