Please take a look at my shortlist!

(30 Posts)
OurVelocity Sat 03-Sep-16 16:39:05

I am just over 16 weeks and wanted to gee myself up a bit as the weeks are passing by slowly! So I thought I'd take a look at some names - they're in no preference order, but I like them all! What do you think of -

Boys:
Arthur
Toby/Tobias
Gabriel
Seth
Felix
Nathaniel
Ezra
Miles
Wilfred
Benedict

Girls:
Phoebe
Matilda
Violet
Penelope
Zoe
Katherine
Claudia
Clementine
Genevieve
Ingrid

Our surname rhymes with 'tardy' so trying to avoid (if poss) names which end in the 'dee' sound.
Are there any more I could add to the list? Thank you! smile

Boys:
Arthur - yes
Toby/Tobias - yes
Gabriel - yes
Seth - sorry but I think this is one of the most horrible sounding names ever
Felix - no
Nathaniel - ok
Ezra - ugh no, sorry
Miles - no
Wilfred - yes
Benedict - yes

Girls:
Phoebe - dislike this, sorry
Matilda - ok
Violet - nice
Penelope - nope
Zoe - really dislike
Katherine -ok
Claudia - lovely
Clementine - dislike
Genevieve - too fussy
Ingrid - ok

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 03-Sep-16 16:51:26

I like Benedict, Miles and Nathaniel.
Also, Zoe and Katherine.
Would like to put forward, to your list,
Joseph and Jonathan
Tess and Rosanna

ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 03-Sep-16 17:41:30

My favourites are Nathaniel & Matilda. Also like Tobias, Gabriel, Claudia & Katherine (though prefer / would shorten to Kate).

Caldini22 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:44:11

I like:

Seth
Felix
Arthur

Phoebe
Violet
Zoe

Caldini22 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:44:47

Personally prefer Catherine to Katherine

RiverTam Sat 03-Sep-16 17:47:18

Ezra

Ingrid
Claudia

TealGiraffe Sat 03-Sep-16 17:50:15

I love

Gabriel
Seth
Claudia

Loyly Sat 03-Sep-16 17:50:37

Boys:
Arthur - ok
Toby/Tobias - dislike
Gabriel - dislike
Seth - ok
Felix - dislike
Nathaniel - dislike
Ezra - yes, love
Miles - dislike
Wilfred - ok
Benedict - ok

Girls:
Phoebe - dislike
Matilda - dislike
Violet - good
Penelope - good
Zoe - dislike
Katherine - dislike
Claudia - love
Clementine - ok
Genevieve - like
Ingrid - love

GoldenWorld Sat 03-Sep-16 18:03:09

Great lists, I like the majority of them!

Arthur - Nice but getting more popular
Toby/Tobias - I prefer Tobias as the full name with Toby as the nickname
Gabriel - Love
Seth - Again, getting more popular but nice
Felix - Not as keen on this one. Used to be overly posh but more mainstream now
Nathaniel - One of my all time favourites
Ezra - Nice
Miles - Nice
Wilfred - Cute
Benedict - Okay, not as keen but don't really feel that strongly about it

Girls:
Phoebe - Love
Matilda - Love but very popular
Violet - Nice
Penelope - Nice, getting more popular
Zoe - Love
Katherine - I wouldn't choose it myself but I like it, would be an unusal choice these days. Especially like it with Kate or Kitty as a nickname.
Claudia - Lovely, elegant. Just a shame about the meaning
Clementine - This strikes me as the yummy mummies name of choice, especially in the yoni steaming, quinoa munching group. It's okay but I don't like Clem or Clemmy.
Genevieve - Gorgeous
Ingrid - Very cool name. Not the prettiest out there, just wondering how easy it would be to live with growing up on a nerdy girl. But I do really like it

Arfarfanarf Sat 03-Sep-16 18:07:35

From your boys list i love Arthur, Seth and Ezra

Girls i love Matilda and Penelope

cosmicglittergirl Sat 03-Sep-16 18:10:37

Felix and Seth

Phoebe and Violet

HettyB Sat 03-Sep-16 18:37:03

My thoughts, for what they're worth!

Arthur - it's quite popular, and I think a bit 'wet'
Toby/Tobias - same as above!
Gabriel - yep, this one too!
Seth - love it
Felix - I'm on the fence. It's ok.
Nathaniel - ok. Not amazing.
Ezra - mentioned a lot on here at the moment. I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of Ezras in the 2016 stats.
Miles - like it
Wilfred - nice
Benedict - like it

Phoebe - lovely. Quite popular.
Matilda - I know about a million Matildas under 5. Ok, it's probably more like 6, but that feels like a lot.
Violet - like it, but I can't help seeing/hearing violent when I read/hear it.
Penelope - lovely. Gets mentioned on here a lot
Zoe - I like this. I think it's an underrated name
Katherine - nice, not heard so much now. I went to school with tonnes of Catherine/Katherine/Katharine/Kathryns (born in the 80s)
Claudia - love it
Clementine - really like it but the 'teen'/'tyne' pronounciation issue puts me off
Genevieve - again, pronounciation issue
Ingrid - love love love it. I'd have this on our list if it didn't sound so harsh with our last name.

0pti0na1 Sat 03-Sep-16 18:58:20

Arthur - fusty
Toby/Tobias - not keen, a bit prim
Gabriel - ok, quite cool
Seth - like, simple and fairly unusual
Felix - great
Nathaniel - like, not Nate though (Nat is OK)
Ezra - like, also Ezekiel (Zeke)
Miles - ok, perhaps a bit wet
Wilfred - ok and Will or Freddie are good nicknames
Benedict - quite like

Girls:
Phoebe - like
Matilda - overused
Violet - lovely
Penelope - like and Penny is a nice nickname
Zoe - a bit harsh but like Zara
Katherine - ok but not keen on Kate/Kat/Katy.
Claudia - not keen
Clementine - like
Genevieve - OK
Ingrid - not keen, just think of grids

OhTheRoses Sat 03-Sep-16 19:05:58

Love Arthur. Tobin?

Penelope, Violet, Daphne? Xanthe? Christabel?

thebakerwithboobs Sat 03-Sep-16 19:31:51

We have five sons and all their names are on your list! We must be kindred spirits!

Bumpmadethemjump Sat 03-Sep-16 19:37:15

Boys:
Arthur - ok
Toby/Tobias - not keen
Gabriel - I like
Seth - not keen
Felix - no
Nathaniel - I really prefer nathan.
Ezra - not keen
Miles - ok
Wilfred - not keen
Benedict - dislike.

Girls:
Phoebe - really like
Matilda - really like
Violet - love
Penelope - favourite!
Zoe - too popular for me
Katherine - too Boring.
Claudia - not keen.
Clementine - not keen.
Genevieve - dislike.
Ingrid - dislike

Penelope violet sounds beautiful togethergrin.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 03-Sep-16 20:03:09

I only like Gabriel and Ezra from your boys list.
Katherine is nice from your girls list

monkeygone Sat 03-Sep-16 20:11:02

Arthur - Old and boring
Toby/Tobias - Over-used and boring
Gabriel - Ugly
Seth - Cool
Felix - Love! So cool.
Nathaniel - Nice, I like it. nn Nate.
Ezra - LOVE
Miles - Quite like, but not love
Wilfred - Gross
Benedict - Very cool, but don't like nn Ben, which is inevitable

Girls:
Phoebe - I like it
Matilda - Don't like it and it's super trendy right now
Violet - Horrible
Penelope - Horrible
Zoe - Horrible
Katherine - Boring
Claudia - No strong feelings
Clementine - Really cool!!
Genevieve - Don't like
Ingrid - Ugly

isitseptemberyet Sat 03-Sep-16 20:14:43

I Love Arthur and Matilda smile
Congratulations btw, pregnancy will speed up in a couple of weeks (promise)!

nat73 Sat 03-Sep-16 20:32:44

My votes;

Boys:
Arthur - this makes me think of E Enders. There is an Arthur at DCs school but I think its an old man's name - sorry
Toby/Tobias - nah
Gabriel - ok
Seth - nah
Felix - ok
Nathaniel - ok potentially chavy
Ezra - nah
Miles - ok, quite posh
Wilfred - quite posh but we know 2 of these so I would say nah
Benedict - nah
If you want something posh; Rufus, Angus, Austin, Atticus..

Girls:
Phoebe - ok
Matilda - ok
Violet - ok
Penelope - ok
Zoe - ok
Katherine - ok
Claudia - ok
Clementine - a bit naff
Genevieve - ok
Ingrid - ok

Girls names are easier!! Good luck!!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Sat 03-Sep-16 21:17:08

Great lists op!

My favourites are:

Arthur (though I think it's quite popular if that bothers you)
Benedict
Wilfred
Ezra

Matilda
Claudia
Clementine
Ingrid

The only name on your lists which I don't like is Penelope as I find the two p sounds a bit 'spitty' if that makes sense.

How about Persephone? I think it is much nicer but has a similar vibe maybe.

user1472934164 Sat 03-Sep-16 21:52:25

Toby, Wilfred, Zoe or Claudia

PunkAssMoFo Sat 03-Sep-16 23:12:14

Boys:
Arthur: not keen, v popular
Toby/Tobias: good all rounder
Gabriel: nice
Seth: quite like
Felix: a bit cat, but nice & means happy
Nathaniel: love
Ezra: quite uncommon, nice
Miles: nice
Wilfred: great
Benedictgrink

Girls:
Phoebe: meh
Matilda: overused
Violet: nice
Penelope: the ones I know are prissy
Zoe: nice
Katherine: nice, but dull
Claudia: love, but don't like meaning
Clementine: too fruity & 'clem' sounds phlegmy
Genevieve:nice
Ingrid: scandi- chic

OhTheRoses Sat 03-Sep-16 23:35:34

Persephone does not have the same vibe as Penelope. And it gets shortened to Percy. >>don't<<

Penelope/Penny is pretty and feminine.

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