Name change advice

hey. its been a long time since ive been active on here. bet ill have one of those blue “welcome back” bars, lol. theres a lot i want to say but because everything but names seems to have disappeared im not sure where i should say it.

anyways, after all these years, im still actively looking for a name. nothing is quite “right”. i really like rowan & i would make this my name but it doesnt go well with my surname.

unarguable requirements:
-gender neutral (as in, your average person would not be able to tell my gender based on my name, in the usa)
-at least semi professional (dont want any weird looks when im trying to get a job)
-easy to spell & pronounce (wouldnt constantly be needing to correct people - again, i live in the usa.)

things that would be nice but arent necessities:
-nature name
-space-related name
-greek or roman mythology name
-doesnt have a bad meaning
-nickname options
-longer than 1 syllable
-doesnt have a super strong association with one person (so no reagan or anything, sorry-)

my list (i wouldnt actually use most of these names, this is just to get an idea of my style):
milo (mee-loh, not my-loh)
leo (lay-oh, not lee-oh)
luka (& other spellings)

the last three i used to like but now have negative associations with so please nothing too similar to them.

middle name will for sure either be skyler or just sky, depending on what flows better. any old timers here know my last name (i regret making it public but so be it), but for those who dont, its very similar to robin.

thanks, everyone.

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A few ideas:
[name_u]Nix[/name_u] / [name_u]Nyx[/name_u] / [name_f]Nox[/name_f] (Phoenix) - all firmly nb imo, easy to say/spell but still unique
[name_u]Emery[/name_u] / [name_u]Emory[/name_u] - maybe leaning to much to the femme side?
[name_u]Madden[/name_u] / [name_u]Maddox[/name_u] / [name_m]Mads[/name_m] - similar in style to a lot of names on your list but also a tad more “out there”
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u] - maybe too uncommon? but the vibes reminds me of [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Dylan[/name_u] - similar to [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] imo, similar origins, meaning, and sound
[name_u]Devan[/name_u] / [name_u]Devon[/name_u]
[name_u]Salem[/name_u] - too Massachusetts?
[name_u]Ellington[/name_u] / [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] / [name_u]Ellery[/name_u]
[name_u]Arden[/name_u] / [name_u]Auden[/name_u] - both are very foresty feeling imo
[name_f]Pallas[/name_f] - femme in origin, but feels very androgynous in modernity
[name_u]Artemis[/name_u] / [name_m]Artemas[/name_m]
[name_u]Micah[/name_u] / [name_u]Mika[/name_u]
[name_m]Nikko[/name_m] / [name_u]Niko[/name_u] / [name_u]Nico[/name_u]
[name_u]Pax[/name_u] / [name_u]Paxton[/name_u]
[name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] - maybe too femme feeling for the states?
[name_m]Zeph[/name_m] / [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] / [name_m]Zephan[/name_m]
[name_u]Kendall[/name_u] / [name_m]Kenny[/name_m] / [name_u]Mckenna[/name_u] / [name_u]Mckinley[/name_u]
[name_u]Ariel[/name_u] / [name_u]Ari[/name_u] - maybe still too tied to the mermaid?
[name_u]Noah[/name_u] / [name_u]Noa[/name_u] - too common?
[name_u]Sequoia[/name_u] - too hard to spell?
[name_m]Ajax[/name_m] - too masc?


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A few ideas:

Marlo/Marlow (Mars, [name_u]Mo[/name_u], [name_f]Lo[/name_f], [name_f]Lolo[/name_f], Marley)
[name_u]Oakley[/name_u] (Oak, [name_m]Oaks[/name_m], Lee)
[name_u]Hayden[/name_u] (Hayes, Denny)
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] (Meri, Rett)
[name_u]Edan[/name_u] (or Eden)
Dylan/Dillon (Dill, [name_u]Lan[/name_u], [name_u]Lannie[/name_u], Lonnie)
[name_u]Rome[/name_u] (Romy, Ro)

Best of luck in finding the right one

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This used to be my top name, especially with the nn indie, but my mom hates it lol.

all names on my mental list i forgot about lol

I like [name_u]Remy[/name_u] but there isnt a long form i like & i wouldnt use it on its own

I like this!!

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thank you!!

i have a family member named m@rlowe but its a nice name haha

love this!

i have a really bad association with this name but i actually liked it before i met that person <:]

Never seen this spelling. It’s unique.

Thank you so much, Grace!!

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giving this a quick bump bc im still looking for names :]

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you have any backgrounds that interest you from your heritage? I also changed my name. I had no luck with any ‘typical’ names, so I went looking into my heritage. I ended up on a site with Norse names where I found ‘Sefi’. That became my nickname- I lengthened it to ’ Josephine’ for “serious” stuff.

Anyway, here’s a couple suggestions:


Best of luck!

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i dont know much about my ancestry, but thank you for the advice!!