My list :) Which names do you like best/least?

Sibling for big sister [name]Eliana[/name] [name]Jean[/name] (nn [name]Ellie[/name]) & half brother [name]Isaiah[/name] [name]Michael[/name]
last name sounds like “GrewBE”

Other suggestions welcome! :slight_smile:

Girl Names

[name]Natalia[/name] [name]Lynne[/name]
[name]Natalia[/name] Gracyn
Nn For [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Lia[/name] [name]Nat[/name]

Gracelynne [name]Noelle[/name]
Nn For Gracelynne [name]Grace[/name] or [name]Gracie[/name]

[name]Gracelyn[/name] [name]Esme[/name]
[name]Gracelyn[/name] Esmee
[name]Gracelyn[/name] Esm”
Nn For [name]Gracelyn[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

[name]Johanna[/name] [name]Rayne[/name]
Nn For [name]Johannah[/name] [name]Jojo[/name] Or [name]Hannah[/name]

[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Rae[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Rayne[/name]
Nn For [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Della[/name] Or [name]Lila[/name] Or [name]Delia[/name]

[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Mae[/name]
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Rae[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] Gracyn
Nn For [name]Gabriella[/name]/gabrielle [name]Brie[/name], [name]Gabi[/name]

[name]Lorelei[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
Nn For [name]Lorelei[/name] [name]Lore[/name]/rory

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Esme[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
Nn For [name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Delia[/name] Or [name]Corry[/name]

Boy Names

[name]William[/name] (will, [name]Liam[/name])
[name]Zachariah[/name] (zach)
[name]Josiah[/name] (joey)

Possible Middle names
Elmon (family name)
Dial (family name)
[name]Christopher[/name] (family name)

My favorites:

[name]Natalia[/name] [name]Lynne[/name] or how about [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Mae[/name]?

[name]Oliver[/name] Dial

[name]Natalia[/name] [name]Lynne[/name] - I love [name]Natalia[/name] but it’s very similar to [name]Eliana[/name] with the “lia”
[name]Natalia[/name] Gracyn - [name]Don[/name]'t really like this spelling of Gracyn
Alteratives: [name]Natasha[/name] [name]Lynne[/name], [name]Natalie[/name] [name]Grace[/name]

Gracelynne [name]Noelle[/name] - Not my cup of tea.
[name]Gracelyn[/name] [name]Esme[/name] - Probably the best combo. [name]Love[/name] [name]Esme[/name].
[name]Gracelyn[/name] Esmee - I’m not too crazy about the double “e”. I don’t think it’s necessary to tell you the truth.
[name]Gracelyn[/name] Esm” - No one would probably remember to write down the accent
Alternatives: [name]Just[/name] [name]Grace[/name] - [name]Grace[/name] [name]Noelle[/name], [name]Grace[/name] [name]Jocelyn[/name], [name]Grace[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name]

[name]Johanna[/name] [name]Rayne[/name] - OK but prefer [name]Johanna[/name] [name]Raine[/name] spelling
Alternative: [name]Susannah[/name] [name]Raine[/name]

[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Rae[/name] - Has a nice ring to it. Also love [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Belle[/name] or [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Grace[/name]. My only concern is that it’s kind of similar in sound with [name]Eliana[/name].
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Rayne[/name] - Like [name]Delilah[/name] [name]Raine[/name] better
Alternative: [name]Dinah[/name]

[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Mae[/name] - OK
[name]Gabriella[/name] [name]Rae[/name] - [name]Rae[/name] sounds too masculine to my ears paired with the ultrafeminine name of [name]Gabriella[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] Gracyn - I think that [name]Gabrielle[/name] would sound better with [name]Eliana[/name] but I don’t like it with Gracyn in the middle.
Alternative: [name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]May[/name]

[name]Lorelei[/name] [name]Sage[/name] - This is different .Mmmm…[name]Eliana[/name], [name]Isaiah[/name] & [name]Lorelei[/name] …yes, this could work. I like the way they look together written out.

[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Esme[/name] - [name]Love[/name] these two names but again [name]Cordelia[/name] shares an 'lia" with [name]Eliana[/name]
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] - See above
[name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Rose[/name] - See above

Boy Names
I like the previous poster’s suggestion of [name]Oliver[/name] Dial. I love [name]Josiah[/name] & [name]Zachariah[/name] but they’re really too similar with [name]Isaiah[/name]. I like [name]Maxwell[/name] too but it seems strange with [name]Eliana[/name] and [name]Isaiah[/name]. Perhaps you should choose a boy’s name with a different letter ending like [name]Nathaniel[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Samuel[/name] for example.

I love the name nathaniel but i can’t use it; same for [name]Olivia[/name]. [name]Natasha[/name] doesn’t work, either (because it sounds too similiar to Tosh).
Names i can’t use (close relatives)

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That’s too bad about you not being able to use [name]Nathaniel[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name]…gosh, I know there is a name out there it’s just going to take a little longer to find it. Here are some other suggestions.
[name]Canaan[/name] (Biblical place name pronounced “cainin”)
[name]Jericho[/name] (Biblical place name)

I think I could get by with [name]Oliver[/name], just not [name]Olivia[/name]. I have a great niece named [name]Olivia[/name] (it’s kinda confusing, my siblings are all about 20 years older than me), so that is out; we don’t live close to each other, so [name]Oliver[/name] might be okay.

I like [name]Joseph[/name] and [name]Jeremiah[/name] though … :slight_smile:

I just love [name]Natalia[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name] and [name]Johanna[/name]!
My favorite girls name: [name]Cordelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
My least favorite: all of the [name]Gracelyn[/name] combos (sorry, I just don’t like [name]Gracelyn[/name] or Gracyn at all :oops: )

For the boys, my favorite is [name]Reid[/name]. I have always liked that name. I love [name]Reid[/name] [name]Christopher[/name]!

My least favorites are [name]Maxwell[/name] and [name]William[/name], only because I seem to hear them so much, lol.

Congratulations! I’m going to do you the courtesy of being perfectly honest.

Almost all of your boy names and quite a few of your girl names’ variants are on my long list. Sounds like we have similar taste. However… [name]Natalia[/name] and [name]Gabriella[/name] are way too similar to [name]Eliana[/name] [name]IMO[/name]. All 3 names are 4 syllables long; end in “-ah”; have the main stress on the third syllable; and have the secondary stress on the first syllable. Check it out:


Also, this is just my thing, but I despise tacking on an “a” to the end of perfectly sensible, feminine names just to make them more feminissa. [name]Gabrielle[/name] and [name]Natalie[/name] are great names; I don’t see a point to adding an “a” at the end. It’s like an unnecessary adverb or something; I don’t like it. 'Course, for all I know, [name]Gabriella[/name] and [name]Natalia[/name] could be older names than [name]Gabrielle[/name] and [name]Natalie[/name]; but frankly, I don’t care. I don’t have anything against the “-a” ending when it’s intrinsic to the name (e.g. [name]Sarah[/name], [name]Rebecca[/name], [name]Eliana[/name], etc. - there’s no Sar, Rebek, or [name]Elian[/name]), but the totally arbitrary and unnecessary “-a” pisses me off. So:

[name]Gabriella[/name] - Dislike; [name]Gabrielle[/name] - [name]Love[/name]

[name]Natalia[/name] - Dislike; [name]Natalie[/name] - Like

Gracelynne/[name]Gracelyn[/name] - Hate. I have utter loathing for this name. It’s the only one on your list I cannot stand.

[name]Johanna[/name] - Like. Whatever happened to [name]Johann[/name], huh?

[name]Delilah[/name] - Like. But I’d never pick it because of the negative connotations from the Bible. Name’s got too much baggage.

[name]Lorelei[/name] - [name]Love[/name] (DH does not)

[name]Cordelia[/name] - [name]Love[/name], as does DH; on our short list

[name]William[/name] (will, [name]Liam[/name])
[name]Zachariah[/name] (zach)
[name]Josiah[/name] (joey)

Like or love all of these except the “[name]Liam[/name]” nn (unless, that is, you’re British; then it’s ok). [name]Zachariah[/name], [name]Maxwell[/name], and [name]Josiah[/name] would be on my short list if it weren’t for DH. I’m going to keep pushing for [name]Zachariah[/name], because it’s so awesome. Definitely my fave from your boy list; but, they’re all pretty great.

So… here’s the harsh part. I’m not feeling the love for nearly any of your girl middle names (except [name]Noelle[/name] and, to a lesser extent, [name]Sage[/name]); some of them feel trite (e.g. [name]Rayne[/name]), others overused to the point that I don’t care. 'Course, middle names aren’t that big of a deal most of the time; they are rarely said aloud or even thought about. Their only real function, I think, is to provide an alternative name just in case we have an utter loathing or horrible relationship with our first name for one reason or another. And for that reason, I think trite or overused names should be avoided. A middle name should be given the same kind of consideration as a first name, and not just put in place because it’s simple, one syllable, traditionally a middle name, and can be given without too much thought (e.g. [name]Rose[/name]). I think there’s a tendency to do this with girls because it’s like our middle names are just throwaways; we’ll “lose them anyway.” Well, maybe not. Give a real name, one that’s funky or spunky or weird. [name]Don[/name]'t treat your girls like 1/3 of their name doesn’t matter. That’s just my thoughts on girl middle names in general.

Anyway, hope I haven’t caused offense, and good luck!