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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:42 PM

So far this is the list the husband and I have for any future children. Any thoughts, ratings, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, even on just one or two :) Thank you!


Girls:
Constatine Arabella, Sophie Arabella or Paisley Arabella
Candice Marie
Carole Eve

Constantine Arabella has been our pick for a good while now, but my husbands great-grandmother was named Constance and she was......well, not a good woman. My husbands grandmother, Carole, suffered greatly at her hands and while Carole likes Constantine, I can see in her eyes that the name brings her mothers along with it and after learning of how her mother was I just don't think I can do that to her every time she would see her great-grandchild. My husband doesn't see it as a huge deal, to him the past is in the past,end of story. Thoughts on the matter and opinions on the name?

Sophie Arabella is one of my ultimate favorites, I am absolutely in love with it! I love the sound, the look,the flow, everything! My husband likes it but isn't quite in love with it though he would consider using it. Thoughts and opinions would be great on this one!

Paisley Arabella is another one we both like, we don't love it, but we do like it enough for it to be on the list. Thoughts and opinions?

Candice Marie is after my mother, Candice, and grandmother, Marie. General thoughts/opinions on the name?

Carole Eve is a name honoring my husbands grandmother, Carole, and my younger sister, Eve, who passed away when she was a baby. Thoughts and opinions?



Boys:
Lyle Alexander or Carlisle Alexander/Alexander Carlisle
Benjamin Stark
Judah Elvis or Michael Elvis

Lyle Alexander is after my grandfather, Lyle and Alexander is my husbands pick for a middle. It took me a while to come around to Alexander until I realized I could use the nickname Alec, which I adore. Thoughts?

Carlisle Alexander/Alexander Carlisle is another option since it has "Lyle/Lisle" in it and my grandfather is a huge car enthusiast so it really brings the honoring factor to another level to me. Thoughts on which order?

Benjamin Stark comes from our love of Marvel comics. Benjamin is from Spiderman and Stark is from Ironman, we both really love it and plan on using it. Thoughts?

Judah Elvis is one I recently came up with, I also like Tobiah Elvis but I haven't mentioned that one to the husband. Tobias and Judas are also choices I like but the S's in them and Elvis clash horribly. Thoughts of Judah and Tobiah with Elvis?

Michael Elvis is another one I've liked for a little while and the husband says its a possibility if we have this many sons haha. Opinions on it?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:36 AM

I believe Benjamin Stark is a character in a Stephen King novel.  Paisley Arabella is my fave but I'm sure I am in the minority here as it seems like Paisley is not well liked.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:51 AM

Well if so than it becomes much better to the nerd in me as I love Stephen King!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:11 AM

Constantine Arabella - I can't picture Constantine on a female at all, sorry. I like it on a boy. Arabella is adorable. 

Sophie Arabella - So adorable! By far my favorite from your girls list. I could totally picture Caia, Magnus, and Sophie as a sibset!
Paisley Arabella - I am not a fan of Paisley, but I love Arabella. Cute overall. 
Candice Marie - Cute. I'm not a fan of Marie, but if it has meaning that makes it better.
Carole Eve - It feels a little dated, but not awful. I'd prefer Caroline, but that's just me.
Lyle Alexander - My favorite of your boy combos. So handsome <3 
Carlisle Alexander/Alexander Carlisle - Great combo! I love Alexander Carlisle.
Benjamin Stark - It is a nice name, good flow, etc, but imo there are entirely too many Benjamin/Ben Stark's that are famous to make it usable without it seeming like you are honoring one of them. I would assume you were honoring the US Senator. Not necessarily bad, but something to consider.

Judah Elvis - I like this a lot! Judah is great. (Note: it's probably good to avoid Judas, I think he'd get made fun of because of the betrayal of Jesus connection). Tobias/Tobiah is not my style.
Michael Elvis - I like both names, but I don't like the flow of "-el El-" in between Michael and Elvis.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:59 AM

Thank you for your thoughts Addy!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

Constatine Arabella, Sophie Arabella or Paisley Arabella...

 

Hmm.  Constantine is not very attractive to me, to be honest.  Plus, the connection to your past seems sensitive to your grandmother-in-law.  For these reasons, I would nix it.  Especially since I love Sophie Arabella!  So lovely.  Paisley Arabella is all right, but I much prefer Sophie.

 

Candice Marie seems a little outdated to me, but it works as a combo.  I suppose you could use the nickname Candy / Candi, if you like.

 

Same with Carole Eve.  I like the family significance, but Carole sounds outdated to me as well.  Have you considered Caroline or Carolyn?

 

Lyle Alexander is very handsome!  Since you mentioned the nickname Alec, would he go by his middle name?

 

Between Carlisle Alexander and Alexander Carlisle, I prefer the latter, as I think it flows better.  And you could use the nickname Alec while still honoring your grandfather.  I think I prefer this option to Lyle Alexander, but both are nice.

 

Benjamin Stark is also handsome.  Stark seems a little too "out there" to be a name to me, but I like that you've paired it as a middle name to the classic Benjamin, which is very handsome.

 

I agree that Tobias Elvis and Judas Elvis clash.  I also think that the l's in Michael Elvis clash a little too.  I like Judah Elvis the best out of your options.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

Thank you, Meghan!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:14 PM

My favourites are Paisley Arabella and Lyle Alexander. I do like Paisley as a name personally but I know others regard it as a "teen mother" name. Arabella is lovely. Lyle Alexander flows well and both names are handsome :) 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:22 PM

Thanks Paige!






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