A sibling for Gabriel and Arabella

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oldbutnotpastit Tue 14-Jan-14 15:04:34

we are expecting a surprise dc in the summer . we have a large extended family so many names we like are no longer available . we also have older dcs who each have 2 middle names .I don't want to out myself by naming them .

we both like Winifred but i'm really not sure it goes with Arabella .
i like Priscilla but think it might be too similar to dd's name.

for girls we seem to have a thing about witch names as Tabitha , Samantha , Theodora and Sabrina have all been mentioned along with Winifred .

Hester and Esther our lovely but it rhymes with the first syllable of our surname .
for boys Raphael is nice but Gabriel and Raphael but worry may be a bit twee
after watching chitty chitty bang bang DH has also mentioned Caratacus and i think he's serious.

any ideas both male and female gratefully received

Tabitha is lovely and I think Theodora goes well with arabella. Raphael is lovely. Caratacus is completely bonkers.

ancientbuchanan Tue 14-Jan-14 15:32:06

Talitha
Susanna
Georgiana
Georgia
Felicity
Letitia/Lettice
Dorothea

I love Theodora and like Tabitha, prefer the first with Arabella. I also like the ones above.

If you like the ll sound/ a,
Carlotta
Anastasia
Pascale
Lalage ( pronounced Lal -a - gee)
Aurelia

Caractacus bonkers. And there is a children's sing about the ladies of the harem of the court of king Caractacus....

If he likes Roman

Marcus
Julius/Julian
Augustus/Augustine/Austin
Tibor ( the Romanian form of Tiberius)
Aurelian
Horace/Horatio
Alban
Benedict
Atticus
Ignatius/Inigo

If he likes freedom fighters
Wallace
Robert
Owen/OwainEwen
I suggest not Attila nor Genghis though the latter is a fave in outer Mongolia...

Or Anglo Saxon or Celtic...

Edred

oldbutnotpastit Tue 14-Jan-14 15:58:40

we will definitely not be using Caractus , it was dh's completely mad idea and there is no way i would inflict it on child .Although i have considered Cedric which is it's anglicized version . He also likes Edmund .

unfortunately we can't use Tabitha as we have a family member with the name
i love theodora /dorothea but we have a T.U .D.O.R so it may be too similar

Mim78 Tue 14-Jan-14 16:17:27

I like Edmund. Or Edmond, which is the Count of Monte Cristo (reason why I like it!).

What is a TUDOR in this context?

oldbutnotpastit Tue 14-Jan-14 17:45:38

sorry T u d o r is our older ds's name which in some name dictionaries is given as the welsh form of theodore and this is why i think theodora might to similar

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Tue 14-Jan-14 17:53:24

I like Winifred.

Or Matilda or Allegra

Raphael is lovely. I think it sounds fine with your other names (which are sooo nice). They won't always be referred to as a trio (unless they start a band) so choose what you love.

oldbutnotpastit Tue 14-Jan-14 18:28:17

i'm glad someone else likes winifred . i think it's lovely but feels like a guilty pleasure .
i love matilda as well but dh vetoed it last time round as being too masculine hmm. i'm trying to persuade him that miranda could be an alternative
allegra is lovely as is octavia but dh associates both with brands of car

ancientbuchanan Tue 14-Jan-14 20:35:19

I don't think Theodora is too close, but Dorothea is further

Theophania with nn Tiffany

Maude/Maud,
Madeleine/Magdalen/(e)/Maidllin( nn maidie)

If Tudor, more Welsh?

Blodwen
Bronwen
Angharad
Gwendolin
Gladwys

If not Raphael,

Ezekiel
Ezra
Azrael
Balthazar
Caspar
Melchior
Tobias
Barnabas/Barnaby
Zachary
Anthony
Jude
Joel

ToffeeJungle Tue 14-Jan-14 21:41:56

Eden
Cordelia
Florentina
Georgiana
Ayanna
Iris
Robyn
Serendipity
Hermione
Daphne

Caleb
Linus
Rowan
Silas
Ezra
Cornelius
Romeo
Xander
Owen
Jasper

BelleOfTheBorstal Tue 14-Jan-14 21:46:39

For a boy, I think Zane goes quite well with the names you already have.
Only my opinion though.

Countrywalks Tue 14-Jan-14 21:48:26

I like Winifred

Seraphina
Imogen

I thought Rafe Felix or Edwin would fit well with Gabriel

Congratulations !

bouncingbelle Wed 15-Jan-14 01:42:51

When I saw the thread title I immediately thought Raphael! Constance or verity for a girl?

gruffalosfriend Wed 15-Jan-14 06:32:48

Seraphina is lovely, as is Tabitha.

I do think Gabriel and Raphael are very similar. How about
Theodore
Quentin
Cassius
Reuben

oldbutnotpastit Wed 15-Jan-14 14:24:06

ancient and toffee so many of your ideas are names we've toyed with.
i particularly love Georgiana ,Angharad ,Cordelia ,Hermione and Gwendolin but dh needs convincing.

i really like Ezra but dh vetoed it .Tobias , Cornelius , Barnabas and Jasper are also lovely and have been added to our long list .

CarlaVeloso Wed 15-Jan-14 14:25:09

Claudia sounds great with those names.

oldbutnotpastit Wed 15-Jan-14 14:31:28

i like claudia and cecilia but their meanings are something i'm not sure about . we've also thought about Clarissa

Hazelbrowneyes Wed 15-Jan-14 14:49:30

Persephone
Stephanie
Melody
Meredith
Verity
Isobel
Eloise
Saffron
Camilla

Julian
Finlay
Harrison
Marcus
Jenson
Ptolemy
Alexander

oldbutnotpastit Wed 15-Jan-14 20:21:05

hazel i think Persephone but dh is not convinced .
he has also vetoed ambrose for a boy

ancientbuchanan Wed 15-Jan-14 21:34:50

Irene
Cornelia
Louisa
Laurentia
Prudence
Patience
Perdita
Pamela
Petrova
Thomasina
Euphemia ( Effie.)
Emilia/Emmeline
Lucia
Lucilla
Lucette
Elspeth
Ishbel
Giselle
Ghislaine
Elaine
Griselda
Ariadne
Adrienne
Danae
Celeste
Eleanor
Venetia
Verena
Vanda
Berenice
Beatrice
Caroline
Deborah
Jacinta
Flora
Fenella
Fiammetta
Hilary
Henriette
Harriet
Ianthe
Anthem
Imogen
Jemima
Marianne
Ophelia
Pauline/Paulina
Richenda
Rebecca
Rachel

A few more. Any themes?

ancientbuchanan Wed 15-Jan-14 21:38:43

Oh, and if you like Winifred,

Mildred
Millicent
Muriel

There's a great thread on awful family names on chat, I think, some lovely old fashioned names.

HoneyandRum Thu 16-Jan-14 22:56:00

You can also us Raphaela for a girl.

jamtoast12 Fri 17-Jan-14 14:55:22

Clementine?

oldbutnotpastit Fri 17-Jan-14 22:20:29

i love clementine but dh won't even consider it .

MaeWestfield Fri 17-Jan-14 23:34:15

Juliet
Marcus

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