Please come and critique my name list!

(45 Posts)
greenteawithlemon Fri 19-Apr-13 19:46:18

Girls:

Jemima
Penelope
Viola
Lyra

Boys:

George
Arthur
Benjamin
Robin

Which ones would you pick? And, if you're feeling particularly generous, why?

Are there any others you could suggest based on my likes above?

Bearandcub Sat 20-Apr-13 09:40:28

jamin

Bearandcub Sat 20-Apr-13 09:41:06

No idea how that happened...confused

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sat 20-Apr-13 09:41:47

George Arthur and Benjamin are all quite a bit more popular than Robin if that matters to you either way?

People will often pronounce Viola wrong, if that matters to you!

I like them all. Nice names.

Hassled Sat 20-Apr-13 09:42:45

Viola and Arthur. Lovely names.

Viviennemary Sat 20-Apr-13 09:47:26

Jemima - not keen
Penelope - yes
Viola - nice
Lyra- don't like

George - Ok
Arthur - Not keen
Benjamin - OK
Robin - don't like at all

Other names Philip, Violet, Iris.

MrsJohnDeere Sat 20-Apr-13 12:45:37

Girls names not my cup of tea. Like Lyra best though.

Love Robin and George. Like Arthur.

NymphadoraTonks Sat 20-Apr-13 13:01:31

I love Robin, I wish I could use it for any future boys I may have, but our surname is Wood. Just won't work ;)

fussychica Sat 20-Apr-13 17:58:31

Lyra & Ben

DebK2012 Sat 20-Apr-13 17:59:16

. Q

Exhaustipated Sat 20-Apr-13 18:06:16

Lovely names.

How would you pronounce Viola?

The only ones I don't love are George (v popular, big boring dare I say it) and Jemima (not sure why... Puddleduck?!)

Still18atheart Sat 20-Apr-13 18:23:52

Jemima - if you can put up with the puddleduck jokes i quite like it
Penelope - love
Viola - violin
Lyra - lycra

Boys:

George - love
Arthur - quite like it
Benjamin - love
Robin - meh

Ikeameatballs Sat 20-Apr-13 18:25:20

Penelope and Arthur

frogchops Sun 21-Apr-13 20:00:07

Jemima IMO is your best girls name followed by Lyra (altho I read Lycra to start with :-/)
I prefer Ben to Benjamin but its the best there. My DP loves robin but I hate it shortened to rob. If you can deal with this then its ok.
Why about Thea, Faith, Esme?
Toby, frankie?

ShadowStorm Sun 21-Apr-13 21:30:36

Penelope and Arthur. I also like Benjamin and George.

Jemima just makes me think Jemima Puddleduck.

CruCru Sun 21-Apr-13 22:47:33

Viola - provided the emphasis is on the Vi (Sharespearean character) not the o - string instrument. Like Jemima too - obvious how to spell and pronounce it.

ellesabe Mon 22-Apr-13 21:58:10

Girls:

Jemima - the best name ever <biased>
Penelope - I also love this
Viola - Quite nice
Lyra - Not as keen

Other names along the same lines...Felicity, Verity, Ramona, Sienna?

Boys:

George - I would use as a middle name
Arthur - Excellent name. Would have been on our list if it didn't sound daft with our surname.
Benjamin - Meh
Robin - I love this but can't stand nn Rob. Would this bother you?

Other names along the same lines...Dominic, Henry, Edward, Felix?

ellesabe Mon 22-Apr-13 21:59:45

By the way, my Jemima has only had the Puddleduck comment once in 2.5 years. Don't let it put you off!

Girls:

Jemima ... Unsure of this , the puddleduck is too obvious I think
Penelope ... Quite like this , pretty name , easy to shorten
Viola .. Love this , very sweet and pretty
Lyra ... No . It's awful

Maybe Gemma ? Lucinda ?

Boys:

George.. Love this (my son is George )
Arthur.. From Eastenders ?
Benjamin ... Lovely , good strong name
Robin .. Love this too .

Maybe Michael ? Andrew ?

HopefullA Thu 25-Apr-13 12:41:14

Love love love Jemima - Lyra reminds me so lycra - Sorry!!
LOve Bejamin too - not a fan of Robin for a boy to be honest.
How about Albert or bertie

MadameJosephine Thu 25-Apr-13 15:37:06

Love Lyra, not keen on the other 3 girls names. Prefer Violet to Viola. How about Iris or Jennifer?

George or Arthur are both lovely. Not keen in Benjamin and Robin is more of a girls name to me.

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