Can you help me narrow this list down?

(57 Posts)
FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 19:57:49

or add to it

I'm not even pregnant yet and these are my lists for DC3... (In no particular order,sorry for any over laps)

Girls;

Luna
Ofelia
Azalea
Bonnie
Ezma
Scout
Beatrice
Ariella
Margo
Nancy
Elsie
Sylvie
Ottilie
Ottoline
Coralie
Sadie
Mabel
Farrah
Myrtle
Mildred
Fern
Clara
Clementine
Lavinia
Phyllis
Beulah
Emmeline
Vita
Betsy
Nell
Mara
Eliza
Hera
Etta
Sukie
Odette
Nancy
Tabitha
Phaedra -NN phay/phee
Juniper
Mabel
Merryn
Esma
Elvira
Agatha
Norah
Tanith
Doris
Nancy
Esther
Audrey
Enid
Agnes
Mildred
Thora
Maud
Ariadne
Artemis
Romilly
Hebe
Philippa (MN)
Mable
Beatrice (MN)
Elsa/Elsie
Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse)
Mavie
Fionnuala
Delphi
Audra
Aldith
Meriel
Blythe
Alfreida
Yula
Merewyn (MEH-reh-win)
Fritha
Celeste
Aelfwyn
Clytie/Klytie (nymph in love with sun god,means lovely one)
Idonea
Osanna
Elfreida
Affery
Alma

And Boys;

Ingram
Rupert
Artie
Jago
Oisin
Pip
Rudi
Bertie
Io
Albie
Broc
Farlan/farlane
Errol
Innes
Iver
Torrin
Fie
Ivo
Idriss
Loki
Humphrey
Lowen
Roan
Rufus
Ernest
Asa
Jude
Esau (pron EE-sah).
Auden
Artemis
Quentin
Wilbur
Beauregard
Buckley
Barnaby
Phineas
Norvin/Norvyn (NN Noor)
Aubrey
Emery
Imre
Florian
Fabian
Balthasar
Artan (little bear)
Ulric
Alban
Aetheric
Gaheris
Oswin
Alden
Darwin
Kip
Quinton
Bartholomew
Bertram
Elwin
Yule
Cato
Hart/Harte
Taliesin
Odin
Sorren
Òski

I love them all for different reasons and I can't seem to narrow them down at all blush ...nor have I found one I adore above all others...

CognitiveOverload Sun 03-Mar-13 20:06:42

Wow, that's quite a list. Idris and roan are lovely for boys. Etta and osanna for girls.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:13:09

I know blush

That's quite a list.

Artichook Sun 03-Mar-13 20:18:18

What are the names if your first two DCs?

Bonnie for a girl, definitely. (I may be slightly biased - this may, or may not, be the name of my DD hmm).
And Jude for a boy.

PeppaFuckingPig hath spake. You may abandon this thread now.

StrawberryMojito Sun 03-Mar-13 20:30:16

Sylvie or Artie (though I've got to admit I struggled to find any I liked on your boys list).

cookielove Sun 03-Mar-13 20:32:04

Your list is so long, i cannot even read them!!

So i copied and pasted instead grin

Girls;

Luna - ok, but can be teased into looney??
Ofelia - Love the song, prefer the spelling Ophelia
Azalea - Is that the dingo baby??
Bonnie - Don't like it
Ezma - Don't like it, reminds me of excema
Scout - Nope
Beatrice - Very Popular
Ariella - No
Margo - No
Nancy - No
Elsie - No
Sylvie - God no
Ottilie - Hmmmm
Ottoline - No
Coralie - No
Sadie - reminds me of a dog name
Mabel - same as Sadie
Farrah - as in faucett, no
Myrtle - HP fan? and no
Mildred - Erm no
Fern - Really no
Clara - Classic but still no
Clementine - Nn clemmy ick no
Lavinia - erm no no no
Phyllis - Nopey no
Beulah - is this even a name
Emmeline - Hmmm pretty
Vita - Nope
Betsy - Cute
Nell - Cute
Mara - Nope
Eliza - Cute
Hera - No
Etta - Cute
Sukie - Cute
Odette -Cute
Nancy - repeated
Tabitha - Cute
Phaedra -NN phay/phee - No
Juniper - Nope
Mabel _ repeated
Merryn - Love
Esma - Spelt with a Z further up
Elvira - god no
Agatha - ahhh reminds me of my best friend
Norah - nopw
Tanith - say what?
Doris - as in day, no way
Nancy - repeated x2
Esther - nope
Audrey - love
Enid - no
Agnes - no
Mildred - repeated
Thora - nope
Maud - why, and no
Ariadne - no
Artemis - there is a greek god theme, and no
Romilly - cute
Hebe - theme again and cute
Philippa (MN) - nope, although i like pip
Mable - repeated earlier with different spelling
Beatrice (MN) - repeated
Elsa/Elsie - repeated
Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse) - no
Mavie - no
Fionnuala - no
Delphi -no
Audra- no
Aldith - no
Meriel - no
Blythe - love
Alfreida - no
Yula - no
Merewyn (MEH-reh-win) - like
Fritha - god no
Celeste - no
Aelfwyn - nopw
Clytie/Klytie (nymph in love with sun god,means lovely one) - no no no
Idonea - no
Osanna - no
Elfreida - nope
Affery - hmmmm nice
Alma - nope

And Boys;

Ingram - like
Rupert - love
Artie - glee and no
Jago - no
Oisin - no
Pip - love
Rudi - love
Bertie - cute but no
Io - say what?
Albie - no
Broc - ha ha no
Farlan/farlane - no no
Errol - god no
Innes - ok
Iver - no
Torrin - nope
Fie - nope
Ivo - nope
Idriss - nope ( last name)
Loki - Themed and no
Humphrey - tis and elephant, no
Lowen - no
Roan - no
Rufus - no
Ernest - ha no
Asa - love it
Jude - nope
Esau (pron EE-sah). - hmmmm nice
Auden - love
Artemis - this was in your girls
Quentin - god no
Wilbur - the pig and no
Beauregard - god no
Buckley - nope
Barnaby - nope
Phineas - no
Norvin/Norvyn (NN Noor) - no no
Aubrey - i think its a girls name and as a girls name its lovely
Emery - love
Imre - nice
Florian - no
Fabian - even more no
Balthasar - nooooo
Artan (little bear) - nooooo
Ulric - god no
Alban - different
Aetheric - no
Gaheris - no
Oswin - no
Alden - no
Darwin - no
Kip - no
Quinton - horrible and no
Bartholomew - not no no
Bertram - no no no
Elwin - no
Yule - as in log, no
Cato - nope
Hart/Harte - noooooo
Taliesin - nooooo
Odin - no
Sorren - no
Òski - ok

Wow that took forever smile

any of that help?

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:35:14

We obviously have very different taste then strawberry because I really like them grin

Our other DC's names are Skye (DP's choice,I wanted Matilda which is her MN) and Arlo.

<outs self>

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sun 03-Mar-13 20:38:41

Blythe and Idris

Btw Io and Artemis are girls names.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:40:50

cookie thankyou,I appreciate the time that took! thanks

I have also crossed a couple off,it's hard to see what's mental sometimes....I can't even blame sodding hormones grin

Artichook Sun 03-Mar-13 20:46:32

OK. With your other DCs names I think you need something shortish and unusual but not totally "out there". I'd avoid the very old fashioned names as they are v different from your other DCs.

I like these (given the above):
Bonnie
Hebe
Ottillee
Nell

And for boys:
Pip (if you have a long name for the birth cert, otherwise this could be a burden for an adult)
Jude
(I love Ivo but its way too close to Arlo)

Mudwiggle Sun 03-Mar-13 20:48:42

If you have a DD, promise me you'll call her Scout. DH and I love this name so much, but had two DS's.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:50:16

What long name could I use for pip?

cookielove Sun 03-Mar-13 20:50:57

Frigg it was like going through a baby name book grin

But kinda fun, dh and i are trying for our first and it gave me a few fresh ideas to throw at him, although i am sure he will say no to all of them annoying bastard

MortifiedAdams Sun 03-Mar-13 20:52:03

Phillippa.
Pippa.

Please please spell it Ophelia; not Ofelia.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:52:16

I love scout it's blumming awesome.
im not sure id like doubling up the girls initials though...

MortifiedAdams Sun 03-Mar-13 20:52:51

Oops just realised Pip - you wanted boys names. So Phillip or Pippin.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:53:05

Ofelia is an actual spelling...I haven't made it up!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 20:54:04

Ooh,I like pippin...not sure about a grown up pippin though....I don't like Philip at all.

SilverBirdie Sun 03-Mar-13 20:55:49

Hello frigg old Sept beadit here grin
Love Jude and Roan and Sylvie is fab too.
Also like Ariella and Aniella and Pip is pretty ace!
We've got no.2 on the way grin

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 03-Mar-13 20:57:57

Can I suggest you blindly stick a pin in the list and if your reaction to the name is disappointment, then discard.

Keep going until you feel 'yay!'

SilverBirdie Sun 03-Mar-13 20:59:24

Oh and we fancied Rowan for a boy which I always thought could get 'Pip' given the tree/nature link

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 21:02:15

beadit!!!! <waves madly> grin

Yay! For DC2!

And I love the suggestion of Pip for Rowan,you are clever grin

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 21:04:32

shipwrecked that's rather a good idea...
it's kind of what I'm doing here...I'm crossing them off the list/keeping them on,based on my reactions to other people's opinions...

MortifiedAdams Sun 03-Mar-13 21:04:55

Tbf I know a fully grown adult Pip whos real name is Kevin. Lord only knows why he gets Pip but its to the frequency that most people dont realise its.not his actual.name and noone can remember when it first started.

SilverBirdie Sun 03-Mar-13 21:05:52

<<WAVING>> I do think Rowan and Pip is fab and could be pink or blue which is even more of a bonus grin
Got our hearts on a really old name for this little bundle of pink grin

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 21:06:18

<snort>

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 21:06:49

Oooh....tell!

SilverBirdie Sun 03-Mar-13 21:12:22

Sorry...... smile top secret

kasbah72 Sun 03-Mar-13 21:19:13

I like...

Ariella
Nancy
Elsie
Sadie
Clara
Nell
Mara
Eliza
Etta
Nancy
Romilly

And Boys;

Jago
Jude
Kip

rachel234 Sun 03-Mar-13 21:22:17

I love

Luna, Clementine and Coralie

and

Quentin, Rufus and Fabian

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 21:35:50

Well then birdie I look forward to the birth announcement grin

shoobidoo Sun 03-Mar-13 21:56:37

Elsie, Clara, Quentin and Jude are my favourites.

Lovecat Sun 03-Mar-13 21:56:42

Ezma? EZMA??

You do realise that this is Ezma, don't you?

(OK, it's spelled slightly differently but it's pronounced the same!)

Sorry, I got no further than that...

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 22:28:26

Ur...that's a pretty horrid picture of what I assume is a cartoon character with a similar name...

It certainly not the only connotation though,and if I have no idea who it is,nor will a lot of people...

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 03-Mar-13 22:34:26

Artichook
I like your reasoning...

Lovecat Sun 03-Mar-13 23:48:48

You don't have the Disney Channel then, Frigg? Yzma is a major character in the film The Emperor's New Groove (and the spin-off daily series Emperor's New School). That was a flattering picture of her.

Seriously. Don't call your child Ezma. smile

BonnieWeeJeannieMcCall Mon 04-Mar-13 00:09:24

Luna and Myrtle are both Harry Potter characters with unfortunate nicknames "Looney" and "Moaning Myrtle" So I'd avoid those. And "Yula" and "Affery" don't sound like real names.
My favourites are Blythe and Clara.

Please don't call a boy Florian, Yule or Beauregard. And Rudi is too close to Rude.
Bertie, Jude and Rufus are fine.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Mon 04-Mar-13 09:08:04

Ezra isnt in my top ten anyhow...

Yula and Affery are real names,they all are.

Florian,Beauregard and Rudi however are quite near the top of the pile...I like them.

And I love Myrtle.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Mon 04-Mar-13 09:55:36

Revised list grin
(Bolded are current favorites....)

Girls;

Ophelia
Bonnie
Scout
Beatrice
Margot
Elsie
Sylvie
Ottilie
Ottoline
Coralie
Sadie
Mabel
Myrtle
Mildred
Clara
Clementine
Phylis
Emmeline
Vita
Betsy
Nell
Mara
Eliza
Hera
Etta
Sukie
Odette
Tabitha
Phaedra -NN phay/phee
Juniper
Merryn
Agatha
Norah
Agnes
Mildred
Maud
Artemis
Romilly
Hebe
Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse)
Mavie
Delphi
Blythe
Alfreida
Merewyn (MEH-reh-win)
Aelfwyn
Osanna
Affery
Alma

And Boys;

Ingram
Rupert
Oisin
Pip
Rudi
Bertie
Albie
Errol
Innes
Fie
Idriss
Loki
Roan
Rufus
Ernest
Asa
Jude
Esau (pron EE-sah)
Auden
Artemis
Wilbur
Beauregard
Barnaby
Phineas
Emery
Imre
Florian
Fabian
Artan (little bear)
Alban
Alden
Kip
Bertram
Elwin
Taliesin
Sorren
Oski

ILikeRed Mon 04-Mar-13 10:39:16

LOL at Cookielove!
Is this for real?

mayanna123 Mon 04-Mar-13 12:15:20

My favourites on your list are

Ariella, Vita, Coralie, Hera and Eliza - beautiful, feminine and underused!

Alden, Quentin, Ivo, Soren (one o) and Artan - strong, classic and underused!

I really dislike Rudi/Rudolpf due to the rude sound. Florian is very popular in Germany btw.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Mon 04-Mar-13 20:22:07

Thanks mayanna

And yes, ILike this is for real ...

Artichook Mon 04-Mar-13 20:31:34

I've been liking Esau all day so just mentioned it to DH (we are searching for a name for a boy due in 10 weeks). He immediatly killed my love by saying it means "exceptionally hairy" and sounds like "eye sore". Oh well, back to the drawing board.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Mon 04-Mar-13 20:40:10

<snort>

Men,eh! grin

Mudwiggle Sat 09-Mar-13 14:41:55

If you are not even going to put Scout in bold after two recommendations from this thread, then I'm off! [Flounces away dramatically] grin

(I like Jude for a boy too).

Surely you can narrow it down to ten each?

Girls;

Luna - ok
Ofelia - horrid: Ophelia is ok
Azalea - don't like
Bonnie - only as a middle or nn
Ezma - horrible
Scout - No
Beatrice -fine
Ariella - mouthful
Margo - awful
Nancy - ok
Elsie - no
Sylvie - like it
Ottilie - no
Ottoline - No
Coralie - No
Sadie - no
Mabel - ok
Farrah - aawful
Myrtle - no
Mildred - dreadful
Fern - ok as middle name
Clara - lovely
Clementine no
Lavinia - hideous
Phyllis - Christ no
Beulah - ugh
Emmeline - yes
Vita - No
Betsy - only as nn
Nell - ditto
Mara - No
Eliza - only as nn
Hera - poncey
Etta - no
Sukie - no
Odette no
Tabitha - cat
Phaedra -horrid
Juniper - No
Merryn - ok
Esma - no
Elvira - sounds like a sanitary product
Agatha - ok
Norah - no
Tanith - no
Doris - awful
Esther - yes but prefer Hester
Audrey - yes
Enid - no
Agnes - no
Thora - nope
Maud - ok / prefer Maeve
Ariadne - yes
Artemis - no
Romilly - hate this
Hebe - poncey again
Philippa ok
Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse) - no
Mavie - no but see above re Maeve
Fionnuala - no
Delphi -ok
Audra- no
Aldith - no
Meriel - no
Blythe - no
Alfreida - horrid
Yula - really horrible
Merewyn (MEH-reh-win) - ok
Fritha - ugh
Celeste - no
Aelfwyn - no
Clytie/Klytie (nymph in love with sun god,means lovely one) - no - sounds like a pudding
Idonea - no
Osanna - no
Elfreida - no
Affery -awful
Alma - nope

Sorry - I think this is not a v nice list overall - we clearly have v different taste.

And Boys;

Ingram - no
Rupert - love
Artie - no
Jago - no
Oisin - no
Pip - love as nn
Rudi - no
Bertie - no
Io - Hi Ho Hi HO God NO No NO
Albie - no
Broc - no
Farlan/farlane - no
Errol - no
Innes - ok
Iver - no and it's Ivor anyway, no?
Torrin - nope
Fie - Fi fie fo fum - god no
Ivo - nope
Idriss - I know a Muslim one
Loki -ugh
Humphrey - no
Lowen - no
Roan - no but love Rowan
Rufus - no
Ernest - like it but Ernie is bad
Asa - no
Jude - yes
Esau (pron EE-sah). -awful - I saw Esau
Auden - surname
Artemis - dreadful
Quentin - no
Wilbur - awful
Beauregard - ridiculous
Buckley - hideous
Barnaby - lovely
Phineas - vile
Norvin/Norvyn (NN Noor) - no no
Aubrey - Big nose man
Emery - no
Imre - no
Florian - no
Fabian -love
Balthasar - ridiculous
Artan (little bear) - no
Ulric - no
Alban - God no - he died horribly
Aetheric - no
Gaheris - no
Oswin - no
Alden - no
Darwin - splutter: just awful
Kip - God no
Quinton -ugh no
Bartholomew - love
Bertram - surname but I do like it: it is my fantasy dog's name
Elwin - no
Yule - stupid
Cato - nope
Hart/Harte - noooooo
Taliesin - nooooo
Odin - no
Sorren - no
Òski - no

Oh dear. You need to get rid of lots of these and step away from your hormones a bit. Sorry but some of them really are bonkers.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 09-Mar-13 18:44:02

Remus I'm not pregnant,so no hormones to blame.
Some,I agree are a little bonkers,but most I really do like,we obviously have very different taste.

Mudwiggle grin

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 09-Mar-13 18:55:06

This is my best effort at narrowing down,I've taken out names I feel are too similar to my other DC's too...

Bonnie
Beatrice
Margot
Elsie
Sylvie
Ottilie
Mabel
Myrtle
Clara
Clementine
Vita
Betsy
Nell
Etta
Sukie
Odette
Tabitha
Juniper
Merryn
Agatha
Norah
Agnes
Mildred
Maud
Mildri (means 'mild and lovely' in old Norse)
Delphi
Blythe
Merewyn (MEH-reh-win)

And Boys;

Ingram
Rupert
Oisin
Pip
Errol
Innes
Idriss
Loki
Rufus
Ernest
Jude
Wilbur
Barnaby
Emery
Kip
Taliesin
Sorren
Oski

nectarini1983 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:25:05

Id get the baby growing first... ...

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 09-Mar-13 20:29:25

grin

Nah....I'm obsessed with names,and lists,this is The Most Fun Thing In The World! why on earth would I limit my enjoyment to 9 months?

Rupert
Barnaby
Pip as a nn

Agatha
Sylvie
Clara

V sweet.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 09-Mar-13 21:56:51

I'm loving Barnaby at the moment...and DP likes it too! shock

I really like Merewen for a girl,I like the nn possiblitys of Winnie or merry.

Whaddaya fink?

Oh and I'm considering using family names as mn's-can you think of any variations/what do you think?

Nicholas
Sue (could I get away with using Sukie?)
Philllipa/pip/pippa
Reginald/regi
Beatrice
Mabel
Teddy (could use this as a nn for Barnaby perhaps...I can see Barnaby graduating to Barnaby bear-teddy,in our house at least wink )

bouncysmiley Sat 09-Mar-13 22:11:21

Bonnie/ Idris

MissMummy1 Sat 09-Mar-13 22:19:29

We are SO similar! DD is a Matilda. Arlo was top of our boy's name list grin .

I love love LOVE Luna. DP said no but it's Matilda's MN. Latin for moon - we are both sailors smile .

I like Artie as a nn for Artimus. Aulay (ulster scot's version of Ollie) was our other boy's name.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sun 10-Mar-13 16:45:53

I've discounted Artie as I think it's a bit too similar to Arlo...though i love it.
I've axed my list quite considerably after realising a lot of my favourite names are way to close the my other DC names sad

Barnaby Nicholas Regi sir-name (with teddy as a nn perhaps) works well I think?
I can't seem to get any of the family names to 'sit' right with Merewen though...

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