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!!

StellaNova Mon 18-Mar-13 09:30:27

Robyn - although prefer Robin - or Francesca, and Benedict.

FoxyRevenger Mon 18-Mar-13 10:00:41

Love Francesca, but personally don't like any of the shortening of it. So, Louise and Tristan for me. Love Tristan but DH vetoed it...

lljkk Netherlands Mon 18-Mar-13 10:31:21

If you live in HK wouldn't Ls & Rs be difficult in the names? I don't know if that should be a factor. Tristan is quite a mouthful for speech delayed or foreigners (speaking from experience).

I have 2 DSs called your boy names. smile

Girls: Can't choose between Louisa & Francesca.

Nobody uses Mickey as a NN, wouldn't worry about that. It's quite ordinary compared to your other choices, though. Mikey is considered a very babyish NN to American ears, btw.

I only like Jonah, Tristan & Michael among your boy choices. Probably Tristan gets my vote. Not that you'd want one like mine.

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 10:49:41

Louisa and Michael are my faves x

kellyhowells82 Mon 18-Mar-13 12:32:59

I like Francesca for a girl and also Michael or Benedict for a boy

IroningBoredDaily Mon 18-Mar-13 12:38:57

Naomi and Jonah 100%!

FriedSprout Mon 18-Mar-13 12:45:14

Love Francesca, also love shortened version Cesca. Know a fabulous and very lovely Francesa
Not keen on other choices though
Naomi she would always have to clarify which way to pronounce it
Louisa always tends to get shortened
Robyn sounds a little American and try hard
Belinda you're right too 80's (iPad not recognised) grin

Jonah don't think has good meaning
Robin bit too cute if you have a ruffian!
Tristan - see Robin
LOVE Theo known several and they are all lovely guys, like Theodore too
Michael is a little boring

Francesca or Theo please grin

FriedSprout Mon 18-Mar-13 12:46:27

Sorry, also like Benedict

Willow36 Mon 18-Mar-13 16:45:13

1. Francesca
2. Naomi
3. Louisa

1. Tristan
2. Michael
3. Benedict

wiltingfast Mon 18-Mar-13 23:24:36

The girls' names, only really like Robyn but wld probably go for the other spelling.

The boys, Benedict was the old pope!

O/w Robin or Michael or Theo

Pixieonthemoor Tue 19-Mar-13 20:03:14

1. Francesca (Cesca, Chessie)
2. Belinda (Bindi)

1. Benedict
2. Theo

clarehk Thu 28-Mar-13 10:29:52

Thanks to all for your opinions. Gave birth to Theo Alexander two days ago and it suits him perfectly

Yay! Great name. My Theo is 10 now smile

nectarini1983 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:46:16

Not struck on the girls particularly but really like Theo.

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