LONG list, need help!

Hello! I have a looooong list of names that my husband and I have piled together. For boys, we like short names, that are masculine and strong. And for girls, we’re pretty open to suggestions. I’d say our taste is pretty classic, with a little twist? You can decide for yourself, and have at it! We’d love to hear what you have to say.

[name]Atticus[/name] - My favorite book, but too trendy?
[name]August[/name] - love
[name]Darwin[/name] - We’re high school science teachers haha. Maybe best saved for a dog?
[name]Jack[/name] - love
[name]Leo[/name] - love

[name]Ava[/name] - entirely too popular for us, but very pretty
[name]Caroline[/name] - love, we think it’s so classy
[name]Eliza[/name] - love
[name]Ellie[/name] - love too, not sure which we like better
[name]June[/name] - love

Our favorite combinations so far are [name]Caroline[/name] [name]June[/name], [name]Eliza[/name]/[name]Ellie[/name] [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Eliza[/name]/[name]Ellie[/name] [name]Pearl[/name], [name]Jack[/name] [name]Leo[/name], and [name]August[/name] [name]Leo[/name]. My favorites are in bold. Thanks guys! :smiley:

My favorites are [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Blythe[/name], [name]Lionel[/name], [name]Henry[/name], and [name]August[/name].
My favorite combinations for you are [name]August[/name] [name]Leo[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]. For [name]Eliza[/name], you could sometimes call her [name]Ellie[/name] as a nickname:)

[name]Hi[/name]! You are SO [name]LUCKY[/name] to have a husband that agrees on so many names! If I were to compile a list of names my husband and I both like, I think there would be maybe 3 LOL.

Ok here’s the names I like from your list…

[name]Adam[/name] - this has been one of my favorite names forever, BUT I like the name [name]Eden[/name] for a girl and think it would be silly to have a kid named [name]Adam[/name] and [name]Eden[/name].
[name]Ezra[/name] - really like this but my husband vetoed it :frowning:
[name]Kai[/name] - I love this name because it’s Hawaiian. I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Hawaii[/name]!!!
[name]Owen[/name] - on my list too

[name]Cora[/name] - such a pretty name
[name]Ellie[/name] - I like this much better than [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Georgia[/name] - a name I really like but doubt I will actually ever use

GOOD [name]LUCK[/name]!

[name]Micah[/name] is the name we’ve picked out for our girl! I love it!! I also love [name]Brenna[/name] (niece’s name), [name]Nola[/name], [name]Cora[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name]. [name]How[/name] about…


For boys, I love [name]Atticus[/name] myself, but also worry about the trendiness lately. Damn trends!!
I like [name]Ezra[/name], [name]Finn[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Felix[/name], [name]Miles[/name] or [name]Abram[/name]? These fit in with this style…these are some of my very favorite names!

what a varied list - here are my thoughts on all:

[name]Adam[/name] - nice solid name but unoriginal
[name]Atticus[/name] - one of my fave books too but i dont know too obvious - like naming your son holden
[name]August[/name] - dont like really - think it is a little feminine -
[name]Charlie[/name] - i think charles is strong and charlie is cute
[name]Daniel[/name] - no too plain
[name]Darwin[/name] - cool but given your professions, no
[name]Declan[/name] - yes i love it
[name]Ezra[/name] - like it
[name]Finn[/name] - yes!
[name]Frank[/name] - too old fashioned
[name]George[/name] - too old fashioned
[name]Henry[/name] - old fashioned but for me this one works - prince harry’s first name is henry - your son can have the nn harry
[name]Ike[/name] - very cool - yes!
[name]Ira[/name] - not for me
[name]Jack[/name] - i love jack! always have but it is quite popular - i know a lot of jacks
[name]John[/name] - i love john - classic name but not original
[name]Kai[/name] - i like this but wonder if it will limit you for naming future siblings
[name]Linus[/name] - no i only think of charlie brown
[name]Leo[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]
[name]Lionel[/name] - i think of lionel richie so i dont think so
[name]Lyle[/name] - ok? kyle is really popular here for 7-10 yr old boys
[name]Mack[/name] - ok
[name]Moe[/name] - no
[name]Noah[/name] - very good one
[name]Oliver[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] - nn: ollie is so cool
[name]Owen[/name] - too popular - but great name
[name]Theo[/name] - on the rise - i know 2 new babies named theo - i would skip
[name]Thomas[/name] - no - see george, frank
[name]Wes[/name] - is this short for weston? wesley? weston is kind of cool - masculine rugged
[name]Zeke[/name] - not sure about this one - leaning towards yes - i also like zander (but think it may be on the rise)

faves are: [name]Leo[/name] and oliver followed by ike, declan, finn, henry, wes and charles

[name]Ava[/name] - way too popular - no
[name]Blythe[/name] - kind of liking this - hadnt considering it before so need to think about it but leaning towards yes
[name]Brenna[/name] - this is ok - my middle name is brenda and i never liked it so . . .
[name]Caroline[/name] - i prefer carolina (think carolina herrera - class personified) but i worry about pronounciation
[name]Cora[/name] - getting too popular? my friend just named her baby cora
[name]Cordelia[/name] - not a fan tho i know many people on here love this name
[name]Delia[/name] - also not a fan
[name]Drue[/name] - i dont like this spelling - i prefer drew and then only think the name is ok
[name]Eliza[/name] - i love eliza - i think of pride and prejudice -
[name]Ellie[/name] - i think when you combine this name with elle and ellas - it is too popular
[name]Gemma[/name] - not sure
[name]Georgia[/name] - i really like it!
[name]June[/name] - i love june!!
[name]Magnolia[/name] - i like that it is different - this could work with kai - would you call her maggie? even nola is a possible nickname
[name]Margaret[/name] - no
[name]Micah[/name] - yes very pretty! this also works with kai (kai and micah are very unisex)
[name]Nella[/name] - not sure
[name]Nelle[/name] - see penny
[name]Nola[/name] - pretty!
[name]Pearl[/name] - no
[name]Penny[/name] - short for penelope - that’s a pretty name and you can use nelle or penny

faves - eliza, june, nola, magnolia, carolina – what about lina, mina/mena, katarina, minka, kaia, greta - just thoughts - good luck!

It’s so nice that you can agree on so many! Here are some of my favorites from and suggestions to your list:


[name]Blythe[/name] - love love love that you’re considering this! Personally, I prefer it as a middle name, because as a first name it just sounds too much like an adjective. E.g. [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]. ([name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables connection!)

[name]Cecilia[/name]/[name]Cecily[/name]/[name]Cecile[/name] - a suggestion

[name]Caroline[/name] - an absolute classic. Also, I adore the nickname [name]Callie[/name]. ([name]Little[/name] Hose on the [name]Prairie[/name] connection!)

[name]Anne[/name] - may be too plain for your taste, but can be very lovely.

[name]Cordelia[/name] - vintage and versatile. [name]Love[/name] all the nickname possibilities of [name]Cora[/name], [name]Cordy[/name], and [name]Delia[/name]. ([name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables connection!)

[name]Ellie[/name] - cute as a nickname, but I much prefer [name]Eleanor[/name], who has much more substance. Then she can choose [name]Ella[/name], [name]Elle[/name], [name]Ellie[/name], [name]Nell[/name], or [name]Nora[/name]. Plus it’s a literary connection to [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name]'s Sense and Sensibility.

[name]Audrey[/name] - very spunky and charming. [name]Just[/name] a suggestion, or has it already been nixed?

[name]June[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name].

[name]Margaret[/name] - cute. As is the nickname [name]Maggie[/name].

[name]Nola[/name] - very classy.

[name]Stella[/name] - a suggestion I thought you might like.

[name]Penny[/name] - I like it, but prefer it had a nickname to give it more substance.

[name]Jane[/name] - a suggestion

[name]Marie[/name] - another suggestion, maybe as a middle name. If you’re science teachers you might appreciate [name]Marie[/name] Curie. Or you could use [name]Marian[/name]/[name]Marianne[/name].

[name]Rachel[/name] - not as popular as she seems. And always a classic.

[name]Emmeline[/name] - with [name]Emme[/name] as a nickname.


[name]August[/name] - very lovely.

[name]Charlie[/name] - prefer [name]Charles[/name]. I know one boy who goes exclusively by his nickname [name]Charlie[/name], and other who hates the nickname and goes by [name]Charles[/name].

[name]Finn[/name] - sooo cute. But I’m wondering about its trendiness?

[name]Frank[/name] - nickname for [name]Francis[/name].

[name]Henry[/name] - grown on me a lot lately. Vey charming.

[name]Jack[/name] - I’ve always known it as a nickname for [name]John[/name].

[name]Noah[/name] - very nice and simple.

[name]Thomas[/name] - love [name]Thomas[/name], but not fond of the nickname [name]Tom[/name].

[name]Wes[/name] - prefer, for more substance, as a nickname for [name]Wesley[/name] or [name]Weston[/name].

[name]William[/name] - a suggestion. Nicknames of [name]Will[/name] and [name]Liam[/name] are adorable.

[name]Seth[/name] - also a suggestion.


[name]Edmund[/name] - a bit of a reach for me to suggest knowing your taste, but I think it’s a classic most people forget about. And I adore the nickname [name]Teddy[/name].

[name]Robert[/name] - nickname [name]Robbie[/name].



[name]Joshua[/name] - nickname [name]Josh[/name].

[name]Hope[/name] I was able to help!

Boy’s names I like: (you have such great taste in boys names)

[name]Atticus[/name] - I love this one and I don’t think it’s too trendy at all. It’s very classic and handsome.

[name]Darwin[/name] - I don’t know if I would actually use this name because of the strong connection to [name]Charles[/name] [name]Darwin[/name], but I still love it!

[name]Ezra[/name] - This is one of my favorite names. It’s really handsome and not too popular. I love the combo [name]Ezra[/name] [name]Charles[/name].

[name]Finn[/name] - This is also one I really like. I would probably use a longer form such as [name]Finnegan[/name], [name]Finley[/name] or [name]Phineas[/name] though.

[name]Henry[/name] - I think this one is so nice and classic and works well with any age.

[name]Jack[/name] - Although I really like this one, I don’t think I’d use it just because it’s so popular right now.

[name]Oliver[/name] - This is my absolute favorite boys name ever. I love it! And I also like the nickname [name]Ollie[/name].

Also, 2 other names I love which I think go well with your name list are [name]Milo[/name] and [name]Oscar[/name].

Girls names I like:

[name]Caroline[/name] - It’s very pretty but I prefer [name]Carolina[/name] which I think is a bit more sophisticated.

[name]Gemma[/name] - I think this one is really cute and elegant.

The other girls names just aren’t my style but here are some suggestions: [name]Belle[/name], [name]Azalea[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Pippa[/name], [name]Lucille[/name], [name]Lorraine[/name], [name]Freya[/name], [name]Poppy[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] this helps :smiley:

He likes all of your combinations. His favorites are [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Margaret[/name] and [name]August[/name] [name]Leo[/name].

[name]Hi[/name]! hope this helps! I’ve bolded my favorites. Good luck!

[name]Adam[/name] - I really like [name]Adam[/name]. I do think it’s trending down a bit - that means he probably won’t have tons of classmates named it, but it might also be somewhat of a dad’s name?

[name]Atticus[/name] - My favorite book, but too trendy? - I do think this one has a gorgeous sound and a great reference, but I also think it has potential to be flash-in-the-pan-like. It might make an interesting middle to balance out some of the more classic names you’re considering. [name]John[/name] [name]Atticus[/name]?

[name]August[/name] - love - I like [name]August[/name] in theory but would never use it because I wouldn’t want my own son to be [name]Augie[/name] or [name]Gus[/name]. If you like those though, then keep it on. It does feel faintly fussy to me, and again might be more wearable as a middle? As [name]Augustus[/name] or [name]Augusten[/name] to capture some of the [name]Atticus[/name] feel? [name]John[/name] [name]Augustus[/name], [name]John[/name] [name]Augusten[/name]?

[name]Charlie[/name] - is really sweet but I feel like [name]Charles[/name] would give him so many more options - [name]Charles[/name] looks better on a resume or business card to me. [name]Charles[/name] would also indirectly honor [name]Darwin[/name] if you want to do that but save [name]Darwin[/name] for the dog : D.

[name]Daniel[/name] - I really love the name [name]Daniel[/name].
[name]Darwin[/name] - We’re high school science teachers haha. Maybe best saved for a dog? - Probably : D. Or a cool middle (but not for [name]Charles[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name] : D). Using this probably rules out [name]Charles[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name] for a future boy unless you’re very bold : D!
[name]Declan[/name] - I like it pretty well.
[name]Ezra[/name] - I like it pretty well. [name]Noah[/name] seems like a similar name that is easier to wear, on the other hand [name]Noah[/name] is quite popular right now if that matters to you (although I wouldn’t call it trendy since it’s such a grounded-in-history name).
[name]Finn[/name] - I like it pretty well. If you’re concerned about trendiness with [name]Atticus[/name], I’d consider it here too.
[name]Frank[/name] - Unexpected : D! I like it personally, but might imagine a little boy feeling like he had an aold man’s name.
[name]George[/name] - It’s OK. For me, it’s a faintly politicized name, but I can understand if it’s not for you (or if you’re politically in favor of it, sure).
[name]Henry[/name] - [name]Love[/name] the name [name]Henry[/name] but am not wild about [name]Harry[/name] or [name]Hank[/name], are you?
[name]Ike[/name] - doesn’t feel like a name, really. I like it as a nickname for [name]Isaac[/name], which would be a subtle way to honor [name]Isaac[/name] [name]Newton[/name]?
[name]Ira[/name] - this is completely an old man to me I’m afraid. And with [name]Iris[/name] and [name]Irene[/name] gaining traction for girls, along with short and sweet names like [name]Eva[/name] and [name]Ava[/name], I might honestly predict this name makes the switch, or is expected to be a girl’s name even if it never comes into use for them.
[name]Jack[/name] - love - I really like [name]Jack[/name], but my own inclination would be to use it as a nickname for [name]John[/name] (like [name]Charlie[/name] for [name]Charles[/name] - it’s the growing-up thing).
[name]John[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] : D. Underappreciated. [name]Jack[/name] is a great nn for him.
[name]Kai[/name] - really love this name although I agree it might be hard to find sibling names to pair with it?
[name]Linus[/name] - too [name]Charlie[/name] [name]Brown[/name] for me. Also on the TV show Arrested Development, this was one character’s personal slang term for part of the male anatomy beginning with p.
[name]Leo[/name] - love - me too : D.
[name]Lionel[/name] - glad to see this on a list. I can imagine it being faintly hard to wear, but I do think he could also use the nickname [name]Leo[/name]. I do think [name]Leo[/name] stands on his own completely though.
[name]Lyle[/name] - this feels dated to me and I think of [name]Lyle[/name] Crocodile and [name]Lyle[/name] Melendez (sp? - those brothers that killed their parents, [name]Eric[/name] and [name]Lyle[/name] I think it was)
[name]Mack[/name] - doesn’t quite feel like a name to me. I’d prefer [name]Jack[/name].
[name]Moe[/name] - ditto [name]Mack[/name]. And I don’t really think [name]Moses[/name] is all that easily worn, even though I love it.
[name]Noah[/name] - solid name. Popular if you care.
[name]Oliver[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Owen[/name] - solid name. Again, pretty popular
[name]Theo[/name] - really like it. I do think it stands on its own although [name]Theodore[/name] gives him the option of [name]Ted[/name]/[name]Teddy[/name] or a longer name if he wants. You should decide between this and [name]Leo[/name] because both would be too much (brothers [name]Leo[/name] and [name]Theo[/name] : D).
[name]Thomas[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]!
[name]Wes[/name] - OK but far prefer it as a nickname for [name]Weston[/name]. Or [name]Wesley[/name], although [name]Wesley[/name] feels faintly tired to me still. [name]Weston[/name] also feels sort of trendy, but more timely than [name]Wesley[/name].
[name]Zeke[/name] - like it in theory, but rhymes too much with geek. I like it better as a nickname for [name]Ezekiel[/name], but again, [name]Ezekiel[/name] is kind of hard to pull off. I prefer [name]Zach[/name] if it’s not too tired for you, and I like [name]Zach[/name] as a nickname for [name]Zachary[/name], [name]Zachariah[/name], or even [name]Isaac[/name] (who could also be [name]Ike[/name]).

[name]Ava[/name] - entirely too popular for us, but very pretty - [name]Do[/name] you like [name]Eva[/name] (also quite popular but less so) or [name]Vera[/name] or [name]Aveline[/name]?
[name]Blythe[/name] - don’t love, it’s OK. I foresee prn issues for her. I agree probably better as a middle.
[name]Brenna[/name] - pretty, but feels kind of tired to me.
[name]Caroline[/name] - love, we think it’s so classy - I agree!
[name]Cora[/name] - I adore this name, but it probably rules out [name]Caroline[/name] for you which you seem to care for so much. I actually think [name]Caroline[/name] could be nn’d [name]Cora[/name] if you like, since [name]Caro[/name] is a somewhat familiar nn for it…
[name]Cordelia[/name] - I like this name but it honestly feels like soooo much name. You could call her either [name]Cora[/name] or [name]Delia[/name] though. But honestly I think [name]Cora[/name] or [name]Delia[/name] is a better name. I know half of NB will probably yell at me for saying that : D.
[name]Delia[/name] - I quite like this, and I also like [name]Adelia[/name] and [name]Dahlia[/name]. I think I may like those two better honestly.
[name]Drue[/name] - not wild about this. I get that you probably want a more feminine spelling of [name]Drew[/name], but honestly everyone would spell it [name]Drew[/name] which would get annoying probably. You seem to generally like traditionally spelled names. I’d put this or [name]Drew[/name] or [name]Rue[/name] in the middle. [name]Rue[/name] has some meaning connections to sorrow, but is also a flower name…
[name]Eliza[/name] - love - I also like this name quite well.
[name]Ellie[/name] - love too, not sure which we like better - I would also recommend [name]Eliza[/name] nn’d [name]Ellie[/name] (or, there are SO many names that can take [name]Ellie[/name] as a nn, honestly).
[name]Gemma[/name] - I like this quite well.
[name]Georgia[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name]. Much moreso than [name]George[/name] on a boy.
[name]June[/name] - love - Me too.
[name]Magnolia[/name] - A bit much for me. I’d be fine with it in the middle though.
[name]Margaret[/name] - I much prefer this over [name]Magnolia[/name] as a way to get to [name]Maggie[/name], and it’s quite flexible for other nice nn’s too like [name]Margo[/name], [name]Greta[/name], Garet…
[name]Micah[/name] - I prefer this on boys but do like it on a girl. I would personally not name a brother to a girl [name]Micah[/name] [name]Ezra[/name] or [name]Noah[/name] by the way.
[name]Nella[/name] - I quite like this despite my usual preference for fuller names. I can see this as a nn for lots of the names that take [name]Ellie[/name] as a nn too ([name]Helen[/name], [name]Helena[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Eleonora[/name]…)
[name]Nelle[/name] - I like it but everyone would spell it [name]Nell[/name]…I’d prefer [name]Nell[/name] as a nickname for [name]Nella[/name] or one of the fuller names above.
[name]Nola[/name] - I’ve never loved this one (maybe it’s the initial ‘No’), but it’s nice, I can see the appeal. I much prefer [name]Nella[/name], between those two rather similar names.
[name]Pearl[/name] - I really love [name]Pearl[/name]. I can also see a little [name]Margaret[/name] nn’d [name]Pearl[/name] since that’s the meaning.
[name]Penny[/name] - To me, this on its own is too nickname-y and even a little pet-name-y (I’ve known quite a few dogs named [name]Penny[/name] so that maybe strictly a personal association…but I’m wondering how widespread it is). I do like the name [name]Penelope[/name], do you? This could be a nn for that, and [name]Penelope[/name] could also be [name]Nell[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] or [name]Lola[/name] or [name]Poppy[/name], I think.

Again, all best!

[name]Adam[/name]- Not a fan of this name.
[name]Atticus[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it. I don’t think in the real world this will be a trendy name. It is on NB, but I would not worry about it being too popular.
[name]August[/name] - Very nice.
[name]Charlie[/name]- prefer [name]Charles[/name]
[name]Daniel[/name] - Nice.
[name]Darwin[/name] - I love it, I would use it.
[name]Declan[/name]- Dislike this.
[name]Ezra[/name]- [name]Love[/name] this name
[name]Finn[/name] -Nice, but I think you will see surge in popularity.
[name]Frank[/name] -no no no
[name]George[/name]- no
[name]Henry[/name]- classy 4 stars.
[name]Ike[/name]- Hmm, maybe.
[name]Ira[/name]- I like this one
[name]Jack[/name] - It’s a nice name, it’s just way too well known and a bit bland a name for my taste.
[name]John[/name]- zzzzz
[name]Kai[/name]- cool, seems to be getting more popular.
[name]Linus[/name]- Awesome name. [name]Love[/name] it.
[name]Leo[/name] - [name]Adore[/name] this
[name]Lionel[/name]- Cute.
[name]Lyle[/name] - reminds me of [name]Lyle[/name] [name]Lovett[/name].
[name]Mack[/name]- nothing special
[name]Moe[/name]- NO!
[name]Noah[/name]- Not a fan of [name]Noah[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name]- Very Nice
[name]Owen[/name] - cool name, agree it is getting quite popular.
[name]Theo[/name]- love it, but I would go with [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name]- bit boring
[name]Wes[/name]- like others, I would prefer wesley or weston.
[name]Zeke[/name]- No

[name]Ava[/name] -Gorgeous, but there are far too many [name]Ava[/name]'s out there.
[name]Blythe[/name] - Hmm just okay,
[name]Brenna[/name]- not a fan
[name]Caroline[/name] - my best friends name. She always thought it boring. It’s pretty.
[name]Cora[/name]- prefer [name]Coraline[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it.
[name]Delia[/name]- No
[name]Drue[/name] -No
[name]Eliza[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this name
[name]Ellie[/name] - I would use [name]Eleanor[/name].
[name]Gemma[/name]- Pretty name.
[name]Georgia[/name] - dislike
[name]June[/name] - nice, cute. However, I’m not a huge fan of month names.
[name]Magnolia[/name]- NMS
[name]Margaret[/name] - bit boring, but nn [name]Greta[/name] is fabulous.
[name]Micah[/name] - I too think of this as more as a boy’s name
[name]Nella[/name] -No
[name]Nelle[/name] better than [name]Nella[/name], but I prefer just [name]Nell[/name].
[name]Nola[/name] - Nice
[name]Pearl[/name] - Gorgeous
[name]Penny[/name] - I prefer [name]Penelope[/name] with the nn [name]Pennie[/name].

My favourites are bolded, names I don’t like are in italics.

[name]Adam[/name] - so overused and starting to sound dated, in my opinion.
[name]Charlie[/name] - [name]Charles[/name] would be a far better option in my opinion. It is handsome, sophisticated and timeless, and [name]Charlie[/name] is the natural nickname anyway.
[name]Darwin[/name] - would make a refreshing middle name.
[name]Ike[/name] - I really like it, but I just can’t bring myself to love it.
[name]Ira[/name] - would be intersting, if you’re brave enough to use it.
[name]Jack[/name] - I just wish it wasn’t so common, but it’d make a great middle name.
[name]Leo[/name] - [name]Leopold[/name] with [name]Leo[/name] is a nickname is more handsome are underused, in my opinion.
[name]Lionel[/name] - [name]Lionel[/name], with [name]Lyle[/name] or [name]Leo[/name] as a nickname would be breathtaking!
[name]Mack[/name] - not substantial enough on it’s own, in my opinion, but I really dislike [name]Mackenzie[/name]. What about [name]Madoc[/name] or [name]Cormac[/name] nn [name]Mack[/name]?
[name]Oliver[/name] - I almost bolded it, almost.
[name]Owen[/name] - overused and overrated, in my opinion.
[name]Theo[/name] - Although again, I prefer [name]Theodore[/name] nn [name]Theo[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name] - again, I almost bolded it, but it’s popularity has somewhat diminished it’s appeal for me.
[name]Wes[/name] - What about [name]Wesley[/name]?
[name]Zeke[/name] - Again, I’d much prefer [name]Ezekiel[/name] nn [name]Zeke[/name].

[name]Ava[/name] - overused
[name]Cora[/name] - but I’d prefer [name]Cordelia[/name] nn [name]Cora[/name]!
[name]Cordelia[/name] - So incredibly stunning, I adore [name]Cordelia[/name]. [name]Cora[/name] & [name]Delia[/name] are great nickname options too.
[name]Eliza[/name] -
[name]Ellie[/name] - What about [name]Eliza[/name] or [name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Ellie[/name]. You get to use [name]Ellie[/name], but there would be a beautiful, classic, sophisticated name to substantiate it.
[name]Georgia[/name] - Almost bolded!
[name]June[/name] - What about [name]Juniper[/name] or [name]Juno[/name] nn [name]June[/name]?
[name]Margaret[/name] - I don’t love [name]Margaret[/name], but I like it quite a bit, particularly with the nickname [name]Maisie[/name].
[name]Micah[/name] - All I see is a boys’ name.
[name]Nelle[/name] - [name]Eleanor[/name] nn [name]Nell[/name]/[name]Nelle[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] or [name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Nell[/name]/[name]Nelle[/name] would be sublime!
[name]Pearl[/name] - Very pretty, but I don’t love it.
[name]Penny[/name] - [name]Penelope[/name] would be stunning, and you could use [name]Penny[/name], [name]Poppy[/name], [name]Nell[/name] or [name]Pippa[/name] as nicknames.

I really like the combinations you’ve come up with. But definitely use [name]Eliza[/name] not [name]Ellie[/name]!

Good luck!