my family hates my favorite names.....

…but what do you all think? I’m not currently pregnant, but the hubs and I will hopefully start TTC next year. I am a huge name nerd and have been poring over ideas for names for[name]EVER[/name]. my husband and i are both crunchy granola, hiker, outdoor, nature people, so I have a strong affinity for a nature names. I would love to get your honest opinions on my top 15 list! our last name is a 4 syllable italian name that ends in o.

GIRLS

[name]Azalea[/name]- nn [name]Lea[/name]
Aniela/Anyela- nn [name]Nellie[/name] (family name)
[name]Beatrix[/name]- nn [name]Trixie[/name](family name)
[name]Adele[/name]-
[name]Autumn[/name]- nn [name]Audy[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] (family name)
[name]Dahlia[/name]- nn [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Emilia[/name] - nn [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name]- nn [name]Neve[/name]
[name]Leah[/name]
[name]Lila[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name]- nn [name]Nola[/name] or [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Zara[/name]-
[name]Kaia[/name]-
[name]Louisa[/name]- nn [name]Lucy[/name]

Middle names for girls:
[name]Kathleen[/name] (family name)
[name]Lee[/name] (family name)
[name]Sage[/name]
[name]Winter[/name]
[name]Rue[/name]
[name]Meadow[/name]
[name]Nova[/name]

BOYS

[name]Silas[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Desmond[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name]
[name]Forest[/name]
[name]Judah[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Gavin[/name]
[name]Atticus[/name]
[name]Evan[/name]
[name]Miles[/name]
[name]Milo[/name]
[name]Asher[/name]
[name]Rocco[/name] (family name)
[name]Jackson[/name]
[name]Zane[/name]

Middle names for boys:
[name]Thomas[/name] (family name)
[name]Paul[/name] (family name)
[name]Daniel[/name] (family name)
[name]Micah[/name]
[name]Oak[/name]
[name]Rio[/name]

I really like your naming style… of your girls names I really [name]Love[/name] [name]Clara[/name], [name]Sage[/name], [name]Leah[/name], [name]Lee[/name], [name]Winter[/name] and [name]Meadow[/name]. [name]Clara[/name] [name]Sage[/name] is pretty. My daughter will be named [name]Clara[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] or [name]Clara[/name] [name]Anneliese[/name]…

For your boys, I really [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Evan[/name] (my ds name), [name]Silas[/name], [name]Jackson[/name], [name]Gavin[/name] and [name]Miles[/name]. [name]Evan[/name] [name]Silas[/name] or [name]Silas[/name] [name]Jackson[/name] are my favs. My ds is [name]Evan[/name] [name]James[/name]…

I like your names - its hard to please everyone when there is a generation gap. Take their opinions with a grain of salt and remember that they represent one viewpoint, not everyone .

Your family member got to or can name their own children. You’ll never please everyone when naming a child.

I love [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name] or [name]Clara[/name] [name]Sage[/name] for girls and [name]Rocco[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] and [name]Theodore[/name] (not sure of mn) for boys.

[QUOTE=andiecagg;1305987]…but what do you all think? I’m not currently pregnant, but the hubs and I will hopefully start TTC next year. I am a huge name nerd and have been poring over ideas for names for[name]EVER[/name]. my husband and i are both crunchy granola, hiker, outdoor, nature people, so I have a strong affinity for a nature names. I would love to get your honest opinions on my top 15 list! our last name is a 4 syllable italian name that ends in o.

GIRLS

[name]Azalea[/name]- nn [name]Lea[/name] Pretty I say A [name]Zale[/name] yah.
Aniela/Anyela- nn [name]Nellie[/name] (family name) Prefer just [name]Nell[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name]- nn [name]Trixie[/name](family name) [name]Love[/name]
[name]Adele[/name]-Like [name]Adelina[/name] more
[name]Autumn[/name]- nn [name]Audy[/name] [name]Don[/name]'t like
[name]Clara[/name] (family name) [name]Love[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name]- nn [name]Lia[/name] More of a middle name choice for me
[name]Emilia[/name] - nn [name]Lia[/name] [name]Love[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name]- nn [name]Neve[/name] [name]Love[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name] prefer [name]Viv[/name] as a nn
[name]Leah[/name] Nice but don’t love
[name]Lila[/name] [name]Lovely[/name]
[name]Magnolia[/name]- nn [name]Nola[/name] or [name]Lia[/name] Pretty prefer nn of [name]Leah[/name]
[name]Zara[/name]- Nice prefer [name]Xanthe[/name]
[name]Kaia[/name]- No prefer [name]Maia[/name] (ie [name]Maya[/name])
[name]Louisa[/name]- nn [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Lovely[/name] but prefer nn of [name]Lou[/name] or [name]Lulu[/name] and [name]Lucinda[/name] for a [name]Lucy[/name]
Combos
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Vivian[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Adelina[/name] [name]Rue[/name]
Middle names for girls:
[name]Kathleen[/name] (family name) Prefer [name]Katrina[/name], [name]Catriona[/name], [name]Caitlin[/name] (this spelling only)
[name]Lee[/name] (family name) Sorry don’t like it sounds like an ending eg [name]Emily[/name]
[name]Sage[/name] Okay in mn spot
[name]Winter[/name] Like
[name]Rue[/name] Like but a little [name]OTT[/name] for me
[name]Meadow[/name] No
[name]Nova[/name] Yes

BOYS

[name]Silas[/name] Yes
[name]Theodore[/name] Only like [name]Theo[/name]
[name]Desmond[/name]Ick total nerd name but love [name]Gilbert[/name], combo [name]Gilbert[/name] [name]Thomas[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] Reminds me of [name]Dexter[/name] Bumstead
[name]Forest[/name] Nice but hard to shake [name]Forest[/name] Gump associations what about [name]Hunter[/name] instead?
[name]Judah[/name]Nice esp with nn of [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name]Prefer [name]Reuben[/name], [name]Eben[/name], [name]Joel[/name]
[name]Gavin[/name]Nice
[name]Atticus[/name]Great middle name
[name]Evan[/name]Dated what about [name]Eamon[/name]?
[name]Miles[/name][name]LOVE[/name], [name]LOVE[/name], [name]LOVE[/name] it is my son’s name.
[name]Milo[/name] Maybe if you have siblings named [name]Lucia[/name], [name]Francesca[/name], [name]Rocco[/name] and Georgio
[name]Asher[/name]Like a lot
[name]Rocco[/name] (family name) Not for me
[name]Jackson[/name]Yes Like but prefer [name]Harrison[/name] more
[name]Zane[/name]Yes like

Middle names for boys:
[name]Thomas[/name] (family name)Yes
[name]Paul[/name] (family name) Yes
[name]Daniel[/name] (family name) Yes
[name]Micah[/name]Maybe
[name]Oak[/name]Prefer [name]Lane[/name]
[name]Rio[/name]Yes

[name]Miles[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Jonas[/name]
[name]Zane[/name] [name]Jackson[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Joshua[/name] [name]Rio[/name]
[name]Zane[/name] [name]Wyatt[/name]

rollo

I like:
[name]Adele[/name]
[name]Zara[/name]
[name]Kaia[/name]
[name]Rue[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Gavin[/name]
[name]Milo[/name]
[name]Micah[/name]
[name]Rio[/name]
Your family may not like your names now-but they’ll love the baby who holds the name regardless.

thanks so much for the help, berries! yes, i shouldn’t put too much stock in family opinions as they will be my babies, not theirs, but its tough to hear so much criticism from them.

luvnames- clara sage is gorgeous and i hadn’t yet thought of that combo! thanks!

tct1219-same with [name]Magnolia[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name]! swoon! also, loving [name]Rocco[/name] [name]Thomas[/name], but is [name]Rocco[/name] wearable these days? Especially with a super italian last name? it would be a great name as [name]Rocco[/name] is Hubby’s grandfather and [name]Thomas[/name] is my father in law, and i [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Rocco[/name], but just worried about going overboard with the italian-ness hahah.

everyone else thanks so much for your thoughts!

All of your names are lovely. You might consider just keeping names to yourself until the baby is born. It’s your baby and your family shouldn’t tell you what you can or can’t name him/her. That said my favorites from your list are [name]Adele[/name], [name]Dahlia[/name], [name]Lila[/name] and [name]Asher[/name], [name]Milo[/name], [name]Atticus[/name] and [name]Miles[/name]. Good luck!