Shorten My Short List!

I posted my long/full list a few days ago, and after taking into consideration all of the feedback my DH and I have a much shorter list! Thanks to all of you! Since the feedback was so very helpful, we would now like everyone to help us shorten our short list, and also help us with some name combos from this bunch. THe last name is McClendon. We’d like to pair a more unusual/trendier name with one of the more common/traditional names, but we’re open to all suggestions!

Girls
[name]Everly[/name]
[name]Jayne[/name]/[name]Jayde[/name] (DH is named [name]Jay[/name])
[name]Lynn[/name] (DH mom’s name)
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] (my gran’s name)
[name]Elliott[/name]
[name]Beth[/name] (my mn is [name]Elizabeth[/name])
[name]Aubrey[/name] (my dad’s name)
[name]Grace[/name]
[name]Skye[/name]
[name]Dylan[/name]
[name]Ashtyn[/name]
[name]Hayden[/name]
[name]Raine[/name]
[name]Moriah[/name] (the church-Mt. [name]Moriah[/name]-where DH and I were married)
[name]Wren[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Macy[/name]
[name]Thea[/name] (DH’s gran’s name was [name]Thelma[/name])

Boys
[name]Tyson[/name]
[name]Jaymes[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name])
[name]William[/name] (my dad’s name)
[name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Grant[/name]
[name]Jackson[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Logan[/name]
[name]Cash[/name]
[name]Luke[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Jayce[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name])
[name]Eli[/name]
[name]Hurley[/name]

[quote=“l_mc”]I posted my long/full list a few days ago, and after taking into consideration all of the feedback my DH and I have a much shorter list! Thanks to all of you! Since the feedback was so very helpful, we would now like everyone to help us shorten our short list, and also help us with some name combos from this bunch. THe last name is McClendon. We’d like to pair a more unusual/trendier name with one of the more common/traditional names, but we’re open to all suggestions!

Girls
[name]Everly[/name]
[name]Jayne[/name]/[name]Jayde[/name] (DH is named [name]Jay[/name])
[name]Lynn[/name] (DH mom’s name)
[name]Rose[/name] - love as a first name.
[name]Alice[/name] (my gran’s name) - love
[name]Elliott[/name]
[name]Beth[/name] (my mn is [name]Elizabeth[/name]) - love [name]Elizabeth[/name], not [name]Beth[/name].
[name]Aubrey[/name] (my dad’s name)
[name]Grace[/name]
[name]Skye[/name]
[name]Dylan[/name]
[name]Ashtyn[/name]
[name]Hayden[/name]
[name]Raine[/name]
[name]Moriah[/name] (the church-Mt. [name]Moriah[/name]-where DH and I were married)
[name]Wren[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] - love
[name]Macy[/name]
[name]Thea[/name] (DH’s gran’s name was [name]Thelma[/name])

Boys
[name]Tyson[/name]
[name]Jaymes[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name]) - love [name]James[/name]
[name]William[/name] (my dad’s name) - love
[name]Alexander[/name] - love
[name]Grant[/name]
[name]Jackson[/name] - love [name]Jack[/name] or [name]John[/name] nn [name]Jack[/name] even more.
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Logan[/name]
[name]Cash[/name]
[name]Luke[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] - love
[name]Jayce[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name])
[name]Eli[/name]
[name]Hurley[/name]

GIRLS
[name]Everly[/name]
[name]Grace[/name]
[name]Macy[/name]
[name]Thea[/name]

BOYS
[name]William[/name] but prefer [name]LIAM[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Luke[/name]
[name]Eli[/name] but prefer [name]ELIAS[/name]

Favorites: [name]Everly[/name] [name]Grace[/name] AND [name]Jude[/name] [name]Liam[/name] ([name]William[/name])

Good luck

I like [name]Everly[/name] [name]Grace[/name], but DH isn’t crazy about [name]Liam[/name]…Maybe [name]William[/name] [name]Jude[/name]? Keep the opinions and ideas coming…the more the better!

[name]Everly[/name]: Not my style, but you may also like…

[name]Waverly[/name]
[name]Bellamy[/name]
[name]Connelly[/name]
[name]Darcy[/name]
[name]Emery[/name]
[name]Ellery[/name]
[name]Flannery[/name]
[name]Harper[/name]
[name]Hollis[/name]
[name]Hadley[/name]
[name]Marlo[/name]
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Quincy[/name]
[name]Romilly[/name] (nn [name]Romy[/name])

[name]Jayne[/name]/[name]Jayde[/name] (DH is named [name]Jay[/name]): I love [name]Jane[/name], but the Y spellings look yooneek/trendy to me.

[name]Lynn[/name] (DH mom’s name): This feels dated to me…

[name]Linnea[/name]
[name]Linden[/name] (not the best with your last name)
[name]Evelyn[/name] (ditto)
[name]Madeline[/name] (ditto)

[name]Rose[/name]: I love this name so much, and think it’s gorgeous with your last name.

[name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name]
Rosabel

[name]Alice[/name] (my gran’s name): I love it! :slight_smile:

[name]Elliott[/name]: It’s a boys’ name to me, but I can see [name]Ellery[/name] on a girl.

[name]Beth[/name] (my mn is [name]Elizabeth[/name]): [name]Beth[/name] feels very dated, but I love [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], and the [name]Libby[/name] and [name]Bess[/name] nicknames.
It’s not related to [name]Elizabeth[/name] or [name]Beth[/name], but you may also like [name]Blythe[/name].

[name]Aubrey[/name] (my dad’s name): It’s become a very trendy name…
You may also like [name]Audrey[/name].

[name]Grace[/name]: Despite its popularity, I think it’s a beautiful first name. (It feels like a filler in the middle to me…)

[name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Bess[/name]
[name]Belle[/name]
[name]Claire[/name]
[name]Eve[/name]
[name]Hope[/name]
[name]Jane[/name]
[name]Kate[/name]
[name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Nell[/name]
[name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Tess[/name]

[name]Skye[/name]: Not my style, but I can see its appeal…

[name]Aria[/name]
[name]Bay[/name]
[name]Ciel[/name] (see-[name]EL[/name])
[name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Willow[/name]

[name]Dylan[/name]: A trendy boys’ name to me… I think a first name that doesn’t end in an N would sound great with your last name. :slight_smile:

[name]Ashtyn[/name]: Too trendy for me, especially with the y.

You may like [name]Ashby[/name].

[name]Hayden[/name]: See [name]Ashton[/name]. (Plus, [name]Hayden[/name] is part of the meganame trendy with names like [name]Brayden[/name]/[name]Braedon[/name]/[name]Cayden[/name]/[name]Caden[/name]/[name]Jaden[/name]/[name]Jayden[/name]/[name]Zaiden[/name], etc.)

[name]Raine[/name]: Not my style…

[name]Moriah[/name] (the church-Mt. [name]Moriah[/name]-where DH and I were married): I’m wondering if it will be confused with [name]Mariah[/name].

[name]Wren[/name]: I think this is beautiful…

[name]Lydia[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name]!

[name]Macy[/name]: Not my style…

[name]Thea[/name] (DH’s gran’s name was [name]Thelma[/name]): I love it!

My favorites: [name]Rose[/name], [name]Alice[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], and [name]Thea[/name]. (From your nature names, I love [name]Wren[/name] the most.) :slight_smile:

Boys
[name]Tyson[/name]: Not my style, and I think of [name]Mike[/name] [name]Tyson[/name] and [name]Tyson[/name] chicken.

[name]Jaymes[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name]): I love [name]James[/name], but not the tendy/yooneek [name]Jaymes[/name] spelling, which looks like someone’s trying to make it appear feminine. I think that [name]James[/name] is a great way to honor a [name]Jay[/name]. (I know two people named [name]James[/name] who go by “[name]Jay[/name].”)

[name]William[/name] (my dad’s name): I love it! :slight_smile:

[name]Alexander[/name]: Very handsome…

[name]Grant[/name]: I like it…

[name]Jackson[/name]: Because I’ve heard it so much, it’s starting to feel trendy to me. Its -on ending sounds repetitive to me with your last name, McClendon.

[name]Jude[/name]: I think this is such a cool name…

[name]Logan[/name]: It feels trendy to me, and I think some of your other names sound better with your last name.

[name]Archer[/name]
[name]Abbott[/name]
[name]Everett[/name]
[name]Miles[/name]
[name]Pierce[/name]
[name]Reed[/name]
[name]Shepherd[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name]
[name]Wyatt[/name]
[name]Walker[/name]

[name]Cash[/name]: I think it’s a nice nickname for [name]Cassius[/name] and [name]Cashel[/name], but it doesn’t feel very substantial to me on its own.

[name]Luke[/name]: I think it’s a handsome name…

[name]Jasper[/name]: I love it, but when I see [name]Jasper[/name] McClendan, the M in your last name attaches to the “sper” in [name]Jasper[/name] to form the word “sperm.” In school, he’ll write his name as [name]Jasper[/name] M., and I can’t help but see “sperm.” :slight_smile:

[name]Jayce[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name]): This feels very trendy to me, and honestly looks feminine. I think of [name]Jaycee[/name] Dugard.

[name]Eli[/name]: I like it on its own, and think it’s a great nickname for [name]Elias[/name] and [name]Elliot[/name].

[name]Hurley[/name]: I think of [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Hurley[/name] and the term “hurl,” which is a slang term for “to vomit.” What about [name]Harley[/name]?

From your boys’ names, [name]James[/name], [name]William[/name], and [name]Jude[/name] are my favorites. :slight_smile:

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Girls

[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Beth[/name]
[name]Skye[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name]

Boys

[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Eli[/name]

These are my faves. Good luck!

[name]Alice[/name] [name]Wren[/name] or [name]Thea[/name] [name]Jane[/name]/[name]Rosemary[/name]

[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Eli[/name]/ [name]Jude[/name] [name]Grant[/name]

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With McClendon, I like a three-syllable first name. Thus, this limits your girl names to [name]Everly[/name], [name]Elliott[/name], [name]Moriah[/name], and [name]Lydia[/name]. [name]Moriah[/name] reminds me of [name]Mariah[/name] [name]Carey[/name], [name]Elliott[/name] is all boy to me, and [name]Everly[/name] seems very trendy - my favorite is [name]Lydia[/name].

My pick would be [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Jayne[/name] McClendon, personally, but [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Rain[/name] McClendon would be cute, too.

Same for boys, so you have [name]William[/name] and [name]Alexander[/name]. I prefer [name]William[/name] because of the cute [name]Liam[/name] and [name]Will[/name] nicknames.

My pick would be [name]William[/name] [name]Grant[/name] McClendon, but [name]William[/name] [name]Jayce[/name] McClendon is nice, too.

Its nice that you want to include your husband, [name]Jay[/name], name into your sons name. BUT [name]Jaymes[/name] and [name]Jayce[/name] look wrong. When people see his name on paper they wont know his fathers name is [name]Jay[/name] they will just see [name]James[/name] misspelled.

I’ll vote for
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Beth[/name] McClendon
and
[name]William[/name] [name]Grant[/name] McClendon

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]William[/name] [name]James[/name] are nice also (only spelled without the Y, though), but seem a bit boring for you.

[name]Moriah[/name] is also a really great name, and I love that it has a personal meaning. Not sure if I love any of the names on your list as middles for it, though. And, you may or may not like the aliteration of [name]Moriah[/name] McClendon ( I actually think it sounds great).

Girls
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Aubrey[/name] (my dad’s name)
[name]Macy[/name]
[name]Thea[/name] (DH’s gran’s name was [name]Thelma[/name])

Boys
[name]William[/name] (my dad’s name)
[name]Grant[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Luke[/name]
[name]Eli[/name]

Thanks everyone! The feedback has been so very helpful. We’re leaning towards:

Girl- [name]Thea[/name] [name]Wren[/name] (we realized [name]Wren[/name] combines parts of both of our names, although we liked it before that realization)
Boy- [name]Cassius[/name] ? We love the nn [name]Cash[/name], but realized that it wasn’t substantial enough by itself. Plus [name]Cassius[/name] and [name]Thea[/name] seem like the same style (Greek sounding), so we’re thinking they’d make a great sib-set whenever we have another baby. We just can’t decide on a mn for [name]Cassius[/name]…any ideas???

I’ll copy this from your other thread:

[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Blaise[/name] McClendon (I say [name]Blaise[/name] with a Z sound, and pronounce [name]Cassius[/name] as “[name]CASH[/name]-us”)
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Barnaby[/name] McClendon
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] McClendon
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Amadeo[/name] McClendon
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Evander[/name] McClendon (not the best flow…)
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Lionel[/name] McClendon (although I kind of hear the word “sly” when I say [name]Cassius[/name] [name]Lionel[/name] out loud)
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Leopold[/name] McClendon
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Reed[/name] McClendon
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]Raphael[/name] McClendon

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

Girls
[name]Everly[/name] [name]Jayne[/name]
[name]Aubrey[/name] [name]Beth[/name] / [name]Rose[/name]
** [name]Thea[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Moriah[/name] [name]Grace[/name] / [name]Raine[/name] / [name]Skye[/name]

Boys
** [name]Jude[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Tyson[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Luke[/name] [name]Jackson[/name]
[name]Eli[/name] [name]Jaymes[/name]

** my favourite

I love [name]Alice[/name] [name]Jayne[/name] or [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Jayne[/name] for a girl! [name]Thea[/name] is pretty too though!

I can’t say I’m a fan of [name]Cassius[/name]…makes me think of the boxer [name]Cassius[/name] [name]Clay[/name] before he was [name]Muhammad[/name] [name]Ali[/name]! [name]Ever[/name] consider [name]Thaddeus[/name]?

[name]Everly[/name] - This one is so-so for me all I think is The [name]Everly[/name] Brothers.
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] - I really love [name]Alice[/name]!
[name]Lydia[/name] - I do like this one quite a bit!
[name]Thea[/name] - My fav. on your list!

[name]Grant[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]

I have a really hard time with boys names, there isn’t much I like, lol!

Girls
[name]Everly[/name] … this is ok! I kind of like it!
[name]Jayne[/name]/[name]Jayde[/name] … I think [name]Jane[/name] is lovely, sorry, but I hate [name]Jayde[/name].
[name]Elliott[/name] … growing on me for a girl choice, but I don’t [name]LOVE[/name] it.
[name]Aubrey[/name] … I don’t love it or hate it, it’s a solid, nice name.
[name]Lydia[/name]… pretty!

Boys

[name]Jaymes[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name]) … I do NOT like the “y” added in this for a boy, at all.
[name]William[/name] … I like [name]Will[/name]!
[name]Alexander[/name] … solid name, don’t love or hate it.
[name]Grant[/name]… like this, I also like [name]Graham[/name] which may interest you.
[name]Jayce[/name] (DH’s name is [name]Jay[/name])… MY son is [name]Jace[/name], he’s 15… I think the added “y” in names feminizes things. I of course adore the name, I chose it myself, but I love it without the “y”

My favorites from the girls:
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Alice[/name]
[name]Wren[/name]
[name]Macy[/name]
[name]Thea[/name] (I love love love this one)

My favorites from the boys:
[name]Jaymes[/name] (But I don’t like the spelling)
[name]William[/name]
[name]Grant[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Eli[/name]

Combos:
[name]Thea[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Macy[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Alice[/name] [name]Rose[/name]

[name]Eli[/name] [name]Grant[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Grant[/name]

hope this helps =]

And the winners are…

[name]Thea[/name] [name]Wren[/name]- After his g-mother [name]Thelma[/name], and our names combined for [name]Wren[/name].
[name]Cassius[/name] [name]James[/name]- We just [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Cassius[/name] (which originally was the name of an abolitionist during the civil war, and we don’t mind the connection to [name]Muhammad[/name] [name]Ali[/name] either) and [name]James[/name] after DH’s first name [name]Jay[/name].

[name]Future[/name] possibilities:

[name]Zora[/name] [name]Beth[/name]- after my gg-mother Belzora, and my mn [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Tyson[/name] Zeuss- my DH loves these two names, and I like quirky, so using Zeuss as a mn would be ok with me…I’m thinking a little boy would adore the name “Zeuss” and as an adult he could just be [name]Tyson[/name] Z. McClendon.

So our sib set would utlimately be: [name]Thea[/name], [name]Cash[/name], [name]Ty[/name], and [name]Zora[/name]

Congratulations on picking your names!

[name]Thea[/name] and [name]Cassius[/name] are great choices!!

And, [name]Zora[/name] has always been one of my favorites! (Never heard Belzora before, by the way, but I like it . . . )