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#121 Jenna_Lee

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:31 AM

Aster - I'm surprised that I actually like Aster a lot, but I tend to picture it as a girl name because it sounds so much like Esther. That said, I think it could work as a boy name paired with a masculine middle - it definitely has a lot of the sounds that are popular for boy names right now.

 

Chandler - I've just never been a fan of this name. There's nothing wrong with it, I just personally don't like the way it sounds.

 

Capulet - I just can't picture this as a first/middle name, sorry. It's completely surname to me, and actually the -let ending lends itself better to girls than boys. The Romeo & Juliet reference is cool, but if that's what you're going for I'd probably pick a different name from the play to use - there are so many cool uncommon Shakespeare names to choose from. 

 

Oliver - I love Oliver! It's one of those names I love but will probably never use. It's so handsome and buttoned-up but you can also get the cute nickname Ollie/Oli out of it if you want to. I work at a daycare right now and I recently met a sweet little Oliver and that positive association has just made me like it more. 

 

 

Iris - Iris is a really pretty name, I'm sort of surprised it's not more popular. This is a name I wouldn't use personally but would love to see on someone else's child. I feel like it has a little more spunk and personality than the outdated Lily and Rose, and I like that.

 

Malia - This one is okay, but it feels a little awkward and too short for me, probably because I like Amalia a lot. That one extra syllable makes a huge difference to me in making it feel like a complete name. Also starting with the Mal sound emphasized is not my favorite thing, especially since it means "bad" in French. Sorry!

 

Lydia - This is one of those names that I've always been ambivalent about. It's a nice name - pretty, different, and not too common - but I'm not a huge fan, no particular reason why. 

 

Mona - I'm starting to think maybe I just don't like shorter girl names that start with M and end with A. Mona just feels a little clunky to me, like it wouldn't flow off the tongue right, but maybe that's just me. I'm just not a fan of the sounds in this one.

 

Paisley - Just never been a fan of this name. It strongly reminds me of paisley print fabric, and I personally wouldn't want such a strong association with my baby name. However, if you were to name a child this, you'd probably not have to worry about it because your child would become your biggest association with the name. I say if you love it, use it, it's not that bad.

 

I hope I wasn't too harsh on the names I didn't like! Definitely take it with a grain of salt, everyone has different tastes. You have a really interesting and diverse style, and I really like Aster, Oliver, and Iris!  :) 



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:03 AM

Dietrich Peter
Emmerich Joseph
Ezekiel Abram
Octavio Gabriel
Sebastian Emil/Matteo

Marian Katerina
Lydia Veronica
Anastasia Edith
Teresa Abigail

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 11:05 PM

Cathleen Michelle

Cathleen Danielle

Cathleen Rebecca

Cathleen Cynthia

Cathleen Gretta

 

(Cathleen is interchangeable with Kathleen)



#124 Jenna_Lee

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:55 AM

Dietrich Peter
Emmerich Joseph
Ezekiel Abram
Octavio Gabriel
Sebastian Emil/Matteo

Marian Katerina
Lydia Veronica
Anastasia Edith
Teresa Abigail

 

Dietrich Peter - I like this combo a lot more than I would have expected. Dietrich is definitely not well-heard of, at least in the USA where I live, but I like the sounds in it and I don't think it's too hard to pronounce. I adore Peter, and I think that they go well together - both names have the long E sound but it's not too repetitive. I think this combo has a really nice flow and is really handsome.

 

Emmerich Joseph - I'm a little more on the fence about Emmerich than Dietrich. I feel like the pronunciation is a little less intuitive (I'm not sure whether it's EM-rick or EM-mer-rick, or neither?), but I do like the Em sound on boys. Joseph is a nice middle and the flow is okay - you definitely need a shorter, softer-sounding middle like Joseph with the consonant-heavy Emmerich.

 

Ezekiel Abram - Ezekiel is a name I've never really loved but I can see the appeal. It also offers the cool Zeke and the spunky Ezzy as nicknames. Abram is handsome, although my brain really wants to say Abraham. The flow is really nice - Ezekiel Abram just flows right off the tongue - but the name feels really Bible-heavy, which is fine if that's what you're going for but something to consider if you're not. (Ezekiel Joseph would be really handsome too).

 

Octavio Gabriel - I'm not really a fan of Octavio. It just feels a little larger-than-life and I have a hard time picturing it on a little boy. I've grown a little fondness for Octavian, however, and I think the -an ending helps ground the name a little bit, so that's one suggestion if you like Octavian. I love Gabriel as a middle but the flow is a little awkward here with the -o and -el endings.

 

Sebastian Emil/Matteo - These are my favorite of your combos! Sebastian is really handsome and I think it goes well with both Emil and Matteo. I think I would choose Sebastian Emil for the slightly better flow, although I like the name Matteo a little more.

 

 

Marian Katerina - I love Marian! It's on my own list. However, I could take or leave Katerina, and I think there are way too many syllables happening in this combo. I often debate between Marian and Maren - I think Maren Katerina would have better flow, just because of the one less syllable. Both Marian and Katerina are good names, but I would maybe pair them differently for flow reasons.

 

Lydia Veronica - This is really pretty! I usually caution against using to -a ending names in a combo, but I think that Veronica is long enough that the -a ending doesn't feel repetitive and the flow is actually really nice. It's still a bit of a mouthful with so many syllables, but I think it works. As for the individual names, I think Veronica is gorgeous, and Lydia is just one of those names that I don't really like much, but it's not a bad name.

 

Anastasia Edith - This is a pretty combo. Anastasia is not my style, but I could definitely see Anastasia and Sebastian or Anastasia and Octavio as a pair of regal-sounding siblings. Edith is pretty (I'm partial to E names in general), and it's nice and short, which is what Anastasia needs in a middle.

 

Teresa Abigail - Teresa is a pretty classic that I would like to see more often on today's babies, especially since it can offer cute nicknames like Terry/Teri or Reese. Abigail is pretty too, but I feel like there's a bit of a hiccup in the flow due to the first name ending in A and the middle name beginning with A. Again, lovely names, but I would pair them differently. 

 

Nice list overall! You have a really distinctive style in these combos and I think it's really cool  :) 



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:03 AM

Cathleen Michelle

Cathleen Danielle

Cathleen Rebecca

Cathleen Cynthia

Cathleen Gretta

 

(Cathleen is interchangeable with Kathleen)

 

Cathleen Michelle

Cathleen Danielle

Cathleen Rebecca

Cathleen Cynthia

Cathleen Gretta

 

I'll just respond to these all at once since it's the same first name. I do prefer Kathleen with a K but that's just my personal preference. Kathleen is not really a favorite of mine - I much prefer Katherine, a beautiful classic that has different sounds that I just personally like more. Both names offer Kate/Katie (or Cate/Catie) as nicknames which is nice. 

 

The first combo I would rule out is Cathleen Cynthia - Since both names have the -th sound I just don't think it flows that well. I also don't like how Cathleen Danielle sounds - it sounds really L heavy. Cathleen Michelle has a similar problem, but I think that the flow is a bit better. I like Michelle as a middle name, it's a name that doesn't get used a lot on today's babies. That leaves Cathleen Rebecca and Cathleen Gretta. I think Cathleen Rebecca is probably my favorite combo of this list - it has a nice flow and I think Rebecca is pretty in the middle spot. Cathleen Gretta is nice too, but Gretta feels a little abrupt to me in the middle spot, if that makes any sense (also I prefer the traditional Greta spelling, with one T). 

 

So overall my top three in order for these would be 1. Cathleen Rebecca , 2. Cathleen Michelle , 3. Cathleen Gretta.

 

I hope that helps!


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:01 PM

GIRLS
Casper Emmaliana
Winter Rose
Zarabella Amethyst
Charlotte Kai
Snow Magnolia
Korelia Ray-Lynn(pronounced koor-reh-leah)
Artemis Nova
Lyra Blaze



BOYS

Zayde Severs
Caspian Von
Lyric Jayce
Kadrian Blade
Caliber Marcell
William Ryker
Archer Orion

It bugs me when I don't have "matching" names. Basically if I have a full boys name that starts with "A" I cannot stop looking till I find a full girls name that starts with the same letter. Still currently looking for an "S" name for a boy that goes with Snow Magnolia that would be great.

#127 Aquarius101

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

Dietrich Peter
Emmanuel Joseph
Sebastian Elias
Ezekiel Abram

Marian Katerina
Lydia Veronica
Anastasia (middle name help?)
Teresa Abigail




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