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

Rhythmisadancer Thu 23-Jan-14 18:35:46

Who puts random "it"s in sentences blush

oldbutnotpastit Thu 23-Jan-14 18:41:38

i love the names Miranda , Dorothea and Theodora. Dh , however 'needs to be convinced of their merits. If i don't get to use either of them as a first name i'm almost certain her mns will be Miranda Dorothea or Miranda Theodora .Although i will definitely avoid the initials W M D .

FloatingHandle Thu 23-Jan-14 18:44:38

Cecilia
Greta

and

Raphael

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Thu 23-Jan-14 18:51:11

Winifred and either Edmund or Cedric

brokenhearted55a Thu 23-Jan-14 19:43:11

Miriam and Jeremiah are my favourites

Algorithm Thu 23-Jan-14 19:48:29

Cassandra and Jeremiah

GIRLS
Miranda - like
Persephone - no
Georgiana - yes
Cecilia nn Celia - yes
Winifred love this - no
Theodora or Dorothea or Dorothy (ds4's suggestion) - no
Hester or Esther i love these but our surname starts with West so don't think it will work - love Hester but think you're right
Clarissa - no
Genevieve no
Merewen nn Merry or Winnie - like Merry
Josephine nn Posy - love Posy
Cassandra- yes
Miriam - no
Priscilla - no. no, no
Keziah - horrible. sorry
Rosanna nn Posy - no
Rosemary nn Posy - no
Romilly - hate this sorry
Greta - no
not sure about mns yet

BOYS
Edmund /Edmond - Edmund is lovely
Love Jem
Ambrose - no
Cedric - awful
Wilfred - yes
Raphael - no
Zebedee/Zebediah - bloody awful
Frederick - yes
Josiah - no
Llewellyn - awful

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Jan-14 20:04:46

Josephine, Ambrose

Job done

Frikadellen Thu 23-Jan-14 20:08:22

I really like Winnifred Clarissa is also lovely & Celia has been on my short list for my own dds they are my favourite of your girls names

Boys names I really love Cedric

Willfred and Edmund would be my other prefered from your list

aGirlDownUnder1 Fri 24-Jan-14 05:02:27

Girls:
Miranda
Genevieve
Cassandra

Boys:
Llewellyn

FixItUpChappie Fri 24-Jan-14 05:37:40

It like Miranda and Cedric the best out of the choices.

MissPryde Fri 24-Jan-14 05:58:06

I love Winifred. And you could use the nickname Winnie you mentioned later.

For boys I like Edmund and Frederick.

Also, ten children! You must be wonder woman!

Oriunda Fri 24-Jan-14 07:24:35

What a fabulous list of girls' names!

I love Persephone, that was my first choice if DS had been a girl.
Cassandra and Cecilia also good (although prefer Celia, As You Like It being one of my favourite Shakespeare plays .... Have you considered Rosalind?)
Miranda and Georgiana fine too.

Not so keen on boys' but like Edmund and Raphael.

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 11:29:41

we can't use Rosalind as an immediate close family member has that name but i do really like the idea of Shakespearean name .
i really like Persephone and Cassandra but the meaning of Persephone bothers me and the mythological story of both is not exactly positive .
Miranda and Celia both have lovely meanings which is important to me . This baby was a surprised I really don't want him or her to feel short changed by their name iyswim which is why i would like the name to have a positive meaning .
Cecilia is a favourite but i have a slight lisp and i worry it might be to sibilant.
Greta simplicity and the fact that it is strong yet feminine also make it a contender .
Josephine is also lovely because it has so many potential nns i especially like posy .It's potential to suit any character from tomboy to dainty is in its favour .
I've also thought about the name Sabrina today and wonder what anyone thinks ?
for boys i really like Edmund nn Ted /Teddy as a baby/toddler but i'm not keen on Ed /Eddie as nns and once their named you have minimal control about how nns evolve and that once you love your child any nn that occurs you'd embrace as it is their name. Having said none of the other children like to be called by anything but their full names .
i like Raphael but wonder if it is to much of a theme with Gabriel and might be a bit twee .
Naming babies while fun just doesn't get any easier . i think i may have just keep trying names out and see which one sticks .

Oriunda Fri 24-Jan-14 12:33:17

See I think of Persephone as being the bringer of spring.The 6 months she spends in the underworld are autumn/winter, then she returns to the surface and everything starts to grow again.

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 12:36:44

oriunda that is a much more positive meaning . i needto start persuading dh that it is a useable and lovely name,

MadIsTheNewNormal Fri 24-Jan-14 12:39:10

Raphael or Frederick for a boy.

Georgiana, Cecelia, Theodora or Genevieve for a girl.

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 21:13:10

i have at last managed to reduce the shortlist to
your feedback has been really helpful

GIRLS
Miranda
Sabrina
Cecilia nn Celia
Winifred love this
Clarissa
Genevieve
Cassandra
Greta
not sure about mn

BOYS
Edmund /Edmond
Jeremiah nn Jem
Ambrose
Cedric

ladypete Fri 24-Jan-14 21:17:45

Girls : not keen on any so can't help there
Boys: Jeremiah, Josiah

MadIsTheNewNormal Fri 24-Jan-14 21:17:54

Sabrina is lovely and totally under-used.

squoosh Fri 24-Jan-14 21:21:27

Sabrina is one of those names that half my brain associates with Audrey Hepburn and the other half associates with that topless Italian popstar who sang Boys Boys Boys.

Oriunda Fri 24-Jan-14 21:32:33

Miranda, Cassandra, Cecilia, Clarissa ..... prefer Cassandra
Edmund

oldbutnotpastit Fri 24-Jan-14 21:36:39

squoosh never heard of the italian popstar but i do associate Sabrina with the Teenage witch not sure whether that's a positive or negative especially as we already have a Tabitha.

ODearMe Fri 24-Jan-14 21:37:23

Rosanna or Wilfred

MajesticWhine Fri 24-Jan-14 21:39:35

Miranda and Edmund.
But preferred Theodora and Raphael from your original list

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