please help with hubby's style..

My entire list just got vetoed last night with the exception of two that he " didn’t hate" 1) [name]Miriam[/name], because he likes [name]Miri[/name]. 2) [name]Hattie[/name], which I think he only gave me because my grandmother’s name is [name]Harriet[/name] and she’s just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. [name]How[/name] could he veto that right away? Lol… anyway, here is the short list of names he has suggested, none of which we can use, but if anyone has suggestions that match his style I’d love to hear them :slight_smile:

[name]Norah[/name] (I have a friend with a very bratty [name]Norah[/name], otherwise I think it’s really nice)
[name]Olivia[/name] ( overused)
[name]Aubrey[/name] (nms)
[name]Grace[/name] (I know 4, 2 born this summer)
[name]Bailey[/name] (I can’t help but see it as a dog name)

He said we can’t go with anything too uncommon because we have a crazy long Croatian last name and the kid will have a hard enough time with people pronouncing it. Our son’s name is [name]Luke[/name]. So any ideas??

I love [name]Miriam[/name]! I’m sorry to hear of your grandmother - my own grandmother passed away of lung cancer as well. [name]Hattie[/name] would be a nice way to honor her if [name]Harriet[/name] itself isn’t for you (I think it’s a great name but I get that it’s not really in right now - could it be a good mn?). I love [name]Hatsy[/name], either as a variant/nn for [name]Hattie[/name] or for [name]Harriet[/name] (or [name]Henrietta[/name]).

Let’s see…

[name]Norah[/name]: [name]Cora[/name]? Would suggest [name]Laura[/name], but not sure you’d want the same initials with [name]Luke[/name]. [name]Eleanor[/name]?
[name]Olivia[/name]: [name]Lydia[/name] (another L name…), [name]Olive[/name]
[name]Aubrey[/name]: [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Auden[/name]
[name]Grace[/name]: [name]Hope[/name] (would share initial with grandma, sounds great with [name]Luke[/name]), [name]Faith[/name], [name]Greta[/name]
[name]Bailey[/name]: [name]Haley[/name] (shares the initial with grandma again, [name]Luke[/name] and [name]Haley[/name] are siblings on Modern Family FWIW), [name]Bella[/name] (but I think that’s a boys name, as [name]Bela[/name], in Slavic languages?)

What about [name]Hadley[/name] as a way to get to [name]Hattie[/name]/Haddie/shared initial with grandma, that also evokes some of [name]Aubrey[/name] and [name]Bailey[/name]?

[name]Maria[/name] might also be a nice cross-cultural name to tie in with a Croatian surname, and is related to / similar to [name]Miriam[/name].

[name]Mirabelle[/name] or [name]Miranda[/name] could also be [name]Miri[/name].

[name]Hope[/name] this helps!

Try these:

Any of those work for you?

Well, it’s great that he seems to have a fairly all-over-the-place style. I notice that a lot of fathers seem to like either really frilly girls’ names, really dated names, or super popular names.

Although I can understand your issue with all of the names he has suggested, there seems to be a lot to work with here.

  1. [name]Norah[/name] - instead, what about [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Eleanora[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Coralie[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Nola[/name], [name]Leora[/name], [name]Leona[/name]
  2. [name]Olivia[/name] - is overused, I agree! But it’s a beautiful classic. Maybe instead: [name]Olive[/name] or [name]Livia[/name]?
  3. [name]Aubrey[/name] - [name]Audrey[/name]! Or [name]Audra[/name], [name]Adria[/name], [name]Aria[/name], [name]Adrienne[/name], [name]Brianne[/name]/[name]Brianna[/name], [name]Brielle[/name].
  4. [name]Grace[/name] - great as a first or middle, but maybe not if you know so many! I can’t think of an obvious alternative, actually. Maybe [name]Joy[/name] or [name]Faith[/name], since they’re virtue names. Or [name]Alice[/name] with that “ce” ending. Tricky.
  5. [name]Bailey[/name] - I prefer this for a dog, or if it must be used on a human, on a boy. Perhaps [name]Hailey[/name]? [name]Kayley[/name]? [name]Ayla[/name]? Other names I see with a similar unisex vibe to them are [name]Morgan[/name] or [name]Sydney[/name] or [name]Jordan[/name].

I definitely think [name]Harriet[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name] is adorable, but if he’s not totally sold on it, I think it would be wonderful in the middle spot. [name]Miriam[/name] nn [name]Miri[/name] is wonderful too.

Other names you might both like:
[name]Juliet[/name] or [name]Julia[/name]

Luckily you only need to name one child and you have some common ground.

It’s funny because a lot of these suggestions he’s already vetoed! But there are a few here I like that I hadn’t thought of yet, thanks so much! I’m goin back in :slight_smile:

Here are some random names! :slight_smile:

[name]Miriam[/name]-[name]Mira[/name], [name]Mirabelle[/name], [name]Naomi[/name], [name]Madelaine[/name]/[name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Hattie[/name]-[name]Hallie[/name], [name]Mae[/name], [name]June[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Adelaide[/name], [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Norah[/name]-[name]Nola[/name], [name]Noelle[/name], [name]Raina[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Coralie[/name], Alora/[name]Elora[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name]-[name]Olive[/name], [name]Livia[/name], Liviana, [name]Lavinia[/name]
[name]Aubrey[/name]-[name]Audrey[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Grace[/name]-[name]Gwendolyn[/name], [name]Julia[/name], [name]Elise[/name], [name]Annelise[/name]
[name]Bailey[/name]-[name]Brynn[/name], [name]Blair[/name], [name]Hadley[/name], [name]Callie[/name]

[name]Miriam[/name] / [name]Miri[/name]- [name]Marielle[/name], [name]Marietta[/name], [name]Shiri[/name], [name]Mira[/name], [name]Mina[/name], [name]Mila[/name], [name]Kira[/name], [name]Suri[/name], Surie, [name]Vera[/name]
[name]Norah[/name] [name]Nina[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Lenore[/name], [name]Honor[/name], [name]Honoria[/name], [name]Laurel[/name], [name]Laura[/name], [name]Aurora[/name], [name]Cora[/name], [name]Coral[/name], [name]Coralie[/name], [name]Dora[/name], [name]Theodora[/name], [name]Flora[/name], [name]Florence[/name], [name]Gloria[/name], [name]Moira[/name], [name]Mara[/name], [name]Oona[/name], [name]Rosa[/name], [name]Sarah[/name], [name]Tara[/name], [name]Willa[/name], [name]Zara[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name] [name]Lavinia[/name], [name]Octavia[/name], [name]Olympia[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Calliope[/name], [name]Ariadne[/name], [name]Anais[/name]
[name]Aubrey[/name] [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Audra[/name], [name]Andrea[/name], [name]Adria[/name], [name]Quincy[/name], [name]Darcy[/name]
[name]Grace[/name] [name]Macy[/name], [name]Tracy[/name], [name]Daisy[/name], [name]Casey[/name], [name]Lacey[/name], [name]Paisley[/name], [name]Joy[/name], [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Bailey[/name] [name]Isla[/name], [name]Bay[/name], [name]Faye[/name], [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Gail[/name], [name]Holly[/name], [name]Hallie[/name], [name]Hailey[/name], [name]Hadley[/name], [name]Jada[/name], [name]Kaylee[/name], [name]Kylie[/name], [name]Lila[/name], [name]Leila[/name], [name]Miley[/name], [name]Nahla[/name], [name]Riley[/name], Shaylie, [name]Shaye[/name]

I like the [name]Norah[/name] list best.