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Are our names silly???

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BexGershon Wed 10-Oct-12 20:56:57

Hello all,

I am very new to this so sorry if my message isn't in the style that your all used to.
I just wanted some help with names as I find people pulled a "ughhh" face or just say "aaaaar how lovelllyyyy " to my names but I would love some true honest opinions!
We love the names Rocco or Eli with the middle name Parker or Talulah with the middle name Poppy for a girl.
We are a young Jewish couple and would like something unusual, we loveddddd the name Noah but its everywhere I turn now.

If you have any other ideas for names please help!!

Thank you all xxx

I don't think your names are silly. If you like them, go for them!

And don't tell people in real life what names you are considering. Just keep it to yourselves untul you have had the baby.

Rocco is very cool I think. It reminded me of Bruno, which I tihnk is also a very cool name.

Heavensmells Wed 10-Oct-12 21:30:43

They are all lovely and a bit different without being too 'out there'

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:31:12

Bruno yes that's nice!

VerySmallSqueak Wed 10-Oct-12 21:31:53

Eli was on my shortlist so I love it.
I have to say I also love Rocco.
Not so sure on Parker,unless its a family connection.
Talulah is one I also shortlisted (just as Tallulah instead) and I think Poppy will flow with it very well.

None of them are silly.Good luck.

BexGershon Wed 10-Oct-12 21:35:16

Well we have to have a middle name that begins with P. when we first got pregnant and no one knew we would call my bump poppy as my husband read that it was the size of a poppy seed so what started as a code name has now stuck, would love it as a first name but it is everywhere now.
Parker just because it's the only nice name beginning with P for a boy, although I do think of the shofar in Thumder Birds a lot!!
I also think of Bugsy for Talulah!! I just cant find a girls name that I like as much.
This is so helpful, I will have to add a lot more posts of different subjects!!

LuellaLovesLavender Wed 10-Oct-12 21:35:55

Eli is defo going to get super super popular so I would stay away from that! Rocco is great!

Loobylou222 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:35:57

I don't think tallulah is popular or chavvy smile

PickledFanjoCat Wed 10-Oct-12 21:36:27

Poppy is a lovely name!

Chubfuddler Wed 10-Oct-12 21:39:56

Tallulah = prostitute in my mind. The rest are okaaaay. Seriously though if you like them does it matter what we think? Likewise if you like Noah does it matter that n other people liked it so much they called their DS that?

YouMayLogOut Wed 10-Oct-12 21:46:57

Rocco - reminds me of Madonna
Eli - great, lovely old name
Parker - too surnamey
Tallulah - like
Poppy - lovely
Noah - quite nice, if a bit faddy

musttidyupmusttidyup Wed 10-Oct-12 21:54:09

They are nice. Try not to care too much about what others think unless you are choosing really ridiculous names go with what you like.

ninjawomble Wed 10-Oct-12 23:32:57

Really like Eli (would call Elijah on bc) and Noah is lovely as well. Sorry don't like any of the other names. What about Aaron, Adam, Issac, Reuben or Solomon (nn Sol) for a boy ? Nice girl's names Abigail, Hannah, Amira, Naomi and Zara.

Teamthrills Wed 10-Oct-12 23:38:03

Naomi
Rebekah
Nyah (means purpose)

crabb Wed 10-Oct-12 23:40:05

Elias is an alternative full name to Elijah, for Eli. (This is my grandson's name so love it of course).

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burmac Wed 10-Oct-12 23:47:16

DD2 went to school with a Tallulah and I never came round to it. It's a bit of a running joke in our house because of that press story about the New Zealand child called "Tallulah does the hula in Hawaii" - the test I came across when pg was to imagine her/him growing up to be a judge and will the name stand up.

I speak as someone who ended up having to change my first name by deed poll because my original name was a mouthful that my parents regretted and had already given me a permanent nickname by the time I started school and it messed me up for ID purposes years later as an adult......

Devora Wed 10-Oct-12 23:49:39

Tallulah is a bit too loaded for me. How about Tamara, or Talia?

Boy: I like Noah. How about Seth or Jed or Yishai?

I also like ninjawomble's suggestions, especially Solomon and Amira smile

P names are a bit tricky, aren't they? How about Paloma, Paola, Pearl, Phoebe, Pia, Pilar, Piper, Polly, Posy. Or, for a boy, Patrick, Pedro, Paolo, Pesac, Philo? Ooh, I know - Primo, after Primo Levi smile

VBisme Wed 10-Oct-12 23:49:44

I'd think that Eli was a NN for Elijah.
Talullah is not my cup of tea, but what about Louise if you like Lou Lou?

BurnThisDiscoDown Wed 10-Oct-12 23:49:55

Love Eli (and Elias and Elisha), and also Parker and Poppy. Rachael and Rebekah are nice, but might be a bit too frequently used?

I'm thinking of Eli ( Elijah )
Not keen on rocco or talullah nothing to do with thinking they are silly or chavvy though
Poppys nice, not sure where I stand on Parker

Devora Thu 11-Oct-12 00:02:30

Rachel is seriously out of fashion but I love it.

YouMayLogOut Thu 11-Oct-12 00:03:55

Eli is a name in its own right. Eli and Elijah were separate people in the Bible.

Sossiges Thu 11-Oct-12 00:09:43

Eli Parker (rather than Rocco Parker)
Talulah Poppy

good names

PorkyandBess Thu 11-Oct-12 00:10:30

Tallulah and Poppy are both dreadful, imo.

Eli, Rocco & Noah are all good.

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