name ideas - help needed!

(26 Posts)
GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 19:54:53

DC2 is due in 3 months.

We aren't getting very far with names.

Would welcome suggestions. Want to avoid very popular names as our surname is common.

Names we have on a vague list: Hannah, Helen, Morven, Joseph.

Names only one of us likes, or we both like but can't use for various reasons (close family names, weird rhyming etc): John, Wesley, Stuart, Hope, Eve, Constance, Alexander, Fraser, Cameron, Asa, Daniel.

Neither DP nor I like what we would see as cutesy or faddy names such as Alfie, Olly, Albie, Poppy, Daisy, Ethel etc. Apologies to those who don't share our taste!

Why is it soooo hard!? I think we have DD the only nice name in the world.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 19:56:18

What is your DD's name, if you don't mind telling?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 02-May-16 19:57:10

Drogon.

GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 20:01:47

It is on the can't use list above..

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 20:04:30

So I'm sensing you like quite old-fashioned names but not ones which sound like Victorian servants' names? Also getting a bit of a Scottish vibe with some of your boys names.

Do you like Josephine for a girl?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Mon 02-May-16 20:05:47

Lettuce is a Victorian name.

smile

HainaultViaNewburyPark Mon 02-May-16 20:08:33

Clive, Dominic, Guy, Robin, Simon

Claire, Felicity, Ingrid, Jane, Marianne

GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 20:10:10

Fair to say we like traditional names and do like, but aren't set on, Scottish names. I am allergic to Struan, which always gets suggested on Mumsnet Scottish threads!

Not too keen on Josephine, but thanks.

No veg based names if possible!

We are much better at identifying names we don't like hmm

GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 20:11:08

Mm.. Quite like Jane too. But suspect DP won't. Might slip it in in the next discussion.

GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 20:14:48

It could end up being Balonz at this rate.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 20:14:58

Mary? Maria? Margaret?

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 20:16:58

Or Verity?

GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 20:19:06

I like Mary, I think. Suspect DP won't (again!). He doesn't like Margaret. To be fair, there are loads of his I don't like either.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 20:21:16

Anna? Irene? Evelyn?

GruffaloPants Mon 02-May-16 20:23:14

Anna we can't use (family stuff). Neither of us like Irene and Evelyn is too similar to Eve I think. But thanks!

BoboBunnyH0p Mon 02-May-16 20:32:33

Marcella, Astrid, Meridith, Jane, Evangeline.
Frederick, Leon, Matthew, Nathaniel.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 20:34:10

Audrey? Katherine? Kathleen?

PamelaPatriciaYouCanCallMePam Mon 02-May-16 20:34:11

I love Morven.

Love Wesley.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 20:35:18

I also like other people's suggestions of Marianne, Meredith and Felicity a lot.

manicinsomniac Mon 02-May-16 20:39:41

I love Hannah and Joseph.

How about:
Abigail, Anna, Alice, Anne, Alexandra, Bryony, Blythe, Bronte, Beatrice, Charlotte, Caroline, Claire, Cassandra, Cecilia, Catriona, Daniela, Diana, Emma, Emily, Eleanor, Erin, Esther, Erica, Elizabeth, Eilidh, Frances, Florence, Francesca, Fiona, Georgia, Georgina, Harriet, Isla, Imogen, Ishbel, Isobel, Juliet, Jessica, Jennifer, Joanna, Julia, Katherine, Katie, Katrin, Lucy, Leah, Lydia, Leona, Larissa, Madeleine, Matilda, Miranda, Melissa, Melanie, Morag, Maeve, Miriam, Mahri, Natasha, Natalie, Olivia, Phoebe, Philippa, Rebecca, Rachel, Rhiannon, Rose, Rosemary, Robyn, Shona, Sadie, Susannah, Tamsin, Victoria, Vanessa, Verity, Zoe

Aaron, Adam, Anthony, Adrian, Alisdair, Benjamin, Charles, Christopher, Christian, Caleb, Conor, Callum, Dominic, David, Ethan, Elliot, Edward, Fergus, Frederick, George, Gareth, Henry, Harris, Isaac, Joshua, Jacob, Jeremy, Josiah, Jonathan, James, Jamie, Jasper, Kenneth, Kyle, Luke, Lucas, Langhan, Michael, Matthew, Mark, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Oliver, Oscar, Owen, Patrick, Paul, Peter, Philip, Richard, Reuben, Robert, Samuel, Simon, Stephen, Solomon, Thomas, Timothy, Vincent, William, Zachary

Willberry Mon 02-May-16 21:13:33

Alison,
Elwyn,
Madaline,
Christabel,

Konrad,
William,
Charles,
Mordicai

OneMagnumisneverenough Mon 02-May-16 21:37:48

Keir
Ross
Nairn
Lawrence
Nicolas
Benedict

Amaris
Lorna
Carla
Tamar
Celeste
Louisa

Dizzydodo Mon 02-May-16 21:44:53

From your list I like Hannah and Joseph best but Other suggestions would be

For a girl Felicity, Maeve, Harriet

For a boy Owen, David, Jacob

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 02-May-16 21:45:01

Alice
Amy
Amanda
Astrid
Anna
Abigail
Adrienne
Arlene
Bethan
Briar
Bryony
Bronte
Catherine
Clare
Christina
Clara
Cassandra
Catrice
Deborah
Emma
Elizabeth
Erin
Georgina
Greta
Hannah
Harriet
Jocelyn
Jennifer
Joanna
Jessica
Jemima
Julia
Kayleigh
Louisa
Laila
Lucy
Lucia
Lindsay
Liza
Marcella
Marianna
Michelle
Margaret
Megan
Moira
Mariel
Marlene
Maribel
Mariella
Nina
Natasha
Nerys
Olivia
Patrice
Penelope
Persephone
Rosabelle
Rosanne
Ruth
Rachel
Rosa
Rebecca
Sarah
Samantha
Suzannah
Tara
Teresa
Ursula
Vivienne

Alan
Arthur
Adam
Albert
Christopher
Carl
Carlos
Connor
Conrad
David
Daniel
Eric
Ethan
Francis
Gavin
Gabriel
Garth
Hector
Harold
James
Jude
Jacob
John
Kevin
Lucian
Louis
Lawrence
Micheal
Martin
Nicholas
Nathan
Paul
Patrick
Peter
Robert
Richard
Steven
Sean
Stewart
Simon
Tom
Tristan
Vincent
William

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