Looking for suggestions!

Hey guys!

My name is [name]Devon[/name] and my husbands name is [name]Dan[/name]. We’re currently expecting our first and trying to think of names (2 boys, 2 girls), however we cannot agree on ANYTHING! He’s of [name]German[/name] descent and I’m Irish and Scottish. Our last name starts with a P and ends in “er” so I find names ending in “er” sound weird…

What we [name]DO[/name] know is that we’d both want to stay away from anything in the top 200 for popularity. He likes [name]Nolan[/name] and [name]Chase[/name] for boys (which I think are becoming too popular) and he doesn’t really seem to have any opinions on girl names. I like many names on their own but I’m terrible at sib sets, so I’m looking for suggestions to go with the names below.

Let me know what you think of the names listed and if you have any suggestions for siblings!




[name]Calvin[/name] - [name]Love[/name]! (despite [name]Calvin[/name] & [name]Hobbes[/name] and its meaning - “bald”)
[name]Easton[/name] - Distinguished but kind of boring to me
[name]Sullivan[/name] - Cute, but I can’t get the “old man” image out of my head
[name]Cormac[/name] - Great choice for a baby with Irish heritage. Plus, it’s very rare
[name]Declan[/name] - Another cool Irish name, though more common than [name]Cormac[/name]
Grayden - Sounds made-up compared to the others

[name]Adelaide[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name] nod to your [name]German[/name] heritage. It’s shot up 400 places in the last 5 years so no guarantees it will still be rare in 10.
[name]Elise[/name] - has always seemed kind of boring to me, but there’s nothing wrong with it
[name]Ivy[/name] - Not my favorite plant name due to the perniciousness of English [name]Ivy[/name] (my state catalogues it as a noxious weed)
[name]Georgia[/name] - Strong & elegant
[name]Norah[/name] - Sweet without being prissy. The spelling “[name]Nora[/name]” is #197.
[name]Violet[/name] - Another sweet, lovely name. Like [name]Adelaide[/name], it’s moving up the SSA charts fairly quickly. (It’s 141 now, so that might be too common for you)

My favorites from your list:
[name]Cormac[/name] & [name]Calvin[/name] (unless they are twins, in which case [name]Cormac[/name] & [name]Declan[/name])
[name]Georgia[/name] & [name]Adelaide[/name]

Here are some other suggestions:


From the boys list I liked [name]Declan[/name] and [name]Sullivan[/name], [name]Declan[/name] especially. From the girls list my favorites are [name]Georgia[/name] and [name]Adelaide[/name]. I think [name]Declan[/name] & [name]Adelaide[/name] are lovely together.

Thanks for the suggestions!

[name]Do[/name] you think its strange…

a) to have one name that starts with D (since my husband and I are both D’s) and one without?
b) to have siblings that start with the same letter? Is it too “cutesy”??

From your boys lists, I like [name]Cormac[/name] and [name]Declan[/name] (this combo would be great for twins) and from the girls lists, I like [name]Adelaide[/name] and [name]Violet[/name] the best. Perhaps you can choose something Irish for boys and [name]German[/name] for girls or vice versa. That would be a great compromise. Here are some suggestions ffor Irish/Scottish and [name]German[/name] names as well as other cultures for your consideration. Good luck!


[name]Ailis[/name] (ay-lish)
[name]Beata[/name] (bay-ah-tah)