What do you think of these sibset names?

(37 Posts)
Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 09:04:26

Daisy & Charlie (boy)

Thanks x

SunbathingintheRain Mon 14-Jan-13 09:11:52

Nice! Personally I would go for Margaret and/or Charles on the bc. Is it twins?

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 09:17:36

No, not twins smile I really don't like the name Margaret! Sorry, no offence. Daisy is a name in its own right, as is Charlie, Charles is cute though, thanks xx

Eskino Mon 14-Jan-13 09:18:24

Not keen on 'ee sound' ending names. But thats just personal preference.

I agree Margaret (or Margot) and Charles are much nicer.

TameGaloot Mon 14-Jan-13 09:50:49

Another who agrees with the other posters

Though Daisy and Charles is ok I guess.
I don't like Charlie as a proper name at all

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Jan-13 10:43:32

Well...they are both nicknames really OP.

Nice enough.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 14-Jan-13 10:47:07

I like them.

If they are to be known as Daisy or Charlie then go for that I don't get all this business about nicknames verses 'proper' names.

SashaSashays Mon 14-Jan-13 11:21:38

Stick with Daisy and Charlie.

I've known plenty of Daisys,all who have been named Daisy, not Margaret.

Use the names you intend to call them on the birth certificate.

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 11:26:34

Thanks for your input everyone. I only intend to put the names I will call them by on their birth certificates, so Daisy and Charlie it will be smile You know, they're names in their own right, not just nicknames for Margaret and Charles, although they are derived from those names. Harry is a nn for Henry but also a name in its own right. I value your opinions though. I agree with the pp, I don't get the 'putting' the proper name on the birth cert and calling them something else for the rest of their lives, but hey, that's my opinion xx

bananaramma Mon 14-Jan-13 12:10:21

I really don't like the cutesy names (Daisy, Poppy, Alfie, Charlie, Alfie etc) and think they will start to sound very dated as they fall out of favour again. And I certainly wouldn't call two children such cutesy names personally.

I agree that Margaret and Charles are lovely, solid names that don't sound so overused.

tammytoby Mon 14-Jan-13 12:23:46

I too would prefer Margaret and Charles. But then I'm not a fan of -ie names and agree that they've been a little overdone over the past few years.

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 12:27:02

I think it's all subjective in the end. I could not imagine having children with the names Margaret & Charles!! To me they just sound stuffy & pretentious. I obviously just like cutesy names, although they won't be in the minority when they grow up I suppose. When they're in the old folks home, there will be lots of Alfies, Harry's, lily's, Charlie's etc xx

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 12:31:19

These names have been around for lots of years. I know old, middle aged & young with these names. The sort of names which will out date are Neveah, Mackenzie, Kaiden, Jayden, etc. Trend names which will be practically unheard of in 100 years (I think so anyway) smile xx

FranglaisMadam Mon 14-Jan-13 12:31:48

You've given me food for thought because Charlie is on my boys list too, but I HATE the name Charles. My only worry is this - can you imagine the CEO of a company or the owner of a law firm as 'Charlie" which is why I fear I might be forced to put Charles on the BC. Then again, why put that name on the BC if you have no intention of ever calling them that?

I think Charlie and Daisy are both very 'safe', inoffensive names, not chavvy but not overly common in my opinion. I've only met one Charlie and I've never met a Daisy. Oh actually, my grandmother had a friend called Daisy and she was a lovely lady!

I always thought Daisy was a name in its own right, had no idea it was an abbreviation of Margaret - which I hate by the way!

FranglaisMadam Mon 14-Jan-13 12:33:02

Oh and agree about Mackenzie, Kaiden, Jayden, Brayden - they make me throw up in my mouth a little...

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 13:21:59

I can actually see a CEO of a firm or doctor called Charlie to be honest.
One of our senior management (very high up in the food chain) is called Charlie (not Charles) and is a very well educated, firm but fair type of guy who is also very approachable. Like I said before, names are very subjective, and if we all lIke's the same names, we would all be called Daisy & Charlie ;) lol xx

SashaSashays Mon 14-Jan-13 13:27:22

Friends DH is a Barrister and is called Charlie, not Charles, although we all call him Chaz. The way people carry on about bc names on mn is ridiculous.

Also these names will be so popular by the time this generation grow up, a large percentage of 'professionals' will be called ie names and we will not care.

tammytoby Mon 14-Jan-13 13:45:43

I don't think that the issue is the use of nickname vs full version of a name on the b.c., what many of us are saying is that we PREFER the names Margaret and Charles to Daisy and Charlie.

But thankfully we all have different tastes smile.

toobreathless Mon 14-Jan-13 19:02:40

Don't lile either sorry, particularly dislike the double 'ie' sibset, too sickly sweet IMO.

Would much prefer Daisy & Oliver or Daisy & Ethan just for example much stronger.

Or Charlie & Ava, Charlie and Beatrice.

(other names picked randomly)

toobreathless Mon 14-Jan-13 19:03:10

Don't LIKE Doh!

BikeRunSki Mon 14-Jan-13 19:08:40

Being known by a derivative nickname in the business world doesn't seem to have done Johnny Boden any harm.

My mum was PA to some of the most senior men in Securicor before she/they retired. Laurie and Fred!

MidnightMasquerader Mon 14-Jan-13 19:12:16

I'm really sorry to say it, but they will date to this era. It's not only the Jayden, Neveah types names that date, but also the very popular, typical-of-their-time names. And ie/ee/y ending names are very much of this era. Charlie, Harry, Alfie, Billy, Archie, Lily, Millie, Lily, Tilly, Evie, etc, etc, ad nauseum.

Names like Joanne, Karen, Claire, etc are not bad names at all, but they definitely date to their era.

They're not to my taste - to me they sound dated already. But - who cares? If you like them, that's the main thing. smile

In the interests of full disclosure - my DS has an 'y' ending nickname, but his full, BC name doesn't end in this sound. Plus, his name is on the retro baby name thread on the go at the moment, so he's really the only with his name around at the mo. grin

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 19:15:46

What social background would you say children with these names come from? I find it interesting to find out people's pre judgments based purely on their name x

bogbean Mon 14-Jan-13 19:31:00

My name is Daisy - and I'm nearing thirty. My name has always been complimented throughout my lifetime. I wouldn't know how to describe my social background! I am a nice person, though, and I smile a lot.

3rdnparty Mon 14-Jan-13 19:33:48

Lots and lots of Daisy and Charlies here....5 Daisies in Nursery in 1school at least and 2 Charlies too... Think there's at least a pair of each in the infants! Re social background ...quite mixed area if u postcode check says c1c2d, but average cost of house 350k+ mix of media/teachers/nhs....
I do think they will date badly although the fact there are so many should get over the CEO/head of the UN thing....smile
Seem to go with 'girly' mums....

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Jan-13 19:38:03

Now? Working class
5/10/15+ years ago middle class/ upper middle class.

Love Daisy and think it is v much a name in its own right now. Charlie okay as a nn.

GuffSmuggler Mon 14-Jan-13 19:40:16

If it's not for twins why are you deciding two names, are you future planning or something? <nosy>

FelicityWasSanta Mon 14-Jan-13 19:41:08

Daisy and Charlie are both classless names IMO. I have known Daisy's from the aristocracy to inner London council estates. (I have had an incredibly varied career caring for teenagers from literally ALL walks of life!). I have come across less Charlie's- they are usually Charlotte (if WC- they would be 'Lottie' if MC+ IME) but Charlie as a name in its own right is more popular with boys.

And OP I have never heard so many people advocating the name Margaret before in my life, never mind on one thread... Ignore.

usualsuspect Mon 14-Jan-13 19:42:43

OMG, stop with the bloody class bollocks.

usualsuspect Mon 14-Jan-13 19:43:35

And why would you put a completely different name on a BC.

Coconutty Mon 14-Jan-13 19:46:12

Don't like Charles, prefer Charlie but not too keen on that tbh.

I don't mind Daisy and would call her that not Margaret, two totally different names imo.

usualsuspect Mon 14-Jan-13 19:49:44

'Oh and agree about Mackenzie, Kaiden, Jayden, Brayden - they make me throw up in my mouth a little'

Are you for real?

Yika Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:01

Normally, and separately, I'd find these names a bit cutesie, but they make a nice combination, and have such a different feel from Margaret and Charles I can hardly see any connection. I would never consider daisy as a nn for Margaret, even though I know it was once gazillions of years ago. Deffo a name in its own right.

tammytoby Mon 14-Jan-13 22:49:26

"What social background would you say children with these names come from? I find it interesting to find out people's pre judgments based purely on their name x "

Class has absolutely NOTHING to do with me liking a name or not! Honestly - I don't really get the British class thing anyway.

The reason I don't like the names Charlie and Daisy is that they sound so cutesy, twee, faddy and overused. But that is just my personal opinion and you may not like my kids' names either smile. Thankfully we all have different tastes and if you love the names, then of course you should use them.

Sasparillo Mon 14-Jan-13 23:19:48

I really wish you could like posts on here! Thank you for all of your input everyone x x

emmyloo2 Tue 15-Jan-13 02:44:48

I don't like Charlie as a full name, but love it as a nickname for Charles. Don't like Daisy as it's a bit too cutesy for me and I am over the cutesy names.

I am another who adores Margaret though but I love the old-fashioned names.

However, everyone has different tastes so if you like them, they are perfectly nice and you should use them.

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