My FINAL list,boys and girls...it's the last one-promise.

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In no particular order...

GIRLS:

Flora
Juniper
Clementine
Orietta
Ivy
Dulcie

BOYS:

Zephyr
Caspar
Ruis (roo-ish,meaning-elder tree-associated with winter solstice)
Asa
Otis

Im well aware most of them are quite marmite...but we like them.
Siblings are Skye & Arlo, surname is P e r r y-G e o r g e.

Pick your favourites please!

This thread absolutely won't help you because people will all like different names as they're all great names and you'll rule them neither in nor out. I don't know how you choose. Ask the children? We let dd name her brother in the end because we just couldn't decide. Obviously you can give them the list and insist they pick from it because otherwise you'll end up with a Buzz Peace Lily.

I could argue a case for all of the names, they all have pros and cons. Caspar is bloody brilliant, Zephyr too, can't pick between them. Juniper stands out as my favourite for a girl but I also know a Clem who is possibly the most beautiful girl I've ever met and I have a particular fondness for the name.

I Love Ivy and Flora,but I'm worried about increasing popularity,especially with Ivy...
Juniper and Clementine are,I agree a little frilly in comparison with the other two,but I do love them and they'll end up being Clem and Juni I expect...perhaps they should be middles instead though.
Orietta has now been vetoed by DP.
Dulcie may win by default....

You're right Showy I know... Argh.

Kyrptonite Fri 22-Nov-13 10:21:58

Dulcie and Caspar.

Curlew, I have a Raph (Raphael). It is a GREAT name. grin

Zephyr and Caspar are my favourites,followed closely by Ruis (I love the connection/meaning and I LOVE the NN Ru.)
Asa is awesome but seeing as I can avoid using another A initial,I probably should.
Otis is also V cool.

how am I ever going to decide?!

I'm not the sort of person who can decide once the baby's here. I find babies never 'look' like any name fits in particular,because they're such a blank canvas,so perfectly new,no name will fit until they grow into it....

Ha! I was going to say that I'd perhaps look at not which is the best name but which you could rule out. My suggestion was going to be strike Ivy and Flora first due to popularity. I always think of you as somebody who likes names that are a bit different and less commonly used and wouldn't have expected to see Ivy or Flora on your list but can see why they are. Juni is really pretty. I was going to call ds Josephine if he was a girl but he would have been a Sephie or a Phin day to day. Obviously his penis got in the way of these plans... Anyway, my point is, while frilly they're also beautiful and Clem and Juni are great nicknames.

It's too hard. This is why I'm having no more.

Bowlersarm Fri 22-Nov-13 10:29:40

Flora and Zephyr

SootikinAndSweep Fri 22-Nov-13 10:30:33

Right, narrowing it down to one of each sex. <helpful>

Clementine
Zephyr

With Juniper and Asa as back ups (although not sure about Asa and Arlo together).

SootikinAndSweep Fri 22-Nov-13 10:31:38

Orietta sounds like it should be printed on the side of a toilet roll dispenser, it sounds kind of pharmaceutical.

I think that's why it IS so hard,this is the Last Baby.

I think your plan is a goodun though...strike outs rather than which is best...
It sucks that Ivy and Flora are so popular,but they are and there's no getting away from it.
I should just suck it up and accept it,and accept that that does bother me enough to rule them out sad

Oh and I agree about them not looking like a name. Both mine came out, I asked their names, just as you would with any other human and they had fuck all idea either. They looked blankly at me and then pooed and/or cried. My Mum soothed in hushed tones "what name does he look like?" He looks like a King Edward mother. As in, the potato. His presence on earth hasn't helped the matter a jot. This is why I let the 4yo name him after her favourite ninja turtle.

I've found over the years too that the old adage of 'loved is the child of many names' is very true. Mine have all sorts of nicknames and are rarely called their given name. Raphael calls himself Rapha, his Dad calls him Raph and I call him Roo (shortened from Rapharoo, to rhyme with kangaroo, look I was bloody tired for the first 8 months okay?). He is also called a thousand other embarrassing names including and not limited to Bubbles, Plonkydonk and Squigsy. In the end it didn't really matter which name I chose and in another 30 years I'll be running through a list of all male relatives before I get to his name anyway. My name in recent years, according to my mother is "Sue, Pat, Marg, Helen, bugger, which one are you?" I'll give you a clue, it's none of the above.

Right,I'm ruling these out as first names at least...

GIRLS:

Flora
Juniper
Clementine
Orietta
Ivy
Dulcie

BOYS:

Zephyr
Caspar
Ruis (roo-ish,meaning-elder tree-associated with winter solstice)
Asa
Otis

Seriously Frigg that's the best you can do? TWO off each list?!

<head/desk>

Oh god,I'm talking to myself

<rocks in corner>

showy grin grin grin

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 10:38:58

That must be the most unconventional list Ive read ever!

I wish Clementine was Celestine or Dulcie was Delphie and then Id pick one of those. (useless, sorry)

From your list, and based on your childrens names and your surname I pick Flora and Otis.

Really cool names acutally.

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 10:39:49

Oh you crossed off Otis... Then I pick Caspar.

InfiniteJest Fri 22-Nov-13 10:42:12

Aww you ruled out Ivy! I love Ivy! Out of your remaining girl names I'd choose Flora I think. Best boy name is Zephyr, love it smile

I love Ivy too,but I don't love that its usage has doubled in the last year...

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 10:44:14

Juniper and Zephyr.

And here endeth the dilemma.

It's not the most unconventional list I've every seen. I know a sibset called Merlin, Elfjin and Phinnibus...

I agree with your deletions completely and would be bold and strike Dulcie too. It's too cutesy. I hear it as a Darcy/Tilly/Milly type name and they're everywhere atm. There are other much prettier D names like Delphine/Delphie, Dora (maybe Dorothea actually) but actually ignore me, no more adding names.

Are you picking first and middle names from these lists because in that case you only need to narrow it down to two until next week and your next thread on this and possibly three if you have two middle names.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 10:46:12

Dulcie just reminds me of dulce de leche which y'know I'm fond of but is a bit too sweet for daily consumption.

elskovs Fri 22-Nov-13 10:46:54

God I had no idea Flora and Ivy were popular.

Mind you Skye is quite common isn't it? Do you mind common?

Iris?

The middle names could come from this list or the other insanely long list of middle names is have stashed away

I was just coming back to strike out Dulcie,as DP is Not Keen..

So,bye bye Dulcie sad

I've never been happy with Skye's name,it's her name now,but if I could go back and change it,I would.

And yes,common/popular does bother me,possibly silly,but it just does.

Iris reminds me of Eyeballs.

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