Etta - OK but a bit nicknamey, would use as nickname for Julietta, Annetta etc. Zoe - a bit pedestrian, prefer Zara Bridget - Jones Ada - like, would go well with Catherine as middle name Vivienne - no Pippa - like as nickname for Philippa Emily or Emmeline with Emme as nickname - like
Jasper - not keen Gabriel - not keen Rafael - OK Aston - Villa. How about Ashton? Sasha - I knew a female Sasha and think of it as a girls name.
Etta and Zoe have both been on my own list (not using either though - DP didn't like Etta and Zoe has been usurped by Ramona - we also considered Nancy and Josephine). They are my faves of your girls names.
Ada is also great - though I seem to know a lot of Ava, Eva, Ida s about if that sort of thing bothers you.
Sasha I do think is mainly a girl's name in the UK (appreciate it isn't elsewhere - also think works better as a nn for Alexander so he has options if he wants them). Gabriel is my favourite of your boys names. For some reason I think Jasper would be mean (my problem, not yours, clearly).
We are definitely leaning towards Etta for a girl, Etta Catherine.
For the boys name, it's intresting that Sasha is only known as a girls name, I'm Australian and I know a handful of little ones with this name, I also have two adult male friends with this name, one is French and the other is South African
Rafael is a strong contender for a boy, and we still love Sasha too - what middle names would you suggest for Rafael and Sasha? We have a fairly common double barrelled surname, ending in 'er'.
You like the nick name type names! Bearing that in mind
Etta - dislike alone, it sounds descriptive, almost. Plenty of nice longer names to use as short for. Zoe - fine/ok Bridget - good name Ada - also good Vivienne ok Pippa - good for a pet, prefer Philippa
Jasper - ok Gabriel - very good name Rafael - good Aston - just no Sasha - fine as short for Alexander