old or new

(9 Posts)
Hannah4311 Sun 15-Jun-14 20:38:53

I love old traditional names but my OH likes modern.

I like Ivy and Elsa but OH likes Hallie/Halle

Middle name will be Lilian or Lily.

which one would you choose?

janie2 Sun 15-Jun-14 20:54:42

You need a name you both like! Keep looking there will be one out there for you.

Some of the traditional names that are not used often might fit the bill for you both. I like Blythe for a girl and it's a really old name but unusual. I also came across Torin for a boy recently again really old but not used much so sounds fresher and "newer".

good Luck, the ladies on here are bound to find you a name you'll both like!

burgatroyd Sun 15-Jun-14 21:15:30

It all depends on the name. Hallie is more interesting than other two IMO but prefer Callie, short for Callista.

Hattie short for Harriet?

Hannah4311 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:31:09

My niece mentioned the name Elsa I think because of Frozen. So I can imagine it being very popular I do like Harriet it was on my shortlist but OH said no.

maggiethemagpie Sun 15-Jun-14 22:25:27

Surely if you don't both like the name you move on and try to find one you do both like? That's what we did. Then again, my parents had a row about my name as they could not agree, and my mum rushed out to register it before my dad could stop her (they divorced not long after that) so perhaps I'm a little bit particular about this!

manicinsomniac Sun 15-Jun-14 23:01:05

I love many names, both new and old.

I really like Ivy and Hallie/Halle but am less keen on Elsa.

Agree that you need to find a compromise though.

Bellyrub1980 Sun 15-Jun-14 23:09:10

Elsa reminds me of the lady that adopted everyone on Home and Away. Or was she Ailsa?

Only Elsa would go with Lily, the rest would match Lillian better.

florascotia Mon 16-Jun-14 08:12:18

Just in case it helps with decision-making, Halle was originally a boy's name www.behindthename.com/name/halle-1

It is said that Halle Berry was named after a department store: www.behindthename.com/name/halle-2
Don't know if this is true but the website is normally pretty accurate.

Hallie is an old nickname for Harriet (in the same way that 'Hal' was used as a nickname for Henry/Harry.)

Agree with other posters that ideally a name that you both like is best.

Passthebiscuitsvicor Mon 16-Jun-14 18:45:59

Your choices are lovely! Halle is awful. Better than my dj suggestion of Julie.. Fml

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