Struggling with Baby names - suggestions/comments welcome

(25 Posts)
Moneypennyf2 Wed 17-Jul-13 15:08:46


So our little one is due in 8 weeks and we don't know if we are having a boy or girl and we just can't decide on a baby name. There are lots that we like but none that we love!

I think we are looking for something traditionalish but also it would be nice if there weren't 5 other children in their class with the same name.
(A TOUGH TASK!) Also our surname is an H so I am not sure other H names sound right.

So here is the list so far:

Girls: Freya, Elise, Olivia, Matilda (Mattie/ Tilly), Agatha (Taggie)
Boys: William, Wesley (Wes), Max, Logan, Sebastian, Jago & Charlie

I would really welcome comments on the names we like but also any suggestions on other names to consider!


othersideofchannel Wed 17-Jul-13 15:11:10

I love Agatha (Taggie) and Wesley (Wes) - great, underused classics!!

tigerlilyboo21 Wed 17-Jul-13 15:25:35

I love Elise - it's also on my shortlist so I might be a little biased! Freya is lovely too.

As for your boy names, I really like Logan and Sebastian smile

rundontwalk Wed 17-Jul-13 15:29:25

Really like Elise,Matilda,William & Sebastian.

How about Felix, Daniel, Aidan, Rowan, Imogen, Erin, Enya, Anya, Maria?

prdarling Wed 17-Jul-13 15:38:29

Re girls, there are squillions of Freyas and Olivias, not many called Elise or Matilda and virtually none called Agatha -I LOVE Agatha, beautiful

Re boys, there are loads of Charlies and quite a few Max and Williams. Sebastian and Jago are nice and fairly unusual. Sorry but I hate Logan and Wesley (I think I could just about guarantee that he would be the only Wesley in his class though!)

maxdefranca Wed 17-Jul-13 16:24:03

Maxwell it´s beautiful name for boy, and Monica for Girl

Breezy1985 Wed 17-Jul-13 16:27:34

Love Matilda on your girls list smile Round here, well my DC school there are several Freya/Elise/Olivia's.

Like Logan best on your boys list.

night1971 Wed 17-Jul-13 17:19:33

Agatha and Sebastian are my faves!

Elise and Logan for me.

But I do like Olivia and William too.

LittleBearPad Wed 17-Jul-13 18:19:14

Taggie - are you a jilly cooper fan?

I love Freya but DH vetoed it. Elise is also lovely (so's Taggie BTW). I'd avoid Olivia just because its so popular. I also like Sebastian and Max

tammytoby Wed 17-Jul-13 18:23:38

Agatha and Elise make a refreshing change - like them both. Don't like Olivia, Matilda, Freya as they've become a little overused.

Wesley and Jago are great and, again, are classic underused names. I'c avoid William, Max, Charlie and Sebastian if you're concerned about popularity. Also don't like nicknames Seb/Basty.

NomDeClavier Wed 17-Jul-13 18:28:16

Definitely Agatha and Wesley. Love them both.

Love Elise. Don't like Taggie.
LOVE Wesley and Sebastian. Don't like Jago or Logan.

You might like:

Jem / Jeremy

wigglesrock Wed 17-Jul-13 18:40:10

I have an Olivia who started primary school last September and shes the only one in the year, but ssh don't tell anyone, it tends to enrage people smile I love love love Elise as well.

I like all your boys names, Logan I'm a bit iffy about - I hear Logan, I think Wolverine.

Agatha and Jago are brilliant.

TalkativeJim Thu 18-Jul-13 00:51:41

Matilda and Sebastian

sleepingbeautiful Thu 18-Jul-13 05:02:27

I really like Elise, Agatha, William and Sebastian.
I'd avoid Olivia, Matilda, Max and Charlie if you don't want a popular name as I know a lot of these. I have a concern William maybe popular but personally I only know one small one.
Other suggestions:
Lydia, Julia, Louisa, Frances, Eugenie
Owen, Evan, Benjamin, Simeon, Dominic

Wbdn28 Thu 18-Jul-13 09:29:59

Elise or Wesley

ZingWidge Thu 18-Jul-13 10:55:16

I like them all except for Jago.(Iago or Yago)
Baddie in Aladdin and in Othello ( correct?)wink

rosyryan Thu 18-Jul-13 19:48:53

Great names! (No help at all) grin

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 18-Jul-13 20:59:38

I adore Agatha, it's on my ever expanding list! From your boys list I'm afraid I do t really like any of them...maybe Sebastian!

Onetwo34 Thu 18-Jul-13 21:12:11

Love Agatha smile

TruJay Fri 19-Jul-13 20:06:33

Wesley is awesome! The only Wes I know is 30-odd and is very cool! So would def be the only one around I imagine. Love it!

I know several little ladies with your girls name choices except Agatha x

MoonHare Fri 19-Jul-13 21:06:50

Freya - used to like this but gone right off it
Elise - ok
Olivia - lovely, elegant but very, very common
Matilda - lovely, my favourite of your list and I like the nns too
Agatha - like this but not keen on Taggie

William - solid, traditional I like it
Wesley - not keen
Max -ok
Logan - don't like this
Sebastian - like it
Jago - kind of like this
Charlie - so overused

How about;


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