Ambrose, Aubrey or Innes?

(33 Posts)
niffernaffer Sun 21-Jul-13 19:45:38

Narrowed it down to these three, to go with DS1 who is Clem(ent). Your views much appreciated please.

MalcolmTuckerSwearsBy Sun 21-Jul-13 19:48:27

Innes is the nicest to my ears, but Ambrose goes well with Clement.

As does Anselm.

PoppadomPreach Sun 21-Jul-13 19:49:15


VelvetStrider Sun 21-Jul-13 19:54:42

I like Innes, although to my mind it is a German girls name. Aubrey is too similar to Audrey, who I picture as a prim, ruddy faced middle aged farmer's wife, collecting eggs in a basket. Ambrose is a slightly buffoonish curly-haired perpetual student from an upper middle class family.

inmyheadimthequeen Sun 21-Jul-13 20:06:01

Innes is my DS's name, so I love it. However we did, when he was young (and still with people who don't know him) get Dennis, Ennis, Guinness grin and multiple other variations. DS likes it now (he's 12 and likes it being distinctive) but when he was little, he did used to ask why he didn't have a 'normal' name. And sometimes got a bit fed up that he could never, ever get personalised stuff from the shops when out on trips etc (hardly a problem but felt like it to a little guy whose sister had what we thought was also a fairly unique name that within a year turned into the most popular name in town and could always get pencils, water cups and no end of other crap). So Innes for me out of those 3 choices, even though a little bit of me doesn't want any other Innes so that mine is special blush

PoppadomPreach Sun 21-Jul-13 20:06:02

Velvet - you are right - InnEs is generally a girls' name. Boys are usually InnIs I think.

aoife24 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:08:08

Innes, that's how it's spelt for boy's in Scotland, not very common I think and great choice

lj123 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:14:18

I like Aubrey! That doubts cute smile

lj123 Sun 21-Jul-13 20:14:39

Sounds not doubts, predictive text has taken over!

inmyheadimthequeen Sun 21-Jul-13 20:15:35

That's right aoife (I'm Scottish). I'm no expert but our checks before we chose it had InnEs as the Scottish version and InnIs as the Irish, in both cases for boys. And the same spelling with one N for girls (Ines and Inis). Ines is also used in France for girls. It means (subject to interpretation) 'unique'. Aoife is lovely btw.

VinegarDrinker Sun 21-Jul-13 20:15:58

I know both male and female Aubreys and Innes.

fluffyraggies Sun 21-Jul-13 20:16:42

All nice.

Ambrose is sweet.

Innes is less eye-brow raising smile


FoxyRevenger Sun 21-Jul-13 20:19:14

I have an Innes and love it; unusual but not weird ��

niffernaffer Sun 21-Jul-13 21:50:17

Thanks all I am thinking I might use Innes as well as Ambrose, just not sure which should be the middle name.

scottishmummy Sun 21-Jul-13 22:06:59

Innes,really nice name

iclaudius Sun 21-Jul-13 22:37:02

Ds middle name Ambrose so I vote that!! Lovely meaning too

scottishmummy Sun 21-Jul-13 22:38:21

I like ambrose too

HystericalParoxysm Sun 21-Jul-13 22:38:32

Ambrose smile

MorphandChas Sun 21-Jul-13 22:40:23

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scottishmummy Sun 21-Jul-13 22:55:24

It is a fab scottish name

squoosh Sun 21-Jul-13 23:06:15

Innes is nice enough.

Ambrose or Aubrey would be crimes against innocent babies (slight exaggeration but only slight).

lj123 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:36:45

I thought aoife was Irish...

Wbdn28 Sun 21-Jul-13 23:39:09


Teamjavert Mon 22-Jul-13 10:27:41

Definitely Ambrose. It's a wonderful,little used name.

I'm SCottish but don't like Innes at all.

All lovely,I'd choose Aubrey.
(Clement is a gorgeous name and top of my boys list smile

Clement and Aubrey,lovely.

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 22-Jul-13 19:51:18

I'd definitely go for Ambrose.

Still18atheart Mon 22-Jul-13 20:00:24

Sorry not keen on any of them but when push comes to shove I'd choose Aubrey.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:54:47

Love Ambrose and Aubrey! Deserve to be more widely used.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:55:33

P.S. Clement and Ambrose has a nice ring to it.

niffernaffer Tue 23-Jul-13 20:05:06

I think Ambrose is winning me over! I too think Clem and Ambrose sounds good. And my husband is a farmer so I can handle the oo-arrr / ruddy cheeked associations as they will probably come true!!

One thing - can Ambrose be shortened? What on earth would his nn be?

niffernaffer Wed 24-Jul-13 20:04:02

Seriously, what nn could Ambrose have? Really don't like Amby, but its inevitable that people in our family will try to shorten it so would like to be prepared. Please help!

badchat Wed 24-Jul-13 20:04:31

Love Ambrose. NN - if you like any J names you could give that as middle name and nn AJ? although given your chosen names this is probably not your style. I would probably accidentally end up calling him Ambo if it were me, as I seem to shorten every name to something-o. Again, possibly not a winner.

I know a lovely grown up Aubrey and like that a lot too. Aubs is a cute baby nn.

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