Very common surnames

(9 Posts)
mnmkjs Wed 25-Sep-13 22:47:42

If you had the most common surname in the UK, what would you name your boy / girl?
Most of the names we like are quite safe and traditional but I don't want them to have exactly the same name as several of their classmates! We particularly like girls names ending in -a and simple masculine boys' names. No middle names decided on yet.

ModeratelyObvious Thu 26-Sep-13 01:24:11

Adrina?
Nina?
Katya?
Lilia?

sleepingbeautiful Thu 26-Sep-13 05:40:53

Nadia
Ariana
Juliana
Cecilia
Melissa
Aurora
Antonia
Clarissa
Lorna
Jacinta
Elena

Owen
Elijah
Benjamin
Lewis
Fraser
Austin
Rory
Marcus
Jonathan

smithwillsam Thu 26-Sep-13 07:44:19

For girls:
Aurora
Ariana
Swansea
Dua
Hawa
Nana
Lorna

For boys:
Watson
Morgan
Allen
Mitchell
James
Anderson
Phillips

I have one of the most common surnames , and my children have traditional ,normal and probably in the top 30 , but not top 10 names .
As long as you don't go for Tom , Jack ,Harry and Sophie , Emily , Jessica etc you should be fine .
They have never had anyone with the same name in their school , let alone form .

rachel234 Thu 26-Sep-13 08:33:44

How about

Clara
Antonia

Quentin
Fabian

BOF Thu 26-Sep-13 08:37:04

Zachary/variants of, and something like Arabella for a girl.

CordeliaRose Thu 26-Sep-13 10:39:10

Alexa
Alissa/Alyssa
Anna
Aurelia
Belinda
Catriona
Claudia
Estella
Francesca
Julia
Lydia
Miranda
Naomi
Rosa

Alexander
Callum
Craig
Christopher
Daniel
Dominic
Ellis
Ewan
Ian
Nicholas
Roderick
Sebastian
Stefan

Littlecherublegs Thu 26-Sep-13 12:25:52

Anya / Enya
Ayanna
Julia / Juliette
Jenna / Gemma
Kristina
Thea
Daniella
Una
Orla
Georgia / Georgina / Georgiana

Nathan
Leon
Anthony
Christian
Dominic
Haydn / Aidan
Greg / Gregor / Gregory
Jack / Jackson
Ciaran
Zachary

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