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    I recently met a girl named English (that’s her FN!) and I thought that was really bizarre. I also came across siblings named Matthias and Lennox today, and I thought that was a really cool sibset! I assume they’re both boys, but I’ve heard Lennox used on a girl, too, so I’m not really sure. Either way, it’s a really cool sibset…

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    Och, no! I’m still not terribly worried–Casper the Friendly Ghost seems pretty mild, as far as teasing goes, anyhow!–but it is good to know.

    Anyone want to offer up any combo ideas? So far I’ve tossed around Caspar Elliot, Caspar Leo, Caspar William, and Caspar Daniel, but I’m not sure I’m wowed by any of them. I already have the second middle picked out (it’s a family name).

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    Names I’ve heard lately:

    Tess
    Cecily
    Gemma
    Loretta (probably really old-fashioned, but I know someone who recently had a daughter named Loretta Daisy, and I thought that was adorable! I would love to meet a little Loretta nn Lottie. :))
    Caroline

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    @CecillieMarie – You’re in Europe, though, yeah? I think the situation is quite different here. Every time I hear Caspar brought up, it’s always followed by “the ghost?!” But it’s not known widely by children at all, so I don’t think it’d be a problem for his age group, just mine (and generations before mine!). I just think Caspar’s really cool. It has a lot of history and vintage feelings, but still fits in with a lot of the modern sort of names that are in right now–stuff like Jasper, River, Caspian, Cassius, Spencer, Hunter, etc.

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    B – Boaz, Beau, Brice, Brody, Bailey, Booker, Beckett, Benjamin, Benedict/Benedikt

    F – Flynn, Finnian, Finley, Florian

    H – Hadley, Hugo, Holden, Hudson, Henry

    J – Jack, Josiah, Joseph, Julian, James(on), Jude/Judah (and I’m starting to like Jensen, too!)

    M – Magnus, Micah, Max, Matthew

    R – Ryder/Rider, Riley, Rowan, Ronan, Rory, Rhys… I’m sure there are much more. I rather like a lot of “R” names. I think it’s probably got to do with all the “R” alliteration used in my family!

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    I like Elise a lot! I always find it just right–the right balance of strength and sweetness (almost frilliness!) and spunk, but then, I try to pair it up and nothing seems quite right. :/ I love Elise for you, though; I think William, Alexander, and Elise are perfection! I think Liesey/Lisey is an ADORABLE nn, and Ella is sweet, too (I can’t get behind Ellie, I’m afraid!), but I like just Elise on its own. I would probably use Lisey for a little girl, though; I think it’s just the cutest thing ever. :)

    I was prepared to vote for Julia, because I really love it, too, but now that I’m talking about Elise, I’m starting to lean toward that! I try to repress my love for it since Isabelle’s my top choice, and I feel like Elizabeth variants shouldn’t overrun my list (if I didn’t care, I’m sure Elise, Lisette, Eliza, Eliska, and Lillian would all be there!), but when I start to really think about it, I notice how truly great she is. :) Any MN ideas? I think that would sway me, one way or the other. If not, I really like Elise Susanna and Julia Charlotte for you…

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    From these I like Elijah Samuel and Elijah Dominic the best! I like Elijah Daniel, too, but it feels really predictable, as both names are very nearly (if not already) top 10 names. I always liked Elijah Henry, too.

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    I love Magnus! Yeah, it’s a pretty big celeb hit, but I still think it’s a great name. It reminds me of a Scandinavian guy, strong and stoic and kind in his gruff sort of way. I can see him being a soccer player, too, haha, and having a thick accent, but behind all of everything, he’s definitely kind and intelligent!

    I know of someone who has a little Leo Magnus, and I think that’s brilliant! I would love to meet a little Magnus. I think you could get away with Max as a nn, too, if it feels like too much name.

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    I love Adora, so I feel like Adorina just might be TOO over-the-top. Adora is frilly enough as it is! I would go with Adora; you could still call her Addy or Dori/Dora. Adorina is pretty, though, and definitely unusual. It seems more namey and less pretentious than Adora, maybe, but I still like Adora more. :)

    Good luck!

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    Is this because of the post about my coworker? I have to say, I have fallen in love with it after typing it so much, too. :) My coworker’s daughter’s name is actually pronounced like ADD-ah-LEE-ah, but I would probably say ah-DAHL-yah/ah-DAHL-ee-ah, too. I think it’s lovely. I love the nns Addy and Lia.

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    Actually, I could see that prn. for Angelyn. Was she Latina? I know a lot of little girls with names like Mariangelys (Mary-Angelise), Noralys (Nor-Elise), etc., etc. I don’t think it’s very logical for English, but for Hispanic-American families, it definitely would be. Then again, people try to say Emmeline and Madeline like Emma-lyn and Mad-eh-lyn, and that just drives me batty, sooo… I can sort of see where you’re coming from.

    I heard Nadia again lately, and it made me grin like an idiot. I love Nadia so much! I really need to find a spot for it on my name.

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    I’ve always LOVED the idea of Violet Esther and Lila Esther, if I didn’t want to use two middles and Esther was a family name. I don’t really love it enough to use it personally, but I’ve always thought Violet Esther and Lila Esther were great combos. I love the suggestions of Zoe Esther and even Madeleine Esther (or Madeline; I much prefer Madeleine!), too.

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    I like Katherine, Rebecca, and Isabel best, as I feel they’re the most classic. There’s nothing wrong with dated names, but I think a lot of people aren’t terribly fond of them because they’re tired of hearing them. So I would avoid Jessie/Jessica, Lindsay, Melody, Kathy, Angela, etc., for that reason. Isabel and Katherine are very in style now, and Rebecca is fairly classic. So either one of those would get my vote. Isabelle is my favorite girls’ name, so I obviously like Isabel best, but Catherine is also on my list and I really like Rebecca, so I feel like any of them would be ideal (I also love the idea of Isabel Rebecca or Isabel Katherine as a full combo!).

    Good luck!

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    I like it okay. I think Roo and Bea are adorable nns, and Ruby is just lovely and spunky and sweet on its own. Maybe it helps that it has family ties for me, but I like Ruby a lot. I don’t LOVE it, but I do like it a lot.

    From the rest of your list, I LOVE Lily (this spelling, though), and like Rose quite a bit (only for the nn Rosie; I’m not terribly fond of just Rose, but I love Rosie! I prefer Rosalie and Rosamund for the full name).

    Good luck!

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    One of my former bosses had her baby today! Her husband–who I also work with–had explained the name to me before, so I was expecting it, but I’m happy to announce, anyway. Baby Arya Beckett [surname] made her debut bright and early at 2-something this morning! Beckett for Samuel Beckett, who Arya’s daddy is a huge fan of (and apparently was a big selling point in Arya’s mommy falling in love with him; I normally wouldn’t condone it, but I think the meaning behind Beckett is cute here), and Arya because he’s a huge GOT fan, and loves how strong and kick-butt Arya is in the series.

    Personally, I like Arya’s big half-sister’s name much more (Lydia!), but it definitely seems to suit them, and it’s a nice name without stealing any of my favorites, so I’m happy. :)

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    Just wanted to update this–I handed off a list (well, technically two lists, haha) to her on Sunday, and she and her boyfriend really love Hazel! I’m beyond excited; I think Adalia and Hazel are adorable together. Her boyfriend took the lists to look them over, so we’re still waiting to see if there’s others they’ll agree on, but I absolutely love Hazel; I can see her with a Hazel, and I would be totally excited to have a little Hazel in my life! When it comes to myself, I never seem to be able to commit to it myself. Just wanted to update you all on the situation. I figure I’ll be bumping this thread if she’s still looking for ideas in a wee bit. :)

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    I met an adorable baby girl today named Maxine. I had heard people were using it and liking it again, but I was even more turned off by it than I expected to be, unfortunately.

    And the newest influx of employees at work (just because they sound more like newborn babies than teenagers, haha!):

    Ana (her full name, I think, is so utterly gorgeous! Ana River@ F!ores. Isn’t it lovely?)
    Samuel (at least, I think that’s his full name)
    Lilia “Lily”
    Yonai (pronounced juh-NYE)
    Johnathan
    William “Will”
    Mia

    In general, I really love them! I feel so old, though, that teenagers have names like this which are so unlike the trendy names of my day, haha!

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    Evangeline Clara is nice! I considered Evangeline Clara Joy for my own list, actually.

    I’ve also tossed around Emmeline Clara, Rachel Clara, and Eva Clara (even Anna Clara, which is a family name on my dad’s side. Her full name was Anna Clara Elizabeth, which I always thought had the perfect blend of spunk and classicness and lush vintage-ness! It to this day is still one of my favorite combos. :)

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    Yes, haha, Lia is said like Leah. I think she just takes the direct spelling from her name, which I think is cool. :) I prefer Lia and Lea to Leah, anyhow.

    I’m thinking of suggesting Violet, too. I think Adalia and Violet are adorable, and Vivi or Lettie (even Lottie or Litty/Liddy?) might be cute nns.

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    I’m not a huge fan. It’s gaining a lot of traction, but with the Greek mythology ties, I just think it’s way too much for one little boy to carry (pun intended, lol.) I know of someone who has a Henry Atlas, and I think something like that works quite well.

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