Alice and?

(55 Posts)
beancounting Wed 17-Jul-13 13:27:59

We need to agree on a name for DC2, to go with DD's name which is Alice. Any thoughts on these options please?

Eliza (does it sound too similar to Alice at the beginning?)

Thank you!

othersideofchannel Wed 17-Jul-13 15:09:56

I like

Alice & Matilda
Alice & Sophia

Alice & Lawrence
Alice & Quentin

BeaWheesht Wed 17-Jul-13 15:13:56

Alice and Matilda or Harriet sounds lovely.

Don't like any of the boys options sorry. What about Alice and ....

Edward (my favourite)

Harriet <outs self> smile

siluria Wed 17-Jul-13 16:01:03

I have Isobel and will shortly have Alice smile

Considered Eliza as a middle name for Alice, so I don't think they sound too similar and they're totally different names.

Also Edith is Isobel's middle name! Alice and Edith is very pretty smile

strawberrie Wed 17-Jul-13 16:02:35

I know and Alice and Elodie.

I have an Elizabeth and and Isaac, and fancied Alice had Isaac been a girl. So I think you are definitely on track!

peacypops Wed 17-Jul-13 21:42:49

I have an Alice and Isaac!

parabelle Wed 17-Jul-13 21:43:55

Clara (outs self).

Ikeameatballs Wed 17-Jul-13 21:51:34

Love all of your names but IMO Eliza and Isaac are to similar in sound to Alice.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 17-Jul-13 21:53:27


Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 17-Jul-13 21:53:58


beancounting Wed 17-Jul-13 22:12:48

Thanks all, some helpful comments and also some alternatives I really like, esp Clara, Theodore and Edward. Isobel Edith is really pretty but I have a close friend with an Isabel so had ruled that out... It's so hard balancing all the different factors!

lj123 Wed 17-Jul-13 22:53:14

Alice and Isla
Alice and Toby

MoonHare Wed 17-Jul-13 22:54:09

Eliza - love it but unfortunately I do think it sounds too close to Alice
Emily - nice
Matilda - love this too
Edith - OK
Harriet - love this
Nathaniel - too much of a mouthful
Isaac - not keen
Tobias - love this but again too many s sounds with Alice
Zachary - don't like this
Laurence/Lawrence - love this too there's the s sound thing again but because it has more syllables I think it's fine

Toby, Seth, Reuben, Gregory, Arthur???

Alice and Harriet
Alice and Lawrence would be my choices from your list but ultimately they will be living as separate individuals not a sib-set for the majority of their lives (hopefully!) so maybe similar sounding names don't really matter.

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 17-Jul-13 22:55:51

Harriet and Nathaniel. Lovely names

Happymum22 Wed 17-Jul-13 23:13:51

Alice & Eliza (does it sound too similar to Alice at the beginning?- slightly too similar IMO but could get away with it
Alice & Emily- bit boring personally
Alice & Matilda- love but Matilda is quite common now, wouldn't bother me as I love the name though.
Alice & Edith - don't like Edith, but they do go OK
Alice & Harriet - not keen but they do go

Alice & Nathaniel - not sure they go
Alice & Isaac - go OK, quite like Isaac
Alice & Tobias - I really like this, would he be Toby?
Alice & Zachary - Love this combo
Alice & Laurence/Lawrence - OK

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Jul-13 23:21:58

Alice and Louisa (or Poppy or Daisy, or Imogen)

Edward but then am biased and your two children would sparkle. Hector, Oscar, James.

lovesmileandlaugh Thu 18-Jul-13 05:57:57

My first thought before reading the post was

Alice and Ned

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 18-Jul-13 07:39:20

I like Alice and Edith (though makes me think of the children of the new forest). Also think Alice and Harriet is lovely. Or Matilda in fact! I don't like Emily or Eliza.

For boys, I like Alice and Isaac, even though they're sort of similar sounding. Alice and Zachary goes well, though don't like the name so much. I'm not keen on the other boys choices.

kelda Thu 18-Jul-13 07:41:30

Alice and Theo/Thea

insancerre Thu 18-Jul-13 07:50:13

I have an Alice and a Sam (uel)

PlantGirl Thu 18-Jul-13 08:56:43

I have an Alice and am considering an Eleanor or a Magnus

BeaWheesht Thu 18-Jul-13 08:59:45

With Alice and Eleanor don't you run this risk of Ali and Eli?

Marcheline Thu 18-Jul-13 22:49:28

I love Harriet but not sure if the overall sound is too like Alice? Dint know if that makes sence.

My immediate reaction to your thread title was Polly.

Alice and Polly.

Marcheline Thu 18-Jul-13 22:49:48


Notsoyummymummy1 Fri 19-Jul-13 07:13:55

Alice and Charlotte

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 19-Jul-13 07:40:52

Harriet sounds lovely together and really like the suggestion of Polly too smile
I really like Edith but think Alice and Edith sound quite right sorry.
Nathaniel is my favourite of the boys by far its a lovely underused name IMO and love Nate as nn

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 13:39:59

Alice and ned are lovely.

Alice and Madeline

pygmy Fri 19-Jul-13 14:40:27

Alice and Clara!

Alice and Louis smile

BoyMeetsWorld Fri 19-Jul-13 18:37:52

Alice & Emily
Alice & Isaac

Or how about...

Alice & Annabel
Alice & Amber
Alice & Eleanor
Alice & Amandine
Alice & Ottilie
Alice & Grace

Alice & Edward
Alice & Anthony
Alice & Ivor
Alice & Aaron
Alice & Jacob

Think Alice needs to go with a fairly alliterative name...

googlyeyes Fri 19-Jul-13 18:39:57

I know an Alice and Daisy

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 19-Jul-13 19:55:48

It's all here. All I can say is that I think Alice and Ned sound sort of perfect wink

SprinkleLiberally Fri 19-Jul-13 20:00:44

Alice and Tom or William. Also Theo is nice. Margaret?
Alice and Elizabeth. Alice and Kate. Agree Ned is good. Alice and Mary is excellent. James is not my favourite name but goes nicely I think.

alice93 Fri 19-Jul-13 21:38:37

Alice and Rose.
I'm Alice and my younger sister by 18 months is Rose. smile My other younger sister is Madeleine, but I'm not sure Alice and Madeleine go that well - our names are never together as I am the eldest and she the youngest of the 4 (one brother too!)

alice93 Fri 19-Jul-13 21:40:47

Oh and just realised you'd like boys names too, Alice and Henry (my brother) sounds nice too. Or maybe I am too bias?!

beancounting Fri 19-Jul-13 21:43:18

I hadn't thought of the Children of the New Forest link between Alice and Edith BlueStars, but I did love the book when I was a child... And I like Marriedinwhite's suggestion of Edward (love Ned as a nn - thanks for that suggestion lovesmileandlaugh!) which would also be in keeping! I think DH is increasingly set on Tobias for a boy though...

Thanks everyone for all the food for thought!

GW297 Fri 19-Jul-13 21:44:37


ChimperRimper Fri 19-Jul-13 21:49:30

I have twins - Emma Catherine and Alice Violet. Their sister is Ava. If I had had a boy he would have been Edward (nn Ted).

I have an Alice Verity Violet who would have been Edward (Ted) if she was a boy grin

BikeRunSki Fri 19-Jul-13 22:40:28

Zoe < more outing>

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 19-Jul-13 22:42:38

gwendolinemarylacey good grief - I've almost both.

Mumblyboo Fri 19-Jul-13 22:47:23

I have Ellie, James & Alice.....and finding possibilities for a girls name nigh on impossible......i think we have the boys name sewn up with Teddy/Edward.

My girls longlist is

Iris, Mary, Beatrice, Emma, Katie, Susannah and Genevieve

but this will all change tomorrow when i wake up hating all of the above.....

Lionchair23 Sat 20-Jul-13 11:41:41


2children2cats Sat 20-Jul-13 12:07:58

Alice and Miranda
I also know an Alice and Daisy

Alice and Robert (Bertie)
Alice and Edward (Ted)

From your list I really like Laurence and Isaac for a boy and Edith for a girl.

NowPlayingZone Tue 23-Jul-13 13:55:34

Harriet from your girls names

Love all of the boys list.

miffybun73 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:58:18

Alice and Laurence
Alice and William
Alice and Daniel

Alice and Emily

GW297 Tue 23-Jul-13 16:21:45


arabesque Wed 24-Jul-13 12:49:12

Jane, Lydia, Laura and Eleanor are all nice with Alice.

beancounting Sun 28-Jul-13 21:18:14

So DC2 arrived on Wednesday and turned out to be a girl! unfortunately she is still nameless as DH and I don't have the same favourites.

The ones that we both like are:
Emily (but very popular at the moment)
Daisy (but too girly for a grown up in a serious job?)
Florence (a bit 'now'?)
Lydia (I'm a but put off by people on another thread saying it reminded them of chlamydia!)
Harriet (a bit harsh sounding?)
Cornelia (a bit pretentious?)

As you can probably tell, I don't absolutely love any of them so it's really hard to pick one - very grateful for all the comments so far and any more help would be appreciated!

beancounting Sun 28-Jul-13 21:18:52

I meant Cordelia rather than Cornelia... Newborn sleep deprivation...

grabaspoon Sun 28-Jul-13 21:19:24

I know an Alice with siblings Oliver and Tessa

GW297 Sun 28-Jul-13 21:20:03

Congratulations! I like Emily but think Florence goes best with Alice.

StrawberryMojito Sun 28-Jul-13 21:24:54


Penelope (penny)

takeaway2 Sun 28-Jul-13 21:30:44


StrawberryMojito Sun 28-Jul-13 21:40:37


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