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#1 VickiLong

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

Hi again, I have really apprecciated all of the great advice ive gotten here in the past and am once again looking for opinions.

I think we've settled on names for baby #2, dont know the gender, and ths will be a sibling for daughter Dylan Kate.
I was able to convince DH to go with my fave girls name - Peyton. But I could not get my boy name over the line - Chase (not even as a middle name)
The only boy name we remotely agree on is - Preston.

What do you think? Preston and Peyton.

I am stuck with middle names. Our surname is also two syllables, starting with a J, Should we avoid another two syllable middle name? I also prefer 4 letters, and simple to match with DD middle name Kate.
Some of our ideas are

Preston Beau J.... (I like, I think its a bit edgy)
Preston Jack J...  (maybe to borning)
Preston Zac J....

Peyton Skye/Sky J.... (are there too many ys)
Peyton Ivie J... (2 sylables and odd spelling to avoid another y)
Peyton Tru J....
Peyton Hope J....

I would love to hear our opinions and suggestions (no need to be nice, im a tough cookie) biggrin.gif
TIA Vicki

#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'm honestly not a fan of either name but I think they're both great as a sibling to a female Dylan.

Preston Jack and Peyton Skye are my choices from what you have so far but I do like Ivy too, just not Ivie.

Some suggestions:
Dylan Kate and Preston Jude
Dylan Kate and Preston Hugh
Dylan Kate and Preston Hugo
Dylan Kate and Preston Finn
Dylan Kate and Preston Luke
Dylan Kate and Preston Kade
Dylan Kate and Preston Milo
Dylan Kate and Preston Toby
Dylan Kate and Preston Jake
Dylan Kate and Preston Otto
Dylan Kate and Preston Saul
Dylan Kate and Preston Mark/Marc
Dylan Kate and Preston Dean
Dylan Kate and Preston Paul
Dylan Kate and Preston Alec
Dylan Kate and Preston Levi
Dylan Kate and Preston Troy
Dylan Kate and Preston Drew
Dylan Kate and Preston Adam
Dylan Kate and Preston Noah
Dylan Kate and Preston Iain
Dylan Kate and Preston Eden


Dylan Kate and Peyton Jane
Dylan Kate and Peyton Elle
Dylan Kate and Peyton Evie
Dylan Kate and Peyton Mali
Dylan Kate and Peyton Emma
Dylan Kate and Peyton Neve
Dylan Kate and Peyton Isla
Dylan Kate and Peyton Jade
Dylan Kate and Peyton Ella
Dylan Kate and Peyton Elsa
Dylan Kate and Peyton Leah
Dylan Kate and Peyton Asha
Dylan Kate and Peyton Lana
Dylan Kate and Peyton Maya
Dylan Kate and Peyton Ruby
Dylan Kate and Peyton Abby
Dylan Kate and Peyton Anna
Dylan Kate and Peyton Rose
Dylan Kate and Peyton Fern
Dylan Kate and Peyton Mira
Dylan Kate and Peyton Edie
Dylan Kate and Peyton Elke

#3 BeachedAsBro

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

For Dylan's sibling, Peyton & Preston are great choices. I agree with FFT & would spell Ivy this way.

#4 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

You lost me with the female Dylan. Not a fan of unisex names at all.

#5 Fire_fly

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

Love Peyton. Shame about not being able to get Chase over the line as its a favourite of mine, my daughter is Chasely.

As for your choices I would go Preston Jack and Peyton Ivy spelt like this.

I love Dylan Kate as a name!

#6 PatG

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Your naming style is NMS but of your current choices I probably prefer Preston Zac and Peyton Hope.  Just not together if you have B/G twins, or a 3rd child.  


#7 Imaginary friend

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Well ,that wasnt really the question Old Grey Mare - as a parent of a unisex name child I would be a bit annoyed if I started a thread 'Am having another baby, sister to Rylee' - and posters got stuck on their irelevant opinions of my existing childs name unsure.gif


Anyway, OP - Preston and Peyton are not my favourite names but nothing wrong with them - also unless your surname is very Y heavy - say Jayley - then  I dont see a problem with Peyton and another name with a Y in it


Peyton Skye and Peyton Ivy look quite ok to me, no need at all to change spelling for that reason.
Skye, Ivy and Hope all go well as Mn's - not so keen on Tru.
Also if one uses a unisex or not obviously feminine/masculine name ( and not sure Peyton is a name familiar and gender obvious to everyone) then I think its best to have a clear gender mn - like you have with Dylan Kate, and Skye, Ivy or Hope are clear female names where Tru is not.

Beau, Jack or Zac all work well as mn's for Preston. I dont think Beau is too edgy - do you mean like too out there? -  not IMO.

#8 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

Neither are my kind of names. I do love Kate though!

Peyton Ella
Peyton Zara
Peyton Rose
Peyton Erin
Peyton Ruby
Peyton Anna
Peyton Bree
Peyton Jane
Peyton Nina

Preston Kurt
Preston Luke
Preston Alex
Preston Ryan
Preston Cole
Preston Joel
Preston Nate



#9 Peridot

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

Love Peyton original.gif

#10 Whentersed

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

Between Peyton and Preston I do prefer Peyton.

As for a middle what do you think about Eli so it would be Peyton Eli?

Just my two cents, best of luck with you new baby!

#11 Gudrun

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Preston is fine. I'm not a fan of Peyton but see no reason why you should not choose it.


MNs: I like the idea of choosing another one-syllable four letter MN, but of its own a 2 syllable, more or fewer letters would go fine.

Boys:

I choose Jack or Beau. I don't love Zac as a full name.

Girls:

Peyton Skye or Peyton Hope are good.  Maybe not Ivy/Ivie cos of the syllables. I don't see the 'y's as any kind of problem.   I like the edginess of True, but spelt like this and then you have the 4 letters as a bonus.   Peyton True would be my choice.

Others:

Star
Snow
Ciel
Wren
Plum






#12 Astrocyte

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

I really like Peyton. Not a fan of the spelling Ivie, although I like the name (just spelt Ivy) and think it goes well with Peyton. I think Skye and Hope are nice middle names for Peyton also.
I like Preston as well. Would probably choose Zac or Jack as a middle name.

#13 Plaxy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I like Peyton True best of your girl options - would definitely but an e to spell it correctly and match the 4 letter theme. I think it's quite gorgeous as a combo! Hope and Skye are fine too.
Peyton goes well with big sister Dylan!

All of your boy mns go fine with Preston, but my preferred is Preston Jack. I'm not a fan of Beau.


#14 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

I really like both your names- I would go Peyton Hope and Preston Beau from your choices.

#15 jotana

Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I like all your choices. My DD's middle names are Skye and Hope.

#16 Imaginary friend

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE (Whentersed @ 17/02/2013, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Between Peyton and Preston I do prefer Peyton.

As for a middle what do you think about Eli so it would be Peyton Eli?

Just my two cents, best of luck with you new baby!

Its not a choice between Peyton and Preston - Peyton is the girls name and Preston is the boys name - depends on gender of baby which one OP uses.

so Peyton Eli wouldnt work.



Not picking on you Whentersed, but OP, this post sort of proves my earlier point that not everyone would recognise Peyton as a girls name - therefore best to use an obvious girls name as Mn to balance name out

#17 VickiLong

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for all of the great replies!
Completely understand 4kidlets, we did specifically choose a very feminine middle name for our daughter and often use both names to introduce her.
All of the suggestions are fantastic, I find seeing other people use/write the names I am thinking of takes them from concept to real life which is so helpfull.


#18 Bel Rowley

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

The names are not really my style but they go well with Dylan. I would lean towards Preston Beau and Peyton Skye.

#19 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

Preston and Peyton - these both go well with Dylan, and I'd avoid 2 syllable middle

Preston Beau J.... (I like, I think its a bit edgy) nice
Preston Jack J...  (maybe to borning) Preston Jake J - depends on last name Jack J or Joel
Preston Zac J....  ok or Preston Zeke or Zane

others Adam, Dane, Kyle Luke Mark Seth

Peyton Skye J.... ok
Peyton Ivie J... sorry dont like that spelling,  what about Lily, Ruby
Peyton Tru J.... sorry dont like this
Peyton Hope J.... - pretty

other Anne,  Beth, Emma, Jade, Jane, Ruth, Tess. Zana, Zara

#20 Pipri

Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:21 AM

I love the name Peyton !!! DH vetoed it!! *not happy* lol

I prefer Preston Beau..really like that combo

Peyton Skye or perhaps Peyton Hope

Love your daughters name too!




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