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Prim vs. And vs. Proper

Hello, we are expecting twins (though we do not know their sex) and my husband and I are a bit stuck on their names! We have been told our preferred naming style is "prim and proper", do you have any suggestions? We have found names we like (such as Charles, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Victoria) but we do not love any. We definitely want longer names, with a possibility of nicknames, and we also do not want a name that is too overused either. Thank you! ~Benjamin and Eleanor Gray

The Top Baby Name is...

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Prim 0% (0 votes)
And 0% (0 votes)
Proper 0% (0 votes)

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Boys:
Montgomery
Benedict
Tristan
Matthew
Christopher
Ronald
Jasper
Zachary.

Girls:
Veronica
Juliette
Penelope
Felicity
Celeste
Camilla
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:33:10 | report
Beatrice. William.
posted by guest: British Mum Abbey :: 2013-11-27 13:35:12 | report
We like Jasper (though doesn’t really give us that nickname option), Penelope, and Beatrice (though "Bea Gray" sounds odd)! We do like William too, though we’re not sure if we like how popular it is becoming
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 13:37:18 | report
Alexander
Graham
Margret
Charlotte
Also, Jax could be used as nickname for Jasper
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:42:47 | report
We like Graham (though doesn’t give us the nickname option) and Charlotte! Jax is too trendy sounding for us, which we are not a fan of
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 13:44:42 | report
Girl/Boy
Caroline and Daniel
Vivian and Oscar
Sophia and Lawrence
Jessica and Isaac
Rachel and Thomas
Eve and Jonathan
Alice and David
Mary and Henry
Lilian and Tobias
Helena and Joseph

Girl/Girl
Christine and Anna
Georgia and Regina
Patricia and Bethany
Elsa and Willa
Catherine and Angelina
Jacqueline and Frances/Francesca
Margaret and Naomi
Grace and Faith
Serena and Cecelia

Boy/Boy
Jack and Landon
James and Bennett
Theodore and Leon/Leonardo
Patrick and Donovan
Dominic and Alexander
Anthony and Jacob
Edward and Phineas
Dalton and Holden
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:45:05 | report
The names we like and fit what we want are Lillian, Helena, and Theodore! Names that we like but do not fit what we are looking for (too short, and don’t give us any nickname options) are Oscar, Eve, Alice, Henry (dislike all nicknames for Henry), Willa, and Jack. We also like the nickname Leo but we don’t like Leon or Leonardo. Please keep in mind that we want LONG names.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 13:48:35 | report
Love Jasper Gray.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:49:23 | report
We appreciate your thought on Jasper Gray however due to the fact that it doesn’t have any nickname options (or ones that we like, at least) it is no longer on our list of "maybes"
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 13:50:59 | report
Oliver
Lorenzo
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:55:12 | report
Jasper could have nn Jaz
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:56:19 | report
We don’t mind Oliver (but we dislike Ollie) but we don’t like Lorenzo
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 13:56:25 | report
Perhaps you should poll the ones you do like.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:57:08 | report
As said in our previous comment, we don’t like any nicknames for Jasper; it is no longer on our list. Jaz doesn’t sound like a name to us which is a huge "turn off"
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 13:57:30 | report
There’s no need for that tone. We’re trying to help.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 13:59:03 | report
It would be somewhat hard to poll the ones we like, at least for boys, as we really don’t have any. Unless you meant comment the ones we like? If that is what you meant then they names are:

Theodore
(possibly William)
We also like "Leo" but dislike Leon and Leonardo

Lillian
Helena
Penelope
Beatrice (still not sure about "Bea Gray")
(possibly Charlotte)
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:00:18 | report
We aren’t giving a "tone", how do you tell that through a computer? We had already commented about the name Jasper and how it is no longer on our list, so it is slightly rude to try to push it when we have said we do not like nicknames for it and it is no longer on our list. We have said what we want and I’m sorry if we are not going to like every name suggested as some do not fit what we have asked for.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:01:42 | report
Abraham
Anderson
Augustus
Donovan
Emerson
Elliot
Gilbert
Jefferson
Nicholas
Solomon
Vincent
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:02:32 | report
Theodore William is really nice. I love the cooler less formal nn Theo.

Penelope Beatrice is nice.

Beatrice could have BeBe as a nn. BeBe Gray is nicer than just Bea. Helena would make a cute mn for it.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:03:22 | report
I see you don’t like "trendy" names but you really can’t limit yourself when it comes to naming your kids. You don’t have to name them "Mercedes" or "Kayden" but there are thousands of names in the world to choose from. That’s all the fun of being pregnant! Just saying.

Evangeline
Adelaide
Madeleine
Olivia
Julianne
Anneliese
Mariella
Tatiana
Clemence
Josephine
Penelope
Alessandra
Lorelei
Colette
Johanna


Anderson
Francis
Phillip
Matthew
Michael
Augustus
Timothy
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:04:40 | report
Boys: Jeremiah (nn Jim, Jerry, Jem); Julian (nn Jude); Everett (nn Ev or Rhett); Gregory; Simon; Philip
posted by guest: Nicola :: 2013-11-27 14:04:51 | report
Wow! Maybe the poster hadn’t refreshed the page so didn’t your comment about Jasper no longer being on the list? Perhaps that ^ is what they mean by ’tone’.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:05:13 | report
I personally like Emerson but there’s something about it my husband dislikes. None of these names will be used for middle names, as the middle name place has been reserved for the names of family members. BeBe doesn’t sound cute to us, we’re thinking Beatrice will also be crossed off our list as well.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:05:23 | report
Naming Nightmare!
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:07:01 | report
May I ask why you don’t like names that end in o like Leonardo or Michelangelo? They denote intelligence in my opinion. They make me think of the geniuses of the Italian Renaissance. That’s pretty prim and proper to me!
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:08:10 | report
Please do not tell us what we should or should not be looking for for our children’s names. We know what we like, we know what we don’t. Please respect that. We do not like trendy names and we aren’t going to change our minds about that. We like Evangeline, Penelope, and Alessandra. We both like Jude but we don’t like Julian, Judah, or Judson which doesn’t leave us with any other full names.

Please move on from that; we do not want the poll to get extremely out of hand or go off topic. We realize that they might have, so we are in the wrong, however by not giving suggestions and dwelling over a name we have stated we will not use for OUR children, it is also not helpful. Neither of us want to continue with this disagreement and it does not benefit anyone
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:08:55 | report
We’re not sure what it is about the O ending, but we just dislike how it sounds and wouldn’t use them for our children
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:09:55 | report
My children’s nicknames are nothing to do with their actual names. My son’s name is Ethan, I call him Blue. Don’t ask me why! That’s just the way it’s always been. You really shouldn’t eliminate names you say you like just because they don’t spawn an obvious nickname.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:10:14 | report
Such WASPs 😒.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:10:30 | report
Benjamin, Sebastian, Josephine and Johannah.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:11:07 | report
Sorry for any repeats, but you may like:
Lydia
Gabrielle
Anneliese
Catalina
Simone
Linnea
Daniella
Corinne
Karina
Katerina
Daphne
Julianne
Adrienne
Marcelline
Paulina
Cordelia
Delphine
Joesephine

Quentin
Sebastian
Emmett
Everett
Julian
Adrian
Nicolas
Gabriel
Marshall
Vincent
Pierson
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:11:20 | report
Please, either help us from what we ASKED for or move on. It is very frustrating, overwhelming, and unhelpful! We realize that some names use "random" nicknames, however we did not ask for opinions on that! We know what kind of names we want for OUR children and are simply asking for suggestions that fit that. Truly, we do not understand WHY it is so hard to be polite and simply give suggestions of what we have asked for and why it is so hard to get a little respect when we say why we have crossed something off or why it will not work for us.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:12:00 | report
We like Sebastian and Cordelia! Also, what is wrong with us wanting to find the perfect names, and names we love, for our children? Assuming you meant "we are so perfect" by "WASP". That is what every parent wants while naming their children.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:13:33 | report
I wasn’t being impolite! I was merely suggesting that sometimes nicknames come naturally once the child/children are born and can’t be ’planned’ for.

I think l’ll just keep quiet from now on 😔
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:15:15 | report
We realize what you were saying, however that is not what we were asking for, nor did you even give name suggestions which isn’t helping us considering that is why we came on the site. I’m sorry if we sound harsh, but it has become very frustrating when people cannot simply respect that we want a name that already comes with nicknames and when we say we don’t want to use a name for whatever reason.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:17:59 | report
Are you unstable dear?

Because you seem very quick to judge the people who are trying to help you. Everyone has made a valid suggestion. The only person being rude is you!
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:18:30 | report
Gideon
Marcus
Orion
Phillip
Anthony
Elias

Claudia
Anne-Marie
Violet
Patrice
Vivian
Therese
Bethany
Clementine
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:19:01 | report
Sylvene nn Sylvie ?
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:20:29 | report
I’m a pregnant, hormonal woman; so my emotions will be, and are all over the place. Not all suggestions have been "valid" as some have not even given suggestions but have been quick to judge us and be rude to us too. I just simply cannot understand why it is so hard to just stay quiet if you do not agree with us about a nickname thing and just simply give suggestions (LONG NAMES) of what we had posted in the poll.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:20:40 | report
We like Gideon and Violet but they don’t give us the nickname option we are looking for. We want REALLY long names, like Sebastian or Theodore or Penelope
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:21:24 | report
Reuben for a boy? It’s not really got a nn , maybe Rue?
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:22:39 | report
We don’t like the sound or Reuben (or Rue). What we really, really want is a very long name with at least one (or multiple) nickname options
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:24:35 | report
Alexandria, Charlotte, Danielle, Gabriella, Isabella, Julianna. Robert, Anthony, Christopher, Patrick,
posted by guest: JH :: 2013-11-27 14:24:44 | report
Charlotte is on our list of maybes but we don’t really care for the others
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:25:23 | report
It’s not rude to suggest that a nickname might come along when you get to know your child...I don’t very often get involved in these disputes or stick up for others posters but just because she didn’t suggest a name doesn’t mean her point isn’t valid. Perhaps you need to learn some patience and manners. Either that or sort your own naming woes out!! End of rant!
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:25:57 | report
In a way, it does make it "invalid" considering we didn’t ask for any opinions of that at all. We asked for long names with nickname possibilities and some have not given any suggestions. I don’t believe we are the only one that needs to learn patience and manners, some people on this site need to learn that as well and respect that people are looking for specific things.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:27:47 | report
Harrison
Emmett
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:28:17 | report
We like Harrison!
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:29:49 | report
Could you make another poll of the names you have liked so far?
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:31:42 | report
Alistair
Donovan
Beauregard
Chauncey
Finnigan
Malachi
Thaddeus
Tobias
Zechariah
Jeremiah
Maclaren
Evander
Emanuel
Augustine/Augustus
Atticus
Broderick
Christopher
Isaiah
Jacoby
Jefferson
Jonathan
Mathias
Reginald
Sullivan

Emanuelle
Aurelia
Violetta
Vienna
Elaina
Juliette
Nicolette
Galina
Susannah
Annabelle
Amelia
Eloise
Jocelyn
Jacqueline
Marlaina
Anastasia
Delilah
Veronique
Dominique
Magdelena
Rosalia
Persephone
Alexandria
Wilhelmina
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:32:20 | report
To be honest, I’m nervous if I make another poll, considering some of the comments we have received on this one. Perhaps at a later time we may create another poll but I do not want the same thing to happen on that as well. While we have found some names we like, we still aren’t sure if we have found ones that we love (slightly disheartening, though it is not anyone’s fault of course!)
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:33:23 | report
We like Evander, Atticus (though doesn’t give us any nickname options), Aurelia (doesn’t really have any nickname options we like), Delilah, Rosalia, and Wilhelmina!
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:34:28 | report
Have you tried googling longer boy names?
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:34:55 | report
You maybe pregnant. You maybe hormonal. But you are also rude. I suggest you find another site to air your frustrations on. You have been defensive towards people who have taken time to comment. Ok, not all had a name suggestion or gave you exactly what you want but this is an opinion site. If you don’t like it, you shouldn’t ask. People are simply airing some thoughts to try and help you.
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:35:50 | report
We have, and we have looked through some books as well, but boy names seem to be the biggest challenge for us. We really like Sebastian, so we have a feeling we will use that but we are still lost on another boy name. We also have not come across a full name for Leo that we like either
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:36:07 | report
Airing my frustrations? I have simply been stating things that we don’t like for our children. We were hoping to get some help from people who can be respectful of the differences when it comes to names of others. But we haven’t received some of that either. While we may have been rude, we are not the only ones. You have been defensive of that as well. How is it going to help us when suggestions have been given that don’t fit what we have asked for that we want for our children? That theory doesn’t make much sense.
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:38:07 | report
Girls:
Clementine
Matilda
Josephine
Adelaide
Lavinia
Genevieve
Cecily/Cecilia
Marielle/Mariella
Winifred
Margaret
Minerva
Theresa
Louisa
Katherine

Boys:
Benjamin
Nicholas
Frederick
Percival
Evander
Solomon
Ezekiel
Augustus
posted by guest :: 2013-11-27 14:38:11 | report
For the record, I don’t think you have come off as rude or even hormonal. It is hard to find the right name! It’s easy to give suggestions for someone else’s kid, but we all know that a name we like for someone else is not necessarily the perfect name for your own baby.
Don’t be too disheartened, you’ll find the perfect names!
Good luck!!
posted by guest: Kristen :: 2013-11-27 14:38:19 | report
We like Genevieve and Evander! And thank you for your kind words, Kristen!
posted by guest: Poll Creator :: 2013-11-27 14:51:32 | report

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