Ellis [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] is my favorite combo here, and I love [name_m]Meriwether[/name_m] and Evermore () as middles.
As to the decision to move in a new direction, a few bits of food for thought that may or may not be helpful:
When I was single, I had my lists, and I chose favorites, obsessed over combos, and made Top Tens and Top Fives. I hoped to use some of them someday, but one thing I never let myself think was “I’m naming my children.” I tried to allow mental space for the fact that my future husband would be bringing opinions and family names to the table. It was useful, especially now that a couple names we’re considering were never on my lists, and that my husband wants to use his brother’s middle name in the middle if we have a boy. [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] has a family middle from my husband’s side.
There was and is a part of me that didn’t want to go the most obvious “This is a [name_u]Christian[/name_u] family” route with my children’s names. A bit of it was the constraint factor (how will they feel about the name?), a lot of it was wanting people to look a little deeper to find the story of a name and who my family is. That said, my names reflect who I am, and I’m trying to do my very best to prepare my children to make the choice to walk with God.
Many of your names, and mine, are versatile. Your old combos are all very “religious,” but not necessarily all the first names, and how many people are going to know the middles? I don’t think everyone picks up on [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]’s religious overtones; everyone knows a [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]. [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] is not necessarily religious, nor is [name_f]Lucy[/name_f]. [name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] could go by [name_f]Hallie[/name_f]. I could go on.
I loved your old list. Keep it around.