We like Rowan - what else might we like?

(29 Posts)
breadandhoney Wed 31-Oct-12 14:20:29

DC2 due in December.

We are really struggling to love any names this time round. For a girl we have shortlisted

Kate
Georgia
Lyla
Phoebe
Gracie
Emily
Isobel/Isabelle

For a boy we like

Rowan

but would love some other suggestions, as we didn't have a very long longlist to begin with. DH likes Charlie, I like Daniel, but neither is really grabbing us.

What can you suggest?

breadandhoney Wed 31-Oct-12 14:20:41

DD is Sophia

reastie Wed 31-Oct-12 14:23:04

Rowan was our boys choice too but we had a DD! I also liked Noah, Jacob, Arthur, Joseph, Edwin, and William.

halloweeneyqueeney Wed 31-Oct-12 14:25:03

I love Rowan

also like
Oisin (ush-een)
Reuben
Alastair
Charles
Thomas
Finlay

MarshmallowFarm Wed 31-Oct-12 14:26:35

Felix
Tait
Ralph
Oliver
Louis/Lewis
Ted (Edward)
Theo
Laurie
Monty
Sebastian
Orin
Etan
Nathaniel/Nathan
Alex(ander)

MarshmallowFarm Wed 31-Oct-12 14:27:13

meant Et*h*an of course!

seeker Wed 31-Oct-12 14:28:00

My dd would have been Rowan if her father hadn't been a shameless, poopoo head meaniepie promise breaker. <glares across room at oblivious dp> She is Grace, and her little brother is Patrick. Any good?

Gwennan Wed 31-Oct-12 15:53:37

To me, Rowan is a masculine yet gentle-sounding name.

Other names I consider to be similar:
Alistair
Ambrose
Angus
Arthur
Aubrey
Austin
Caspar
Charles
Christopher
Cosmo
Elliott
Fergus
Francis
Gabriel
George
Gethin
Hugo
James
Jasper
Joseph
Joshua
Julian
Miles
Monty
Nathan
Nicholas
Noah
Orlando
Oscar
Patrick
Peter
Rafferty
Raphael
Robin
Rufus
Samuel
Silas
Stephen
Timothy
Tobias
Tristan
Wilbur
Willoughby

weegiemum Argentina Wed 31-Oct-12 15:57:16

I know there are well known male Rowans, but to me (maybe cos I'm in Scotland), Rowan is a girl's name. Sounded like the tree. Both dds have a Rowan (f) in their class, she's one of dd1s best friends. Just a thought if you're north of the border!

Dinosaurdrip Wed 31-Oct-12 16:14:22

Ds1 is Rowan and ds2 is Sebastian. We are thinking is Sophia for dd1 due 23/12. For boys we also liked: Reuben, Aiden, dillon, Toby, Eli.

I think Rowan is a fabulous name (yes slightly biased) but it really is and whenever anyone asks what DS name is Rowan always gets a positive response. Unlike Sebastian which apparently sounds like a gay hairdresser. confused

breadandhoney Wed 31-Oct-12 18:36:42

Wow, so many here I hadn't considered.

Dino we obviously have very wonderful similar taste. DH and I like Sebastian but it is too long with our surname.

I like Reuben, Ethan and Alexander but all have been used by others we know. James is likely to be the middle name.

I do like Noah. It may have togo back on the list, although it is perhaps a little too popular. I know, I know, Sophia is near the top of the charts!

There were only 10 baby boys called Rowan where we live in 2011. Will check girls names list, although I don't think it will popular with girls either.

Any thoughts on our girls name shortlist?

halloweeneyqueeney Wed 31-Oct-12 19:45:22

I think James is a fantastic name, it'd be on our list for sure if it wasn't already "taken" on all sides

breadandhoney Wed 31-Oct-12 19:53:06

bump

burleyburley Wed 31-Oct-12 19:59:29

I have a Rowan and DD due in 7 weeks will be Lydia. If she surprises us and turns out to be a boy she'll be Hugh Alexander or maybe Hugo.

Other names considered

Hester (hetty)
Jemima
Matilda
Beatrix
Coralie

Simeon
Hector
Guy
Edgar

Of your girls list I think phoebe is best with Sophia.

Mollydoggerson Wed 31-Oct-12 20:08:09

I have a Rowan (boy), Yay!!

I also like Christopher (kit), Patrick, David, Nicholas and Edward.

Hope88 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:35:33

Rory

FairPhyllis Thu 01-Nov-12 01:50:07

I know a pair of siblings Rowan and Kieran (both girls).

echidnakid Thu 01-Nov-12 04:02:14

I love Rowan. Also like:

Evan
Owen
Gabriel
Nathaniel

Nothing from your girls list really grabs me but I love Grace (rather than Gracie) if that's any help!

AnnaKissed Thu 01-Nov-12 10:55:35

I like Rowan. What about Evan, Hayden, Aidan?

amck5700 Thu 01-Nov-12 12:20:43

Logan
Crispin
Nairn
Struan
FredericK (Freddy)
Joshua

AlexanderS Thu 01-Nov-12 18:11:25

Robin?

FrightRunScream Thu 01-Nov-12 18:15:20

Ambrose
Oliver
Heath
Chester

Hmmm, though I know a male Rowan, it just feels like a girls name to me.

Some others:
Edward
Elliott
Henry
George

survivingautumn Thu 01-Nov-12 18:24:54

I think of Rowan as a male name and it's lovely!

I also like most of MarshmallowFarm's list above - some really nice and similar types of names in there.

I like Phoebe the most out of your girls names - the others, although they are all nice are a bit popular for me.

BuntyPenfold Fri 02-Nov-12 08:44:04

I know seven girls and women called Rowan, and one boy.

Three of the girls are Rowan Elizabeth.

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