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

1974rach Wed 22-Jan-14 18:58:38

I love Theodora for a girl, just a gorgeous name. I also like Raphael, if you want nn then Thea and Rafe work well.

baies74 Wed 22-Jan-14 19:41:59

Julian or Juliet (though you don't mention whether DC3 is actually due in July).

Lawrence or Laurence.

Marina/Serena/Carina.

oldbutnotpastit Wed 22-Jan-14 22:20:38

yes due in July and Juliet is lovely but dd3 has Juliet as a mn so we can't use it

this baby will be ds5 or dd6 .the other children children each have 2 mns
we also have 19 nieces and nephews , so their are alot of names we can't use.

poppydaisy Wed 22-Jan-14 22:35:11

Tabitha is lovely and I think it goes well with your other childrens' names.

For a boy, Raphael is nice but maybe a little similar to Gabriel. As it's your fifth son, how about Quentin, derived from the latin 'fifth'?

oldbutnotpastit Wed 22-Jan-14 22:39:40

tabitha is lovely. it's dd3 first name

ancientbuchanan Thu 23-Jan-14 23:58:00

How about some of the Shakespearean names?

Portia
Nerissa
Imogen
Rosalind
Hermione
Desdemona
Cordelia

Or unusual others

Damaris
Persis
Kezia

ancientbuchanan Fri 24-Jan-14 00:06:07

Annunziata
Carmel
Theresa
Brigetta
Petronella
Minette
Belinda
Amabel
Annis
Carys
Charis
Charity
Caroline
Hetty

Am having a wonderful time...

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 11:35:44

i really like cordelia and Hermione unfortunately dh doesn't . We did consider Hetty as a nn for Hester thus avoiding the surname clash.
For boys i do like Jasper , Ezra ,Cornelius and Barnabas a but again dh is not keen .

AgathaPinchBottom Fri 24-Jan-14 11:55:56

What about Agatha, Agnes , Cecily or Dora?
For boys: Lucian, Ludivic, Rafferty, Montague or Simeon?
Congratulations

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 12:44:41

love Agatha dh doesnt . Cecily is d's mn so can't reuse it but love it would have been her first name but dh didn't like it sadly .

ancientbuchanan Fri 24-Jan-14 17:29:40

Elysia
Alicia
Elodie

Antonia
Antoinette
Aspasia
Abigail

Dervla
Eglantine
Francesca
Frances
Hildegarde
Iona
Isla
Ianthe
Jacinta
Zoe

ancientbuchanan Fri 24-Jan-14 17:36:37

Francis?

Tarquin
Torquil
Tristram

Aaron

Bede

Callum

Daniel

Temple

Sintram

Jago

ancientbuchanan Fri 24-Jan-14 17:38:24

Gerald
Jerrold
Douglas

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 21:17:24

eglantine and ianthe are lovely but again dh has more conservative tastes

beatricequimby Fri 24-Jan-14 21:25:14

Jacintha
Romilly
Sylvia

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 21:38:53

ilike romily but dh thinks it's a park in south wales

greeneyes1978 Fri 24-Jan-14 21:51:18

Tanith

Jemimapuddlemuck Sat 25-Jan-14 23:48:13

Theola (Thea for short)?
Penelope (Nell)
Larissa
Jemima
Harriet

Can't think of any boys, sorry!

MellowAutumn Sun 26-Jan-14 07:49:24

Caroline/Carolina and Atticus

Right, out there (but beautiful) girls' names I was banned from using which might work.

Trinity
Liberty
Guinevere
Iseult
Artemis
Serenity

I would try to avoid another 'a' ending.

And lucky you having a DH who's actually even MORE adventurous!!

Bonsoir Sun 26-Jan-14 08:16:44

Jonas
Milo
Bruno

ImperialBlether Sun 26-Jan-14 08:18:23

Is this your 11th child?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 26-Jan-14 11:23:17

I was going to suggest Jasper but considering your elder DS's name, maybe not.

T U D O R and Jasper is a bit too history nerd. Though I might just think that because I am a history nerd grin

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 26-Jan-14 11:24:11

old

Romilly is a park in South Wales and a pub and a few road names.

Jemimapuddlemuck Sun 26-Jan-14 11:56:15

Wow have just worked out how many DCs you have! I take my hat off to you. Congratulations on your surprise!

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