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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Baby Girl or Boy Johnson

Libby writes:
I am in desperate need of baby name help. We are having baby #2 in March 2010. Our 2 year old daughter is Lucy (formal name is Lucinda) and our last name is Johnson...
I want something traditional and strong, but not too common because of our last name. We don't know the gender of the baby.
Any ideas would be great!
Thanks!

For a girl:

Adelaide (Addie) Johnson; Lucinda and Adelaide, Lucy and Addie
Beatrix (Bee) Johnson; Lucinda and Beatrix, Lucy and Bee
Eleanor (Ellie, Nora) Johnson; Lucinda and Eleanor, Lucy and Ellie
Florence (Florrie) Johnson; Lucinda and Florence, Lucy and Florrie
Genevieve (Evie, Genna) Johnson; Lucinda and Genevieve, Lucy and Evie
Henrietta (Hennie) Johnson; Lucinda and Henrietta, Lucy and Hennie
Josephine (Josie) Johnson; Lucinda and Josephine, Lucy and Josie
Millicent (Millie) Johnson; Lucinda and Millicent, Lucy and Millie
Rosemary (Rosie) Johnson; Lucinda and Rosemary, Lucy and Rosie
Virginia (Ginnie) Johnson; Lucinda and Virginia, Lucy and Ginnie
Winifred (Winnie) Johnson; Lucinda and Winifred, Lucy and Winnie


For a boy:

Abraham (Abe) Johnson; Lucinda and Abraham, Lucy and Abe
August (Gus) Johnson; Lucinda and August, Lucy and Gus
Charles (Charlie) Johnson; Lucinda and Charles, Lucy and Charlie
Edmund (Eddie) Johnson; Lucinda and Edmund, Lucy and Eddie
Elias (Eli) Johnson; Lucinda and Elias, Lucy and Eli
Emmett Johnson; Lucinda and Emmett, Lucy and Emmett
Everett Johnson; Lucinda and Everett, Lucy and Everett
Frederick (Freddie) Johnson; Lucinda and Frederick, Lucy and Freddie
George (Geordie) Johnson; Lucinda and George, Lucy and Geordie
Oliver (Ollie) Johnson; Lucinda and Oliver, Lucy and Ollie
Theodore (Theo) Johnson; Lucinda and Theodore, Lucy and Theo
Wesley (Wes) Johnson; Lucinda and Wesley, Lucy and Wes

14 comments:

StephLove said...

I know a baby Lucy with older siblings Harrison (always called Harry) and Alice. I like their names together.

From Swistle's suggestions I like Rosemary, Theodore and Elias. I will offer up Collin and Trevor for a boy and Christina and Violet for a girl.

Katie V. said...

There are so many great name choices!

From Swistle's list my faves are Millicent (Millie) and Edmund (Eddie). I think they have the perfect feel with Lucinda/Lucy. I like Henrietta too but with the nn Hettie instead of Hennie.

It may be a bit out there but Esmerelda? Lucy & Esme. Or Evangeline. Lucy & Evie.

Karen L said...

I love Swistle's list. Esp. Beatrix/Bea, Elias/Eli, Theodore/Theo. Teddy is cute, too. Lucinda is very Latin to my ears Technically, I think it's Portuguese but Spanish or Italian would fit. So maybe another Latinish name but with a fresh old-fashioned "English" nickname like Lucy. Evangeline and Elias (Eli) had also come to mind for me. It's harder to "match" the boys, but maybe that's a good thing.

Theresa/Teresa (Tess/Tessa)
Mathilda (Tilly)
Angelica (Annie)
Alicia (Alice/Allie)
Daniela (Dannie)
Gabriela (Gabby)
Francesca (Franny)

Anthony (Tony) too common?
Samuel (Sam) too common?
Gabriel (Gabe)
Oscar
Victor (Vic) underused IMHO
Vincent (Vince)
Rafael/Raphael

Maybe try Nymbler.com with Lucy and Lucinda?

TweePopACap said...

Wow, I think Swistle hit right on the mark for this one! I'll pop back in if any suggestions come to mind, but I think almost any of Swistle's suggestions would be a perfect match!

Frazzled Mom said...

I love Lucinda / Lucy. It is one of my favorite variations on Lucy, and the only one I like as much as Lucy on its own.

One name that I really love on a boy that immediately came to mind is Sylvester. I was going to suggest it, but I wasn't feeling very confident. Therefore I went to Nymbler.com and typed in Lucinda, and what was the first boy name that came up? Sylvester! It's a sign! You can also get nicknames from Sylvester: Sy, Si, Sly, and Vet.

The only girl name I can think of is Cecilia, but I feel it is almost too similar sounding to Lucinda, and Lucy and Cece also seem very rhyme-y. I really like Rosemary / Rosie from Swistle's list. That's what I would go with.

Nymbler also suggested Cornelia and I like that too. Maybe you could use Cora as a nickname for Cornelia. Lucinda and Cornelia or Lucy and Cora.

beyond said...

From Swistle I love Adelaide and Theodore. Lucy and Theo, how cute would that be?!? Here's a few more. Although I'm not sure what you mean by 'not too common', I've stayed away from great 'common' names like Alexander, Christopher, Nicholas, Gillian, and Rachel.

Cassius -Cas, Cassie
Elijah -Eli
Leander -Lee
Lucius -Lou
Phineas -Finn
Finn is my fave here. Lucy and Finn.

Annetta -Annie, Etta
Calliope -Callie
Elodie -Ellie
Isadora -Izzy
Roxanne -Roxy
Serafina -Sera
Lucy and Izzy is such a sweet combo! I also like Lucinda and Elodie very much.
Good luck!

beyond said...

I had to come back with a boy's name that I just thought of. Zachary. It's pretty popular / common (rank 47 in 2008) but it's a great name. Lucinda and Zachary. Lucy and Zach. Swoon!

Kelly said...

I LOVE the boy name Wesley. My vote's for that. As for a girl I love Eloise (Ellie)!

Leslie said...

Wow, I love Swistle's list! Lots of good choices, but my favorites are Beatrix (or Beatrice) for a girl, and Theodore for a boy. I love both names to begin with, and I think they sound fantastic with Lucinda!

Other choices I like: Florence (you could use the nickname Flora- Lucy and Flora would be cute!), Frederick, and August.

Best of luck!

StephLove said...

A couple more that have been growing on me for you: Sarah and James. Lucy and Jamie would be really cute when they were little. If you wanted a nn for Sarah, I'd use Sadie rather than Sally to avoid Peanuts connotations.

Farrell said...

My favorites from Swistle's lists are:
Eleanor (Ellie, Nora) Johnson; Lucinda and Eleanor, Lucy and Ellie

Charles (Charlie) Johnson; Lucinda and Charles, Lucy and Charlie

Theodore (Theo) Johnson; Lucinda and Theodore, Lucy and Theo

All good, strong, classic, timeless names! You can't go wrong with the full name, or the nickname!

Andria Stanley said...

For a girl, I like Abigail (Abby), and Allison (Ally/Ali/Alli).

Unknown said...

Really? Harry johnson?.. lets think twice on that one. LOL

Anonymous said...

This is so weird! I pulled this up looking for baby names. My name is also Libby Johnson and we are due to have baby #2 March 2014. Our first is a girl Myla would also like a not so common first name. Just had to share