There are NO names....!

(26 Posts)
CraftyGirly Sat 06-Oct-12 11:59:15

I'm at the end of my tether with my OH regarding baby names. We're having a little girl in January and seems that we have completely different tastes, what one of us suggests the other seems to hate. (Pls bear in mind, I have suggested hundreds and he's suggested about four.)

We can't have anything ending in A as our surname is A and also quite hard to pronounce, names ending with A dont flow properly.

We don't want anything too overused (so ideally nothing in the top 100) and he hates names that are considered 'chavvy'.

At this rate our poor child will be Baby A**** for the rest of her life!!! Help!

poppy283 Sat 06-Oct-12 12:01:38

What names has he suggested and what are your favourites of the ones you've suggested?

CraftyGirly Sat 06-Oct-12 12:05:59

My favourite used to be Jasmine, I wanted this for years until it became too popular recently, I really can't use it as 2 close colleagues have girls called this and it would be a bit odd. Plus I dont want her to be one of many girls with the same name at school...

My current Favourite is Adele but he says he can't disassociate it with the singer Adele...so doesnt like it for that reason.

He has suggested, Tahlia (ends in A, doofus!) and Kaitlyn, which he didnt consider that she would be called Kate for short, which is his mothers name, hence comments like 'oh how sweet you named her after MIL' hmm, and Breann, which I really detest.

seems like I spend all day recently thinking and scrutinising names!!!

Selky Sat 06-Oct-12 12:08:54

Adelaide
Adeline
Catrine
Catrin

Similiar to ones he has liked?

CraftyGirly Sat 06-Oct-12 12:17:58

his responses:

Adelaide - isnt that a place in Australia?
Adeline - sounds too much like Madeline
Catrine - sounds like Latrine
Catrin - not adverse to it

only thing is I dont really like Catrin, or the fact it would get shortened to Cat...

see what we're up against! at the end of the day we're both as picky as each other, might just have to pick one out of the hat!!

MarchelineWhatNot Sat 06-Oct-12 12:19:45

I think Tahlia Jasmine is beautiful.

CraftyGirly Sat 06-Oct-12 12:21:16

Tahlia really wont work as a first name, our surname is too much of a mouthful even without the A sounds together. I do like Tahlia but unless we change our last name it's not really an option sad

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 12:44:54

Juliet
Miriam
Coralie
Natalie
Willow
Skye
Laurel
Eloise
Megan
Annabel
Phoebe
Seren
Violet
Carys
Abigail
Scarlett
Harriet
Charlotte
Susan
Claire
Clarice
Zoe
Josephine
Frances
Celeste
Lucy
Madeleine
Emmeline
Xanthe
Colette
Bethan/Bethany
Elizabeth (Beth, Liz, Lizzie)
Holly

baskingseals Sat 06-Oct-12 12:45:15

what about

Fabienne

Rose

Pearl

Genevive - i don't think that's the right spelling but my mind's gone blank!

Alice

Annaliese

Marianne

Hope

Honor

Elizabeth

Coralie

do you both like any of these?

TittyWhistles Sat 06-Oct-12 12:49:08

You still have 6 weeks after your baby is born to think of a name before registering. Why don't you have a ban on discussing names for a while (of course, you can be making a secret short list of your own) to take the pressure off, then see what your DD looks like when she appears?

Ruth
Rachel
Hazel
Lorien
Frances
Marilyn

manicinsomniac Sat 06-Oct-12 12:52:40

I wouldn't worry too much about a name ending in A. Most of the time she will just be referred to by the first name. A name that flows isn't as important as one you like and, as you seem to have so few likes in common, ruling out 'a' names is a massive precentage of girls' names.

I don't think Jasmine is overly popular either is it? Lovely name.

How about:
Annabelle, Brooke, Bethan, Claire, Cicely, Cerys, Darcey, Eden, Elise, Edith, Elsie, Esther, Felicity, Gabrielle, Imogen, Iris, Ivy, Juliette, Kiran, Lois, Liberty, Madeleine, Miriam, Nicole, Natalie, Niamh, Naomi, Penelope, Quinn, Ruth, Rachel, Rhiannon, Summer, Scarlett, Sian, Seren, Tamsin, Tess, Verity, Violet, Willow, Xanthe, Yasmin, Yvette, Zoe.

RunnerHasbeen Sat 06-Oct-12 12:57:45

What about Tamsin? It has a similar sound to Jasmine but with the Ta start of Tahlia and ending in "in" like Caitlyn? None of the nicknames or shortenings end in a either.

Or Erin? Corinne?

Good luck!

A1980 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:01:01

Alexandra

Good strong name. Ends in A but she'll get Alex which is cool for a girl.

FriedSprout Sun 07-Oct-12 21:03:28

How about Talulah?

Talulah is a stripper nameblush.

Bingdweller Sun 07-Oct-12 21:05:53

Elise
Skye
Rachael
Zoe
Lauren

FriedSprout Sun 07-Oct-12 21:46:57

Is it? - <runs away and hides>. blush

amck5700 Sun 07-Oct-12 22:33:25

Amaris

sashh Mon 08-Oct-12 00:38:03

OP

Is DH a fan of game of thrones? Those names are so close to some characters as to be mistaken for them.

What about Yasmine

monsterchild Mon 08-Oct-12 00:44:25

My Dh and i have mostly settled on a name for our DS. But I have told him that I reserve the right to completely change the name when I finally meet DS! Don't underestimate that you will know her name when you finally meet her.

NewNames Mon 08-Oct-12 00:44:53

Call her January. I think it's a lovely name.

mathanxiety Mon 08-Oct-12 05:12:42

For a man who doesn't like ch** names he has come up with some crackers... Tahlia is not bad, but Kaitlyn and Breann hmm

MrsJohnDeere Mon 08-Oct-12 06:40:38

Robyn

wildpoppy Tue 09-Oct-12 00:18:54

I can sympathise. My dh is the same.

forevergreek Tue 09-Oct-12 10:12:17

If you like Thalia, what about?

Thandie
Natalie
Thalie
Felicity
Thea

Or
Alexis
Iris
Gabrielle
Miha
Celine
Juliet

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