picking a name for 4th baby..think i'm losing it! help!

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crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 01:08:50

am expecting 4th baby soon. already have 3 girls. might be 'outing' myself here but don't think their names are too radically unusual so here goes:

Aurora Elizabeth
Nancy Jane
Pearl Alexandra

DH and I did argue a bit over choosing them but compromised (and i will admit i did get my own way quite a bit). I love the names we picked. they all suit them very well. HOWEVER we can't agree on names for this baby. We have not found out gender. Here are the names I like

Rita - dh says it reminds him of Rita Ora that pop singer. i think it's cute and fun.
Isadora - dh says dora the explorer
Valentina - dh just says ridiculous name
Santana - i will admit this is a new addition possibly due to watching Glee with eldest dd in a hormone fuelled state. i think its v v pretty. dh says we cannot possibly under any circumstances name a baby after Glee.

DH choices are

Iona - which I think i could possibly grow to like
Isis - not keen
Ivy - already know 3 under 4
Sophia - not even kidding very nice name but there are about 5 in school and 4 in nursery

Don't even get me started on boys names. The only one I like REMOTELY is Alexander because it's a family name and would nn. Lexy.

Any ideas would be welcomed. Opinions, compromise etc!

Lollybrolly Mon 04-Feb-13 22:19:24

I love your daughters names so far.

Rita is the fave from your shortlist for your new baby should she be a girl.

Alexander is one of my fave boys names but I always have knownLexy's/Lexies to be girls shortening Alexandra/Alexandria.

My suggestions for girls names

Ottilie
Mia
Ruby - not sure if it goes too well with Pearl.
Selina
Frances
Portia
Clementine (Clemmie)
Minnie
Gloria
Clarissa
Flora
Violet
Lydia
Florence (Florrie)
I love Evangeline but suspect its a bit too way out there for some.

Boys.

Will
Percy (Percival if you want long "proper" name)
Herb
Harvey
Leo
Sidney

ChestyNut Mon 04-Feb-13 22:24:02

Edie is lovely.

I also liked isadora but reminds me of wizadora too much ( used to be a kids TV show) grin

baskingseals Tue 05-Feb-13 08:09:22

what lovely names your daughters have.

here are a few more suggestions

Rosanna

Lois

Stella

Tatiana

Saskia

also like Astrid, but that is definitely not Brazillian!

Bess or Betsy

Fabienne

for boys what about

Xavier

Otto

Arlo

Fabian

also really like the suggestion of Otis.

Eli

Joel

please update if you can

baskingseals Tue 05-Feb-13 08:20:19

i think i've cracked it - just thought of Gloria - fabulous name - what do you think?

MortifiedAdams Tue 05-Feb-13 08:22:07

I love Rita from your list. Also love Sylvie and Lilian if they are any good to you.

Boys: Monty, Griffin, Theodore

nurseneedshelp Tue 05-Feb-13 08:26:08

I love your names!
Not keen on the new ones you've looked at, I like izabella, ,lara or Martha!

Mosman Tue 05-Feb-13 10:55:43

With your girls names I thought of Gloria straight away.

forevergreek Tue 05-Feb-13 13:07:16

Boys

Axel
Adrian
Tobias
Florian
Gray
Indris
Otis
Bennet

Chica31 Tue 05-Feb-13 13:20:37

Girls names
Rocio
Estrella
Cristina
Marta
Candela
Patricia
Carla
Paula
Lola
Angles
Sofia
Marina

I struggled with boys names too
Nicolas with the nn Nico
was our favourite in the end, we had two girls though.

Yay4may Tue 05-Feb-13 15:31:01

Love Mara, Valentina and Keir
My DD is friends with a Valentina, it's never shortened even by the parents
Good luck!

MildDrPepperAddiction Tue 05-Feb-13 15:46:47

Iona. Lovely name. Not fussed on the rest.

Gwennan Tue 05-Feb-13 16:08:44

Mara is the name Naomi takes in the Old Testament - it means 'bitter'. I think that meaning would put me off a little bit.

Aurora, Nancy & Pearl are very pretty names.

I would suggest considering the following (bearing in mind what you said about liking Spanish-sounding names):
Adelaide
Alessia
Alethea
Antonia
Belen
Camilla
Carolina
Clementina
Eden
Eulalia
Florence
Francesca
Gaia
Honor
Iris
Isla
Jemima
Lois
Lucia
Luna
Mariana
Mireia (meer-AY-ah)
Ophelia/Ofelia
Penelope
Selena
Seraphina
Serena
Stella
Natalia
Victoria
Xanthe

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Feb-13 00:46:06

Sarita
Marita

Cwtchbach Wed 06-Feb-13 10:16:54

This is random but I recently found a home video of myself and my little sister in the bath aged 5 and 3 and we are playing with our My Little Ponies, I tell her that my name is Isadora and she says that her name is Aurora smile FWIW I think that Dora would be a really cute little nickname.

Cwtchbach Wed 06-Feb-13 10:18:20

I like Iola which is a Welsh name pronounced Yola as in Iolanda (not sure whether that is Spanish or not)

I love ramona!

JaneLane Wed 06-Feb-13 12:49:44

My 3 DSs (7, 5 and 3) want this baby to be named Luis-Suarez if it's a boy (think my dH has been coercing them!) or Merida if it's a girl - probably because we've just bought brave on DVD.

Surprisingly I won't be going for the full name of a footballer as a hyphenated first name!

mummybare Wed 06-Feb-13 15:37:12

I like Rita, Isadora, Iona and Isis from your lists.

How about:

Iris
Ramona
Aurelie?

Or for boys:

Leon
Cassius
Milo
Felix?

Congratulations on number 4!

FlorenceMattell Wed 06-Feb-13 15:42:42

Shouldn't be on this thread, work to do ..
But love your daughter's names.
My advice ,wait until,he or she is born and they will tell you. They will send you the name telepathically, because babies are very clever, never under estimate a baby smile
You have 42 days plenty of time
Baby is fine in the meantime.

mummybare Wed 06-Feb-13 15:43:57

Ah, x posted with pretty much everyone there - forgot to press post earlier! - but glad I was on the right track with Ramona! smile

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