Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Janel's names

[Dear Snob]
My husband and I are at a dead lock. We don't know if our little one is a boy or a girl. I like Aidan, Liam, Riley or Moses for a boy. My husband likes Alexander (but I hate Alex and I know the kid will be called that by our families), he doesn't mind Riley or Moses (but he is afraid Moses is too unique but I like unique). For a girl I like Emily, Gracie, Riley, Brianna, Beverly. He likes Helen (which I hate) and he likes Gracie. For middle names I would like to use our grandparents names Beverly, Grace, Rollie, Marie, Lee or Adam.

My husband likes history names, Helen of Troy, Alexander the Great, etc.. I like kind of different but not too unique like Moses, Riley, Liam, etc.


Hi Janel!
Aidan, Liam and Riley are all top 100 names right now while Moses is hanging out at 464. It's unique but it's not unheard of. With my son James I was bound and determined to not let anyone nickname him Jim, Jimmy or Jamie and it took some work but he's just James. Alexander is tough because it is a longer name and the urge to shorten it may be too much for your family. Is Xander an option? Since your husband likes names with a historical background and you like unique names, here's a boy list.

Adams
Beckett
Carter
Charles
Clinton
Cole
Desmond
Edmund
Grant
Henry
Hudson
Jackson
Julius
Lincoln
Louis
Magnus
Malcolm
Monroe
Raleigh
Theodore
Wallace
Walker
William
Wilson
Wyatt

As far as some extra girl names suggestions, we can come up with a few newer names just by adding or removing some letters. :)
Emily---Emery, Emme
Gracie--Gracen, Graciela
Riley--Ryanne, Rilla
Brianna--Brynn, Anna, Brenna
Beverly--Everly

I really love Beverly and I think it's posed to make a come back. It's been off the charts for the last decade and it peaked in the 1930s. I do like Everly as an alternative though.

And for your husband, I made him a list of historical women, most names of queens with some biblical names and the odd explorer or activist.

Anne
Amelia
Beatrix
Charlotte
Delilah
Elizabeth
Eve
Gloria
Isabella
Jane (Lady Grey)
Juliana
Lucy
Matilda
Rosa
Sofia
Victoria

Of the names from your list, Moses Lee is my favorite. Of your girl names I like Beverly Grace, Riley Marie--and I think Rollie is a cool name, too.

Good luck naming your sweet babe! Keep me updated.
Love, the snob

3 comments:

Tracy said...

I really like Moses Lee!

Great names. You rock, Theresa!

Ellie said...

Hey T~ A good alternative to Helen is Helena. We have a liking for that...hence Cecily's middle name!

Mary said...

These are some great name suggestions! We just named our daughter Gloria Louise but Beverly was a definite contender.

And btw, I think Moses is a really nice name.