3/25/2006

Baby Names

Just came across this meme at The Book of Roo. Not a very popular meme, apparently, but particularly interesting to me right now. Here's the deal: list your top choice baby names (boy and girl) for each letter of the alphabet. We're expecting a boy, so I didn't put as much thought into the more difficult letters on the girl side. I made myself pick a letter for each name, even if I had reasons not to go with it. Nicknames are in parentheses. I think I could be happy with any of these boy names. I'm not as excited about Russ and Wesley, but I guess they'd do. And I wouldn't fight for the names Japeth and Toby, come to think of it. But I do like them. Finally, Finnegan and Phinneas are perhaps unwise names, as they produce Finn Fishmonger as nicknames. No, those won't do at all. Anyway, here's the list. If you stumble across this list and decide to post one of your own, let me know!

A - - - Augustus (Gus) - - - Adele(Della)
B - - - Beckett (Beck) - - - Beryl (--)
C - - - Calvin (Cal) - - - Cordelia (Delia)
D - - - Dexter/Declan (Dex) - - - Desiree (Desi)
E - - - Edison (Ed) - - - Elise (Lise)
F - - - Finnegan (Finn) - - - Florentine (Flo)
G - - - Griffith (Griff) - - - Gwendolynn (Gwen)
H - - - Holden (Hold) - - - Helena
I - - - Ignatz (Iggy) - - - Ione (Io)
J - - - Japheth/Japhod (Japhy) - - - Jillian (Jill)
K - - - Kazimir (Kaz) - - - Katarina (Kacha)
L - - - Laszlo (Laz) - - - Larissa (Rissa)
M - - - Maximillian (Max) - - - Magdelena (Della)
N - - - Newton (Newt) - - - Nikolina (Nikki)
O - - - Oliver (Ollie) - - - Olianna (Oli)
P - - - Phineas (Fin) - - - Petronilla (Nelly)
Q - - - Quintin (Quin) - - - Quinby (Quin)
R - - - russel(russ) - - - Rosalynn (Roz)
S - - - Sigurd (Sig) - - - Sarah (Sadie)
T - - - Tobias (Toby) - - - Tatianna (Tania)
U - - - Ulfred (Ulf, Fred) - - - Ursula (Sulie)
V - - - Vuk(Wolf) - - - Veronia (Ronnie)
W - - - Wesley (Wes) - - - Wendy (--)
X - - - Xavier (Zave) - - - Xanthe(- -)
Y - - - York(York) - - - Yolanda (Lanie)
Z - - - Zakai (Zack) - - - Zora(--)

1 comment:

poppgrrl said...

I vote for Calvin. Don't shorten it, though. It sounds better like it is. Plus, I can totally see your kid being like the comic strip Calvin. You could even buy him a stuffed tiger...

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