/r/namenerds

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A community for those interested in names. Your posts are welcome so long as they stay on topic and remain civil

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Are you looking for a name for your baby? Your character? Your business? Yourself? Are you fascinated by the history and meaning of names? /r/namenerds is a community for name enthusiasts of all kinds. Welcome! Check out our Wiki page for help with how to get started!

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‘Soft’ boys names as alternatives to Rowan?

Hi all. I’m due this summer with a boy 💙 My husband loves the name Rowan and I like it too but it doesn’t necessarily feel like ‘the one’ plus I’m worried it’s too popular. We’re in the UK.

I like softer and more unusual boys names, these are others on our list:

Casper

Marlowe

Oscar

Gabriel

Robin

Zefi

Anyone have any suggestions?

1 Comment
2024/02/03
09:01 UTC

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Bookish name suggestions—not characters or authors

I’m looking for bookish names that aren’t characters or writers. Every book name list is the same, like Alice or Hemingway, but I’m looking for names based on the more literal love of books—Paige, Reid, Atlas, Novella, etc. Either girl or gender-neutral names. Thank you!

1 Comment
2024/02/03
08:41 UTC

1

Simple names with cute nicknames?

For a girl?

0 Comments
2024/02/03
08:40 UTC

1

Girl name suggestions?

Hey everyone!

Found out at the 12 week scan that my bub is predicted to be a girl. (We’ll check again at 20weeks) I’m sidelined as my husband and I had settled on a boys name thinking we would definitely have a boy. Anyway, I’m looking for girl name suggestions that are post 2020 in vibe and end with a consonant please? Name meanings are important too. We have zero ideas. Thank you!!!

0 Comments
2024/02/03
08:40 UTC

1

Looking for a name for a black female kitten

I'm looking for a no for this black kitten I found. Any suggestions.

1 Comment
2024/02/03
08:37 UTC

1

Logan or Cillian for a boy in Australia

Husband and I are really struggling with boy names! The two front runners are currently Logan and Cillian. Middle name is going to be James.

I'm just wondering if Logan has become really American now? And is Cillian too rare in Australia? Will he be spelling out his name and correcting pronunciation his whole life? (Not keen on spelling it with a K). Just looking for more insight because we're absolutely stuck.

0 Comments
2024/02/03
08:31 UTC

1

Samia or Samiya?

Title self explanatory :)

1 Comment
2024/02/03
08:30 UTC

1

Which combination sounds best?

Hello, my husband and I are having a baby girl in April. From the moment we found out she was a girl, my husband started calling her Paulina. I like the name, however, I always thought I’d name my daughter Alice. He doesn’t mind if Paulina is used as a middle name, but lately I’ve actually grown to really love Paulina because he loves it so much. He says it’s like my name (Veronica) strong, feminine, well-known, yet not overused. So my question is, what do you like best? Alice Paulina or Paulina Alice? Thanks! (Just as a side note— if Alice is used as a middle name.. I might actually use Alicia. The only reason I don’t like Alicia as a first name, is because English speakers tend to pronounce it with a “sha” at the end “Aleesha.” I don’t like that at all. I like, “Alee-see-ah.”) thanks again!

6 Comments
2024/02/03
07:43 UTC

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Need a middle name for Drew!

Needing help to name my baby girl! We are naming her Drew and our last name is something like Peterson/Masterson. I would love something nature, floral, musical, or positive trait inspired. I loved Drew Bird but hubby said no. Now nothing seems to fit! Drew Ivy? Drew Ruby? I’m so lost!

2 Comments
2024/02/03
07:38 UTC

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C.S. Lewis understood the importance of a name

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and masters called him Scrubb. I can’t tell you how his friends spoke to him, for he had none." The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

1 Comment
2024/02/03
06:55 UTC

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Cannot find a boy name we like for the life of us (or life of him if he is indeed a boy!)

First baby, so very excited! We have so many girl names we like and think we will most likely land on Ren if it is a girl to give you an idea of our preferences/style. Boys names however…

Surname ends in an “oney” sound; think Mulroney, Spiloni, Macaroni, Denoni. This makes it a bit tricky for a few first names given we aren’t keen on rhyming it almost-rhyming names (Think Johnny, Jesse, etc)

We feel like single syllable names or names that end with harder sounds might work, but even though we are looking and looking we just can’t seem to find the right one.

We are very open to names from many cultures, but would obviously choose appropriately based on our respective backgrounds.

We are just looking for some inspiration, so would love some help, get creative if you need, and feel free to ask more questions!

Thanks so much.

5 Comments
2024/02/03
06:52 UTC

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Favorite gender neutral names??

Lemme have a look at your favorite gender neutral picks, please! Established, out there, anything goes!

Names I'm personally feeling right now: Avery, Rowan, Logan

7 Comments
2024/02/03
06:48 UTC

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Need suggestions for first & middle name that both start with C!

For a girl! Preferably simple/basic names!

16 Comments
2024/02/03
06:36 UTC

2

Names that give you the nickname Cece?

For a girl!

5 Comments
2024/02/03
06:25 UTC

1

LF coraline&sanrio cat names!

got a kitten, i have a cat and a dog right now named Coraline and Wybie. I want to stick with the Coraline theme, and have been calling him Hamlet because the other miss spink and forcible recite it but 1) that’s a fat reach and 2) i kind of hate it

send help via name suggestions

accepting middle names too, would like sanrio middles!!

i have Coraline Melody and Wyborne Maru :>

0 Comments
2024/02/03
06:12 UTC

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How has the commonality or uniqueness of your last name affected your opinion on a first name?

I have a pretty rare last name in the English speaking world.

1 Comment
2024/02/03
06:01 UTC

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Help me name my 3rd kid

So I have 2 girls, Alyssa Nicole and Elaina Michelle. We are due with our baby boy in a week or so. My husband is ridiculously picky. Here is our short list. Middle name will be Michael. I do like a couple of E names but then I would have 2 kids with the same initials, including middle names.

Oliver, Wyatt, Elijah, Wesley, Maverick, Elliott.

What else can I run by my husband?

4 Comments
2024/02/03
05:57 UTC

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full name change!

this is kind of a throwaway & i am 100% deleting this in 24 hrs or less cause im completely outting myself here lol. i just want outside/unbiased opinions :)

my current name is tiffani-amber (lynn) hope. lynn was supposed to be my middle name but it was forgotten on the birth certificate so ‘technically’ amber is my middle name, i’ve always gone by tiffani or tiff in school & with friends/family. my father decided to name me after his long lived crush, tiffani amber thiessen from saved by the bell. i have a love/hate relationship with the way it’s spelled. personally, i do like it more than tiffany aesthetically speaking, but i also hate that it’s not common enough to the point i always have to spell it out & growing up, i was never able to get anything with my name on it like keychains and whatnot. that is, unless it was customizable, but things like that always tended to cost more. total first world problems, i know lol.

i’ve been going by aj for about 3 years now. everyone in my life knows so, including my family. my immediate family doesn’t call me by it, but i really don’t mind all that much cause literally everyone else does.

but the point of my post is; what does aj mean?

i was thinking to just keep amber in there for the a, as im pretty used to being called that since my name on social media pretty much always excluded the ‘tiffani’ part and had ‘amber’ instead. i don’t know if im fully set on it though, mainly because im so used to and set on aj. it meaning anything and the chances of being called anything else makes me feel a little weird. but changing my name to literal initials also doesn’t sit right with me.

as for the j, ive thought of a few options. originally, it was gonna be james after my dad since i plan on dropping his last name (ill get there soon). though, when i decided that, i was having an identity crisis and thought i wanted to be a boy. - i have no hate nor animosity towards, only empathy and love for trans people, my feelings were just completely related to hating my body due to past trauma. i’m almost (once i get back in the gym, i will be lmao) completely comfortable in my skin now. so now i’m thinking jane or jade.

as for the last name, my boyfriend and i came up with one together. it’s after our favorite tree, willow. i love my father and am not dropping his last name for any specific reason, besides i am just not a fan, i know that sounds petty and horrible but idk.

how does amber jade willow sound to you guys?

how about amber jane willow?

i’m open to other suggestions for both the a & j! willow is likely definite though.

not that it’s an ugly name, i just don’t feel as if tiffani fits me. like at all, lol. i’ll include a few photos of me in the comments if you guys think that’ll help. thank you tons in advance! :)

2 Comments
2024/02/03
05:52 UTC

1

Double Barrel name for Alma

Looking for a double barrel name for Alma. We currently have Alma-Rose and Alma-May in the running right now but not set on either of them. We love Alma-Joy but sounds too close to Almond joy lol.

2 Comments
2024/02/03
05:36 UTC

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Your opinion on these names I like (female)?

Not naming a kid just into names (yes I know some are weird) Petra, Elizabeth, Beata, Covenant, Theophania, Eudaimonia, Eliza, Isabel Isobel Petra Camille Isodora, Covenant, Liahona, Antonia, Isadora, Eleanor Rosemary, Marguerite.

10 Comments
2024/02/03
04:53 UTC

1

names for a pet moth (male or neutral)

i like motthew but my roommate used to go by matthew so i don't know if he'll like that. anything pun related would be great. also considering vince neil (motley cru/mothley cru) lol

3 Comments
2024/02/03
04:28 UTC

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stuck between girl name

im stuck between the name Lana Swanson and the name Mira Swanson, I know its kind of specific and random but if you can help me out that would be much appreciated

8 Comments
2024/02/03
04:22 UTC

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Thoughts on Hazzy?

My husband's great-grandpa was named Harold, with the nickname Hazzy. My husband and I have talked about potentially giving that name and nickname combo to a future son — not really for sentimental reasons, but we both just really like the name Hazzy. But I know that Harold is a very unpopular baby name right now, and I can't find many instances of people using Hazzy even as a nickname.

I'm curious, what are people's initial reactions to the name?

8 Comments
2024/02/03
04:20 UTC

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I cannot find any music artist who’s name consists of… (read desc)

Who’s name consists of letters that score more than 30 scrabble points total that has more than 1,000,000 monthly monthly listeners on Spotify (maybe lower), is one word, no special characters, max 7 letters, and possible to have in a scrabble hand with no blanks.

Some close ones include:

Jazeek (26 points) Squeeze (25 points)

2 Comments
2024/02/03
04:06 UTC

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What's a name that you really like but others hate?

mine is Mino for boy and Tulla for a girl

60 Comments
2024/02/03
03:50 UTC

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We decided on the two names for our son. Unsure on which order sounds better

Hello all. Me and my wife have decided on two names for our son - Donovan and James. Right now it’s just a question of which flows better.

The combos:

James Donovan

Donovan James

We cannot seem to decide so I have come to this forum for opinions.

41 Comments
2024/02/03
03:50 UTC

3

Timeless Grandma Supreme Court Justice Cute Nicknames Girl Names

The title says it all right?! Looking for a classic name for our second daughter due in august. We’re into classic and timeless names, should be a good grandma name, bonus points if it comes with a cute nickname. Thank you nerds 🙂

15 Comments
2024/02/03
03:47 UTC

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Middle name for Roman

I'm having a difficult time choosing a middle name for my baby boy. The decision is to give him a middle name after one of my parents (Nikolai and Valentina).

Possible non-Eastern-European versions:

Roman Nicholas

Roman Valentin

Roman Valentine

I always thought that I'd use "Nicholas" (Greek), but since "Roman" is of Latin origin, I think it goes better with "Valentin/e" (and he'll be a February baby). To add to it, the last name is also of Latin origin and is used sometimes as a male first name.

Keep going back and forth and not sure which sounds better. What do you think? Thank you.

2 Comments
2024/02/03
03:42 UTC

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June or Mabel? Help us decide!

We have a boy named Theo, a girl named Juliet and another girl named Rosie. We are having our last baby, a girl! We love the name June but I worry it sounds too close to Juliet..both beginning in “Ju.” We also love the name Mabel. What do you think fits in best with the rest of the names?

8 Comments
2024/02/03
03:36 UTC

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While of these two middle names is better for Nicole?

Nicole Marie

Nicole Olivia

going through the name change process and stuck between these two, any thoughts?

ty!!

2 Comments
2024/02/03
03:25 UTC

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