______ Story

OK, so my husband is a fan of quirky, cutesy, gender-transposed, and often made-up names. I am not. However, I noticed a cute middle name - [name]Story[/name] - and my husband is in love with it. I think I can get him to accept a real name that isn’t stupid IF it’s attached to [name]Story[/name] and sounds great with both it and our last name, which is [name]Kane[/name]. IF I promise that we call her [name]Story[/name]. Which is fine, so long as a real, non-stupid name is the one that goes on her resume.

So, have at it. [name]Both[/name] should sound good:

______ [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
______ [name]Kane[/name]

[name]Story[/name] is cute! You know, I honestly don’t find your last name that troublesome, but I know you’ve found it difficult to work with. I’m just going to list names that I think sound nice with [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name], okay? Go through them and see if anything strikes you. I’m going for my favorite 3-2-1 syllable combination with these, and I’ll list potential nicknames - besides [name]Story[/name] - if they are possible:

[name]Adara[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Addie[/name], [name]Ada[/name], [name]Dara[/name]
[name]Andrea[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Andie[/name], [name]Ana[/name], [name]Drea[/name]
[name]Annabel[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Anna[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Aviva[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Ava[/name], [name]Avi[/name], [name]Vivi[/name], [name]Viva[/name]
[name]Carina[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Cari[/name], [name]Cara[/name], [name]Rina[/name]
[name]Christabel[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Chris[/name], [name]Chrissy[/name], [name]Christie[/name], [name]Christa[/name], [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Dahlia[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Lia[/name], [name]Didi[/name]
[name]Delilah[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Lilah[/name], [name]Lil[/name], [name]Delia[/name], [name]Dee[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Di[/name], [name]Didi[/name], [name]Ana[/name]
[name]Estella[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Essa[/name], [name]Essie[/name], [name]Stella[/name], [name]Ella[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Fia[/name], Fi, [name]Fina[/name], [name]Fifi[/name]
[name]Gabrielle[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Gaby[/name], [name]Brie[/name], [name]Elle[/name], [name]Ella[/name], [name]Ellie[/name]
[name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Gen[/name], [name]Genny[/name], [name]Evie[/name], [name]Eve[/name], [name]Vivi[/name], [name]Gigi[/name] - THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE [name]FAVORITE[/name]!
[name]Helena[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Helen[/name], [name]Lena[/name], [name]Leni[/name], [name]Nell[/name]
[name]India[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Indie[/name], [name]Didi[/name]
[name]Isabelle[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Izzy[/name], [name]Bella[/name], [name]Belle[/name]
[name]Joanna[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Jo[/name], [name]Jojo[/name], [name]Anna[/name], [name]Annie[/name]
[name]Josephine[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Jo[/name], [name]Joey[/name], [name]Josie[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Jules[/name], [name]Julie[/name], [name]Ettie[/name]
[name]Juniper[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]June[/name], [name]Junie[/name]
[name]Leona[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Lea[/name], [name]Lee[/name]
[name]Lilia[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Lil[/name], [name]Lily[/name], [name]Lia[/name]
[name]Livia[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - [name]Liv[/name], [name]Livy[/name], [name]Vivi[/name], [name]Via[/name]

Okay, I’m too tired to do more at this point, but I’ve marked my personal favorites in bold. Best of luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thanks lemon, I love [name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Fiona[/name]!

whisper I actually really love [name]Story[/name], I just think it’s inappropriate as a first name /whisper

I’m glad! I can’t wait to hear your husband’s response. And, I like [name]Story[/name] a lot, too…


hey i think story is a terrible first name, but a really cute and quirky middle name!!
first name that popped into my head was:

[name]Romola[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] - with the nn [name]Romy[/name] i think it would sound really good! [name]Romy[/name] [name]Kane[/name]!

I like [name]Story[/name]! And there are plenty of first names that work with it. I’ll try not to duplicate [name]Lemon[/name]'s suggestions.

[name]Gwenyth[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Gwendolen[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Blythe[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Arabella[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Clementine[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Greer[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Meredith[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]

[name]Story[/name] is indeed better in the middle. Here are some suggestions with my faves in bold.
[name]Abigail[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Adela[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Lucia[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Magdalene[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Eloise[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Iris[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Amabel[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Eden[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Jocelyn[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Tallulah[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Evangeline[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Bernadette[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Marguerite[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Emmeline[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
[name]Juno[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]

I think [name]Story[/name] is a lovely name! I also think that sometimes we get so caught up in what is ‘proper’ and ‘appropriate’ that we bypass names that we truly love. If you truly love it, use it =) I don’t know if it helps, but I know someone who named their daughter Storianna (pronounced [name]Story[/name]-On-nuh instead of An-nuh, if that makes sense) and they call their daughter [name]Story[/name] as a nickname. I think it gives a more adult name but still allows for the child to be called ‘[name]Story[/name]’ if that is what you truly want. Some possible combinations:

Storianna [name]Blythe[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
Storianna [name]Grace[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
Storianna [name]Rose[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
Storianna [name]Ruth[/name] [name]Kane[/name]
Storianna [name]Claire[/name] [name]Kane[/name]

[name]Just[/name] an idea =) Good luck, and i’m sure whatever name you eventually choose will be just right for your new addition!

Oh, and I just saw another poster’s suggestion of [name]Abigail[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name] and I think that is beautiful!!

I think [name]Story[/name] is adorable too, but I think I agree that a formal, proper name should go first. The first name that popped into my head was [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Story[/name] [name]Kane[/name]. Storianna is pretty too!

IT WORKED!!! WOO! Why didn’t I think of this before? DH loves [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Story[/name]! And I like [name]Charlotte[/name], too. And it hasn’t broken the top 100 in our tri-state area yet.

He also actually SUGGESTED [name]Vivian[/name], which is totally non-stupid. I like it! That’s two for our list and they’re both classics! HURRAH!

Once I think of a large enough list, I think I’m gonna toss him some other potential weird middle names - [name]Snow[/name], [name]Clover[/name], [name]Holiday[/name], [name]Barnaby[/name], etc. - to see if he bites.

Thanks, everyone!