Girls list, inspired by the out-there threads atm

(62 Posts)
Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:41:48

Some of the more out-there names discussed recently have inspired me to post my outrageous name lists.

I'm only 14 weeks, but musing. And probably not brave enough for most of them, as first names. But I am partial to a more interesting middle name.

These are my absolute fantasy lists. Which do you like, and which do you hate? And first name-middle name combinations that jump out as lovely?

Girls:

Alba
Allegra
Antigone
Bramble
Briar
Charis
Claudia
Coral
Francesca
Hazel
Hero
Ivy
June
Monica
Morgan
Olive
Opal
Pearl
Romy
Sorrel
Vera
Violet
Vivienne

Boys:

Alan (very very special family name to me, probably the only one with any real significance on both of these lists)
Alistair
Amos
Blaise
Clement
Conrad
Ford
Jarvis
Laurence
Neville
Paris
Rafferty
Rocco
Rollo
Stellan
Valentine
Warwick
Willoughby

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:43:01

Apologies, this post was just going to be girl names when I wrote the title, but I got carried away when writing the body text!

doitanyways Mon 04-Jan-16 20:44:29

I like Allegra and LOVE Hero. I also quite like June, and Violet is pretty.

I like Willoughby from your boys list - literary and can be shortened wink

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:45:51

I like that about Willoughby too. Interesting, but safe nickname. Like Benedict.

doitanyways Mon 04-Jan-16 20:46:41

I also do like Alan. I've known two Alan's who were lovely men - both very gentle.

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:47:50

My Alan was my grandad. The most kind, gentle giant of a man. Easily one of the most positive influences in my life. Desperately sad when he died young. I'm going to have to use it as the middle name, aren't I?

0phelia Mon 04-Jan-16 20:48:33

Ivy, Pearl, Violet, Ford, Rocco would be on my shortlist.

What about Scarlet?

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:52:05

Not keen on Scarlett, grew up with a close friend with that name back when it was very unusual and now can't separate it from her. See her on occasion too, would be weird.

Snowball789 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:55:00

Now I don't think that any of your names are particularly 'outrageous' as such. Outrageous to me is somthing more like Princess Crystaltips Beyonce. Briar and Bramble are a bit more like rabbit names to me but only as I have rabbits with those names. I love Coral and went to school with a wonderful Coral. June is my mother's name which I like but she hates it as all the kids at school used to sing 'June is busting out all over'. But I don't think kids know that song today. Alisstair, Rocco and Laurence are nice. Blaise is beautiful and I have taught a couple who were delightful. Allegra is quite a strong name (which is good) but I find Sorrel and Willoughby a bit 'wet' sounding. Sorry to ramble...

guineapig1 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:56:18

Willoughby Alan is lovely though do be careful with initials e.g if your surname starts with g he would be WAG if that bothers you!
Rocco Stellan is also a combination I like.

For girls Vera is beautiful. Could always use a longer name like Veronica (also nn Ronnie) or Verona.

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:57:46

Not rambling! Genuinely interested to hear your views on the names. I suppose I think that they are bold because I grew up in a sea of Melanies, Jessicas, Sarahs, Rachels and Rebeccas.

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 20:58:16

Fuck, surname is actually G. It is Goldsmith.

Fuckitfay Mon 04-Jan-16 21:01:19

I think Alan is due a comeback and I like it as a first name

ashesandfire Mon 04-Jan-16 21:05:57

Love Francesca, Hazel, Sorrel (knew a very cool, strong, intelligent one), Violet. Like Romy but prefer it as a nn for Romilly.
How about Ramona?
Alistair, Amos or Lawrence for the boys. I also like Alan due to a childhood friend but it has very sad connotations for me. Maybe for a middle name? You could also use Alana for a middle name for a girl

RomiiRoo Mon 04-Jan-16 21:09:51

I really like the boy's name Clement, very unusual today I would have thought.

Going through your list, I don't think very many go with the surname. The only one that sounds lovely, to my mind at least, is Vera Goldsmith. It has the same kind of timeless appeal as Clement Goldsmith. They both sound lovely.

Horseshoe1 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:10:48

Ivy Allegra
Claudia Pearl
Conrad Alan

I think you should use Alan in the middle. What about Alana for a girl? Ivy Alana or Alana Pearl?

All nice enough except for Bramble!

guineapig1 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:15:30

I love using a family name as a middle name but vowels as middle name initials can be tricky... know friends who had a close Avoid Vera if you want to use Alana as a middle name.

Claudia Goldsmith has a nice ring to it.

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 21:15:32

I know Bramble is ridiculous! It was the name of DH's horse as a child, and it started off as a joke but has somehow stayed on the list. We won't use it, it is so stupid.

guineapig1 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:16:50

Sorry that should be know friends who had a close shave and changed middle name en route to registrar!

doitanyways Mon 04-Jan-16 21:17:10

Hazel is my middle name, and I would be put off using it as it sounds absolutely awful in our local accent!

emsyj Mon 04-Jan-16 21:21:10

I have a Hazel and Claudia was on my list when pg with her. Also love Charis tho spelled Carys, are they the same name??
For boys we had Henning on our list - very normal in Germany but probably too 'out there' for the UK. No, we don't have any German connections to justify it!

Pearl is beautiful.

Remembrall Mon 04-Jan-16 21:21:51

Henning is lovely!

emsyj Mon 04-Jan-16 21:23:04

I know 2 Ivy's, a ton of Violets and one 4yo Vivienne... these names aren't as wacky as you think OP! grin

emsyj Mon 04-Jan-16 21:26:42

Henning now firmly back on the list for the imaginary third DC... grin

Chorltonswheelies422 Mon 04-Jan-16 21:30:10

Clement Alan for a boy and Clemency Violet for a girl

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