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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Baby Girl or Boy, Sibling to Renee

Gina writes:
I came across this today and am dying to see your suggestions. I'm due in mid-November with my second baby, the sex is unknown. We have one daughter named Renee Rose and we are struggling with coming up with boy or girl names this time.

Girls: We both like Camille, Jocelyn, Josephine, Katherine (Kate), Jane and Erin. I like Lynea and Lyra but he doesn't like any of them. I would like another feminine name like Renee if it is a girl and he hates harsh sounding names like Beth.

Boys: We both like Cameron, Sean, Ryan and sort of Liam but I don't really want two R names (Renee and Ryan). I like Kaleb and Julian and he hates them both. We both are drawn to the classic names like Peter, Paul and Mark but like ALL of them and not ONE of them.

I don't want anything that isn't obviously a name or anything that ends in the EEEE sound because of our last name. No places and no odd, made-up names that no one has ever heard of. Other than that, I'm fairly open (haha)!

From your girl name list, I like Camille best: Renee and Camille both have a French sound, so I like the way they go together. Renee and Jocelyn, Renee and Erin---I like those too. I'll add:

Elise; Renee and Elise
Noelle; Renee and Noelle
Celeste; Renee and Celeste
Corinne; Renee and Corinne
Nicole; Renee and Nicole

From your boy name list, my favorite is Sean. I'll add:

Dean; Renee and Dean
Joseph; Renee and Joseph
Benjamin; Renee and Benjamin
Nathaniel; Renee and Nathaniel
Nicholas; Renee and Nicholas
Stephen; Renee and Stephen

Let's make one giant poll with all the girl and boy choices. Please choose one girl name AND one boy name. [Poll closed; see below]

[Poll Results:

Girl names (243 votes total):
Camille: 92 votes, roughly 38% of girl name vote
Jocelyn: 15 votes, roughly 6%
Josephine: 10 votes, roughly 4%
Katherine (Kate): 14 votes, roughly 6%
Jane: 3 votes, roughly 1%
Erin: 10 votes, roughly 4%
Elise: 25 votes, roughly 10%
Noelle: 21 votes, roughly 9%
Celeste: 15 votes, roughly 6%
Corinne: 28 votes, roughly 12%
Nicole: 10 votes, roughly 4%

Boy names (235 votes total):
Sean: 35 votes, roughly 15%
Cameron: 24 votes, roughly 10%
Ryan: 6 votes, roughly 3%
Liam: 34 votes, roughly 14%
Dean: 12 votes, roughly 5%
Joseph: 15 votes, roughly 6%
Benjamin: 22 votes, roughly 9%
Nathaniel: 32 votes, roughly 14%
Nicholas: 38 votes, roughly 16%
Stephen: 17 votes, roughly 7%]

[Update! 11-21-2008 Gina writes:
thanks so much! a little boy, cameron paul was born on 11/13. it was so fun to see what people voted for! thanks!]


The Schwant Family said...

my mom's name is Renea (different spelling, same pronunciation) my name is Erin and my brother's name is Peter SO of course, I suggest Erin or Peter :-)

The Schwant Family said...

oh and my first name is Kathryn and my mom's full name is Kathryn Renea so that is my second choice!

Renee said...

Well, my name is Renee Elise, so I'm partial to the Renee and Elise... :).

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

I like Jocelyn, Elise and Celeste. I like how feminine they are... I think they'd be very nice with Renee.

For boys, I love Liam and Sean.

Anonymous said...

I would definitely go with Camille or Elise for girls, and Nathaniel or Nicholas for boys. All four are very classy names that match Renee. Good luck!

Leslie said...

You list lots of wonderful choices. Of the original list, I personally prefer Camille and Sean with Renee, but all of your options are lovely.

For boys names, I also love Peter and Paul. Have you considered Philip? I feel like that's another "classic" name that doesn't see as much use as it deserves.

Best of luck!

f8hful_lo said...

I voted for Corinne, but also like Corinna which seems a little bit more feminine. I like how it is French sounding too like Renee. For a boy, I voted for Nicholas, just because I liked it the best and things it goes well with Renee. Good luck! You have great name choices :)

AnotherRenee said...

My name is Renee, and I always thought if I was a boy I would want my name to be Brian. It's like Ryan but without the whole double "R" thing.

Brian for a boy is my vote! :)