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#1 staceyg92

Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

Hi all,

First bub on the way and we are trying to narrow down baby names.
Husband really wants a boy so isnt too helpful with any girls names, which makes it a little hard.

What are your thoughts on our short list?

BOY - middle name will be James as its a family name.

GIRL - middle name will be Elizabeth as its a family name.

Last name starts with G, its an uncommon irish surname. 3 syllables.

Or any other suggests that these names make you think of?



#2 Hands Up

Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

I really like Zoe (that spelling) and Emma from your list of girls names.

Most of the boys names you have listed are not really my style as I like more classic names and those are very on trend at the moment (but I suspect they will date) but the one I like the most from your list is Lincoln.

#3 Deb01979

Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

Well I'm going to be no help. I love everything on both of your lists. I'm partial to Cooper and Connor for boy's names, both these names are on my short list for my soon to be arriving son.

I know a Zoe Elizabeth already, so I think that is a particularly nice combination. I'm really interested in how names sound when put together so Harper Elizabeth sounds really good to my ear and Liana Elizabeth.

Good luck!

#4 Gudrun

Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

My picks are Finley and Liana. Runners-up Lincoln and Emma.

#5 eponee

Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:50 PM

Love Evelyn, Emma and Lincoln.

Have you considered Bridget?  It's an Irish name meaning power, strength, vigor and virtue.  It sound good with Elizabeth.

#6 angelam pacificae

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

None of your names are really grabbing me.

I'd think twice about a girls' name ending in a vowel with the middle name Elizabeth, and Evelyn Elizabeth seems clumsy to me.

I'd suggest Megan Elizabeth.  Or maybe Avril Elizabeth.

For a boy, what about:

Linden James
Avery James
Leonard James

#7 José

Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

lincoln and zoe.

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

all the boys are good - I think Connor or Finley would go best with your surname - good Irish names

I like Emma and Zoe best then Evelyn.  Alyssa and Liana next

I think the shorter names go better with a longer surname

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 16 January 2018 - 05:14 PM.

#9 Ozquoll

Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

Lincoln is good, and Harvey is ok. My faves from your girls list are Emma and Evelyn, but they are a bit matchy when paired with Elizabeth. Aubrey is unusual but I feel it might just be the thing 😀

#10 onetrick

Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:02 PM

I like all of your boy names, so I’m no help there! I dont love the sound of Alyssa Elizabeth or Evelyn Elizabeth, but the names are lovely with different middle names. The others are all names that I like.

#11 Imaginary friend

Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

I like Zoe Elizabeth

Boys names I like Lincoln,Connor, Harvey.

Not so keen on Finley or Cooper.

All work with James middle name.

#12 Pooks Persisted

Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:18 PM

I’d honestly be avoiding the name Harvey right now given the famous one making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

I like Connor a lot. CJ has a nice ring to it as an alternative to any attempts at the nickname "Con".

Zoe and Emma are lovely strong classic names that pair well with a longer middle. I do like Evelyn but wouldn't match it with Elizabeth.

#13 chickendrumstick

Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

My favourites are:
Finley and Lincoln
Evelyn, Zoe and Emma

Cooper and Connor are NMS and I'd avoid Harvey as PP mentioned.
Zoe was in the top 10 most common names this year. Liana makes me think of vines in a jungle. Aubrey and Harper are just NMS.

#14 Lou-bags

Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:36 PM

Harvey James and Emma Elisabeth


(DS1 would have been Emma Elisabeth if he were a girl, and Harvey was on the boy shortlist too!)

#15 Bereckii

Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Liana made me think of
- Leilani (pretty)
- Larni (I met one recently - cool name)

Not sure how well they go with Elizabeth though?

Zoe Elizabeth is a great option.

#16 MissMilla

Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:45 PM

I really like Connor from your boys list. Was on my shortlist too but too ‘english’ sounding as we dont live in Australia most of the time.
From your girls list i really like Alyssa and Liana. Zoe (prefer it spelled like this) and Emma are nice too.

#17 majirlo

Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

Love Finley James and it sounds like the nn Fin will go well with your 3 syllable Irish surname. I also love Fletcher James.

Sorry, not a fan of the other boys names.

I like Aubrey Elizabeth. It's not too common, a little contemporary (using Aubrey for a girl), mixed with a great classic and it flows beautifully.

I know a gorgeous 8 year old Aubrey with a sunny personality and it really suits her.

I think one or two syllable names flow much better with Elizabeth G...  Three 3 syllable names is a lot. Also find the sound of Alyssa and Elizabeth too similar with the Aly and Eli.

Ava Elizabeth is gorgeous :)

Edited by majirlo, 18 January 2018 - 05:09 AM.

#18 nasty buddha

Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

I like all your girl names but I would choose a two syllable first name with Elizabeth and 3 syllable last name starting with G. Emma and Zoey are my favs from your list. Not sure about Emma Elizabeth together.

Boys names aren't my style but I think Finley James and Lincoln James work well.

#19 Imaginary friend

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

Harvey is a well established name and in top 100 - Harvey in the news will be yesterday's news before long, that would not stop me using the name.

#20 Sweet.Pea

Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

View PostGudrun, on 16 January 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

My picks are Finley and Liana. Runners-up Lincoln and Emma.

I like Finley and Liana too.

Runners up Connor and Harper.

#21 Kreme

Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

I used to work in an education related field and there were Connors and Coopers coming out of my ears, so I would avoid those. I have a strong dislike for all of the Fin names, so I would opt for Harvey or Lincoln.

Girls I like Zoe without the y, but it is extremely popular. I hate Aubrey (too American) but like Audrey. Emma is pretty.

#22 EmmDasher

Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

Can you do James as the first name? That’d be my pick otherwise, Finley.

Next time you’re home alone can you try calling out the girls names. I find Alyssa Elizabeth and Evelyn Elizabeth to be total tongue twisters.

I like Zoe & Harper best. If Aubrey was Audrey it would be right up there too.

#23 Plaxy

Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Finley and Emma or Zoe. Stick with Zoe spelling.

#24 amdirel

Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:35 AM

I agree with PP that Connor and Cooper are soooo popular at the moment! And I also can't stand Fin names. So Harvey or Lincoln is left, both nice, but I love Lincoln.

With the girls names... I really dislike Harper, not feminine enough for me.
Not a huge fan of Evelyn, Aubrey or Zoe (no y!). I really love Liana, Alyssa and Emma!

#25 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:04 AM

I'm another who will be useless at shortening your boys list as they are all great names.

My favourite from the girls list is Evelyn. I really don't like the name Harper and cannot get my head around Aubrey as a name for a girl. It will always be an old man lawn bowler name to these ears. Have you considered Audrey as an alternative?

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