My latest Top 10 Boys & Girls

Yep, here to bore you again is my most recent top 10.  I’m less than imaginative today, Ken is 43 today and I’m concentrating on the Birthday party for later. Bear with me!

 

 Boys:

Cosmo Valentin George/Cosmo Lucien George
Barnaby Edward Rex
Cassius Barnaby Rex
Remus Edward Xavier
Clarence Arthur Finlay
Alasdair Barnaby George
August Edward Valentine
Lucius Edward Porfirio
Arthur Henry Llewellyn
Linus Edward Anselm

Wildcard: Edward Balthazar George

Girls:

Cecily Pandora Jane
Ottoline Alice Marigold
Beatrix Poppy Elinor
Lucretia Ruby Iris
Pomeline Frances Elinor
Maud India Scarlett
Jemima Frances Ruby
Zelda Rosalie Violet
Winifred Elinor Plum
Edith Malu Violet

Wildcard: Eulalie Frances Madelief/Eulalie Frances Aricie

What do you think? How would you rank them? Which would you love to see used? My goodness, I have to go bake a cake for tonight! 

Romilly

Short post today, I’m feeling a bit under the weather. 

  I like this moniker, quite a bit, actually. There’s something very appealing about her looks or maybe it’s her sound,  don’t know.  But she’s been on my lists, in various places for nearly two years now. I just can’t shake her off. I had her up front: Romilly Alice Kathleen and I swear, I’d love to use it, as is.  I think she’s perfect!  

Of course, she’s place namey and surnamey and only recently actually name-namey. 😛    Because of that, I’ve tried her in the middle in a host of combinations and have only recently found a combo I’m even remotely happy with: Winifred Romilly Violet.  But even then, I’d rather Romilly Alice Kathleen. *Sigh*

I’ve searched around and see it mainly as  a surname and I’ve seen it on someone else’s daughter, where it’s absolutely lovely. And think just maybe, it could stand to be on a few more girls!  I know she’s not exactly perfect next to sister Josephine but really, is Romilly all that bad? What do you think? 

ETA: Running a Romilly poll today. We discussed her last night and came up with a few, somewhat pleasing alternatives. Take a peek and vote, if you want. Otherwise, here’s what’s on the poll:

Romilly Cerys Violet
Romilly Alice Kathleen
Romilly Alice Isobel
Romilly Iris Petronel
Romilly Lilias Jane
Romilly Elspeth Pearl
Romilly Violet Pearl

 I have a favorite and a close runner up here. He has no major favorite, he just likes them all.  Can you help me?

Thanks!

Winifred :D

Winifred’s been on my mind for a few days. It’s my newest Auntie’s name (well, she’s been married to Skip for 5 years now, so new is a relative term…) and I like her very much, even though I only email with her and talk on the phone about once a week (someone needs to keep tabs on flaky Skip). I really like the sound of Winifred and find the possibility of Winnie to be most enticing. 😀   I could even pop in a Freda occasionally, I would think. 🙂   So, I’ve definitely been tossing around combos and have settled with this bunch as being most pleasing but cannot narrow it any further.  I’ll be posting them in a poll later on but for now, they’re just here. And here they are:

 

Winifred Elinor Plum
Winifred Romilly Violet
Winifred Ruby Katharine
Winifred Lily Alice
Winifred Esme Ruby
Winifred Carys Irena
Winifred Esme Ghislaine
Winifred Esme Loveday
Winifred June Kathleen/Winifred Kathleen June (I like this both ways!)
Winifred Poppy Esmée

 

What do you think of Winifred? Like her, hate her, love her? Think it’s insane to be thinking of Winifred these days? Maybe she’s ready for a comeback?  And, if you’d be so kind, which of the above combos do you like best and why. I’d appreciate it very much!  Thanks!

Boys names that End in ‘O’

Since the Boys names ending in ‘Y’ seemed like such a hit, I thought I’d toss out all those lovely -O enders I’ve collected. I love the letter O. So lovely to write out, so pretty to see.  No, I do not use O and 0 (zero) interchangeably. Even Josephine’s got it down already. 4:00 is four, zero, zero to her, not four, oh, oh.  I used to get smacked for it both at home & at school. “Zero is a number, O is a letter!”  Told you my Pop insisted on precise wording!   Anyhoo…

Those O ending boys. They feel comfortable, friendly, and accessible.  I have quite a few favorites ending in O and used my most favorite one of all years ago. I don’t think it’s too weird to have two boys ending in o, particularly, especially with the years between them.

 

They all have something… I don’t know what to call it –  attitude, charm, a happy vibe – soemthing like that. So without further ado, here for your enjoyment, the ‘O’ boys   :

 

 Adamo  
Alejandro
Almanzo
Alonzo
Alphonso/Alfonso
Ando
Angelo
Antonio
Arlo
Armando
Augusto
Aurelio
Austo
Bardo
Benno
Bernardo
Bruno
Carino
Carlo
Carmelo
Claudio
Cordelio
Cosmo      (awesome!)
Cristo
Damiano
Dano
Dario     (am I the only one who finds him absolutely swoony?)
Diego
Domenico
Domo
Donado
Donaldo
Donato
Doro
Draco   (yes, even Malfoy can’t ruin it)
Drago
Eduardo 
Endo
Enzo
Federico
Fidelio   (a wa
y to get past Fidel)
Felipo
Finno
Flavio
Francisco
Franco
Fredo 
Geo
Giacomo
Giano
Gino/Geno
Guillermo
Harlowe
Helo
Hiro)
Hugo
Indigo
Indio )
Inigo  (” The Princess Bride rules. )
Jaco
Jago
Julio
Juneau
Kendo
Kenno
Keo/Kio
Kiro
Lando
Lauro
Leandro 
Ledo
Lendo
Leno/Lenno
Leo
Leonardo
Leondo
Lindo
Liro
Lonzo
Luciano
Luco
/Luko
Marco
Marlo
Matteo
Miko/Mico
Milo
Morro )
Nemo  (maybe not, ‘No man’ is not a cool meaning and then there’s the fish…)
Nico
Nicolo
Nigelo
Nilo
Niro
Noro
Octavio
Orlo
Orro
Oslo
Ossio
Otto
Paavo
Paolo
Randolpho/Randolfo
Renaldo
Renaudo
Revio
Ricardo
Rico
Rigelio
Rigelo
Riggo
Ringo (go, Beatles!)
Rio
Rivelo
Ro/Roe/Rowe
Roberto
Rocco
Rolando
Rollo   I love him! and the candy is Rolo!)
Romando
Romano
Romeo
Romero
Rondo
Roscoe
Royo
Rozzo
Rudolpho/Rudolfo
Runo
Sando
Santo
Sanzo
Shiloh
Silvio
Simlo
Sinto
Sisko
Spiro
Stasio
Stavio
Stefano
Tago
Tanzo
Taro
Tavio
Theo
Tillo
Tormo
Trevo
Tristo
Tylo
Ulio/Yulio
Valencio
Valentino
Vando
Vanno
Varo
Vego
Veno
Vero
Vicento
Vicenzo
Victorio
Viego
Vieno/Vienno
Viggo
Vincento
Vito
Vittorio
Vittoro
Waldo
Wylo
Xenio
Yurio
Zaro
Zavio
Zeno
Zorro

Notes where I had a thought. My personal favorites are bolded & underlined.

The Kids at the Mall

Went to the mall this morning, to take advantage of some of the sales and these are the names I overheard while there:

Tyler
Jason
Larry
Penelope
David
Byron
Thomas
Liam                                                                                                                                   
Salvador
Anna
Petra
Lorelei
Diana (she was the sweetest little thing!)
Winnie
and
Troy

It was an interesting listen today, for sure!  (all spellings are assumed, I only overheard these, didn’t see them written down)

Edward, Florence and three Oddball girls

I’m going over the most classic name on my list for a boy, an Auntie’s name and the combo: Esme Plum, with three different firsts.

 

 Now Edward is one I have a love/hate thing going on with. I hated the Uncle attached to him in my head (what a jerk) but I also have a darling cousin with the same name (the jerk’s oldest boy). And it hasn’t yet repeated in tthe family so I think it’s ripe for the picking.  I have a standard for him but was trying out a few other thoughts. Which is your favorite?

Edward Ignatius George
Edward Valerian George
Edward Balthazar George
Edward Constantine George
Edward Apollo George
Edward Wilder George

 

Have been tossing Florence around in my head again too and am down to these two combos, stalemate. Help me?

Florence Viola Calliope
Florence Lila Ghislaine

And the three Oddballs, which do you like best?

Agatha Esme Plum
Winifred Esme Plum
Ottilie Esme Plum

 

As usual, any thoughts are greatly appreciated.    Thanks!

Edith, revisited

I’ve spent the last two days thinking about Edith. I’m completely charmed by her right now. I’ve also been rethinking our standing combo: Edith Alice Bertille. I mean, I really like the light, airy feel of Edith Alice and the solid thump of Bertille at the end. But maybe Edith needs light all the way around? I can’t decide.  Must be too much eggnog!  😉

So I’ve come up with a few more possible combos:

Edith Violet Belrose – Belrose is yet another family surname, fits the “theme” I’ve got going. But not sure about flow.

Edith Malu Violet – I just like the sound of Malu and Violet honors. I like that Malu also feels really airy and lightens up the whole combo very nicely.

Edith Lily Angelina – Lily honors and Josie suggested Angelina, so I figured, why not? (She’s so into the mouse ballerina!)

Edith Ruby Elinor – Ruby’s for me! and Elinor honors.

 

How do these stack up against Edith Alice Bertille? Which do you like best (and why, if I may inquire)?   Or should I just give up on Edith as a possible sister to Josephine?  C’mon, talk to me! 😀 

 

 Updated to add Poll link. Right now, EABM,  EMV & ELA are tied, ERE is leading EVB by 1, as of right now. 

 

As always, Thanks!

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