EnglishLilyParticipant8 months, 3 weeks ago
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. TA!
What do you think??
- This topic was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by EnglishLily. Reason: mistype
embraParticipant8 months, 3 weeks ago
Welcome! I love Nolan and Clara.
lcd1912Participant8 months, 2 weeks ago
Jace, Nolan and Adelaide get my vote!
TheWishingStarParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
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!!
Brilliant! Thanks lcd1913 ;D
Loved your detailed reply TheWishingStar. Gave me the insights I was looking for.
TwoSapphiresParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
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.
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.
ashthedreamerParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
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!
Ashthedreamer–I like Hugo but its already in use by a cousin who has a Hugo Emmanuel Thanks for your input!!
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.
embraParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
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.
yellowwattsParticipant8 months, 2 weeks ago
I like Rhys and Adelaide (nn Adel(e) or Heidi).
MyosotisParticipant8 months ago
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.
jessicapavParticipant7 months, 3 weeks ago
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.
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??
kimihaParticipant7 months, 3 weeks ago
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
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