Baby Name Poll Results
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
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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
Also, Jax could be used as nickname for Jasper
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
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
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
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
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.
Love Jasper Gray.
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"
Jasper could have nn Jaz
We don’t mind Oliver (but we dislike Ollie) but we don’t like Lorenzo
Perhaps you should poll the ones you do like.
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"
There’s no need for that tone. We’re trying to help.
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:
We also like "Leo" but dislike Leon and Leonardo
Beatrice (still not sure about "Bea Gray")
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.
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.
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.
Boys: Jeremiah (nn Jim, Jerry, Jem); Julian (nn Jude); Everett (nn Ev or Rhett); Gregory; Simon; Philip
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’.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Such WASPs 😒.
Benjamin, Sebastian, Josephine and Johannah.
Sorry for any repeats, but you may like:
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.
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.
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 😔
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.
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!
Sylvene nn Sylvie ?
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.
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
Reuben for a boy? It’s not really got a nn , maybe Rue?
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
Alexandria, Charlotte, Danielle, Gabriella, Isabella, Julianna. Robert, Anthony, Christopher, Patrick,
Charlotte is on our list of maybes but we don’t really care for the others
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!
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.
We like Harrison!
Could you make another poll of the names you have liked so far?
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!)
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!
Have you tried googling longer boy names?
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.
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
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.
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!
We like Genevieve and Evander! And thank you for your kind words, Kristen!
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