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#1 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

So I'm going off my girls name choice. I don't know why and after all the drama you'd think I would be set but no.

Bub should be here in 5 wks so I'm in no rush but I'm brain dead and can't think of anything so I'm turning to you the name experts.

Our first choice was Ariana, didn't have a middle name picked out. Others on the list are:


If it's a boy he will be Felix Robert. Sibling names are Cooper, Lucas and Jackson.

DP and I have very different taste in names. I like things like Aurora, Emmeline, Addison etc and he likes the above names, nothing else. When he suggests names it seems to be more traditional names.

I think I'm going off Ariana even though I love it because when I picked cooper and Lucas they weren't popular, then I named them and the names popped. I don't want that to happen again. I don't want a common name, I want something a little different so there aren't a million of them at school.

DP picked Jackson despite me telling him how common it was. I still love the name, I'd have picked something else due to its popularity though.

Thank you for your suggestions.

ETA: I've gone through the last 26 pages of girl name posts and haven't found anything we agree on.

Edited by InsertAwesomeHere, 29 January 2013 - 09:31 AM.

#2 Ange remplie

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

What about...


#3 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Those are a little too unusual for either of our liking. I always feel rude saying I'm not a fan of someone's suggestions.

#4 emlis22

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:49 AM


#5 Ange remplie

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (InsertAwesomeHere @ 29/01/2013, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those are a little too unusual for either of our liking. I always feel rude saying I'm not a fan of someone's suggestions.

No, that's fine!  It lets me refine and come back and make more suggestions.  Like...


#6 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Arielle and Adeline I like but DP vetoed.

Ange - that seems more in the right direction. Those names I like but don't love like the ones already on the list.

Actually I do like Esther enough to be on the list but I'm pretty sure DP will veto it.

#7 Ianthe

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

I like all the names on your list but I love Annalise and Violet. Would either of you consider Genevieve?

#8 Dresden

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:59 AM


#9 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 29/01/2013, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like all the names on your list but I love Annalise and Violet. Would either of you consider Genevieve?

Love Genevieve, he doesn't. I also have no idea what you would use as a nickname.
QUOTE (Dresden @ 29/01/2013, 10:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I like but he doesn't.

#10 Dresden

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:09 AM


#11 emlis22

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:09 AM



#12 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Arwen -NMS
Harriet I like he doesn't
Esme I can't stand as it reminds me of twilight
Eloise is on the list but I forgot, for use as a middle name.

A lot of those are too unusual for me. I like Elke but he doesn't. Not listed but to give you guys an idea. He also doesn't put any name suggestions forward. He's relying on me to go to him.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Your taste seems conventional to me so not necessarily a disconnect.

From your list I like:

Anneliese (like that only)

Sascha (preferably like that)



Felix Robert is terrific!

Edited by Gudrun, 29 January 2013 - 10:45 AM.

#14 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I actually much prefer that spelling of Sascha. Also makes it not seem so plain.

Robert is a family name - I think I would have struggled to find something to match Felix that we both liked.

Elodie NMS but I have spent the morning going through names in alphabetical order and we agreed we like Eliana so that's another for the list.

When we were naming Jackson I suggested things like Oscar, Harry, Hamish and he suggested Matthew.

I'm surprised he liked Eliana.

#15 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

How about Ariadne? Similar to Arianna, but with a distinctly mythological vibe, plus with extra literary coolness for being the thinly veiled alter ego of Agatha Christie in her Poirot books.

#16 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 29/01/2013, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about Ariadne? Similar to Arianna, but with a distinctly mythological vibe, plus with extra literary coolness for being the thinly veiled alter ego of Agatha Christie in her Poirot books.

NMS - I don't think it would be his either.

#17 ~Peaches~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I like Annalise and Violet from your list original.gif

Other suggestions-

#18 Sunny003

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Mila (we pronounce it like Miele lol)

#19 Gudrun

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I think Ariana and Eliana are similarly fabulous names.  However I think with the sibset they have too many syllables if that is of any concern.   I think 3 syllables would go best for a girl, or 2.

#20 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

I love Poppy but DP said no sad.gif

I don't mind if they match or not. Was just letting you know what we already had.

I like Mila but have a friend with that name and DP wasn't completely keen.

#21 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Lovely list. Ariana is probably my favourite too but I'm loving Abigail or Sascha with your boys names.

Some suggestions, sorry for repeats:
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Helena
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Indigo
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Samara
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Tabitha
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Estelle/Estella
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Susannah
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Annika
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Stella
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Zara
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Sybella
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Isla
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Indira
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Eliza
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Elsa
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Edie
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Madeleine
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Matilda
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Summer
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Serena
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Ainsley
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Natalia
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Seraphina
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Bethany
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Elora
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Keeley
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Aurelia
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Portia
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Danica
Cooper, Lucas, Jackson and Alexandra

#22 chickendrumstick

Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

I would use Eve or Evie as a nn for Genevieve.

Other ideas:


#23 happyapple

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

I know of someone (in another country!) named Ariane which may be an alternative
Pronounced 'ar' like arrow and 'ane' like arn

#24 happyapple

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Ooo and I love Felix too, also on my list!

#25 Lucygoosey1

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

A lot of the names you like,  I also like,  but my DH also prefers more common names.
A few more that I quite like,  are Ariel/Arielle,  Elena,  Eleni,  Emme, Elise.
Oh and Allegra,  I love that but DH didn't like at all sad.gif

But I love Ariana,  it's been a favourite of mine for awhile.

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