DC1? check, shortlist? check - Opinions/Slightly quirky names suggestions now needed!

(35 Posts)
IHateHelloKitty Wed 22-Oct-14 22:47:37

So now that DC1 is officially on the way AND that DH has come up with acceptable suggestions, I would love to hear your opinions on our list:

Ysolde (or Isolde or Essyllt but prefer the Y spelling because it is the same initial as my DM)
Anouk
Beryl (nn Berry?) - I read horrible reviews dating back to a few years ago, does MN still hate Beryl? confused
Marielle
Adelaide (nn Ada?)
Willa

Gustave (nn Gus)
Alistair
Isaac
Piers
Maximilian (nn Max)
Yves
Gweltaz (how easy would it be for you to spell/pronounce?)

We are not in the UK - but may very well move back there soon. Potential mn are Ellen/Lena/Helena, Yvonne, Louis/Louise/Louisa, Martha, Eva, Ann/Anna, Allen/Alan, Morris, Robert, Alexander(a).

Help me pick a combination for both boy or girl as we will not be finding out before DC1 is here!

Thank you!

Artandco Wed 22-Oct-14 22:54:23

Adalaide Yvonne or Willa Helena

And

Maximilian Alexander

or could add Louis so 'Maximilian Louis Alexander'

Belazu84 Wed 22-Oct-14 23:02:15

Isolde Louisa
Maximilian Louis
Congratulations!

oaktober12 Wed 22-Oct-14 23:07:37

Anouk is great!

Anouk Helena

and

Alistair Robert
Maximilian Alexander

are my favourites. Would be stumped with Gweltaz I'm afraid.

Didactylos Wed 22-Oct-14 23:15:44

Anouk (like the little penguins)
or Gustave, but never shortened

Selks Wed 22-Oct-14 23:21:55

Isolde Ellen, and Isaac Alexander, for me.

Dickinsoon Wed 22-Oct-14 23:25:32

Yseult Eva

Isaac Piers

MsCoconut Thu 23-Oct-14 00:22:09

Marielle Louise
and
Gustave Louis or Isaac Alexander

Gweltaz I would probably just call Taz tbh or another nn beginning with Taz.

baskingseals Thu 23-Oct-14 06:25:55

Ysolde Helena

Gustave Alexander

Very elegant names.

moxon Thu 23-Oct-14 08:29:19

You can also go with Yseult, FYI.
Gweltaz reminds me a bit of Balonz. grin
Like Adelaide. Beryl is fine nowadays, albeit a bit ahead of the curve maybe?

moxon Thu 23-Oct-14 08:30:16

Sorry, posted too soon. Meant to give a thumbs up for Gustave.

WowserBooooooooooooser Thu 23-Oct-14 11:13:28

Anouk is my favourite

TempsPerdu Thu 23-Oct-14 12:16:20

Anouk and Willa are both lovely. Think you'd still be sailing a bit close to the wind with Beryl tbh, but if you're up for it... (DM's middle name is Beryl and she LOATHES it).

Gustave is fab, and I also really like Isaac, although it's by no means as distinctive.

Anouk Helena
Willa Ann
Gustave/Isaac Alexander

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 23-Oct-14 12:24:43

I love Adelaide Martha or Maximillian Robert

RiverTam Thu 23-Oct-14 12:24:48

I know an Anouk, tbh I'm not that keen on it, it seems quite a severe name.

I like Adelaide and Isaac from your list.

BreeVDKamp Thu 23-Oct-14 14:33:13

I think Adelaide is gaining popularity if that bothers you - if my DC1 comes out as a girl in May she'll be Adelaide nn Ada - DH is a programmer so v fitting (Lovelace!) smile I loooove it.

Really like Anouk from you list, and Marielle - although not sure how to pronounce it? I like it written down. Is it Marry-elle or Marry-aaaaay or...? I'd only need to be told once so don't think it's an issue.

BreeVDKamp Thu 23-Oct-14 14:37:22

Boys- Gewaltz looks amazing!!! I'd say Ge-VELT-us?

Laquila Thu 23-Oct-14 14:40:33

Love Anouk, Isolde/Ysolde (I wouldn't spell it Essylt) and Willa, and Marielle is pretty. I wouldn't go for Beryl, personally. Do you like Sybill/Sybilla?

Also love Gustav/Gustave, Maximillian, Louis and Alexander (although I think the last three are very popular here in the UK). Piers is unavoidably aristo, but nice, and Isaac is lovely - gaining in popularity though.

I've never heard Gweltaz, but I quite like it. I would just pronounce it phonetically. Where's it from? I also love Gwillim.

DecaffTastesWeird Thu 23-Oct-14 16:33:35

Anouk Louisa and Isaac Alexander

squoosh Thu 23-Oct-14 17:22:40

Ysolde - love but prefer Isolde or Iseult
Anouk - like it
Beryl - Yes.......if you're expecting her to emerge from the womb with thick ankles, a tweed skirt and a penchant for brandishing a rolling pin.
Marielle - pretty
Adelaide - frumpy Victorian maiden aunt.
Willa - too penis-y

Gustave (nn Gus) - great, very imposing.
Alistair - dull
Isaac - quite religious, but love Ike as a nickname
Piers - posh and smarmy
Maximilian (nn Max) - ageing Russian lothario
Yves - too girly for a boy growing up in the UK, people would think he was called Eve.
Gweltaz - Ummmmmmm, how do I put this politely.........

Lunastarfish Thu 23-Oct-14 17:23:50

Gustav Yves
Anouk Marielle

Kundry Thu 23-Oct-14 17:35:21

Ysolde - love, would assume you like Wagner
Anouk - don't like it, loads of others will
Beryl - possibly ahead of it's time
Marielle - lovely
Adelaide - see Beryl
Willa - penis

Gustave - 19th century dandy
Alistair - OK
Isaac - OK
Piers - only if you are posh/sending him to private school
Maximilian - as for Piers
Yves - only if you are French
Gweltaz - brother of Balonz

rachel234 Thu 23-Oct-14 19:56:52

Ysolde and Gustav are gorgeous!

Ysolde and Isolede = both beautiful
Don't like any of the others at all though, sorry

Isaac is nice. Like Max too.

Love Helena and am v fond of Yvonne, Louisa, Martha, Eve too. Morris is nice too.

My vote would go to:

Ysolde Eve
Isaac Morris

TheHorseHasBolted Thu 23-Oct-14 21:47:28

Love Marielle, but I actually think it would go better with Anouk as a middle name than any of the others you're considering. How do you feel about Marielle Anouk? Marielle Anne-with-an-E maybe, but to me Anne-without-an-E doesn't go as well with the French feel of Marielle. I also like Adelaide - Adelaide Louise or Adelaide Ellen would be my pick.

Alistair Robert, though I'd like Robert Alistair even better.

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