Friday, January 22, 2010

Alphabet Family

Claudia Schiffer has two children, Caspar and Clementine. She has used two "C" names. I'm wondering if will she follow this trend and have a third 'C' named child? This led me to think if I had to choose a letter what would it be? I started thinking about A.

Araminta, Arthur, August, Aurora, Aurelia, Atticus

Maybe I would follow Claudia's trend and use my own first letter "L".
Lucasta, Lyra, Leif, Lucas, Louella.

Its a really fun trend to try out, because there are so many names I love with the same letter.

"M" Maizie, Milla, Matilda, Miles.

I think my favourite currently though would be 'H'
Hester, Harriet (so that's Hettie and Hattie), Henry also, and maybe a Hazel.

If you had to choose a letter what would it be?

For Claudia Schiffer I'm hoping if its a boy she chooses Caspian, or maybe Cassius. And for a girl Claribel, Charlotte, Cordelia or maybe even Caitria. We shall just have to wait and see!

Update: 12th Feb

I just thought of another Alphabet family though fictional, Charmed, the Halliwell sisters.
Prudence "Prue", Piper, Phoebe and Paige.
Their mother was Patricia "Patty" and grandmother Penelope "Penny".

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Maisie Middle Name Help

Hi! My husband and I are trying to conceive our 2nd child. We have a 2 yr old son, Beckett Reed. My husband loves the name Maisie (if we ever have a girl). I like it too, if we can find a middle name that works with it! I like to use family names as middle names but have run out of ideas for Maisie....some family names: Anne, Jean, June, Kay, May (and any related to those). Can you help us please??


Hi Jamie! Sorry how long it has taken to replying to your question! I have to agree with both of you on what a lovely name Maisie is. Its an adorable name, with loads of character. It is on my list too. And Maisie and Beckett sound superb together!

My favourite from the list of middle names would have to be Maisie Anne. It flows really nicely. Jean and June could also work but I would rule out Maisie May as both start with the same syllable.

So here are some of my suggestions for a middle name. From the list of family names I’m presuming understated, classical type names.

Louise/ Louisa
Georgia/ Georgina

(In bold are my favourite ones!)

An idea, if you are having trouble finding the perfect and most fitting middle name, is to call her Margaret, with the nickname Maisie? Or Mairead perhaps?

I hope the list helps, and good luck choosing! If you have any other name questions, perhaps boys, don't hesitate to ask. I love to know what names other people are mulling over!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Book I'm Reading





Letitia (Letty)



Isabelle (Belle)












My favourite is Alethea (ah-LEE-thee-ah). It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "verity, truth". Its a breath of fresh air!

Monday, January 11, 2010


My favourite name for a long, long time was Saffron. I loved that it was a colour and a spice. Who knows why we love a certain name, but that name had a hold upon me. Two years later I hear Saffron and I think "Well... it's OK, I guess you could still, maybe, use it, and I'll love it".

Well, I stumbled across another colour name of which I am undecided upon, Cadmium.

While looking for a book I stumbled across "Saffy's Angel" by Hilary McKay. All four of the children have colour based names names (both parents being artists).
Cadmium or Caddy, Indigo, a boy, Saffron and Rose.

Saffron as I've already said, I've moved on from. Rose is a little to popular for me. Indigo, well the mistake would constantly be made for is it a boy or girl, and I feel I need something stronger for a boy.

And then I started brainstorming and thinking about Cadmium. I can see that it would not appeal to most people. Some maybe would say that it is masculine, but I think I like it. I love the three syllables and the sounds in Cadmium, its hard, but the more I say it, the more exotic it sounds to me. I'm a sucker for nicknames and find quite cute and non-quintessential.

Cadmium is a colour, yellow, adding to the exotic and vivacious feel. Its a mettalic chemical used in some batteries with the symbol is Cd and the atomic number of 48.

Its doesn't have a large history for name usage, especially here in Australia. Perhaps though I will introduce this name to someone who finds it as interesting and quirky as myself. Right now its on my maybes list but I will keep thinking about it, and get back to you on whether its going on my favourites lists. Right now I'm swaying to the favourites. And if that doesn't happen maybe I'll save it to use for a middle name, who knows, the possibilities are endless with Cadmium.