Baby Names

(35 Posts)
Puddles1234 Wed 25-Dec-13 22:50:26

Hello

Would like opinions good or bad on the following baby names.

They will be used with a double-barrelled surname. And will also have two /3 Middle names.

Boys:

George
Henry
Alexander
Ptolemy
Augustus
Fox
Raphael
Ralph
Artemis
Tarquin
Rafferty

Girls:

Celeste
Cosima
Araminta
Arabella
Alexandrina
Marina
Isabelle
Cecily
Penelope
Camilla
Georgiana
Helena
Clementine
Ottilie
Regina

Any other suggestions would be most welcome.

EST0106 Wed 25-Dec-13 23:16:15

2/3 middle names plus double barrelled surname, I'd go with the fewest syllables tbh. I like George for a boy, not sure about the girls names, they are all quite a mouthful. Also all pretty posh! Why about Kate for a girl, you could always do Katherine as 'proper name' but call it Kate day to day?

Puddles1234 Wed 25-Dec-13 23:37:24

Thank you for the reply, Catherine is a lovely name however it is a family name so sadly it's a no go.

George is one of my favourites for a boy but OH thinks it will be over used now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their baby George.

Ruprekt Wed 25-Dec-13 23:39:08

Think about the form filling before you give your child so many names! grin

Lebkuchenlover Thu 26-Dec-13 07:45:54

Love most of your names, op, especially Rafferty, Raphael and Ralph for boys and Celeste for girls.

Personally find George a little dull in comparison.

thehouseoflego Thu 26-Dec-13 08:16:16

Cosima or Rafferty.

What about Marina for a girl? Always loved this name.

Agree with pp about the form filling..nightmare! grin

thehouseoflego Thu 26-Dec-13 08:17:14

What about Hugh?

Lovely name, very underused IMHO.

SS3J Thu 26-Dec-13 08:37:15

I thought Artemis was a girl's name. Isn't it the name of a goddess? Nice name though!

ToffeeJungle Thu 26-Dec-13 11:58:14

Agree that this could result in a very long name for your child so maybe a one or two syllable name would be best.
Some of your list are a bit posh for me too!
Saying that I do like Alexander (prefer just Alex) and Georgiana (prefer Georgia).

Hugh
Fraser
Spencer
Amos
Ellis

Eden
Maeve
Iris
Seren
Thea

Sleepthief Thu 26-Dec-13 12:03:59

Artemis is a goddess's name, so probs best to avoid for a boy smile

Puddles1234 Thu 26-Dec-13 16:23:47

Thank you for your replies! Artemis is indeed a goddesses name however it strikes me as more masculine. If we choose Artemis he would probably be known as Artie for short.

We don't mind about the long name as we have two middle names each plus our double barrelled surname. We don't use our middle names in everyday life so it's not much of an issue.

The names I posted above are what we like so any suggestions within the same vein would be welcome.

Marina is on our list for a girl and I adore it so pretty. I'm not a fan of Hugh in all honesty. Alexander would be Alexander and defiantly not Alex.

HyvaPaiva Thu 26-Dec-13 16:30:46

I'm afraid I don't like the male names list. Also, just in case you didn't realise, Artemis is actually a female name.

Cosima and Marina are the loveliest of the female names.

HyvaPaiva Thu 26-Dec-13 16:31:22

Ooh, cross-posts about Artemis!

thehouseoflego Thu 26-Dec-13 16:52:49

Not sure how I missed Marina! Dohh

The only Artemis I know are girls, think you're setting your son up for a hard time. Whist you might wish your son only to been known as Alexander once he's at school it's frankly fair game. We have little if no control over our childrens nicknames!

Puddles1234 Thu 26-Dec-13 19:10:38

I see Artemis is controversial so I will perhaps strike that off the list, I have had mixed reviews and OH is not really that convinced anyways!

Our front runners at the moment for a boy are, Alexander, George, Augustus, Ptolemy and Rafferty with Fox used as one of the middle names. For a girl, Marina, Celeste, Camilla, Araminta (NN Minty) and Ottilie.

Any other suggestions would be much appreciated as we really don't have a definite and any suggestions about the middle names to use would be fantastic!

OhCaptainDarling Fri 27-Dec-13 12:09:51

Think Fox as a middle name is fab.

What about Athena? Beautiful name IMHO.

Love your girls choices, I do find boys so much harder.

SS3J Fri 27-Dec-13 17:45:38

I also like Fox as a middle name. My favourite of your first names is Alexander (but you may struggle to stop it being shortened). George I find a bit boring. Augustus is brave, but potentially quite cool I think. I don't like Ptolemy or Rafferty. I think all your girls' names are good, except Araminta, which I really hate! Sorry, only an opinion so if you love it then obviously use it!

SS3J Fri 27-Dec-13 17:46:44

I think Ottilie Celeste would be a great name.

Confitdecanard Fri 27-Dec-13 17:49:34

My favourites from your lists are Ralph and Cosima.

Sundaedelight Fri 27-Dec-13 19:59:55

Love most of your names, I like your style.
Best boys name - Ralph.
Best girls name - Araminta.

DocHudson Fri 27-Dec-13 20:00:57

Do you like Clara?

Puddles1234 Fri 27-Dec-13 23:09:34

I absolutely adore the name Athena I have added it to the list for middle names, thank you for the suggestion.

Boys names are a nightmare, Fox is a definite middle name. Is there any more suggestions for boys names?

Araminta (NN Minty) is one of favourites it's such a pretty name.

Clara is adorable however I love the other names more. I have added it to the list for middle names though as it is rather pretty.

Does anyone like Romilly?!

BonnieWeeJeannieMcCall Sat 28-Dec-13 05:36:09

"Alexander would be Alexander and definitely not Alex" - once he goes to school, you can't stop it being shortened. That goes for all your names, of course - Augustus might become Gus, Raphael and Rafferty might become Raff, etc.

Don't call a girl Regina - too close to vagina.

CPtart Sat 28-Dec-13 06:27:54

Like Alexander and Helena. None of the others.

How about Lawrence or Louisa?

Lebkuchenlover Sat 28-Dec-13 07:34:11

A long name lIke Alexander will inevitably be shortened, I'm afraid.

I really like Raphael from your list. We have a Quentin, which you might like?

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