High: family outing!! We pulled the kids in their wagon about .5 mi, went out for lunch, watched them play in a street-level fountain in their bathing suits (ok in this fountain), and then got ice cream.
Low: I’m supposed to be doing work now to prepare for a presentation tomorrow.
I think Veronica Jade would be cute and kind of sassy, but something that would still age well.
Assuming we are supposed to pick one from each pair, I like:
*Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae.)
Aryanna Paige Khalski(Ari.)
Anastasia Mae Khalski(Ana Mae.)
*Penelope Saige Khalski(Penny.)
Amelia Paige Khalski(Lia.)
Caroline Alayna Khalski
Raelynn Faith Khalski(Rae.)
Alayna Joy Khalski(Lane. Ally.)
Juliana Delaney Khalski(Jules. Julie. Ana.)
Juliette Davina Khalski(Jules. Julie.)
Victoria Delaney Khalski(Vicky. Tori.)
*Veronica Charlotte Khalski(Ronny. Charlie.)
Savannah Lynn Khalski(Savvy.)
Davina Jade Khalski (D.J)
The ones I starred are my favorites.
As is, I like these the best:
Charlotte Mae Khalski(Charlie Mae would be cute.)
Veronica Delany Khalski
If I could mix up the names, I think these would be cute:
Victoria Delaney (nn Vicki Lane?)
I also think having a few shorter options for mns couldn’t hurt to help the full name to flow better.
Another thought, if you used Cordelia, you could nn Delia, which is fairly close to Delilah without being the same name. Or you could go with Cori, Cora etc. as nns. I think Cordelia Mae would be adorable – Delia Mae? Cori Mae?
Congratulations! Those are some great names.
For boys names the ones I really like are:
I think Leo goes the best with Charles. Runners up Isaac or William.
Of your girls names, I really like (with comments to the side:
Amelie – pretty and French as I think Charles is, but similar to the ever-popular Emily
Leah – nice, classic. Unusually for me, I actually like the non-traditional Lia better.
Tessa – Pretty. Less of a classic than Charles, but I really like it.
Georgia -Sweet, versatile. Not sure it goes great with Charles.
Lauren – I love this name and think it goes well with Charles. It might be slightly dated. Laurel might be a good alternative too.
Francesca – pretty, versatile.
With Charles, I think I like Amelie, Tessa, and Lauren best.
You have a lot of good names on your list! Here are my thoughts (the starred ones are my favorites):
Davina – not my style
Anastasia – A beautiful name, but it brings up images of either Twenty shades or doomed Russian royalty.
Raelynn – The closest I’ve heard to this name is Raylan the (male) main character on the TV show Justified. I think it is pronounced in a similar way. That aside, I think it’s cute on a little girl, but may not age well.
*Penelope – Very pretty and Penny is a cute nn. Nell or Nelly would work too.
Aryanna – Very nice. I prefer the Arianna spelling though
Emmaleigh – Pretty. However, she will still look up every time the teacher calls on one of the 20 other Emilys in her class, and no one will know how to spell it.
Alayna – ok
*Juliana – love it
Delaney – cute as a mn
*Juliet – I love this name. Would he go for it more spelled as Juliette do you think?
*Victoria – Beautiful! I prefer Vicki or Vicky over Tori as a nn.
*Veronica – cute and sassy, but would still age well
*Meredith – pretty and classic
Valentina – pretty
Esmeralda- makes me think of a witch
Savannah(Savvy? Vannah? Van?) – ok, but I like many of your other options much better. Savannah feels a bit trendy to me.
I like Lindsay best & Nora second best. Isabel is a lovely name, but if you are looking for something unusual, it would be best to look elsewhere. As TwoSapphires mentioned, it is wildly popular right now. Nora is pretty in sound, but it makes me think of “neither…nor”, which gives it a vaguely negative feel for me.
I actually like talking about politics and religion with friends and family, and have people with a wide range of views in my life (my parents and husband are about as far away on the spectrum as you can get). We manage to talk to one another respectfully, and many times, I learn a point of view that I wouldn’t not have thought of on my own, which I love. I just really really dislike how polarized and hateful things have become generally in our country. And I totally agree that it is annoying when completely innocuous stories become about what is wrong with the “other” party in the comments section.
@TwoSapphires, I think that second article reflects my reality more than the first one does. I purposely picked a spouse who wouldn’t constantly agree with me and say “whatever you want to do” to everything I asked. I had boyfriends like that and it drove me nutty. I always wound up feeling like I was dragging them to things they didn’t really want to go to because I couldn’t trust them to be honest with me about what they did want. Guys like that become enablers to all your darkest sides too I think. My relationship with my husband sometimes has conflict in it, but we love each other like crazy and are generally pretty straight with each other about our own needs. That way feels more real and sustainable to me in the long run.
Sara, I do agree of course, that we shouldn’t go the other way and never think about the other person. The first article was a nice thought, and I appreciate the sentiment. I agree that there needs to be a happy medium! I also think that when kids come into the picture, in many ways, it can’t be mainly about either spouse for a while, because so much energy is needed to keep the kids alive, happy, and growing into people we will be excited to have around us for a lifetime.
I like Reeve far better than your other options. Drake is ok. Trey to me is a nn for the third generation of the same name (whatever – Junior – Trey). I don’t care for Cash alone or as a sibset with Cade.
We didn’t have specific colors really. We got married in a garden too, so we didn’t have much decorating to do. The flowers we carried were various blues, pinks, and purples. There were red flower petals on the tables with white table cloths, and I just asked my brides maids to choose a nice black, street length dress they liked so they actually could wear it again. Their body types were all different and I didn’t care whether they all wore the same thing. They don’t match in real life either
Congrats, Auntie! I think Andrew or Owen would go nicely.
I have only ever met one Lindsay in the U.S. I don’t find it at all flamboyant and I like it better than Shelly or Shelby. Bay is sometimes used as a girl’s name too, and means, well…a bay – an inlet of ocean water. That could be a similar meaning to your own name if you are looking for that.
Luciana (nn Lucy)
Katerina (nn Kate)
Since it seems as though you like more unusual names, how about:
Lindsay is a nice name. If you are looking for other names that aren’t very girly (can work for either sex but I think of more for girls) some thoughts might be Avery, Morgan, Sage, or Jordan. A few names that are exclusively for girls but aren’t wildly popular and that I don’t see as super girly-girl are Celia or Caroline. Charlotte, Scarlett, and Madeline are a bit more popular now, but still nice I think.
With a longer first and last name, I think a one syllable middle would sound best. It’s hard to go princess-y with one syllable, but how about one of these:
Eve * I actually love this as a mn.
Gem * doesn’t get more princess-y than that.
And if you can get past the K sound:
What do you and DH think about Ephraim? It seems like it might be up your alley as well. I hope he is recovering well and not in too much pain!
Woo-hoo! For the first time yesterday, when I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas, I got an answer that is actually a plausible gift. She said she wanted a car. When I asked her warily what kind of car she said, “a toy car”. I think I can manage that.
Delilah is a pretty name. Here are some possibilities for mns: