Please rate my lists

(50 Posts)
lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 21:44:38

This is our top 6 names, they are a mix of both mine and dh's favourites. Can you give me your opinion of them (I can take it grin )and suggest any other names we might like?

Boys
Roman
Austin
Magnus
Lennon
Harri
Alexander

Girls
Grace
Beatrice
Sophie
Violet
Matilda
Emma/Emily

picnicbasketcase Wed 09-Apr-14 21:47:41

I like all of the girls names, especially Beatrice and Grace, but only Alexander out of the boys names. Why Harri with an I, by the way?

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 21:50:31

I have found girls names much easier, struggled to come up with boys names.

Harri is the Welsh spelling of Harry.

TheseAreTheJokesFolks Wed 09-Apr-14 21:52:06

Alexander
Emma

That was easy.

rootypig Wed 09-Apr-14 21:53:19

Roman
Grace

SqutterNutBaush Wed 09-Apr-14 22:01:02

Initial reaction:

Roman - Poncey
Austin - Powers
Magnus - Old
Lennon - Overused in these parts
Harri - Looks short for Harriet
Alexander - Okay

Grace - Nice but popular here
Beatrice - Old
Sophie - Okay
Violet - Okay
Matilda - Okay
Emma/Emily - Nice but pppular here

If I were to choose it would be Alexamder and Emily.

Ikeameatballs Wed 09-Apr-14 22:02:58

Austin or Magnus

Matilda or Emily

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:04:35

Ahh how did I not think of Austin Powers!

bobot Wed 09-Apr-14 22:05:03

There is only one r in the Welsh Hari :-)

Roman is ok, prefer Rowan.
like Alexander a lot, Hari too.

Love Violet and Matilda, like the others but they are v popular, if you don't mind that they'll be fine! Emily is v pretty.

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:11:59

I have never seen Harri with one r and the websites I have looked at also have it with two. It does look nice with one r.

I'm not too worried about popularity, in my area Violet, Matilda etc are not at all popular it's mainly Eva/Eva/Ella/Gracie.

Nice to get some views as I don't want to discuss or with family or friends.

Bowlersarm Wed 09-Apr-14 22:13:43

Alexander

Sophie, Emma (really like), Emily.

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:15:32

Ok so it's swaying to Alexander...I really like it but don't love Alex.

missmysexybody Wed 09-Apr-14 22:17:36

Alexander - definitely
Sophie or Emily.

HyvaPaiva Wed 09-Apr-14 22:20:00

Boys
Roman - Dislike
Austin - Dislike
Magnus - Love
Lennon - Strongly dislike
Harri - Hate
Alexander - Love

Girls
Grace - Ok
Beatrice - Like
Sophie - Ok
Violet - Love
Matilda - Dislike
Emma/Emily - Hate

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:23:10

Can anyone suggest any other names we might like based on our lists?

Bowlersarm Wed 09-Apr-14 22:28:35

Suggestions:-

Angus
Louis
Tristan

Alice
Eliza
Phoebe
Florence
Arabella

SqutterNutBaush Wed 09-Apr-14 22:35:02

Boys - Xander, Xavier, Jacob, Gareth

Girls- Robyn, Annalise, Ophelia, Bethany, Francesca

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 22:38:18

Thanks, I like Florence and Ophelia is pretty. I just don't like many boys names, they are so hard.

Allalonenow Wed 09-Apr-14 22:55:43

I really like Roman a lot, and it's my first choice by a long way from your list. (I don't like Rowan at all)
I also like Austin, it's a good solid name that would grow with the child.
I quite like Magnus, especially if your surname is a bit Nordic such as Erickson.
I know thousands of Welshmen but have never come across a Harri, with one R or two Rs and he would spend his whole life correcting the Harry spelling. Are you Welsh?
Lennon is a surname, and as a first name is just too obvious and trying too hard.
Alexander is hugely popular, there will be three or four in his class at school and probably a couple of Xanders too.

Your girl's names are all very pretty and sweet, but very popular, probably all in the top ten for this year.

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 23:07:26

Yes I'm Welsh and live in Wales...Roman is my favourite along with Alexander but I just don't like Alex and I know it'll get shortened.

I dislike Rowan. I kind of agree with you in Lennon, I don't want a try hard name. I just want a good solid name that's classic but not overly common...impossible.

Any suggestions of girls names that are similar but a little less common? The ones on my list that are popular in my area are Emily and Grace the others not so much.

Allalonenow Wed 09-Apr-14 23:27:16

Lucy
Philippa
Verity
Felicity
Corinna
Christabel
I think have a similar period "Feel" to your list, it's so difficult I know!! smile

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 23:29:51

Oh I love verity and felicity is really nice too. Any boys names for me smile

MissUumellmahaye Thu 10-Apr-14 07:59:00

I like Magnus and Beatrice.

lambychop Thu 10-Apr-14 08:59:11

Bump

Megrim Thu 10-Apr-14 09:02:23

Emmeline? Might be a more unusual than Emma / Emily.

Ava? I always though Ava Grace would go quite well together.

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