Opinions on these lists please - least favourite, favourite etc

(71 Posts)
ElmerTheElephant Sat 17-Sep-16 16:47:28

I already have a DD called Emma. All opinions welcome. Thanks smile!

Polly
Robyn
Henrietta
Ingrid
Alice
Margot
Mary
Faye
Margaret
Edith
Josephine
Meredith
Merryn
Tabitha

Lawrence
Rufus
Caspar
Wilfred
Elijah
Theodore
Hector
Rafferty
Ronan
Hugh

chinlo Sat 17-Sep-16 16:55:33

Faves: Margot, Robyn, Elijah, Theodore, Hector
Least faves: All the other girls names (sorry!), Rufus

I hate most of your girls list, but I really like almost all of your boys list!

t4nut Sat 17-Sep-16 16:56:54

Any of those boys names will get him beaten up at school.

trinitybleu Sat 17-Sep-16 16:58:34

Faves: Tabitha, Merryn
Least: Henrietta, Mary

I don't like any boys names, sorry. Thank God we had a girl!

NapQueen Sat 17-Sep-16 17:00:45

Lawrence. Wanted it for DS bit dh vetoed

Girls I like Alice and Polly

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 17-Sep-16 17:35:49

Polly the Parrott. Don't like it
Ingrid. Harsh
Robyn Very pretty
Henrietta. One of the most horrible names out there.
Alice Nice but tedious
Mary. Is gorgeous and quite unusual for a baby now and There's no better name sake than our lady
Margaret. Gorgeous and unusual for a baby
Faye. Lovely and quite unusual now
Josephine. Gorgeous. Vintage, retro, with still a hip and fresh feel, lots of potential for NNs. Jo, Jo-Jo Josie, Sephie,
Margot. As above
Edith. Not fussed. Like Edie though
Meredith. Harsh
Merryn. Very pretty.
Tabitha. Gorgeous for a kitten.

Lawrence. Awful. I don't get the hype over this name
Rufus. As above
Caspar. Gorgeous
Wilfred. See Lawrence
Elijah
Theodore. Theo is nice
Hector. No
Rafferty No
Ronan No
Hugh No.

So obviously. Favourite out the boys Caspar
Favourite out the girls. Robyn

ElmerTheElephant Sat 17-Sep-16 17:45:00

Thanks all for feedback. It's really interesting to read other people's opinions. DH and I sometimes disagree on names, so it's helpful to have some outside input.

People who like Robyn, do you like that spelling best? I always thought of the Robin spelling as a boy name and Robyn as a girl name but talking to someone recently they said Robin was unisex?

chinlo Sat 17-Sep-16 17:54:35

I definitely think Robin is for a boy and Robyn for a girl. It's much prettier with the y.

I'm really like Hector.

Rosaaa Sat 17-Sep-16 17:58:28

My favourite in no particular order are:
Robyn - yes, with this spelling
Henrietta
Ingrid
Alice

Tiffany101 Sat 17-Sep-16 18:02:13

Here is my list according to favorite
Margaret
Edith
Josephine
Meredith
Merryn
Tabitha

millymae Sat 17-Sep-16 18:06:33

It's a good job we are all different I wouldn't think of Polly the parrot but I would think of Robyn the red breast - different spelling I know, but there it is. Don't worry what others think OP it's your child not theirs just go with your favourite. FWIW I know a couple of children with names that are not particularly likeable at the first hearing their friends don't think the names are odd in anyway and the more I've got used to them the more I've got to like them.

sonlypuppyfat Sat 17-Sep-16 18:12:41

No I don't think any of your boys names are nice, Alice is nice

Allalonenow Sat 17-Sep-16 18:14:47

I like Ingrid and Edith but none of the other girls names are to my taste, with Mary and Polly being my least favourite.
What about Marguerite instead of Margaret?

Rufus Hector and Hugh are my favourites with Ronan Rafferty and Elijah way down at the bottom of the pile.

TrainWrecka Sat 17-Sep-16 18:15:55

I like Mary (classic), Polly (sweet) and Robyn (I would love to be a woman called Robyn grin) a lot.

Your boys names aren't much to my taste at all, I'm afraid. Elijah is the only one I like.

mzq14 Sat 17-Sep-16 18:23:02

Polly - lovely and refreshingly unique. I know a very pretty, sweet little girl called Polly and I love the name.

Robyn - goes beautifully with Emma. Unusual and not overused, yet still classic and recognisable. Love it. (I like both spellings!)

Henrietta - Hate, but then I generally don't like feminine forms of masculine names - it makes me think you wanted a son called Henry, but had a daughter instead so just named her Henrietta. No obvious nice nickname options. This is all just my opinion, though!

Ingrid - Far too harsh sounding for my liking, although strangely, I do like Imogen a lot, which is fairly similar now that I think about it.

Alice - pretty and classic, but to me it's sickly sweet. All the Alices I know are quite boring, and unless you're pretty, blonde, dainty and enigmatic - i.e Alice in Wonderland - I'm not a fan. I did know a very charming Alice with long dark hair, though.

Margot - Classic and pretty - not to my usual taste in names but I really do like it! Much nicer than Margaret, in my opinion.

Mary - Refreshlingly sweet and underused these days, deserves a comeback. I know a lovely little girl called Mary. Undeniably classic with a very obvious namesake.

Faye - Lovely and unusual, very pretty in sound, spelling and meaning. I like the simplicity and elegance that comes with it, and there aren't many girls called Faye nowadays. Goes lovely with Emma.

Margaret - Not a fan. Makes me think of an old woman for some reason. I don't see the elegance in it and I think it's out of fashion for a reason. That being said, if I met a lovely Margaret I can see myself changing my mind, maybe. Maggie and Daisy are lovely nicknames, however.

Edith - Awful. Granny chic and not in a good way. Edie is marginally better and Eden is a lot better. Hate the sound, not a strong name - rather frilly, ugly and weak-sounding to me, I'm afraid.

Josephine - Strongly dislike, though I can't say why. Possibly for the same Henry/Henrietta reason- Joseph/Josephine. I do like Joseph. Don't like any nicknames (Jo, Josie, Phina etc.) apart from possibly Effie.

Meredith - Grey's Anatomy. Not a very pretty name in itself - see Edith. No viable nickname options. Not a fan.

Merryn - See Meredith. Dislike.

Tabitha - Too try-hard for me. Not a fan!

Out of the girls' names my favourites are Faye and Robyn.

Lawrence - Awful. Ugly and old-fashioned, overly pseudo-posh and just not a nice name in itself.

Rufus - Really dislike, mainly because I sat next to a Rufus in primary school who boasted about how his bike was better than mine. My cousin had a rat named Rufus. Horrible name!

Caspar - Lovely name - one of my all-time favourite boys names. Unusual and gorgeous in sound. Please, please use Caspar!

Wilfred - Old fashioned, not a fan - I wouldn't want it to be my name. Will is a nice nickname, though.

Elijah - Love it! Unusual, and Eli is a lovely nickname.

Theodore - Dislike, but love Theo.

Hector - Hate. Ugly in sound.

Rafferty - Hate. Not a pleasant sound and it screams try hard, wannabe posh at me. Sorry.

Ronan - Don't mind it, but Rowan is nicer.

Hugh - Bit middle-aged. Prefer Hugo.

Favourites are Caspar and Elijah! (Please, please, please use Caspar!)

whirlwinds Sat 17-Sep-16 18:27:36

Favourites here are:
Robyn
Henrietta
Ingrid <1
Margot
Josephine

Lawrence
Caspar
Theodore<1

Dislike:
Tabitha

Rufus as I connect that with dog names

Ihearthickson Sat 17-Sep-16 18:29:11

All lovely names - personal favourites
Josephine
Robyn
Theodore
Lawrence

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 17-Sep-16 18:32:05

Favourites: Robyn & Rufus

Least favourite: Edith & Laurence

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sat 17-Sep-16 18:40:56

As a sister for Emma, I'd choose Alice, Mary or possibly Margaret. I've tried with your boys' names, but don't like any of them at all, sorry.

shouldhavegonewithhannes Sat 17-Sep-16 18:46:03

My favourites would be Josephine and Lawrence. Love all the nicknames for both.

OvariesBeforeBrovaries Sat 17-Sep-16 18:51:26

Polly - Not keen, can't put my finger on why.
Robyn - Love it.
Henrietta - Nope.
Ingrid - Nope.
Alice - Okay
Margot - Going to be very popular soon
Mary - Too plain
Faye - No
Margaret - No
Edith - NO
Josephine - It's ok
Meredith - Like this one
Merryn - Love it
Tabitha - Okay

Lawrence - No
Rufus - No
Caspar - No
Wilfred - No
Elijah - Yes
Theodore - Love
Hector - No
Rafferty - No
Ronan - Okay
Hugh - No

villainousbroodmare Sat 17-Sep-16 19:18:00

Love Mary, like Meredith and Merryn. Dislike Edith and Josephine.

Love Hector. Like Theodore. Dislike Elijah, Caspar and Wilfred.

UnicornPee Sat 17-Sep-16 19:55:52

Ingrid and Merryn are horrible names (sorry) I grid isn't nice to say and isn't cute, pretty or cool for a girl. Sounds mechanical. Merryn remind me of Christmas.

Robyn is my fave- pick it!

All boys names are crazy I think they would be teased unless going to a boarding school.

RiverTam Sat 17-Sep-16 19:58:12

Ingrid
Edith
Merryn (favourite)

Elijah
Wilfred
Hugh

ElmerTheElephant Sat 17-Sep-16 20:05:51

Thanks again all.

To those wondering if boys named things like Theodore, Elijah, and Rufus will be teased or beaten up at school; those names really aren't unusual where I live.

Rafferty... ok, I'll give you Rafferty. It possibly only works in the sort of boarding school we can't afford. Striking it off my list! Thanks.

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