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I’ve got my favorite four girl names - [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] (or [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Cecily[/name]), [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] (or [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] or [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Claire[/name]), and [name]Anna[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] (or [name]Anna[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]) - and I’m looking for about four boy names that not only work alone, but work together and with these girl names…

I was searching through an old copy of one of [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name]'s books ([name]Madison[/name] and [name]Montana[/name] edition), and I found these names…



[name]Benjamin[/name] is off-limits as it is my older brother’s name - that is just too close for me. [name]James[/name] is a huge family name for me, so I’d love to use it. Another good family name is [name]Joseph[/name]. Others include [name]Howard[/name] (which I don’t much care for), [name]William[/name], and [name]John[/name]. Additionally, my father’s middle name is [name]Boyd[/name], and both my paternal grandfather and twin sister have [name]Price[/name] as their middle names - those are definitely viable options!

I know I’m nowhere near expecting and am just having fun while others of you are here for serious naming business, but I’d appreciate comments and combinations from your favorites here…

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Nathaniel[/name] with a one-syllable middle name, especially if your last name is longer… if it’s a one-syllable last name then a 2-syllable middle would be nice (3-2-1 is enviable!)
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Boyd[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Price[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]John[/name]

[name]Peter[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Lennox[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]

[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Russell[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Boyd[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]William[/name]

I’m going to do more later… I love your names!

All very handsome names! My favorites from your list are [name]Henry[/name], [name]Julian[/name], and [name]Lucas[/name]. Although all of your names are classics, I think these have a bit more flavor and maybe a slight vintage edge to them, which I like. Some combos:

[name]Henry[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]

[name]Julian[/name] [name]James[/name] (don’t always like alliteration, but love this!)
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Ezra[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Boyd[/name]

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]

Favorites: [name]Henry[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Julian[/name] [name]James[/name]-- love!

I love your girl combos! By the way, I like [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] more than [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] more than [name]Anna[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]! :slight_smile:

Most of the boy names on this list are my favorites. With [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name] and [name]Anna[/name], I can best see [name]Henry[/name], [name]Julian[/name], [name]Peter[/name] and [name]William[/name] the best (though I do love [name]Nathaniel[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] too and if [name]James[/name] was on the list as a first name, it would’ve made the list as well)

Some combos:
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Lennox[/name] (so cool!)
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]- this is my own number one combo :slight_smile:
[name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Price[/name]

[name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Frederick[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]William[/name]

[name]Julian[/name] [name]Price[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Patrick[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Lennox[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

[name]William[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Price[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]John[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Boyd[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Howard[/name]

You have such wonderful names! It’s tough picking through them! Good luck! :slight_smile:


I like your ideas of [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Price[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Joseph[/name], and [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Boyd[/name].

Of the [name]Peter[/name] suggestions, [name]Peter[/name] [name]Lennox[/name] is my favorite, as [name]Peter[/name] [name]James[/name] and [name]Peter[/name] [name]Joseph[/name] sound too religious to me, almost apostolic - is that just me?

I also quite like [name]Patrick[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Boyd[/name], and [name]Patrick[/name] [name]William[/name]!

Can’t wait to see the rest of your suggestions! Thanks!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:


I like both [name]Henry[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Henry[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]!

I think I like [name]Julian[/name] [name]Ezra[/name] best, but maybe I like [name]Julian[/name] [name]Boyd[/name] more. That’s a tough one for me - both are great! [name]Julian[/name] [name]James[/name] is cute, but it sounds a bit like [name]Jesse[/name] [name]James[/name] - maybe I’m just nuts…

I think [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Theodore[/name] is my favorite of the [name]Lucas[/name] suggestions! So cute!

[name]Do[/name] you think [name]Julian[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] work okay together with both having a strong U sound?


[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:


Thanks for the comments on my girl names, too! [name]Both[/name] [name]Ruby[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name] (well, [name]Joseph[/name]) are family names, which is why they are in there, but I honestly prefer [name]Anna[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] and [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] more, too! What do you think of [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Clara[/name] or [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Claire[/name]?

I love the pairing of [name]Henry[/name], [name]Julian[/name], [name]Peter[/name], and [name]William[/name], together and with the girl names! I also love [name]Nathaniel[/name] with those four! Sorry, but [name]James[/name] just can’t be a first name again! [name]James[/name] is my dad, my paternal grandfather, my biological maternal grandfather, and my maternal uncle, not to mention my cousin’s middle name! Too many [name]Jim[/name]'s for me! But, I love it, so it is on my middle name list…

[name]Henry[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] has been my #1 for a long time, so it is interesting to see it suggested again a couple of times! I also like [name]Henry[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]. [name]Henry[/name] [name]Lennox[/name] has too many repeating sounds for me, and [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name] reminds me of the author. Too obvious…

[name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] is amazing! I really love that! [name]Peter[/name] [name]Frederick[/name] is great, too, as is [name]Peter[/name] [name]William[/name].

[name]Julian[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] was on my list before, too - again, nice to see it back! I also really like [name]Julian[/name] [name]Lennox[/name], but is it too much L? And, does [name]Julian[/name] [name]Price[/name] sound like a “sissy” name?

I love [name]William[/name] [name]Boyd[/name]! So handsome! What would you call a [name]William[/name]? [name]Just[/name] curious. Also like [name]William[/name] [name]Joseph[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]Price[/name].


[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I love [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Claire[/name]! The flow of [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Clara[/name] is a bit less elegant because it becomes a tad too long for my taste. Still pretty though…

I knew there was a reason [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name] looked familiar! It was nagging me but I liked the flow so I suggested it :slight_smile: Now I feel quite foolish for not seeing it sooner!

[name]Julian[/name] [name]Lennox[/name] does have a lot of ‘l’ sound but there’s two syllables separating the 'l’s so it works for me. I’ve heard that [name]Julian[/name] is a ‘sissy’ name but I don’t see how that is. It’s definitely masculine to me and [name]Julian[/name] [name]Price[/name] is quite nice. I like [name]Julian[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] a bit more though.

I like the name [name]William[/name] so much I would be tempted to just call him [name]William[/name] in full. But shortening is almost inevitable with some names and unfortunately [name]William[/name] is one of those names. I would probably call him [name]Will[/name]. I’ve tried getting on board with [name]Liam[/name] but it doesn’t feel natural to me to call a [name]William[/name] ‘[name]Liam[/name]’. I suppose I could get used to it though.

What do you think of [name]Peter[/name] [name]Andrew[/name]? I feel like the flow might be a bit off but the names do compliment each other…

Bye! :slight_smile:

The [name]Jesse[/name] [name]James[/name] connection hadn’t occurred to me, but now that you mention it…

And I think the repeating U sound in [name]Julian[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name] might be a bit much for a first and middle combo ([name]Julian[/name] [name]Lucas[/name] or [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Julian[/name]), but I think they would work well as brothers. The sound links the names together without being overtly matchy, [name]IMO[/name]! :smiley:

My top four boy names from your list:



[name]Henry[/name] [name]Russell[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]William[/name]


Now that you mention it, [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Clara[/name] does get a bit, well, verbose, I suppose. [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Claire[/name] is so cute! [name]Do[/name] you like it more than [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]?

Oh, don’t feel foolish for not recognizing [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name]! I’m just a literary buff, so things like that catch my eye…

I personally don’t see [name]Julian[/name] as a sissy name, either, but I’ve heard it so many times. [name]Julian[/name], to me, is incredibly handsome and alluring, witty and intelligent. The epitome of tall, dark, and handsome, you know? I think [name]Julian[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] is my favorite, followed by [name]Julian[/name] [name]Lennox[/name].

I’m not a huge fan of nicknames, either, but [name]William[/name] is destined to be shortened in passing. It is too long to use all the time, I feel. I like [name]Will[/name] and [name]Willy[/name], and [name]Liam[/name] is okay, but I feel like I’m stealing a name if I call a [name]William[/name] by [name]Liam[/name]…

[name]Peter[/name] [name]Andrew[/name] is nice, but I sort of feel like the flow is off. It doesn’t have too much pizazz, either, for me. I just really like [name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name], now! But, I think I’m remembering my sister also liked [name]Gabriel[/name] as a middle name, but maybe not. Let’s hope so!


[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:


Ha! Coincidentally, apparently my mother was going to be named [name]Jesse[/name] [name]James[/name] should she have been a boy. Thank goodness she wasn’t, right? But, her name is [name]Jolene[/name]. [name]Do[/name] [name]Julian[/name] and [name]Jolene[/name] sound too similar? Is that silly to even think of?

I suppose you are right about [name]Julian[/name] and [name]Lucas[/name]. Another thing - [name]Lucas[/name] feels so much more modern and popular, though not trendy, that I worry [name]Julian[/name] (and [name]Henry[/name] or [name]Nathaniel[/name]) would feel incredibly vintage next to him. Any thoughts?


[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:


[name]Henry[/name] [name]Russell[/name] is handsome, but do you think it is too R heavy?

Oh! [name]Julian[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] is one I hadn’t thought of! What a cute name!

[name]Patrick[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name] is darling, but I’m not sure I want to use [name]Benjamin[/name] in the middle yet, considering it is my brother’s name. He might want to use it! Not sure…

[name]Lucas[/name] [name]William[/name] is so very handsome!

Thanks for the suggestions!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Lemon[/name]!

I prefer [name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] too, actually. It has a wonderful flow and I find [name]Peter[/name] a difficult name to find a suitable mn for.

I like [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Claire[/name] more than [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] but only a bit more. [name]Charlotte[/name] has so many letters and the simple, one-syllable [name]Claire[/name] seems to fit the length of [name]Emmeline[/name] better.

[name]Julian[/name] [name]Lennox[/name] is great as well! :slight_smile: [name]Patrick[/name] might go better though because it is a very masculine name and is just what [name]Julian[/name] needs to back it up… [name]Both[/name] are wonderful though. At this moment, what would you feel your favorite combo for each name would be?

Bye! :slight_smile:

[name]Lilli[/name] (& others),

I think my favorites right now, for each name, are as follows:

[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name] - [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Boyd[/name] - [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Ezra[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] - [name]Peter[/name] [name]Lennox[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Patrick[/name]
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Boyd[/name] - [name]William[/name] [name]Lennox[/name]

I’ve decided to take [name]Matthew[/name] and [name]Andrew[/name] off the list - they weren’t selected and I just don’t care for them as much. I’m also debating taking [name]Lucas[/name] off the list, as I still don’t feel that it matches the others as well, and, though I love [name]Luke[/name], I’m iffy on [name]Lucas[/name]…

If you’d like to suggest more, or comment on these favorites, I’d appreciate it! And, [name]Lilli[/name], I’m really starting to fall in love with [name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Claire[/name]! [name]Emmeline[/name] was my fourth choice, but it is moving closer to [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] now…

Thanks, all!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I might be a little biased but I love [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name]. My son’s name is [name]Nathan[/name] [name]James[/name].

Yes, your mother was fortunate to have been born female! I wouldn’t worry at all about [name]Julian[/name] and [name]Jolene[/name] sounding similar-- if the connection is made at all, I bet your mom would feel flattered that you chose a name that sounds similar to hers.

I agree that [name]Lucas[/name] is more popular now than some of your more vintage choices, but I don’t think it seems out of place. However, it sounds like it probably isn’t your favorite anyway, so problem solved!

One other comment-- [name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] sounds nice but is also the name of a quite famous English prog rock artist from the '70s. He was in [name]Genesis[/name] with [name]Phil[/name] [name]Collins[/name], but is definitely well known as a solo artist. Sorry to break it to you!!


Thanks for the comment! [name]Nathan[/name] [name]James[/name] is so great! [name]Just[/name] curious - do you call him [name]Nathan[/name] or [name]Nate[/name] or [name]Nat[/name] or something?


[name]Ah[/name]! [name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name]! You are SO right! So, that’s weird…right? Or is it not a big deal, since it would be a middle name? Maybe [name]Peter[/name] [name]Lennox[/name] is better? Oh, boy.

Oh, you are right about [name]Lucas[/name] not being my favorite. If I had to pick, I think my favorites now are [name]Henry[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name], [name]Julian[/name], [name]Peter[/name], and [name]William[/name], in that order. What do you think of those together?


[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Hey [name]Lemon[/name],

I love your taste! For your girls I love [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Cecily[/name], and [name]Anna[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]. Of your boys list, I’m loving [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name] (I know, he’s an author, but it’s still a great combo), [name]Julian[/name] [name]Lucas[/name], [name]Patrick[/name] [name]William[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]Peter[/name] [name]Lucas[/name], [name]William[/name] [name]Lennox[/name], and [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Theodore[/name].


[name]Hi[/name] [name]Lemon[/name]:

[name]Just[/name] to let you know [name]Peter[/name] [name]Gabriel[/name] is a famous singer…

I love [name]Julian[/name] [name]Patrick[/name]. definitely my favorites of yours.
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]William[/name] is also very handsome!