honest (but kind) baby name opinions please.

(77 Posts)
ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 20:43:20

Hi everyone. My husband and i are discussing baby names at the moment. Its still early days in my pregnancy but we enjoy talking about all we can anyway. Its taken us nearly 2 years to conceive so no time like the present to start planning! Anyway the names we seem to agree on are:

Isabella paige
Jacob Philip

Can you all let me know what you think of these names and if there are any associations i should know about. We are open to suggestions except from Philip which is my dads name.

GloriaPritchett Tue 05-Mar-13 20:46:36

Both lovely!

They're both fine.

BabyRoger Tue 05-Mar-13 20:50:23

Both nice.

bootsycollins Tue 05-Mar-13 20:50:44

Both lovely, congratulations thanks

sparkle12mar08 Tue 05-Mar-13 20:55:11

I don't particularly like Isabella Paige, no specific associations, but Isabelle and it's variants is incredibly popular and just a bit over done for me. Paige I rather dislike tbh. Jacob Philip is okay but I prefer Philip Jacob by far.

ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:00:02

Im not sure on paige myself but its one that's popped up a couple of times that we both agree on. Unfortunately if i had my way a girl would be more likely to be Maggie which my husband hates. Isabella has ended up being all that is left when we narrow down names we don't like for whatever reason and the only thing that puts me off is the popularity. I don't think that alone is a reason not to use it though.

I wouldn't use Philip as a first name surely as it is my dads name so would be a bit strange.

ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:02:00

Im not sure on paige myself but its one that's popped up a couple of times that we both agree on. Unfortunately if i had my way a girl would be more likely to be Maggie which my husband hates. Isabella has ended up being all that is left when we narrow down names we don't like for whatever reason and the only thing that puts me off is the popularity. I don't think that alone is a reason not to use it though.

I wouldn't use Philip as a first name surely as it is my dads name so would be a bit strange.

Any suggestions along the same lines would be appreciated

Edma Tue 05-Mar-13 21:02:21

I find them both a little bit dull, sorry.

ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:02:33

Sorry about the double post my phones playing up.

Svrider Tue 05-Mar-13 21:04:02

I think they are both lovely names smile

ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:05:08

Dexter Jamie Isaac neeve Frankie Francesca Sebastian Lewis Rupert maggie Jacob Jesse Imogen miley lucas nate missy pippa lydia izzy mya fern violet ivy paige suzy Elliot Blake

This was my original list with no narrowing down.

Not keen on Isabella Paige - there are a lot of Isabellas at the moment, what shortened form would you be happy using? I just don't like Paige, it feels a bit 90s to me and doesn't sound very classy to me. What about Philippa as a middle name for a girl? Not with Isabella as that would be two names ending in "a".

Jacob is ok, but I am not keen on Jake, would this be your preferred short version?

Edma Tue 05-Mar-13 21:07:15

On your list I love love love Neeve and Violet and like Francesca, Lewis, Maggie, Imogen and Blake. Not sure this is very helpful grin

breadandhoney Tue 05-Mar-13 21:09:41

Both lovely!

I love Isabella - popular or not, it's a beautiful name. Paige is nice and it's refreshing to see a middle name that is more than just a "filler" (think Rose, May, etc)

I think it's nice to be honouring your dad in your boys name.

ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:11:55

I originally liked Philippa as a girls middle name but discarded as it didn't go with Isabella. Im just not sure. The popularity of it does unsettle me, i would shorten to bella personally. With Jacob i like jay. Its hard, especially when you have a fussy husband!

ldt87 Tue 05-Mar-13 21:14:54

I currently have grace eleanor and Emily Diane if it makes any difference

ladymia Tue 05-Mar-13 21:28:40

They're both nice inoffensive names

Isabella very overdone and Paige just awful, sorry!

FWIW, I also really liked Phillippa!

ripsishere Wed 06-Mar-13 04:47:08

Lydia and Violet and Lucas are the only names you've suggested that I like.
I am a fussy mare though.
If I had my time again, DD would be either Anna or Ellen, had she been a boy she would have been Adrian, Gavin or Duncan.
Don't like Phillipa at all.

nooka Wed 06-Mar-13 06:25:38

Nothing wrong with Isabella and Jacob, but they are both strongly associated with Twilight which may be where some of their current popularity comes from (especially Bella).

Your long list looks quite short to me smile

Antidote Wed 06-Mar-13 06:37:07

I agree with the Twilight connotation for Isabella & Jacob (especially if you have another and use both sets!)

I am caught in the same trap with DS (edward) and another brewing (alice or isolde if a girl).

Antidote Wed 06-Mar-13 06:39:05

But they are nice names.

From your list I also like Lucas & Ivy.

Eskino Wed 06-Mar-13 06:42:51

LOVE Isabella. There's a reason why some names seem to be everywhere, that's because they are gorgeous!

Paige is nice and I can see why you'd want a single syllable name after Isabella. Is there a connection to this name? I think middle names are a good way of honouring someone or showing creativity, which I wouldn't have the balls want my son/daughter to be saddled with called. Maybe something a it less "safe"?

Sky
Wren
Fern

Jacob Phillip is lovely and the middle name proves my point above.

Coconutty Wed 06-Mar-13 06:43:19

Pippa is much nicer than Isabella. Two classes in our school have 3 Isabel/a variants in. So overused that it's become dull.

Jacob is nice but again very popular here.

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