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August 2nd, 2009, 12:20 AM
Miracle's Avatar ♥ Melissa ♥
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So my "theme" I'm going for is using a unique middle name. Let me know what you think of these boys names with Gabriella..

Preston is my husbands favorite boys name- I don't know if I can picture having my son named that but we'll see... He also says Noah is #2 for him. So the combos I have come up with so far are....

---Preston Knox (hubby thinks it sounds hick-ish)
---Noah Beckham (We both like the sound of this but we're worried that everyone will think we're David Beckham fans...?)

I also like Jack, Carter, Liam, and Ryder but no middle names yet. Any suggestions? I'd like them to be pretty unique. My husband likes Jack the best out of those.

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August 2nd, 2009, 12:42 AM
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I'm not a fan of Preston. It's just too preppy sounding to me. But, I like Knox for a middle name.

I'm also not a fan of Noah although most of the girls on here seem to be a fan of it. My son's best buddy's name is Noah. So, I even know a cute little guy with the name but I'm still not a fan of it. Beckham is okay as a mn though. I really don't know if people would consider you a Beckham fan by using the name.

Of your other names, I LOVE Jack. A few suggestions: Jack Sterling, Jack Finley, Jack Kingston, Jack Matthias, Jack Lucian, Jack Ellis, Jack Emery, and Jack Quinlan.

I also like Liam and Carter but I don't think they go well with Gabriella's name.
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August 2nd, 2009, 03:57 AM
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I love Noah I really think I can picture you guys with a Noah or a Liam. Not a fan of Preston I dont think it goes with Ella's name.

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August 2nd, 2009, 06:31 AM
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I also think Preston is kind of a pretentious name. Of your other choices I like Noah, Jack, and Liam.

Some unique name options (no idea if you'll like any of these, but maybe you can find someone to work from?)

Eleazar (appealing here to your love for Eliana)
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August 2nd, 2009, 08:04 AM
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I like Noah a lot.. actually something we were thinking of.. I also love the name LIam

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August 2nd, 2009, 08:15 AM
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I can actually see all of those names going with Gabriella. My favorites are Noah and Jack. I like Preston Knox. I have the same issue with Beckham. I really like the name but am scared that it will always be associated with the Beckhams

Preston Rhys/Lane/Kierce
Noah Thaiden/Sumner/Sumter/Sutton
Jack Gannon/ Lawson/Sullivan
Ryder Blaine/Bayne/Pierce/Sutton
Liam Miller/Myer/Nevin/Sutton
Carter Blaine/Bayne/Sutton
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August 2nd, 2009, 12:49 PM
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I don't like Preston. I do like Noah, Liam and Ryder though

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August 2nd, 2009, 03:33 PM
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I wouldn't use Preston because it ends the same way your last name ends, doesn't it?

I really like Noah and I think it goes well with Gabriella. The only concern might be if you'd feel stuck with names ending in an A sound.

Jack is nice but a one syllable name seems way too short next to Gabriella.

I Liam. That would be my pick if it were me! It goes well with Ella's name and it flows well with your last name.

Gabriella Talise
Liam Jacoby
I think it flows best with a middle name like that: 3 syllables with the stress on the 2nd syllable

Liam Josiah
Liam Xavier
Liam Mackenzie
Liam Nathanial
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August 2nd, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Preston Knox-Sounds very snotty/preppy to me. Both seem very celebrity inspried.

Noah Beckham-Noah is a strong classic. Beckham is way to trendy/celebrity. Noah deserves better

Preston/Knox/Beckham, all seem like you're trying to hard to be different. And they are all too celebrity.

Jack and Liam are wonderful! Carter is nice. Ryder, I don't like. Sounds like "ride-her"

Jack Alasdair
Jack Matthais
Jack Barnaby
Jack Costantine
Jack Emanuelle-Maybe not with Gabriella! Lol.
Jack Leopold
Jack Frederick
Jack Hamish
Jack Sullivan
Jack Sebastian

Liam Alessandro
Liam Jedidiah
Liam Mackenzie
Liam Graham
Liam Cassius
Liam Barnaby
Liam Vincent
Liam Ashley
Liam Alasdair

Carter Rhys
Carter Augustus
Carter Matteo
Carter Finnigan
Carter Lucien
Carter Jacoby
Carter Roberto

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August 2nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
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I mostly lurk on the board, but I have noticed that alot of names you like I also like. If I weren't so crazy about my baby names having alphabetical similarity/meaning I would use some of the suggestions I list below as my own but I just can't stray from this weird obsession. Some of the below names do fit my alphabetical demands but DH has ruled them out so here are some boys names I've liked...
Preston - Brenner/Jett/Crew/Cruz/Milo/Rhett
Noah - Jamison/Lochlan/Leeland
Jack -Toren/Landon
Ryder- Eli/Ian/Beau
Liam -Harrison/Henry
Carter- Garrison/Talon
Wife to a wonderful Man , mommy to a beautiful little girl & handsome little boy!

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August 2nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Noah and Preston are both nice, and I think they go well with Gabriella.

Beckham and Knox, on the other had, seem very celebrity-inspired, and I think they could get really popular, so if you're going for unique, I wouldn't use them.

MN suggestions:
Ryder (I know you had it on your first name list, but it's pretty unusual)
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August 3rd, 2009, 01:55 AM
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I think Preston & Carter work best as a sibset with Gabriella

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