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  • TheWishingStar
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    Some interesting ones. Some I met, others from a list I’m skimming:
    Mauriana – I’m not sure if how it’s pronounced, she sits behind me in a class and I saw it written. I’m assuming it’s not quite like Mariana, though, right?
    Ceilan – pronounced like Kellan, female. Met her a while ago but had no idea how to spell it til now.
    Anastasia – on an older woman who goes by the full name. I love it.
    Gabrielle – nickname Rie, which I thought was pretty cool.
    Orville
    Glen – male
    Elegance – male.
    Jasmon – female
    Huxley
    Leland
    Jadah
    Claudine
    Varley
    Chiara
    Lyon
    Rio
    Wolfgang
    Ronna
    Kirie
    King
    Ilya
    Amaryllis
    Lenore
    Ileana
    LaEsha
    Channing
    Annelle
    Allegra
    Taira

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
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    Harrison’s probably a pretty easy name to match with. Just avoid anything too bizarre, or anything else ending in -son, especially for girls, and you’ll probably be okay. Seems like you like more classic, timeless names. Abigail is a lovely name! I’m not crazy about just Jack, I prefer Jackson, and I think that if you have Harrison nn Harry, people will assume Jack is a nickname too.

    What about:

    Amelia
    Charlotte
    Joanna
    Elizabeth
    Claire
    Victoria
    Caroline
    Olivia
    Sarah
    Elise
    Molly
    Katherine
    Hannah
    Emily

    Joseph
    Jonathan
    Patrick
    Daniel
    Graham
    Oliver
    James
    Karl
    Benjamin
    Samuel
    Noah
    Ethan

    Let us know what you think and if you like any names suggested, and people will suggest some more that go along with that style.

    TheWishingStar
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    Definitely cora-line. I pronounce all the -line names like Line, though, because LOGIC. I know the English language is a mess with pronunciations, but the Lynn pronunciations on all of them make me so mad, because almost always, there’s a spelling variant that actually ends in -lyn. Spell names the way you want them to be pronounced or your child is going to have to correct people forever…
    Also, there’s a book/movie called Coraline, and it’s pronounced that way. It was pretty well known a few years back, I feel like it’s way less popular now though…

    That said, I like Coraline, but I like just Cora a lot more. I like Coraline a lot more than Caroline, though, I think it’s pretty. But it doesn’t have the same spunkiness to me that just Cora does.

    TheWishingStar
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    Levi Andrew, on a kid whose mom was not happy with him while out shopping today, and Benjamin Lee, another new Facebook acquaintance baby.

    TheWishingStar
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    I like Jesse a lot! Definitely a cool boys name. And I like Jessie for a girl, though I definitely don’t see it as especially “girly.” It’s a cool name either way. And it’s one of those names that is so popularly unisex that everyone knows it can be either, so it won’t cause too much confusion in that respect.

    TheWishingStar
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    I like it a lot more for a boy. I feel like it’s fairly unisex, but I just don’t like it for a girl, I don’t find it very feminine and I think it would seem a little childish of an adult woman. I really like it for a boy, though. Somehow I think it ages better for a guy.

    TheWishingStar
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    So, as I was reading through the old responses, and saw William and Katherine/Kate together, I definitely immediately thought that the names all sounded extremely royal. And was going to comment on that. But yeah, you’ve noticed too, so now I’m thinking together they may be a bit over-the-top. I don’t really think having another sibling keeps names from being matchy, in general, because you never know when people will just be talking about two of them…
    I still love Katherine/Kate, but I also do definitely think that people are going to make that connection.

    TheWishingStar
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    I agree that I’m not crazy about two middle names. Especially if your other kids don’t have them.

    I really like Samuel Benjamin Rhys and Samuel Harrison Miles (What about Samuel Harrison Rhys?) I think any of those middle names sound pretty good with Samuel on their own, too, if you decide don’t want to use double middle names. Same goes for most of the names, really. Your names all work well with each other.

    TheWishingStar
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    Oh man, I love almost all of your names! Really, you probably can’t go wrong with any of them, though I think a lot depends on the actual sound of your last name with them, too.

    I think for boys I’d lean toward Leo Alexander, or maybe Leo Dominic.
    I love Gabriel, James, and Julian, too, but I don’t think they sound quite as good with Leo. Leo Julian’s not bad, but I think Alexander or Dominic flow a lot better.

    For girls, I like Claire Sophia.
    I really like all the name options, but Amelia sort of runs into Claire, sounding more like Clara Melia, and Eleanor has a similar problem with all the vowels. Juliet and Juliana are both great names, but they feel a little choppy with Claire.

    TheWishingStar
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    Another Facebook baby: Camden Glenn.

    TheWishingStar
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    Definitely Ruby. I love both names on their own, but Ruby sounds so much nicer with Eva Madelief.
    I’m with Kimiha about Madelief, though. I have heard it before, and I’ve always thought it was pretty bizarre to English-speakers. It’s probably fine for a middle name, but it’s definitely not my style.

    TheWishingStar
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    This isn’t really new, but some of the other posts reminds me of them. I went to school with a family of boys named Freeman, Coleman, and McMahon (pronounced Mc-MAN, so it rhymes with the other two). I always thought that alone they’re all fine, but together they sounded a little ridiculous.

    TheWishingStar
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    A friend of a Facebook friend has a little girl named Genesis.

    TheWishingStar
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    My roommate recently came across a Da Kota, pronounced DAY koh-TAY. Apparently he just goes by DK.

    TheWishingStar
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    I say it more like TAH-lee-uh, stress on Tah, than Tal-yuh, but both are really similar to me. Kind of a 2-and-a-half syllable problem, probably not enough to be an issue.

    I personally don’t like the name much, though. My sister loved it for a little while, but I never really found it all that appealing. It’s pretty, but something about it just doesn’t work for me.

    TheWishingStar
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    I’ve honestly never met a Caucasian Jasmine, but I don’t see why it couldn’t be used on a white girl. It’s an English word, and not really an unheard of name at all. I have met a number of Jasmines of all different ethnicities as well. I feel like it makes a pretty good global name. Wouldn’t be weird to other cultures, which is a definite bonus.

    That said, though, I like Lily, Violet, and Rose all more than I like Jasmine. I don’t really know why, something about Jasmine just doesn’t appeal to me that much. I’m also not crazy about using Disney names just in general. I love Disney, but I’m glad there’s not a hugely popular character with the same name as me…

    TheWishingStar
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    Ahh, so that’s why you’re spelling it Kalvin. I still like Calvin a lot more. I’d say try to work with Jonathan, Clark, or Kent over Kal- though, if you REALLY want something Superman. Or maybe the names of whoever created the comics?

    For girls, I think both Kathryn Elizabeth (I love Kate) and Lillian Elizabeth are absolutely lovely. I really like Audrey, too, though Audrey Kathryn doesn’t quite flow for me. Maybe Audrey Faye, Audrey Laura, or Audrey Dianne?

    For boys, I still really like Calvin, but Clark Alexander would be really nice too.

    TheWishingStar
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    Brielle – Cute, simple. I think it could be nice. Not my favorite, but I do like it.
    Kendra – A little outdated in my mind. I think it’s pretty, though
    Noelle – Not my style, I’ve always found it a little tacky-sounding…
    Kimberly – Also maybe a little outdated, but I’ve always loved the nickname Kimmy!
    Alexandra – Classic and beautiful. I think it would be a lovely choice.
    Emilia – Personally, I like Amelia a lot more, but Emilia is really pretty, too. It’s definitely gaining popularity these days, which I’m not crazy about, but it’s still a really nice name!
    Finley – This is all boy to me, I don’t like it on a girl at all…
    Fay – It’s okay. I’m not crazy about it, though, it’s so simple.
    Danelle – Assuming this is Danielle? Classic, pretty, can’t go wrong with it.
    Lila – I like it well enough, simple and pretty, and it fits in with today’s trends without being over-common.
    Sadie – Cute, but I’ve always felt like it wouldn’t age well.

    Asa – Not my style at all, I’ve always though it sounds like a nickname for a girl’s name.
    Eagan – It’s okay. Not my style, but I can see the appeal.
    Benson – Not my style
    Clark – Ooh, I like it! Unexpected, but really cool and classic.
    Jonathan/Jack – Jonathan I like a lot. Classic and strong. Jack I do not like at all….
    Kalvin – I really like the spelling Calvin (even though I usually hate using C when it sounds like a K…) Something about spelling it Kalvin looks really off to me, though. Calvin though is such a cool name! I also really like Kelvin, though it (and Kalvin with a K) may be too close to Kevin to work well….

    Hope that’s helpful!

    TheWishingStar
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    Definitely Aurelia Jane for girls (if it matters, I say it or-RELL-ee-uh).

    For boys I really like Julian Tollak a lot, but if you already have a Josiah, I think it might be too similar to me (same with James). I like Alexander Tollak a lot, too, I think that could be really nice.

    TheWishingStar
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    Genevieve – I like it, though I sort of see it as over-the-top. It’d be nice for a middle name. For a first name it’s just so frilly…
    Mirabelle – I really like it; the only -belle name I like these days. That said, though, it’s still very similar to Isabelle/a, which is still really common. I’d be worried that the nickname Belle/a would be over-used… I do think it’s really pretty, though. You might also like Mirielle (mee-ree-elle) or Mireille (Mihr-RAY)?
    Rosalie – I’m not crazy about it, but it is really pretty.
    Charlotte – Love it! So classy and gorgeous.
    Cordelia – Not a fan, it sounds so old-fashioned to me.
    Antoinette – Really not my style. Like Genevieve, I think it’s over-the-top, plus I would think it has some pretty negative associations still from Marie Antoinette….
    Minerva – Ooh, I love it! Cool mythology name that people actually know how to pronounce! I’ve been sort of tossing it around really, I don’t know if I’d use it for a first name, but I’d definitely consider it for a middle name!

    Theodore – Love it! It’s so classy, and has such cute nicknames. Honestly it’s only not on my list because it’s my cousin’s name.
    Leonardo – Really like it! Just common enough to not seem bizarre, but just rare enough that it’s unexpected and really handsome. And I really love the nicknames Leo or Leon.
    Christian – Not my style. I find it kind of dry and overused, plus I’m not crazy about the religious aspect of it… It’s nice, but nothing really special, to me..
    Jackson – Also not my style. Compared to your other names it’s a little plain.
    Ambrose – I’ve always felt like this is a really girly-sounding name. I know it’s not, but every time I see/hear it, t just seems really feminine… It’s cool and different, but would not be my top pick…
    Giovanni – I think it’s a really cool name, though I personally think of it as a cartoon villain name, so I’d never be able to use it myself. That said, though, I’d kind of love to meet a little Giovanni.

    Hope that’s helpful!

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