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?

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.

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

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 ?

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!

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?

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.

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

Penelope and Arthur. I also like Benjamin and George.

Jemima just makes me think Jemima Puddleduck.

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?

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

Penelope and Arthur

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

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?!)

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

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

Lyra & Ben

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 ;)

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.

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.

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

Viola and Arthur. Lovely names.

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.

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

No idea how that happened...confused

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

jamin

Bearandcub Sat 20-Apr-13 09:40:02

Lyra
Ben

Umlauf Sat 20-Apr-13 09:35:31

Your list is very similar to ours. We also have Edith, Miranda, Sebastián, Albert which are on similar veins

Weenorrie2 Sat 20-Apr-13 07:18:49

Jemima ( puddle duck )
Penelope ( pitstop)
Viola ( stringed intstument)
Lyra (stars)
George(square)
Arthur(ancient)
Benjamin (bunny)
Robin (redbreast)

First thoughts

I love Penelope because I think of Penelope Cruz. Viola is pretty too.

I like George and Benjamin.

StormyBrid Sat 20-Apr-13 06:48:34

I'd go for Penelope because it's my mum's name. Not Lyra because I didn't like those books. Viola okay because Shakespeare but I don't actually like the sound of it much. Not Jemima because it reminds me of the bit of Jurassic Park where the rex bursts through the trees and eats a gallimimus, and I used to have nightmares about that scene.

George and Arthur seem to be far too popular these days so I'd not go for either of those. And also there's an Arthur in EastEnders at the moment and one of my criteria when choosing a name recently was "Can't be the name of an existing Ender". Robin sounds like a girl's name to me. Benjamin's good though, sounds nice, don't know how popular it is but I don't come across many of them.

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