Hello Berries, I’m looking for help to get my sibset in order. I don’t know how to make my set make sense. My husband says to just pick names I like and that it doesn’t matter whether everyone’s name flows cohesively with each other. Though I understand that this is true, and I’d rather have a name I like verse a name that “fits”, if possible I’d like to have my cake and eat it too.
So here we go. I have two babies, a girl named Isabella Capri, and a son named Cassian (pronounced Cass-ee-an, not Cash) Alexander. I would like to have two more children so I need two more girl name options and two more boy ones.
Some back story, I’m not a super fan of common names (they are pretty, but I don’t want my kid to be in a class with 6 other kids with the same name). Haha with that said, I know Isabella is like number 4 in the country right now, but when I had my first child I didn’t know enough about baby names to look anything up. I had a bad association with, Elizabeth, the name my husband wanted, so we went with the Spanish/Italian version as a compromise. Also, we call our daughter almost exclusively by her middle name. We love the name Capri, it’s sweet and different, and most importantly has meaning to us. We don’t care that it makes some people think of the pants, kids juice, or the Italian island. With that said, as new parent our friends and family scared us from using it as her first name.
With my son, my husband want the name, Cassius (again Cass not Cash). Like Capri it was a name with meaning that was also taken from a book. This was the name that first got my husband thinking about having kids, so when the time came, it was this name or nothing for him. Though I was the first to suggest the name to him, I never thought that he would actually want a son with this name. Eventually we agreed on Cassian, which to me seems more usable/wearable. I love all the Greek/Roman stuff (I’m half Greek, half Mexican), but I didn’t/don’t want my child to have a specific tend name because I don’t feel they age well. Haha but who knows, I’m sure some people may believe these names won’t age well either, to each their own. Anyways, because my daughter has a beautiful, albeit super common, first name I tried to balance my son out with a common middle name. Also because our friends and family told us not to make Cassian a first name either, but we felt braver the second time around.
Blah blah blah…the problem is now I have a Cassian and Capri (super cute if I just stopped having kids here), and if we have another girl, my husband is pretty hooked on the name Catalia (cat-tuh-lee-uh). A name I had suggested while tossing around name ideas. Again it has meaning to us, but ugh another “C” name! I swear I’m not doing it on propose and I had/have no intention on a “C” themed sibset.
So what do I do berries? How do I make these name work together…is it doable?
What other boy/girl names work with this set? What are possible middle names?
How would you tie the names together?
Since I have no problem with first middle name order, do I call my possible future daughter Catalia, but give her a different lettered first name, like my first daughter?
In general I like longer names. I know that you’re not suppose to pair long first names with long last names, but I like the feel of it. We both changed our last name. Our new last name is pronounced duke-SO-vee-um. It honors my husbands original last name, but the name’s new meaning adds the strength and stability that we wish for our kids, that we didn’t have growing up. So maybe it’s pretentious of me, but overall I’d like the names to have a bit more weight to them, if that make sense. I’m proud of the life we are building and likewise I want my kids to have strong, unique, refined, worldly names to match.
(To give you a feel for my style) Some boy names I like, but not sure that I want/can use them:
-All the -ian names, Julian (husbands fave) Rhydian, Adrian/Hadrian, Dorian, Lucian, Lian (great names, but too close to Cassian, right?)
-Elias (w/ Spanish pronunciation, eh-lee-us) I would do Cassian and Elias in a heartbeat but worried if I have a Catalia that they are too similar…especially if we end up calling her Alia for short)
-Maxim (I picture a sophisticated worldly gentleman. Definitely the vibe I want)
-Atticus (I love the strength and feel of this name, but maybe too trendy? )
-Amias (super cute and sweet, great meaning, not sure if husband will get on board)
-Briar (recent crush on this name, but not sure if its a compatible name style, too nature/noun name?)
-Paris (a long time favorite, traditional Greek boy name, that no one will believe this is anything but a girl name now…so no right?)
-Tristan (strong and romantic)
-Uriah (yer-rye-uh, I think it’s beautiful but reminds some people of pee?)
-Kova (cute and strong but doesn’t pass the supreme court judge/president name test?)
-Kieran (too plain? and another “C” sounding name)
Girls names im really at a loss. I can’t find any that really speak to me or fits. I was thinking maybe doing names that have different “A” endings like -ella, -lia, -anna, -etta etc. But honestly I’m open to all ideas. I don’t have a specific association/desire with/for Italy, that’s just coincidental. Some names I like are…
-Catalia (almost a guarantee if we have a girl)
-Amaya (not husbands fav)
-Sienna (pretty but maybe not grand enough?)
-Sakaiya (maybe not compatible name style?)
-Lucia (could work but not husband favorite)
-Calliope (too many “C” names?)
-Briseis (wrong style/vibe and hard for people to say?)