Kids at work:
Sydney, Jack, and Reese (girl)
Jacob and Josie (twins)
Kiley (girl, spelling uncertain) who was also called just Kile (like Kyle).
Not kids at work:
James and a girl name that’s pronounced keer-ee-ay. Maybe Kirie? They’re twins.
I like Aurelia – It’s similar enough to Aurora to not seem over the top, and it’s pretty and would fit in with names today. Octavia, however, screams Ancient Rome/The Hunger Games (most of the rich people in the society the books are essentially attacking have Roman names).
Hm. I like it because I like the nickname Tim, and Timmy’s cute on a kid. But then, the fact that it has “moth” in it really does not appeal to me…. I don’t think there’s any other way to get Tim/Timmy, and I think it’s a solid, well-known but a little underused name. I just don’t think I’d personally use it….
I like te flow of Dashiell Mark better, but I am really not a fan of Dash or Dashiell. Dash sounds like such a stereotypical dumb and mean high school football player name to me. Sorry :/ or like that kid from The Incredibles, and his name was meant as a joke, because he runs fast… I don’t know, I’ve just really never liked it much.
And Dashiell, while I’ve only heard it pronounce dash-ul, really does look like it should be dash-ee-ul, along the lines of Gabriel or Ariel… I don’t think it would be too big of a problem, but I think there will inevitably be people who pronounce it wrong.
Mark is such a nice classic name, but Mark Dashiell sounds a little forced. I think the flow would ultimately depend on the last name, though.
Madeline (pronounced -line)
Madelyn (pronounced -lyn)
Ah man, that’s an excellent challenge….
What comes to mind right now:
Ariel and Acheron
Belle and Brendan
Charlotte and Caelan
Delilah and Donovan
Eleanor and Elias
Freyja and Frey
Gloria and Gabriel
Hazel and Harrison
Iris and Indiana
Juliet and James
Katriona and Kelvin
Lily and Louis
Madeline and Montgomery
Nova and Nicolas
Olivia and Oberon
Phoebe and Patrick
Quinn and Quinton
Rosette and Rylan
Selena and Samuel
Theresa and Todd
I actually don’t think I like any U names…
Vivian and Vincent
Wren and William
Xena and Xavier
Yasmin and —
Zoey and Zephyr
Does anyone else not remember if North West is a boy or a girl? I can’t be bothered to Google it, but… I feel like this is the danger of giving your kid a word instead of a name for a name….
Thought of elves immediately. As much of a fantasy fan as I am, I don’t think I could use something so obvious sounding. And I agree, Elvis comes to mind too.
I’ve heard Elvira before (not sure if that’s the spelling), but that’s kinda pretty and similar?
Carey and Corey are good ideas I totally disn’t think of. Couldn’t use Avery, it’s all male to me. I’m kind if leaning toward Corey or Reese rght now – I’ll have to think on it a while still. Hmm.
Today at work I met sisters Justyce and Jurnee. There was a brother, too, but I didn’t catch his name…
Also multiple Isabellas and a Trinity.
I really like Gwen, but I’m not too crazy about Gwendolynz something about it seems over the top fantasy type bame to me, even though it’s pretty. I don’t really know if I’d like just Gwen as a full bame though, it seems so short…
Hmm, better than I thought of at least. I have such a hard time imagining Audrey on a boy or Adrian on a girl though (Adrienne, maybe). Reese could work maybe. Open to any other ideas you guys may think of.
I like it a lot!
I wouldn’t personally use it because I had a friend named Domanique, and I think it’s too similar for me to be comfortable with, but I really think it’s a cool name!
Promise – I feel like Britta is even worse of a product name. I don’t specifically think of Jetta as a car, but Brita is easily the most popular brand of water filter. At least where I live, everyone knows that if you say “Brita,” you mean the pitcher of filtered water.
I like Celina with Claire a lot! (I prefer the Selena spelling, but I see the appeal of matching names)
I like Chloe a lot, but I do persinally think it’s too similar to Claire. I’d aim for something a bit less L-heavy.
I also really like Cora, Cassidy, Charlotte, and Camille. Some other ones: Carolyn, Candice, Cara, Catherine, Caitlyn, Cynthia, Corinne/a, Ceara, Casey, Charlise, Celia, Carrie, Carys, Celeste, Colleen, Cassandra, Cherise…
Siblings Nova and Hunter – I really love Nova!
I’ve started working for my local Girl Scout council, so I think I’m going to be hearing a lot more little kid names soon! Today I heard:
Laurel and Levi (siblings. There was another little girl, too, but she wasn’t being loud so her mom didn’t yell her name at all)
Athena (parent, but I love it!)
I’m not a fan, really. I knew one in high school, and people always assumed it was was pronounced with a G like in gum, not like in gem. I’ve always sort of thought it seemed a little too much like words like gum and gem, actually. It’s just not that appealing to me. I like Emma or Jenna a lot more….
I like it, but really only as a nickname for Therese/a. On it’s own it’s super nicknamey to me. Honestly I like just the nickname Tess even more, though.
TheWishingStarParticipant1 month, 2 weeks ago
Like you, I like to think I have enough names I really like that it would be okay. I definitely would not if it were a family member or close friend. I don’t even want to use family names to honor people – it seems so weird to have a bunch of people with the same name. Sort of defeats the purpose of a name as a unique identifier. But if it was a more distant friend, I might still consider it. I feel like I would be more influenced by the people than the name. Like, would I really want my child to be forever linked with that friend of mine’s kid? Would it be a pain for our mutual friends? Also the age difference – if I was set on a name, I probably wouldn’t change it last minute just because a distant friend used it. But if their kid is a fair amount older, I would avoid even considering those names.