TTC no2.... The usual opinions request

(20 Posts)

I love them all except Tristan and Piers.

EbbNFlow Sat 19-Jan-13 09:44:24

I really like your girls choices. Greta is marvellous. Also love Valentina.

Not so keen on boys. Sebastian is the only one I would go for.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Sat 19-Jan-13 09:41:08

Greta is the best of your girls' names by far. Love it. Esther also lovely, as is Beatrix. Louisa nice but a bit safe. Not keen on the others.

Hugo is fab, also love Angus. Sebastian ok but I don't like Seb. None of the others grab me, sorry.

MummyPig24 Sat 19-Jan-13 09:29:11

Love Tessa and Beatrix. Love Hugo and Sebastian.

legallyblond Sat 19-Jan-13 08:38:48

Oh and Louisa would, controversially I know, be shortened by us to Weezy. Ie the middle sound in the name. We know one as a friend of the family (nn is long story though - not connected to Louise at all!) and she is the most wonderful person. we irrationally love it!

legallyblond Sat 19-Jan-13 08:36:07

Agree re Nessa suddenly! Thanks Zoo - I have seen the light!

ZooAnimals Sat 19-Jan-13 08:06:40

Greta - awful
Louisa - really nice
Beatrix - not keen, prefer Beatrice
Esther - awful
Tessa - ok
Nessa (means second in Cornish - local) - just makes me think of Gavin & Stacey and also what a crap meaning! Her sister gets 'mighty in battle' and she gets '2nd' you might as well just call her no.2 and be done with!
Rose - nice, but pretty much every post on here has got Rose/Rosie/Rosemary on it I think it's going to be the next Lily.
Valentina - ok
Serena - ok
Frieda - awful

Ivo (family name) - love it
Frank - quite like Frankie
Rowan - I prefer Rowan for a girl
Hugo - not keen
Sebastian - lovely
Lucian - no
Tristan - ok, bit 80's.
Piers - awful, please don't.
Angus - not keen

legallyblond Sat 19-Jan-13 07:56:45

Ps - glad other people understand my Freddie / Oscar type dislike. If it helps, think of DD as Tilda to get more of an idea of our taste. We chose Matilda as the full name because of its strength and meaning (mighty in battle - wow) definitely not because of any dreams of a cute little girl called Tilly!! Does that make sense?!

Will def use only grandparent/great grandparent names as middle names btw.

legallyblond Sat 19-Jan-13 07:52:38

Umm to hold sway... On iPhone!

legallyblond Sat 19-Jan-13 07:52:02

Thanks all. My faves at the mo are Ivo, Frank and Rowan; and Greta, Louisa and Frieda! (two of those names are grandparents' names, so likely tools sway...)

VickyU Sat 19-Jan-13 00:01:19

I love Ivo

Piers is dreadful, sorry - really 'wannabe posh' imho. Don't like Angus either.

Like Esther (but prefer Hester)
Like Tess but not Tessa
Like Louisa

Don't like any of the other girls' names. Do like Beatrice but not Beatrix.

Love, love, love Rowan, Tristan, Lucian and Sebastian.
Hate Hugo and Frank.

Thewhingingdefective Fri 18-Jan-13 22:13:26

I adore Frieda. I would have that if I ever have another.

Also like Louisa and Franksmile

bigbluebump Fri 18-Jan-13 21:54:18

I LOVE Valentina, Greta and Louisa as well as Lucian, Tristan, Ivo, Angus and Piers! Lovely underused classics! Sound great in English as well as other (European) languages. I don't think they're pretentious (pretending to be what...?!)

I'm not keen on Freddie or Oscar either.

Anonymumous Fri 18-Jan-13 21:48:42

Beatrix Valentina - I like that!

I like your boys' names - I don't think they are pretentious at all. I like Hugo, Sebastian and Tristan best. And I like Francis nn Frank.

legallyblond Fri 18-Jan-13 21:37:56

Ah but I can't bear Freddie or Oscar! Horses for courses!

Iris1 Fri 18-Jan-13 19:10:10

With Matilda I think Esther or Beatrix would be lovely. I prefer Rosalie to rose as a first name. The other girls names in. I not so keen on. Also I think Florence and Matilda sound absolutely wonderful together, they are the names of my hypothetical twin girls.

To be honest I really don't like any of the boys names you have chosen. Half of them are way old fashioned and not in a good way and they all come across as very well pretentious. If you love them though you should pick something you love it shouldn't matter what any one else thinks.
If I had a Matilda I would name a boy and name along the lines of Oscar or how about Frederick (Freddie).

legallyblond Fri 18-Jan-13 18:20:41

Oops, and:

Serena
Frieda

Piers
Angus

legallyblond Fri 18-Jan-13 18:19:38

We have a DD Matilda, always known as Tilda.

Opinions please!

Greta
Louisa
Beatrix
Esther
Tessa
Nessa (means second in Cornish - local)
Rose
Valentina

Ivo (family name)
Frank
Rowan
Hugo
Sebastian
Lucian
Tristan

Plus do suggest others!

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