Names I love but my wife will probably veto

Unfortunately, my wife and I have entirely different naming styles-you saw her picks last night. We mostly dislike each other’s suggestions. However, here are a few I adore I’m going to try to sell her on. Thoughts?

[name]Sheherazade[/name] (more of a guilty pleasure, but still)

[name]Roland[/name] (love, love, [name]LOVE[/name] this one)
[name]Sebastian[/name] (I fear its growing popularity)



From your list, I love:

[name]Mae[/name] - simply gorgeous! She has a great old Hollywood-charm feel to her.
[name]Josephine[/name] - another great one
[name]Georgia[/name] - I like this one in theory, but it also reminds me of the state (I live in the South).
[name]Florence[/name] - love the nn [name]Flora[/name]! [name]Florence[/name] sounds very sweet.
[name]Jessamine[/name] - lovely name! She sounds like a queen.
[name]Rosamunde[/name] - I prefer [name]Rosamund[/name] (or even just [name]Rose[/name]), but this is still great
[name]Aurora[/name] - my “name” when I was taking Latin - very airy to me, yet still feels somewhat grounded.
[name]Verity[/name] - like this one a lot! Also love [name]Vera[/name], which is similar in style.

[name]William[/name] - a handsome classic!
[name]Robert[/name] - love [name]Robert[/name]! I would love to meet a young [name]Robert[/name], as I don’t really know any my age or younger.
[name]Tucker[/name] - some people on this site don’t particularly like this one, but I know two really nice Tuckers, so it’s a positive association for me. And I’ve never heard either of them teased for their name.
[name]Felix[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Felix[/name]!
[name]Declan[/name] - like it!
[name]Roland[/name] - like this one too
[name]Myles[/name] - prefer [name]Miles[/name], but I still like [name]Myles[/name] a lot
[name]Lysander[/name] - great
[name]Evander[/name] - was just about to suggest this one for you, actually! great name.
[name]Finnegan[/name] - like this one
[name]Campbell[/name] - not sure how I feel about this as a first name, but it’s been a middle name in my family for at least 4/5 generations.

I like your lists much more than your wife’s!

[name]Mae[/name] - As a first I like it. I think of [name]Mae[/name] [name]West[/name], and she was fabulous!
[name]Josephine[/name] - This is gorgeous, so pretty. Has amazing literary, historical and musical references.
[name]Doveva[/name] - Never heard this. Not a big fan.
[name]Magdalena[/name] - Very serious, but nice.
[name]Grace[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name], especially as a first. A little over used (at least here) but still nice.
[name]Persephone[/name] - Beautiful, I’ve always been fascinated by Greek mythology, and the Eleusinian mysteries are intriguing.
[name]Seraphina[/name] - If you spell it [name]Serafina[/name] it’s very nice. The witch in Northern Lights is cool.
[name]Helene[/name] - I like this [name]German[/name]/Scandinavian version of [name]Helen[/name]. Pronouncing it with the e at the end?
[name]Georgia[/name] - It’s cute.
[name]Florence[/name] - Beautiful.
[name]Claire[/name] - I love [name]Claire[/name], just stunning. Everything about it is lovely. Your wife would probably like this one.
[name]Jessamine[/name] - Ooh yes, [name]Jessamine[/name] is sweet and fun! Nickname [name]Mini[/name] is irresistible.
[name]Ember[/name] - Feels more boyish, but I’m not a fan either way.
[name]Rhiannon[/name] - Beautiful. I love Welsh mythology, and even though her story is very sad at times, it’s a lovely name.
[name]Bethany[/name] - It’s not terrible, but not good either.
[name]Artemesia[/name] - [name]Artemisia[/name] the queen of Caria is a cool namesake. She built the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
[name]Rosamunde[/name] - I like [name]Rosamond[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name] or [name]Rosemonde[/name]. All stunning!
[name]Jasmine[/name] - Gorgeous flower, scent and name!
[name]Zelda[/name] - Ooh, yes, this is nice. [name]Zelda[/name] [name]Sayre[/name] is my first thought.
[name]Aurora[/name] - Beautiful, I think of northern lights and dawn and the [name]Roman[/name] goddess.
[name]Sheherazade[/name] (more of a guilty pleasure, but still) - Cool namesake, but the name is too out there.
Gidgette - No, I do not like this.
[name]Gisele[/name] - Yes, this is nice. I would prefer [name]Giselle[/name] or [name]Gisella[/name], but nice either way.
[name]Naomi[/name] - Beautiful name, I like [name]Noemi[/name] better though.
[name]Lorelei[/name] - Very beautiful, sirens luring ships and their crews into rocks so their ships sink and the sailors drown.
[name]Verity[/name] - I like the look and sound, but you’ve got better ones.
[name]Carys[/name] - Sweet, prefer [name]Cara[/name] or [name]Charis[/name].
[name]Natalya[/name] - Unless you’re eastern European I prefer [name]Natalia[/name], [name]Natalie[/name] or [name]Nathalie[/name].

[name]Levi[/name] - Cool and short. [name]Love[/name] this one.
[name]William[/name] - [name]One[/name] of the best classics. You can’t go wrong with this.
[name]Jackson[/name] - This is quite nice.
[name]Arden[/name] - Sounds girlie to me.
[name]Robert[/name] - Fine although slightly boring to my ears.
[name]Tucker[/name] - Sounds like someone trying to tuck something.
[name]Felix[/name] - [name]Happy[/name] name!!! [name]Just[/name] looking at this name brings a hugs grin to my face.
[name]Declan[/name] - Too harsh and chavy.
[name]Roland[/name] (love, love, [name]LOVE[/name] this one) - I adore [name]Roland[/name]!!! It’s on your wife’s list too, so that’s a good thing!
[name]Nicodemus[/name] - [name]Love[/name] in theory. Not in real life.
Jakoby - It’s ok, a nice enough name. You’ve got better ones.
[name]Thaddeus[/name] - So cool and laid back quirky gentleman name.
[name]Dante[/name] - Sexy overload, but so hansome and I love Alighieri and [name]Gabriel[/name] Rossetti.
[name]Sebastian[/name] (I fear its growing popularity) - I love all names from Twelfth [name]Night[/name], although this is a mean rich boy name.
[name]Grayson[/name] - [name]Greyson[/name] would be better.
[name]Myles[/name] - [name]Miles[/name] is really cool, I love [name]Miles[/name] [name]Davis[/name].
[name]Thatcher[/name] - A fine name, nothing wrong with it.
[name]Lysander[/name] - Very nice. Like this a lot.
[name]Leander[/name] - And this! The story of [name]Hero[/name] and [name]Leander[/name] is one of my favourites…
[name]Evander[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this so much. Gorgeous name, namesake and the sound and imagery is wonderful.
[name]Tobias[/name] - Very serious, but nice.
[name]Finnegan[/name] - I prefer simple [name]Finn[/name]. But a fine name all the same.
[name]Asher[/name] - Cool quirky boy name, checkered trousers and glasse.s
[name]Cortland[/name] - No, sounds too much like court.
[name]Zephyr[/name] - Ooh, I like this very much too.
[name]Campbell[/name] - [name]Cambell[/name] would be better. But it’s ok.
[name]Kester[/name] - eh, no please don’t.

[name]Josephine[/name], [name]Persephone[/name], [name]Claire[/name], [name]Rhiannon[/name], [name]Artemisia[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name], [name]Zelda[/name], [name]Jessamine[/name], [name]Jasmine[/name] & [name]Aurora[/name].
[name]Roland[/name], [name]Evander[/name], [name]William[/name], [name]Felix[/name], [name]Thaddeus[/name], [name]Dante[/name], [name]Asher[/name], [name]Zephyr[/name], [name]Leander[/name] & [name]Miles[/name].

[name]Josephine[/name], [name]Persephone[/name], [name]Claire[/name], [name]Rhiannon[/name], [name]Artemisia[/name], [name]Rosamund[/name], [name]Zelda[/name], [name]Jessamine[/name], [name]Jasmine[/name] & [name]Aurora[/name].
[name]Roland[/name], [name]Evander[/name], [name]William[/name], [name]Felix[/name], [name]Thaddeus[/name], [name]Dante[/name], [name]Asher[/name], [name]Zephyr[/name], [name]Leander[/name] & [name]Miles[/name].

Those are some of my favorites, too:). I like some of the alternative spellings, I’ll take them into consideration.

It seems like in general you like longer more complex names and she likes short snappy names. Personally, I’d look for a longer name she’s okay with that she can shorten to a nn she really loves.

Okay, comparing your two lists to try to find some common ground:

[name]Roland[/name] - one both your lists. A match!
[name]Liam[/name]/[name]William[/name] - this is a match as far as I’m concerned.
Jakoby/[name]Jackson[/name]/[name]Jack[/name] - would she be okay with using [name]Jack[/name] as a nn for Jakoby or [name]Jackson[/name]?
[name]Myles[/name]/[name]Milo[/name] - What about [name]Miles[/name] nn [name]Milo[/name]?
[name]Thatcher[/name]/[name]Arden[/name]/[name]Beau[/name]/[name]Asher[/name] - what about [name]Archer[/name] or [name]Archibald[/name] nn [name]Archie[/name]?
[name]Leander[/name]/[name]Evander[/name] -she like [name]Liam[/name], [name]Lark[/name], and [name]Milo[/name], what about [name]Leo[/name]? even as a nn for [name]Leander[/name]? [name]Leopold[/name]?
[name]Finnegan[/name] - given how she likes short crisp names, what about [name]Finn[/name] used on a regular basis with [name]Finnegan[/name] as the long name?
[name]Asher[/name]/Ashmore - very similar! I think you can work on this.
[name]Declan[/name]/[name]Cortland[/name]/[name]Nolan[/name]/[name]Talon[/name]/[name]Roland[/name] - very similar sound and feel to these. [name]Lachlan[/name], [name]Dylan[/name], [name]Landen[/name]?
[name]Kester[/name]/[name]Carter[/name] - not so far off, what about [name]Kasper[/name], [name]Castor[/name], [name]Cooper[/name], [name]Chester[/name], [name]Kyler[/name]

Embra/[name]Ember[/name]/[name]Emery[/name] - very similar! [name]Emery[/name]/[name]Emry[/name] could be a nn for [name]Ember[/name]
[name]Helene[/name]/[name]Holland[/name]/[name]Harlow[/name] - what about [name]Halina[/name]/Halyna
[name]Seraphina[/name]/[name]Sora[/name]/Fera/[name]Farin[/name] - [name]Sora[/name], [name]Farin[/name], or Fera could easily be nicknames for [name]Seraphina[/name]. Or what about Faraday nn [name]Fara[/name]?
[name]Gemma[/name]/[name]Gisele[/name]/[name]Georgia[/name]/[name]Jayne[/name]/[name]Jasmine[/name] - similar sounds, what about [name]Geneva[/name], [name]Jillian[/name]/[name]Jill[/name], [name]Jocelyn[/name], [name]Juno[/name]
[name]Florence[/name]/[name]Fleur[/name] - [name]Fleur[/name] or [name]Flora[/name] could be a nn for [name]Florence[/name] or [name]Florina[/name] if she prefered
[name]Leighton[/name]/[name]Lorelei[/name]/[name]Lander[/name]/[name]Lotus[/name] - what about [name]Laurel[/name]? or [name]Larissa[/name]? or [name]Leonie[/name]? or [name]Linnea[/name]?
[name]Astrid[/name]/[name]Aurora[/name]/[name]Starla[/name]/[name]Estel[/name]/[name]Adora[/name] - all of these have star influences. What about [name]Andromeda[/name]? [name]Elara[/name]?
[name]Petra[/name]/[name]Zelda[/name] - these have very similar feels to me. Spunky with history. I think there’s a connection there.
[name]Shaelyn[/name]/[name]Mae[/name]/[name]Shea[/name] - what about Maelyn?
[name]Josephine[/name]/[name]Jayne[/name]/[name]Farin[/name] - what does she think about [name]Josie[/name] or [name]Posey[/name] as nn’s?
[name]Doveva[/name]/Aven - What about Dovina/Dovena? nn [name]Dove[/name], [name]Vena[/name], Aven?
[name]Magdalena[/name]/[name]Marnie[/name]/[name]Rosamunde[/name] - What about [name]Miranda[/name]?
[name]Jessamine[/name]/[name]Jasmine[/name]/[name]Sage[/name]/[name]Willow[/name]/[name]Fleur[/name] - all very floral, definitely a conncetion there
[name]Bethany[/name]/[name]Shilo[/name]/[name]Petra[/name]/[name]Eden[/name] - all Bible place names, what about [name]Moriah[/name]?
[name]Carys[/name]/[name]Echo[/name]/[name]Claire[/name] - similar sounds here, [name]Rebekah[/name], [name]Anika[/name]?
[name]Natalya[/name]/[name]Tegan[/name] - what about nn [name]Tally[/name] seems like that might be up her alley

I love…

[name]Arden[/name], [name]Tucker[/name] (if only it didn’t rhyme with a particular word), [name]Declan[/name], [name]Jacoby[/name] (no K for me), [name]Thaddeus[/name], [name]Dante[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name], [name]Miles[/name] (no y), [name]Leander[/name], [name]Evander[/name], [name]Tobias[/name], [name]Finnegan[/name], [name]Asher[/name] and [name]Cortland[/name] for a boy.

[name]Carys[/name], [name]Lorelei[/name], [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Jessamine[/name], [name]Florence[/name], [name]Persephone[/name] and [name]Josephine[/name] are all gorgeous.

[name]Mae[/name] - Pretty, but prefer as a middle name.
[name]Josephine[/name] - I like this!
[name]Doveva[/name] - A little too out there for me.
[name]Magdalena[/name] - I like this. It’s also my fiance’s grandma’s name so it has some meaning there :slight_smile:
[name]Grace[/name] - Nice but I’m a little bored of it.
[name]Persephone[/name] - In theory I like it, but there are no obvious nicknames, and no nns that I like for this name.
[name]Seraphina[/name] - Like.
[name]Helene[/name] - It’s ok.
[name]Georgia[/name] - Not bad. It’s grown on me.
[name]Florence[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like a name with “flo” in it.
[name]Claire[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Jessamine[/name] - Sorry, I think this name is ugly. Harsh I know, but my honest opinion.
[name]Ember[/name] - I kinda like this.
[name]Rhiannon[/name] - It’s ok. NMS but nice.
[name]Bethany[/name] - Not bad.
[name]Artemesia[/name] - A little too out there.
[name]Rosamunde[/name] - It’s ok. I like other “rose” names like [name]Rosaline[/name] better.
[name]Jasmine[/name] - Not bad.
[name]Zelda[/name] - Should probably just be a GP name.
[name]Aurora[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t love it but don’t hate it either.
[name]Sheherazade[/name] - Should probably stay a GP. This would be a pronunciation/spelling nightmare.
Gidgette - Too cutesy… maybe good for a dog.
[name]Gisele[/name] - [name]Kinda[/name] like.
[name]Naomi[/name] - Not bad.
[name]Lorelei[/name] - Like but don’t love.
[name]Verity[/name] - NMS.
[name]Carys[/name] - Like.
[name]Natalya[/name] - Pretty but strongly prefer [name]Natalia[/name] (and prefer [name]Natalie[/name] even more).

[name]Levi[/name] - Not bad.
[name]William[/name] - A good classic. A little boring though.
[name]Jackson[/name] - Overdone.
[name]Arden[/name] - Meh.
[name]Robert[/name] - A classic I don’t hear that often anymore.
[name]Tucker[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Felix[/name] - Good name for a cat [name]IMO[/name].
[name]Declan[/name] - Meh. I just don’t see the appeal.
[name]Roland[/name] - It’s ok. NMS but it could grow on me.
[name]Nicodemus[/name] - A little too much of a name.
Jakoby - [name]Don[/name]'t like this spelling.
[name]Thaddeus[/name] - It’s nice but NMS.
[name]Dante[/name] - Like.
[name]Sebastian[/name] - Like a lot.
[name]Grayson[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Myles[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like this spelling. [name]Miles[/name] is nice.
[name]Thatcher[/name] - NMS but ok.
[name]Lysander[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t really like.
[name]Leander[/name] - I only know this as a last name so it’s an odd choice for me.
[name]Evander[/name] - Not bad.
[name]Tobias[/name] - Like.
[name]Finnegan[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Asher[/name] - [name]Love[/name]!
[name]Cortland[/name] - NMS.
[name]Zephyr[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Campbell[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like.
[name]Kester[/name] - Seems made up at first glance.