Ok, so need a name to go with Martha but can't find anything I like nearly as much !!!

(63 Posts)
flopsy1974 Mon 01-Oct-12 20:15:56

Could really do with some mumsnet help on this.
Boys and girls names please.
Any ideas ??

YouMayLogOut Mon 01-Oct-12 20:20:38

Luke
George
William

Emily
Hannah
Sarah

baskingseals Mon 01-Oct-12 20:21:34

for girls do you like

Greta

Harriet

Ines

Kitty

Phoebe

Imogen

Francesca

for boys

Francis

Louis

Ruben

Joshua

Rufus

Toby

LadyMargolotta Mon 01-Oct-12 20:25:25

Alice
Harriet

Woofsaidtheladybird Mon 01-Oct-12 20:28:00

I have a Martha! DC2's list was Lucy, Charlotte or Harriet - and James, Edward and Freddie... Really like Arthur too but you just CAN'T have that smile

Namely Mon 01-Oct-12 20:32:02

Martha is my favourite girls name. My boys names are:

Noah
Isaac
Lucas
Theo

Adie
Agnes
Abigail
Clarlinda
Lucinda

Wilbur
Christopher
Albert
Lucien

flopsy1974 Mon 01-Oct-12 21:32:18

Like Isaac and Albert smile
Also quite like Harriet but DH doesn't.
Some of the other names are nice too but are out because they are already in the family.

LuellaLovesLavender Mon 01-Oct-12 22:18:30

I think Tabitha goes really well with Martha and they are both biblical!!

Ham69 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:21:16

I love Martha and Connie

Ham69 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:22:16

And for a DS Martha and Laurie

Lilyloo Mon 01-Oct-12 22:22:34

I also have a Martha and a Harry, love Harriet too.

naturalbaby Mon 01-Oct-12 22:24:15

Tabitha

bethjoanne Mon 01-Oct-12 22:31:07

James and Felicity.

bethjoanne Mon 01-Oct-12 22:32:29

Florence.x

delilah88 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:38:02

Martha and Audrey.

delilah88 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:38:10

Martha and Bruno.

comeonbishbosh Mon 01-Oct-12 22:41:09

Naomi?

Littlecherublegs Mon 01-Oct-12 22:45:20

I like Martha too - suggestions:

Cora
Anna
Eva
Esther

Samuel
Elijah
George
Rueben

flopsy1974 Tue 02-Oct-12 08:22:35

Quite like Anna and Esther but don't think they're 'the one'
Hadn't thought of Elijah and I like that. Love George but it's out because of family associations.

carben Tue 02-Oct-12 08:31:26

Ruth and Levi /Nathaniel

crocodilesmiles Tue 02-Oct-12 09:12:53

Girls
Violet
Alexandra
Imogen
Victoria
Elsie-Faye
Genevieve
Annie
Joy
Olive
Eliza

crocodilesmiles Tue 02-Oct-12 09:18:16

Boys
Oliver
Vincent
Samson
Frankie
Adam
Oscar
Gregory
Benjamin
Stanley
Jonah

Hope you find something you love smile x

Startailoforangeandgold Tue 02-Oct-12 09:24:51

Lucy was my first thought too.
Esther
Genevieve
Juliet (Julia or Judith) they could all work
Harriet, but I'm swayed by knowing a massively cute one.
Liberty???

Startailoforangeandgold Tue 02-Oct-12 09:26:43

OH socks, I'm not sure if I dare say it, but-
Daisy and Lily work too,

smother Tue 02-Oct-12 09:48:54

congratulations!

Rosa
Clara
Josephine
Frances

Sam (Samuel)
Tom (Thomas)
Edgar
Jacob

do come back and let us know what you decide!

Gwennan Tue 02-Oct-12 10:30:36

I love Martha!

Girls
Susannah
Phoebe
Lydia
Clara
Hannah
Cordelia
Anna
Georgina
Alice
Eleanor
Esther
Emily
Flora

Boys
Joseph
George
Samuel
Wilfred
Dominic
Patrick
Rufus
Miles
Oscar
Henry
Timothy
Nathan/Nathaniel
Silas
Isaac

smother Tue 02-Oct-12 10:55:56

a couple more

Tilda (Matilda)
Ellen

Joseph
Reuben

NaiceSpam Tue 02-Oct-12 11:04:32

How about Heidi?

Startailoforangeandgold Tue 02-Oct-12 11:07:54

Elspeth
Bethan
Charlotte
Elizabeth both a bit safe
Isabel/le
Katharine
Louisa

Basically anything reasonably traditional, but not dull.
Anna, Jayne, Janet, Susan work, but I'd feel DD1 got more thought.

I have the very very common name and DSIS the more interesting one and imenvy

evamummy Tue 02-Oct-12 11:14:56

Classic, traditional names that go well with Martha are imo

Florence
Cordelia
Catherine

Isaac
Quentin
Sebastian

flopsy1974 Tue 02-Oct-12 12:55:04

Really like Matilda. But I'm a little worried about it being too popular also would Martha and Matlida sound a little odd? A friend has suggested Mary for a girl which I like but has the same M and M problem.

Pleasenomorepeppa Tue 02-Oct-12 13:06:27

I have a Florence & DD2 is due beginning of Jan. Martha, Harriet, Eliza & Elsie are our forerunners so far!

zxcv123 Tue 02-Oct-12 21:52:05

I wouldn't go for two names beginning with M personally.

It seems that you like traditional but not overused girls' names, so how about:

Clara
Louisa
Eliza
Beatrice
Josephine
Alexandra
Helena

For boys:

Joseph
William
Christopher
Julian

dottyaboutstripes Wed 03-Oct-12 09:26:24

Nell

OrangeFireandGoldashes Wed 03-Oct-12 12:39:36

They've already been suggested, but second / third the suggestions for Beatrice and Harriet. They both sound lovely with Martha.

RubberNeckerNicker Wed 03-Oct-12 12:49:50

Iris
Suzanna
Bridget

Hugo
Solomon
Patrick

Jusfloatingby Wed 03-Oct-12 15:21:16

Florence
Louisa
Beth

flopsy1974 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:47:48

Thankyou for all the help
So far I like
Mary
Rosa
Matilda
Penelope
Beatrice
Harriet (out because DH hates it)
Juliet (DH thinks its silly hmm )
Madeleine
Annie

Albert
Frederick
Isaac
Jonah
Elijah

DH wants Esther for a girl

for boys he likes names like Andrew and David (Andy and Dave - No thanks!!!)
I think I've got my work cut out

Any opinions on these lists would be welcome smile

bradbourne Thu 04-Oct-12 13:46:56

What's silly about Juliet? It's a lovely but also completely "normal" name. Prefer Julia myself, but Juliet is very pretty.

I like your name list - although I think Mary and Matilda are a bit too similar and "matchy", in my opinion. I like Juliet, Beatrice and Harriet best.

I like Frederick as a boys name best (this was what I wanted for ds, but dh didn't like it). The other names are fine (although I wonder whether he would have to put up with jokes about "Prince Alberts" when he hits adolescence?).

whistlestopcafe Thu 04-Oct-12 13:48:36

Girls:

Ella
Florence
Lucinda

Boys

William
Tobias
Henry

MoonHare Thu 04-Oct-12 16:10:11

I know a few little Martha's - lovely name - how about any of these for a sibling:

Boys
Seth
Arthur
Toby
Noah
Rueben
Peter

Girls
Esme
Eliza
Verity
Libby
Polly
Harriet
Ivy
Iris

Good luck with your decision.

zxcv123 Thu 04-Oct-12 22:10:31

I wouldn't go for Mary & Martha, unless you are very Catholic and don't mind the biblical connection.

amck5700 Thu 04-Oct-12 22:16:48

Mabel for a girl and Miles for a boy.

besmirchedandbewildered Thu 04-Oct-12 22:20:29

Flora
Lydia
Romilly
Henrietta (Hettie)
Elodie

justaweeone Thu 04-Oct-12 22:20:46

Dilly?

cashmere Fri 05-Oct-12 08:48:42

I know sisters called Daisy and Martha. Could have Margaret on birth certificate and call her Daisy.
How about:-
Tamsin
Eloise
Eleanor
Eliza

I love some of the boy suggestions you've already had.
Would Peter work for your husband?! A bit random I know but quite a nice name.

Arabellasmella Sat 06-Oct-12 21:35:10

I think Esther does work really well with Martha. Also like Harriet, Susannah and Alice. How about Agnes? I think of Martha as traditional with a bit of a quirk. It's a lovely name. Hope you can find something just right!

NellyBluth Sat 06-Oct-12 21:46:27

Hmm.. something about Esther and Martha doesn't quite work for me, there's something slightly similar about them? Annie or Penelope sounds better to me. How about Agatha?

I actually think Andrew is ok! I think if you always call your child by a certain name you've got a shouting chance of them keeping that name at school, because they'll always introduce themselves as 'Andrew' - so you might avoid 'Andy' if you don't like it! Elijah and Isaac are lovely though.

Dawndonna Sat 06-Oct-12 21:52:26

I have a Martha. Don't have another begining with M. When they're older there will be trouble with the post etc.
We liked:
Isabel,
Eliza,
Rosa,
Rhiannon.

cashmere Sun 07-Oct-12 18:43:00

Nancy might work too.

Alphabetsy Fri 19-Oct-12 22:42:11

May or Lottie?

Bunders99 Fri 19-Oct-12 23:13:22

Beatrice and Albert (Bertie) both sound gorgeous with Martha. We have a Ned and any day now DD will be Martha

GW297 Sat 20-Oct-12 00:59:51

Evie

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Sat 20-Oct-12 01:13:54

Know a family with Martha, lily and Joseph which I think's a lovely combination.

Jacob
Dominic
Poppy
Rose
Evelyn

emmyloo2 Sat 20-Oct-12 02:10:05

Mabel? George for a boy. Tis a brilliant name!

lahlah1964 Sat 20-Oct-12 02:45:38

Martha Flo(rence)

lahlah1964 Sat 20-Oct-12 02:46:35

Mabel Rose

ClippedPhoenix Sat 20-Oct-12 02:51:08

Ria for a girl and Jackson for a boy

echidnakid Sat 20-Oct-12 04:05:08

My friend has a Martha (gorgeous name BTW!) and her siblings are Eva and Louis which I think sound nice together.

flopsy1974 Sat 20-Oct-12 07:26:08

Thanks Bunders99 After looking at loads of names Albert and Beatrice are probably the current front runners. Still plenty of time to Change our minds though wink

forgetmenots Sat 20-Oct-12 08:25:20

If I had girl twins right now they would be Martha and Orla.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 21-Oct-12 08:57:15

My friends have a Martha and a Sadie

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