ashthedreamerParticipant5 minutes ago
I always liked Giselle as a middle! I always find it really hard to pair up, but I still like it. It reminds me of Enchanted, haha. My favorite combo for it was always Hannah Giselle (still like that combo!), but I also like Claire Giselle and Opal Giselle. I really like Cora Giselle from your options!
ashthedreamerParticipant1 hour, 36 minutes ago
It won’t let me edit to add this, but I was just watching HIMYM with my dad, and Lily and Marshall end up having baby number 2! I think the show’s been going down the tubes this season, but I’m intrigued by the baby names. Baby 1 was Marvin, after Marshall’s dad, who had recently passed, and now their daughter is Daisy. I wonder if that has any significance? I do love Daisy for them, though! But Marvin and Daisy seem so mismatched! And Ted’s kids end up being Penelope “Penny” and Luke. Which are totally him and the mother, too.
I’m always intrigued by the names characters choose on TV shows!
ashthedreamerParticipant2 hours, 42 minutes ago
Grace Eleanora! What a great name! All the others are lovely, and I’d love to see you with a Jack or a Jameson, but I’m swooning over Grace Eleanora here! It’s lovely. For what it’s worth, I still really want to see you with a Lydia. Do you still like that? It seems so perfect for you, for some reason!
ashthedreamerParticipant2 hours, 43 minutes ago
General Lee?! I think that’s a lot to live up to, for one, but it also sounds like Generally! Who wants to be known as Generally?!
I am not a huge fan of Rowdy, either, but I know of a family with two boys, Easton and Rowdy. I think they live in the midwest. It’s an intriguing cowboy name, but I wouldn’t go near it with a 10-foot pole, personally. :/
I was driving my sister home from school today when I saw a huge banner hanging in someone’s yard of my hometown: “Welcome Home Cyrus!” I kid you not, I nearly started bawling right there. Apparently he was a soldier home from the Middle East after serving a tour of duty. I get really sappy when it comes to details about the military, haha, and och! Cyrus. What a great name for a soldier (what a great name in general!).
ashthedreamerParticipant2 days, 1 hour ago
Came across these today:
Miani/Mianny (mee-AHN-ee; not sure how it was spelled? She was a little cutie, though!)
Rinher (rhymes with “miner”. Not sure where they got it, but I rather liked it! He was a cute kid, and it doesn’t come across as totally made up. In fact, spelled Rhyner, I would assume it was preppy and German. IDK, there’s something about it that I like)
Also, my sister’s boyfriend’s family know’s someone who recently welcomed an Isis Genevieve. I’m not a fan of mythology names, but Isis is unusual at least. I like Iris much more. Both my sister and I found it ironic that his family were making fun of Isis (apparently, they thought it was awful), but her boyfriend’s niece is Rydia (my sister, and I quote, said that Rydia “is just begging to be an STD.” hahaha!).
ashthedreamerParticipant4 days, 3 hours ago
I am really loving Charlotte Iris Madeleine now! le sigh. I always have issues with Charlotte, though, and I’m afraid this won’t stick.
Any other ideas for Odilia Lily? I think it’s the one name I want to use most from the last batch of crushes I’ve discovered, and I love Odilia Lily together (or even Odilia Claire, but I like Odilia Lily more), but I haven’t found anything like like better than Grace Odilia Lily. IDK, I just seem to be stuck. :/
ashthedreamerParticipant4 days, 6 hours ago
I think Sylvie is sweet and French and chic, but honestly, I prefer the more classic, international Sylvia. There’s just something much more appealing about it to me. Sylvie is nice, though. I wouldn’t be UNhappy to meet a little Sylvie. I just like Sylvia more.
ashthedreamerParticipant4 days, 11 hours ago
I love Daniel and Benjamin! But I’m not sure about Rory Daniel or Rory Benjamin? I’ll have to give it some thought. Someone else just suggested Rory Dominic to me, and I’m really liking that. I’m also thinking about Rory Edmund, maybe? For my sister’s initials (RE).
ashthedreamerParticipant6 days, 5 hours ago
Rory! It only adds one letter, but it’s so charming and quirky. I would love to meet a little boy named Rory.
I think Royce is nice, too, and has “Roy” right there, but I like Rory better, personally. There’s Royal, too, but that’s a bit… royal?
I looked it up, and Roy is an Anglicization of the Scottish name Ruadh (pronounced like Roy). In Scottish it means “red” and sometimes it is mistaken for the French word for king “roi” (pronounced rwah with the throaty French “R” that is almost all phlegm and no actual sound. ). Rory originated from Ruadh and the Irish word for king “ri” being smushed together (hence, ruadhri). So it doesn’t just look similar–Roy and Rory are related. There’s also the Scottish (Irish) diminutive of Roy/Ruadh, Ruadhan, which is pronounced ROO-awn, which I thought was really cool, until I realized how much it sounds like “ruin” in English, and I’m not sure I’d want to go there–not just because of the sound, but because I doubt anybody would get the spelling right.
I think Rory (or even Royce/Royal) would make a great option, though, and I love the sound of Rory James Randolph!
ashthedreamerParticipant6 days, 12 hours ago
I actually really, really like alliteration. I am not sure I have any on my list, but when it works, it really works! All of my siblings (and my dad!) all have alliteration with our surname, whether it’s FN or MN (John ROBERT R., REBECCA Eileen R., Natalie RUTH R., even my grandmother, RUTH Mae R (before she got remarried)). It almost seems like a family tradition that I missed out on! I joke with my mom that she should have named me Ashley Rose to keep up with the tradition.
It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll keep my surname by the time I have kids (unless I adopt alone, then I’d definitely have kids with my surname), but I have seriously considered several “R” names. There’s not a TON I love, but I like the idea of keeping it all in the family. Rue, Ruby, Rachel, Rory (boy), Rhys, River(s), Rowan… I just don’t think I could use Rory with my current surname, as it’s already really “R” heavy. Rory R____?
I remember a member on here from YEARS ago (probably about 4 years now) who named her daughter Aurora Aislinn. I thought that was the most perfect thing ever! Aurora Aislinn, Aurora Aislinn, Aurora Aislinn. I love it still, to this day.
ashthedreamerParticipant1 week, 1 day ago
Isabelle Aurora Grace
Everett Joshua Charles
LOVE Susanna “Zanna” and Leo! So cool.
I’ve also been really crushing on Emmeline and Rory lately. I think they make such a charming duo, too!
ashthedreamerParticipant1 week, 1 day ago
Cian/Kian? Nope, haha. Then again, I knew a Filipina girl named Kathryn, nn Kian, in college, so I just am confused by Cian in general, lol (her sister was Charlene nn Shy, which also confuses me, lol!). I do love Ciaran and Cillian, though.
I am not as sure about Isabelle and Rory as I was before, but I don’t think they go BAD together. I’m also in love with the idea of Emmeline, Charlotte, and Rory as siblings. Emma/Emmy, Lottie, and Rory. How cute is that?!
I’ve loved Lucian for years! I can imagine it’d get a lot of hate, but I love it, and Juliette and Lucian are great together.
ha! LCD, I love Irish names for boys. Declan’s on my list, and I’ve considered Rory, Killian, and Ciaran seriously. I just don’t like Irish girls’ names, lol. I’m seriously thinking of actually adding Rory–I adore it, and I think Emmeline and Rory, or Isabelle and Rory, would be adorable together!
I LOVE Catherine! I prefer the “C” spelling (more reminiscent of Jane Austen! ), but I love Katherine in many of her forms, and I think Kate is sweet. I have Catherine nn Kit on my list, but Katherine/Catherine has a plethora of lovely nicknames. I’d love to meet a little Katherine/Catherine, and William, Alexander, and Catherine are perfect together!
ashthedreamerParticipant1 week, 5 days ago
I adore Emmeline! I usually don’t care for Phoebe or Ceridwen, but I do like them all together. Phoebe Ceridwen has a lovely vibe to it. I like just Emmeline Phoebe, too, but I think I prefer the fuller feel of Emmeline Phoebe Ceridwen. I’m not sure I’m crazy about the repeated -n endings of Emmeline Ceridwen, though.
ashthedreamerParticipant1 week, 5 days ago
Erm, no, I’ve not heard of her at all, actually! But I absolutely love Rachel Praise!
A few others I’ve been saving up (since I don’t want to be the only one commenting on this for DAYS, lol…):
Georgine (although I keep seeing it spelled Georjean, so I’m not sure if that’s how it’s actually spelled, or if that’s just how people keep misspelling it…)
Corinna (I’ve seen this several times, actually!)
I was so psyched to see Rory on a guy! I love Rory.
I came across a baby name troll who claimed to have a Michaela nn Aela (AY-lah) once, and I thought that was intriguing. I think the spelling was rather odd, too, like Mikaela or something. But still, I rather like it as a name. It has a pretty sound, and the pronunciation seems more intuitive to me than Ayla (which I can never tell if it’s supposed to be AY-lah or EYE-lah…). I could easily see either prn., though–AY-lah or ay-ELL-ah.
I like Isaiah as a middle, but in general, I much prefer Elijah. So I would keep Elijah, and move Isaiah to the MN spot, maybe? I do think it’s too close to have them together, although I’m of the opinion that more than one -a(h) Biblical boys’ name in a sibset (at least as FNs–I’m not opposed to using one up front and one in the middle) is too matchy–Ezra, Elijah, Jonah, Judah, Isaiah, Noah, Micah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. They just come off as really matchy to me.
I do love Atticus, though, and I think it’d fit really well on your list!
I agree that Breyer seems much more masculine, but ha, I can’t stop craving ice cream.
I know of a family who has a little boy named Bryar (this spelling), and that seems slightly more masculine to me. I just see Briar and think of the Disney princess. I came across the combo Charlotte Briar a while ago and I thought it was the most quirky, beautiful thing, and I find it hard to see Briar on a boy now, too. I do sort of like Briar Samuel and Briar Alexander, though.