Please help DH and I come to a decision on our final list.

(53 Posts)
CourgetteSmuggler Mon 16-Sep-13 17:40:35

Girls:

Bonnie
Mabel
Sadie
Esme

Boys:

Zachary
Rory
Sonny
Dexter

We are keeping our name choices from family and friends as we want it to be a complete surprise but can't come to a conclusion together.

Looking for a general public consensus so would you please be able to number them 1-4 from most favourite to least. smile

whattodoo Mon 16-Sep-13 17:42:12

Bonnie
Esme
Sadie
Mabel

Rory
Zachary
Sonny
Dexter

AllDirections Mon 16-Sep-13 17:46:16

Sadie
Bonnie
Esme
Mabel

Zachary
Dexter
Rory
Sonny

peachmint Mon 16-Sep-13 17:48:13

Bonnie
Esme
Sadie
Mabel

Zachary
Rory
Dexter
Sonny

FriedSprout Mon 16-Sep-13 17:49:24

Esme
Bonnie

Rory
Zachary

charleslingus Mon 16-Sep-13 17:49:34

Mabel
Esme
Sadie
Bonnie

Sonny
Dexter
Zachary
Rory

Solaia Mon 16-Sep-13 17:51:13

Esme

Rory

I'm not too sure about any of the rest, I'm really sorry! I think those two are fab tho.

peachypips Mon 16-Sep-13 17:51:59

Sadie
Bonnie
Esme
Mabel

Sonny
Rory
Zachary
Hate Dexter sorry!

friendlyguy1000 Mon 16-Sep-13 17:53:36

I suggest that you get a dice and roll it, 1 to 4 you get a name, if you roll a 5, you go out together for the evening, if you roll a 6, you stay in together and go to bed early! great fun can be had by all, either you get a name, or you have fun together! what can be better!

MarianneBrandon Mon 16-Sep-13 17:57:30

Esme
Bonnie
Sadie
Mabel

Rory
Zachary
Dexter
Sonny

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 16-Sep-13 18:02:09

Dexter is bad. Sonny and Bonnie are far, far worse. The others are ok.

Frikadellen Mon 16-Sep-13 18:07:42

Sadie
Mabel
Esme
Bonnie

Zachary
Dexter
Sonny


Rory ( I really loathe that name and EVERY one I meet are so obnoxious)

Cassieyellow Mon 16-Sep-13 18:17:43

Esme
Sadie
Mabel
Bonnie

Rory
Zachary
Dexter
Sonny

CourgetteSmuggler Mon 16-Sep-13 18:18:12

Okay so by the looks of it, Mabel and Dexter are out. This process of elimination is working well

I think we will go with Zachary for a boy, still undecided for the girls name. I LOVE Bonnie and it goes really well with our surname as it's Scottish. Is Esme too overused?

Saffyz Mon 16-Sep-13 18:22:55

Mabel
Sadie
Bonnie
Esme

Rory
Zachary
Dexter
Sonny

everlong Mon 16-Sep-13 18:41:00

Esme
Dexter

I do quite like Bonnie also.

NachoAddict Mon 16-Sep-13 18:44:12

Esme
Sadie
Mable
Bonnie

Zachary
Sonny
Dexter
Rory

Beamur Mon 16-Sep-13 18:47:36

Sadie
Bonnie
Esme
Mabel (please no)

Rory
Sonny
Dexter
Zachary

TheLightPassenger Mon 16-Sep-13 18:48:07

Girls - not that keen on any of them, sorry, but
1)Sadie 2)Bonnie 3)Esme 4)Mabel

Boys - All lovely except Sonny.

Bowlersarm Mon 16-Sep-13 18:50:48

Sadie or Esme

Rory or Zachary

Coconutty Mon 16-Sep-13 18:52:56

Sadie or Mabel and then Dexter.

I have never met a Rory that wasn't a total pain.

CourgetteSmuggler Mon 16-Sep-13 19:03:10

Okay, definitely going to go with Zachary.

What would you choose between Bonnie and Sadie?

I think Esme is going to be too overdone because of Twilight and I also wouldn't want any pronunciation problems (for starters DH likes 'Ez-may' I like 'Ez-me')
I really like Mabel, but I like the others more so that should come off too.

It's a cut throat business.

Beamur Mon 16-Sep-13 19:29:10

I don't think I can choose between them - both good names. Why not have a joint preferred name and decide when baby arrives? I had a 'shortlist' of about 4 names we liked the most, but then chose a name from the 'longlist' that we thought hadn't made the cut.
Love DD's name and it suits her perfectly.

CourgetteSmuggler Mon 16-Sep-13 20:55:47

Thanks Beamur.

With DD she didn't have a name for 3 days as we were so disorganised.

In hoping that finding out the gender this time will cut our problem in half!

peachypips Mon 16-Sep-13 21:24:54

Funnily enough our cat is called Sadie and DS1 is called Zachary! I like Sadie and Bonnie equally- I think they are lovely and underused. I don't know any Sadies (apart from the cat) and I know one adult Bonnie. There are two Esmes at our toddler group.

CourgetteSmuggler Tue 17-Sep-13 10:02:52

I think it's a two horse race between Sadie and Bonnie.
I do have a problem with each though..

Would Bonnie be too childish for when She's an adult?
Is Sadie a bit 'chavvy'? blush

CarriMarie Tue 17-Sep-13 10:47:58

Bonnie or Zachary. Bonnie is fine for an adult, I know a teenage one and it suits her.

peachypips Tue 17-Sep-13 13:36:08

I am not chavvy I don't think and I like Sadie!

CourgetteSmuggler Tue 17-Sep-13 14:40:22

Haha Peacy I quite like names that have been around for a good 200 years but Sadie doesn't sound like it has. hmm.

MortifiedAdams Tue 17-Sep-13 14:42:12

Sadie rather than Bonnie.

And Id gofor Zac just Zac.

superlambanana Tue 17-Sep-13 14:42:34

I like Bonnie smile

jalapeno Tue 17-Sep-13 17:14:49

Esme
Mabel
Sadie
(Bonnie)

Rory
Zachary
(Sonny
Dexter)

Really don't like the names in brackets! Others are good, really like the top two in each list.

CourgetteSmuggler Tue 17-Sep-13 17:16:40

Oh dear I'm so torn between the girls names. confused

We will put Zachary on the birth certificate and use Zach for short so if He ever felt he needed a longer first name he could go back to it.

Thank you for all your help so far smile

curlew Tue 17-Sep-13 17:17:34

Esme or Mabel, Rory or Zachary.

The rest aren't names for human beings.

curlew Tue 17-Sep-13 17:18:39

Bonnie's a nickname- not a name for an adult woman.

curlew Tue 17-Sep-13 17:27:00

Oh, God, I though I'd be helpful by finding out what Bonnie Langford's ral name is- Bonita Malody Lysette. Makes Bonnie sound OK, though.........!

curlew Tue 17-Sep-13 17:27:45

Bonnie Tyler is Gaynor.

peachypips Tue 17-Sep-13 17:35:05

Our Zachary is called Zach normally. Just happened like that.
My adult friend who is called Bonnie is actually called Bonita. She is always Bonnie though and it is fine.

Coconutty Tue 17-Sep-13 18:53:10

I know a Bonnie who married a Mr Tyler.

Yep, really.

Think Zachary is awful, Zak is a bit better but I think Zachary is just dire, too 1980's.

Coconutty Tue 17-Sep-13 18:53:25

My Bonnie friend is a Bonita too btw.

peachypips Tue 17-Sep-13 18:57:27

I have just written the post above that my DS is called Zachary. Now, I know that we all have different taste, but why would you say it is awful in such a vehement way when I've just written that my DS is called that!!

Coconutty Tue 17-Sep-13 20:02:16

Sorry Peachypips I didn't see that until I had posted.

My DS name gets a regular slating on here and I ignore it but I genuinely didn't mean to offend you.

elcranko Tue 17-Sep-13 20:42:51

Mabel
Esme
Sadie
Bonnie

Rory
Sonny
Zachary
Dexter

AllDirections Tue 17-Sep-13 21:37:46

Zachary is my all time favourite boy's name and DDs 2&3 would have both been Zachary. DD2 is now 13 so it's been my favourite for a long time and I would still give it to a boy if I had one now which is sadly not going to happen sad

whatagreatname Tue 17-Sep-13 21:40:14

Mabel & Sonny

bundaberg Tue 17-Sep-13 21:42:42

Esme
Mabel
Bonnie
Sadie

Sonny
Zachary
Rory
Dexter

CourgetteSmuggler Wed 18-Sep-13 07:13:44

Okay, scrap the girls names for a moment, what do you think of Florence?

Was my great nans name so in the family and has nice florrie/flo alternatives if the full name wasn't used.

I don't like bonita sad

Iamgoodbutnotanangel Wed 18-Sep-13 08:48:00

Sadie
Bonnie
Esme
Mabel

Rory
Zachary
Sonny
Dexter

Britishseamonkey Wed 18-Sep-13 09:41:33

Sadie
Bonnie
Mabel
Esme ( overused)

I like Dexter and Rory equally ( a lot!)
I don't like Sonny at all ( sorry) and think Zachary is nice but be aware it's be Zack as soon as he hit school age

Britishseamonkey Wed 18-Sep-13 09:42:44

I work in theatre
Florrie means fluorescent light bulb to me....

curlew Wed 18-Sep-13 10:23:36

Florence is fab. I know a lovely baby Floss......

SkodaLabia Wed 18-Sep-13 11:37:04

An argument in favour of Sadie is that it sounds 1960s to me, like Marnie and Stella.

HeyJudith Wed 18-Sep-13 11:44:52

I'm not keen on Sadie, OP you thought it maybe a bit "chavvy" and much as I don't like myself for thinking like that... that's what I do think of the name too. It's a naughty girls name blush oh I've really crossed the line now haven't I! I also think it's a meh-name, sort of made up without any great substance.

Bonnie and Florence are both lovely.
Rory and Zachary are great too.

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