Post # 1
I’m looking for opinions and ideas for my list of baby names – I have lists of favorites but I’m having trouble putting together first and middle name combinations I like. We have a long last name, three syllabals starting with an H. Here are the top choices.
Rohan (prounounced Row – en)
Leigh (pronounced “lee”)
Silas (pronounced see-las)
Avi (proounced like ava, but with an “ee” sound on the end”)
Amirah (pronounced ah-meer-ah)
Sarai (pronounced sa-rye)
Rejn (pronounced like “rain”)
Eliora (pronounced el-ee-or-ah)
Rae (pronounced like “ray”)
Iisabela (pronounced “ees-ah-bell-ah”)
Iliana (pronounced “ee-lee-ah-na”)
Which ones are your favorites, and what combinations would you put together? I’d really love some input from all of you bees! Thanks!
Post # 3
Rohan (prounounced Row – en) – I like!
Brennan – LIKE.
Kade – I like, I think it would go well as a middle name with Brennan, Owen, Nolan, Rohan, Leigh, Asher and MAYBE Avi.
Kalan – On the fence.
Gideon – don’t like
Orin – eeeh. not so much. is it OR-in? Oh-ry-in? Oh-REEN?
Leigh (pronounced “lee”) – I associate this with the girl way of spelling it. He’s also going to have to spell it out every time – most people will assume it’s Lee. Also, people are going to mispronounce it A LOT. (LAY instead of LEE)
Reid – are we a Criminal Minds fan? I like it, but another one he’s going to have to spell out.
Owen – really like
Lane – would go well with a number of first names on your list: Asher, Nolah, Owen, Avi, Brennan, Rohan.
Silas (pronounced see-las) – not so much. reminds me of an old sailor.
Nolan – really like
Asher – reeealllly like.
Boyd – this just reminds me of ‘boil’. Sorry.
Avi (proounced like ava, but with an “ee” sound on the end”) – Like it!
Post # 4
I like a lot of the names in theory, but some of them are pronounced differently than they look, which I think is a nightmare for the kid (i.e. Rohan looks like “ROW-han”). The other thing is Leigh is the feminine spelling of Lee, so while it would be great for a girl, I think stay away for a boy.
I personally am a fan of less common “standard” names, with common spellings, so my picks are:
Boy: Brennan, Gideon, Reid, Owen, Nolan and Asher
Girl: Amirah (weird but I like it), Sarai (though she will get called Sara her whole life), Sophia, Rae, Aria, Ava and Ella.
Combos: any of the boy multi-syllable names with Reid for middle, and any of the girls names with Rae for middle.
Post # 5
Amirah (pronounced ah-meer-ah) – eeeh. I want to like it. But I just worry about pronounciation and spelling.
Sarai (pronounced sa-rye) – LOVE. Nice twist on the name Sarah (i think it was actually the Jewish name for Sarah, which I’m sure you already know!)
Sophia – Love. Classic, very popular right now though.
Rejn (pronounced like “rain”) – Wacky spelling, lots of room for miss-spellings.
Eliora (pronounced el-ee-or-ah) – going to have to tell people how to spell it her ENTIRE life. But I will admit its pretty!
Rae (pronounced like “ray”) – Like, but kind of texas big hair 80’s cheerleader. Sorry. But does work well as a middle name for most of these names.
Iisabela (pronounced “ees-ah-bell-ah”) – is that double I a typo? Because if it’s not …. uh, eek.
Dawn – again. big haired 80’s cheerleader.
Aria – LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. SO FREAKING PRETTY. Sigh.
Iliana (pronounced “ee-lee-ah-na”) – Love.
Ava – love, also works well as a middle name for most of theese.
Divya – how do you pronounce it?
Rosalyn – LOVE.
Hadassah – not sure how to pronounce it, not sure how to spell it.
Ella – very popular name for a girl right now. Pretty, but there’s probably going to be 2-4 other girls with the same name in her class.
Rio – nope.
Aaliyah – nope.
Eve – gorgeous.
Post # 6
I like the ones for which you do not have to explain how to pronounce them.
Post # 8
My favourites are:
Rohan (this is a fairly common way to spell it here)
I know someone who had a baby boy called Lane and before I got used to it I always thought of it as a girl’s name.
and if it wasn’t an acronym here, Aria (ARIA is Australian Recording Industry Association)
The others are either too common for my tastes, or a bit too out there.
Post # 9
I also think that “Leigh” is the female version of “Lee”…could be tough for a guy if he’s around girls with the same spelling!
Also, if a pronunciation key needs to be included with a name, I consider that a warning sign. Even if the name is uncommon, I think it is best to have it be easily pronounced so the kid is not always having to explain (and so that you don’t constantly have to, either).