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#1 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:40 AM

Hi everyone waves.gif , I’m just new here and after some opinions and  suggestions on the list of names my husband and I have come up with so far.  This is my first pregnancy but the baby will be our second child, a sibling for  Stella so we would like something that goes nicely with her name. Any  suggestions of first/middle name combinations would be good too, our surname is  3 syllables beginning with R and ending in K.  


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    Hamish


Elliot    

Oliver

    Declan

    Tobias

    Finlay

    Marcus

    Lachlan

    Julius

    Harrison

    Quinn

    Brady

    Elias

    Ethan

    Roman

    Raphael

    


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    Emmeline

    Emilia or Emelia

    Lucille or Lucia or Luciana

    Madeleine

    Eva

    Eloise

    Eliza

    Xanthe or Xanthia

    Juliette

    Philippa

    Liliana

    Georgette or Georgiana

    Lara or Clara or Zara

    Tessa

    Priya

    Portia

    

    Thank you biggrin.gif

Edited by BabyBumbleBee, 22 February 2012 - 03:45 PM.


#2 Bel Rowley

Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:51 AM

I love Stella! I like nearly everything on your lists too. My favourites are:


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Elliot (though probably not with Stella because of the 'ell' sounds)
Tobias
Julius (love Julian even more)
Roman (I have slowly been getting over the association with Roman Brady from DOOL and coming to like this name)
Raphael

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Emmeline
Eva
Xanthe
Juliette (any chance of Juliet? I prefer that spelling)
Clara (but I do like Lara and Zara too)

Seeing you have Juliette and Liliana have you considered Juliana? Sort of a combination between the two and I think it's beautiful.

Combinations:

Tobias Elliot
Roman Elliot
Julius Elliot (I'm sure you can see where I'm going here, I think Elliot would make a great middle name even though I wouldn't use it as a first with Stella. Oliver would also make a great middle name for any of those 3.)
Raphael Julius
Raphael Marcus
Raphael Declan

Xanthe and Juliette are the two I think sound particularly good with Stella.
Xanthe Clara or Lara
Eva Juliette or Juliette Eva
Clara Emmeline or Emmeline Clara
Eva Madeleine
Emmeline Clara

So many great possibilities!

#3 Betty_D

Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:59 AM

Wow - I have to say that I love a lot of your names. wub.gif

Here's a ranking of the ones that I love the most:

Hamish

Elliot    

Oliver

    Finlay

    Marcus

    Lachlan

    Julius - I do prefer Julian though

    Harrison

    Ethan

    
    





    Lucille

Eloise

Xanthe

    Juliette

    Liliana

    Georgette or Georgiana

    I think Eva, Lara, Clara and Zara are all nice, but sound a bit too similar to Stella.

#4 Franny Glass

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

Great lists. My favourites are (in order of preference):

Raphael
Julius
Elliot
Hamish
Roman
Declan

Juliette (though would also prefer spelling Juliet)
Madeleine
Lucille
Eliza
Tessa
Portia
Priya



#5 la di dah

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

Hamish Declan would be my pick of the boys, I think. Tobias Elliot or Marcus Elliot are also not too shabby. Julian would do much better in my running than Julius can but that's pure personal bias.

I have a weird split of loving or hating a number of the boys names.

Emmeline is great, not as fond of Emilia or Emelia simply for the overlap combo with all the Emilys and Emmas AND all the Amelias.

I really like Georgiana, Liliana, and Philippa, but am not sure I'd match them to any of these middles. So many -a endings and those that aren't are quite long?

Girls combos I can make:

Juliet(tte if necessary but I like Juliet) Xanthe
Zara Emmeline
Philippa Emmeline
Georgiana Madeleine

#6 FairyLove

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:02 AM

I love Emilia spelt like this - so pretty.
And I think it goes nicely with Stella.
As for boys names, Declan and Stella would be a great sibset.
Other names I like from your lists:
Roman
Finlay
Oliver

Juliet (spelt like this)
Eloise
Philippa (nn pip/pippa)

Have you considered Micah for a boy?

#7 Rainbow Brite

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:04 AM

Here are my favourites:

Hamish - really like

Elliot  - one of my favourite names  

Oliver - love

Finlay - prefer Finn


Raphael - love

    


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    Emmeline - love it pronounced Emma-lean

    Emilia or Emelia - love

    Philippa - another favourite

    Priya - love

Great name choices OP.

#8 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for the feedback so far.

Just to answer some things and a few questions...

Thanks for noticing Stella and Elliot sounding too similar, I see that now too. We already crossed off a lot of names for being too similar but just must have missed it.

We can't use Julian as there is already one in the family but we think Julius or Juliette would still be fine to use. Maybe not? We had considered Juliana but it might be a bit too similar to Julian so crossed it off?

With Juliette, we both just prefer this spelling and have never really considered spelling it Juliet. Is Juliette wrong or something?

Also just thinking now, is it fine to have an R first name and an R surname?


More middle name suggestions are welcome too.

Edited by BabyBumbleBee, 25 January 2012 - 10:13 AM.


#9 kpingitquiet

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:11 AM

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Hamish Oliver
Marcus Quinn
Julius Declan
Raphael Quinn

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Emmeline Zara
Philippa Eloise
Eliza Georgette
Priya Georgette
Clara Juliet

#10 ilovenewyork

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

I like the following:

    Hamish
Oliver
Harrison
Elias
Ethan (Love it!)


    Madeleine
Liliana
Clara
    Tessa

Good luck and Congrats xx

#11 Natahs_mum

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

Hamish Its ok


Elliot I liek this one

Oliver I like this one

Declan its ok

Tobias L really like this one

Finlay lik eit

Marcus not too keen on it

Lachlan I love this and would have called my son Lachlan but was too popular

Julius not keen

Harrison i liek it

Quinn not too keen

Brady  ops read this as Bradley....

Elias not too keen

Ethan LOVE this but is very popualr.

Roman not too keen but what about Rowan/Ronan

Raphael remdins me too much ot TMNT







Emmeline its ok

Emilia or Emelia l like this

Lucille or Lucia or Luciana its ok

Madeleine LOVE this

Eva I liek this but is popular

Eloise LOVE this

Eliza LOVE this

Xanthe or Xanthia not keen

Juliette LOVE this

Philippa not keen

Liliana No

Georgette or Georgiana not keen

Lara or Clara or Zara No

Tessa i like this

Priya No

Portia
No

#12 la di dah

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE (BabyBumbleBee @ 25/01/2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Juliette, we both just prefer this spelling and have never really considered spelling it Juliet. Is Juliette wrong or something?

No it's not wrong, I can't even pretend that, I just was being difficult because I like the Juliet spelling. It's a bit Catherine/Katherine honestly.

If you like it, rock it, but if it's all the same its vastly important that my opinion be heard. wink.gif

#13 emlis22

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:29 AM

Lovely names! I especially like:

Elliot
Finlay
Lachlan
Raphael
Julius

Lucille
Xanthe and Xanthia
Tessa
Liliana

Some suggested combos:
Julius Elliot
Finlay Julius

Lucille Emmeline
Tessa Eloise
Liliana Georgette

#14 Bel Rowley

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE (BabyBumbleBee @ 25/01/2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With Juliette, we both just prefer this spelling and have never really considered spelling it Juliet. Is Juliette wrong or something?

As la di dah said, just personal preference. I'm generally the same when it comes to any name like that, if there's a version that uses less letters and sounds the same that will usually be my preference. So I prefer Isabel to Isabelle, Annabel to Annabelle, Juliet to Juliette.

#15 tres-chic

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi OP, I like:

Hamish
Oliver
Tobias  hheart.gif
Julius  hheart.gif (though prefer Julian or Jules)
Harrison
Ethan
Roman

Emmeline  hheart.gif
Lucia (I like the loo-chee-a pronunciation)  hheart.gif
Eliza  hheart.gif
Juliette  hheart.gif
Philippa
Georgette or Georgiana (both lovely - either my favourite/s on this list)  hheart.gif
Clara  hheart.gif
Tessa (I prefer Tess)

Agree with others who prefer spelling Juliet

Edited by tres-chic, 25 January 2012 - 10:39 AM.


#16 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:42 AM

Of your list, I like:

Boys:

Hamish
Lachlan
Marcus
Tobias
Ethan

I like Quinn, but only for a girl.

Girls:

Eliza
Juliet (this spelling)
Priya (but prefer Padme)
Georgette or Georgiana (but prefer Georgia)

I don't like Lara, Clara or Zara but do like Tara, Kara and Dara.








#17 mrsshero

Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

My like the following from your lists

Hamish Goes best with Stella IMO
Elliot
Oliver
Lachlan
Ethan


Lucia
Eva
Eloise Goes best with Stella IMO
Lara

Edited by mrsshero, 25 January 2012 - 10:48 AM.


#18 B.feral3

Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:02 AM


Elliot  wub.gif (My sons name!!)
Elias (Was our next choice!!)
Roman (Was very close to being DS1's name so we have similar taste!!)
Tobias (I love this, but then met a cat called Tobias so could never use it because it suited the particular cat so much!!)
Declan (Don't love, don't hate)
Raphael (Don't love, don't hate)

Oliver, Finlay, Marcus, Lachlan, Julius, Harrison, Quinn, Brady, Ethan (NMS at all - I especially dislike Lachlan.)




Emmeline (Like)
Emilia or Emelia (Love but not with an E)
Lucille or Lucia or Luciana (I like Lucia, not the others so much)
Eva (Like)
Eloise (Like)
Eliza (Love)
Juliette (Like)

Xanthe or Xanthia, Philippa, Liliana, Georgette or Georgiana, Lara or Clara or Zara, Tessa, Priya, Portia (Dislike, especially Xanthe, Priya and Portia)

#19 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

My top choices are Marcus and Juliette.  I'm with you on the spelling: I do prefer Juliette.  I think because I'm a self confessed Francophile and love the idea of using a French name that translates so well.

#20 No girls here

Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

For boys my favourite names are Elias, Oliver and Elliot, but I don't think Elliot goes too well with Stella.  I think Quinn goes quite nicely with Stella.


I'm not much help with girls' names, as I couldn't narrow it down.  I love all of these:

Emmeline

Luciana

Madeleine

Eva

Eloise

Eliza

Xanthe or Xanthia

Juliette

Liliana

Georgette or Georgiana

#21 mama2carysbaileigh

Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

We have an Elliot Finlay,
So that gets my vote.

#22 magic_mummy

Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

I like Stella and Raphael, although I prefer it spelled Rafael.

#23 ohboy

Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

BOYS
Tobias
Marcus
Raphael
Declan

GIRLS
Lucille
Eliza
Xanthia
Juliet


#24 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:46 AM

Oh I'm glad noone hated all of them. I'll have to go through with my husband and see what he thinks, we're going to have to cull it somehoe. Luckily we've still got plenty of time. Thanks original.gif.

#25 two+three

Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

For a boy:
Finlay
Marcus
Julius

For a girl:
Lucia
Eloise (not sure if it goes with Stella, but I do love Eloise!  Also love Stella)
Philippa

Good luck!







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