One week to go and STILL not sure ... can you vote on my shortlist please??

(64 Posts)
clarehk Fri 15-Mar-13 10:47:21

Want something not too popular, not too out there .. this is our shortlist ..

Francesca (current frontrunner)
Robyn
Naomi
Belinda (too eighties?)
Louisa

Benedict
Jonah (but DP says he doesn't like this)
Robin
Tristan
Theo
Michael (like Mikey as a nn, but hate Mickey)

Your thoughts much appreciated!!

KeatsiePie Algeria Fri 15-Mar-13 10:49:35

I like Francesca! Don't like that spelling of Robyn (or the other one, Robin, to be honest, but it's better I think, if spelled Robin that would be my second choice of the girls' names).

I like Benedict. I like Michael also.

Hope your last week goes well!

ladymia Fri 15-Mar-13 10:50:35

I like Francesca and Jonah

Yama Netherlands Fri 15-Mar-13 10:51:51

Francesca and either Benedict or Michael for me.

poppydaisy Fri 15-Mar-13 10:51:54

I like Francesca, Louisa, Benedict (but may end up as Ben...) and Tristan.

Or how about these classic but not too popular names:
Helena
Charlotte
Quentin
Jonathan

KeatsiePie Algeria Fri 15-Mar-13 10:52:16

I LOVE the name Charlotte.

chocolatecheesecake Fri 15-Mar-13 10:55:01

Love Robin for a boy but not for a girl. Louisa or Belinda for a girl.

I like Francesca, but not sure what nn you'd end up with?
Louisa is lovely

You have both my boys names on your second list and one that DH vetoed, so I'll go for that one. Tristan

MyLittleDiva Fri 15-Mar-13 11:05:49

Robyn or Theo

3rdnparty Fri 15-Mar-13 11:13:19

Francesca out of your girls list but would think what shortening you prefer if at all as could be fran/franky
Theo for a boy- would you have Theodore ? As then could have nn teddy/ed or theo..

FriggFRIGG Fri 15-Mar-13 12:23:18

Robin,for either gender.

MrsJohnDeere Fri 15-Mar-13 12:26:11

Robin and Robyn

TenthMuse Fri 15-Mar-13 14:07:13

Francesca is lovely, but I really dislike Fran/Frankie, so would have Cesca or Chess as a nickname. Louisa is good, too (it's my middle name, so slightly biased!) Also like Robyn, but would probably use as a mn - Francesca Robyn is cute.

From your boys' list, Benedict is definitely my favourite - 2nd choice either Jonah or Robin. Love the idea of Robin for a little boy, but not sure how well it ages - many people seem to think it sounds a bit 'wet, but there's always the nn Rob.

Debs1990 Fri 15-Mar-13 14:14:33

Naomi and Tristan are my favourites. I like Theo as a nickname for Theodore.

MustafaCake Fri 15-Mar-13 14:16:50

Wait till baby arrives and see which name suits him/her best!

I like Naomi and Benedict best!

GinAndSlimlinePlease Fri 15-Mar-13 14:17:44

francesca
benedict
theo

I like Louisa and Michael

Kyrptonite Fri 15-Mar-13 14:19:15

Francesca or Theo

Still18atheart Fri 15-Mar-13 14:20:44

Francesca or Theo

eatyourveg Fri 15-Mar-13 14:23:21

Robyn and Jonah

ChippyMinton Fri 15-Mar-13 14:24:40

Francesca
Not sure Belinda is due a revival just yet, although it could work smile

Benedict or Michael

sununu Fri 15-Mar-13 14:28:42

Francesca clearly out in front of the other girls
Theo, closely followed by Benedict

sorry, don't like Naomi, Belinda or Robyn
Tristan is awfully wimpy
if you call someone a Jonah, it means they are unlucky or a jinx - not a good association

notso Fri 15-Mar-13 14:31:52

Francesca and Robyn are gorgeous girls names, I love them both, in that order. I don't know how you are with nn, if you don't like them I would choose Robyn.
Not keen on your other choices though.

I love Jonah wanted for our DC but doesn't work with our surname, Robin was our second choice for DC3, it was probably my first choice but DH got to name him as I was in shock!

I really like Theo, again sound rubbish with our surname angry but it is much more popular than Robin and Jonah.
Not keen on the others.

HazleNutt Fri 15-Mar-13 14:42:30

Louisa and Theo

BeeBopDingALing Fri 15-Mar-13 15:18:32

I like all these. Not keen on the others.

Francesca (for nn I prefer Frankie to Fran)
Naomi (Favourite)
Louisa

Tristan
Theo (Favourite)
Michael

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