Some Newer Stuff

Well, “newer” is figurative. ūüôā I’ve had a few of these names on my lists before, I’m just liking them anew. Since I had so much down time, I worked on combos and came up with a handful that I really like. This is what I do with much of my free time (at least, in my head):


Romilly Allegra Violet
Penelope Violet Jane
India Ottilie Violet
Peregrin Henry Arthur
August James Tiberius
Matilda Esme Violet
Amos Willem Rafferty
Lucius George Pascal
Eulalie Saffron Jane


Romilly is back again, still searching for the perfect middles for India, Eulalie stays on the list despite Elisabeth having a brand new one¬†while Matilda’s firmly on the list now and I’m still searching for the perfect middles for Penelope. Lucius never left, I’m still perfecting him and Amos is slowly replacing Clancy in my head.¬†¬† Not entirely, but starting to. So here’s a related question for you folks:
Clancy or Amos, which do you like better (or which would you rather see on a real kid)?


So there they are, anything strike you as keepable?¬† I’d love to hear what you folks think!¬† As always, thanks a million for stopping by. And, I’m back!¬† ūüėÄ

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!



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


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! 

The -us boys

I’ve mentioned before my love of -us ending boys: ¬†Julius would be tops for my beloved Marxman but for Josephine. They’re too similar for my liking. So there’s Cassius, Remus, Rufus, Linus, Lucius, Angus, Cyrus, Fergus, simple Gus (for August), Klaus,¬†¬†Marius, Magnus, Lazarus, Ignatius¬†& ¬†Seamus who’ve been on my lists at various points. Only Cassius, Remus, Rufus, Linus, August¬†& Lucius are still on.


¬†Cassius is not one that appeals to many to begin with and when they find out his meaning, it turns¬†still more off. “Empty, vain” is not something that truly appeals. I figure, if people can use¬†Kennedy, ‘misshapen head’, Calvin ‘bald’, or Cecilia, ‘blind’, why not Cassius? ¬†He’s got at least as much style as Cecilia!

Remus appeals for his legend and the fact that I could potentially nickname him Remy, which sounds so completely awesome with the surname.¬† HP tried to take a bite out of him (pardon the pun) but I think he’s got a¬†fair bit of style and strength¬†still.

Rufus – feels a bit homey to me, a touch country-fied. He’s still stylish but less slick. I’m not thinking nickname potential because I don’t think he’s got one. ¬†Which is why he’s on the back burner. I’m trying to decide, merciless nicknamer I am, if he’s worth breaking my own nature for.

Linus – has a soft spot in my heart forevermore thanks to Peanuts. Yeah, he’s my favorite of the Peanuts guys (Frieda’s my favorite of the girls with her “naturally curly hair”) but Linus is also what my mom used to call my blanket toting little brother (who just turned 40 this past Saturday… if you stumble across this, Steve, Happy Birthday!). Lucy¬†& Linus we two were and because of that, they both hold special memories for me.

¬†August – is on my list because I like his literal meaning ” marked by majestic dignity or grandeur” and in a roundabout way, he honors my Mom, Frances, ¬†who was born in August.¬† I think he’s got a crisp, clear sound and spiffy looks too. And Gus? Gus is charming while Augie’s jazzy cool.¬† Two great options for nicknames and a great long form too.

Lucius – I loved him before HP showed up and while yes, he’s a nasty character, they completely ruined his evilness with the yummy Jason Isaacs. Nah, can’t hate Lucius Malfoy for nothing.¬† And his sound is just awesome. What’s not to like? I’ve noticed Lucius is starting to show up in movies too. Three movies I’ve watched recently have a Lucius in it somewhere (Today’s better: “The Dark Knight”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”[for a specific one] and “The Incredibles” ).¬† And I could probably name a few more, if pressed: ” Talledega Nights”¬†, “The Village”, and we just got “The Planet of the Apes”¬†set on DVD and there’s a Lucius there too.¬† ¬†¬†So again, what’s not to like? ūüėÄ


There’s my favorite of the -us enders, what are yours? ūüôā

 Updated to add the few Lucius filled movies I have watched recently!)

and just a note for those of yoou who dislike my “snow” When it finally snows here, it’ll go!

And the Boys

I can’t leave the boys out!¬† Here’s the top ten:

Cosmo – Coz
Cassius – Cash, Cass
Remus – Remy, Rex (due to initials in combo)
August – Augie, Gus
Lucius – Lou, Luc
Clarence РClancy, Clare, Ren                                               
Alasdair – Alec, AB (due to initials)
Oscar – Oz, Ozzy
Rafael – Rafe
Ignatius – Iggy, Nate, Nat


If you’re interested in them in full combos or you’d like to see the whole list, look here.

Top Boys List

I figure I should really post the top boys, since I did the girls a few days ago.¬†¬†Top Girls¬† It’s only fair to give the bucks a turn!

 So, without further ado,

Cosmo Henry Graham ‚ô•
Cassius Barnaby Rex
Remus Edward Xavier
August Edward Valentine
Lucius Edward Porfirio
Clarence Henry Rafael
Alasdair Barnaby George
Rafael Edward Porfirio

Ignatius Henry August
Sidney Edward Porfirio
Casimir Amadeus John
Maxim Edgar Rafael

Nymbler Suggestions for Lucius, Remus, Cassius & Josephine:

 Clementine, Ophelia, Jemima, Ottilie, Athena, Mehitabel, Josephine, Imogen, Clara, Florence,  Scarlett,  Cleo, Frances, Verity, Clarissa, Esme, Ariadne, Leocadia, Apollonia, Camilla,  Flora, Cecily, Ivy, Genevra, Xanthe,  Zaida, Iris, Euphemia, Araminta, Rosabel, Isadora, Violetta, Portia, Alice, Letitia, Sidony, Aurelia,  Cornelia, Lucretia, Beatrix.

Maximillian, Augustin, Solomon, Zed, Magnus, Sinclair, Leander, Raoul,  Damian, Peregrine, Octavian, Angus, Tilden, Alistair, Tiberius, Ephraim, Napoleon, Theron, Ambrose, Leo, Raphael, Benedict, Merritt, Casper, Maximilian, Amadeus, Llewellyn, August, Alexander, Claus, Rollin, Cicero, Rufus, Percival, Jasper, Simeon, Linus, Julius, Cato, King, Milo, Ulysses, Horatio, Cyrus,  Erastus, Cornelius, Philo,  Lazarus, Phineas, Silas, Anatole, Augustus, Lucius, Remus, Cassius, Felix, Ignatius, Erasmus.

Yes, I like names that really stand out in a crowd. But then, I have kids that stand out in a  crowd, physically and attitude wise. 

See anything you like? Let me know!