On a girl? I really have just started liking this, hubby says no.

I like ย Sydney, Arabella & Violet as a sibset.

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    Bewildertrix said,

    It makes me think of an elderly British gentleman with an handlebar moustache sipping tea on his lawn with his pinky finger extended.

    I really do detest the nickname Syd/Sid. While the name gives off a very poncy old man vintage vibe, I find Sid to be very low brow. British comedian Rik Mayall (Young Ones) has an adult son called Sidney.

    Sydney would be the red herring in a sibset with Arabella and Violet. Not that sibling names must match – not at all. This baby is going to have a very different first name from his/her siblings. But, I rather expect a girl Sydney to have sibs called Paige or Madison. But that’s just me. Arabella is frilly, posh, horsey and sloaney. Violet is hipster and floral.

    I don’t mind Sidony/Sidonie though ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      babynamelover said,

      Haha oh dear ๐Ÿ™‚ is Sidony better? I don’t like the nn Sid at all it reminds me of kids book that has a seagull called Sid in it.
      Aww you don’t think they go together? is Sydney seen as quite trendy like other place names? Sidony also makes me think of the show “Alias” where the main character is a girl called Sidony.
      Hubby doesn’t like it anyway. He suggested Zachariah to me this morning but I don’t like Zac as a nn, I wish he would suggest some girls we have plenty of boys ๐Ÿ˜› at least he suggests I guess!
      Have you got both boys and girls picked?

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        Bewildertrix said,

        Well most name enthusiasts would generally see it as a trendy surname a la Paige. I’m sure there are plenty of girl Sydneys with sibs who have classic or gender traditional names. In the Aussie BAs it’s amazing some of the mix up you get. Matilda with Tayleigh or Henry and Jai. Really odd! I don’t lump Sydney in with Tayleigh at all but there are no hard and fast rules about sibling names and mesh.

        I like Zachariah. I know it’s really non intuitive and out there but Ari could work as a nickname.

        Not quite as cool as the hawk name Kahu, but “eagle” and “lion” etymologies aren’t so bad ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I’m waiting until I hit that 12-13 week mark before I really thinking about it properly. The problem being that my other half retracts likes and dislikes continuously. There’s only a small handful he likes and has done consistently e.g Amelia, Jessica, Rhys and Constance. Lovely names but none are any good to me although I’d definitely consider Constance as a middle. Up front, it’s bloody ridiculous with Conor ๐Ÿ˜› It’s worse than Ivy and Isla which I would consider ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        babynamelover said,

        Let me know if you see any Sydney’s please? Half the time I think they must be half/step siblings the names are so different naming styles or maybe they have large gaps between their children.

        I like Ari, I really don’t like Zack though. I like all those meanings of Ari, I could probably go Ari by itself, when I like Ariana/Aria I liked Ari as a nickname.

        Oh dear an indecisive other half, Corie’s biggest rule is “stands the test of time” and it will be along time so several names have been crossed off already. Constance is quite pretty, your’e right I don’t think you could get away with Conor & Constance I think its cause they both start Co, Isla & Ivy would be okay cause you have Conor aswell although they are both quite short and sweet.

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    Bewildertrix said,

    I think blended families is definitely the case with some of them. Edward and Taylah, for example, just seems so out of sorts with one another ๐Ÿ˜›

    I will keep an eye out for Sydneys/Sidney. While I see it a lot in US BAs (it was #49 last year) it appears to be much less loved here and in Aus (place name aversion?).

    Having a quick squiz at my blog, most of the Sydneys/Sidneys I find are male and it’s used more often as a middle name (on girls too) and it features more often in the Telegraph which supports my ‘old school posh’ vibe ๐Ÿ˜› I think it makes rather a nice middle name for either sex actually. e.g Violet Frances Sydney.

    Stats again because they’re interesting: 176 male Sidneys born in England last year (and one Sidney-Jay Bubble, lol) 23 male Sydneys compared with 15 girl Sidneys and 169 Sydneys. So, the name is fairly “unisex” there but the Y spelling is favoured for girls.

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      babynamelover said,

      49 in USA thats quite high I presume that is for girls? It could be the place name thing American’s seem more to like naming children after places.
      OOh it is nice in the middle Violet Frances Sydney is pretty and I like it the other way Violet Sydney Frances.
      Sidney-Jay Bubble oh my ๐Ÿ˜› I like the Sydney spelling I think on a girl, Sidney definitely seems more masculine.

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