We might have a girls' shortlist but now for the boys' names...

(24 Posts)
Dysgu Wed 03-Apr-13 18:00:32

In response to a thread asking people to come back and announce what they chose...

DS arrived 6 weeks early on 14th March and we named him Evan David Nelson 'Surname'

This is a name with meaning as:
Evan = my DM's dad's name
David = DP's dad's name
Nelson = my dad's surname

Thanks for everyone who gave suggestions.

Dysgu Fri 18-Jan-13 12:56:01

Thank you everyone for all your suggestions - I am not sure we struggled like this with DD1 and DD2 - although not sure we had really given their names much thought until after they actually arrived!

Dysgu Fri 18-Jan-13 12:55:02

Ooh - there are some lovely names coming up here. I really think I like Guinevere although might have to think about having two DC with the same initial.

I also like the idea of using Sacha or even Sandy for an Alexander - if I can get over my thing about wanting shorter version to begin with same letter as full name IYKWIM.

I like Jonah but not sure about Joe (and is it a bit close to John which is name of ExH?)

Other names I like include: Miles, Hal (but with our surname which begins with L?), Guy, Elliot, Hugo, Spencer.

I love the name Laurence - but we couldn't do that as we have a Florence already grin

I also like Sylvie, possibly Serena and Beatrice (but know my DMum thinks this is a hmm name - although don't know exactly what she means by that!)

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 18-Jan-13 11:36:54

Alexander nn Sacha or Sandy
Monty
Isaac
Maxim

forgetmenots Fri 18-Jan-13 11:17:40

Oooh amck I love Jonah!

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:13:57

Montgomery
Harold (Hal)

amck5700 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:12:29

Elliot
Dorian
Crispin
Miles
Guy
Christian
Hayden
Theodore
Michael
Malcolm
Jonah (Joe)

forgetmenots Fri 18-Jan-13 09:33:54

Angus as full name for Gus, here's some others:

Elijah
Alasdair
Laurence
Percy (Percival)
Farquhar
Barnaby/ Barney
Henry
Albert
Arthur
Stanley
Spencer
Hugo
Tobias / Toby

mathanxiety Fri 18-Jan-13 05:33:02

How about:

Guinevere (I don't know if it would bother you to have two DDs with the same initial)
Vivienne
Vanessa
Sylvia
Aveline

(since you seem to like the V sound)

Or:
Rosalie
Miranda
Serena
Jemima
Josephine
Matilda
Caroline
Katherine
Tamsin
Beatrice

Dysgu Thu 17-Jan-13 20:44:29

We are still waiting for the perfect name to arrive!

Dessie we couldn't use Nicholas as I am the female version of that and it would just get too confusing.

I still love Genevieve but am struggling to like Gene/Jenny as a short form.

I also love Evangeline but could we use it as DD2's middle name is Eve?

mathanxiety Tue 15-Jan-13 05:23:31

Seraphina and Genevieve are lovely with your other names imo.

I don't like:
Vincent
Dexter
Gus
Sebastian

Love the rest (including Roland)

DessieLou Tue 15-Jan-13 04:50:54

I think Nicholas sounds nice with your girls names. And of you list Genevieve is lovely and sounds good with dd's.

Dysgu Sun 13-Jan-13 22:49:54

Oooh - Jeremiah - I like that for a Jem. I wonder if DP would go for it?

jkklpu Sun 13-Jan-13 22:47:54

I know a Jem who's Jeremiah

Dysgu Sun 13-Jan-13 22:44:44

Thank you poppydaisy I like all those names:

Reuben (but can't use it - is the name of my mum's dog!)
Fabian (really like it - but not sure about two siblings with same initial!?)

I like Magnus and Quentin but not sure DP will.

I think we could agree on Sebastian - how popular is it becoming? Might need to check...

poppydaisy Sun 13-Jan-13 22:38:15

Love all you girls names apart from Meredith. For boys how about
Reuben
Quentin
Sebastian
Magnus
Fabian

Dysgu Sun 13-Jan-13 22:15:39

I like Jeremy but it is on the list of names we can't use (close friend).

Perhaps Jerome - although I have a close work colleague who has a son with that name...

Jeremy with Jem as nn?

Yay! Somebody finally likes Roland! smile

Dysgu Sun 13-Jan-13 20:49:29

Thank you - some interesting names to consider there.
The problem is that we don't really know what we want!

My 'rules' are:
- no alliteration
- not so common/popular that there are likely to be 2+ in a class
- open to different shortenings

The names from the suggestions I think I like:
Sebastian
Nathaniel (like Nate)
Zachary (but is this too popular?)
Dominic (but we know one so can't use the name)
Vincent (but not sure about Vinnie)
Dexter
Gus (but would need a 'full' name)
Caspian (I doubt DP would like it though)
Alexander (I think I like this one!)
Jem (but would need a 'full' name and can't use James)
Rowan (but we know a Rohan - is this to close?)
Barnaby
Roland
Edmund (but not sure on Ed)
LOVE Kit (but not sure on Christopher)

Thank you for feedback on the girls names too - we are still undecided. Both DDs did not have names until after they arrived. We did not even have shortlists so we are planning ahead this time!

Yfronts Sun 13-Jan-13 19:53:34

Sebastian

Harrysmummysarah1 Sun 13-Jan-13 19:42:22

Love seraphina on your girls list.
Boys do you want traditional ?
William
Alexander
Jonathan
George
Frank
Samuel
David

Top 100? Common?
Jacob
Mason
Jackson
Ryan
Austin
Logan

Short names?
Dean
Jack
Kai
Joe

Unique names?
Caspian
Solomon
Maximus
Darius
Gus
Dexter
Vincent

Longer boy names? (Syllables)

Frederick
Christopher
Dominic
Timothy
Zachary
Nicholas
Nathaniel
Joshua

Meredith the nicest of the girls' names imho and goes really well with your dds' names.

Florence, Gabriella and James or Jem
Florence, Gabriella and William
Florence, Gabriella and Rowan
Florence, Gabriella and Barnaby
Florence, Gabriella and Roland
Florence, Gabriella and Edward or Edmund
Florence, Gabriella and Christopher/Kit
Florence, Gabriella and Simon/Simeon

Bit of a mix there!

Dysgu Sun 13-Jan-13 19:16:45

Thank you to people who previously helped with names - DP and I still don't always seem to share the same choices but we think we have a current shortlist if DC3 turns out to be a girl; these seem to be the front runners right now and we think we might use Alice as a middle name. Surname is 2 syllables and starts with L:

Celestine
Meredith
Seraphina
Genevieve
Evangeline

We already have 2DDs (Florence Amelie and Gabriella Eve).

But we have no ideas for names if this bump turns out to be a boy and we are not going to find out until it makes an appearance.

Suggestions please?

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