Evangeline or Josephine?

(19 Posts)
Bellyrub1980 Sun 02-Oct-16 00:35:57

We have a single syllable sirname which suits 3 syllable first names.

These are 2 front runners for me.

But I'm totally stumped on boys names.

If I like these for a girl, can you recommend any I might like for a boy?

(We already have a DD Madeleine)

Buntysoven Sun 02-Oct-16 01:05:07

First name that came to mind was Sebastian

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 02-Oct-16 01:09:35

Josephine is the prettier of the 2, but with Madeleine I'd use Evangeline.
Recommendations for boys names

Christian
Lucian
Gabriel
Xavier
Christopher

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 02-Oct-16 01:24:36

Love Josephine.

Nathaniel
Oliver
Theodore
Zachary
Elliot

nooka Sun 02-Oct-16 01:25:25

I much prefer Josephine, in fact I really don't like Evangeline at all.

I have a one syllable surname, dd and me have three syllable names, ds and dh have two. I think both work.

Longer boys names - Timothy, William, Benedict, Jonathon, Nicolas?

Swirlysunshine Sun 02-Oct-16 01:28:15

They are more likely to be using the abbreviated forms at school etc and Evie is far cuter than Jo.

NuffSaidSam Sun 02-Oct-16 03:00:18

I like Evangeline best.

Alexander
Dominic
Benjamin
Elijah
Isaiah
Emmanuel
Joshua
Samuel
Harrison
Tobias
Julian
Anthony
Elias
Adrian
Malachi

thehugemanatee Sun 02-Oct-16 04:10:23

Joseph for boy, Josephine for girl.

I prefer Evangeline but if you have a Madeline already I think Evangeline is too similar.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 02-Oct-16 04:28:39

Evangeline. I don't like Josephine much.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 02-Oct-16 04:29:16

Funny that people think Josephine is pretty. To me it's a 'damn, I wish we'd had a son' name. Like the Lawson sisters, Nigella, Thomasina, and Horatia. They definitely wanted a Nigel, Thomas and Horatio.

WanderingTrolley1 Sun 02-Oct-16 04:42:47

Josephine. Works better with Madeleine.

ChickenSalad Sun 02-Oct-16 04:49:37

Both are lovely. Josie is also short for Josephine- I like names that give you the choice of at least one or two abbreviations.

To me it's a 'damn, I wish we'd had a son' name

Absolute nonsense.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 02-Oct-16 05:02:06

Key words being 'to me', in other words IN MY OPINION

HTH.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 02-Oct-16 05:03:14

So yes, TO ME it's a 'damn, I wish we'd had a son' name

smile smile

nooka Sun 02-Oct-16 05:03:57

Posy is another diminutive for Josephine.

enchantmentandlove Sun 02-Oct-16 05:15:03

Both are pretty, but I prefer Evangeline.

For boys:

Gabriel
Theodore
Zachary

katemess12 Sun 02-Oct-16 05:18:40

Josephine.

But hate "Posy". Fortunately, I doubt people would think to call her that. Josie seems the most obvious nickname.

Raines100 Sun 02-Oct-16 07:13:25

Evangeline is much prettier.

0pti0na1 Sun 02-Oct-16 11:22:01

Alistair
Solomon
Frederick
Raphael
Nicholas
Orlando
Daniel
Josiah
Barnaby
Damian
Gregory
Atticus

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