Suggestions for boys and girls please - classic but a little unusual

(44 Posts)
Astrophe Sat 05-Mar-16 08:05:59

We are expecting DC 5 and are a bit stumped...all our favourites being already used up on the others.

Here is a list of names we like- our DC names are on here, plus others we like but can't use for various reasons ( too similar, family members with same names etc). Our preference is for classic names that are not massively common (though some on the list are fairly common), but not too wacky.

I'd love some more ideas! Only 11 weeks so far and don't know the sex.

Elise
Beatrice
Anna
Francesca
Elsie
Adelaide
Lucia
Clementine

James
Alfred/Alfie
Elijah
William/Billy
Theodore/Teddy
Solomon
Moses

CormoranStrike Sat 05-Mar-16 09:00:51

Rosalind
Juliet
Lydia

Theodore
Benjamin
Nathaniel

CormoranStrike Sat 05-Mar-16 09:02:29

Caroline is another lovely name, due a reviva, or maybe Susanna.

Tagetes Sat 05-Mar-16 09:10:03

Algernon and Cruella

babyand Sat 05-Mar-16 09:12:21

Isla
Hannah
Pippa
Adalyn

Rory
Issac

Also im irish so love lots of irish names! Ill lis some if u want?

CormoranStrike Sat 05-Mar-16 09:15:30

Josephine and Penelope

marshmallowpies Sat 05-Mar-16 09:19:34

Alexandra
Victoria
Marianne
Claudia
Helen or Helena
Harriet
Rachel
Selina
Fiona

Boys names are harder as I only have DDs so I never got to pick boys names!
I really like all the Scottish boys names:
Douglas
Duncan
Dougal
Fergus
...but I'm not sure these go with your existing DC names so well if those are mainly biblical origin. We aren't Scottish and my DH would have vetoed these names anyway but I still really like them.

Artandco Sat 05-Mar-16 09:24:27

Penelope
Daphne

Constantine
Valentine
Conrad
Julian

Astrophe Sat 05-Mar-16 09:55:37

Oh Tagetes our surname is De Ville ;-)

I like these, thanks everyone.
Josephine, susannah, Valentine (but not Val as a non so maybe not),

Yes babyand, I'd love to hear the Irish names, but we wouldn't choose anything with Irish spelling, we are not in the uk and nobody would know hoe to say it (possibly including me!)

Astrophe Sat 05-Mar-16 09:57:36

Also liking Helena or maybe Eleanor with nn Nell.
How would people pronounce Helena?

Hel-EN-a
Hel-ay-na
Helen-a

AliciaMayEmory Sat 05-Mar-16 09:59:53

Helena is very pretty. Friend of mine pronounces it Helen-a.

babyand Sat 05-Mar-16 10:08:49

I would say it like hel-een-a

Some irish names i like are
Ciara (kiera)
Niamh
Sadhbh ( sive)
Cliona
Aoibheann (aveen)
Saoirse (sersha)
Aisling (ashling)
Aoife (efa)
Clodagh (klo-da)

But as you say they will be hard to read for non irish people!

Other traditional names i like are

Alice
Annie
Grace
Olivia
Kate

Astrophe Sat 05-Mar-16 10:20:56

Thanks- Grace is very pretty but there seem to be many around where I live. Annie is lovely but already in the family.

I love those Irish names but yeah, too hard to pronounce where we live. How do you spell the name that sounds like Aylee? I love that one too.

babyand Sat 05-Mar-16 10:29:18

Eilidh smile

Evelyn is nice! Irish- eibhlin
Or rosie?

Astrophe Sat 05-Mar-16 10:39:49

Evelyn is beautiful but DH has an elderly relative he doesn't like called Evelyn!
Rosie is pretty too.

Sophronia Sat 05-Mar-16 10:57:36

Louisa
Esther
Joanna
Miriam
Cecilia
Rosamund
Cecily
Alix
Dorothy
Emmeline
Genevieve
Harriet
Jennifer
Marianne
Jemima
Lavinia
Claudia
Marina
Julia
Philippa
Ramona
Susanna
Dinah
Rowena
Willa
Catherine
Sarah
Viola
Tessa
Ada
Vivienne
Rosa
Gwendolyn
Iris
Cassia
Cordelia
Adela
Celia
Juliet
Georgina
Hazel
Theodora
Mary
Rosanna
Jessamine

Sophronia Sat 05-Mar-16 11:09:59

Jacob
Albert/Albie/Bertie
Benedict
Adam
Christopher/Kit
Dominic
Edmund
Frederick
Gregory
Isaac
Jonathan
Laurence
Josiah
Louis
Matthew
Micah
Nicholas
Miles
Peter
Robin
Patrick
Reuben
Seth
Thomas
Silas
Zachary
Ezra
Jude
Luke
Matthias
Timothy

Astrophe Sat 05-Mar-16 11:43:33

Great ideas thanks sophronia.
Just finding nothing grabs me for boys particularly

RortyCrankle Sat 05-Mar-16 13:46:16

How about Marcus or Cosmo? Both go well with your surname I think.

RosieQueenOfCorona Sat 05-Mar-16 14:03:43

Susannah
Adeline
Adelaide
Elodie

Edmund
Alexander
Frederick
Matthew

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 05-Mar-16 14:53:57

Celeste
Astrid
Agnes
Yvette
Tabitha
Larissa
Corisande
Marissa
Nina
Xanthe
Audrey
Tamsin

Felix
Kester
Jago
Casimir
Alistair
Cyrus
Angus
Aldous
Ansel
Linus
Orson
Hector
Clement
Jarvis
Ross

I would pronounce Helena as Helen-a.

228agreenend Sat 05-Mar-16 14:58:29

Rowena
Rosemary
Tabitha
Abigail
Claudia
Monica
Cara
Cerys

David
Josiah
Nathaniel
Peter
Andrew
Edward
Thomas

crapfatbanana Sat 05-Mar-16 19:29:14

Shirley
Elspeth
Rebekah
Winifred
Laurence
Maude
Rachel
Marguerite
Stephanie
Marissa
Dority
Thirza
Katherine

Ambrose
Alasdair
Phineas
Edgar
Brendan
Malachi
Jonathan
Peter
Victor
Gregory
Wilfred
Lucian

Missingcaffeine Sat 05-Mar-16 19:32:02

Thomas
Dylan
Elliot
We chose Theodore for our boy.

imip Sat 05-Mar-16 19:32:48

Evangeline instead of Evelyn????

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