Thoughts on these names please...

(31 Posts)
gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 01-Jul-16 13:30:05

It's the first cut of the shortlist for DC2, no H names as will have H surname. Any new suggestions welcome (particularly for boys, I'm really struggling):

Girls-
Lois
Elena
Esther
Claudia
Zara
Sylvie
Freya
Matilda
Flora
Imogen
Alexa
Margot

Boys-
Marcus
Laurence
Struan
Elliott
Jude
Blair
Innes

Thank you so much for your help!!

1horatio Fri 01-Jul-16 13:44:06

From the girls I love Flora. It is simple but still feminine and pretty. Plus I like it when a name has a good namesake!smile I really like Zara as well. Well, I actually like pretty much evertything your list. The only girls' name I personally don't like is the name Imogen. It doesn't sound nice (IMO) and there seem to be so manny little Imogens currently...

My absolutely favourite boy name on your list (and one of my favourites in general) is Blair. I also really like Blaise and Laurence. I personally do not like Jude. I know how it's pronounced in English, but my first language is a form of German (but I'm not from Germany) and I just looks so so weird to me as a name... Sorry.

jasmine1979 Fri 01-Jul-16 14:41:19

Girls names I love Imogen. It doesn't seem very common where I live at all which is maybe why I like it. It also reminds me of my favourite Jilly Cooper novel. smile I agree that Flora is also pretty name though.
Boys, I love Struan and Elliot.

Claraoswald36 Fri 01-Jul-16 14:42:45

Zara and lois, Jude and Struan - really love that

ppeatfruit Fri 01-Jul-16 14:50:41

I I used to nanny an Imogen but she was always called Immi, she was tiny so she suited Immi not Imogen,I'm not keen on the sound actually . Your other girl names are ok.

I don't like the sound of the name Struan is it English? Maybe pronounced differently? Or Blair, named after a very unpopular prime minister!!?? Jude is short for Judith I thought, or Julian I suppose.

Tinklypoo Fri 01-Jul-16 14:54:36

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gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 01-Jul-16 14:54:44

Struan is Scottish, thanks for opinions so far

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 01-Jul-16 14:55:04

Yes I'm Scottish

Shesinfashion Fri 01-Jul-16 14:57:28

Lois or Imogen. Elliot or Jude.

Shesinfashion Fri 01-Jul-16 14:58:00

Flora just makes me think of tasteless margarine.

MadameJosephine Fri 01-Jul-16 15:00:17

My favourites are Claudia and Elliot

1horatio Fri 01-Jul-16 15:26:07

Flora makes me think of Flora MacDonald and the Roman Goddesssmile
I would love to use Flora for DD, but unfortunately can't. Plus DD will get DH's name (which is a name thats very obviously originally Scottish), so....

Struan is nice. I personlly prefer Blair, but Struan is lovely!

EasternDailyStress Fri 01-Jul-16 15:28:22

My favourites of the girls' names are Claudia and Matilda. Only like one of the boys' names, Laurence.

PS You have to be a bit careful with Claudia, as it can be pronounced a bit like "clawed ya", so if you have Balls or similar as a surname I'd give it a miss if I were you.

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 01-Jul-16 15:28:57

Ive heard of Truan, but not Struan. Sounds a bit off to me, maybe because of that.

I only really like Elliott from your boys list.
Ester, Sylvie and Margot from the girls.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 01-Jul-16 15:37:29

That's interesting Thursday - I've never heard of Truan

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 01-Jul-16 20:00:22

Im in Cornwall, I think it's of local origin.
We're pretty far away from one another!

Sgoinneal Fri 01-Jul-16 20:05:17

Like Struan, Blair and Innes and Esther, Freya, Matilda and Margot.(I'm Scottish too).

Other possibilities -
Martha
Violet
Orla

Fraser
Angus
Lachlan

Sgoinneal Fri 01-Jul-16 20:06:02

(Also like Laurence and Elliott, but I think Laurence will get shortened to Laurie up here).

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 01-Jul-16 20:33:04

Sgoinneal I already have an Orla 😊

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Fri 01-Jul-16 20:33:50

I like Martha too but a very close child family member has it as middle name

Wenchelda Fri 01-Jul-16 21:10:12

My favourite off of each list is Esther and Struan

Sophronia Fri 01-Jul-16 23:58:21

My favourites are Esther and either Laurence or Innes

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 02-Jul-16 10:54:07

Girls like list.
Lois
Elena
Zara
Sylvie
Imogen
Margot
Alexa
Freya.
Not keen on the others sorry.

Boys names I like
Elliot
Jude
Innes.
Others are awful, sorry

Sgoinneal Sat 02-Jul-16 11:58:40

I think Orla and Freya are a lovely pair smile

carmelsundae Sat 02-Jul-16 12:45:22

I love your boys names, I'd say Innes, Struan then Blair! All gorgeous names!!

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