Which do you prefer? Need help please.

These are our favourite names in the order of my most preferred - not my husband’s most preferred order. Opinions please.


  1. [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  2. [name]Clara[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  3. [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  4. [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Rosie[/name])
  5. [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Tilly[/name])
  6. [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bea[/name])
  7. [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Sylvie[/name])
  8. [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Ellie[/name])
  9. [name]Martha[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  10. [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  11. [name]Greta[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  12. [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Isolde[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  13. [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]


  1. [name]Tobias[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Toby[/name])
  2. [name]Fraser[/name] [name]Charlie[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  3. [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] (Patch)
  4. [name]Francis[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Frankie[/name])
  5. [name]Emile[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  6. [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  7. [name]Leonard[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Leo[/name])
  8. [name]Cuthbert[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bertie[/name])
  9. [name]Milo[/name] [name]Victor[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
  10. [name]Evander[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]

your top choices are my faves as well

  1. [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I’m not a fan of [name]Adeline[/name], but [name]Charlotte[/name] is lovely.

  2. [name]Clara[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I love [name]Clara[/name]! [name]Clara[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name] is too R-heavy, though, and I prefer [name]Rosalind[/name] anyway.

  3. [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I’m not a fan of [name]Georgiana[/name] or [name]Evelyn[/name], but there’s nothing really wrong with either name.

  4. [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Rosie[/name]): I love this one! It’s perfectly classic and elegant.

  5. [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Tilly[/name]): [name]Matilda[/name] is pretty; not a particular favorite, but it’s a nice combo.

  6. [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bea[/name]): I really like this, especially [name]Ivy[/name].

  7. [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Sylvie[/name]): [name]Sylvia[/name] is lovely, but [name]Grace[/name] is a filler middle name. It’s not a bad combo, though.

  8. [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Ellie[/name]): Very pretty and classic.

  9. [name]Martha[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I like [name]Rosemary[/name] a lot better than [name]Martha[/name], but it’s nice overall.

  10. [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: [name]Jemima[/name] isn’t really a favorite of mine, but it’s a fine name (though not the most usable if you’re in the US).

  11. [name]Greta[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I prefer [name]Greta[/name] as a nickname for [name]Margaret[/name], but I think it can stand alone pretty well.

  12. [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Isolde[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: [name]Lovely[/name] combo!

  13. [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I think the Y looks trendy, so I much prefer [name]Rosalind[/name] or [name]Rosaline[/name]. [name]Rosalind[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] would be gorgeous!

My favorites are [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] and [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Isolde[/name]. I would mix and match to make:

[name]Clara[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Isolde[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]

  1. [name]Tobias[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Toby[/name]): [name]Tobias[/name] is growing on me, and I think it’s a great name.

  2. [name]Fraser[/name] [name]Charlie[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: [name]Fraser[/name] is too surnamey for me, and for some reason it seems almost comical.

  3. [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] (Patch): The combo has a bit of a dated feel, but both names are fine.

  4. [name]Francis[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Frankie[/name]): I love [name]Frances[/name] for a girl, so I’m not big on [name]Francis[/name] for a boy. [name]Frankie[/name] is an adorable nickname though. I personally like [name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Frankie[/name].

  5. [name]Emile[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: [name]Emile[/name] would be too feminine sounding in the US, I think.

  6. [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: I’m not really a fan of [name]George[/name], but this is a really handsome combo.

  7. [name]Leonard[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Leo[/name]): I love [name]Leo[/name], but I don’t like [name]Leonard[/name].

  8. [name]Cuthbert[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bertie[/name]): I’d feel sorry for a boy named [name]Cuthbert[/name].

  9. [name]Milo[/name] [name]Victor[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: Very nice!

  10. [name]Evander[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]: [name]Evander[/name] is a huge guilty pleasure of mine, but I’m not sure if it would work in real life.

My favorites are [name]Tobias[/name] [name]Matthew[/name], [name]Milo[/name] [name]Victor[/name], and [name]Evander[/name] [name]George[/name].


  1. [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - Nice, but nothing special to me sorry. [name]Adela[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] would be much prettier I think.
  2. [name]Clara[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - I’m not a fan of [name]Clara[/name], and I don’t care for [name]Rosalyn[/name] much either. I think the ra-[name]Ro[/name] sound is a big difficult to say, too.
  3. [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - I get a huge Pride and Prejudice vibe from this, can’t really explain why. [name]Georgiana[/name] is just too frilly for me. [name]Georgia[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] is much nicer.
  4. [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Rosie[/name]) - [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] is lovely. [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] would also be lovely.
  5. [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Tilly[/name]) - I like the name [name]Matilda[/name] but I think it needs something a bit more distinctive than [name]Charlotte[/name] in middle spot.
  6. [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bea[/name]) - [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] is nice, I love the name [name]Beatrice[/name]. [name]Bea[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] is like “be home” though?
  7. [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Sylvie[/name]) - I love [name]Sylvia[/name], but [name]Grace[/name] feels way too filler for my tastes. Something spunkier needed.
  8. [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Ellie[/name]) - I love [name]Elizabeth[/name], but the I feel the same with this as for [name]Sylvia[/name]. [name]Elizabeth[/name] is such a pretty, classic name, I think it needs something fresher to liven it up.
  9. [name]Martha[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - To be honest, I hate [name]Martha[/name], but I love [name]Rosemary[/name].
  10. [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - This is okay, [name]Jemima[/name] doesn’t stand out much to me but [name]Catherine[/name] is always lovely.
  11. [name]Greta[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - I like [name]Greta[/name] only as a nickname for [name]Margaret[/name] or [name]Marguerite[/name]. [name]Charlotte[/name] still feels boring to me, sorry.
  12. [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Isolde[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - I love [name]Francesca[/name], but I think there might be pronunciation issues with [name]Isolde[/name].
  13. [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - Not a fan of [name]Rosalyn[/name] or [name]Charlotte[/name] sorry.
    Top three: [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Grace[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name].
    Switching up your combos a bit:
    [name]Rose[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
    [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
    [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
    [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Sylvia[/name]
    [name]Adela[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
    [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
  14. [name]Tobias[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Toby[/name]) - A nice flow, I like this one. The repeated S endings bothers me a little, but won’t be too noticeable if you plan to call him [name]Toby[/name] more often than not.
  15. [name]Fraser[/name] [name]Charlie[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - I hate nicknames as full names. [name]Fraser[/name] [name]Charles[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] would be a lot nicer.
  16. [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] (Patch) - Quite nice, I love [name]Patrick[/name], don’t like Patch for a nickname though sorry.
  17. [name]Francis[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Frankie[/name]) - [name]Love[/name] this, absolutely stunning.
  18. [name]Emile[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - [name]Don[/name]'t like [name]Emile[/name], sorry.
  19. [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - I love this name.
  20. [name]Leonard[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Leo[/name]) - [name]Love[/name] this name.
  21. [name]Cuthbert[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bertie[/name]) - Pretentious. [name]George[/name] is nice though.
  22. [name]Milo[/name] [name]Victor[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - [name]Milo[/name] is all dog to me. [name]Victor[/name] sounds nice with the last name.
  23. [name]Evander[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] - Not a huge fan of [name]Evander[/name], [name]Evan[/name] [name]George[/name] would be lovely though.
    Top three: [name]Francis[/name] [name]James[/name], [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Leonard[/name] [name]James[/name].

Switching up your combos a bit:
[name]Patrick[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Leo[/name] [name]Matthew[/name]
[name]George[/name] [name]Francis[/name]
[name]Victor[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Leonard[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name] [name]George[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] I’ve been helpful, even a little bit :slight_smile:

  • Kaybee

My choice would be [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] with sister [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name] but it would depend on future siblings as to what way I would go eg. If I chose [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] then her sister would be [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] but if I chose [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] then her sister would be [name]Stella[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] but if I chose [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Grace[/name] then her sister would be [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] nn [name]Tilly[/name] or if you chose [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] her sister would be [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name].

  1. [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] Has lovely old world charm
  2. [name]Clara[/name] [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] I am not a fan of [name]Clara[/name] but [name]Rosalyn[/name] is lovely
  3. [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] So pretty
  4. [name]Rose[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Rosie[/name]) Pretty but flow could be better
  5. [name]Matilda[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Tilly[/name]) [name]Love[/name] [name]Matilda[/name], it is a nice combo but I think [name]Matilda[/name] may be better with another middle
  6. [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bea[/name]) This has a lovely flow
  7. [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Sylvie[/name]) Not a fan of [name]Sylvia[/name] but love [name]Sylvie[/name] but would pair [name]Sylvie[/name] with a more French style middle name
  8. [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Ellie[/name]) I do not like [name]Elizabeth[/name] but [name]Eliza[/name] is very spunky and today
  9. [name]Martha[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] Not a fan of [name]Martha[/name] although I think that [name]Marta[/name] is a cute name with sister [name]Heidi[/name]
  10. [name]Jemima[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] I totally love you for choosing [name]Jemima[/name] and pairing it with the always beautiful [name]Catherine[/name]
  11. [name]Greta[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] Very spunky and would be good with [name]Heidi[/name]
  12. [name]Francesca[/name] [name]Isolde[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] Very feminine, love the style of [name]Francesca[/name] although I would not use it myself
  13. [name]Rosalyn[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] A nice combo but too plain for me


  1. [name]Tobias[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Toby[/name]) Fantastic I just love [name]Toby[/name] and it has great flow
  2. [name]Fraser[/name] [name]Charlie[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] The flow is off here [name]Fraser[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]James[/name] is better
  3. [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] (Patch) Very nice like the nn of [name]Paddy[/name]
  4. [name]Francis[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Frankie[/name]) not a fan of [name]Frank[/name]
  5. [name]Emile[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] Unless you have a sibling [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Heidi[/name], [name]Greta[/name] or [name]Lucien[/name] no to this one
  6. [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] [name]Just[/name] adore [name]Alexander[/name] and [name]George[/name] is okay but prefer in mn spot
  7. [name]Leonard[/name] [name]James[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Leo[/name]) I prefer [name]Leo[/name] [name]James[/name] I think it has more strength than [name]Leonard[/name] [name]James[/name]
  8. [name]Cuthbert[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] ([name]Bertie[/name]) If you want [name]Bertie[/name] I would not moniker a child [name]Cuthbert[/name] that is the nerdiest of names (sorry) I would have to suggest [name]Albert[/name] [name]George[/name] that sounds great
  9. [name]Milo[/name] [name]Victor[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] With a son named [name]Miles[/name] I would have to say I go with [name]Miles[/name] but with another middle eg [name]Miles[/name] [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Miles[/name] [name]Fraser[/name], [name]Miles[/name] [name]Stuart[/name]
  10. [name]Evander[/name] [name]George[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] If this was [name]Evan[/name] it would be a yes but no to [name]Evander[/name], my choice [name]Evan[/name] [name]Patrick[/name],[name]Evan[/name] [name]Fraser[/name], [name]Charlie[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] or [name]Charles[/name] [name]Patrick[/name]

all the best rollo

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Joined: [name]Sun[/name] Jul 25, 2010 11:23 am

With the last name [name]Holmes[/name], I would avoid given names with long O. In my opinion, the repeated long O overpowers (detracts attention from) the other sounds in the name.

I like [name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Grace[/name] & [name]Adeline[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]. My favorite first names from your list are [name]Francesca[/name], [name]Sylvia[/name], [name]Clara[/name], & [name]Georgiana[/name].

Other combos to consider:

[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
[name]Francesca[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
[name]Clara[/name] [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]
[name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]

For boys: I love [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Stuart[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] & [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] best!