Starting the name list...

DH and I have decided that we’re ready to start the terrifying/wonderful journey into parenthood, and I’ve just started compiling a list of our favorite names. I just wanted to get some opinions on our choices. Neither of us has a definite naming style, and we’re pretty much all over the place. I tend to love names ending in -a/ah - the “uh”/“ah” - sound, and neither of us likes old-fashioned names in general. Anyway, opinions and suggestions would be very helpful! Fn + Mn or sibset combos as well.

BOYS:

[name]Griffin[/name]
[name]Finn[/name]/[name]Fynn[/name]
[name]Flynn[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Phoenix[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name]
[name]Gavin[/name]
[name]Fletcher[/name]
Abhi (pn [name]AH[/name]-bee)
[name]Abbas[/name] / [name]Abba[/name] / [name]Aba[/name]
Mbwana (pn m-BWAH-na), more likely in the middle
Juma, more likely in the middle
[name]Sky[/name]
[name]Coby[/name]
[name]Corbin[/name] (nn [name]Coby[/name]?)
[name]Dash[/name] (poss [name]Dashiell[/name] or Dasher)
[name]Neil[/name]
[name]Simon[/name] (nn [name]Sy[/name])
[name]Nigel[/name]
[name]Laszlo[/name]
[name]Stanley[/name] (hate nn [name]Stan[/name] though)
[name]Cooper[/name]

We’re also considering using [name]John[/name] as a first name (DH’s father’s name) and pairing it with a more unusual middle name and having him go by the middle.

GIRLS:

[name]Ingrid[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name]
[name]Tallulah[/name] (nn [name]Tula[/name])
[name]Heidi[/name]
[name]Aziza[/name]
[name]Lilah[/name]
[name]Neela[/name]
Rosewyn (in the middle)
[name]Wyn[/name] (middle)
[name]Arwen[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Nina[/name]
Obax (pn OH-bah)
[name]Winona[/name]
Qattara

Thank you!
[name]Anja[/name]

I’m probably a little more traditional than you are, but I really like some of your names. You’ve got a long list to work from which is nice!

[name]Griffin[/name] - love [name]Griffin[/name] and can nn [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Finn[/name]/[name]Fynn[/name] - also love [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Flynn[/name] - inexplicably the added l puts me off.
[name]Sebastian[/name] - really like [name]Sebastian[/name]. I think the nn [name]Baz[/name] jazzes it up
[name]Phoenix[/name] - ok - it takes the right kid to pull it off I think
[name]Harrison[/name] - I really like [name]Harrison[/name] but I don’t like it shortened to [name]Harry[/name]
[name]Gavin[/name] - nice and uncommon but still familiar
[name]Fletcher[/name] - I really like [name]Fletcher[/name]. [name]Fletch[/name] reminds me of the [name]Chevy[/name] [name]Chase[/name] movies but those were a long time ago now
Abhi (pn [name]AH[/name]-bee)
[name]Abbas[/name] / [name]Abba[/name] / [name]Aba[/name]
Mbwana (pn m-BWAH-na), more likely in the middle -
Juma, more likely in the middle
[name]Sky[/name] - seems like a girls name to me
[name]Coby[/name] - hard for me to picture a grown up [name]Coby[/name]
[name]Corbin[/name] (nn [name]Coby[/name]?) - like this better than just [name]Coby[/name]
[name]Dash[/name] (poss [name]Dashiell[/name] or Dasher) - love nn [name]Dash[/name] for [name]Dashiell[/name] but can’t see [name]Dash[/name] as given name
[name]Neil[/name]
[name]Simon[/name] (nn [name]Sy[/name]) - I prefer [name]Silas[/name]
[name]Nigel[/name]
[name]Laszlo[/name]
[name]Stanley[/name] (hate nn [name]Stan[/name] though)
[name]Cooper[/name] - cute

If you go with [name]John[/name] as first name, I like [name]John[/name] [name]Fletcher[/name], [name]John[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name] and [name]John[/name] [name]Silas[/name]. Actually, those are probably my favorite three as first names too!

[name]Ingrid[/name] - love, love [name]Ingrid[/name]!
[name]Rowan[/name] - still a boys’ name to me
[name]Tallulah[/name] (nn [name]Tula[/name]) - cute nn
[name]Heidi[/name] - ok
[name]Aziza[/name] - I like this, kind of playful and has a lot of the ah/uh sound you like!
[name]Lilah[/name] - lovely
[name]Neela[/name] - like this one too
Rosewyn (in the middle) - this is beautiful - why do you not consider it for the first name?
[name]Wyn[/name] (middle) - prefer [name]Wynn[/name] spelling - I don’t know why, it seems a little more finished maybe?
[name]Arwen[/name]
[name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Nina[/name] - I like [name]Nina[/name] a lot
Obax (pn OH-bah)
[name]Winona[/name]
Qattara

I like [name]Ingrid[/name], [name]Nina[/name], Rosewyn and [name]Tallulah[/name] nn [name]Tula[/name]

Good luck!

[name]How[/name] exciting you are ready to start on this journey.
I like [name]Finley[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]. [name]Finley[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name] is nice.
I like [name]Fletcher[/name], [name]Dashiell[/name], [name]Neil[/name] with [name]John[/name].
I like [name]Rowan[/name], [name]Tallulah[/name], [name]Lila[/name], [name]Arwen[/name], [name]Wilhelmina[/name] (Middle) [name]Nina[/name] and [name]Winona[/name].
P.s I love your name :slight_smile:

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[name]Griffin[/name]: I think this is a hansome name, and I love the potential [name]Finn[/name] nickname, too. :slight_smile:

More names you may like:

[name]Beckett[/name]
[name]Breckin[/name]
[name]Callum[/name]
[name]Cormac[/name]
[name]Declan[/name]
[name]Donovan[/name]
[name]Finnian[/name]
[name]Grady[/name]
[name]Quinlan[/name]
[name]Ronan[/name]
[name]Rafferty[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name]

[name]Finn[/name]/[name]Fynn[/name]: I like [name]Finn[/name] (and [name]Finnian[/name]), but not the [name]Fynn[/name] spelling (it looks trendy/yooneek to me).
[name]Flynn[/name]: I think this is nice, too…

[name]Sebastian[/name]: I like this a lot…

You may also like:

[name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Calvin[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name]
[name]Elias[/name]
[name]Felix[/name]
[name]Henry[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Leo[/name]
[name]Milo[/name]
[name]Miles[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Roman[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Victor[/name]
[name]Vincent[/name]

[name]Phoenix[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name]: I think this is so hansome…

You may also like:

[name]Archer[/name]
[name]Abbott[/name] (nn [name]Abe[/name])
Bennettt
[name]Conrad[/name]
[name]Donovan[/name]
[name]Everett[/name]
[name]Franklin[/name]
[name]Grant[/name]
[name]Graham[/name]
[name]Miles[/name]
[name]Pierce[/name]
[name]Reed[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name]
[name]Shepherd[/name]
[name]Truman[/name]
[name]Wilson[/name]
[name]Gavin[/name]

[name]Fletcher[/name]: I think of the [name]Fletch[/name] movies with [name]Chevy[/name] [name]Chase[/name], but I do think it’s handsome…

[name]Fielder[/name]
[name]Forrester[/name]

Abhi (pn [name]AH[/name]-bee)
[name]Abbas[/name] / [name]Abba[/name] / [name]Aba[/name]
Mbwana (pn m-BWAH-na), more likely in the middle
Juma, more likely in the middle: I think of Jumanji…
[name]Sky[/name]: This feels pretty feminine to me…
[name]Coby[/name]
[name]Corbin[/name] (nn [name]Coby[/name]?): I think it’s handsome…
[name]Dash[/name] (poss [name]Dashiell[/name] or Dasher): I love [name]Dashiell[/name], nn [name]Dash[/name] so much! :slight_smile:
[name]Neil[/name]
[name]Simon[/name] (nn [name]Sy[/name]): I love [name]Simon[/name], but not [name]Sy[/name]…
[name]Nigel[/name]
[name]Laszlo[/name]: Very cool…
[name]Stanley[/name] (hate nn [name]Stan[/name] though)
[name]Cooper[/name]: This one feels trendy to me…

GIRLS:

[name]Ingrid[/name]: I think this is a nice name…
[name]Rowan[/name]: It’s a boys’ name to me, but I can totally see its appeal on girls…

[name]Arden[/name]
[name]Auden[/name]
[name]Bellamy[/name]
[name]Connelly[/name]
[name]Darien[/name]
[name]Darby[/name]
[name]Emery[/name]
[name]Ellery[/name]
[name]Harper[/name]
[name]Hadley[/name]
Liden
[name]Marlo[/name]
[name]Piper[/name]
[name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Quincy[/name]
[name]Reese[/name]
[name]Sheridan[/name]
[name]Tatum[/name]
[name]Tierney[/name]

The Irish [name]Aveline[/name] also comes to mind…

[name]Tallulah[/name] (nn [name]Tula[/name]): I think this name is great!
[name]Heidi[/name]: Feels dated to me, but I love [name]Adelaide[/name]…
[name]Aziza[/name]
[name]Lilah[/name]: I think it’s very pretty…

[name]Lilia[/name]
[name]Lilias[/name]
[name]Lilac[/name]
[name]Liliana[/name]

[name]Bryony[/name]
[name]Cora[/name]
[name]Calla[/name]
[name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Della[/name]
[name]Flora[/name]
[name]Isla[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name]
[name]Rose[/name]
[name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Talia[/name]
[name]Tessa[/name]
[name]Viola[/name]
[name]Violet[/name]
[name]Willa[/name]
[name]Neela[/name]

Rosewyn (in the middle): I think this is beautiful!
[name]Wyn[/name] (middle): I prefer the [name]Wynn[/name] spelling…

[name]Winifred[/name]
[name]Gwendolyn[/name]
[name]Wendolyn[/name]
[name]Bronwyn[/name]

[name]Arwen[/name]: I think this is pretty…
[name]Wilhelmina[/name]: This has been growing on me…I love [name]Willa[/name] and the [name]Mina[/name] nickname…
[name]Nina[/name]: I think it’s beautiful…
Obax (pn OH-bah)
[name]Winona[/name]: I only think of [name]Winona[/name] [name]Ryder[/name]…
Qatta

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

Thanks for all your opinions and suggestions! Here are some of my thoughts on some of your thoughts (:D):

I feel myself being drawn to [name]Sebastian[/name], [name]Phoenix[/name], [name]Fletcher[/name], and [name]Neil[/name] from my original list, and I really like [name]Reed[/name], [name]Vincent[/name], [name]Cormac[/name], [name]Calvin[/name], [name]Pierce[/name], [name]Taite[/name], and [name]Forrester[/name] from your suggestions. My favorites at the moment (they change probably every day right now) are probably [name]Calvin[/name], [name]Phoenix[/name], or [name]Sebastian[/name]. At first, I was thinking that [name]Calvin[/name] might bring about too many “[name]Calvin[/name] and [name]Hobbes[/name]” references, but I think that the ingenious, mischievous [name]Calvin[/name] from that comic might be a fun character to share a name with, especially to a young boy.

For girls, I’m very picky and haven’t really established a style I like…I mostly just hear names and either like them or don’t like them. I love [name]Tallulah[/name] Rosewyn, [name]Wilhelmina[/name] Rosewyn, and [name]Rowan[/name] [name]Wilhelmina[/name] as combos (even though they are a bit long). I’m starting to warm up to [name]Reese[/name], possibly in the middle, and [name]Tessa[/name]. I think [name]Tessa[/name] [name]Ingrid[/name], [name]Tessa[/name] [name]Rowan[/name], or [name]Tessa[/name] Rosewyn are very cute!

[name]Do[/name] you think [name]Tallulah[/name] and [name]Tessa[/name] would be too close for sisters?

Thanks for all your help!
[name]Anja[/name]

[name]Hi[/name]! From your favorites, I love [name]Calvin[/name] and [name]Sebastian[/name] the most (I can see the appeal of [name]Phoenix[/name], but the others are more my style), and for what it’s worth, I personally don’t think of [name]Calvin[/name] and [name]Hobbes[/name] when I think of [name]Calvin[/name].

Because they have the same T beginning and a ending sound, I know I’d personally trip up saying them together, but that’s just me. (I can already hear myself accidentally calling them"Tallusa and Tessla.") :slight_smile: Aside from their beginning and endings, they do sound very different, though!

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

(I love your name!)