Needing help with a boy and girl name

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Needing help with a boy and girl name
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 10:37pm
I'm due with our 4th baby in October but I like to plan ahead and am having a tough time deciding on a name. I am looking for a boy or girl name that is unique but not trendy. For a girl the middle name is going to be Lydia after my late grandmother. Not sure about a boy's middle name but I'm thinking maybe Tyler but that's just a maybe.

I have a daughter named Bailey Ann (btw Bailey wasn't a trendy name 20+ years ago when I first picked it out! LOL), a son named Calen Joseph and another son named Chase McKay.

Any recs would be very MUCH appreciated! Thanks so much.


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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 7:27am
Lydia is a beautiful name! Some ideas...

Hmm, I'm having some trouble thinking of good fn/mn combos w/Lydia as the mn. IMO it works best as a fn.

For boys...Aaron Tyler, Curren Tyler, Finley Tyler, Joel Tyler, Marcus Tyler, Nolan Tyler, Owen Tyler, Preston Tyler, Quentin Tyler, Ronan Tyler, Simon Tyler, Shane Tyler

Good luck!


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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:03am
Peyton Lydia, Aubrey Lydia, Rhiannon Lydia, Tatum Lydia, Maren Lydia? Wow, it's hard finding first names to go with Lydia!

Damian Tyler, Brody Tyler, Isaiah Tyler, Pierce Tyler, Kellen Tyler, Ashby Tyler, Graham Tyler, Rory Tyler?

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 4:11pm
Hmmm....Lydia is a tough one in the mn place. I have to tell you that Lydia is one of my very favorite first names and as a first name I like it with Jane best. Lydia Jane, one of my favorite combos ever. Would you consider it for a first name? It is beautiful and lends itself nicely to many mns-- it just refuses to give way in the middle place itself-- at least not easily!

For the mn place, I will give it a try-- how about...

Margaret Lydia works reasonably well, maybe Marjorie Lydia would work better...Alice Lydia (although it does elide, it is not as bad as some others), Iris Lydia has a kind of a romantic flavor to it and a nice reference to mythology...Still working on this one, it might take a while.


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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 5:20pm
Lydia is a beautiful name. How about Lydia as a first name? Lydia Grace, Lydia Catherine, Lydia Hope? Otherwise, perhaps a B name would be nice since your sons have C names and your daughter has a B name - Brenna, Brynn, Blair, Bella, Britton, Britta, Brittany, Bethany, Brielle, Brianne/Brianna, Blythe, Bridget, Berit, Brina?

Other girl ideas - Addison, Ashlyn, Ashton, Aspen, Camden, Camryn, Campbell, Cassidy, Delaney, Emerson, Ellery, Eden, Gracyn, Gabrielle, Jaidyn, Jaren, Jessamyn, Katrina, Katriel, Kyla, Kinsey, Kessler, Kipley, Larissa, Laurel, Mallory, Makenna, Macy, Maicyn (nn Maicy), Mariah, Morgan, Marissa, Payton, Paige, Quinn, Ryanne, Sage, Sabrina, Sibley, Shelby, Teagan, Taryn, Zoe (not all of these flow with Lydia - but you rarely use the two names together, so while I prefer names that flow nicely, Lydia is so hard to pair that I wouldn't worry).

For a boy how about a C name (since your other two boys have C names) or a B name (then you would have two Cs and two Bs) - Connor, Camden, Campbell, Carter, Carson, Colton, Coleman, Clayton, Clinton, Christopher, Chandler, Chet, Blake, Bennett, Brock, Bryant, Benjamin, Broderick (Brody), Brady, Bradley, Braden, Brandon, Brendan, Brennan, Brenner, Bridger, Berenger, Boston?

Other ideas - Aidan, Archer, Asher, Dalton, Dawson, Declan, Dayton, Ethan, Easton, Elias, Edison, Grayson, Griffin, Garrett, Harrison, Holden, Hayden, Jameson, Jarrett, Julian, Jaden, Keaton, Kyler, Landon, Lawson, Mason, Nolan, Peyton, Quinten, Quinlan, Rylan, Rulan, Sullivan, Spencer, Shane, Trenton, Taran, Weston, Wilson, Wyatt

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 6:08pm
I like Catherine Lydia, Lynette Lydia, Claire Lydia, Simone Lydia, Deanna Lydia, Miriam Lydia.

For Boys...Ashton Tyler, Brennan Tyler, Caleb Tyler, Darren Tyler, Everett Tyler, Garrett Tyler, Hayden Tyler, Isacc Tyler, Jeremy Tyler, Kristopher Tyler, Lucas Tyler, Nathaniel Tyler, Owen Tyler, Payton Tyler


-mama to Evan (6-27-04) and Leah (10-24-07)

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Tue, 04-29-2003 - 2:26pm
just out of do you pronounce your son Calen 's name?

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Thu, 05-01-2003 - 12:56am
I like Lydia for the first name and think it sounds nice with your other children. And one of my nicest friends ever is named Dawn so I think about that for a mn... so how 'bout Lydia Dawn. Beautiful!

: )