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  • EnglishLily
    EnglishLily
    Participant

    I’m not preggers yet but my fiance & I are planning on starting a family sooner than later so that’s why I joined. I come from a large family with a lot of “recycled” names, mine included. But here’s the list of ideas I have thus far. :D TA!

    BOYS
    Jace
    Felix
    Hugh
    Dorian
    Simon
    Nolan
    Rhys

    GIRLS
    Evangeline
    Clara
    Alana
    Jael
    Lacey
    Imogen
    Anastasia
    Adelaide

    What do you think??

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by EnglishLily EnglishLily. Reason: mistype
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  • embra
    Participant

    Welcome! I love Nolan and Clara.

    EnglishLily
    EnglishLily
    Participant

    Thanks embra!!

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    Jace, Nolan and Adelaide get my vote!

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Jace – I prefer Jason, with Jace/Jase as a possilble nickname. Jace is cool, and I can see it on a kid or teen really well, but I just don’t think it ages well.
    Felix – I like it a lot! I would worry that it could come off as kind of goofy and cartoony to some people, or as a cat name, not a human one. But I’ve always thought it was a really cool name.
    Hugh – I like the name, I think it’s different and classy, but it kind of bothers me that it’s just one syllable without any real consonant sound. It seems incomplete – most people I can think of named Hugh, I know by Hugh -Last Name-, not just by Hugh.
    Dorian – I love it!! I added Dorian to my (long) list recently, I just rally like how it sounds. And it’s not too common. Definitely my fave of your boys names.
    Simon – I like the name, but I think the connection to “Simon Says” is unavoidable and could be really annoying for a kid growing up.
    Nolan – Not my style, but it’s nice.
    Rhys – Not a fan, I always just think of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Plus it’s so gender-neutral, but not in that awkward “using a boys name on a girl” sort of way. I dunno, I’m just not crazy about it.

    Evangeline – I tell people this a lot, but I really just do not like Evangeline. To me it’s painfully religious in tone, and it sounds far too much like just actually calling your kid “Evangelist”. Plus, it reads a lot like Evil Angel. A lot of people, especially on this site, like it a lot, and I know I’m in the minority, but I just cannot find a reason to like it.
    Clara – Simple and sweet. Clara’s a really pretty, classic name to me. Can’t really go wrong with it.
    Alana – I like Alana a lot! Though one concern would be that there are multiple spellings (I’ve heard Alanna the most often, though I think Alana is more common), and that it’s very similar to other names that are gaining popularity, like Elaina, Elena, Alayna, etc. I think Alana is really pretty, but you’d have to accept that the name may have to be spelled out for everyone.
    Jael – This seems like a fantasy-novel boys name to me. Definitely doesn’t have the classic and feminine appeal of your other girls names.
    Lacey – Cute, simple, a bit unique. Not my style, but I think it could be really nice.
    Imogen – Like Evangeline, a lot of people on here like it. I like that it’s something different, but it sounds like a contagious disease to me. I like it’s historical and literary value, but I don’t find the name at all attractive.
    Anastasia – Love it! Elegant, classic, and easy to find a nickname for (Ana/Anna, Annie, Stacy, etc.)
    Adelaide – Pretty, classic, and not very common these days. I like it, though it’s not my favorite.

    Hope that helps!!

    EnglishLily
    EnglishLily
    Participant

    Brilliant! Thanks lcd1913 ;D

    EnglishLily
    EnglishLily
    Participant

    Loved your detailed reply TheWishingStar. Gave me the insights I was looking for.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    BOYS
    Jace–I also like it better as a nickname and agree with pp that I’m not sure it ages well.
    Felix–NMS. Just a little odd-sounding to me.
    Hugh–Sounds a little old and stuffy to me.
    Dorian–Sounds very feminine to me.
    Simon–I love it.
    Nolan–I like it a lot.
    Rhys–I like it fairly well.

    GIRLS
    Evangeline–This is one of our top girl name choices. It does get mixed reception on this board; it’s remarkably popular on this board but it seems like some people (not just here but in general) find it very religious sounding and others just think it sounds classy/vintagey.
    Clara–Love! It would be a top choice if it weren’t rhymey with our LN.
    Alana–It’s OK, a little 1980s to me.
    Jael–Too close to Jail IMO..
    Lacey–Not a fan. Sounds very stripperish to me.
    Imogen–This name is increasing in popularity somewhat but I find it rather awkward-sounding.
    Anastasia–I like it quite a bit, though I think now it has a strong 50 Shades of Gray association so that might be a drawback.
    Adelaide–I kind of like this name, but I’m a little turned off by the “aide/laide” at the end. I like Adeline better.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I like Simon, Rhys, Evangeline, Clara, and Adelaide (although I agree–I prefer Adeline!). If Hugo was an option rather than Hugh, that would get my vote, as well!

    Nice list.

    EnglishLily
    EnglishLily
    Participant

    Thanks TwoSapphires!

    Ashthedreamer–I like Hugo but its already in use by a cousin who has a Hugo Emmanuel :) Thanks for your input!!

    EnglishLily
    EnglishLily
    Participant

    I DO WANT TO NOTE THAT JAEL IS BIBLICAL IN ORIGIN. Since Biblical names are popular, I wanted to find one that wasn’t as popular.


    embra
    Participant

    If you are looking for less common biblical boy names, one of these might fit:
    Ezra, Ephraim, Gideon, Ezekiel (nn Zeke), or Abram. At least I think they are all bible names. I especially like Gideon and Abram, personally.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I like Rhys and Adelaide (nn Adel(e) or Heidi). :)

    Myosotis
    Myosotis
    Participant

    I love boy names that end in -ian/-eon and Dorian’s on my list as well. Along the same lines I also like Fabian, Gideon and Philon (Fee-lon), and out of your girls list my favourite has to be Imogen.

    jessicapav
    jessicapav
    Participant

    BOYS
    Jace – picking up a lot of popularity. My husband’s name is Jace, most people think that either he said “Jason” or that it is short for “Jason”, though the increase in use will probably knock this problem out in the future
    Felix – I love virtue names, this is one of my favorites. It sounds classic, dashing, fun-loving
    Hugh – not a big fan. Sounds old, and I agree with others – it’s strange that it’s just a sound…
    Dorian – nice, old fashioned, but not too much so. The only association I can give it is The Picture of Dorian Gray. I think that will be what most people think of, so if you do name your son this you should read/re-read the book to make sure that’s an okay association with you.
    Simon – love it, old fashioned but gaining ground. Certainly has a “smart” connotation
    Nolan – not my taste at all.
    Rhys – I’m not a huge fan of this name, but I do prefer this spelling.

    GIRLS
    Evangeline – Beautiful. It does sound “biblical” or “Christian” but where that word comes from is “good news” which, is beautiful no matter your religion
    Clara – pretty and classic. Though I feel it is really close to Clare, which seems to me to be very popular (so that’s a down point for me)
    Alana – I’ve never known this name, but it does have a beautiful sound.
    Jael – excellent woman in the Bible, especially if your little girl turns out to be BA. Unfortunately for us English speakers it is very similar to “jail”
    Lacey – don’t really like it. Very frilly, insubstantial.
    Imogen – on my list also. Just love it for many reasons. Though if I use it, I will be nervous that people will find it too old fashioned and strange. I like it much better than the “Imo-gene” form of the name.
    Anastasia – pretty, but I don’t like all the nick names (disclaimer: I don’t really like name diminutives at all)
    Adelaide – lovely and old fashioned. Not too strange or unknown.

    What do you think??


    kimiha
    Participant

    Jace .i like jace. its cute and cool sounding
    Felix i dont like this. sounds dorky
    Hugh dont care for it.
    Dorian eh i want to like it but i dont that much
    Simon i like simon. simple, yet uncommon
    Nolan never been a fan of nolan
    Rhys this spelling looks girly and kind of confusing. i think reese is much better. this is a nice uncommon masculine name. dnt know why its used for girls

    GIRLS
    Evangeline this is the most beautiful grand fabulous name
    Clara very sweet and pretty
    Alana dont like for some reason
    Jael dont know how to say this. kind of looks like jail too
    Lacey this is cute. i like it
    Imogen cool old fashioned name
    Anastasia too long but its not a bad name
    Adelaide kind of reminds me of lemonade but its a cool name that i think is coming back into style

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