Help us name our child please!

(12 Posts)
Tobleronester Thu 02-Jan-14 22:12:48

DP and I are expecting our first (and very unexpected child) later this year and coming up with anything we agree on is a nightmare. If it's a boy the middle name will be James.

Our boys shortlist:

Vincent (DP not keen, I love it)
Owen
Alfie (DP Loves, i'm not keen at all)
Sebastian

I also love Patrick, Alistair and Rafferty whereas DP likes Malachi and Eli.

The girls shortlist:

Robyn (my favourite)
Rowan
Tess
Eliza
Jocelyn
Erica
Luna (DP's favourite)

Can anyone offer any other suggestions to help us along? We preferably want something not very common but also not completely unheard of. Also would like a middle name for a girl as there isn't a particular family name we would like to use.

Thank you!

Xavielli Thu 02-Jan-14 22:15:13

I like Eli and Rowan (for boy or girl)

CarryOnDancing Thu 02-Jan-14 23:29:30

I love Vincent and like Alistair.
Adore Rowan and like Eliza.

How about: Laurel, Corinne, Marcia, Merryn, Alena, April, Benedict, Fraser, Laurence?

sleepdodger Thu 02-Jan-14 23:42:21

Claudie
Wilf

LittleDoris Fri 03-Jan-14 02:02:17

I like Sebastian James or Alistair James.

Your girls list are all lovely but nothing particularly jumps out at me.

smile4me Sat 04-Jan-14 17:35:44

How about Azaria for a girl? Uncommon, pretty but not weird! Also love Rowan for a girl (although all the Rowans I know are male!)

other suggestions for girls... Elin, Briar, Ayla, Brooke, Summer.

Boys... Alistair is lovely smile How about Angus, Connor, Mason, Vaughan, Freddie, Isaac

invicta Sat 04-Jan-14 17:40:04

Love all the names except for Luna (don't know why) and Sebastian ( nothing wrong with it, just not a favourite name).

Alternative names:
Sylvia
Dawn
Rowena
Daphne
Lynette
Bethany
Bronwen

Gwynn
Glen
Errol
Dewi
Hugh
Huw
Douglas

Coconutty Sat 04-Jan-14 17:41:40

Arnold and Darcy.

ToffeeJungle Sat 04-Jan-14 18:13:18

Of those you've mentioned I like Owen, Sebastian, Eli(jah), Rowan (for girl or boy - probably prefer it for a boy), Eliza, Robyn and Erica.

Other suggestions:
Amos
Spencer
Rhys
Nathaniel
Xander
Zachary
Marcus
Dylan
Jared
Hayden

Lucinda
Meredith
Flora
Clover
Scarlett
Anna
Jemima
Saffron
Bethan
Cora

Riprap63 Sat 04-Jan-14 18:33:34

In the park the other day there where 3 alfies, that was out of 10 kids.

Vincent....Vinny.....vin....it a bit sopranos.

I like Owen and sebastian.

Like Vincent (and Vin but not Vince)
Like Sebastian
Really like Owen
Not keen on Alfie

Hate Rowan for a girl (LOVE it for a boy though - have you considered that?)
Hate Robyn for a girl (love it for a boy)
Like Tess
Like Eliza as a nn
Really dislike Erica
Not fond of Luna or Jocelyn

Other ideas
Matthias
Thaddeus
Elias
Ellis

Elinor
Adela
Hester

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