I like alliteration, but in this case I think the Tomer combination wins out.
There's also Palmer, which according to btn comes "From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey."
If you like Palmer, but want something a tad more interesting there's also the Italian version, Palmiro. Btn also adds that, "the name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday."
Post by ourcrazynavylife on Jan 10, 2017 16:10:16 GMT -5
ottertails yeah, I actually reached out to my Jewish friend to ask him how to pronounce it. Unfortunately as much as I like the meaning I don't think it passes the "shout test". I just can't picture myself using it.
It's a shame it didn't pass the test since you loved everything else about it, but better to find out now. I love Gregory Moss! I'm also a fan of animal names, especially in the middle, so Fox, Hawk, and Wolf get a yes from me. Brooks is good too, although it has more of a country feel to me than a nature one (maybe thanks to Garth?).
I also like some of the others on your previous lists: Todd, Leif, Conall, and Lycus to name a few.
These may be a stretch: Idris (both Welsh and Arabic) Fjord Dwyn Caelum Procyon (3 syllables) Rigel Dov Lyall
Post by ottertails on Jan 11, 2017 15:26:45 GMT -5
ourcrazynavylife , NOOOO. You spent so much time and stress looking for a first name that you shouldn't change it over initials. Oak is really handsome in the middle and I think you should go for it if you like it. You're overthinking the initials. The only time it's a problem is if it spells out a curse and even that is still personal preference since some people don't consider initials at all. Most people aren't using their initials, and if they do, most people write initials as first initial-last initial, even when monogramming many use the first initial - last initial - middle initial format. Initials might start a one time conversation, but that's about it.
Post by ourcrazynavylife on Jan 12, 2017 2:10:33 GMT -5
So this is kind of where I'm at.
DH says he likes our top three first name choices basically equally.
Gregory Oak Nathaniel Oak Elliott Oak
Or these were his "not terrible" other mn choices for Gregory Gregory Blaine Gregory Brooks Gregory Flint Gregory Birk
These were the other mn options I gave him Gregory Rhys Gregory Fox Gregory Hawk Gregory Birch Gregory Hart Gregory Lir Gregory Forest Gregory Silvanus/Silvester/Silvius Gregory Cypress Gregory Holt Gregory Moss Gregory Wolf
ourcrazynavylife, Yesss! I'm so pleased you are going to stick with it since you love it so much. It sounds great with your daughter's name, and your Nathaniel combo would fit in the sibset wonderfully if you were to use it in the future.
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