Sibling for Malcolm and Leona

I’m thinking [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] for a boy, but I HATE that people are using it for girls now. :weary: [name_f]My[/name_f] top pick for a girl right now is [name_f]Edith[/name_f], but this baby has a cousin named [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] and I’m scared it’ll be too Downton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u]. :joy: Probably overthinking that one. Anyway, I’ve been keeping lists of names for decades and nothing is coming to mind or fitting just right. We LOVE the names we chose for our kids ([name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] has meaning for us and hits the spot between traditional/familiar and not overused. [name_f]Leona[/name_f] is a family name.) and we are struggling to come up with a name to round out our crew this spring! Any suggestions would be much appreciated! We are teachers, avid readers, we don’t like trendy, and we’d like to avoid the top 100 at least. Thank you for any ideas you can send my way! :heart::heart::heart:

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Ellis is being used for girls, but it still ranks far higher for boys. Since [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] is such a common name and would be (potential) [name_f]Edith[/name_f]’s cousin, I don’t think anyone would make the connection or think it was on purpose if they did.

Frances
[name_f]Ellen[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]

Alistair
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Warren[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m]

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Oh man, [name_f]Edith[/name_f] and [name_f]Leona[/name_f] are my absolute favorite names. I love [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] & [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] as well.
Such quietly cool names. I say go with [name_f]Edith[/name_f]!! [name_m]How[/name_m] many folks are going to be with both kids at the same time who aren’t family? [name_m]Will[/name_m] they be taunted over it? I doubt it. I remember when [name_u]Twilight[/name_u] ruined [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] and now it’s back and stronger than ever and hardly anyone thinks of the movie reference.

Ok i think we have similar taste so I want to do right by you…
Here are some suggestions:
girls -
[name_f]Colette[/name_f]
[name_f]Naomi[/name_f]
[name_u]Joan[/name_u] ([name_f]Joni[/name_f])
[name_f]Alma[/name_f]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zadie[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Amandine[/name_f]
[name_f]Cecily[/name_f]
[name_f]Athalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_u]Adria[/name_u]?
[name_f]Adrienne[/name_f]??
[name_u]Romy[/name_u] ([name_u]Romilly[/name_u]/Roma [name_u]Lee[/name_u])
[name_f]Maxine[/name_f]

For boys…
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Eamon[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_u]Hayes[/name_u]
[name_m]Raymond[/name_m]
[name_m]Truman[/name_m]
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

Can’t wait to hear what you narrow it down to. Best of luck finding the perfect name!

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[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

[name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] & [name_f]Leona[/name_f] are lovely! [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] is handsome, but I suppose it is used for girls some? It’s 450 points higher on the SSA charts for boys than girls in 2018. So, that’s probably somewhat comforting at least.

[name_f]Edith[/name_f] is stinkin’ adorable for a girl. I love it w/Malcolm & [name_f]Leona[/name_f]. It’s so sweet & charmingly vintage. Perfect w/Malcolm & [name_f]Leona[/name_f]. Is Dowoton [name_u]Abbey[/name_u] that popular? Is it going to stick forever? And also, cousins being called [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] & [name_f]Edith[/name_f] is way different than siblings. I wouldn’t think it’s a big deal at all.

Sorry for any repeats, but here are a few more suggestions:

Boys-

[name_u]Alden[/name_u]

[name_m]Adrian[/name_m]

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m]

[name_u]August[/name_u]

[name_u]Amos[/name_u]

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m]

[name_u]Basil[/name_u]

[name_m]Bastian[/name_m]

[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]

[name_u]Claude[/name_u]

[name_m]Caspar[/name_m]

[name_m]Clive[/name_m]

[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]

[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]

[name_m]Edgar[/name_m]

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]

[name_m]Edward[/name_m]

[name_m]Frederic[/name_m]

[name_u]Francis[/name_u]

[name_m]Gareth[/name_m]

[name_m]Harrison[/name_m]

[name_m]Ivan[/name_m]

[name_u]Ira[/name_u]

[name_m]Julius[/name_m]

[name_u]Keats[/name_u]

[name_m]Knox[/name_m]

[name_m]Louis[/name_m]

[name_u]Laurence[/name_u]

[name_m]Lloyd[/name_m]

[name_m]Martin[/name_m]

[name_u]Milo[/name_u]

[name_m]Niles[/name_m]

[name_u]Noel[/name_u]

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]

[name_m]Peter[/name_m]

[name_m]Philip[/name_m]

[name_u]Rafe[/name_u]

[name_u]Rex[/name_u]

[name_m]Simon[/name_m]

[name_u]Tristan[/name_u]

[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]

[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]

[name_m]Whitman[/name_m]

Girls-

[name_f]Audra[/name_f]

[name_f]Amelie[/name_f]

[name_f]Adele[/name_f]

[name_f]Adela[/name_f]

[name_f]Annis[/name_f]

[name_f]Anita[/name_f]

[name_f]Anais[/name_f]

[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]

[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]

[name_f]Delia[/name_f]

[name_f]Dorothy[/name_f]

[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]

[name_f]Eloise[/name_f]

[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]

[name_f]Estella[/name_f]

[name_f]Eve[/name_f]

[name_f]Frances[/name_f]

[name_f]Flora[/name_f]

[name_f]Greta[/name_f]

[name_f]Gloria[/name_f]

[name_f]Imogen[/name_f]

[name_u]June[/name_u]

[name_f]Jane[/name_f]

[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]

[name_u]Louise[/name_u]

[name_f]Maude[/name_f]

[name_f]Maureen[/name_f]

[name_u]Marian[/name_u]

[name_f]May[/name_f]

[name_f]Olive[/name_f]

[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]

[name_f]Ruth[/name_f]

[name_f]Rose[/name_f]

[name_f]Thea[/name_f]

[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]

[name_f]Virginia[/name_f]

[name_u]Vida[/name_u]

[name_f]Willa[/name_f]

[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

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You are so on point with my style! [name_f]My[/name_f] [name_f]Leona[/name_f] was almost a [name_f]Rosa[/name_f] but then a good friend beat me to it with a [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]! Ha! I LOVE [name_f]Frances[/name_f], and have considered [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] as well. Also my [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m]'s middle name is [name_m]Augustus[/name_m]! I think [name_m]Conrad[/name_m] and [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] could be good contenders if this baby turns out to be a boy! Thank you! :smile:

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Malcom, Leona, & ________:

-B-
Sterling
Garrett
Griffin
Preston
Barrett
Simon
Corbin
Jensen
Bronson
Tanner
Titus
Gunner
Gideon
Desmond
Darius
Dorian
Harland
Winston
Franklin
Grady
Zane
Royce
Hugo
Remy
Tully
Clive
Reuben
Rupert
Wendell
Alasdair

-G-
Celeste
Octavia
Tatum
Ingrid
Astrid
Arden
Etta
Delta/Della/Delia
Elodie
Amelie
Pearl
Sylvie
Genevieve
Elsie
Veda/Vera
Eloise
Ayla
Thalia
Corinne
Annika/Danica
Bridget
Estelle
Jocelyn
Jessamine
Daphne
Holly/Polly
Dahlia
Amalia “Molly”
Priscilla
Francesca
Cadence
Beatrix
Tilda
Heidi
Phoebe
Brielle
Farrah
Evangeline
Juniper
Tamsin
Soleli “Sunny”

Petra
[name_f]Velma[/name_f]
[name_f]Rhea[/name_f]
[name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
[name_f]Coraline[/name_f]

Callum
[name_m]Hugh[/name_m]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Lewis[/name_m]

Thanks so much! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] we have a similar style. I posted an [name_f]Edith[/name_f] or [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] question on the What to Expect naming forums and got eaten alive by those ladies for considering such “outdated” “old lady” names! :joy::joy::joy: [name_m]Can[/name_m]’t please everyone I guess!

same! I mean I do sorta like it on a girl but it’s so classic and amazing and I MUCH prefer it on a boy!!!

Edith is amazing! I’d love [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] too!

Siblings for [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] and [name_f]Leona[/name_f]:
seconding [name_m]Conrad[/name_m], [name_f]Blythe[/name_f], [name_u]Adria[/name_u], [name_m]Harvey[/name_m], [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m], [name_m]Ernest[/name_m], [name_u]Miles[/name_u], [name_f]Audra[/name_f], [name_f]Delia[/name_f], [name_u]Sterling[/name_u], [name_m]Desmond[/name_m], [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f], [name_f]Miranda[/name_f]
Thirding [name_f]Cecily[/name_f]

my ideas
boys:
[name_m]Elmer[/name_m]
[name_m]Emil[/name_m]
[name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]

girls:
[name_f]Sibyl[/name_f]
[name_f]Silvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]
[name_f]Faith[/name_f]

Hope you like some of these, let me know what you think. If I got the style wrong, don’t hesitate to tell me, and I’ll be happy to repost. :wink: Good luck!

Ooooh [name_f]Ada[/name_f]! Not on my list and definitely has possibility! Thank you! [name_f]Naomi[/name_f] is up there for me but it’s been used by a close friend. I think [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] and [name_m]Ernest[/name_m] are contenders for us too. I will let you know what we decide. We have until [name_f]April[/name_f] I’m a liiittttle over excited! Haha!

Thank you! [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Franklin[/name_m], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_u]Wendell[/name_u], [name_f]Celeste[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f], and [name_f]Vera[/name_f]! All getting added for consideration!

LOVE [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]. Not sure I want to have another L name, but I could definitely strongly consider [name_m]Lewis[/name_m].

Not sure if anyone is still following this thread, but we have a new contender. Husband is down for [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], so I think if we have a boy, that’s it. We have close friends that just named a girl [name_f]Ellie[/name_f] and a boy [name_u]Emmett[/name_u], BUT, I mean, I love the name [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] and the idea of naming a boy after [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f]. :slight_smile:
[name_u]New[/name_u] contender is [name_f]Freya[/name_f]. Too popular? I have lots of Norwegian ancestry, and I’ve been teaching for 14 years and never had a student named [name_f]Freya[/name_f], but I’m getting the sense that it’s on the verge of becoming quite popular? Makes me a little nervous, since our other two names feel timeless/classic to me.

I may add a separate post about the name to get feedback, as I’m not sure if you guys will see this here.

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I love [name_f]Freya[/name_f] with [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] and [name_f]Leona[/name_f]! I think it’s a great name. However at baby group we have four [name_f]Freya[/name_f]’s ( and 3 spellings)

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Yikes! Where do you live?

Canada :canada: but a very small town of 2000

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Wow! I’m in the US. I can see on the Social Security website that [name_f]Freya[/name_f] was used about 1500 times in 2019. I wish I could see where it stands in my particular state or region . . .

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I think it’s a gorgeous name and you will probably be ahead of the curve! I am a firm believer if you love the name use it. And it goes well with your other kids !
In my community there’s a lot of Norwegian , [name_m]Dutch[/name_m]
And Irish ancestry so that may be why it has had such a resurgence

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Coming back to [name_m]Oscar[/name_m]. A coworker just named her girl [name_f]Ellisen[/name_f], so I’m rethinking [name_u]Ellis[/name_u]. [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_u]George[/name_u], maybe? We are kind of committed to [name_u]George[/name_u] as a middle name. OG might be too much for initials for me! LOL!

Coming back to [name_u]Francis[/name_u]. A coworker used [name_f]Ellisen[/name_f] for her baby girl and now I just don’t think I can bring myself to use [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] for a potential boy. I think [name_u]George[/name_u] would be our boy middle name (family name), and I like the sound of [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_u]George[/name_u]. Would you call a young [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Frank[/name_m]? I kind of like it. I teach high school and I could see [name_u]Francis[/name_u] being tougher for a teenage boy to wear than [name_m]Frank[/name_m] . . .