Suggestions please

I recently found out that I’m expecting again and need some help with my name list. I have a son named [name]Elliott[/name] [name]James[/name] and I would like the names to go well together. I tend to like underused classics, and naturey names that aren’t too frilly.

My current list includes:


I also like [name]Blythe[/name], but maybe more as a middle name. my favorite name is [name]Gwen[/name], but I’m not sure about using that on its own. I like [name]Gwendolen[/name], but it feels a bit princessy to me, and that’s not really my style. Is it princessy? I feel like I’ve looked at every name and just can’t find what I’m looking for.

I am looking for suggestions so I can add to my list. Looking at alphabetical name lists over and over is making my eyes hurt, and I’m pretty sure I’m passing up a lot of great names.

My only criteria is that it not be too popular (ideally out of the top 200), and not a virtue name.



I’m currently pregnant with an [name]Elliot[/name]! :slight_smile:

[name]Iris[/name] - [name]Love[/name] this name, I also love the vowel beginnings of both kids names. [name]Iris[/name] has a great meaning and connection to mythology.
[name]Gwendolen[/name] - Not my favorite, it seems a bit dated, [name]IMO[/name]. The Gw- sound is cool but it just seems a little off.
[name]Genevieve[/name] - I love this one, it’s a great classic but still vintage and feminine.
[name]Daphne[/name]- [name]Love[/name] this too, it sounds so exotic and I’ve never met a little [name]Daphne[/name]!

What about [name]Flora[/name], [name]Celia[/name], [name]Sloane[/name], or [name]Willa[/name]?

I don’t think [name]Gwendolyn[/name] is princessy at all. It is beautiful, though! You may like:


[name]Iris[/name]- Pretty
[name]Gwendolen[/name]- I love this name!
[name]Genevieve[/name]- I really love this one. It’s one of my favorites for my baby due soon
[name]Daphne[/name]- Beautiful
[name]Blythe[/name]- great middle name but it can stand by itself also.
I like [name]Genevieve[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] as a combo ( It was already on my own list)

Thanks for the suggestions!

[name]Gwyneth[/name] is a name I really like, and has been on and off of my list several times. I think for me though, it’s just too tied to [name]Gwyneth[/name] Paltrow. I also love [name]Willa[/name], but my husband vetoed it.

[name]Elliott[/name] [name]James[/name] is really a perfect name!! I like the names on your list. I love [name]Gwendolyn[/name], but not [name]Gwen[/name]. [name]Daphne[/name] is my favorite from your list. So gorgeous! Here are a few more you might like:

[name]Phoebe[/name]-A repeat, but I love it

What about [name]Gwyneth[/name]?
With your name list, I also like [name]Ivy[/name]

What about [name]Ivy[/name]?

This post sounds like it could’ve been written by me! I wish I could figure out how to follow a post (I’m new to nameberry)
My daughter’s name is [name]Greta[/name] and I am expecting my second girl and cannot figure out a name. I love all the names you mentioned. Some of the ones I’m considering also are:
I love [name]Genevieve[/name] and [name]Geneva[/name] but I have 2 aquaintances that already used the name. Also, love [name]Vivian[/name] or [name]Vivienne[/name]
I’m considering [name]Victoria[/name], [name]Estelle[/name], and [name]Giselle[/name] as middle names…
Good luck!