@enwmn I’ll do your combos as I find rating single names quite difficult (beyond I like/dislike the name)
clio mazarine - I think Clio is really lovely, it feels both modern and established, definitely very cool. Mazarine isn’t really for me, it makes me think of margarine, I’m not a huge -een fan and the z doesn’t appeal to me here, hoewever, I think it works really well with Clio and totally fits your style.
frida lupine - I really like Frida, Lupine, while also very -een heavy, appeals a little more to me than Mazarine because of the strong Lup- sound; I do like the names together but personally, would probably pair Lupine with a slightly softer first name '(but, again, if I were to use it for my list; I do like Frida Lupine for you)
ottoline plum - I’m not usually a big fan of Plum, but Ottoline Plum is adorable and makes me think of a round-faced little girl with rosy cheeks and plaids with floral bows
suki alouette - Suki is sweet, it does make me think of Japanese names (rather than of Susanna) so I would probably expect a girl with Japanese heritage. Alouette makes me think of the French children’s song, which sounds sweet until you start translating the lyrics, haha. Still, I like the name and it does make Suki feel a little softer.
mona hyacinth - I think Mona is a perfect sister name for Clio, they have a very similar vibe for me. Hyacinth isn’t quite my style but I do like it with Mona as it makes the combo sound very sophisticated and mature.
iris margalo - Iris is beautiful and while I’m unfamiliar with Margalo, I do like its sound, especially with Iris. I find Iris to be a very sharp-sounding name and Margalo adds some roundness (not sure if that makes sense to you?) to the combo.
maxine rue - I really like this one. Maxine is a sweet name and the nn Max/Maxie is very cool. The modern-yet-established-sounding Rue (which I think is adorable, I also really like this as a nickname for Rose names) adds some quirkiness to the combo!
heidi pomeline - as someone speaking German I don’t quite understand why Heidi took off so much in English speaking countries, haha. But I do like the character, so, in general, I associate Heidi with something positive (despite its stuffy vibe). Pomeline is one of my favourite -een names, the Pom makes the name so interesting and sweet, adds just enough gravitas to balance the sweetness of the second syllable without being hard or harsh. So, Heidi Pomeline as a combo is really lovely and well balanced.
theodora mint - Theodora is beautiful, such a grand yet earthy and approachable name. I can’t get behind Mint, it just makes me think of chewing gum, but I do think the sound is sweet and an unexpected one-syllable middle name works great with Theodora.
effie azalea - Effie is cute w/out feeling immature and Azalea adds something carefree and light to the combo that I really like in combination with Effie. Great combo.
margo calanthe - I love the name Margo(t) but think it’s a very mature-sounding name, so I tend to prefer something a little more playful in the middle. Calanthe is beautiful and Margo Calanthe sounds great, it’s just a teeny bit too serious for me (but again, great for your list, I think).
nettie léonide - Nettie is sweet and Léonide is beautiful but I find it a bit repetitive-sounding, especially the last syllables. I think, similar to Effie Azalea, a middle name that has softer consonants would work really well with Nettie (Nettie Leonora, for example).
winifred hero - not a fan of either name on its own but I think the combo is beautiful and makes slightly stuffy Winifred sound very cool!
zelie amaranthe - I like this as Zelie “Amarant” (french pronunciation) but would find the double -ee endings a bit too repetitive otherwise. I do love the look of the combo, though.
otto tigris - Otto, similar to Heidi, still feels a bit stuffy to the German part of my brain but I do like it with an English accent. Tigris doesn’t appeal to me at all and I don’t really feel it flows naturally with Otto either as the styles are so very different.
rufus pim - I love this one! Pim is so sweet and while I generally prefer Rupert to Rufus, I think Rufus just works wonderfully here.
blaise amaury - neither name is really my style, I don’t dislike them but they don’t usually wow me either, but I think in this combo they’re both amazing and work so beautifully for your list.
arno claude - I really like this one. Arno is unexpected but familiar and Claude with its French flair makes this combo a very cool (and European sounding) choice.
sylvan aster - the combo is beautiful and flows really well, the names just don’t appeal to me personally.
casper bardo - this one is really interesting. Casper is one of my favourite names and Bardo makes a very unexpected middle name choice. I actually really like the proximity of the P and B!
grover woolf - Grover is sweet, makes me think of a little boy in muddy wellies. And while I think Woolf is a really cool middle name, it doesn’t really click for me with Grover, instead it makes me think of a specific kind of wolf (maybe because Grover sounds like a town, similar to Dover).
beck peregrine - this is my favourite of your boys’ names - it’s AMAZING!
van barnaby - van makes me think of a Dutch surname and a car, so it’s not my favourite (I tend to prefer Vance), Barnaby is really cool, though,
kit sylvester - this is my second favourite behind Beck Peregrine, I just love the balance of short but well-established Kit and the really cool and unexpected Sylvester.
baz algernon - I think the combo is really cool and flows well. Baz is one of those names that I wouldn’t immediately be a fan of if one of my friends were to use it but that I would grow to really like as the kid got older as I think it’s one of those names that you can really make your own,
conrad fig - Conrad is quite popular in Germany but I can’t get behind it, though it might be different in an English context as I think the softer English R makes the name more appealing. Fig sounds very similar to the German F-word, not something I can look past I’m afraid. Flow-wise, however, Conrad Fig sounds nice.
iker ambrus - Iker is super cool, Ambrus looks slightly incomplete to me but I like it with Iker. Again, very European!
art caledon - has a similar vibe as your Baz combo (they would make great brother names). very cool, very London.
lyle oleander - Lyle is not a name that I would expect to appeal to me, however, I really do like it! Oleander is a great name and always makes me think of Spain (they’re everywhere in Spain) but it also has an old-world, knightly feel to it (like a mix between Oberon and Leander).
monte juniper - eh, I like Monty but can’t get behind Monte. I’m also not sure how much I like Juniper with it, they slightly clash style-wise for me.
phineas roux - Phineas is lovely, similar to the above combo, however, Roux just seems very different stylistically.
As mentioned above, I find single names very difficult to rate as they usually either appeal to me or don’t, I’ll focus on the ones that I like because I tend to have more to say about them.
Anna - I really like the versatility of Anna, the many nicknames (though I’m not the biggest fan of Annie personally) and the simplicity of its spelling. I think Anna needs a strong middle name and I think you have some on your list that could work really well here.
Eleanor - one of my favourite names, it just sounds effortlessly elegant. The nicknames Ella, Nora or Noor are so sweet but the full name itself is also just so approachable and easy to wear.
Margaret - I like Margaret more for its many nickname possibilities than the full name. A Margaret could be Meggie, Peggy or Mae, Etta, Retta, Gary, Margot, Marge, even Minnie, basically a 10-in-1 name.
Rose - probably my favourite name (if only it would travel a little nicer), it’s just perfect. I also love the nicknames Ro and Rue (not a huge fan of Rosie) and it sounds great with almost any middle name you add.
James - is such a beautiful name. I love how gentle it sounds, how friendly and approachable and not-at-all boring. Next to Jack, it’s probably my favourite popular classic.
Guinevere - is such an intriguing choice. There’s so much history and many stories associated with the name that makes it not just pretty but also interesting.
Aoife - I love Aoife, the spelling probably more than the pronunciation but it’s just such a sweet choice in general.
Rhys - I still pronounce it “rice” in my head but “rees” is also really lovely. Here, I find the spelling especially appealing.
Rory - a bit difficult to say at times but Rory makes for such a fun, youthful choice, very energetic choice, you just have to love it.
While non of your Russian favourites are on my list, what I love about the Russian names are the nicknames, Alexander nn Sasha is really cool and all three girls names are beautiful!
Iris - is such a gorgeous choice, as I already mentioned in my other ranking, it’s a very sharp, elegant name to me that I think would pair beautifully with a slightly softer middle name / first name.
Winter - I’m not a super big Winter fan, but in the right combo it can sound magical.
Sparrow - an unexpected choice but, as a middle name, I think it would be super cool, especially with a more classic first name.
Mary - Mary is one of my favourite names, it’s just such a beautiful choice; similar to James it just sounds so warm and friendly. I do think it needs a bold middle name, though, not necessarily out-there, but grand.
Johanna - is a really sweet choice (and could be a way to get to Anna), but I think it also makes a great and unexpected middle name.
Francis - I love this name for a boy (not really a big fan of Frances on a girl). I think it’s such a beautiful, slightly softer boy name and Frankie could be a really adorable nickname.
Anora - this is beautiful, I especially like this simple spelling. Very feminine but still sleek.
Quentin - is a really cool name, I think I slightly prefer some of the other spellings but Quentin is also super cool.
@next user: please wait doing my UC, I’m currently changing it a little