Opinions on our lists- one week to go!

(36 Posts)
DorotheaHomeAlone Sat 19-Jul-14 13:39:53

Baby is due in a week and we're still trying to get a proper shortlist. Will probably pick properly once they're here. Opinions would be great as would suggestions of similar names (especially boys where we're extra undecided!).

Girls:

Iris
Sylvia
Saffron
Florence
Mathilda
Evelyn

Boys:

Alexander
Theodore
Wilfred
Oscar
Sebastian
Arthur
Heath

We mostly like pretty traditional stuff and are prefer full names rather than nicknames. Help please!

Pancakeflipper Sat 19-Jul-14 13:44:28

If you want your child to be called their full name don't go for Alexander or Theodore. Oscar might be your best bet on the boys to stay in its fulness. Same for Iris and Sylvia. But my friend Sylvia became known as "Silly" at our school.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sat 19-Jul-14 14:16:58

Oops, we don't mind nicknames just prefer a full name to start with. Happy for him to be Theo, Ted etc irl.

drLu Sat 19-Jul-14 15:37:02

Beautiful names. Like iris and Florence from your girls list and adore Wilfred from your boys list. Wilf is such a cool name .

Superrhan Sat 19-Jul-14 15:44:09

A vote for Saffron. I think Saffy is really cute too!

And Theodore/Theo.

Pangaea Sat 19-Jul-14 15:50:00

Iris and Heath are my faves.

Heath especially. Love Heath.

shystie Sat 19-Jul-14 16:41:58

Iris and Sebastion easily.

Leeds2 Sat 19-Jul-14 18:23:58

Iris is my favourite.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sat 19-Jul-14 20:39:06

Thanks, any more suggestions? We're not sharing in real life so I'm really interested to hear people's thoughts! We want a slightly unusual girl's name but for boys I'll be happy if he's not one of 5 in his class.

We live in London if that makes a difference.

Pangaea Sat 19-Jul-14 20:54:21

Can I ask why you would allow popularity to vary by gender?

Genuinely interested, never heard anybody say that before.

Really like Florence, Syliva and Evelyn.

Wilfred, Oscar, Sebastian = nice. Heath seems v different to your other choices. Not fond of it, sorry.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sat 19-Jul-14 21:55:06

Pangea guess I just think there's a much smaller pool of nice, traditional boys names to pick from. Feel like there are a lot more choices for the girls before you hit too trendy and try-hard. Dont know if that makes sense?

Pangaea Sat 19-Jul-14 23:54:26

Completely sensible! Was genuinely just being a bit nosey!

Gingerjv Sun 20-Jul-14 13:10:35

Oscar, Arthur and Heath are the best! Florence is the best for girl.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 20-Jul-14 16:43:04

Knew I shouldn't have picked a sunny weekend for this thread! Any more thoughts or suggestions?

Yorkshirelassreturns Sun 20-Jul-14 18:13:02

I love Florence for a girl. I know it's reasonably popular but it's lovely. And Flo or Flossie are very cute nn. For a boy, I like Alexander and Sebastian a lot. We have similar taste in names and we decided exactly the same thing about different popularity of names between boys and girls. Congratulations! Let us know what you decide. X

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 20-Jul-14 19:26:07

Love Alexander and Florence.

SanityClause Sun 20-Jul-14 19:28:00

Sylvia and Theodore.

Delphiniumsblue Sun 20-Jul-14 19:30:13

Alexander and Florence.

FixItUpChappie Sun 20-Jul-14 19:31:49

I've always had a soft spot for Sebastian. My DH vetoed it off my list for Ds2. Mathilda is the closest I like for a girl but personally I prefer Matilda.

TheBloodManCometh Sun 20-Jul-14 19:38:38

My cousin is called Wilfred and he gets a huge amount of stick against his name. Including (secretly) amongst the family. (Not me!)

Kantha Sun 20-Jul-14 19:55:33

Iris and Sebastian

Not Alexander. It's a lovely name but in some places there will be 5 in a class and in other places there won't be.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 20-Jul-14 19:57:32

Wilfred is my DH's grandad's name but I'm the one who loves it. Think he's pretty much vetoed it now sadly. What stick does your cousin get the blood man?

Sophronia Sun 20-Jul-14 20:27:30

Iris or Sylvia, and Wilfred.

Other suggestions:

Eliza
Vera
Irene
Susanna
Delilah
Louisa
Kezia
Esther
Helena
Marianne
Alice
Rosa
Caroline
Dinah
Ellen
Gloria
Harriet
Isidora
Jemima
Hester
Tabitha
Julia
Martha
Alma
Penelope
Rosalind
Anya
Tamsin
Willa

Benjamin
Jonathan
Albert
Christopher
Dominic
Edward
Frederick
Clement
Gregory
Joseph
Laurence
Miles
Nathaniel
Peter
Samuel
Fabian

scrufhead Sun 20-Jul-14 20:57:35

Oscar and Florence!

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