Sibling name suggestions? Lots of “rules”!

Hello! Looking to expand a list of names for future children here. There are a lot of factors at play, so I welcome responses from anyone who appreciates a puzzle.

Currently my fiancé and I have one name each picked out for a boy and a girl: Malcolm Lewis and Penina Violet. We have our reasons for each:

Malcolm— honor name for my fiancé’s late grandfather.

Lewis— inspired by author Lewis Carroll and my favorite teacher growing up, whose last name started with “Lew”.

Penina— Hebrew/ Jewish name sharing a meaning (pearl) with my own name, and has several nickname options like Nina and Penny.

Violet— simply a beautiful and old-fashioned sounding name.

Last name is a one-syllable name starting with “Fr” and ending in an “m” sound.

Here are our “rules” for ourselves:

My fiancé is English and I’m American, we’d like names that sound nice in both of our accents.

Fiancé has trouble pronouncing the “th” sound, so ANY baby name where you pronounce “th” is out (unfortunate for Arthur and Theodore!).

We’re Jewish! Names that are obviously Christian/ New Testament are out for us, but bonus points for Jewish/ Hebrew/ Israeli/ “Old Testament” names.

As is typical on Nameberry, we don’t want anything too common, but familiarity is appreciated.

I realize this is a lot— any help or input is wonderful! Single name ideas or combos are all welcome. Thank you!

Edit: I should have clarified, I’m aware that Malcolm is a Christian name! :slight_smile: Since it’s an honor name for a passed loved one, this is an exception for us.

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I really love Thalia, pronounced with a hard ‘t’ rather than a ‘th’ sound. A few other ideas that sprang to mind were Sadie, Aliza, Noa, Alana, Edith (sorry, just realised that’s a ‘th’ sound! How about just Edie?) Amalia, Aurelia, Frida and Margot. Not so good with boys’ names - I quite like Silas with Malcolm?

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How about:

Abigail
Alma
Aliya
Dafna/Daphne
Dalia/Dahlia
Dorit or Dorothea/Dorothy nn Dorit
Eliana
Esther (one or my fave names!)
Kineret
Liora
Livna
Margalit
Naomi
Odelia
Rivka
Romi
Shiri
Tahlia
Zipporah

Abner
Adam
Aleph
Benjamin
Caleb
Emmett
Ethan
Gabriel
Gideon
Hershel
Isaac
Jacoby
Jethro
Joseph
Lev
Lior
Nathan
Phineas
Reuben
Samson
Samuel
Simeon
Tobias
Zachary

These are more or less complementary of the Gaelic and Christian Malcolm - some more instinctive matches. Also, I think another floral or nature name for your second daughter’s would be lovely!

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With [name_f]Penina[/name_f] and Malcolm…

[name_f]Adara[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliora[/name_f]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_u]Ira[/name_u]
[name_m]Oren[/name_m]
[name_m]Abram[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m]

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You might like:

[name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m]

[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f]
[name_f]Miriam[/name_f]
[name_f]Shira[/name_f]

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite boy’s name is also Jewish: Ori!! I think it’s so beautiful

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[name_f]Perdita[/name_f]
[name_f]Adina[/name_f]
[name_u]Ariel[/name_u]
[name_f]Odelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Talia[/name_f]
[name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_u]Noa[/name_u]
[name_f]Tamar[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Meira[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]

[name_m]Oren[/name_m]
[name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_m]Immanuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_m]Rafael[/name_m]
[name_m]Adriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Lewin[/name_m]
[name_m]Tamir[/name_m]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_m]Ronen[/name_m]

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Siblings for [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] and [name_f]Penina[/name_f] Violet…

[name_u]Amos[/name_u]
[name_m]Boaz[/name_m]
[name_u]Davis[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Eamon[/name_m]
[name_u]Hendrix[/name_u]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Omri[/name_m]
[name_u]Tristan[/name_u]

[name_f]Elza[/name_f]
[name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Ilana[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Ozara[/name_f]
[name_f]Raia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Selah[/name_f]
[name_f]Tirzah[/name_f]
[name_f]Tova[/name_f]

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a few combos you might like:

malcolm lewis, penina violet and

adam fraser
asher cole
benjamin rhys
elias barnaby
gideon harvey
hershel cullen
noah lawrence
samson ellis
solomon hayes

aliza penelope
amalia iris
ariella hazel
carmel grace
dahlia belle
eden alice
eliana mabel
eliora louise
eva florence
isabella mae
leah daisy
marnie amelia
salome rose
tali matilda

i hope you’ll like them! :sparkles:

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I love [name_f]Shoshana[/name_f] for a girl, nn Sasha/Sosha.

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Wow! You are all seriously incredible. This helped us expand our list so much! Thank you for all of your suggestions, I’ll highlight some here that we can see ourselves using in the future:

[name_u]Ariel[/name_u], [name_u]Amos[/name_u], [name_m]Desmond[/name_m], [name_u]Lior[/name_u], [name_m]Samson[/name_m], [name_m]Oren[/name_m], [name_m]Avram[/name_m], [name_u]Asher[/name_u], [name_u]Jonah[/name_u]

[name_f]Thalia[/name_f], [name_f]Ariella[/name_f], [name_f]Tamar[/name_f], [name_f]Shoshana[/name_f], [name_f]Ramona[/name_f], [name_f]Tirzah[/name_f], [name_u]Hazel[/name_u], [name_f]Kinneret[/name_f], [name_f]Rivka[/name_f], [name_f]Tzipporah[/name_f], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], and [name_f]Edith[/name_f] (funny enough, my fiancé was on board for that one :joy:)

Any other comments are welcome, I’ll leave this thread open in case anyone has ideas to share. :heart:

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[name_u]Barrett[/name_u]
[name_u]Blaine[/name_u]
[name_u]Charles[/name_u]
[name_u]Cody[/name_u]
[name_u]Connor[/name_u]
[name_m]Conrad[/name_m]
[name_u]Darrell[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Doyle[/name_m]
[name_u]Edward[/name_u]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_u]George[/name_u]
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]
[name_u]Milo[/name_u]
[name_m]Richard[/name_m]
[name_u]Robert[/name_u]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_u]Wyatt[/name_u]

[name_f]Araminta[/name_f]
Coila
[name_f]Elena[/name_f]
[name_f]Elliana[/name_f]
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Helen[/name_f]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Nicoletta[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f]

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