Names My Best Friend likes for her son and daughter




First of all, she enjoys names that are formal but have cute nicknames so include both:

[name]Elijah[/name]- [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Mitchell[/name]- [name]Mitch[/name]
[name]Peter[/name]- [name]Pete[/name]
[name]Robert[/name]- [name]Rob[/name] or robbie
[name]Tyler[/name]- [name]Ty[/name]
[name]Tyson[/name]- [name]Ty[/name]
[name]Jim[/name]- [name]Jimmy[/name]
[name]Jayson[/name]- [name]Jay[/name]
[name]Kenneth[/name] - [name]Kenny[/name] or ken
[name]Kenneth[/name] [name]Cole[/name]- K.C.
[name]Michael[/name]- [name]Mike[/name]

Are you looking for feedback on names? Or more suggestions?
I’ll offer feedback.

The girls names are all over the place. I split them into categories.

Names that are dated: (With the exception of [name]Paula[/name], this sounds like my graduating class. I’m in my mid-20s. [name]Paula[/name] is from the generation before.)

Names that are currently very popular:

Place names that are way too trendy (these will definitely sound dated in 10 years):

Classic/old fashioned names:

Nickname names:

Made-up sounding names:

Iriss (Was this a typo? I would stick to the [name]Iris[/name] spelling.)
[name]Bridgette[/name] (I prefer the spelling [name]Bridget[/name], although I know that the -ette spelling is legit.)

It’s really hard to give an opinion because I have no idea what your friend is going for with a list this eclectic.
I would recommend avoiding the “Trendy place-name” category and the “Very popular names” as well as the “Dated names” and the “Made up sounding names.”

I would recommend using full names to achieve the nicknames they like rather than just giving a nickname as a full name. [name]Molly[/name] is one exception to that.

So I guess that leaves:

*= my personal favorites.

I’ll just give play-by-play feedback on the boy’s names:
For the most part I love full classic names and not the nicknames that go with them. That’s just my own personal preference!

[name]Elijah[/name]- [name]Eli[/name] – very cute! I love both the full name and the nn. My favorite from her list!
[name]Mitchell[/name]- [name]Mitch[/name] – okay.
[name]Peter[/name]- [name]Pete[/name] – Classic name, but I don’t like [name]Pete[/name].
[name]Robert[/name]- [name]Rob[/name] or robbie – Not a fan of the nns.
[name]Jonathan[/name]-[name]Jon[/name] – Beautiful classic name, both full and nn.
[name]Tyler[/name]- [name]Ty[/name] – Dated.
[name]Tyson[/name]- [name]Ty[/name] – Trendy.
[name]Jim[/name]- [name]Jimmy[/name] – I would go with [name]James[/name] as a full name to get [name]Jim[/name] or [name]Jimmy[/name].
[name]Jayson[/name]- [name]Jay[/name] – Trendy.
[name]Kenneth[/name] - [name]Kenny[/name] or [name]Ken[/name] – Classic name.
[name]Kenneth[/name] [name]Cole[/name]- K.C. – Isn’t that a clothing brand? I absolutely hate initials as nns. That’s my own personal opinion though.
[name]Michael[/name]- [name]Mike[/name] – Classic and beautiful, both full and nn.

Whew! [name]Hope[/name] I gave you something of what you were looking for!
Good luck to your friend!

[name]Love[/name] [name]Ella[/name] and [name]Ty[/name]!

I like many of her names, so I’ll just eliminate her list to the ones I really adore…

[name]Eliza[/name] - It’s beautiful! Elegant, sophisticated, and fun…
[name]Ruth[/name] - I think it could be a sturdy middle name.
[name]Fiona[/name] - Gorgeous! [name]Adore[/name] this name…
[name]Eva[/name] - What about a short form of [name]Evangeline[/name]?
[name]Cassie[/name] - I like this as a nickname for [name]Cassandra[/name] or [name]Cassia[/name]…

[name]Cassandra[/name] [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] “[name]Cassie[/name]”
[name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Cassia[/name] [name]Ruth[/name] “[name]Eva[/name]”

[name]Elijah[/name] - I like [name]Elias[/name] to get [name]Eli[/name], too…
[name]Mitchell[/name] - What about [name]Maxwell[/name] “[name]Max[/name]” instead?
[name]Peter[/name] - [name]Love[/name] it. Simple and handsome.
[name]Jonathan[/name] - [name]Jon[/name] is cute…
[name]Jim[/name] - What about [name]James[/name] “[name]Jamie[/name]”? [name]Jim[/name] sounds old.

[name]Peter[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]James[/name] “[name]Pete[/name]”
[name]Elijah[/name] [name]Peter[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] “[name]Eli[/name]”
[name]James[/name] [name]Maxwell[/name] [name]Peter[/name] “[name]Jamie[/name]”

Good luck to your best friend! :slight_smile: