I don’t like double middle names much, I find them really unnecessary. So I’d vote Ann-Marie or Annemarie. Or just Ann or Marie on their own. I don’t like Danica Ariel Marie sounds really long and choppy to me. I like all the names on their own, but all together it doesn’t flow well. Danica Annemarie or Danica Marie flow really nicely, but Danica Ariel or Danica Ariel Marie just sound funny to me….
I love Danica, by the way!
I most often hear it as -lyn, but, like ashthedreamer said, the proper french way is like MAD-uh-lehn. Which is how I say it. But in America at least people are super good at pronouncing foreign names wrong and getting away with it….
And to me, Madeline is ALWAYS -line, and Madelyn is -lynn, and when people pronounce the line one as -lynn it just sounds SO wrong. If you want Madelyn, spell it that way.
TwoSapphires, how do you pronounce Caroline?? Because that one, unlike Madeline, I’ve only ever heard as care-oh-line, not care-oh-lynn. Carolyn seems so common on it’s own…
I can’t imagine Tristan on a girl AT ALL. It’s all boy to me! And I like it WAY more than Sebastian. Sebastian’s classy and cool, but to me it will always be that crab from The Little Mermaid…. Tristan is so handsome and it fits in well with name trends these days!!!
I like Lara Rose the best. Emily Rose is nice too, but I think Lara is a bit more unique, and it sounds nicer with Isabella.
My roommate and I were discussing it a few days ago. I kind of like it, I think it’s cool and unusual, plus I once met a really attractive guy named Callum. My roommate hates it because it looks and sounds like Gollum (from Lord of the Rings), and since she mentioned that, I’ve been rather hesitant about it. “Gollum” was sort of a coughing noise the creature made, and now I think Callum kind of sounds like you’re coughing something up too…
I love Sophie! And I honestly think it’s lovely on it’s own, no need for it to be Sophia. I really have never liked Evangeline at all, though, and I agree that all the E sounds might be a bit much.
Honestly, I’m with Lilybell, I like Lily on it’s own a lot more than any other Lily names. But I like Lillian a lot more than Lilia. It has that classic but modern feel that most of your other names have, plus it’s so lovely.
When my little sister was born, I tried so hard to convince my parents to name her Gloria. I don’t even know where I learned that name. I just loved it. They didn’t, though, so I eventually named a doll that instead. I also remember loving Amanda and Kat. And I had all sorts of dolls with noun names like Glitter, Peach, Diamond, Sparkle, Holly. And one named Emmeline, though Cabbage Patch dolls come with names so I don’t think I chose that for her. But I liked it. And when I was a little older, I remember Carolyn, Kana, and Leigh. I’m sure there were lots more names, my sisters and I would name each and every Barbie/Polly Pocket/whatever we had and write then down so we’d never mix them up. It was quite organized and resulted in a lot more writing than actual playing…If I looked, I probably still have all those papers somewhere….
I have no idea if I liked any boys names as a little kid, but by like 6th grade or so I know I liked Avery, Daniel, Kevin, Todd, and Max. I still like Avery a lot
Cael Duane – I really like Cael, not a fan of Duane, though if it’s a family name or something I guess it works as a middle name. Together they seem very vowel-heavy.
John Reyes – Kinda looks more like a first and last name combo than a first and middle one. Can’t really go wrong with John. Reyes is just super surname-y to me. What about John Rhys instead??
Britton Rhys – Honestly, I think Britton sounds like a girls name and Rhys ALWAYS makes me think of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…. I dunno, it could work, but both names are pretty gender-neutral and neither is really anything special in my mind…
Eoin Rafael – Love Rafael, Eion is not my style, but I think the combo works really well.
Elias Currie – Love Elias! Currie is again, super surname-y, which some people like, but I personally don’t. It also is too similar to like, curry. Or Carrie. I really like Elias, though, maybe Elias John? Elias Cruz?
Declan Cruz – Declan is pretty cool, and pretty consistent with naming trends these days. I would like Declan Raphael or Declan Rhys better, though.
Elias is my favorite of your boys names. I think they all work. I’m just not really cray about any of them…
Yoli Sioban – I have never heard Yoli, but it looks like YOLO to me. Sioban/Siobhan is one of those names I just can’t stand. The complete disconnect between spelling and pronunciation just angers me. I know it’s Irish, but most other Irish names make more sense to me.
Ceara Maribel – Love Ceara, it’s so pretty! And I really like it with Maribel!!
Aurelia Eowyn – Both names are so pretty, I love Eowyn. I think they sound a little funny together, though, maybe too vowel-heavy. Eowyn Aurelia sounds better, or maybe Aurelia Kennedy or Aurelia Elaine?
Lucia Elaine – I like Lucia, and Elaine’s okay. They work together, not my favorite, though. Maybe Lucia Teagan, or Ceara Elaine?
Teagan Sue – I like Teagan. Sue is really plain to me, though. It’s probably a family name, right? What about the longer Susan or Susanna?
Alma Kennedy – I have a great aunt named Alma, so I’ve always thought of it as horribly out-dated. Kennedy is okay, I’m not really a huge fan of it, but I like it with some of your other names.
Ceara Maribel is easily my favorite for the girls, but I really like Aurelia and Eowyn, too, if you could work out a combo that flows a little better for those two.
Hope that’s helpful!!
Laurence – 1
Oliver – 3
Xander – 1
Hayden – 0
Max – at least 3…
Jocelyn – 1
Francine – 0
Delilah – 0
Kallie – Not spelt like that…
Lillian – 1
Marshall – 2
Hector – 0
Colton – 2 (one spells it Kolton)
Galen – 0 (I knew a Gaylen, female, but that seems different)
Zephaniah – 0
Juliet – 1
Tessa – 1
Eloise – 0
Bianca – 3
Rosalie – 0
I agree, Evie is way cute, while Eva is getting common as a full name, so using it as a nickname is a little sillier.
Penny – Love it as a nickname for Penelope. On it’s own I think it’s too childish. It’s nice to have a longer name to use professionally. Persephone is cool, but I’ve always thought it was a bit too weird to really use.
Naomi – One time in high school, a group of boys realized that Naomi is “I moan” backwards. We didn’t even have anyone at our school with that name, but it went around the school like a joke for months. I think it’s a pretty name but I will never not think of how easy it would be to tease.
Lilith – Very pretty!!
Cassandra – Also very pretty!!
Imogen – I have never liked this name, every time I see or hear it I think it sounds like a disease…..
India – I see the appeal, but I think place names are kinda tacky.
Freya – Love!! Freyja is the traditional spelling, and Freya is pretty common these days. I love the name, and either of those spellings would be lovely, though I think Freja would be too confusing and Frejya looks like a typo of Freyja (maybe it is?)
Bethany – Honestly, it’s pretty, but after the rest of your list it’s a bit boring. That’s not a bad thing, but you have such a strong style that it sticks out.
Zachary – LOVE!
Michael – common and classic. You can’t go wrong with it, but like Bethany, it’s a little plain compared to the rest of your list..
Malachi – I think it’s really cool and unique, though I’ve always felt like it was the type of name for a villain in a book…
Alexander – strong and classic.
Maxwell – I really like it, I love the nickname Max. Again, maybe a little plain compared to your other names.
Loki – I love Norse mythology. But I do not think Loki is a good namesake. He is a mischievous villain and is generally regarded as a pretty rotten guy. Well-loved because he’s fun and he gives plot to the myths. But an evil little god. Plus with Marvel’s popularity these days, the name is even more of a villain character. In about 10 years that trend is going to be looked back on negatively…. What about some Norse Mythology names that are less negative? Like Frey/Freyr or Thor (or a derived name like Thorsen, Thorben, Thorsten)? Or look at some Greek myth names, too.
Leonidas – Fancy and classy, though maybe a bit too regal-sounding. Though with Leo as a nickname it could work really well.
I like the idea of Lia, or finding a name that ends in -lia, like Julia, Roselia, Emilia, etc. Is Liam short for William? If so you could use Willow or Willa or something along those lines.
I am not a fan of Aniston as a given name. It’s entirely a surname to me, and so strongly associated with Jennifer Aniston. As a first name it’s very masculine to me, if not for the middle name I would have assumed it was a boys name. Not my style at all. What about Anissa, Annika, Anita, Addison, or Allison? I do like Kylie, though, I think it makes a really cute middle name.
I really love Jae/Jay though, what a cute middle name. And I really like it with Lindy, Lindy’s uncommon these days, but really pretty. You could consider Lydia as well, I think Lydia Jae would be lovely.
Not a fan of Elam, I think it causes too many pronunciation problems, and honestly, when you say it, it sounds like you’re clearing your throat. I just don’t find it appealing. I do like the strong, classic Robert, though. What about Edward, Ellis, Eli, Elijah, or Evan, or something like Callum or Liam?
I have a baby cousin named Theodore, nn Theo, but when he was born, we were just told his name was Theo, and everyone responded with “Theo? Surely that’s short for Theodore. It’s too weird on it’s own.” Which I agree with. I think Theo is super cute, but I love that Theodore offers a more professional name with other nickname options for when he’s an adult. And Molly and Theodore would be so cute and classy together!! Of your other names, I do like Owen, but I like Theodore so much better. What about some other classic-ish names, like:
I don’t have one, but I’ve used my mom’s (has one because she doesn’t know how to use computers) and my roommate’s (has one because she doesn’t have a smartphone), and I personally don’t think I need one. They do very few things that I can’t do on my iPhone or laptop, and they’re pretty overpriced. I like them and find them nice to use, but unless you really NEED a bigger screen than your iPhone to use some apps or something, they don’t really seem worth it to me…
Jamie, Jaimie, Jaymie, Jaime, etc?
Harrison – 0
Brody – 1
Gregory – 3+
Cesar – 0
Hector – 0
Sophia – 2
Tonya – 1
Carly – 2
Ruby – 0
Layla – 1
I like Carson a lot, and I’m usually okay with Finley, though I much prefer just Finn. I don’t know, though, together they sound sort of clunky. Maybe like TwoSapphires said, it’s very last-name-heavy, which I don’t like.