Henry and...

(21 Posts)
CruCru Sun 18-Aug-13 23:30:09

Would you consider Peter or Edmund? Edmund was a king of England but a very long time ago. I think there have been kings or tsars called Peter in other European countries.

petitdonkey Sun 18-Aug-13 19:18:59

Hi MrsCB!! I still lurk from time to time but miss the wise and avid - where did that go??? Are you one of the AWO ladies?? Love that and so wish I'd had the courage to make a W&A meet-up to meet you all x

(sorry for hijack OP!)

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 15-Aug-13 20:43:32

Ah, I see the thread has moved on!

Congratulations! Please let us know which name you settle on grin.

Mrsindecision Thu 15-Aug-13 20:43:26

Awww a little boy, lovely news!

I do love the name James, and it sounds great with Henry! Shame it doesn't fit your criteria.

Also really like Edward, George and Thomas from your list. All good solid names, you can't go wrong with any of them imo, but James is my favourite.

LazyMonkeyButler Thu 15-Aug-13 20:42:03

My best friend has a Henry, his sisters are Megan and Charlotte (nn Lottie).

I wouldn't go for George if you are using Alexander as a middle name, because it will definitely sound like a tribute! Although George does go nicely with Henry.

How about Richard or Michael?

For a girl - Mary, Margaret or Matilda?

WrongendoftheSTIX Thu 15-Aug-13 20:39:27

Congrats nomore

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 15-Aug-13 20:39:03

Hi Petit! Long time no see.

Nomore - I have a Henry and an Arthur and a Beatrice.

petitdonkey Thu 15-Aug-13 20:36:31

Congratulations!! James was always on my list but I wasn't fond of Jamie (Love Jimmy though!) - we have an Edward which I still think is my favourite boy's name ever - I like all of the shortenings too (even his current Edz which he thinks is oh so cool)

Update: it's a boy! James Alexander is my favourite so far but doesn't meet the criteria... I quite like Arthur (plus it was my Grandad's name) but DH isn't sure.

Also, all being well, I'll be back on here later in the week with results of the 20 week scan so I can start obsessing on names for one gender only, hopefully a bit easier then! grin

Sorry I tried to type (snob) after the reference to posh names there. I'm one of those rare parents wink who have delusions of grandeur for my offspring smile

Thanks very much everyone! Some lovely names here - plus mine and DH's names have been suggested too so I'm relieved I've described the right type of names. Charlotte is on the list but I'd forgotten to mention it, we both like Lottie as a nickname but wouldn't be keen on her deciding on Charlie as a nickname when older (no offence to Charlies out there but think it doesn't sound quite as posh... <snob>). Same with Victoria and Vicky. I don't want to be naive like MIL thinking that everyone will use the full name and not considering that things get shortened - hence DH basically having a rhyming name confused

David
George
William
Joseph
Edmund
Peter

Helen
Elizabeth
Victoria

sleepingbeautiful Sat 03-Aug-13 17:51:05

Richard
Edmund
Philip
Albert

Margaret
Caroline
Anne
Jane
Isabella
Louise

DebK2012 Sat 03-Aug-13 15:58:58

Love Florence and what about Victoria

CruCru Fri 02-Aug-13 17:49:43

Do any of those work?

CruCru Fri 02-Aug-13 17:48:10

Hi OP

I have a boy called Henry and am expecting a girl. My list is:

Claudia
Cecilia
Constance
Amelia / Emilia
Hannah
Helena
Madeleine
Marianne
Miriam
Olivia
Rosalind

Nicholas
Leopold
Alexander as a first name

pygmy Fri 02-Aug-13 10:25:55

Henry John and Louis Arthur or Arthur Louis.

Artijoke Fri 02-Aug-13 09:55:36

Other Euro royal names that are 2-3 syllables:
Frederick
Arthur
William
Peter
Louis

If you have the middle name Alexander and choose George as the first name then he will have the exact name as the new prince!

For girls:
Matilda
Beatrice
Alexandra

Struggling with names for DC2 due end of December. DS is Henry John and I'm keen to continue to use older, European, 'royal' names (no, nothing to do with the new royal!) as DH and I happen to have that kind of name too.

The names I like so far are:

George
James
Thomas (though DH doesn't like this)
Edward
Charlie (but I'm not fond of Charles and have a bit of an issue with only using diminutives)
Middle name for a boy would most likely be Alexander

Georgina/Georgie (but feel this could look too much like a tribute)
Sophie
Eleanor
Alice
Mary
Charlotte
Florence
Middle name for a girl would be Elizabeth

The thing is, hardly any of these meet my criteria to go with our surname (1 syllable, ends with 'ill'), which are:
-Should be 2 or 3 syllables
-Shouldn't include strong 'i' sounds or rhyme with surname - something DH has been cursed with!

Are there any I'm missing or any opinions on the above?

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