Names for a girl or boy with a surname beginning B - help!!!

(10 Posts)
Cocolikeschocolate Wed 25-Sep-13 11:35:40

When an Irish Italian marries a English German the naming can get a bit complicated - opinions and help on the name game would be a great help! The list so far .....

Girls:
Wilda Ray
Felicity
Mannon
Etta
Willow
Rina (pronounced Reena)

Boys:
Beckett
Hackett
Cassian
Enzo
Kavanagh
Byron
Florian

Thanks.

Indeed! Well, for what it's worth, I like Etta, Rina, Byron and Florian.

Good luck.

ABirdInTheBush Wed 25-Sep-13 12:10:15

We have a similar problem - an Italian surname beginning with B is proving nearly impossible to match with a first name for DS2, so as such I don't have any suggestions for a boy, but will be keeping a close eye on this thread for any suggestions!

Our taste differs in names too, so I can only advise that you go with the name you like the best, but, IMO, Florian is a hard one for a boy to carry off.

Also, as a rule, I don't like a first name to start with the same letter as the surname. In some cases it just sounds a bit comedy-like. I one knew a child called Benedict Boyle, I still think of him with pity - how could his parents do that?!

May I make a suggestion of Willamina for a girl? It seems to go with the names you have listed above.

Clargo55 Wed 25-Sep-13 19:53:28

Love Etta and Willow. Cassian and Enzo are also lovely.

I would avoid beckket if your suname begins with B. Hackett just makes me think 'can you hack it?' Not good imo.

Cassian is a great name and the Nn Cass. Do you like Cassius?

Cocolikeschocolate Wed 25-Sep-13 22:20:48

Hadn't considered it but now makes me think of Cassius Clay. Thanks for the feedback. Does Enzo make you think of Ferrari? It's a family name that I am very keen on but afraid it could be a bit tacky if associated with a sports car in people's head!

elcranko Wed 25-Sep-13 22:39:09

LOVE Etta! Simple and gorgeous smile

Mutteroo Wed 25-Sep-13 22:44:34

How is Wilda pronounced? Depending on the answer, I either love it or really really dislike it. DD had a Dutch friend named Mannon so I'm biased towards this name as she was such a sweet little girl.

Cassian is a super name & more gentler than Cassius, although tbh I like both. My German cousin has a son called Florian. She's also got a Fabian & Sebastian & obviously likes names ending in ian.

Beckett & Hackett sound like a firm of solicitors.

Cocolikeschocolate Wed 25-Sep-13 23:08:25

Wilda is pronounced Wilde-a (as in Oscar Wilde and A as in alphabet) .....

sleepingbeautiful Thu 26-Sep-13 04:32:00

Not keen on Wilda if that's how it's pronounced (I thought Will-da).
Also Hackett, nooo. Sounds like Hack It as in doing a bad job of something, or trying to cough up something unpleasant.
The rest of your list is either ok or great, with the best ones imo being Felicity, Mannon, Etta, Cassian, Byron, Florian.
Other suggestions: Valerie, Susanna, Nicolo, Rino.

rootypig Thu 26-Sep-13 04:44:14

Senan for a boy? Irish - and I think so little known it matches well with lots.

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