Please help me shorten my rather long short list

(62 Posts)
oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 10:43:42

ds5 or dd6 is due in July

GIRLS
Miranda
Persephone
Georgiana
Cecilia nn Celia
Winifred love this
Theodora or Dorothea or Dorothy (ds4's suggestion)
Hester or Esther i love these but our surname starts with West so don't think it will work
Clarissa
Genevieve
Merewen nn Merry or Winnie
Josephine nn Posy
Cassandra
Miriam
Priscilla
Keziah
Rosanna nn Posy
Rosemary nn Posy
Romilly
Greta
not sure about mns yet

BOYS
Edmund /Edmond
Jeremiah nn Jem
Ambrose
Cedric
Wilfred
Raphael
Zebedee/Zebediah
Frederick
Josiah
Llewellyn

boys first mn will be Peter

ThePartyArtist Thu 23-Jan-14 10:46:08

What are the names of your other children?

pygmy Thu 23-Jan-14 10:56:25

I love Winifred and Greta; Edmund and Wilfred.

MummyPig24 Thu 23-Jan-14 11:00:34

Girls: Theodora, Rosanna or Josephine.
Boys: Wilfred or Josiah.

ShanghaiDiva Thu 23-Jan-14 11:05:53

Girls - Miranda and Georgiana
boys - Edmund, Raphael, Frederick

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 11:06:04

other dcs name are
B la ke
L e igh ton
T u d or
G ab rie l
their middle names which we can' t reuse are in no particular order are Felix , Christopher, Aubrey , Samuel , Pascal , Willliam , Andrew , Cillian

B e t ha ny
L ydia
T abi tha
P ho ebe
A rabell a

Their middle names which again we don't want to reuse are in no particular order
Naomi . Evelyn ,Cecily , Hannah ,Clodagh Grace ,Margaret , Felicity Samara and Juliet

I love Genevieve and Edmund.

Also, I am in absolute AWE of you having DC10!

UriGeller Thu 23-Jan-14 11:08:28

You have 9 other children?!

UriGeller Thu 23-Jan-14 11:09:18

I love all your dcs names, whatever you choose its going to be fabulous grin

HyvaPaiva Thu 23-Jan-14 11:09:53

My favourites from your lovely list are:

Cecilia nn Celia
Josephine nn Posy

Raphael
Frederick

NoSquirrels Thu 23-Jan-14 11:14:24

That's a lot of DCs! And a lot of names!

From your lists, and to go with your other DCs first names, I like:

Boy: Llewellyn, Raphael, Edmond
(I love Wilfrid, but think it doesn't sound like your other DC's names in tone, somehow.)

Girl: Josephine, Miriam, Miranda, Winifred

ViviPru Thu 23-Jan-14 11:15:24

TEN! <faints>

My god OP I LOVE these:
Persephone
Cecilia nn Celia
Winifred
Theodora
Hester
Merewen nn Merry or Winnie (ESPECIALLY love this)
Josephine nn Posy
Rosanna nn Posy
Romilly
Greta

Jeremiah nn Jem LOVE
Zebediah
Josiah

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 11:21:34

i really love Cecilia would have usedit for dd5 but dh didn't want to use it . he now he is happy to use it but there was alot of tension involved in naming her , So i'm a bit concerned opening healed wounds iyswim . also dd5 mn is cecily so not sure we can use Cecilia

i love winifred's meaning and am strangely drawn to it despite it's old lady clunky image

i really like all the boys names butespecially ambrose ,although dh will need persuading on that one but none really stand out as the one . Zebedee is the wild card it's strangely appealing but know it would raise eyebrows.

squoosh Thu 23-Jan-14 11:22:23

Girl - Greta

Boy - Raphael.

Job done. You're welcome!

poppydaisy Thu 23-Jan-14 11:24:09

Love Persephone, Cecilia and Cassandra!

And Ambrose and Cedric! Cool, classic and not overused.

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 11:30:22

Merewen i love and it's meaning splendid joy is perfect but iis it do unusual .
hester i love but with are surname Beginning i worry it might rhyme and that's putting me off using it as a first name.

nosquirrels i know what you mean about wilfred not felling quite right with the other names but it is lovely .

TheNunsOfGavarone Thu 23-Jan-14 13:38:30

I've whittled these down to my favourite three of each:

GIRLS
Cecilia
Genevieve
Josephine nn Posy

Please don't call her Winifred! I am probably influenced by my grandmother and my great aunt here, they were both called Winifred, both hated it and insisted on being called other names. My grandmother always said it made her think "whiny Fred" hmm

BOYS
Edmund /Edmond
Raphael
Josiah

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 13:53:32

i think i've now ruled out Keziah , priscilla,
, Rosemary , clarissa
so the new short list is
Miranda
Cecilia nn Celia
Winifred love this
Theodora or Dorothea
Genevieve
Merewen nn Merry or Winnie
Cassandra
Persephone
Miriam
Romilly
Georgiana
Cassandra
Josephine nn Posy
Cassandra
Rosanna nn Posy
Greta

your opinions have been really helpful

for boys i have Zebedee /zebediah are to different
so we're down to

Edmund /Edmond
Jeremiah nn Jem
Ambrose
Cedric
Raphael
Wilfred
Frederick
Josiah
Llewellyn

ThePartyArtist Thu 23-Jan-14 14:08:33

Frederick for a boy I reckon... and you say Winifred is one you love, so why not go for that! Have you tried picking them out of a hat / tossing a coin? Go with your gut reaction when you see what you've picked and that'll tell you how you really feel about it!

noodlebum Thu 23-Jan-14 14:15:58

From your list I like:

girls:
Genevieve
Rosemary
Greta

boys:
Cedric (at a push)

mummytobejuly2014 Thu 23-Jan-14 18:13:46

greta and cedric get my vote smile

TheNumberfaker Thu 23-Jan-14 18:20:20

Your surname is West and you are seriously considering Rosemary or Frederick?

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 18:22:22

I' m really surprised 2 people have gone for Cedric , i thought it would be universally flamed . i f truth be told it is probably one of my favourites along with Edmund and Raphael.
the response to Winifred has also been much more positive than i expected . i think Winifred , Miranda , Cecilia , Greta and Merewen are our front runners for a girl .

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 18:26:53

thenumberfaker no surname is not West it begins with West but has another 4 letters on the end . I do think even that might be too close for comfort to use Frederick or Rosemary , thanks for pointing it out as i had not considered that association at all .

Rhythmisadancer Thu 23-Jan-14 18:34:37

My dd is Miranda, and I love it. It means "to be admired" and was invented by Shakespeare. Most of his heroines start off with flaws, and have to meet the hero to learn something - but Miranda was perfect to begin with it smile. Her middle name is Dorothea. Yes, I'm an English graduate!

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