Baby no-name! Please help! - URGENT!!

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spidermanspiderman Mon 13-May-13 11:15:15

Baby no-name! Please help!

Hi all,

We are trying to pick a name for our new baby daughter and are rapidly running out of time.

We have narrowed it down to the list below but hubby and I do not agree.

He likes
Skye, Eden, Morgan, Amber and Ruby and I like Thea, Skye, Arabella and Beatrix.

The only crossover we have is Skye but it is not our favourite of each of our respective lists.

I may eventually post our list of 'dismissed' names but it is over 500 names long so it will not be today.

The criteria is that the name must be quite simple and easy to spell as we are fine with "that is unusual", but want to avoid "how do you spell that?"throughout their lives.

We already have an Oliver and a Leila and our surname starts with "A" so that migh be a consideration.

Any help would be appreciated.

We only have until 16th to name her so a rapid response would avoid "baby X" on the birth certificate.

HELP HELP HELP!!!

Skye
Eden
Morgan
Amber
Ruby
Thea
Skye
Arabella
Beatrix

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 13-May-13 17:16:15

As you both like Skye, how about Tanith? Means 'sky goddess'. Or Celeste? ('heavenly').

whyno Mon 13-May-13 17:32:54

Skyla

sleepingbeautiful Mon 13-May-13 17:43:43

Kirsten
Tamsin
Marianne

xyla Mon 13-May-13 17:46:27

Irene
Clementine

Oliver Leila and Jasmine?

jkklpu Mon 13-May-13 17:58:53

If your surname ends in A, depending on where in the country you live, I wouldn't pick a forename that ends in 'A', too, or you could end up with that horrible inserted 'R' when people say her full name. People have already recommended loads of options, but if you have 'Skye' in common, why not go for that? Your and your dp's favourites have already been rejected, so why not Skye?

forgetmenots Mon 13-May-13 18:03:01

Polly
Cleo
Hero
Nadine
Marina
Serena (love this with your other two)

Skye is nice - bit more common in Scotland smile really not keen on Eden or Morgan.

Exhaustipated Mon 13-May-13 18:07:16

What about

Susannah nn Zanna
Ottilie
Freida
Xanthe
Orla
Tansy
Rose
Harriet
Viola
Willa
Maya
Pearl
Daphne
Fern
Cora
Nina
Bethan
Jemima

Any good?

Exhaustipated Mon 13-May-13 18:07:52

Otherwise I like Slur too smile

olgaga Mon 13-May-13 18:08:02

If you like Arabella, what about Bella? Shorter, easier to spell, kind of goes with the others - Oliver, Leila...Bella.

Of the choices you've listed I like Amber the best.

olgaga Mon 13-May-13 18:08:41

Or Freya!

Exhaustipated Mon 13-May-13 18:09:17

Oops! Meant to say Skye!

Slur is not a good baby name...

Aspen
Azalea
Coral
Dalia
Ember
Heather
Laurel
Meadow
Pearl
Saffron
Sephora
Sorrell
Wren

Coconutty Mon 13-May-13 18:12:11

Cassia, Reefe, Ilona, iris.

MortifiedAdams Mon 13-May-13 18:15:16

Ruby from your list and to match your dcs names.

My additions....

Romy
Freya
Phoebe

spidermanspiderman Mon 13-May-13 19:08:53

I have always loved Freya but dh vetoed it early on. Same with Freida and Fritha.

We both love Harriet but it just isn't the right fit.

Skye is looking more and more likely.

JojoMags Mon 13-May-13 19:36:32

Does skye suit her? Can't help thinking if you really liked it you'd have settled on it before now! I love Harriet and you could shorten it to Hattie/Hatty or Hettie. There was a thread on here recently that included Anais. Just thought I'd mention it as its unusual and lovely! I like Beatrix on your list. Let us know what you decide smile

forevergreek Mon 13-May-13 19:44:36

Estelle? Means star and can have Stella as nn.

Skye/ skylar/ saskia?

Kirstoll Mon 13-May-13 20:04:59

I like willow, savannah, sapphire, seren, astrid, poppy, ginevra, Hollie, primrose... I sound like a hippy smile I have an Isabella Rose

olgaga Tue 14-May-13 07:52:06

What about Rosa?

sweetiesue Tue 14-May-13 08:01:09

Rowan
Isla
Iona
Esme
Marnie
Violet

BusyBee86 Tue 14-May-13 09:04:35

Lois

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Tue 14-May-13 09:13:06

lucia
sophia
darcy
ruby
niamh
isla

iheartmycat Wed 15-May-13 00:42:15

Saskia
Shona
Monica
Genevieve
Felicity
Summer
Rachel

I like amber and ruby from your list

sashh Wed 15-May-13 06:43:45

Skye - it's a place not a child
Eden - it's a place in the Bible, not a child
Morgan - isn't that a car?
Amber - semi precious stone, should it be a precious stone?
Ruby - precious stone - OK as a name
Thea - sounds like it's missing an ending

2 propper names and IMHO fit well with your other children's names

Arabella
Beatrix

What about three names that initialise to SKY?

Sophie Keira Yvonne. You and dh get to chose one name and depending on the ages of your other children let them have a choice too.

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