CUTE/CLASSIC baby names

(9 Posts)
Emilymummyof4 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:09:08

Girl:
Mabelle
Arabella
Demetria
Rosa
Isla
Hettie
Lottie
Mailie (may-lee)
Maisina
Tommisina
Mila
Emilia
Quinn
Gia
Rayne
Winnie

Boys:
Rhys
Eduardo
Arthur
Archie
Evan
Charla
Eddie
Teddie(theodore)
Brooklyn
Toby
Zachary

brokenhearted55a Sat 12-Apr-14 18:31:45

Most of those aren't classics

DirtyBlonde Sat 12-Apr-14 18:34:56

Are you after opinions on those as a short list?

How do you see a 'classic' (as I thinkit's different to how I would)?

Bowlersarm Sat 12-Apr-14 18:37:33

Are you naming a baby, or just discussing?

I like, from your list,

Arabella
Rosa
Isla
Emelia

Archie
Teddy
Toby
Zachary

Polonius Sat 12-Apr-14 22:14:21

Please spell it Thomasina.

brokenhearted55a Sat 12-Apr-14 22:25:40

Classic names imo are

Robert, Edward, Peter, David, James, William, George, Andrew, Alexander

Alexandra, Elizabeth, Catherine, Anne, Rose, Charlotte,

Yours are just....?

Is Maisina even a name?

weatherall Sun 13-Apr-14 12:52:00

Mabelle looks like a mispelling of mabel
Arabella a bit sloane ranger but ok
Demetria it this not demi moore's real name? quite original though
Rosa so fed up of all the rose/rosas/rosies!
Isla one of the top 5 names in Scotland atm
Hettie awful, it's a woman with a plastic rain cap and pull along trolley
Lottie go with Charlotte
Mailie (may-lee) sounds like my Mum's washing machine
Maisina not a name
Tommisina not the right spelling and there' something quite creepy about these feminised names
Mila fine but a bit 'sleb -y
Emilia lovely
Quinn I like this
Gia I think of the Angelina film
Rayne oh God no
Winnie the wonder years
Boys:
Rhys nice if you are Welsh, will always be asked to spell though
Eduardo not unless you have a Spanish connection
Arthur too Eastenders for me
Archie far too common, I just think of John Cleese in a fish called Wanda
Evan good
Charla Too Royal family but I quite like Charlie
Eddie too used car sales man for me
Teddie(theodore) a toy, theo is better
Brooklyn way too VB, Brook is nice though
Toby very good solid name
Zachary ok

grumblepuss Sun 13-Apr-14 22:08:20

How about Charlotte shortened to Lottie as a nickname.

Katherine? Lots of Katy/kat etc nick names available.

florascotia Mon 14-Apr-14 08:56:26

Depends on what you mean by classic, really. Really don't want to be critical, but you did ask...

Obviously, anyone can spell any name in any way they like, but Mabel, Thomasina, Gaia, Raine are the more usual spellings (though many would say that Raine is not a 'classic' name).

This may not matter, but:
Maisina is a range of mountains in Papua New Guinea. It’s not listed as a name on reliable websites.
Mailli = Celtic (Gaelic, Cornish) for 'Molly'; in the usual spelling, there are two 'L's and no 'e' at the end

Quinn is normally a boy's name in the UK, though it is occasionally used for girls in the USA. One meaning is ‘son of a chief’. It’s a fairly widespread Irish surname, but not a classic first name, at least so far as many people would say.

Charla is a girl's name: www.behindthename.com/name/charla

All the following are very classic, but are short forms.
Hettie = short for Henrietta, Lottie = short for Charlotte, Winnie = short for Winifred
Archie is short for Archibald; Eddie is short for Edward/Edmund/Edwin etc etc

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