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Common or Uncommon Girl's names?

Hello! I love old-fashioned, but unique names such as: Matilda, Elise, and Iris. My husband hates unusual names and prefers common names from our age group like: Sarah, Ashley, Brittany etc. I finally thought of Laura/Lora, thinking that this would fit both our styles. However, he still doesn't like it. I am about to pull my hair out looking for a name that doesn't make at least one of us cringe. Do you have any ideas? Something feminine and sweet for me, but simple enough for him?

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  • Alison
    Alexis
    Bryn
    Juliet
    Rose
    Grace
    Jillian (Jill)
    Samantha (sam)
    Lydia
    Kori
    Lorelei 
    Savannah
    Celia
    Erin
    Kylie
    Kiera
    Colleen
    Caroline (Carol)
    Megan
    Angela (Angie)
    Victoria (Vicki, tori)
    Fiona
    Laura
    Wren
    Jillian
    Lucy
    Tara 
    Susan (sue)


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  • Alice
    Amelia
    Bethany
    Cadence
    Darlene
    Emily
    Hannah
    Jacqueline
    Juliana
    Kimberly
    Liliana
    Lindsay
    Melanie
    Melody
    Rebecca
    Sally 
    Vanessa
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  • Lauren Mallory Audrey
  • Print out the top 1000. Give him a highlighter, and then veto any names you don't like.
    emilyalsoalcrimminsRubyRedPirate
  • Print out the top 1000. Give him a highlighter, and then veto any names you don't like.
    ^^ This. Print out names or find a baby book. This is what I did with my husband. I have him highlight names he likes then I go off his list, there is usually at least 1 name you can agree on!!
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  • Lauren
    Laurel
    Lilian (Lily)
    Emily
    Claire
    Philippa (Pippa)
    Catherine (Kate)
    Ava
    Pia
    Louisa 


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  • Amy is my idea that hasn't been mentioned yet.
  • mb0112mb0112
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    Laurel 

    My husband also kept suggesting names from our age group at first but I explained to him that I'd be scared they will grow up to sound like "Mom names" the way we associate Deb, Barbara, Kathy, Diane, etc with mom's in the generation above ours.  It wasn't that he was totally sold on those names (Jessica, etc) but just that those are the names guys are more familiar with if they don't think much about baby naming.  Try explaining to him that reasoning, show him graphs with name popularity over time, and maybe he will open up to some of your choices! 
    RubyRedPirate
  • I think Elise is lovely.  But I agree with the others about printing out the Top 1000 list.
    Good luck!
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    Annette
    Juliette
    Melanie 
    Nora/Norah 

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    Started Dating: 10/20/2006
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  • Bethany
    Rebecca
    Helen
    Judith
    Ruth
    Victoria
    Natalia
    Alessandra
    Audrey
    Ingrid
    Colleen
    Bridget
    Renee
    Angela
    Pamela
    Tabitha
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  • Thank you! I think that's exactly our situation, but I didn't know how to explain it. I also love the name Laurel. :)
  • holli0801holli0801
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    edited July 2017
    Love Iris so much. Also like laurel. 

    Suggestions-- Fiona, Leona, Arden, Lorraine, Eloise/eloisa, Claire/Clara, Sawyer, Sadie, Eileen, Lydia, Celia, Celine, Hazel, Olive, Lucy, Gemma, Caroline 
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