More ideas for boy and girl names?

I’m due in [name_f]October[/name_f], baby’s sex is unknown. We have spent a lot of time coming up with names and have a few frontrunners but nothing we both totally love, especially for girl names. You can get a sense of the style from our current lists… the other “rules” are no nicknames (that’s not a hard and fast rule but a strong preference) and not biblical. [name_u]Baby[/name_u] will have a long hyphenated [name_m]German[/name_m] last name and I don’t think super Anglo/Irish names will mesh very well. Trying to get something that is not super-popular, not too off the wall, not too cutesy… sigh.

Girl list:

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] (family name I love, DH is not so hot)

Boy list:

[name_u]August[/name_u] “[name_m]Augie[/name_m]” (not [name_u]Gus[/name_u])
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] “[name_m]Ozzie[/name_m]”

We’re more happy/solid with the boy choice and if baby were born today he would probably be [name_u]August[/name_u].

Any more suggestions? Thanks!

I think all your picks are lovely . Have you considered [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]? As well. I think [name_f]Lilah[/name_f] could also be nice based on what you’ve listed already. Maybe [name_f]Vita[/name_f], [name_f]Marissa[/name_f], [name_f]Della[/name_f], [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], [name_f]Petra[/name_f]? , Phillpa, [name_f]Gretchen[/name_f], [name_f]Heidi[/name_f], [name_f]Linda[/name_f], [name_f]Lindy[/name_f] ( I’m not sure if you’d consider this a nn, I knew a girl named [name_f]Lindy[/name_f] and it was like [name_f]Cindy[/name_f] she said not a nn for anything, though it may well be a nn for [name_f]Linda[/name_f] if you wanted it to be) , [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps a bit

[name_f]Magda[/name_f], [name_f]Adelaide[/name_f], [name_f]Constance[/name_f], [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_u]Joan[/name_u], [name_f]Rhea[/name_f], [name_f]Sabela[/name_f], [name_f]Maren[/name_f], [name_f]Isabel[/name_f], [name_f]Lauren[/name_f], [name_f]Verity[/name_f], [name_f]Helena[/name_f], [name_f]Helen[/name_f], [name_f]Liese[/name_f] or [name_f]Liesl[/name_f], [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] or [name_f]Maeva[/name_f], [name_f]Doris[/name_f], [name_f]Ruth[/name_f], [name_f]Saffron[/name_f], [name_f]Edith[/name_f], [name_f]Judith[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Diane[/name_f], [name_f]Phyllis[/name_f], [name_f]Bette[/name_f], [name_f]Heloise[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f], [name_u]Dana[/name_u]

I like [name_f]Greta[/name_f]. If you don’t want a nickname go for something short. [name_f]My[/name_f] last name is hyphenated too so I understand where your coming from. I love [name_f]Solveig[/name_f] but it’s a silent g that Americans won’t get. I say:

I second [name_u]Dana[/name_u], this is a unisex name I’ve heard on both men and women.
I prefer [name_f]Elsa[/name_f] to [name_f]Elsie[/name_f].
[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] may get references to wizard of oz but there is a [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] married to one of my cousins. It’s a great name but it’s spelled [name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]. She simply goes by [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f].
I also second [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], a good single syllable Irish name that might blend well with that [name_m]German[/name_m] last name.

Great lists! I love this style of name.

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f] is adorable. Previous suggestions of [name_f]Magda[/name_f], [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] and [name_f]Maren[/name_f] are nice too. Maybe your DH will be more on board with those?
[name_f]Tess[/name_f] - so simple and classy, and perfect for a long last name
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f] - Much prefer [name_f]Elsa[/name_f] with [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] as a nickname
[name_f]Greta[/name_f]- a favorite. This name was going to be my first suggestion as I was reading your post, and then I saw that you already had it!
[name_f]Liza[/name_f] - I would go with [name_f]Eliza[/name_f] with [name_f]Liza[/name_f] as a nickname
[name_f]Marie[/name_f] - totally underused as a first name!


Boy list:

[name_u]August[/name_u] “[name_m]Augie[/name_m]” - adorable
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] “[name_m]Ozzie[/name_m]” - super cool

[name_m]Edward[/name_m] “[name_m]Ned[/name_m]”