A sibling for Xavier

(43 Posts)
blondieblondieblondie Mon 09-Sep-13 20:39:31

Hi, I have never posted here before, but wanted some unbiased advice on a sibling name.

My DS1 is called Xavier (prn Zay - vee- er)

and for my bump if a boy we are thinking: Roman, Jackson or Tadhg
and if a girl (we both really don't like girls names!) are thinking: Noah, Ivy, Ngaio or Kieren

what do people think? any other suggestions?

language Mon 09-Sep-13 21:15:55

Xavier is a traditional French name so I would pick something similar (either French or traditional or both)

for boys: Louis, Philip, Oliver, Quentin, George, Emmanuel...
for girls: Florence, Emilie, Sophie, Anne, Alice, Elise, Marianne, Estelle...

bluecheque4595 Mon 09-Sep-13 21:20:18

I love that name, Xavier.

What about Aloysius or Gabriel?

For a girl, Octavia.

RosesInTheRain Mon 09-Sep-13 21:42:37

the Xav I know has sister Gabrielle

looki Mon 09-Sep-13 22:06:41

I would assume Noah and Kieren were both boys names. I have never before heard of Ngaio and have no idea how to pn it. Please let me know...

blondieblondieblondie Tue 10-Sep-13 16:49:09

hi looki,

you prounounce it Nye-oh

blondieblondieblondie Tue 10-Sep-13 16:55:26

I like noah and kieren for a girl - even though they are boys names! we tend to like solid, tomboy-ish names for girls as oppose to girly names.

Xavier is traditionally a French name, but we have no French connection so don't want to run with that as a 'theme'?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 10-Sep-13 17:07:45

I like Noa (spelled this way) and Ivy for a girl. I don't like any of your boys names with Xavier, which is a fab name, they just seem random.

Some suggestions

Beatrix
Thea
Iris
Xanthe
Tabitha
Saskia
Ophelia
Cordelia
Luna
Araminta
Zelda
Wilhemina
Celeste
Juno
Pearl
Hero
Hera
Honor

Felix
Rufus
Ezra
Cassius
Arthur
Jacoby
Rafferty
Ezekiel
Josiah
Jonah
Kit

Littlecherublegs Wed 11-Sep-13 11:35:27

I like Roman, Jackson and Ivy from your lists.

How about:
Wilson
Branson
Woodrow
Rocco
Amos
Lysander
Drake
Tate
Drew
Micah

Wren
Iris
Cameron
Rowan
Georgia
Robyn
Fern
Zoe
Margot
Una

noodlebum Wed 11-Sep-13 12:22:51

I like Roman for a boy and Ivy for a girl, from your lists

looki Wed 11-Sep-13 14:35:30

I don't like the idea of giving a boys name to a girl tbh. It could prove awkward growing up in school etc. kind of like the song 'a boy named Sue'. Why not use an unisex name like Alex, Jess etc?

blondieblondieblondie Wed 11-Sep-13 17:49:09

I had never heard of that song until i just googled it but we actually do know a boy, well a man named Sue, full name susung (sp?) from Japan and he is lovely smile

besides, in the song at the end the dad explains, and the son understands and accepts his stronger more resilient character because of the name he was given?!

I think children accept other children regardless of their names. don't you think?

blondieblondieblondie Wed 11-Sep-13 17:50:24

ooh I like Cameron for a girl

and cassius for a boy - but already know one sad

blondieblondieblondie Wed 11-Sep-13 17:52:26

yes fingerscrossed, I think my taste is quite eclectic blush

squoosh Wed 11-Sep-13 17:56:28

The boys names are a varied bunch! I wouldn't put Roman, Jackson or Tadhg with Xavier.

Noah for a girl is spelt Noa, Kieren for a girl is......odd. Ngaio is ummm.....interesting.

squoosh Wed 11-Sep-13 17:59:04

'besides, in the song at the end the dad explains, and the son understands and accepts his stronger more resilient character because of the name he was given?!'

Ummm, the song is just a story though OP, I don't think any sane person would actually advise anyone to call their son Sue.

looki Wed 11-Sep-13 18:01:14

I am female and know I wouldn't like to be named Noah, Kieren or Sue or even John for that matter. But what do I know.....it's your choice but I'd bear inind that you won't be the one going through life with the name.

blondieblondieblondie Wed 11-Sep-13 18:13:27

LOL I know squoosh! Just saying grin

looki I understand your point but Noah is the name of both a male AND female in the bible

while Kieran without the e is also a popular hindu girls name.

So even, if people say they are boys names who says we have to go with it? who is making up this rules?!

looki Wed 11-Sep-13 22:09:27

If thats your reasoning you could call her Book, Sink, Pear, Bread....,the list is endless. Personally I wouldn't....,,,

forehead Wed 11-Sep-13 22:12:00

Sophia

TheRedQueen Wed 11-Sep-13 22:54:45

For what it's worth (and that's not much!) I love Xavier but dislike all of your suggestions for boys and girls and would be particularly hesitant to give a girl a name that is primarily associated with boys EVEN IF it is a actually a girls' name too (and vice versa).

The fact is that however much you may not like girls' names, your (potential!) daughter is going to have to live with the name and may herself prefer something feminine. I would therefore be tempted to take the middle line and give her a girls' name than can be shortened to a boys' name, e.g. Jolanda (but call her Jo) or Charlotte (but call her Charlie) or a name that simply sounds like a boys' name when spoken, eg. Robyn.

That aside, as a purely French name for a girl, what about Ines? (I think this may be due an accent over the "e" but my computer is not having it!). Alternatively, simply as an unusual name, how about Aino (which is Finnish and means "The only one") or perhaps Esme or Eira (Swedish for snow and, I think, may have a Welsh meaning, too)? Alternatively, I like the Nordic name "Berit" which has the meaning "splendid" (which, incidentally, is the same meaning as Xavier in Arabic).

For a boy, how about Espen?

Good luck with finding something. It's not at all easy.

rachel234 Fri 13-Sep-13 13:54:30

I like Xavier & Quentin, Roman, Louis or Cassius.
For girls, how about Noa (without the h), Luna and I like Ivy.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 13-Sep-13 17:39:06

I like Roman

I think Rafael

or what about:

Luke
Marcus

I like Ivy

Noa would be a better spelling than Noah (which is a boys name)

What about

Robyn
Stevie if you like masculinish (made up word) names

chartreuse Fri 13-Sep-13 18:10:37

One of my boys is Louis Xavier, although we pronounce it zav-ee-air. I love the way the names sound together.

Artandco Fri 13-Sep-13 18:36:39

Nuala
Nova
Romily

Aspen
Otto
Quentin

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