Thoughts on my lists...suggestions welcome!

[name]Hi[/name] all,

I’m looking for thoughts/opinions/possible combinations. I’ll post my current girls’ and boys’ lists. I’m not pregnant, or TTC, but I’ve been on this site for awhile, and would love some of your expert advice!

A few things to consider:

  • last name starts with a P (so I’d prefer no P names!), my name is [name]Claire[/name], and my partner’s name is [name]Michael[/name].
  • last name is 1 syllable, and sounds similar to “house”.
  • I would love to honour my grandmother ([name]Ada[/name]) in a girls’ name. However, I’ve found that [name]Ada[/name] doesn’t go with many of the names on my list as a mn. This isn’t a must though. [name]Just[/name] something I’m considering.
  • if we ever had a son, his mn would be [name]Robert[/name], after my partner’s father, who died when he was a child. If I were to have a second son, mns I would consider would be: [name]Keith[/name], [name]James[/name], [name]Michael[/name]…
  • I love Scottish/Celtic names

Girls’ list (in no particular order):

  • [name]Cecelia[/name]
  • [name]Calla[/name]
  • [name]Eleanor[/name]/[name]Norah[/name]/[name]Nola[/name]
  • [name]Vera[/name] (Vair-uh)
  • [name]Fiona[/name]
  • [name]Maisie[/name] (I don’t know what full name to use [name]Maisie[/name] as a nn for though…I don’t like [name]Margaret[/name])
  • [name]Jane[/name]/[name]June[/name]
  • [name]Adelaide[/name]/[name]Ada[/name]
  • [name]Leona[/name]/[name]Leora[/name]
  • [name]Cordelia[/name]

Boys’ list:

  • [name]Declan[/name] ([name]LOVE[/name] this one)
    -[name]Edwin[/name] (love this too, but HATE nn [name]Ed[/name]/[name]Eddy[/name])
  • [name]Callum[/name]
  • [name]Arthur[/name]
  • [name]Adrian[/name]
  • [name]Henry[/name]
  • [name]Glenn[/name] (concerned with pairing a 1 syllable first with a 1 syllable last)

Thank-you for your brilliant insight, berries! Any opinions/suggestions are welcome and appreciated!!

Oh! To give you all a better idea of my style, here are some names I also love, but have had to eliminate from my list for a variety of reasons:

  • [name]Owen[/name]

  • [name]Caleb[/name]

  • [name]Liam[/name]

  • [name]Sidney[/name]

  • [name]Lee[/name]

  • [name]Penelope[/name]/[name]Penny[/name]

  • [name]Alice[/name]

  • [name]Beatrice[/name]

  • [name]Lily[/name] (I still WOULD use this one, I’m only concerned with its popularity)

  • [name]Pippa[/name]

  • [name]Clara[/name] (too close to my name!)

  • [name]Cecelia[/name] - this name has been growing on me…I also like [name]Celia[/name] and [name]Cecily[/name]. It’s pretty. I don’t really think [name]Ada[/name] works as a MN for any of those though.
  • [name]Calla[/name] - hm, don’t like this one as much
  • [name]Eleanor[/name]/[name]Norah[/name]/[name]Nola[/name] - love this! [name]Nora[/name] is one of my favorite names, and [name]Eleanor[/name] is so pretty. [name]Eleanor[/name] [name]Ada[/name] sounds nice to me.
  • [name]Vera[/name] (Vair-uh) -this is another lovely name.
  • [name]Fiona[/name] - not my favorite, but it might be because I went to university with like ten Fionas, so it seems a bit overdone to me. It is a nice Scottish name though.
  • [name]Maisie[/name] (I don’t know what full name to use [name]Maisie[/name] as a nn for though…I don’t like [name]Margaret[/name]) - you could always do [name]Maisie[/name] on its own… I love it, I think it is cute and traditional. [name]Margot[/name] instead, perhaps?
  • [name]Jane[/name]/[name]June[/name] - not a huge fan of [name]June[/name], but I love [name]Jane[/name]. I think it is beautiful. I love it most as a FN, but [name]Ada[/name] [name]Jane[/name] sounds beautiful.
  • [name]Adelaide[/name]/[name]Ada[/name] - Yeah, these are at the top of my list. I love [name]Adelaide[/name] and [name]Ada[/name].
  • [name]Leona[/name]/[name]Leora[/name] - not my style at all
  • [name]Cordelia[/name] - again, I’ve never been a fan of this, but it is okay.

Boys’ list:

  • [name]Declan[/name] - cute, I like this one. [name]Declan[/name] [name]James[/name] sounds nice to me.
  • [name]Edwin[/name] - you can never be certain of avoiding nns, but I like [name]Edwin[/name]. I might like [name]Edmund[/name] more, but [name]Edwin[/name] is lovely. [name]Edwin[/name] [name]Robert[/name] would be a nice name, or [name]Edwin[/name] [name]Michael[/name].
  • [name]Callum[/name] - love this name. [name]Callum[/name] [name]Michael[/name] or [name]Callum[/name] [name]James[/name]. I also like Carric and [name]Cormac[/name].
  • [name]Arthur[/name] - another favorite of mine. [name]Arthur[/name] [name]Robert[/name] or [name]Arthur[/name] [name]James[/name] sound so classic.
  • [name]Adrian[/name] - I’ve loved this name for a while. [name]Adrian[/name] [name]Robert[/name] is nice.
  • [name]Henry[/name] - a little boring to me, but it’s okay. [name]Henry[/name] [name]Robert[/name] and [name]Henry[/name] [name]Michael[/name] would be fine. I’d avoid [name]Henry[/name] [name]James[/name], though.
  • [name]Glenn[/name] - I’d just make sure you don’t pair it with a one-syllable mn. I don’t really like [name]Glenn[/name], but you could use [name]Glenn[/name] [name]Robert[/name] or [name]Glenn[/name] [name]Michael[/name].
  • Aila (or spelled [name]Ayla[/name]) fits nicely with the girls names you’ve chosen.