picking a name for 4th baby..think i'm losing it! help!

(45 Posts)
crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 01:08:50

am expecting 4th baby soon. already have 3 girls. might be 'outing' myself here but don't think their names are too radically unusual so here goes:

Aurora Elizabeth
Nancy Jane
Pearl Alexandra

DH and I did argue a bit over choosing them but compromised (and i will admit i did get my own way quite a bit). I love the names we picked. they all suit them very well. HOWEVER we can't agree on names for this baby. We have not found out gender. Here are the names I like

Rita - dh says it reminds him of Rita Ora that pop singer. i think it's cute and fun.
Isadora - dh says dora the explorer
Valentina - dh just says ridiculous name
Santana - i will admit this is a new addition possibly due to watching Glee with eldest dd in a hormone fuelled state. i think its v v pretty. dh says we cannot possibly under any circumstances name a baby after Glee.

DH choices are

Iona - which I think i could possibly grow to like
Isis - not keen
Ivy - already know 3 under 4
Sophia - not even kidding very nice name but there are about 5 in school and 4 in nursery

Don't even get me started on boys names. The only one I like REMOTELY is Alexander because it's a family name and would nn. Lexy.

Any ideas would be welcomed. Opinions, compromise etc!

MumOfMissy Mon 04-Feb-13 01:19:47

From your choices, I like Valentina, but what would you call her for short? Val? Tina? Both if those are a little unfashionable at the moment (sorry to any Vals and Tina's out there!) On your other name choices I'm afraid I agree with your DH, especially Santana, would sound like you were a groupie who named her after the band.

Of your DH's choices, I like Iona. Isis is a bit too new agey, Ivy reminds me of Ivy off Corrie and Sophia is lovely, but as you say, very common.

Your other 3 DD's have very different names, you don't seem to have any theme or thread that links them? How did you choose those?

I'm with you in despair of boys names, I felt the same and thankfully had a girl! Re Lexy, I thought that was a girls nickname?

DessieLou Mon 04-Feb-13 01:29:00

Your girls have lovely named! To be honest I don't like any of yours and of your dp's list I like Iona. Here's a random selection of names..
Una
Ariella
Bonnie
Carmen
Camille
Ziva
Harriet
Zuri
Olive
I think Aurora, Nancy, Pearl & Camille sounds great!

Erroll
Fifer (I kinda made this up but I love it!)
Everett
Struan
Emmett
Philip
Fletcher
Flynn
Rupert
Aurora, Nancy, Pearl & Flynn sounds best. Think it needs to be a single syllable for the right flow. Not that that really matters I suppose! :-D

Harrysmummysarah1 Mon 04-Feb-13 07:07:38

Popular names are popular because their nice. Ivy or Sophia. Iona is nice to.
Don't like any from your list sorry sad.

Boys:
If you like Alexander:
Sasha as nn
Thomas
Samuel
Liam
Finn
Hector
Henry
Vincent
Ryan
Zachary
Elijah

Artigene Mon 04-Feb-13 08:33:21

I love Isadora. We were going to have that or Dorothea or Theodora. Nicknames would have been Dora, Dotty or in the case of Theodora, Teddy or Thea.

In fact we are having a boy and considering Alexander with the either of the traditional diminutives Sacha or Sandy.

ClaraBean Mon 04-Feb-13 09:29:21

I have a Pearl, who could have been a Nancy - I love your names!
I love Rita from your list, and it has been on my list for years, but Rita Ora has put me off totally.
I think Isadora is too close to Aurora. Valentina is perfect - I love it.
Other names on my list are Mildred, Sally, Augusta, Jean, Prudence, Myrtle, Beryl, Thomasina, Valerie, Angela - some of those would fit beautifully - I especially like Prudence, Jean and Augusta in your sibset.

saffronwblue Mon 04-Feb-13 09:33:49

You already have lovely names for your DDs. Don't have Isadora with Aurora, too matchy matchy.
How about Mabel? Edith?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 04-Feb-13 10:41:22

Did DH get any say in the first 3 DDs' names? he sounds very discouraging about your choices of which I have to say I like Valentina best, very refreshing to see something so different! What's not to like!

Of his suggestions I probably like Iona best followed by Iris. Oh sorry misread, no not Isis.

So:
Valentina
Iona

Other posters' ideas:
Camille (beautiful!)
Theodora (Teddy, too cute!)

My suggestions:
Iris
Tabitha
Serena
Oh and wild card, Pandora

pixi2 Mon 04-Feb-13 10:43:39

Iona valentina ?

I am biased, Iona is on my girls list of names.

pixi2 Mon 04-Feb-13 10:44:47

Ps, totally agree with your dh re: the glee name.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 04-Feb-13 10:46:03

For boys, Alexander or Keir.

Agree Ryan would sound good.

Several mentions of Casper on MN lately, also Milo which I think would fit nicely with his sisters' names.

lifesobeautiful Mon 04-Feb-13 11:10:33

It's so hard finding names you both agree on... I love Isadora!

So, for boys names that go with your names I'd suggest:
Rollo
Orlando
Raphael
Otis
Milo (as Donkeys suggests) is also lovely

For girl's:
Anastasia
Allegra
Luna
Jemima

Good luck!

Geranium3 Mon 04-Feb-13 19:09:29

your 3dd's have beautiful names OP, so refreshing to see such individual names , i hate rhyming names and "samey" names for siblings.
how about
lorna
lamorna
saffron
tallulah
lola
sadie
tamsin
marigold
cicely
yes i think camille would be lovely
coral/coralie
dorothy/dorothea
not so good on boy's names but how about
rowan
teddy
robert
fergus/feargal
oscar
dylan
good luck!

MoonHare Mon 04-Feb-13 19:35:54

I like your DDs names. Not as keen on your ideas for no. 4 though.

Rita - doesn't say cute and fun to me. Anita instead?
Isadora - I agree with 'dora the explorer'
Valentina - I like this one the best
Santana - this just makes me think of Carlos Santana but I have never seen Glee.
Iona - I do like this but there's the whole 'I own a......' fill in the blank, thing though.
Isis - I agree with you and am not keen
Ivy - I actually LOVE this but it's obviously very common where you live and I can see why that would put you off.
Sophia - I don't think this is in the same league as your DDs names.

Others have made some lovely suggestions; Camille and Tabitha are especially nice. How about Ursula, Verity, Ramona?

I like Alexander as a boys name.

Best wishes.

amck5700 Mon 04-Feb-13 20:32:51

Celeste
Clara
Vivienne
Betty
Constance

Miles
Guy
Theo
Peter
Crispin

Pondering123 Mon 04-Feb-13 20:40:30

Gorgeous names! Similar to my DC's. I do like Isis, but what about

Sanchia
Sabra
Isla
Izella (Cornish)
Sabine
Serafina (my Brazilian Grandmother's name)
Esme

crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 20:42:20

thank you everyone. you all have lovely taste in names esp you clara bean ;) actually my dd's names are all personal faves mixed with familiy names influence from both sides so dh did get a say if you know what i mean.

I did actually think of Anita but it is my mum's name and she dislikes it for some reason, i'm on slightly spanish sounding kick for DC4? God knows why? ? I love Ramona, Carmen and also I like Luisa. DH likes Ramona and Luisa too. Am also considering Mara & Vida. eg Vida Rose, Mara Rose possibly.

DessieLou - love Emmett

crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 20:47:02

Pondering - ooh do you have any more Brazilian names?
I also like Ana - simple but pronounced like Ahhh-na. But DH says he will have a lifetime of people saying it wrong and it sounds pretentious hmm

tigger32 Mon 04-Feb-13 20:47:51

I love your girl's names, so pretty.
From your list for no 4 I like Rita, not keen on Iona as I know quite a few.
What about Merryn or Edie

Coconutty Mon 04-Feb-13 20:54:28

Jacinta, Mariella, Cara, Sadie, Lola

Edwardo, Luca, Manuel

Pondering123 Mon 04-Feb-13 20:56:49

Sure, here are a few from my cousins facebook friends!

Adriana
Audrey
Claudia
Eliana
Rosangela
Angelina
Aline
Silvana
Bianca
Janaina
Rosa
Erina
Marcia
Shaira
Tatiana
Karina
Lucienne
Juliana
Simone
Cintia
Fabiana
Lilian
Gabriela
Larissa
Marisa
Talita
Rochelle
Miriam
Vanessa
Renata
Luciana
Flaviana
Katia

smile

crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 20:57:46

Edie. Very cute. It's the old fashioned feel without losing it's cuteness. I could imagine a cheeky one called Edie.
Coconutty - Luca is such a lovely name. Unfortunately every bloody person and their mother has called their kid Luca round here. Girls and boys. It's the new Oliver methinks. Such a cool name though.

crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 20:59:37

Thanks pondering! Eliana is a lovely one. I like -ana names.

Dds want a new kitten after new baby, maybe it will get the Glee name grin

Pondering123 Mon 04-Feb-13 21:02:58

And a few more .... smile

Lara
Raphaella
Soraia
Fernanda
Cinthia
Reina
Simone
Elissa
Giovanna

Pondering123 Mon 04-Feb-13 21:10:43

DD has a friend called Adriana, very classic and has the Latin feel

Lollybrolly Mon 04-Feb-13 22:19:24

I love your daughters names so far.

Rita is the fave from your shortlist for your new baby should she be a girl.

Alexander is one of my fave boys names but I always have knownLexy's/Lexies to be girls shortening Alexandra/Alexandria.

My suggestions for girls names

Ottilie
Mia
Ruby - not sure if it goes too well with Pearl.
Selina
Frances
Portia
Clementine (Clemmie)
Minnie
Gloria
Clarissa
Flora
Violet
Lydia
Florence (Florrie)
I love Evangeline but suspect its a bit too way out there for some.

Boys.

Will
Percy (Percival if you want long "proper" name)
Herb
Harvey
Leo
Sidney

ChestyNut Mon 04-Feb-13 22:24:02

Edie is lovely.

I also liked isadora but reminds me of wizadora too much ( used to be a kids TV show) grin

baskingseals Tue 05-Feb-13 08:09:22

what lovely names your daughters have.

here are a few more suggestions

Rosanna

Lois

Stella

Tatiana

Saskia

also like Astrid, but that is definitely not Brazillian!

Bess or Betsy

Fabienne

for boys what about

Xavier

Otto

Arlo

Fabian

also really like the suggestion of Otis.

Eli

Joel

please update if you can

baskingseals Tue 05-Feb-13 08:20:19

i think i've cracked it - just thought of Gloria - fabulous name - what do you think?

MortifiedAdams Tue 05-Feb-13 08:22:07

I love Rita from your list. Also love Sylvie and Lilian if they are any good to you.

Boys: Monty, Griffin, Theodore

nurseneedshelp Tue 05-Feb-13 08:26:08

I love your names!
Not keen on the new ones you've looked at, I like izabella, ,lara or Martha!

Mosman Tue 05-Feb-13 10:55:43

With your girls names I thought of Gloria straight away.

forevergreek Tue 05-Feb-13 13:07:16

Boys

Axel
Adrian
Tobias
Florian
Gray
Indris
Otis
Bennet

Chica31 Tue 05-Feb-13 13:20:37

Girls names
Rocio
Estrella
Cristina
Marta
Candela
Patricia
Carla
Paula
Lola
Angles
Sofia
Marina

I struggled with boys names too
Nicolas with the nn Nico
was our favourite in the end, we had two girls though.

Yay4may Tue 05-Feb-13 15:31:01

Love Mara, Valentina and Keir
My DD is friends with a Valentina, it's never shortened even by the parents
Good luck!

MildDrPepperAddiction Tue 05-Feb-13 15:46:47

Iona. Lovely name. Not fussed on the rest.

Gwennan Tue 05-Feb-13 16:08:44

Mara is the name Naomi takes in the Old Testament - it means 'bitter'. I think that meaning would put me off a little bit.

Aurora, Nancy & Pearl are very pretty names.

I would suggest considering the following (bearing in mind what you said about liking Spanish-sounding names):
Adelaide
Alessia
Alethea
Antonia
Belen
Camilla
Carolina
Clementina
Eden
Eulalia
Florence
Francesca
Gaia
Honor
Iris
Isla
Jemima
Lois
Lucia
Luna
Mariana
Mireia (meer-AY-ah)
Ophelia/Ofelia
Penelope
Selena
Seraphina
Serena
Stella
Natalia
Victoria
Xanthe

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 06-Feb-13 00:46:06

Sarita
Marita

Cwtchbach Wed 06-Feb-13 10:16:54

This is random but I recently found a home video of myself and my little sister in the bath aged 5 and 3 and we are playing with our My Little Ponies, I tell her that my name is Isadora and she says that her name is Aurora smile FWIW I think that Dora would be a really cute little nickname.

Cwtchbach Wed 06-Feb-13 10:18:20

I like Iola which is a Welsh name pronounced Yola as in Iolanda (not sure whether that is Spanish or not)

I love ramona!

JaneLane Wed 06-Feb-13 12:49:44

My 3 DSs (7, 5 and 3) want this baby to be named Luis-Suarez if it's a boy (think my dH has been coercing them!) or Merida if it's a girl - probably because we've just bought brave on DVD.

Surprisingly I won't be going for the full name of a footballer as a hyphenated first name!

mummybare Wed 06-Feb-13 15:37:12

I like Rita, Isadora, Iona and Isis from your lists.

How about:

Iris
Ramona
Aurelie?

Or for boys:

Leon
Cassius
Milo
Felix?

Congratulations on number 4!

FlorenceMattell Wed 06-Feb-13 15:42:42

Shouldn't be on this thread, work to do ..
But love your daughter's names.
My advice ,wait until,he or she is born and they will tell you. They will send you the name telepathically, because babies are very clever, never under estimate a baby smile
You have 42 days plenty of time
Baby is fine in the meantime.

mummybare Wed 06-Feb-13 15:43:57

Ah, x posted with pretty much everyone there - forgot to press post earlier! - but glad I was on the right track with Ramona! smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now