Excited much?! Fifth dc give me your opinions and suggestions.

(22 Posts)
famousfifth Tue 13-Nov-12 21:53:34

Girls names I like...

Amber
Violet
Carol
Jean
Esme
Edith
Moya

Boys names..

Leon
Malachy- to be known as Mac.
Caleb
Ezekial

Middle names will be James and/or Anthony.

To give a bit of context- we are living in Ireland husband Irish me plastic paddy as Irish grandparents but raised in UK
Ds 1 has Irish name which at the time we were living in UK so thought we had made an oh so clever choice by resurrecting a beautiful but uncommon Irish name. Unfortunately when we moved back to Ireland we discovered that every other Irish parent had named their DS the same.
Dd1 has a beautiful, unusual and universally loved name- it is a real name not makeuppy.
Ds2 has a solid mumsnet approved name that is never out of vogue
Dd2 has a name which is very popular in UK but only really getting popular here but not top ten or anthing

Our Surname is an O' one so names ending in 'o' (Juno sob) are not great for us.
Also have to exclude eee sounds at the end of names as two dcs have these already and one dc's name is often shortenened to an eee sound despite my best efforts otherwise.

baskingseals Tue 13-Nov-12 22:18:17

i absolutely bloody love Leon. you've got to do it.

out of your girls names, i would definitely choose Violet. when i registered ds1's name, the registrar's name was Violet. she said it was because the day she was born, those were the flowers her elder sisters gathered for her mother - just a lovely story which fits such a pretty name and flower.

congratulations on number five grin

Popumpkin Tue 13-Nov-12 22:21:07

From your lists I would chose Violet and Caleb smile.

Congratulations on baby number 5!

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Tue 13-Nov-12 22:36:46

I adore Jean and Violet (both vetoed by DH).

I quite like all your boys names, but none jump out as the stand out choice.

squoosh Tue 13-Nov-12 22:41:42

Carol! Edith! Moya!

No.

Violet. Jean. Malachy.

Yes.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 13-Nov-12 22:42:11

I really like all your girls names except Moya. Violet is my favourite. Out of your boys list, Leon is ok. I don't like the others.

famousfifth Tue 13-Nov-12 22:49:04

It's so hard- anyone want to suggest some more boys names ?

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Tue 13-Nov-12 22:59:16

If you like Ezekial and Caleb, I liked old testament names like Josiah (nn Jed), Samson and Asher.

lljkk Tue 13-Nov-12 23:01:04

Leon is the only one I blanche at, tell the truth.
Zeke is tres cool.

famousfifth Tue 13-Nov-12 23:04:48

I love biblical names..
The problem with Zeke as a nn is that blasted disney channel nonsense 'Zeke and Luther' - is the red haired one Zeke? 'Cos there is a strong chance this dc will be red haired!

lljkk Tue 13-Nov-12 23:11:29

I don't know your Disney ref at all.

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Tue 13-Nov-12 23:15:34

Nope, never heard of it.

famousfifth Tue 13-Nov-12 23:16:24

You are lucky- pre teen dcs have an insatiable appetite for Disney/ Nickleodeon drivel !

famousfifth Wed 14-Nov-12 19:54:10

Can I through two more in..

Kathleen

Shane ( I don't think this is going to be popular unless Irish grin

AuntieShirley Wed 14-Nov-12 20:22:18

Love Moya, Jean, Kathleen and Violet from your girls.
Not keen on Esme at all. The others are ok.
Moya is my favourite.
I love Ezekiel and Caleb.
Really dislike Leon (although love Leonard)
Malachy is ok, but I love, love, love Mac as a nn!

HolyBrrrrrrBatman Thu 15-Nov-12 00:36:35

Amber - nice
Violet -ok
Carol - no
Jean - no
Esme - no
Edith - dear lord, NO
Moya - I don't know this name. Is it Moy-uh?
Kathleen - no, Kathrine is nice though.

Leon - lovely, I know 2 really, really sweet little Leons and it makes me love the name/
Malachy- to be known as Mac. - not keen
Caleb - lovely
Ezekial - nice, haven't seen the Disney thing, but it makes me think of neighbours.
Shane - fine, but not as nice as the others.

I think i'd go with Amber and Caleb.

I'm pg with ds5 and would love a caleb, ds has said no though as ds1&2 start with a c sad

He wants darragh

Dp has said no even!

tammytoby Thu 15-Nov-12 09:18:53

Of your suggestions I like Violet and Edith for a girl and Cabeb and Malachy for a boy. Or how about Quentin as it means fifth in Latin (and is a lovely name)?

Geranium3 Thu 15-Nov-12 20:06:32

congrats on dc5,how lovely!
love violet
esme
and mac

PrannyHamster Thu 15-Nov-12 20:20:48

I like most of your names, they're all slightly unusual without presenting any potential "difficulties". I'll go against the grain and say Moya is my favourite!

shoobidoo Sat 17-Nov-12 07:34:51

Moya and Ezekiel get my votes.

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