thoughts on name combos?

[name]Will[/name] you tell me your thoughts on these combos? A sister for [name]Ulysses[/name] [name]George[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name] [name]James[/name]. The ones in bold indicate a double barrel first name. Originally, we settled on [name]Aster[/name] for a middle, but decided “[name]Louise[/name]” works better. Still, it isn’t for sure, and I’m open to suggestions. Something old fashioned and stately is kind of nice for us. [name]Louise[/name] works because it’s a family name, but abstract noun names are okay, too ([name]Hope[/name], [name]Faith[/name], Deliverance, whatever). Still trying to make sure the names of Biblical and/or mythological resonance.

  • [name]Molly[/name] [name]Aster[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

(My concern is that [name]Molly[/name] sounds too nicknamey and doesn’t age well. And our last name isn’t actually “[name]Smith[/name]”, but it is super plain and a single sylabble. ‘[name]Molly[/name] [name]Smith[/name]’ lacks verve, therefore the double barrel first, with the hope that the [name]Aster[/name] makes it more distinctive.)

  • [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

  • [name]Mary[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

  • [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] (maybe nn [name]Penny[/name] [name]Anne[/name], but S.O. and I like the full bit, too)

  • [name]Calliope[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

  • [name]Clotilde[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

  • [name]Enid[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

  • [name]Philippa[/name] [name]Renee[/name] [name]Smith[/name] (nn [name]Pippy[/name] or [name]Pip[/name])

With your sons’ names I like [name]Clotilde[/name], [name]Calliope[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name], but just for my faves I’d say [name]Tabitha[/name] or [name]Penelope[/name] (not keen on the full double name).

I really like [name]Aster[/name] what about that as a first name. [name]Aster[/name] [name]Louise[/name] is stunning.

You’ve got some really cool names on your list! I agree with the previous poster that [name]Aster[/name] [name]Louise[/name] would be great! It looks like you weren’t afraid to do something a little different with your sons’ first names, so I think [name]Aster[/name] would fit right in.

  • [name]Molly[/name] [name]Aster[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] – I agree with everything you said about [name]Molly[/name] as far as aging and matching with your last name. I don’t think that [name]Molly[/name] [name]Aster[/name] will age better though, so I’d prefer just [name]Aster[/name] or just [name]Molly[/name]. The more I think about it, the more I realize that [name]Molly[/name] might age pretty well.

  • [name]Tabitha[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] – This combo isn’t exciting to me. I guess that probably because [name]Tabitha[/name] isn’t my style.

  • [name]Mary[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] – I’m not really a fan of double-barrel names.

  • [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] (maybe nn [name]Penny[/name] [name]Anne[/name], but S.O. and I like the full bit, too) – Haha, so after I just said I don’t like double-barrel names…I love this one! :slight_smile: [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name] just has a really nice ring to it even though it is a lot of name.

  • [name]Calliope[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] – [name]Calliope[/name] is so fun and rhythmic and I really like it with [name]Louise[/name]!

  • [name]Clotilde[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] – [name]Clotilde[/name] isn’t my style, but I can definitely see the appeal.

  • [name]Enid[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] – I don’t like the sound of this one.

  • [name]Philippa[/name] [name]Renee[/name] [name]Smith[/name] (nn [name]Pippy[/name] or [name]Pip[/name]) – This is so pretty! And the nns [name]Pippy[/name] and [name]Pip[/name] are really cute. :slight_smile:

So, my favorites are (in no particular order) [name]Philippa[/name] [name]Renee[/name], [name]Calliope[/name] [name]Louise[/name], [name]Aster[/name] [name]Louise[/name], and [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name].

If you like abstract noun names, I’ve been kind of obsessed with [name]Mercy[/name] recently. [name]Mercy[/name] [name]Louise[/name] [name]Smith[/name] is kind of cool.

Of your choices, I really like [name]Calliope[/name] and [name]Philippa[/name].

I like all of these, but I’m with the other posters who are not digging the double barrels. I also think that [name]Molly[/name], [name]Penny[/name] [name]Anne[/name], and [name]Mary[/name] [name]Helen[/name], while all very sweet, lack the punch of her brothers’ names. What about:

[name]Aster[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Calliope[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Philippa[/name] [name]Helen[/name]

Can I first just compliment you on your sons’ names? [name]Ulysses[/name] [name]George[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name] [name]James[/name] are quite distinguished and handsome.

[name]Tabitha[/name], [name]Clotilde[/name], and [name]Enid[/name] stand out to me for [name]Ulysses[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name]'s sister. I supposed [name]Philippa[/name] could work as well, but to me the others either don’t stand out the way [name]Ulysses[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name] do or just feel stylistically mismatched. My top vote goes to [name]Clotilde[/name] [name]Louise[/name]. Good luck!

[name]Mary[/name] [name]Helen[/name] [name]Loise[/name] [name]Smith[/name]. Sooo classic and so beautiful. Great choice!

I like [name]Calliope[/name], [name]Phillipa[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] with [name]Ulysses[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name]. I also agree with the suggestion of [name]Aster[/name] [name]Louise[/name].

Thank you for your input, everyone!

@southern.maple: Aw, thank you! Handsome names for handsome boys! I think [name]Clotilde[/name] and [name]Enid[/name] match well, too, but still seem to lack the pop of the boys’ names. Maybe we’ll do [name]Aster[/name] as a first, it just seems like such a quiet name, and as uppity as [name]Ulysses[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name] are, they have a loudness to them that I like.

@peppersprout: [name]Mercy[/name] is lovely, but I wonder if it’s much more…literal than the boys’ names? I have thought about [name]Clemence[/name].

@sunshine10: Isn’t here something kind of lovely about [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name]? I know it’s a bit mismatched, and that [name]Penelope[/name] doesn’t really go with [name]Anne[/name], but it has a spunk too it that I really adore. I’ve also consider [name]Aster[/name] [name]Anne[/name] and just [name]Anne[/name] (but too plain and boring, I worry). [name]Philippa[/name] [name]Renee[/name] I do like. A little [name]Pippy[/name] running about could be so cute!

@tk.: Yeah. [name]Ulysses[/name] and [name]Bishop[/name] seem to have a lot of punch on their own, without the middles, and I’ve been having a hard time finding a girl name that delivers a similar punch, but meets all my other criteria (Biblical, mythologial, or nouny).

@lori johnson: Thank you for those suggestions! [name]Abigail[/name] is really pretty! I’ve also been digging [name]Amabel[/name].

@malk: [name]Aster[/name] would work as a first, huh? I wonder why that didn’t really occur to me. I wonder that it’s maybe too quiet.

Thoughts on [name]Aster[/name] [name]Anne[/name] (double first), [name]Clemence[/name], or [name]Beatrix[/name]?

That’s funny, [name]Aster[/name] doesn’t strike me as a quiet first name. I prefer it on its own (not with [name]Anne[/name]). [name]Clemence[/name] isn’t my style, and I don’t automatically think that its a girl when I see it with your other children’s names. [name]Beatrix[/name] is cool and I like it a lot with your son’s names!

I just realized that [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] [name]June[/name] would also be really nice and you may find they go better together.

Some other names that have an element of loudness:
[name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Della[/name]
[name]Samara[/name] (same rhythm as [name]Samantha[/name])
[name]Jessamine[/name]
[name]Romilly[/name]

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Anne[/name] is my favorite. I think [name]Mary[/name] [name]Ellen[/name] sounds better than [name]Mary[/name] [name]Helen[/name], but that’s just personal preference.

With double first names, I tend to like two popular names put together. I don’t think you’ll like any of them, but these are my favorites:

[name]Emma[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Anne[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Sarah[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]