What do you think of these and what else might I like?

(43 Posts)
FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 16:26:42

I had a massive long list, I've managed to shorten it down to these,but now I'd quite like some more to add grin opinions on these are welcome too.

Current DC are Sky and Arlo.

Boys;

Atticus (nn Kit)
Idris
Otis
Pasco
Fenn
Jude
Percival
Rufus
Corin
Elmer

Girls:

Artemis
Merewyn
Odette
Etta
Betsy
Nell
Agatha
Vita
Merryn
Myrtle
Mildred
Hester (hetty)

This is quite a short list for you! wink

Love Atticus/Kit and thought you'd pretty much decided on it?
Like Idris
Like Jude
Please not Elmer - great name for an elephant but not for a boy imho

Hester is my favourite of the girls' names by a long way. I like Betsy and Nell but only as nicknames.

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 16:48:57

grin it is isn't it!

My only problem with Atticus (which I just LOVE) is that it's quite long compared to the other two DD names,I worry it'll look odd next to them IYSWIM.

My problem with Betsy and Nell is the same as yours,but I don't seem to like any of the full name versions...

fussychica Wed 10-Apr-13 17:10:41

Not Elmer (Fudd Looney Tunes character), Percy and Mildred sound old rather than classic. Like the others.

I don't think it matters that Atticus is longer than your other DS's names (which are wonderful names btw!), it still goes with Sky and Arlo. I prefer Atticus to the nn Kit though, but that's just me.

How about Otto?

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 17:24:39

I like Otto,but two O ending names might be a bit much...

thermalsinapril Wed 10-Apr-13 17:31:16

Otis, Jude and Rufus are great, and would go well with the other two.

Artemis is fab but two "Ar..." names could be too much. Also like Nell and Vita.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Wed 10-Apr-13 17:33:42

Kit is an odd nn for Atticus. A bit like saying his name is Jonathan but we call him nick

Fenn is also peculiar

thermalsinapril Wed 10-Apr-13 17:43:28

I thought that too, OneHundred. Wouldn't it be Tic?

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 17:46:33

Nah....it's been agreed it was a fab nn/full name combo on a thread before...so it's fiiiiine wink

Tic would be an awful nn though. Kit much better if less obvious.

Coconutty Wed 10-Apr-13 18:52:17

Cassius is nice, I like Atticus and Hester.

Also like Hattie and Jacinta (nn Inta)

Bowlersarm Wed 10-Apr-13 18:54:23

Love Kit Rufus and Nell

MortifiedAdams Wed 10-Apr-13 18:56:55

What about Pascal for a girl?

Otis and Etta are my favourite from your lists

wiltingfast Wed 10-Apr-13 19:02:24

Boys I like

Atticus
Jude
Fenn

Girls I like

Merryn
Nell

grin

Of those I think Fenn and Merryn would work best with the names you have but I also think that's not v nb and you should pick the name you love best!

thepartysover Wed 10-Apr-13 19:44:09

This list is great! We have very similar naming tastes... < marks place>

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 19:56:09

I like Cassius,but I'm not keen on the meaning...Pascal is lovely,but almost rhymes with our surname,and has the same first letter so it wouldn't work sad

Thanks everyone,this is really helpful thanks

<scribbles notes>

Coconutty Wed 10-Apr-13 20:15:30

I have no idea what my DCs names mean! Never even thought to check, just liked the names.

Great names on here though OP

Coconutty Wed 10-Apr-13 20:15:53

Hector is nice too.

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 20:26:01

I like Hector in theory,but the meaning rules it out for me again.gah!

toffeelolly Wed 10-Apr-13 20:28:15

Love Jude for boy ( my ds is jude) and Betsy for a dd. Two great nameswink

But the word 'hector' isn't the same as the meaning as the name Hector. I love Hector. smile

And Horace.

DustingIsEasy Wed 10-Apr-13 21:05:05

Rufus and Merryn

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Wed 10-Apr-13 21:08:53

My favourites are Otis and Etta too.

Beatrixpotty Wed 10-Apr-13 22:14:07

Rufus,Fenn & Jude are lovely.
And Betsy Odette and Nell.
Please not Mildred!

lottiegarbanzo Wed 10-Apr-13 22:24:38

Not Elmer, Prcival or Mildred, please.

I find Pasco, Betsy and Nell odd (these two fine as nn) but the rest of your boy names are great and girl ones perfectly good, just your taste a little different from mine.

I joked about Myrtle when pg, I like but wouldn't really use it. I like the link to heather moorland (where it grows) and wouldn't use Heather or Erica. Now I joke about having triplets next, called Sybil, Myrtle and Mabel.

FriggFRIGG Wed 10-Apr-13 22:29:24

Mabel will be the 2nd MN if it's a girl grin

I think the those names would be brilliant for triplets!

I love Myrtle,but I'm not sure DP would go for it...

So No to Percival,Elmer and Mildred sad

But none of the others have had particularly bad reactions...Interesting....

WorkWankWail Wed 10-Apr-13 22:32:12

Love Odette. That's from Swan Lake, isn't it? Like corin from your boy's list.

Kerazeee Wed 10-Apr-13 23:52:53

I love Otis and quite like Jude. Atticus is fab but you'd have to beoretty brave! Not keen on your other boys names. Fenn is hideous.

Etta is a fabulous name. Cannot believe it isnt more popular. I like Betsy and Nell too, but would want them to be short for Elizabeth or Helena/Penelope. Mildred and Myrtle are beyond awful.

Some suggestions:

Asher
Dashiell
Orlando
Augustus / Gus
Phineas
Dexter
Hugo / Hugh / Hughie
Maxim
Caspian
Miles

Pearl
Greta
Hazel
Adelaide
Agatha
Gwen
Sadie
Bess or Bessie
Peggy
Blythe
Esther

Gimmeechocolate Thu 11-Apr-13 10:56:50

From your boys list I like Jude. But we share similar taste in girls names, my dd2 is Hetty and we have Nell, Betsy and Mildred on short list for DC3.

SilverBirdie Thu 11-Apr-13 11:39:06

<<waves from Beady>>

Atticus (nn Kit). love, love this and the nn is is brill... Works fine imo
Idris. Not keen, find it kind of hard to get out confused
Otis. Like
Pasco Not keen
Fenn. Like
Jude. Love, love, love
Percival. No
Rufus. Dog, sorry
Corin. I think girl blush
Elmer. Elephant

Girls:

Artemis. Like
Merewyn Much prefer Merryn
Odette really like
Etta like but that's it. A bit meh. Sorry
Betsy I know two canine ones
Nell love
Agatha like but not sure along with Sky and Arlo
Vita really nice
Merryn Like a lot
Myrtle nope
Mildred nope.. Sounds v uncool next to Sky and Arlo
Hester (hetty). Lovely

Love reading your lists grin

Willow36 Thu 11-Apr-13 11:50:58

We have totally different tastes in names but I'm putting my two-pennies worth in anyway grin

Boys;

Atticus (nn Kit) - nice but I'm not sure kit works as a nn
Idris - No
Otis - Like
Pasco - No
Fenn - I have never heard of this name before
Jude - my number one without a doubt.
Percival - No
Rufus - I quite like Rufus
Corin - Too girly
Elmer - Fudd.

Girls:

Artemis - Too "out there" for me
Merewyn - No
Odette - Gorgeous
Etta - Doesn't feel "enough" of a name if that makes sense
Betsy - Too cutesy, doesn't work with your others
Nell - Love
Agatha - No
Vita - No
Merryn - Nice
Myrtle - Awful
Mildred - Hubble
Hester (hetty) - No

Other suggestions would be Matilda, Verity, Darcey, Brooke, Willow, Summer for girls

and Finn, Nathaniel (Nate), Lyndon, Jonas for boys

FriggFRIGG Thu 11-Apr-13 14:53:47

<waves at beady>

Matilda is DD's MN (and would have been her 1st name if it had been entirely up to me.)

Atticus/kit is almost certain now,I really love it. grin
And it's great to hear people think it 'goes' okay with the other two.

Still unsure on the girls names though...all the suggestions so far have either been on the list before and taken off for various reasons,or I'm really not keen on...

I think I might've run out of names to consider hmm

SilverBirdie Fri 12-Apr-13 19:40:30

friggFRIGG you're so good at these lists and suggestions..... Hope over to my thread 'Edith or Sylvie' and give us some help pleeeeease. Feel the need for a couple more as we can't agree flowers

FriggFRIGG Fri 12-Apr-13 20:13:46

I'd love too grin but I can't find it..

SilverBirdie Fri 12-Apr-13 20:19:10

Oh... Comes out top if you put it in search.
I was thinking about Kit/Atticus again today....... Totally doesn't matter that its not an abbreviation nn iykwim. Like Libby isn't to Elizabeth or Daisy/Peggy to Margaret or like the Sid I knew who was actually Richard grin

forgetmenots Fri 12-Apr-13 23:09:11

Meredith for your girls' list? Also love Hero, which might fit?

Think Atticus/Kit has really grown on me and it works with your other two names. Really still not keen on Artemis - like Nell, Betsy, Odette, Merryn.

FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 08:53:05

I love Hero,but it's not quite right...

I LOVE Attifus/Kit and I'm pretty set on it grin

I need more inspiration for girls names I think,but I've looked at/considered so many I'm not sure there are any left...

FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 08:54:24

Err, Atticus,not Attifus,that would be very odd.

MortifiedAdams Sat 13-Apr-13 08:58:21

Katniss
Demelza
Juniper
Romy

FriggFRIGG Sat 13-Apr-13 09:16:30

Juniper and Romy have been on my list before,I like them a lot,I might put them back on.

Demelza is gorgeous but I don't think it sits well with the other DC names...

Frikadellen Sat 13-Apr-13 13:04:36

I adore Otis and dont mind Percival or Elmer
Nell is cute

The rest a not what I would use. Imo Betsy ans Etta are up and coming ( I workewith babies and have seen a few recently) if that matters perhaps rethink

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